Barefoot by the Sea: Fresh Eats: In Season!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fresh Eats: In Season!

We are pretty thrilled to be in the thick of fresh fruits and vegetables right now. This past month has brought us so many deliciously fresh favorites that we will certainly be sad to see go. I don't think there is anything like freshly picked raspberries! Lucky for us, our local farm as a short September pick your own crop we will most definitely heading back for some of those! Here are some other items we've enjoyed this past month...
While vacationing in Cape Cod, we stopped at a farm stand that had the biggest, most beautiful blackberries! When I was a kid, my grandmother had tons of blackberry bushes that lined her property and I have beautiful memories of sitting in her yard for endless amounts of time picking and sampling those beauties! It's so funny how I taste have a specific food can bring you right back to where you first fell in love with it. That may sound dramatic but I'm seriously in love with blackberries 💗
August was the month where my girls were busy making all sorts of flavored water combinations with all the fresh fruit of the season! Strawberry/lime, blueberry/lemon, orange/lemon/lime, watermelon/strawberry…you get the idea! I usually just throw slices of cucumber or lemon in my water but we found these cool water bottle infusers that have a chamber in the center for your fruit/veggies/herbs. Smart idea!
And of course our garden, we have had a wonderful season with a lot of hot weather and have resulted in a lot of fresh vegetables and flowers! We have more tomatoes than I know what to do with has meant a lot of bruchetta, pasta with fresh tomatoes and herbs and salads. I think these little gems are best eaten solo! There is nothing like a fresh tomato off the vine!
We will enjoy every bit while it lasts! Like Summer, it doesn't last long! 

8 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I love blackberries too. :-)
    Our tomatoes are producing so well too. Yummy!
    Fun ideas with your water, I will have to try that.

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    1. I feel like it's been an amazing year for our tomatoes as well! Pretty tasty!

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  2. There you go again, making me want to move up to New England! The place where my mom grew up in Vermont has tons of raspberry bushes. That's one of my favorite thing about summer visits is just picking raspberries on the go. I love berries!

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    1. Um, a Winter here might make you change your mind! I think you'd enjoy it from May-October most! 😉

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  3. Your garden tomatoes look amazing!! I have been loving all of the summer fruits and berries too!

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    1. It's so easy to eat healthier this time of year when so much goodness is in season!

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  4. I am so right there with you on tastes taking me to that special time of meeting that food, and loving it! Glad I am not the only one!
    Your berries are gorgeous! All of ours are done except for blackberries. I hope to find a farm/farmer with late season raspberries. I need just a few more for the year :)

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    1. I know you will miss the fresh veggies and fruit as much as I will! Nothing like them :)

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