As promised in my last post. I don't have an ice cream scoop (another gadget for the list), but a melon baller worked nicely, especially when serving dessert in a champagne glass. The little spoon is from my East Bay Restaurant Supply haul. The Waterford glass and Havilland dish are from my great-grandmother's house; I have eight of the glasses and the entire set of dishes: 12 place settings of dinner plates, salad plates, saucers, bowls and serving dishes, all transported box-by-box as carry-ons every time I go home or Mom visits. I think there's maybe two boxes left. Awesome.
I kicked myself for not saving out a strawberry for garnish, but raspberries and mint from my yard are good stand-ins, and the raspberries provided a nice flavor contrast to the strawberry. Yes, I ate this as soon I was done shooting it. Very tasty! I think I will cut down on the sugar next time the berries were plenty sweet to start with and maybe up the balsamic; I couldn't really taste it.