Saturday, May 16, 2009

Primavera vegetables

Ask anyone who knows me & they'll tell you how much of a foodie I am. I do find it amusing how suddenly seasonal eating is in fashion, especially as I meander back to my childhood & the way ate from my mother's vegetable garden.

Naturally we ate whatever was in season, as did everyone else. Only in the last 10-15 years have we seen our market shelves filled with melons in December, etc, etc & yet still anyone whom ever has planted a vegetable knows it tastes superior when freshly picked.

Springtime is one of peas, lettuces, leeks, asparagus, artichokes , radishes...I could go on & on, so many varieties. By the by...those baby veggies that cost an arm & a leg in premium markets....harvest early. The first time I pulled & ate the baby candy!!!

So gingerly I say to you forget about trend & live seasonally always. Everything has a brightness, a freshness you will adore.

Images courtesy of DK Images, Flickr , John Glover UK &


vicki archer said...

There are some lovely looking greens here too Alicia. I hope you are having a delicious weekend, xv.

Lily G. said...

Yum! Looks good and healthy!

pink green & southern said...

What a lovely blog you have! Thanks for stopping by mine and leaving such an insightful comment. I am waiting for my first harvest from my garden--it takes a while here in CT!

Plush Palate said...

Gorgeous food images! That ravioli on the top looks amazing and the artichoke! Those are my absolute favorite!

kate said...

Hi, so glad to meet you!! Glad you found my
blog. Tell me about your fab Steph who does hair in Summerville. Your blog is beautiful , love your pictures and words.

Courtney said...

I am now officially craving that pasta based on appearance alone! And all of those vegetables look delicious-- I especially love artichokes, asparagus, and radishes. Yum!

Lisa said...

This looks so yummy. I bet you are a fabulous cook! I also bet Bunny Williams would like to come over for lunch. Can I come too!

Alicia B. Designs said...

I wish more than anything that I was a foodie! I am a pasta LOVER though!