As I have said many times over, I am a bore. My thought of a great evening is sitting down and reading a non-fiction book, especially when it is either food related or New England related. That includes the history of towns or fishing off the Yankee shoreline or even age old conflicts between the Native Americans and the Puritans. I love reading about native American foodstuffs and how they prepared their diets. One of the things that interested me was reading how they would crush wild strawberries and mix it with ground, dried corn. This resulted in a reddish, wet cornmeal that they would then place on a heated rock next to a fire and cook, something reminiscent of a hoe cake of old. While thinking about that the other day, I thought that something as simple as combining bread and strawberries would make a "clean and simple" breakfast. So here it is, and you really can't get any simpler or have a crispier, neater taste.
I realize this recipe isn't a Michelin-star dish, but I beg to say that anytime you use fresh strawberries in any dish, it is worthy of a star, maybe two.
For 4 people