Fresh Carrot & Lime Sodas

Makes 1 pitcher
Ingredients
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
½ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 cup fresh carrot juice
1 cup fresh lime juice
Ice
Seltzer water
Directions

In a medium sauce pan combine the mint, ginger, sugar and water.  Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve all the sugar.  Reduce heat and simmer [...]

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Ginger-Beet Orange Sodas

Makes 1 pitcher

Ingredients
¼ cup tarragon leaves, chopped fine
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
½ cup sugar
¾ cup water
1 medium beet, scrubbed
6 oranges, peeled IceSeltzer water
Directions

In a medium sauce pan combine the tarragon, ginger, sugar and water.  Bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve all the sugar.  [...]

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Rosemary & Roasted Parsnip Maple Sodas with Rosemary Pixie Dust

2 parsnips, chopped
¼ cup turbinado or raw sugar
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup water
Seltzer water
*Rosemary Pixie Dust
Directions
Pre-heat oven to 390°F. In a mixing bowl combine the parsnips, sugar, maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rosemary leaves, then toss together until coated and mixed. Arrange the parsnips on [...]

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Strawberry Sodas

Makes 1 soda
A lovely and seasonal option for sugary sodas, kids and adults won’t be able to refuse this sweet delightful drink that will forever be reminiscent of summer to your palette.
Ingredients
2-3 ounces strawberry puree (recipe follows)
Seltzer water
Ice
Directions
In a glass filled with ice combine the strawberry puree depending on sweetness either 2 or 3 ounces [...]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6
A lovely savory way to enjoy peak berries and even more enjoyed alongside a glass of cold sparkling white or rose wine!
Ingredients
4 cups baby spinach leaves
1 medium or small red onion, halved and sliced thin
10 medium strawberries, quartered
1 cup Bulgarian feta, crumbled
1 cup almonds, toasted and sliced or chopped
Strawberry Almond Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Directions
In a [...]

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Strawberry Vinaigrette

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
2 strawberries, mashed
1 tablespoon shallots, chopped fine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
¼ cup almond oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions
In a medium or small bowl whisk together all ingredients until smooth and emulsified. Toss together with salad or use as a marinade for chicken or fish.

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