Wednesday, July 16, 2008
It's the first time in my life that my vegetable and fruit diet is based almost entirely on what's in season. When you go to the supermarket you can't really tell what's being grown now and what comes from greenhouses or is imported from all over the world.
I now know that in the summer you eat tomatoes (in this case until you get completely sick of them because we have plenty), cucumbers, zucchinis, ocra, beans, artichokes, corn, potatoes, green beans, prickly pears, figs, pears, watermelon...
There is something magical about waiting for the fruits to be ripe, and about being able to associate the seasons with the smell and taste of what's available at that particular time of the year.