Wednesday 20 April 2011

Seasonal Eating

courtesy of cityseed ct,gov
There are many different diets out there one of the ones I have really enjoyed is the 100 mile diet, which advocates eating as much of your fruits, veggies and proteins form within a hundred miles of your home. Which would mean you have to shop more in the farmers market, since most those are local and generally within a hundred miles of the farmers market. Luckily for me I live in CT which is dotted with hundreds of pick your own farms, and tons of farmers markets, or side of the road markets (close to many of the farms).  Not only is it a good diet, it is an excellent 'green' movement as well.

So I thought I would show you what you should eat this season as part of connecting to the seasons ans working with the energy of Spring, which is counted from April to June.

Chamomile, Chervil, Lemon Balm, chives, chive blossom, lovage, lavender, dill, cilantro, french tarragon
Cucumbers, asparagus, snow pea, sugar snap pea, english pea, rhubarb
 button, cremini, portabello, shiitake, morel, chanterelle, oyster
Edible flowers,
viola, johnny jump-up, zucchini blossom

Hot and Sweet Peppers
salad greens
strawberry, apple, cherries

Eggs: chicken, duck, goose, pheasant, wild turkey, guinea hen
Poultry: chicken, cornish game hen, soup pheasant
Fish and Seafood: boston mackerel, flounder, porgy, sea bass, shad, whiting, freshwater trout, oysters, clams, crab, smoked fish

I will also be sharing recipes to go with these so look out for those.
Be Blessed


  1. This is interesting. I love the idea of local eating too. However, some of those foods are not in season where I live and won't be for a couple more months.

  2. This is a very cool idea. Being in florida, there are fruit and veggie markets on every other corner and readily available. I've lived here only a year, but already looking forward to the wonderful seasonal foods here. The Orange Blossom Honey is amazing!! Thanks for sharing this, I'm going to keep my eye out for more seasonal goodies. :)

  3. I can't get enough of portabella mushrooms! Love them in soup!


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