Sweet Strawberry Spinach Salad

sweet strawberry spinach salad recipeSpringtime.  It is the time of year when bluebirds perch atop your shoulders and chirp a sweet melody.  It is the time of year when snows promise to be a thing of the past, and green bursts forth from the dank bleakness of winter brown.  budding flowers on dogwoods and the paler green tips upon conifer branches herald the coming of something grand.

With the coming of increasing temperatures, strawberry plants also are called to renewed vigor as they break dormancy and again send forth their foliage to welcome the strengthening rays of the sun.  But, not only leaves appear!  The perennating buds that were forms with care the previous year also come forth as delicate strawberry flowers.  The buzzing bees find favor therein, and soon the white petals drop and yield a glimpse of red remaining.

Joy comes for many with the first spring harvest of strawberries.  And, what better way to kick off the fun of the coming months than with a great recipe using your freshly-picked strawberries?!  This sweet strawberry spinach salad is just what you need.

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Sweet Strawberry Slush

sweet strawberry slushie recipeSummer breezes may make you feel fine while they stir up the jasmine in your mind, but few things capture the true essence of the sweltering summer sun like sweet and freshly-picked strawberries.  If you have taken the plunge and planted your own patch, you can probably testify to the fact that those little plants are highly productive!  So, what’s a green thumb to do with all the bounty?  Try making this sweet strawberry slush recipe, for starters!  It is simple, cold, and makes fantastic use of those fine red fruits!

And, of course, don’t forget that this is just one of many extraordinary recipes available for your enjoyment on StrawberryPlants.org. There are even many other beverage recipes! If you are looking for other culinary uses for your extra strawberries, be sure to see the complete Strawberry Recipes section.

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