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What to Eat This Fall

Enjoy the Season's Freshest Foods

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  • Thank you so much SP for encouraging us all to eat local and be kinder to the environment! A healthy lifestyle for each of us should include one that's healthy for the world we live in too. :) And can't wait to try Swiss Chard! - 9/23/2011 2:10:53 PM
  • It was nice to see some good ideas of what to buy, but almost EVERY serving suggestion included butter, cheese, or ice cream. I would have liked to see some healthier preparation methods paired with these healthy foods. Alternatives to butter, salt, and sugar would have been great suggestions. - 9/23/2011 9:26:05 AM
  • Great article - I especially liked the idea of sauteeing the apple slices! - 9/23/2011 9:24:06 AM
  • SUNNYSPARKER
    I thoroughly enjoyed this article -- it was not only informative and interesting, it also was so descriptive that I can't wait to head off to my local farmers market and pack my bags with fresh apples and squash.

    And the timing of this article was perfect -- after all, it IS the first day of autumn. Happy Autumn everyone!! - 9/23/2011 8:03:51 AM
  • Our town is just getting it's first farmers' market! I can't wait to check out the local produce. It starts October 3rd and runs through December 1st. - 9/23/2011 7:09:40 AM
  • LANTRE
    Farmers' markets are great and a positive way to support your local economy. Keep in mind, though, that not all food found in these markets is local and some comes from the same channels as supermarket foods. If you`re interested in local foods, be sure to ask the vendor where it came from.

    If you are interested in going further but just don't know where to start, the following two links are pretty good resources:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-beck
    er/seven-great-questions-to_b_350268.html
    http://www.sustainabletable.org/shop/que
    stions/

    Once you start digging deeper, you will probably be amazed (and shocked) to find out what goes on behind our backs in the food system and until we start asking questions and demanding answers, it will continue to be hidden.
    - 9/23/2011 6:15:26 AM
  • HEALTHYSOON2
    Wonderfully written and a great reminder. I've been hearing more and more about seasonal shopping/eating; and it's wonderful to see how easy and tastefully it can be accomplished.... - 11/11/2010 9:48:18 AM
  • SWEETROSE412
    DEE-NICE thanks for the website address! - 9/29/2010 8:38:25 PM
  • Another way to cook acorn squash is in the microwave - prick the skin well, place it stem end down in a bowl or on a plate (microwave-safe, of course), then nuke on high for about 8 minutes. I then use an oven mitt, cut the squash in half and take out the seeds. The squash should be somewhat mushy when done so it will scoop out easily. - 9/29/2010 2:01:45 PM
  • Great well-written article. It was especially nice that instead of just a list of seasonal foods, she included how to cook them. Thanks! I learned a lot and will be trying some new-to-me vegetables. - 9/29/2010 10:54:03 AM
  • Good idea.
    This website will help you find what's in season in your area:
    http://www.simplesteps.org/eat-local - 9/29/2010 10:33:33 AM
  • I always prefer to eat what's seasonal. It's fresher and more nutritious and is generally cheaper.

    Meat and fish are also seasonal. Right now the best buys on that front are:

    grouse
    guinea fowl
    lamb
    partridge
    rabbit
    venison
    wood pigeon
    __________

    brill
    clams
    cod
    crab
    grey mullet
    haddock
    halibut
    john dory
    lemon sole
    lobster
    mackerel
    monkfish
    mussels
    oysters
    pilchard
    plaice
    pollack
    prawns
    scallops
    sea bass
    sea bream
    shrimp
    squid
    turbot
    winkles - 9/29/2010 7:57:27 AM
  • Local harvests are the best! We grow a fair amount of our own foods and can or freeze them for the winter months. We go to a local pick-ur-own apple orchards and pick our winter supply of apples. They are not 100% ripe but ripen slowly as the winter starts to settle in upon us. - 9/18/2010 10:03:09 AM
  • SUSHAH
    I took advantage of the abundant harvest of fresh fruits and vegetables at the local farmers' market and bought some apples, several smaller pumpkins, and a variety of squashes. I am canning and freezing some, but am definitely enjoying preparing them fresh everyday in a variety of recipes. - 11/9/2009 7:37:03 AM
  • Thank you, Loved reading this. Just in time for first day of autumn tomorrow. I am going to check out the local harvest link now.
    Nancy - 9/21/2009 9:00:05 AM

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