Posts Tagged “seasonality”
The first day of Spring was a few weeks ago. In Santa Fe, we are experiencing the usual Spring weather – windy sunny afternoons and chilly mornings / evenings, with the occasional snowstorm! It was cold and cloudy a few mornings ago and this turned into a “wintry mix” of rain and snow. I’m ready for a true spring.
In contrast, a week ago the fruit trees are blossoming. Cholula and I went on a jog through my neighborhood. There were apricot, peach, and cherry trees in full bloom. Last year we had a bad freeze in January and a bad spring for blossoms. I’m hoping for a good fruit season in spite of the snow.
Tuesday was the first spring-like day of the year. I decided to make a raw soup to celebrate the changing of the seasons. I have been looking forward to making this recipe all winter, and the weather finally gave me a reason to make it. Only two days later, it’s snowing. Oh Santa Fe, you keep us guessing!
This soup is an adaptation of a traditional Moroccan soup, not a contemporary raw food recipe. Semantics are an interesting thing, however, in Morocco they refer this dish as a salad.
Unless you live in the tropics, winter can be a dull time of year from a culinary standpoint. Particularly after the New Year, when the holiday lights are put away and spring is still a long ways off, I find it important to have my pantry stocked. I believe taking a creative approach to the best available items is the solution.
Most Americans have long forgotten the practice of keeping of a root cellar, but that’s no reason to abandon its spirit.
Megan’s Seasonal Kitchen: Celebrating Seasonal Plant-Based Cuisine!
My goal in writing this blog is to provide information about seasonal, whole food, plant based cuisine on the Internet. I feel there is a need for a site that’s dedicated to these topics. I have looked through hundreds of food blogs over the past few years, however, not one of them quite fills this niche.