Summer is officially here and that means local corn! Perfect for the grill, steamed or even raw--corn is a great sourse of fibre, is full of antioxidants and high in B vitamins.
Thinking of ways to prepare fresh corn?
- Black beans & corn salad
- Summer Corn Chowder
- Mexican Grilled Corn.. or
- Plain old steamed corn!
Seasonal Fruits found at market now: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries & Peaches and Plums soon to follow!
Don't you think there's something special about blueberries and raspberries? -- Just pop either of these in your mouth and you're rewarded with a sweet-tart experience that speaks to summer. When raspberries & blueberries are at the height of their season, they're better than anything you can get all year long in the supermarket. That's why you owe it to yourself to devour them with abandon right now --Eat them plain, cook with them or add them to your favorite fruit pies.
Did you know that it's super easy to enjoy eating your favorite local fruits and veggies in the winter? (I know.. really.. with 92% humidity factor, what can we be thinking! :-) But it's really true.
Most fruits and veggies that you will find at the market now can simply be washed, chopped, blanched and then frozen for winter breakfasts, meals and desserts.
And freezing local fruits is just so easy peasy.. Just wash and dry the fruit. Chop if needed, then place on a baking sheet and freeze. Then, place the frozen fruits into a covered container and be sure to mark the date on them for easy reference & store up to four months.
There are many techniques and a plethora of information on how to preserve our summer fruit and vegetable bounty for winter that you may find here