Strawberry Puff Bites w/ Lavender Rosemary Black Tea Reduction {Recipe}

Serves: (serves 1)
  • 1 strawberry
  • ¼ teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup earl grey tea
  • 2 small sprigs rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon Herbes de Provence
  • 1 square Puff Pastry (about 3 inches square)
  1. Cut two quarter-sized circles of puff pastry and cook according to package instructions.
  2. Add rosemary and Herbes de Provence to hot earl grey and microwave for 30 seconds. Transfer to small pan and reduce for 5 minutes.
  3. Smash strawberry and stir in brown sugar until combined.
  4. Place one puff pastry circle on plate (or chinese spoon), top with smashed strawberry mixture, drizzle tea mixture, and top with remaining puff pastry circle.


Make plenty of tea for the amuse bouche, so you have enough to make the cocktail, as well. I’ve had this one both warm and cold, both are good options!

One Shade of Grey

by Kirk Blackmon

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1 cup of Earl Grey tea
  • 1 cup of Gin
  • 4 teaspoons Chambord


Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled 3/4 with ice. Strain into 4 martini glasses.

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You’ll have to wait a little longer for the remaining courses, but I’ll leave you with the December ingredients for Meatless Mondays from A-Z!! Just three again this month, so you have some extra time to relax for the Christmas and New Years holidays.


I’ll admit that I’m most excited about the first week – I love the green of pistachios!

  • December 3: Pistachio
  • December 10: Quinoa
  • December 17: Radish


Questions for you:

  • How was your Thanksgiving?! Did you go shopping on Black Friday?
  • Do you enjoy cooking for friends & family?
  • Which #MMAZ ingredient are you most excited about?

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  1. says

    Greg and I agreed that out of ALL of the meals we ate in Colorado, this one was the BEST. Everything was so delicious!
    I loved the strawberry puff bite, and bought some “fillo” (as they call it by Fillo Factory) sheets as soon as I got home (I hope they work the same- it’s all they had at my organic grocer) because I want to re-create this. I might have to make 20 of them though and eat them as a meal. :)
    Thanks so much again for hosting us- you guys are amazing and I love you lots!!
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    • says

      That is SUCH a huge compliment – thank you!! Fillo isn’t the same, but I bet it will still taste great. It will stay mostly flat, instead of puffing up. Both delicious though!

  2. says

    Pistachios next week? Hmmm…My brain’s already storming. And now I know was an amuse-bouche is, I’d never heard of it before. Clearly I need to spend more time in Europe. Yup, definitely the called-for solution.
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    • says

      Me too – I don’t think I’ve ever really done anything creative with pistachios before. I love them as a snack though!

      And yes, more time in Europe sounds like a great solution. I’m surprised they didn’t have one at the pushstart dinner you went you, actually!

  3. Ashley @ Freckles and Spice says

    I’m so impressed with kirk’s mad kitchen skills. You gotta good my friend.
    I’m next in line to come visit.
    I did not go shopping on black friday. I was working at the coffee shop and I thought we would have so many more customers coming into fuel but it was sooo slow.
    I love cooking for people – I get stressed about it sometimes but I love makeing people happy through food.
    All those ingredients are awesome – maybe radish is what I am excited about most.
    Ashley @ Freckles and Spice recently posted…Meatless Monday: Roasted Parsnip, Leek, and Jerusalem Artichoke SoupMy Profile

    • says

      I know it! I think we both just learned it along the way, it wasn’t something we did when we were first married. I always cooked, but only from recipes. :)


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