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June 18, 2010

I Love This Time Of Year!

Orchard Hauls

I love this time of year, or well more truthfully I love the produce that is available! The hot weather, snakes and bugs I could do without, but the blueberries, tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables are pure heaven!

Yesterday Alexis, Grams, Pop and I set off to go on a little adventure. We went to lunch and then I wanted to go over to the orchard and see if they had any peas since mine didn't really do much this year. They had peas, but more importantly they had tomatoes and peaches! I was thrilled!

After we went to the orchard we cut across country to pick up some charcoal on the way home. My mom brought me our old charcoal grill that we used to use when we were camping at the lake and I wanted to break it in so to speak! Along the way we came across another orchard and they still had some strawberries! They also had blueberries so I was really thrilled given they are my favorite fruit and all!

We ended up with Swiss chard, peppermint, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, orange cherry tomatoes, cherries, raspberries (for Alexis), cabbage, peas and broccoli! Not bad at all!

This morning we had fruit for breakfast:

Local Berries

I had berries with granola and cocoa nibs. I had planned to have some Greek yogurt too, but my yogurt had gone the way of the Dodo bird!

For lunch we sliced the tomatoes and enjoyed them on sandwiches. Have I mentioned I love this time of year?

Now if I can just find some garlic scapes!

So what's available where you live?

Posted by Dianne at June 18, 2010 4:33 PM

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Dianne - just look at those colors! I love it all--the fruit, the greens, the veggies. Can't wait for fresh Jersey corn and tomatoes. Sounds like you guys had the perfect day.

Posted by: Nancy - thesensitivepantry at June 18, 2010 8:50 PM

Dianne - just look at those colors! We've gotten chard, beets, bok choy, strawberries, garlic scapes and broccoli. Can't wait for fresh Jersey corn and tomatoes. Sounds like you guys had the perfect day.

Posted by: Nancy - thesensitivepantry at June 18, 2010 8:52 PM

They say eating your colors is important! ;oP

Posted by: Dianne at June 19, 2010 11:29 AM

What are you making with the Swiss chard?

Posted by: Noelle Markus at June 22, 2010 9:21 PM

I love to make chard this way: http://www.diannesdishes.com/2009/06/better-bites-spicy-chard-with.html and when garlic scapes aren't available, I just leave them out. I served this along with roasted asparagus and lemon pepper halibut.

Posted by: Dianne at June 23, 2010 4:56 PM

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