It’s scaring me that summer is close to being over. I mean, I live in Georgia so I know the hot weather isn’t going anywhere too terribly soon, but still… my favorite summer fruits and vegetables won’t be in season much longer.
- Raspberries and blackberries. Berries are one of my very favorite things about summertime. Finding random little patches is like striking gold. Eating them is even better.
- Zucchini and yellow squash. My favorite go-to summer veggie sauté. I eat this as dinner side dish at least once a week.
- Homegrown Cherokee purple tomato. It was amazing. A family friend has a gorgeous, abundant garden and gave us a few purple tomatoes. You know, these things actually taste and smell like a tomato unlike the tasteless, scentless, too-firm, all around disgusting tomatoes that are sold in supermarkets.
- Georgia peaches from the orchard five or so miles away from my house. This bunch was probably the best I’ve had all season.
I totally relate to this… our apricots, plums, and white nectarines are gone for the season and we just picked the last peaches off the trees in our backyard. It’s a bit of a tragic thing, knowing you have to wait a whole stinking year to enjoy them again, but I suppose that makes them all the sweeter. And hey, at least we still have some apples left (honestly, the apples from our trees are some of the best you will ever taste, if you’re so lucky) and our Early Girl tomatoes are finally beginning to be ready to pick.
Also, those Cherokee purple tomatoes look amazing… I wonder how they’d do growing in Southern California…