Love, love, love just LOVE this free goodie! It’s a monthly calendar featuring all seasonal fruits and vegetables of that month. It was designed by Cameron Blazer, who blogs at the Cottage Industrialist. The reason to share this calendar is:
Like so many others, I am trying to eat more local and seasonal foods to improve my diet, contribute to my local economy, and diminish (if only slightly) my family’s carbon footprint. And that’s easy in June when the bright, colorful bumper crops of summer make their way to market. In January, though, it can be tough, and buying locally and seasonally seems like an option only for people with money and time to spare.
So in the spirit of encouraging myself to do better this year (…) I have designed a set of monthly printable calendars full of gentle reminders, recipe suggestions, and a dash of wry commentary.
We’re trying to do the same thing at our place and I totally recognize the problem of standing in the supermarket looking at yet another stack of coles. Of course, I’m a big boerenkool-fan, but to eat that everyday? No, thanks (I only did that when I was pregnant with Lena..). So, okay, now we know WHAT to eat in january – but how can to turn all these parsnips and leeks into something real yummie?
Well. that problem is solved too:
Heather Solos of Home-Ec 101 will be posting seasonal recipes throughout the months to help keep us all on track. She’ll even have coordinating printable recipe cards available on her site. Grab the first ones here.
See, and that is what I love so much about the blogosphere: all those people sharing their wonderful ideas and spreading the love.
— Want to get going with this great seasonal monthly calendar? Go and download it at the Cottage Industrialist! —