Monday, June 27, 2011


As I mentioned in my earlier post, we picked strawberries at Meuer Farms in Brothertown, WI.  A darling little place that overlooks Lake Winnebago.  They harvest 5 different varieties of strawberries.  Each variety serves it's purpose for canning, freezing, eating fresh, ect.  We picked two different varieties.  One for fresh eating and one for freezing.  All berries are free of herbicides and pesticides.  The farm offers family fun such as farm animals, duck races, pumpkin sling shots, and a corn maze.  Last night i made an off the cuff dessert that I think turned out very well and resembled a "Larabar."



-1.5 cups pitted dates
-1/4 cup raw macadamia nuts
-2 tblsp. raw unsweetened, flaked coconut
-1/4 tsp. cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. vanilla or vanilla bean
-pinch of sea salt
-1.5 cups strawberries hulled and sliced

1.  Pulse dates, nuts, coconut, cinnamon, vanilla, and salt in a food processor until combined.
2.  Press the date mixture into the bottom of a 9 by 9 pan or a pie pan.
3.  Mash half the strawberries and spread on top of the date mixture.
4.  Top with the remaining sliced strawberries.
5.  Sprinkle with flaked coconut and cinnamon.  (optional)
6.  Slice and serve.

ENJOY!  Eat Well & Be Happy:)

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