Fruit of the Earth

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on June 29, 2012 in Art, Food, Nature |

This time of year in New England the heat and drought of summer has not yet set in and the earth bursts with the tastes, smells, and colors of the season.

This is what happened when I set out a bunch fresh strawberries to dry after washing and hulling them in preparation for freezing. I call it “Deconstructed Strawberry Patch.”

In the last month I have plucked sun-warmed strawberries straight from the fields; harvested sweet peas from my own backyard; and washed, prepped, cooked, and savored a myriad of fresh fruits and veggies from my local CSA (community supported agriculture…basically a farm share).

 The sweet aroma of the honeysuckle permeates the air. The cerulean hydrangea blooms match the sky. The butterfly bush has grown to epic size and is abuzz with bees and butterflies. While on a walk with the hubby and The Boy last night, we spotted a bunny with a cotton-ball tail hop by.

The days of summer may be lazy for some, but I find them to be the most fruitful of the year. What are you looking forward to this season?

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