Hey, Guess What? It’s August.

Ah, the passage of time. It seems like just yesterday I was craving a good Caprese salad, and now here I am with more tomatoes than I know what to do with. It’s a great time to get to making and freezing pasta sauce- you will thank yourself come October! Here’s what is in season this month in the Mid-Atlantic region:

  • Apples
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Beets
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chard
  • Cherries
  • Chili Peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Collards
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Lima Beans
  • Mint
  • Mushrooms
  • Muskmelons (cantaloupe, honeydew, etc)
  • Nectarines
  • Okra
  • Onions
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Peaches
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Sage
  • Scallions
  • Shallots
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Summer Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons
  • Zucchini

Here are a few ideas of what to do with that bounty, from my personal recipe stash:

Zucchini, Feta, Walnut and Dill Salad
Flank Steak with Blue Cheese-Honey Nectarines and Basil-Buttered Corn
Garden Tomato Gazpacho Consomme

You can find what is in season for you at the following links:
http://www.epicurious.com/archive/seasonalcooking/farmtotable/seasonalingredientmap
http://www.sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/
http://www.fieldtoplate.com/guide/

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