Introduction to Sunday Suppers: Seasonal Foods to Seek Out

Welcome to Sunday Suppers on Sugar Lips Lifestyle Tips! Every Sunday, I will provide you with a meal idea, recipe or ingredient tips that you can use that evening to create a healthy home cooked meal for you and your family.

I chose supper vs. dinner because I grew up in the heart of the Midwest where Grandma Deli, as we say, calls dinner supper and her couch a davenport.

When we were little, our whole family would gather at Grandma’s house after Sunday School and have a home cooked meal and some well needed family time. We would sit quietly during the service with our tummies growling and patience dwindling as we anticipated seeing our cousins again. We would run out of the car hands waving and mouths yelling as we ran into Grandma’s and wrapped our arms around her legs. How she made it to the house before us was always a mystery. With the sounds of children giggling and plates clinking, we would all squeeze around the table with empty stomachs and full hearts.

I want to bring back the tradition of Sunday Suppers with the family where we all get together and catch up on our week while preparing for the next. Sundays are perfect for this tradition because I have a beautiful Farmers Market one block away with fresh local ingredients that could inspire any self-proclaimed cook. My chef and Sommelier agreed to assist with my new project to help me provide you with recipe guidelines and wine pairings as well. Below are a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables to keep your eyes out for. See you next Sunday!

  • Beets
  • Peaches
  • Fava Beans
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Apricots
  • Broccoli
  • Bell Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Carrots


  1. this brought a smile to my face :) my Grandma calls her “couch” a “davenport” and we always had Sunday dinner after church and supper was an evening meal.

  2. I remember your Grandma; I think she sent us to sit on the “davenport” a few times :) This is a great tradition that I hope will inspire many. Our Grandma’s were great; I called mine immediately to tell her about the post so she could see just how her influence stays with me.

  3. Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  4. Thank you for sharing!
    With Sugar,


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