I could probably write odes to all the different kinds of fruit that I know and to those I have never even heard about. But seriously, summer is so spectacular for this reason... No wonder this is the healthiest and most vibrant I feel all year. One thing that I find really important is to shop for food locally whenever possible, and this time of year it is always possible.
Shopping for berries is hardly a necessity, because I have the privilege to pick them myself from my mother's garden, but since my nutrition is based on mostly fruits and veggies, I do not want to strip her of all her fruit so I do tend to shop as well. There is just something about locally grown food that tastes differently, doesn't it. I mean, of course it makes sense, as fruit can be picked when ripe, since it is spared the long transportation, and so it has its optimal level of nutrition, thus its aroma is at its peak, but more than that, it holds a different energy. One that is still vivid within every bite...
Oh maybe it is just my frusession (fruit+obsession) speaking.
So tell me, what is your favorite summer fruit?
Mine are pretty much all the variety out there, but if I were to pick two, it would have to be raspberries and peaches. And to hold on to them as long as I can, I tend to preserve some into jams and jellies for those cold winter days, paired with warm oatmeal and pancakes... or simply by the spoonful; I'm not fussy like that at all.
Stay tuned for yummy recipes on the subject: jams, galettes, ice creams and cakes. Anything I can think of, I berrify (get it?) ;) all day every day.