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eSmart Tax Celebrates Our Upcoming Hometown Strawberry Festival

The Month of May is National Strawberry Month. 

Strawberries are definitely a fruit to celebrate because they're packed with nutrition. According to WebMD, strawberries are "packed with vitamins, fiber, and particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. They're a sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie food. They are among the top 20 fruits in antioxidant capacity and are a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving -- about eight strawberries -- provides more vitamin C than an orange."

In our hometown of Virginia Beach, we celebrate by hosting a Strawberry Festival during Memorial Day Weekend. Here are a few recipes that have been featured in the Strawberry Festival.

Strawberry Angel Cake – Pungo Strawberry Festival

1 (10-inch) angel food cake, bought or homemade

11/4 box fresh strawberries

1/4 cup sugar or sweetener

1/2 cup sour cream

1 cup whipping cream, whipped

Directions

 

  1. Slice cake horizontally into 3 layers. Reserve 1 cup strawberries.
  2. In large mixing bowl, mash remaining berries with sugar. Add sour cream and whipped cream.
  3. To construct cake, place largest layer on cake plate and top with strawberry mixture. Continue to layer cake slices and strawberry mixture, ending with strawberry mixture.
  4. Cut reserved berries in half to garnish top of cake. Chill well. To serve, garnish middle hole of cake with small bunch of fresh mint.

 

Strawberry Greek Yogurt Delight

2 cups frozen strawberries, thawed

3 T. honey

2 cups Greek yogurt

Instructions

 

  1. Blend together frozen strawberries and 1 T. honey until smooth.
  2. Mix together Greek yogurt and remaining honey.
  3. Layer berries and yogurt in a glass cup.

 

Posted To: The Daily Deduction By: Lauryn on 5/8/2014 02:00:33 PM
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