Friday, March 28, 2014

Seasonal Eating

If you can't tell by now, I'm a big fan of local, seasonal foods. I haven't always been this way. But, the more I learned about our food system, the more passionate I've become.

Eating seasonally can seem a little overwhelming at first. Who doesn't miss tomatoes in the winter or butternut squash in the summer? But a tomato in the winter has zero taste. And if you live somewhere where there is snow, it's been trucked thousands of miles to get to the store.

While we've been a member of some sort of CSA for almost 6 years now, our garden last year is really what pushed us fully into seasonal eating. When you get 10 crook eck squash at a time, you have to become creative. Or hope that your neighbors like them as well!

I love cookbooks and pinning recipes on Pinterest, but I generally turn to one cookbook when I'm looking for new and fun ideas.

The recipe is divided by seasons and is wonderful. Even if you don't follow a recipe exactly, it gives you fresh ideas. And one of the authors is from West Virginia!

What's your favorite cookbook?

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