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Mid-week markets in full swing

Stop by your local mid-week farmer's market and enjoy the bounty they have to offer.  Asparagus is still coming strong and strawberries are here as well.  I've heard that blueberries are starting to crop up, but haven't seen any myself yet.  If you find some, let me know which vendors have them so I can run right over!

Last weekend while traveling through Illinois, where things are just a bit ahead of us I had some freshly made strawberry sangria at a restaurant and was inspired to come home and mix up a batch myself.

Here's my recipe:

4 oz rose or red wine; 4 oz white wine; 2 oz vodka; 2 cups chopped strawberries

Stir together in a pitcher and chill for several hours or overnight

When ready to serve, place some ice in a glass, add 1-2 additional freshly chopped strawberries, fill glass halfway with sangria, top off with sparkling water or ginger ale.  Serve with a fresh strawberry for garnish.

Once you've tried it you'll find all sorts of variations adding other fruit and garnishes.

Just watch out if you're in the heat and sun while enjoying this goes down pretty darn smoothly and might catch up with you later.

I also made a non-alcoholic version for the kids using sparkling grape juice, strawberries and sparkling water--they loved it.




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