Sunday, January 20, 2008
Look at what I found!
What a great find huh? I guess after reading so many blogs with people trying to get their hands on the freshest and the best produce available and trying to eat seasonally and all I see them coming up with are root vegetables I decided to go on my own hunt! Not that there is anything bad about root vegetables and if you live up north you really don't have too many other options. But I don't live up north. I live in South Florida and this is our growing season.
Check out this big box of produce that I got at a local U-Pick farm!!! I was so excited. I got Fancy Italian eggplant, zucchini, sweet onions, fresh picked garlic, strawberries, star fruit, beets (small though), broccoli, tomatoes and jalapeño peppers! Now I just have to come up with some great recipes using what I have. Shouldn't be too hard so check back to see the latest!
Another thing that was really great was being able to show the girls where the food came from. We have always had a garden and grow tomatoes every year but for some reason we missed planting time this year. I guess too busy with other things, what a shame. Anyway it was way too cold for us to be doing any picking but we took a walk back into the fields and were able to point out a couple of things that were ripe for the picking...cauliflower, corn that was getting close and brussel sprouts sticking up on their poles! What a great thing.