Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I meant to get this posted earlier today for ABC Wednesday but the day slipped away. E is for Eating local--and that's what we do this time of year. Everything is so fresh and tasty--and often free.
Gathering lettuce, radishes and basil from the pots on the deck for a salad...
Cooking with apples from my sister's tree and blackberries from the corner of the yard. Or driving out to a farm stand for tomatoes, corn and summer squash...
All these ways of getting food are so pleasing.
These photos are from a friend's garden. She is actually farming in her back yard. These are her tomatoes and chard and pattypan squash. The colours of these foods are so beautiful; not to mention the taste.
This year it's even been hot enough to grow eggplant. Isn't its flower just gorgeous?
Come winter, eating local is more limited, although still possible. But I much prefer the foods of August and September. What's your favourite local food?
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