Santa Barbara County and neighboring Ventura County grow strawberries year round. The varieties change with the seasons, and some of the plants do better in the colder months.
We love those torpedo shaped tomatoes. We love all the colors they come in. They are perfect when you want to make a quick fresh sauce for dish. Just cut them up and add a little butter and a little wine, and top with fresh basil, they make a sauce with all the taste of summer in every bite. It is good as a fish topping, meat, chicken or pasta with a touch of Parmesan...
Sweet red onions are in season also. They are a favorite of ours. It takes us a week or two to go through just one. I used them in salads.
And summer is synonymous with fresh corn. While in high school, I worked in the neighboring town at Green Giant in 12 hour shifts detasseling corn in the fields in the summer. When the corn harvest came, I worked at the shucking machines.
Summer flowers abound like these lisanthus that come in a variety of colors. They grow in grassy prairies!
Wishing everyone an abundance of Saturday Smiles!