Celebrate with organic fruit desserts and drinks! Make your Fourth fun, or bust out the berries for barbecues this summer. The Star Stack brings fruit fireworks to any meal (makes an extremely festive breakfast) on the Fourth of July -- a buttermilk scone, topped by organic fruit gelatin, with blueberry whipped cream as the surprise finish. Juice your berries and try different flavors each time you prepare this. Our Stephanie invented the star-struck, make-ahead recipe.
Conclude your meal luxuriously, any time in the spring or summer, with a distinctive dish of warm strawberries. The flavors of vanilla, balsamic vinegar, red wine, and butter set off the warm berries -- with frozen yogurt as the contrast. Renee found Vanilla-Roasted Strawberries with Balsamic Wine Sauce in Cooking Light and added her own touches.
Hot day? Try this cool drink of Strawberry-Mint Lemonade. Muddle the mint and macerate the strawberries the night before. In the morning take the "slow food" or the easy route for making lemonade -- then enjoy this most summery of drinks. Submitted by our community member, Ethel, based on The Garden of Eating recipe. Wishing you a Glorious Fourth, and the sweetness of berries all summer long.