In fact, I would stack up a bowl of fresh berries, lightly steamed corn, or sliced peppers just a few hours after being picked against almost all of them. Similarly, my consistently favorite food when eating out for pleasure is, over at the docks, some lobster or steamers just out of the water.
This time of year makes such fresh food so much harder to enjoy. There is one source, however, for getting something really fresh year round.
Milk is available fresh year round. So we always try to get milk right from the dairy farm, raw, often that had been bottled just hours ago.
When we went to the farm early yesterday, our dairy farmer was just starting her rounds. We stayed to enjoy her company and lend a hand with the milking process.
|Jersey cow personalities always remind me of Golden Retriever personalities. I try to greet and scratch as many as I can.|