What is Simply in Season?

First posts are always a difficult thing to write, so let me get started by telling you why I wanted to start this site.

While planning a Fourth of July cookout, a friend said “Oh, we should have that wonderful sweet Colorado corn for the cookout!” I responded to her by saying “Sorry to break it to you, but that’s Florida corn. Colorado corn isn’t ready until mid to late July.” Not that I am an expert on every state’s crop calendar (I’m learning), but I just happened to read in our grocery store’s flyer that Florida corn was bombarding our produce section during that time of year.

This short little conversation got me thinking…. how many times do we go to the grocery store and do not think twice about if the produce is in season or if it has been somewhere in storage for a long time so that they can charge twice as much for it during the off season? The art of cooking with the seasons has been lost because of the readily available produce in our grocery stores year-round.

I grew up on a farm in south Mississippi and it was there that I learned a lot about how your food comes from the ground during different times of the year. I have fond memories of helping my dad plant corn, potatoes, butter-beans and all other kinds of goodies in the garden and then waiting to harvest. I was not a fan of shelling the butter-beans, but I definitely liked to eat them!

Planting corn with my dad, sometime in the mid 80's.

Planting corn with my dad, sometime in the mid 80's.

So from the combination of my upbringing on the farm, a growing passion for cooking as I got older, and an intrigue of knowing where my food comes from, this site was born. I look forward to taking this journey with you as I strive to help you cultivate a passion for cooking by the seasons. It will be fun as we learn what is ‘Simply In Season’!

2 Responses to “What is Simply in Season?”

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    PS:Do you thought putting video to your blog to keep the people more entertained?I think it works.Yours, Annamaria Rufi

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