We were at the Mariners game last night, being alternately grieved, thrilled, annoyed, and then thrilled again by the 7-6, extra-inning triumph over the Detroit Tigers. There was mediocre pitching. There was a bag of kettle corn and a serving of garlic fries. There was a grand slam. There were Tigers fans getting on my nerves.
|Thanks for the pic, MLB.com|
I bring all this up for no reason, except that the Mariners don't win all that often, and we ought to savor it.
Just as we ought to savor the summer fruit season as it goes whizzing by! The strawberries are already done and the cherries soon to follow.
|Get 'em while they last!|
Tell me you've tasted these offerings as well...?
FYI, a "nectarcot" is an awesome sweet-tart fruit that reminded me of a pluot. All our fruits are coming at us at an accelerated pace because of the heat wave, so we have to stay alert! My hub even spotted ripening blackberries among the monstrous weeds that threaten to overtake the Greater Puget Sound if you relax your vigilance for even a few months. Blackberries. In July.
But while we're snatching up fruit as the season flies by, don't miss other tasty things making appearances.
Did you notice the smoked tuna on offer at Fishing Vessel St. Jude's? So. Yummy.
|Under a glass dome, like the treasure it is|
And how about the appearance of Jujubeet, with their cold-pressed juices and wholesome snacks? More on them later because I used to work at their Bellevue store, but for now, one of their publicity shots:
|I've had this exact drink at Jujubeet|
And, this Saturday (7/11) and next Thursday (7/16), don't miss the reappearance of Peasant Food Manifesto, food truck of awesomeness.
Where I had this so-luscious mac and cheese with kimchi:
If any of you out there are Mariners fans, you know the valuable life lessons fandom teaches, which easily apply to eating seasonally:
- You can't have whatever goodness you want, whenever you want it.
- When the good times come, milk them for all they're worth.