There are few things I love as much as shopping for strawberries. While I love all berries in general, there’s something to be said for bringing home a package bursting with sweet, juicy, red strawberries. The possibilities seem endless.
They always bring back memories of days at the beach when I was little. My mom would take me to Drakes Bay near San Francisco and strawberries were always on the menu. I would play in the sandy water, jumping waves and squealing every time I felt the slimy, scratchy arm of a seaweed plant stealthily wrap itself around one of my legs. I remember the dizzy feeling of watching the salty water retreat out to sea again and the overwhelming joy when the water left a treasured crustacean behind for me to take home as a trophy.
I would play hard and long in the summer sun, building up an appetite as only a young child can. It was always at just the right moment that my Mama called me for lunch. She seemed to have a knack for knowing when my tummy protested with it’s first, gurgly growl.
It was then that I would go pile my plate high with a mountain of strawberries. Each heavenly, sweet bite was something I savored as if it were my last.
While it’s not quite summer yet, strawberries seem to be popping up in every store I go to at the moment. And far be it from me to pass by one of those little packages of sweet memories.
If you eat as many strawberries as we do in the summer, I have found it invaluable to have a Strawberry Kit (affiliate link) available. I was not paid to say this, I honestly do use a kit just like this one every single summer. It makes the process of cleaning a lot of strawberries so much faster and easier!!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
- Clean Eating Ranch Dressing
- Clean Eating Honey Mustard Dressing
- Clean Eating Balsamic Garlic Cashew Dressing
Clean Eating Strawberry Vinaigrette
Adapted from TasteOfHome.com
(Makes 1 1/3 cups)
- 1/2 pound fresh strawberries
- 2 tablespoon honey (or more to taste if your berries are not ver sweet)
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Adjust honey to taste.