I love strawberries and I love blueberries. Serving them this way makes for an easy, tasty, and pretty presentation.

The blueberries are simply rinsed and stemmed. The strawberries are rinsed, topped and cut in half.

Layer in yogurt, whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream and voila!

To add more pizzazz, drizzle in one or both of these sauces.

Easy Blueberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of ifood.tv


3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice

4 teaspoons honey

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger (optional)

2 cups blueberries or 1 package (12 ounces) frozen dry-pack blueberries, thawed

1 teaspoon lime or lemon juice


In a small saucepan, stir together the apple juice, honey, cornstarch, and, if desired, ginger until the cornstarch dissolves.

Add the blueberries, then bring to a simmer over moderate heat; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice.


Easy Strawberry Sauce

Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com


16 ounces strawberries, fresh or frozen (unsweetened, thawed)

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons maple syrup


Puree strawberries to a chunky puree. Heat them in a small saucepan over a low flame, until they are just warm. Stir in lemon juice and maple syrup.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size about 1/3 cup)

Happy 4th!