Tuesday, August 22, 2006
August: Preparing for Harvest
August is the month when harvest begins. Although the apricots, berries, and garden produce have been abundant all summer long, the fall harvest is when foods used for winter preservation are ready. Corn, pumpkins, apples, grapes, walnuts, winter squash, pears. . .wonderful fruits and vegetables that provide antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and other elements for good health. Although all of these crops is not quite ready yet, they are ripening and growing, tantalizing the farmer and consumer with their lush vine and branch. Canning, freezing, and cooking in the autumn is a pleasure with the variety of fresh foods that are available.
Posted by La Tea Dah at 9:58 AM