I’ve been inspired by Rachel Ashwell’s design style, Shabby Chic, for a long time. In her book- which sits in the middle of my coffee table- she says, “Comfort, the beauty of imperfection, the allure of time-worn objects, and the appeal of simple, practical living: These are the cornerstones of…the Shabby Chic style.”
[Photo Credit: Country Cottage One]
If a comfy sun-drenched room- casually draped with strawberry and cream colored accents- is the place to enjoy a long summer night, isn’t a light and fluffy strawberry meringue the perfect dessert to enjoy there?
[Photo Credit: Taste of Home]
Strawberry Meringue Pie [via cooks.com]
- 4 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 pt. strawberries
- Sugar to taste
- 1/2 pt. cream, beaten
Cut strawberries in quarters and sweeten to taste. Let stand. Drain off juice. Spread meringue with a layer of whipped cream, then the strawberries, then the cream.