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Tag: seasonal food

Growing Garlic in Your Fall Garden

Fall is here! If you think that the cooler weather means that you can’t grow any food, think again. There are lots of cold-weather veggies and herbs that you can plant. It might be a little bit late to grow many fall plants from seed, but you can choose seedlings and get that fall garden started this very weekend!

Seasonal Eating for Your Soul

Fun fact: On Wednesdays I help Vegetable Husband, a local CSA, by sharing the week’s harvest on their blog along with some recipes to help folks cook what’s in their baskets. It’s a fun, delicious way to stay in tune with what’s local and seasonal, and these transitional times of year are my favorite.

8 Tasty Lettuce Recipes – No Salads Here!

Spring is here, and we’re already knee deep in lettuce thanks to our local CSA. My husband and I aren’t big salad eaters, and I always feel guilty for tossing those bags of browned lettuce into the compost at the end of the week. Since I bet I’m not the only one having trouble with the lettuce bounty, I thought I’d share some salad-free lettuce recipes that I’ve been digging lately!

Why Eat Seasonal Food?

While our ancestors only consumed regional and seasonal food, the modern-day, mass availability of produce imported from all over the world means we can eat mango and kiwi year-round. This access to diverse foods is certainly a luxury, however, we also can’t forget why it’s important to stick to our roots – literally.

Vegan Cashew Basil Pesto

Pesto is a tasty, versatile way to highlight the spring’s bounty of fresh herbs. Here’s my very favorite pesto recipe.

Winter Vegetable Recipe: Seasonal Veggie Roast

Here’s a great comfort food recipe that’s hearty, healthy and very economical. I started doing this as a side dish for Thanksgiving meals, but with enough veggie diversity, it is a great main dish. Winter is a great time for root vegetables, and the portobello mushrooms give this dish an almost meaty kick.