“I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.” — Pablo Neruda
The quotes is indeed a bit racy, but hey…..he is one of my favorite poets and you must admit. Cherries are lusciously alluring!
It is cherry season here in the Pacific Northwest, and it seems there are cherries everywhere you look. They are one of my favorite tastes of summer, and they hold many memories for me. One of my fondest memories is participating in the Cherry Picker’s Trot at Green Bluff when I was about 8 years old with my mom and sisters. This year was the first time I have run it since then, and boy did I feel how the years have passed in my legs!
I can still remember the smells of summer vividly, and the satisfaction of stuffing my mouth with cherries until my mouth, tongue and anything that my sticky, juice-stained hands touched became stained a deep magenta color.
Seasonal produce really connects me with my childhood memories and the abundance of the harvest here in the Inland Northwest.
Is there any seasonal produce that has come into abundance recently that gets you excited? I am curious what the summer bounty looks like in other regions.
Happy Tuesday folks! Make it an abundant one.