Local New Jersey Strawberry Jam

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
½ cup rose wine or water
Directions
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a small sauce pan, continue to boil a few minutes, around 3-4 and then reduce heat to a simmer and let reduce by half until desired consistency, [...]

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Strawberry Shortcake Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients
1 ½ cups fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup turbinado sugar, plus extra
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
½ teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, cold and cubed
½ cup buttermilk
Course sugar for topping
Directions
Preheat oven to 400° F. In a medium bowl combine [...]

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Local Strawberry Week

We all have local strawberries in our communities that we wait all year for and then gorge ourselves with the sweet juicy flavors that are impossible to achieve any other time of the year. This week’s featured recipes are the little beloved gems we call strawberries and our appreciation for the sensational taste they give [...]

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Pumpkin Taquitos with Dried Cherry Mole Sauce

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
2 cups fresh pumpkin, cubed about 1 ½ inches
1 small red shallot, chopped
1 dried chipotle chili (preferably mecca variety), crumbled
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper, freshly grated
Avocado oil
16 soft corn tortillas, small
Maldon salt
Fresh local ricotta cheese
Dried Cherry Mole Sauce (recipe follows)
Directions
Preheat oven to 400°.
Toss together the [...]

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Roasted Carrot & Parsnip, Beef & Sundried Tomato Tacos with Red Chili Parsley Chimichurri

Serves 6-8
Ingredients
1 pound skirt steak
2 medium carrots, cut into thin 2 inch strips
2 medium parsnips, cut into thin two inch strips
½ medium white onion, halved and sliced
½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine (good quality ones)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper, cracked
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
¼ cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped fine
Avocado [...]

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Strawberry Margaritas with Dried Strawberry Lime Salted Rims

Makes 1 margarita
Perfectly simple and delicious, a fresh strawberry margarita says summer like few other things do. With eh addition of the strawberry lime salted rim this drink becomes exquisite
Ingredients

2 ounces tequila (white or pink is best)
1 ounce orange liquor (triple sec or grand marinier type)
Pinch of lime zest
Juice of [...]

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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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