I can honestly say that I have never been a fan of goat cheese (mainly because I am not a fan of goats themselves).

Recently at a dinner party of mine I decided to give goat cheese another try. While preparing the menu I wanted to create a salad that was light and sweet to offset the kick of Pico De Gallo Chicken as the entree.

With Strawberry season coming to a close, I wanted to use them as much as possible along with blueberries.

Here is my creation! Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad!

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Ingredients

  1. Spinach

  2. Strawberries (Cut into smaller pieces)

  3. Blueberries (any other berry works)

  4. Goat Cheese

  5. Sweet Balsamic Dressing (I love Newman’s!)

Tip: To add more crunch, add walnuts!

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Growing up on a farm in Ohio like I did, there are many words to describe the droppings of animals. One in particular that stands out to me is Gooseberries. The Canadian Geese loved to hang out around our farm and swim in the pond down the road. I remember the road being covered in little black balls and my dad would say “look at all those gooseberries!”

Yesterday I came across a new meaning to this hilarious word. It’s an actual berry!

This tomato wannabe loves the warm air and sunshine (much like myself). From beginnings in Brazil, to Peru and eventually to Southern California, Gooseberries pack a punch of tart/sweet flavor.

To tell they are ripe Gooseberries turn from green to a golden/orange color with a tan outer husk. If planted in your home, be sure they get lots of sunlight and room to spread their vines.

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What to do with a Gooseberry you ask? Well I have a couple recipes for you!

  • For the Sweet Tooth

    • Lemon Verbena Tart with Gooseberry Compote

    • Find the link to this delicious recipe here!

  • For the Dinner Table

    • Cape Gooseberry Pico di Gallo over Grilled Chicken

    • Find the link to this hearty recipe here!

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Summer is right around the corner! Are you beach body ready?! Don’t worry we aren’t either. Lets drink to that…

Today on the blog we are featuring our new favorite drink. It’s light, refreshing and perfect for a warm summer evening.

Drumroll please…

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