With all due respect to Andy Williams, this has got to be the most wonderful time of the year. In addition to long warm days and the general sense of well-being that comes with trying to pack 12 months of activity into three months, this is the time of year when the local farmers market is in full bloom. The cornucopia of fresh fruit, flowers, and vegetables staggers the senses. It’s a time when the omnivore’s dilemma is having too many choices!
It’s also a great time get creative in the morning, since oatmeal is the perfect canvas on which to create a breakfast masterpiece. A hearty bowl of old fashion or steel cut oats can accommodate a wide variety of fruit and flavors. Whether your tastes run traditional with blueberry and maple syrup or you prefer more exotic flavors, like sweet potato chorizo, oatmeal is the perfect foundation to your healthy breakfast.
So grab your shopping bag and head to your local farmers market. Just be prepared for surprised looks when others hear you whistling Christmas carols.