In Season Now – August 2014
Every season has its collection of delicious foods, that has me anxiously awaiting its arrival. In august, the height of summer time (here in the Northern hemisphere) I get all excited about snacking on succulent peaches, eating tomatoes at its peak, making all sorts of pies with seasonal berries, and grilling up a few fish dishes. All while of course enjoying the heat, the beach, and perhaps a few glasses of sangria.
Here are some of this season’s edible gifts that God has made for all of us to enjoy.
Almond, Apples, Avocados, Blackberries, Blueberries, Cactus pears, Grapes, Melons, Mulberries, Nectarines, Peaches, Peanuts, Pears, Plums, Pluots, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tayberries
Arugula, Beets, Bok choy, Burdock, Cactus pads, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Ginger root, Green beans, Okra, Olives, Peas, Peppers (chile, sweet), Potatoes, Purslane, Shelling beans, Spinach, Summer squash, Tomatillos, Tomatoes
Fish / Seafood – East Coast US
Calicos, Cod, Crab (blue), Haddock, Hake, Flounder Sole, Hake, Lobster, Mackerel, Red Snapper, Sea Scallop, Gulf Shrimp, Squid, Triggerfish, Whiting
Fish / Seafood – West Coast US
Albacore, Crab (Dungeness), Halibut, Salmon (King, Silver, Pink, Keta), Shark (Bonito, Mako, Thresher), Pacific Smelt, Swordfish, Pacific Bay Shrimp, Calamari Squid
Fish / Seafood UK
Crab, Hake (European), Langoustine, Mackerel, Monkfish, Plaice, Pollack, Mullet (Silver), Sardines, Scallop (queen), Sole (Megrim)
Fish / Seafood – Italy/Mediterranean
Brill, Crab, Herring, Mackerel, Scallops, Shark, Scorpion fish, Sardines
* Commercial fishing is currently not allowed along the Adriatic coast of Italy to encourage re-population.