"You can get really creative with strawberries and blueberries," said Justin Timineri, Executive Chef and Culinary Ambassador, Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer Services. "They can be tossed into salads or yogurt, marinated in teriyaki sauce and served with grilled meats, or turned into delicious snacks like these."
Not only do they taste good, they're good for you. Blueberries are good for your eyes and memory, and they have antioxidants, which may prevent some types of cancer. Strawberries have vitamin C and fiber, which is good for your digestive system and helps you feel full.
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Strawberry Mascarpone Panini
Yield: 4 servings
Grown-Up Alert: Supervise younger children when using the panini maker or griddle.
|8||slices fresh bread (1/2 inch thick)|
|1/2||cup mascarpone cheese|
|1/2||pound Florida strawberries, hulled and sliced thin|
|Confectioners' sugar for dusting|
|2||tablespoons unsalted butter, melted|
Heat a panini press or griddle over medium heat.
Spread a thin layer of mascarpone on top of each bread slice.
Add an even layer of strawberries to 4 bread slices. Use the other 4
slices of bread to top the sandwiches.
Brush sandwiches with butter and grill or press until golden, about
Transfer panini to cutting board and dust with confectioners' sugar. Serve warm.