Such a well written article! I tend to eat the foods that are in season, but never made the connection with our nutritional needs for that season. Just this morning I realized I was out of bananas, but told DH I wasn't going for them because we have strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and peaches to eat. What fortunate people we are!!!
My hubby and I spend winters in FL so have an abundance of fresh vegetables and fruits grown there year round. I buy wonderful red peppers for .50 each all winter long. Strawberry season starts in January and by the time we go north in mid April, the season is starting there.
Just talked to our daughter in Columbus, OH who lives in the city but always has a small garden. Yesterday she pickled banana peppers and she told how one Roma tomato plant will probably have about 2 bushels tomatoes on it. She will make her own salsa, gazpacho, etc. That makes me very proud because I always canned a lot of foods.
We are all such blessed people!!!
- 8/3/2009 11:10:01 AM