I was morning the loss of my garden and the robust flavors of its harvest as Summer comes to an end when I remembered the smells of homemade bread and the warm spices associated with pumpkin pie and homemade soups and stews of the coming Fall and Winter months. I thought you might enjoy having this list of seasonal produce. It can be a big help when planning your menu’s. Did you know that besides tomatoes and cucumbers almost all out of season produce even herbs lack flavor in their off season. Take Cilantro for instance. In winter when it’s not in season pretty much everywhere it is tasteless. The best way to preserve the taste of those fresh herbs is to freeze them in water in ice cube trays when you harvest them. That way you will have them to use throughout the off season months.
Check back for some of my favorite Fall and Winter recipes using in season ingredients and some from my canning pantry and freezer.