Too Many Strawberries?

What!  How could you have too many strawberries?

Oh.  You took the kids strawberry picking this weekend.  Yes, I understand.  They do grab berries at alarming rates, don’t they…

And now you’ve had your fill of strawberry shortcake, strawberry smoothies, strawberries and cream, strawberries on your corn flakes.   What else could you possibly do with a strawberry?

How about tossing some in your salad?  When combined with a mix of velvety soft buttercrunch and crispy firm spinach leaves from the garden — they make for the most delectable lunch. 

Looks good, doesn’t it?  It is.  The secret to this salad’s appeal is the striking  contrast between fresh tangy berry and sweet mild goat cheese.  It’s melt in your mouth good.  Check my recipe section for details!

First time I realized strawberries made a wonderful addition to salads was dinner at my cousin Nancy’s home.  She added nuts along with a variety of fresh ingredients, but for me, the strawberries were the main attraction. 

Of course, the joy of picking them ourselves added to the pleasure!  This little guy just looks like he’s having fun, doesn’t he?

He was, we were…  Picking your own fruits and veggies is great fun for the entire family.  To find a u-pick farm near you–check this great website

Then you too, may find yourself in the midst of a sea of berries.   Gorgeous, isn’t it?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. prayersfromthepeanutgallery
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 10:40:56

    Yum, and yum. Very inspiring, although we couldn’t grow strawberries where we are. Our latest strawberry fixation is to dip them in Nutella. Better than any store-bought cookies out there. Nice post!


  2. kimberly
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 15:34:21

    Yes, a sea of strawberries, but I’m still a firm believer of “never enough” when it comes to this delicious fruit! Your salad looks yummy!


  3. Hanni
    Feb 28, 2011 @ 21:04:53

    Lovely! The strawberry field is so amazingly TIDY. 🙂 I’ll be waiting for months yet for fresh strawberries, so enjoy yours! They look delicious.


  4. Alex
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 17:44:06

    Is that the cheese that tastes so good?


  5. Heather
    Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:15:31

    Great Ideas!!
    Going home and making a nice large salad with fresh berries tonight!


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