by Lauren Slaff

(four to six servings)

ice cream


1 pint ripe strawberries*, sliced

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

3 sprigs of fresh tarragon



In a mixing bowl, combine berries, vinegar, sugar and one sprig of tarragon. Allow to sit at room temperature for at least a half hour, ideally about 2 hours, stirring occasionally to help marry flavors. Remove sprig of tarragon. Remove leaves from other two tarragon sprigs and toss with berry mixture. Spoon over vanilla ice cream. Or anything else for that matter, it’s that good!

*Tip: plan to make this dessert the same day you grab those gorgeous alpine berries at the market. Refrigerating is a n