Just because summer's bounty isn't ripe for the picking doesn't mean there aren't some items that have begun to show their lovely faces! Here are a few things you can start to look for.
- Green Onions
What am I eating right now? Strawberries and asparagus have been wonderful. Today Kroger I picked up asparagus for $1.28lb...wow.
What's in the garden? Lettuce, leeks, peas, carrots and a bounty of herbs are all in the ground and happily soaking up some rays. In three to four weeks I'll be able to start harvesting lettuce and peas. About that time peppers and tomatoes will be ready to go into the ground.
I know it's tempting to eat whatever whenever, but I promise you if you try eating seasonally you'll learn that food really does taste better coming from closer to home!
If you're interested in a seasonal diet I recommend checking out the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It really changed the way I see eating!