We live near an Amish community. Which is excellent for many reasons including pie, farm fresh everything, and strawberries. I had the opportunity recently to buy a flat of strawberries. A flat is somewhere around 8-12 pounds as I understand it. I kept most of the first flat, using what I could before they became over-ripe. I made freezer jam, strawberry syrup for pancakes and waffles, we ate them in salads, on shortcake and straight out of the bowl.Β April 2013 040

The second flat I got was pretty ripe from the get-go, so I gave a bunch away and tried to use the rest quickly. My favorite way? With fresh whipped cream and coffee. There are strawberries down there somewhere :).

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What is your favorite strawberry recipe? Here's one for you to try.

Spring Strawberry Salad



1 bag baby leaf spinach

3/4 pound strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup walnuts

1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled

Poppyseed dressing, to taste {like Newman's Own}


Toss all ingredients together and enjoy!

I'm linking up with Weekend Potluck.