Last Sunday was my last day at work before the change over of new doctors. It's been six months of adjusting to the pace of a busy department, large personalities and breaking points . It's also been a year of friendships, team work, growth (both personally and academically) and the greatest of lessons from the littlest of characters.

I am both happy and sad to see it finish.

That gorgeous sun and heat and (now) the welcomed cool of rain today has been making the transition a whole lot easier and tucking into this sweet number today sure played its part too. This recipe is fuss-free, so simple to put together and easily one of my favorite summer desserts to date. A keeper for sure.

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Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar

(recipe from Ina Garten)


4 pints (8 cups) fresh strawberries, sliced thick

5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (use the best you have)

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 pints vanilla ice cream, for serving

Freshly grated lemon zest, for serving

Thirty minutes to an hour before serving: combine the strawberries, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and pepper in a bowl.

Set aside at room temperature.

Place a serving of the strawberries in a bowl with ice cream on top.

Dust lightly with lemon zest. (The best part!)


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