Thursday, June 4, 2009

I *Heart* Berries

In fact, the whole family does.

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!


Anonymous said...

Oh yum delicious! I love berries in salad.I will try this recipe you posted though.Havent put them in with feta before.Where have I been, Im Greek,LOL

The Pink Birdhouse said...

That picture of the berries makes me want to go out and get some!! Wish I had checked your block but half an hour ago, I was just at the store and could have indulged myself!! Love the recipe, I am going to try that one. YUM!! Debby

the wild raspberry said...

that fruit looks berry good :)
my family and i love all the berries too. mmmmm.

Jamie said...

Those look heavenly! We love berries too, but I have never had them in a salad. Your recipe look really yummy. The food that signifies summer for me is fresh off the vine tomatoes. We always had a garden growing up and tomatoes at every meal:) Love, Jamie

Caleen said...

I love Strawberries and we have a plentiful crop around here.. I love that salad with the poppy seed dressing.. Oh.. Making me crave it right now! I love your little "art creative" get-together.. Really great idea!! Looks so fun and a French theme! Love it!

Brandy Faulkner said...

Yum! I'm going to try that ricipe!


Lori said...

we are eating berries like crazy right now...yummy!!! your salad sounds delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

Your salad sounds delish! I love berries too! Strawberries are probably my least favorite and raspberries my most favorite, but I eat any and all berries!!

Andrea Villarreal said...

We all love berries too. But what really says it's summer to me is sweet white corn! Oh and heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzerella and basil. Yum:)

Elly said...

Hmmm... sounds yummie! Love berries too! Now it's "strawberry-time" in the Netherlands, so I'll try it someday!

cindy said...

Sounds wonderful! Berries are only done better by one thing....fresh, Texas Peaches!!!!! :D


Cheryl Carey Bass said...

I made your salad and it was delicious, but not quite as great as yours...must not have had that special Alisa something! As for the berries, amen! I love berries for summery. Kroger makes the BEST (freakin' addictive) angel food cake. Their sour cream angel food cake is so yummy...and have you ever had their pink lemonade one? De light ful.