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Cooking, Canning, and Freezing
Summer gardens: a season to reason all the unlimited health benefits of choosing this fruit--or maybe that one. Some folk are 'hip' to the pre-prepped meal kits. Me? I like fresh, homecooked recipes best-- to mingle flavors of fresh fruit salad top with cream, a drop of honey--let rest, then serve and enjoy, jolting those taste buds with a pleasure never known anywhere except right here in the heart of my home. Creating recipes for health to share with those stopping by while out on a 'roam.' Improving my health is ever the goal, the purpose of chosen nutrient' role while pouring enrichment upon my soul. The freezing, the canning, the cooking too pleasantly providing a stock of food-- colorful and tasty in varied hue-- antioxidants known to boost the mood. Fruit butters, jams, preserves, and pie filling in pretty jars with labels to be viewed-- just the item for homemaker billing-- show the little lady to be quite shrewd. Pickled okra, beans, cucumbers, and spiced pears give 'tang' to salads, make sandwiches sing, sauté corn, sprouts, and asparagus spears can 'grace' any table with special zing. Fritters of fruit and vegetables too, multigrain breads of the homemade venue-- stretching the budget with flavor to view. The bliss of fruit butter or jam on bread makes breaking the fast such a special fare, casts festive glow upon a morning spread, can be a unique gift to those held dear. Frozen peppers, tomatoes, onions, herbs, and mushrooms forging umami cuisine, making taste buds sing: "oooh, la, la--superb, this is far better than e'er has been seen." Foods out of season cancel-out cravings, providing nutrition throughout the year to meet needs and curb unhealthy ravings and fuel 'a body' in active gear. Eating colors of the rainbow each day can rev your system and reduce the fray-- reducing medical costs 'down the way.'
Photo Above: by Nadine Primeau @Unsplash.com.