Even though I now live in a place where “summer” extends far beyond the short window when schools close and summer camps open, I still love the way Memorial Day marks the unofficial (pre-solstice) beginning of the season of long days…meals outside…sweaty workouts…family downtime…new top 40 hits…bare skin…BBQs…beach reads…skinny dipping…s’more making…fireworks…nostalgia…FUN! To kick off the season, I’m going to make a special trip to the farmer’s market this Sunday to stock the kitchen with seasonal deliciousness (something I’m trying to do more consistently). If you’d like to do the same, Field to Plate offers a comprehensive list of farmer’s markets around the U.S. Happy (and healthy) eating this weekend!
On a related note, I need some new food inspiration. Do you follow a food blog the inspires you to cook great, seasonal dishes? I’m thinking about trying out a few of Saveur’s 2013 Best Food Blog winners, but I’d love recommendations!