Summer Seasonal Veggies

10 06 2009

Just a friendly reminder about what’s in season here, on our first official full day of summer! Thanks to supermarkets, any item of produce is throughout the year, and sometimes I tend to forget what is at its peak. But there is nothing like biting into a fresh peach at its juiciest.

 

One of the yummiest treats I’ve ever experienced was during my college years, when I had the privilege to live with a roommate whose grandfather was the prize winning tomato grower in Ripley, Tennessee. Whenever she would go to visit in the spring, she’d bring back a bagful of ripe tomatoes. A sliced, salted tomato is one of life’s greatest pleasures. A meal on its own!

 

So if it’s been a while since you’ve picked up one of these items, try and make your shopping this week totally revolve around these summer delicacies.

 

 

Apricots

Basil

Beans

Beets

Berries

Cherries

Corn

Cucumbers

Dates

Figs

Grapes

Mangoes

Melons

Okra

Peaches

Chile Peppers

Sweet Peppers

Plums

Summer Squash

Tomatoes

Watermelon

 

 

For each season in a great chart form from the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture, here are the links for Fruits and Vegetables.

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8 08 2009
Eat Your Veggies! « Sweet Iced Tea

[…] I practically become giddy and can overlook the increase in temperature.  Now, we posted a list of seasonal produce at the beginning of the summer, but I just cannot get past how beautiful and tasty everything was […]

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[…] me, fruits and veggies are so much easier to eat in the summer. After a stroll down to your local square market, nothing sounds better than a fresh tomato salad, […]

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[…] Here are a few of our favorite recipes for dishes containing the Southern trinity.  And since these dishes begin with vegetable bases, they taste delicious, but they’re a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. […]

2 12 2010
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[…] I get so excited when the Harry & David catalogue comes into my mailbox. And I know those on your Christmas list will feel the same way when they receive a box of delicious gourmet fruit or other treats. May we recommend the Fruit of the Month Club? Healthy, decadent, and the gift that keeps on giving, all year long. Keep reading Sweet Iced Tea to find out what fruits are in season. We’ll keep you informed throughout the seasons. […]

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