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Thursday, April 1, 2010


Spring means we are one step closer to summer and sun-ripened nectarines. It also means it's time to fall in love all over again with artichokes.... fresh plump asparagus ...juicy  sweet  red  strawberries and  many other dishes that celebrate that the spirit of renewal, reawakening and rebirth.

here is a delicious  light  and  easy  to  prepare  salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad 

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 bunches fresh spinach - chopped, washed and dried
  • 1 pint strawberries, halved


  1. Whisk together the sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, poppy seeds, dried onion, paprika, oil and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing, toss lightly and serve. 
  4. ENJOY!!!!


  1. Helga, nice beginning. Just what you need, one more thing to add to your busy life! You better hope for a cool summer because i can see you pulled between time in the pool and time to blog. Nice goin' girlfriend! Happy blogging. :o)

  2. THANK YOU!!!!! this is fun you should start one...

  3. Yeah, that ain't gonna happen. You just go ahead and have enough fun for the BOTH of us! :o)


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