Do you love eating fresh corn and tomatoes in the summertime — at the peak of their season? What about fresh basil? And avocados, too? I know, who doesn’t!? (Don’t even answer that, please!) How excited are you that it’s pretty much that time again?
And it’s that time when corn is so sweet, it might as well be dessert. One could eat corn on the cob raw and adore it!
It’s also that time when the scent of basil should accompany every salad! Basil grows year-round, and in the summer, it bursts out of small pots and big planters — the leaves so soft, supple . . . and delicious! This is definitely the time to eat it!
This is that time when you just be eating tomatoes right off their vines. Tomatoes in the summer — oh my! They’re warm and sweet with unbelievable flavor. Really, you could eat these tomatoes like an apple. Just take a bite!
It’s that time when you can find perfect avocados — so smooth, creamy and beautiful.
And if it seems counter intuitive to have a warm bowl of soup during the summer, have it cold — it’s just as wonderful!
I want to know: do you grow any of these delicious veggies or fruits in your garden? There’s nothing better than going outside to pick your ingredients! I grow a few things at home, but mostly I shop at my local Farmer’s Market.
Where do you get your fresh ingredients? Please let me know in a comment below!
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While you can find corn, tomatoes, avocados and basil year-round, they are really at their best at the peak of their season. Summer! And I think we naturally crave them more during that time!