5 Things Which Are In Season

Friday, June 24, 2011

Just thought I'd enumerate a few healthy things to eat which happen to be in season at the moment:

1) Spinach. Spinach is just fantastic. It's such a versatile and nutritious green. Salad, check. Add it to marinara with a bit of bacon or ham, check. Sautee it in a bare teaspoon of olive oil with garlic, check. Make palak curry with it, check. I just love spinach.

2) Tomatoes - they're starting to ripen, soon they will be gracing my plate daily. My tomato plants...yum.

3) Cantaloupe and other melons - MELONS RULE! They are not just breakfast food, they're lunch dinner and dessert food. Add a paper-thin slice of prosciutto and they are haute cuisine. Regardless, they're nutritious and delicious and perfect RIGHT NOW.

4) Squash - Summer squash are just coming into season, but I'm happy to get the jump on them. I love 'em quartered and grilled with lemon juice, salt, and pepper on them.

5) Strawberries - Delicious, ripe, and nutritious. Now is the time to abuse them mightily.
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    Grilled peaches! Woot!
    3685 days ago
    Aside from the melon (ick!) I just bought all these yesterday. The squash are for grilling tomorrow... I'll have to try using lemon juice. My tomato plant has like a billion little green babies. I have my eye on one that's slightly reddish. lol Oh, and some nectarines and peaches are coming into season now as well. Yum for fresh produce!!!
    3685 days ago
    I love all these things.. YUM!!
    3685 days ago
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