This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, and Army wife – and she is also one of our Simply Recipes recipe testers!
With so much excellent produce available all year round, you might not always realize that there are food seasons that coincide with the seasons in nature.
That’s right! While it may seem that all fruits and vegetables are obtainable throughout the year (thanks to technology and human ingenuity), the truth is that there’s a particular season for enjoying every fruit and vegetable at its ripest.
Recently, Elise started a new series dedicated to keeping us informed about the growing seasons and what’s available when, and for a chef like me, this information is a God-send.
These guides help me in creating my meal plans based around what I can find at my local farmers’ markets, as well as the grocery stores. Even at the grocery store, I tend to find that the fruits and veggies sold in season are cheaper and better-tasting than out-of-season produce shipped from exotic locales.
With this in mind, here’s what I’m excited to make this week: