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Strawberries- storage tips and recipes

Strawberries-- one of the few fruits we grow!

Strawberries will taste their best at room temperature, but if you must store them, start by getting rid of any damaged berries that will likely spoil the bunch, and place the rest in the refrigerator where you should use them within a day or two.   Do not wash your berries until you&#39;re just about to eat them.   Wash with their caps and stems still attached to keep the water from affecting their texture and flavor, n a bad way. Pinch off the caps with your fingertips, or use a paring knife - to minimize loss of tasty goodness.

 

 

Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese Bruschetta                

adapted from myrecipes.com

 

Ingredients:

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons sherry or white wine vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil

1 teaspoon minced red onion

3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds

1/4 teaspoon Hungarian sweet paprika

1/8 teaspoon salt

6 cups torn salad (about 1 pound)

2 cups halved strawberries

2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

1 (3-ounce) log goat cheese, cut into 6 slices

6 (1-ounce) slices French bread, toasted

 

Directions:

Combine the first 8 ingredients in a jar; cover dressing tightly, and shake vigorously.

Combine the salad and strawberry halves in a large bowl, and toss gently.

 Pour the dressing over the salad mixture, tossing gently to coat. Spoon 1 cup salad onto each of 6 plates;

sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon toasted almonds. Spread cheese over toast slices; top each salad

with 1 bruschetta.

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