Seasonal Eating: September Recipe Share and Giveaway

13 thoughts on “Seasonal Eating: September Recipe Share and Giveaway”

      1. I often cook it as a curry with masala or something of the like-the stickiness of the okra gives just the right consistency. I also love a good southern style okra cooked with tomatoes as a rice dish, or fried in with fried potatoes!


  1. This is a really tough call for me! I love collards and squash to death. But I think I’m going to have to say my peach jam, because it tastes like summer all winter long. Or maybe ginger pickled shishito peppers. Can I submit two?? Either way, It’s nice to be able to hang on to the flavors of those hot summer months for just a few weeks longer! I’m a summer girl…

    Both recipes are on my blog :)


    1. Congratulations, Anna R, you’re this month’s winner! Send a message to our facebook page, and we’ll set up a time to give you your basket. Thanks for the recipes!


  2. Rosemary Butternut Squash Lasagna

    My favorite seasonal fall food is butternut squash. This recipe harnesses its delicious flavor by first roasting it in the oven with olive oil to caramelize its sugars. Then it is mixed into a type of bechamel sauce and baked again into a lasagna with fragrant rosemary, Parmesan, and cream. Luscious and rich, it is the best thing I have ever made and one of the best things I have ever tasted. The original recipe came from a cooking magazine which I’ve altered slightly.

    3 lb butternut squash, ends cut off and halved
    3 tsp olive oil
    ½ tsp salt
    ¼ cup butter
    6 cloves garlic,minced
    ¼ cup flour
    4 cup milk
    4 tbs fresh rosemary
    9 no-boil lasagna noodles
    1⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    1 cup whipping cream


    Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Rub squash with oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast cut side down until you can easily pierce the back of the squash with a fork. Reduce oven to 375. Set aside and cool. When you can work with it, scoop the squash out from the peel.

    For Sauce:

    In a large saucepan,heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in flour and gradually stir in milk. Cool and stir until thickened and bubbly. This will probably take 15-20 minutes, so be patient. Stir in squash and rosemary.

    Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or 3 qt. casserole. Spread about 1 c. of the sauce in the baking dish. Layer 3 of the noodles in dish. Spread with 1/3 of the Parmesan cheese. Repeat layering noodles,sauce, and Parmesan cheese 2 more times. Pour whipping cream evenly over layers in dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese.

    Cover with foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake about 10 minutes more until edges are bubbly and top is lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.


  3. This is my favorite recipe for greens particularly kale from Emeril Lagasse with a few changes I like to make subbing cider vinegar for rice wine vinegar and dark instead of light brown sugar. You can use any brown ale that you like but I find that Bells Best Brown in combination with the other changes evokes the taste of maple syrup.

    Southern Cooked Greens

    1/2 pound chopped bacon
    3 cups chopped yellow onions
    Freshly ground pepper
    Cayenne pepper
    1/2 cup firmly packed DARK brown sugar
    2 tablespoons minced shallots
    1 tablespoon minced garlic
    1 (12oz) brown ale
    4 cups water
    1/4 cup APPLE CIDER vinegar
    4-6 pounds assorted greens, such as mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, kale and spinach, washed and stemmed

    In a large pot, saute the bacon until slightly crisp. Add the onions and season with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cook 6 to 7 minutes, until the onions are wilted and golden. Add the brown sugar and stir to dissolve. Add the shallots and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the water and vinegar and mix well. Begin adding the greens, a third at a time, pressing them down as they begin to wilt. Season with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until the greens are soft, about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve hot.

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