Each season has it’s special gifts. Strawberries last a few weeks in late spring. Cherries last a few weeks in the summer. Fresh basil is just for warm weather. Kale is sweetest in the fall after a frost. The more we live seasonally the more thankful we become for the little things. It’s about savoring and receiving with thankfulness. Good food doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated. Simple is best, right off the vine. Getting to that simplicity is the problem.
Jennifer R Bartley The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook
This time of year I’m particularly thankful for freshly harvested veggies. We’ve been enjoying delicious fresh salads almost every day, always a perfect paired with just about anything from liver and onions to roasted chicken or even just a simple fried egg.
I’m super excited that the asparagus is coming in. I don’t have a large patch (that will happen in the new garden area), but I have enough for a few meals each spring. My asparagus is planted up in my front foundation garden amongst my perennials.
The morels are also starting to pop up, I harvested only 3 the day before yesterday for a delicious morel and asparagus omelet. I left the rest of them to size up a little before harvesting. We’re lucky because morels grow in our garden. We do still head out hunting in the local are for more, as with most hunters we have our secret hunting grounds!
I’m very thankful for learning to live seasonally. There’s something so wonderful of fresh, in season food. It really does taste best simply prepared, which not only saves time but lets the flavor come through. I’d have to say at the moment asparagus is what I’m really enjoying.
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