Countdown to Strawberry Season with Balsamic Glazed Berry Salad
Photo: Robin Selden

Countdown to Strawberry Season with Balsamic Glazed Berry Salad

It’s hard to believe that strawberry season is only 4-6 weeks away but watch carefully or it may pass you by. The season is so short that we suggest putting your local pick-your-own berry farm on speed dial so you don’t miss it.

When the season finally arrives be sure to dig in deeply (but pick carefully) and grace your meals with strawberries in as many ways as you can. That’s our plan for late May-late June in CT.

strawberry picking in CT
Photo: Liz Rueven

For state by state info. on where to pick berries along with handy harvest calendars be sure to click here.

For a healthy and super easy balsamic glazed strawberry salad, courtesy of Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning, scroll down for the recipe. Pleasantly acidic balsamic glaze and champagne vinegar are softened with rich hazelnuts and salty feta, making this one of our favorite salads.

If you’re sweet tooth has you hankering for a traditional classic like strawberry shortcake (and who could blame you?), click here.

Head’s up: We’re preparing a round-up of some of our favorite cookbooks for you to consider buying for your Mom, Grandma, Savta, sister or loving aunt for Mother’s Day.

Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook

We’ll include this one now since it’s where we found the only strawberry shortcake recipe we’ll ever need (mentioned above). You don’t have to be from CT or even New England to love this celebration of local, seasonal recipes from the Nutmeg state’s top chefs.

Click here to view more on the Connecticut Farm Table Cookbook.


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  1. This sounds delicious! Do you know if there is a kosher certified brand of champagne vinegar? If not, is there an acceptable substitute? Also, do you have a recipe for DIY balsamic glaze? Thanks!!

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