My top New Year’s Resolution is to have more fun! I am busy all the time and sometimes it gets in the way of my fun so I resolve to rectify that situation this year and to kick it off on January 2, 2011 I went skiing with Kaitlin and two of my best ski buddies, Lori and Joan. It was a spectacular day; the snow was light, powdery and deep. The air was crisp and cold and you could see those flecks that look like glitter in the air. It could not have been more perfect. We got up early and skied several runs as the crowds were light as well. Because it was the New Year and we are all in the “get healthy” mind set we started the day with this most fantastic breakfast: fat free Greek yogurt, red tart cherries packed in water, a sprinkling of walnuts and a drizzle of honey. Let me tell you about this honey.
My friend Laura Flowers, The Cooking Photographer, presented me with a jar when we met in San Francisco in the fall. It is Knapweed Honey and it is like nothing I have ever tasted. Her little jar label says “This special honey was made in the pristine Northern Idaho forest by bees who visit the purple Knapweed flowers. With its mild flavor, unique sweet tang, and light amber color this honey is a treasure”. And it most certainly is. I have been rationing it out using it only with dishes like this where you can truly taste it. I am unbelievably honored that she bestowed this gift upon me.
This dish makes a delicious dessert too and since we are all watching our weight this time of year it is a guilt free treat. At the end of the day, we collapsed on the couch with sore muscles and great big smiles. What a phenomenal way to implement a New Year’s Resolution. I could get used to this…..Tags: Breakfast, Cherries, dessert, yogurt