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My Farewell to Summer

September has landed, which starts to bring on the thoughts of fall. Unfortunately, living in south Florida I am not lucky enough to have that hint of crispness in the air like my friends in the north. I must say that I am still thrilled that fall is upon us because it is my favorite time of the year. The thought of fall and winter just gives me the warm fuzzies inside.  It must be the northerner in me, even though I’m a native to Florida (my roots are from the north though).

The only problem with the coming of fall is my love/hate relationship with the food. I love to cook heartier comfort foods during this time of year, BUT I also miss the fruits and veggies of summer. I will admit that I am lucky to live in Florida though because the passing of the brutal summer temperatures will bring in our fresh local produce, which our northern friends are saying farewell to. Unfortunately our local winter produce doesn’t include the fresh berries of the summer though. Oh how I love fresh summer berries. I know that I can resort to the frozen variety, but it doesn’t come close the fresh ones. After my last couple of visits to the grocery store I have realized that the end of the berries has come for this year. With that said, I leave you with one last glimpse of fresh summer fruit and what has become one of my favorite breakfast choices.

Waffle

In case you are interested for next season, my nutritious breakfast treat consists of:

Honey Oat Kashi Waffle
Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Blueberries
Fresh Raspberries
A drizzle of Crystal’s Own Maine Wild Blueberry Honey

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3 Responses to “My Farewell to Summer”

  • Eve says:

    That looks so yummy! I definitely agree with you – I love root veggies, apples, pears and more…but boy do I miss my berries 🙂

  • Being from the north, it has been refreshing to see the temperatures drop below 70 degrees around here. That said, it is startling how fast summer took its exit (and locked the door on the way out!). Your breakfast looks marvelous and healthy, capitalizing on the best that nature has to offer. Our last berry treat may come in the form of raspberries, as our bush is ramping up for part two as the weather cools. I still haven’t worked my way through all the cubes of raspberry puree waiting patiently in my freezer!

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  • What a beautiful picture! I will miss fresh fruit as well!

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