Monday, May 31, 2010

Philly Fresh

The first trip to the farmer's market is always a treat, even more so with my sister and her delicious child for company.  At the Glenside Farmer's Market, just north of Philadelphia, I couldn't resist a green corrugated carton of the juiciest just picked strawberries, as far removed from those ginormous, woody supermarket berries as apples are from oranges. 

Another salad: candy sweet strawberries, slightly tart dressing, creamy goat cheese and toasty walnuts--perfection!

Strawberry Salad
Serves 4

2 c. stawberries, hulled, divided
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1 T dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 c. mild flavored oil
1/4 c. walnut oil
1 5 oz. log of goat cheese, crumbled
3/4 c. chopped walnuts, toasted
6 oz. greens--baby arugula and spinach are nice

Blend 1 c. strawberries with next 5 ingredients in food processor.  With motor running, add oils.  Taste for balance and seasoning.  Slice remaining cup of strawberries.  Arrange greens on plates.  Top with goat cheese, walnuts, strawberries and dressing.