Monday, April 2, 2012
I just wanted to remind myself that although I haven't bought a tomato, nor eaten one since Oct, or a strawberry since Sept. (the end of the seasons) there are plenty of non seasonal foods I buy and eat when it sounds tasty or is convenient. Goodness knows when onion, cabbage and spinach is officially in season but I eat it all year round...isn't it onion and cabbage and spinach season all year? (staples in my diet) Hey if you like to eat tomatoes and strawberries in winter time, knock yourself out!
Although I am not strict about buying and eating seasonal, I do however take advantage of fruits and veg that are only available when in season! Fall and Winter fruits like figs and persimmons, or Delicata and Ambercup squashes. I can't get enough of Spring garlic or asparagus when it's finally is here...and what about those Cherimoya's, apricots and cherries in June, July and August?!
At the end of the day I buy what looks good and I have the energy to prepare and cook! Some of us feel guilty enough about other things in our lives we don't need to be made to feel guilty about our food choices!