Make the Most of Strawberry Season


Sweet strawberries are in season and I'm eating as much as possible while I can. Here are a few of my favorite ideas for incorporating strawberries in cocktails, salads and sandwiches.

  1. Strawberry-Infused Mint Julep: Learn how to make strawberry-infused bourbon, and then make a strawberry mint julep! These pretty pink drinks are strong yet refreshing.
  2. Strawberry, Basil and Goat Cheese Panini: A simple, gourmet panini sandwich stuffed with strawberry, basil and goat cheese, served with balsamic honey sauce. No panini press required!
  3. Strawberry, Quinoa and Chopped Spinach Salad: An irresistible chopped strawberry and spinach salad with quinoa, perfect for springtime.
  4. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet and Spicy Walnuts: A light and summery strawberry spinach salad with sweet and spicy walnuts, goat cheese and balsamic vinaigrette.

    Contributing Editor, Kate Taylor, is a 20-something photographer and vegetarian cook from Oklahoma. She lives in Kansas City with her quirky black and white mutt, Cookie. Her blog, Cookie and Kate, is all about celebrating good food—real, sustainable food that delights the senses and nourishes the body. Kathryne is an avid supporter of the occasional indulgence and enjoys nothing more than eating good food in good company.