Sunny days, blooming buds, and our friends, the busy bees, have greeted my sleepy eyes every morning for the past few weeks. These delights of nature permeate through our senses better than a morning cup of Joe. If we can transcend some seasonal allergies, we have the privilege of enjoying many more fruits and vegetables coming in season. Just yesterday Trevor asked when we could start eating peaches again. “Soon,” I promised. We apparently didn’t eat enough pears while they were here, so he wanted to make sure we were prepared for his second favorite fruit.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, eating seasonally helps the earth, the cook, and supports local growers in our various regions. To not miss out on the bounty of the season, there are various resources to aid us in our quest:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcrecipes.nsf/InSeasonView/InSeason?OpenDocument

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/ck_cg_produce_guide

http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/Inseason.htm

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