-After endlessly long Winters, the bright greens of Spring announce the arrival of fresh, crisp salads again. For your body, spring greens act like a tonic, cleansing your system of Winter fats and sluggishness.
-In Summer, my senses are dazzled by the bright colors of red tomatoes, green peppers, yellow sweet corn and purple eggplant. On sweltering summer days, these can be picked and eaten with little or no heat processing. Summer veggies are full of added water which aids your natural cooling system.
-Now as Fall nights turn chilly, I embrace the warm hues of Autumn's harvest: golden squash, deep orange pumpkins, soft brown potatoes and burgandy cabbage. My tastebuds naturally long for the earthy root vegetables and rich-bodied stews made from them. Fall-harvested vegetables have added nutrients which boost your imune system to ward off winter viruses. A grocery and pharmacy combined in the root cellar.
-On cold but restful Winter days, I look forward to settling in with the wafting aroma of meals prepared from a well-stocked canning pantry: simmering soups and stews, savory sausage with sauerkraut, rich sauces and gravies over braised roasts, baked beans and brown bread, bubbling fruit pies.....and more.