Strawberry Fields Forever

Fresh local strawberries definitely fall in the 'I'm just going to pop these straight from the pint into my mouth' category, but they also serve as the better halves to many different spring market finds!  Here are some of our favorite combinations

Strawberries + Spinach: Ripe sweet strawberries combine beautifully with fresh and slightly bitter greens. Top with a cheese of your choosing: whether crumbled blue cheese, fresh goat cheese, or grated parmesan!

Strawberries + Rhubarb: Like maple and bacon, strawberries and rhubarb were meant to be together.  For the easiest combo, cook down strawberries and rhubarb into a tart and sweet compote to top ice cream or yogurt.  For a spring classic, bake up a strawberry and rhubarb pie encased in a flaky crust.  For a refreshing (and lactose free) treat, try whipping up a strawberry and rhubarb sorbet. Spoil yourself with some strawberry rhubarb pancakes and start your morning off right.

Strawberries + Anything Creamy: Anyone who has tasted fresh strawberry ice cream knows that tart berries are the perfect complement to creamy desserts and cheeses!  How about some burrata and strawberry bruschetta?  Have a birthday or special occasion coming up?  Try this strawberry whipped cream cake. Or if you want to keep is perfectly simple, try some strawberry milk - it's like a milkshake that counts as breakfast!