Tangy yogurt bursting with the electrifying scent of tart lemon.
Mascarpone is a delicious fresh cow's milk cheese -- it tastes like a cross between whipped cream and cream cheese.
The herbaceousness of butter lettuce lends itself perfectly to panna cotta. There is a gentle bitterness that cottons to the fat in the cream here. Then come the strawberries and their bright sweetness. A finish of olive oil, and this truly wows.
If you think the artichokes might be a deal breaker with the kids -- make it anyway!
Besides using this sauce in casseroles and pot pies, spoon it over sliced turkey for a hot turkey sandwich.
I know, I'm pushing it; but sometimes when I do, there is a good outcome. Try it. It is wonderful, if unconventional.