Monday, June 30, 2008

I'm Berry Passionate!



Summer months provide wonderful opportunities for BBQs, picnics, and gatherings~
there's nothing better than a fun, festive potluck to celebrate graduations, weddings, birthdays, Independence Day, Labor Day, and family reunions!

Strawberry season brings forth glorious visions of succulent, rosy sweetness dripping with sunshine! Why not create a fantastic STRAWBERRY creation to treat your guests?

Visit www.calstrawberry.com to find out more information about those luscious berries?
Also drop by www.strawberryville.com to check out great kid-friendly berry joy! This is a great interactive site that parents and kids can enjoy and learn together.

Here are some of my Best Berry Recipes to share - feel free to post your favorite in the comments section. One lucky winning entry drawn at random from recipes/comments received will receive a strawberry scented lotion! Winner will be selected at random from all entries received by Saturday, 7/14/08 12 Midnight EST. Winner will be notified. Good luck and enjoy those BERRIES!


STRAWBERRIES WITH BALSAMIC VINEGAR AND MINT

A lovely and light accompaniment for a "ladies lunch" or picnic!

Ingredients:
3 lbs. fresh California Strawberries, hulled and quartered
4 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
5 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. fresh mint leaves, chopped fine

Preparation:
Place the strawberries in a large bowl and add remaining ingredients over top. Stir well to incorporate flavors. Marinate for at least 1 hour, stirring well every 20 minutes.

The vinegar, berry juice, and sugar will combine to create a thick syrup. Try them alone or on top of vanilla ice cream. Garnish with a mint sprig!

4 comments:

Kristina said...

mmm. that sounds good, i'll try that dressing out. i'm always looking for a good salad dressing and strawberries are so versatile

kareng said...

hey I noticed your blog, how come there are no pics of the family? I would love to see them. Hard to believe your "little" ones are so big! Keep working on that kick back and couples only time!

The Little Window Shoppe said...

Yumm!

Kristina said...

A fresh way to mix up your Salsa.

Strawberry Salsa

INGREDIENTS
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
4 roma (plum) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon olive oil

DIRECTIONS
In a large bowl, combine strawberries, tomatoes, chile peppers, garlic, lime juice and oil. Toss all together to mix and coat. Cover dish and refrigerate for 2 hours to chill. Ready to serve!

its really good, try it, not the same old boring tomato salsa, eventhough i love salsa, this is a newer and better way to incorporate strawberries.

Thank you "Berry" much.