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I went to the farmer’s market this morning on my way to work. No strawberries. Did I miss them? I hope not because I was planning on making strawberry bruschetta this weekend.
Fresh strawberries in summer are so delicious. Paired with goat cheese (I will order anything on a menu if it includes goat cheese) and spicy arugula and you have a great summer treat that will tempt even the kids. The basil lemonade with vodka is pretty darn good too. I searched out the lemonade recipe after discovering it a restaurant while visiting a friend in Minnesota a few summers back. In my hunt, I ran across both of these in Better Homes and Garden.
Strawberry Goat Cheese Bruschetta
4-oz goat cheese
1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
½ cup arugula
Sea salt or kosher salt
Toast baguette slices under broiler about 1 minute per side, let cool.
Spread each baguette slice with goat cheese, then strawberries
Toss arugula in olive oil and season with salt
Warm under the broiler until cheese is softened, about 2 – 3 minutes.
Top each with arugula
Lemonade and basil scream summer. Put them together, toss in some vodka, and you have a grown-up lemonade!
6 cups cold water
1 can frozen lemonade concentrate
3 T. sugar
Juice from 1 lime
¼ cup packed basil leaves, torn
1 cup vodka (optional)
Lemon slices and basil leaves for garnish
Combine all ingredients (minus garnish) and serve over ice garnished with lemon slice and basil leaves. [Note: Crystal Light is a good sugar free option to replace the lemonade concentrate and sugar.]