Welcome to a new summer blog series here on The Coachella Valley Art Scene titled, “Foodie Rant with Angie Kat.”
Angie Kat is a guest writer to the CVAS who is passionate about the art of cuisine and making her own recipes from scratch. She is from Palm Springs, is a talented photographer (provides all her own photos featured in the post), makes amazing friendship bracelets, is crafty, a Mommy, and a Farmer’s Market enthusiast.
So, without further ado… I present to you… Angie Kat!!!
Summer & Berries Go Hand & Hand
written by Angie Kat
In my world, food is art. We have to eat right? So why not have fun with it. One of my favorite places to find my colors for my food palette is the Certified Farmers Market, every Saturday morning inside the Palm Springs Mall. Organic freshness at it’s very finest. During the Fall the C.F.M. is also in Old Town La Quinta & Palm Desert. Most everything is picked that very morning or the evening before it comes to market. You can’t get it any fresher than this unless you grow it yourself, that’s another story …
For this recipe I used berries from Jamie’s Farms they are the sweetest most delicious berries ever! You wouldn’t believe the flavor difference in comparison to the grocery store berries. They’re much sweeter and like I said, fresh, pesticide free, pure berries.
Since these desert days are scalding hot it is absolutely impossible to cook anything in the oven at my house. Unless we all want to pretend we’re in a sauna and start splashing water on the hot rocks. Then hell yeah, bring on the oven! BUT since i’m only half crazy I decided to cook this on the grill. Yes the grill! It’s possible, trust me. Just keep an eye on it because i didn’t and the whole house almost burned down! Oh yeah and use a cooking sheet underneath the pan. Good luck, after eating this you may want to have it’s babies and may the force be with you!
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 cup greek yogurt
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (use remaining for toping)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh blackberries
2 cups fresh strawberries