Thursday, April 24, 2008

Seasonal Food Calendar for San Diego

This lists includes fruit, vegetables, poultry and fish. It was adapted form a list found on the slow food website for San Diego.I can't wait for Summer!
When shopping at your local Farmer's Market, get to know your vendors. Ask if they are organic, and if not "Certified Organic," what type of farming practices are used. Ask where they are located, do they participate in CSA's? You never know who you can meet and what new interesting tidbits you can learn just by chatting. Salud!

Cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, forced rhubarb, leeks, parsnips, turnip, shallots, squash
goose, lobster, scallops
Cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, chard, chicory, forced rhubarb, kohlrabi, leeks, parsnips, spinach, swede, turnip
mussels, halibut, guinea fowl, lobster
Beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, leeks, mint, mooli, parsley, broccoli, radishes, rhubarb, sorrel
sardines (fresh ones!), lobster
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, morel mushrooms, wild garlic, radishes, rhubarb, carrots, kale, watercress, spinach, rosemary flowers
spring lamb, cockles
Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, gooseberries, parsley, mint, broad beans, rhubarb, new carrots, samphire, asparagus
sea bass, lemon sole, sardines, duck, sea trout
carrots, cherries, elderflowers, lettuce, strawberries, peppers, asparagus, redcurrants, peas, rhubarb, gooseberries, tayberries, tomatoes, courgettes, broad beans
welsh lamb, crab, salmon, grey mullet
carrots, gooseberries, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes, watercress, loganberries, sage, cauliflower, aubergine, fennel, asparagus, cabbage, celery, cherries, lettuce, mangetout, nectarines, new potatoes, oyster mushrooms, peas, peaches, radish, raspberries, rhubarb, French beans
Trout, pilchards, clams, pike, pigeon
carrots, gooseberries, lettuce, loganberries, raspberries, strawberries, cauliflower, aubergines, nectarines, peaches, peppers, courgettes, rhubarb, sweetcorn, greengages, basil, peas, pears, apples, French beans, tomatoes
crayfish, hare, skate, john dory (that’s a fish)
apples, aubergines, blackberries, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, damsons, elderberries, figs, French beans, grapes, kale, lettuce, melons, mushrooms, nectarines, onions, peppers, parsnips, peas, peaches, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, raspberries, rhubarb, spinach, sweetcorn, tomatoes
duck, venison, oysters, sea bass, grouse, mussels, partridge, wood pigeon, brown trout
apples, aubergines, beetroot, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, courgettes, grapes, lettuce, marrow, mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, watercress
guinea fowl, partridge, mussels, grouse, oysters
cabbage, pumpkin, swede, cauliflower, potatoes, parsnips, pears, leeks, quinces, chestnuts, cranberries, beetroot
grouse, goose
Celery, cabbage, red cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac, pumpkin, beetroot, turnips, parsnips, sprouts, pears, swede
wild duck, goose, sea bass, turkey

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Hello and welcome to Green Goddess Goodies! It seems so fitting that my first blog is the day after Earth Day! Let me tell you why...Green Goddess Goodies is an extension of Green Goddess Gourmet. GGG is a personal chef, catering and cooking education business that emphasizes the use of organic, seasonal, local and unrefined foods in delicious meal preparation. The idea is to form a true symbiotic relationship with our Mother Earth. By treating ourselves to tasty, well intentioned, thoughtful, organic foods from local sources we can reduce the need for fuel, eliminate waste and encourage a greater responsiblitiy and repect for our Earth and her resources. And we feel better! And the food tastes better! And we support our neighbors!

On this blog I hope to share such goodies as recipes, websites and other information that can allow all of us to make better food and lifestyle choices. Salud!