We live in a global economy and can buy and eat anything we want at any time of the year. And that's a wonderful thing. Who can deny the thrill of something exotic in the middle of winter which reminds you of tropical beaches and warmer times.
But there's something particularly thrilling about seasonal food. Real seasonal food. That you can see in the fields along the roads you travel to work on. That you can buy from the farm shop. That seems to be more intense in flavour than anything you can buy in the supermarket. That you know is just a few hours old.
We have a lot of this seasonal food, especially where we live which is on the edge of the industrial heartland of Germany right where the farms begin. And Germany is very proud of its local food seasons. It takes me back to when I was a child and we really did only eat strawberries in June and July.
So I decided to bring together a few appropriate photos as a reminder of yet another cultural difference of living in my adopted homeland. Another series in the making maybe.
I turned to my Counterfeit Kit Challenge May kit, Excursion which is proving really successful and that I have turned to every day of LOAD so far. 5 days, 5 layouts, one kit. It's a smaller than usual kit and I think I might have another layout or two in there before I call it a day. This layout came together really easily and have you noticed a bit more paper than in recent times? It's the Glitter Girl influence. I've recently rediscovered how much I love her layouts and have been playing with more paper. Insert happy smile here.
Love how I managed to find some suitable themed colours in my kit - totally by chance and not at all planned.
I'm determined to catch up on some of the layouts I've missed here at Whimsical Musings during LOAD this month (although I'm also sure that I will not manage a whole month of layouts - too much going on for that) so keep me accountable for that and ask me regularly how I'm doing!! I am going to use the list of prompts that you can find on the prompt at the top of the page and start at the most recent missed prompt and work back. So first on my list is Big City Life. Watch this space.
How did you get on with seasonal food this week? I hope you'll share over at our Flickr gallery (here) with the tag WM#88. See you there.