Archive for July 2nd, 2007


tis the season

July 2, 2007

I love that when we invite our friends over for a pizza party, some of them bring us big bags of lettuce that was plucked from the earth less than an hour prior to her arrival, AND it has the added bonus of having a mess of garlic scapes on the bottom of the bag for us to enjoy with our dinner tomorrow. I can’t wait to find out what they taste like!

I love that amazing things are coming from the earth right now. The fiddleheads have about passed us by, but we’re right in the midst of strawberry season. Next week I’ll buy around 5 or 6 quarts of them, save one for eating, and hull and freeze the rest of them so that we can have strawberry pancakes and margaritas and smoothies many times between now and next strawberry season.

Within the next few weeks all of the summer vegetables will become available, and as mother nature also likes to save the best for last, as the summer draws to a close, the sweetest treats ever are ready to be harvested. Maine blueberries are perhaps my favorite locally grown thing. I buy lots and lots of them to freeze – as a helpful baking hint, frozen berries work much better in pancakes and muffins.

What special things are unique to your corner of the globe?