Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.
Something different for dinner!
Carrots are another local produce item that can be found throughout most (if not all) of the long WI winter.
Nutty toasted pecans are a nice complement to Brussels sprouts.
Radishes get special treatment here: sautéed with snap peas and butter, then glazed with orange juice and dill! Yum.
The fresh, summery flavor of snap peas is set off by the sweetness of lightly cooked carrots and a honey glaze. Sweet simplicity.
The fresh, summery flavor of sugar snap peas is set off by the sweetness of lightly cooked carrots and a honey glaze. Sweet simplicity.
“This humble braise more or less cooks itself. The vegetables are cut into large pieces (quick to prepare) and are meltingly tender when finished. Some might say they’re overcooked, and they are soft, but this only brings out their flavors. Once, when I added some pesto at the end, the familiar flavors told me that I had made a soupe au pisou, only a heartier version.” - Deborah Madison
Simple simple simple. Tasty tasty tasty.
With minimal preparation and not too many ingredients, this is a great way to enjoy dandelion greens.
A perfect, easy side dish.
A simple slaw with nourishing flaxseed oil, sweet honey and spicy chilies.
Throw these ingredients in a crock-pot and enjoy the warm, delicious and fragrant food that practically cooks itself!
“The chanterelles were at the Bellingham, Washington farmers’ market on Columbus Day. My farmer friends had spaghetti squash in their garden, so we put them together for dinner. I wouldn’t have thought so, buy they made a wonderful dish and one that’s incredibly easy to prepare. As always, foods in season together taste good together.” - Deborah Madison
Ramps are a delicious wild plant that lends a complex onion-like flavor to dishes. It's native to WI and only available at the beginning of spring. Enjoy this delicious tidbit of nature while you can!
Tender baked celeriac characterized by a creamy, Indian inspired, spiced sauce. An entree or side that accentuates a salad of mixed greens tossed in a light vinaigrette. Easily altered according to whatever spices suit your fancy. Garam masala for Indian one night, smoked chili peppers and cumin for Southwestern another night. Tasty.
Awesomely tasty greens with a kick.
These spicy sweet potatoes will warm you right up during the long months of winter.
This fast and interesting preparation of spinach is found all over the Mediterranean and shows the influence of Saracen (Persian) cooking. The spinach may be steamed ahead of time, but the sautéing must be done at the last minute. Chard and escarole are also excellent prepared in this way.
Creamy avocado complements tangy grapefruit in this healthy summer time salad.
Creamy avocado combines with the zesty flavor of grapefruit in this healthy spinach salad!
This fresh and crunchy potato salad is accented with spring and summer vegetables, a great dish for upcoming picnics and potlucks.
A decadent yet simple springtime dish.
Almost effortless to prepare, but gratifying. Lime and scallions make unlikely companions for squash, but it works. Lime juice tempers the sweetness of the squash, while scallions lend a savory touch. A nice diversion from more traditional squash recipes.
Using a mix of vegetables will dress-up a summer dinner.
Mmmm... these perfectly spiced sweet pickled carrots are a perfect with salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack!
This rich and creamy sweet potato dish would be welcome at Thanksgiving dinner. Using a mandolin makes quick work of slicing the sweet potatoes.
This surprising combination is a true crowd pleaser.
"First of all, thank my lucky stars for Deborah Madison, whose original recipe I have adapted and expanded on.
I am a big fan of preparing my ingredients ahead of time, and I especially recommend doing so with soup. It makes the cooking process so much easier to have everything you are going to need ready and waiting, instead of desperately scrambling to chop one thing while frantically stirring another."
A lovely way to get still more greens into one's diet!
Rich and creamy!
Millet is an excellent and delicious whole grain. Combined with protein rich tofu, it makes a perfect veggie patty for burger night!
Tomatillos are a wonderful but perhaps underutilized WI fruit that is available in great abundance this time of year. Experiment with making your own salsa and have fun with Eating Locally!
Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.
“The sweetness of the pears plays of the slight bitterness of the turnip. Lemon juice and walnuts work together to add the finishing touches that make this dish great."
This healthy and flavorful salad is just the lunch or dinnertime trick. Make extra large portions and serve as a platter salad with a side of sliced baguettes and hummus.
Another great thing about this recipe is that you can really use any combo of winter veggies you’d like. Not a fan of beets? Why not throw in a turnip? Can’t stand carrots? Throw in some red potatoes. It’s really up to you.
A zesty and unusual combination.
These just may be the most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
A lovely way to use oh so plentiful zucchini!
"Get ready to turn plain old zucchini into something fabulous!" - 100 Days of Real Food
Serve this alongside soup or salad or as a garden-fresh appetizer.
Enjoy this pie for brunch or dinner.
Plentiful throughout the summer, zucchini are a prime candidate for pickling. You'll be rewarded with brilliantly-flavored and -colored pickles.
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