Local Food

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Thinking about food this morning. Maybe because it’s Thursday and the farmers’ market will be open downtown. Probably because it’s peak corn season. And the time for tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil drizzled with olive oil and balsamic.

I was on a limit the carbohydrates kick a few years ago and avoided corn because it was a starchy vegetable. Trust me, that will never happen again. Local August corn should be celebrated. The season for real tomatoes is so short that they should be a daily event. August is about as good as it gets around here for local produce.

A friend asked if we had enjoyed the food in Alaska. The food on a cruise ship is often very good, but it’s not local to the area. Our best local food was in Seattle before we left on the cruise. I had an amazing meal of Alaskan King Salmon. The peaches and yellow cherries at Pike’s Market were truly the best I’ve ever had.

Acorns are beginning to litter the deck and the driveway. Time to take a message from the squirrels and scamper around and gather up all the local summer produce that we can before the seasons change.

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About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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