2014 has been a spectacular year for local produce, made even better because I missed so much in the hospital for 5½ months in 2013.
Since September we've celebrated the last of the summer tomatoes and the end of tomato sandwiches on the weekends, oh, three or four times. But by using different farm stands, Mrs. Dr. Phil has stretched the season. Today, Saturday 8 November 2014, we were down to one last tomato. It was smaller and had a bad spot that had to be cut away and it was a little overipe, but Mrs. Dr. Phil was off for a Turkish cooking workshop, so it was all mine and I didn't have to share. (grin) It was good. (double-plus-good-grin)
I commented earlier that the nectarines were terrific.
Really pretty butternut squash arriving. We'll be eating those for months.
Last weekend Mrs. Dr. Phil brought home the first box of clementines. They were small and I suspect they were real clementines -- they got popular a few years ago and suddenly all sorts of small orange fruits were being sold as clemetines or had acquired trademarked names like Cuties. At any rate, these were fabulous in flavor.
And last weekend Mrs. Dr. Phil made a pumpkin pie. Why? Just a crazy idea that we didn't have to wait. Or maybe it was because it was Halloween and the end of Daylight Saving Time. Who knows? You never know what's possible until you ask, Why can't we have a pumpkin pie? Oh yummy yum yum.