Summer turns to Fall.
And as it does we start saying goodbye to things like squash and tomatoes and hello again to things like kale and collard greens.
I enjoy seasonal eating. I look forward to the first fresh asparagus spear in April and the first vine-ripe tomato in the summer. I like knowing that my eating is in sync with nature.
These days I’m eating lots of fruit–watermelons, cantaloupes, apples and pears. They’re part of what nature provides in late summer. This is not the time for asparagus. It seems to me that it must do a body good to be nourished by the things that are in season where we live, and that are therefore part of our natural diet.
As much as I am enjoying the end of summer goodies, I’m delighted to see the kale and collards maturing.
I brought in the first batch today. I can’t wait to try them.