Strawberry shortcake is such a refreshing spring/summer dessert.
And I’m so excited it is finally summer! Summer time means strawberries and strawberries mean strawberry shortcake! When I was little my Great Grandma took me strawberry picking every year. We even went picking after she lost her leg to diabetes! We brought her a stool to sit on and her and I would crawl through the field picking and picking. I remember rummaging through the fields with the smell of fresh strawberries filling the air. After we picked to our hearts content we took our bounty back home to make strawberry jam. To this day whenever I smell strawberries I think back to those days spent in the fields and in the kitchen with my Great Grandma.
Eric and I usually make jam around Christmas time, so I wanted to make a cake during the summer instead of jam. And thus this vegan strawberry shortcake was born! The cake and frosting work perfectly together along with the fresh strawberries. Look at these deliciuos berries and creamy frosting!
Strawberries aside…it has been so long since I have posted a blog entry! Our lives have been incredibly busy and hectic. I can’t remember the last time I was this busy (maybe while preparing for my candidacy exam). I’m going to try to start posting more regularly and updating on what’s going on in our lives!
Right now I’m finishing up my internship at Walt Disney Imagineering. It has been such a blast working here and I hope I get the opportunity to come back one day. I never thought how many projects there were for a chemist at Disney, but now I really see the importance. I worked on so many amazing things and my team and mentor were AMAZING. I feel so lucky to have been able to participate. I guess now it’s back to finish up my Ph.D. and hopefully finish up in a year. Phew this year is going to be soooo busy! But it will be so great. Until next time! <3