Thursday, June 4, 2009
I *Heart* Berries
Berries signify Summer for me. Despite that, we eat them year round. But, our intake definitely increases in the summertime.
We eat them all kinds of ways. Straight off the plant if you are E... by the handful (literally) if you are a Farmboy. One of our favorite ways is for dessert, on top of a slice of wondrously light and fluffy Angel Food Cake. The other night I made fruit and yogurt parfaits for dessert. They were good. The Farmboy's comment was, "Mmmm, wonderful! So much better than McDonalds." Uhh, yeah. I'll take that as a compliment... regardless of standards.
I love to put strawberries in my salad. Here's a good one...
(measure as you like)
Fresh Baby Spinach
Fresh Strawberries (hulled and quartered)
Sliced Red Onion
Bacon Bits and/or Walnut Pieces
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Toss all of this up with some Poppy Seed Dressing
DIVINE!!! If you need it to be a bit more heartier, slice up a grilled chicken breast and plop it on the top. Again, DIVINE!
So, is there a food that signifies Summer for you? Do tell!