Fruitful thoughts

Blueberries are in season. In the UK I used to look at those expensive and small containers of blueberries and wonder what the fuss was all about. And it took a while for me to get it when  we came here. But now, the start of blueberry season is something I really look forward to.

We are lucky enough to have a fruit stand that appears in the summer months. It is run by Brian, who is an actor as well. He brings his van in with whatever fruit and veg is in season that day. We have just come to the end of the first crop of strawberries. Raspberries, cherries and peaches are still coming. And now those large trays of luscious blueberries. What else is better on your breakfast cereal,  ice cream, fruit salad, in a smoothie or even in your peanut butter sandwich (trust me those pops of intense blueberry flavour along with peanut butter – yummy).

Brian also brings in nugget potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, peas, beans and soon corn. That’s another one that may surprise new Canadians. Sweetcorn comes in different varieties and is a staple for every bbq and summer meal. And going to Brian’s Berries keeps you in touch with the seasons since he only has what has been picked the same day. That supports our farmers and best of all tastes wonderful.

So look out for Brian’s Berries (off Marine Drive at 31st in West Vancouver) or find your own local supply from a farmers market. I am sure you will enjoy the taste of summer.

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