At the organic food store last night I asked where the brussel sprouts were. If you know any thing about in season vegetables you know that it was a dumb question to ask at a local farmers vegetable shop. Brussel sprouts are NOT in season.
I figured if I didn’t know that, then there are plenty of other “city” girls out there that don’t have the fortune of growing their own garden and who might not know whats fresh and in season right now.
So here goes!
- Green Beans
- Bell/ Sweet Peppers
- Shelling Beans
- Tomatoes (I know not a vegetable)
- Green Onions/ Onions
There may be some odd ones that I’m missing if so let me know.
One thing that I noticed about this list is that they are all easy and quick to cook. During the hot summer the last thing you want to do is roasting vegetables every day in a steamy kitchen. Even though I am still really craving roasted brussel sprouts right now
I think my favorite summer vegetables are spinach and zucchini. When I was driving through Texas I saw many ruined crops from the current drought. It was sad to see so much wasted food, I am thankful that we live in a country where even in a drought we all have access to fresh summer vegetables.
What is your favorite summer vegetable and how do you cook it? Did I miss any vegetables on my list?