Even if we love eating your favorite fruit and veggies all year long it is preferable to respect the season to eat what mother nature offers to us during harvesting season.
In this article we are going to share easy recipes to enjoy what the season is offering right now.
In The United States of America, the climate and the soil are so diverse that the harvesting is different from one State to another. What you will find in the State of Florida will be probably different than in the State of Texas.
Here is a list what should be in season right now:
Apple sauce: To make a delicious apple sauce it is very easy and not really time consuming. You can even do it with your kids they will love it. Pick 5 apples and wash them. Cut the apples in half, from the stem to the tail to split the core into two halves. Remove the seeded core. Then, cut each half of the apple into quarters. You do not need to peel the apples. Put your apples in a saucepan, add four tablespoons of sugar, 7 oz of water and a teaspoon of vanilla paste. If you do not have vanilla replace it by cinnamon. Let it cook at medium-low heat and stir it regularly to make sure that it does not stick at the bottom of the pan. When the water is fully evaporated, and the apples are cooked (they look like a puree) use a blender to mix it and the apple sauce is ready. You can eat it the way it is or spread it on bread or use it as filling for a pie.
Asparagus: Super simple and delicious asparagus can be made by just roasting them in the oven. To make roasted asparagus wash them first, lay them on a pan that goes in the oven. Spread a decent amount of olive oil on the asparagus a hint of salt and pepper. Bake them in the oven at 375F (preheat the oven first) for about 10 to 15 (more if the asparagus are big) and that is it.
Beets: Simply cook them into boiling water with a little bit of salt until they get tender. Once cold peel them, and they are ready to be eaten in a salad with some homemade vinaigrette. If you have a juicer, you can also make some juice, with carrots, lemon and ginger. Healthy and delicious.
Herbs: Herbs can be added in pretty much everything it gives flavor to meat, salad, soup, fresh juice etc. So, use herbs without moderation.
Lettuce: Wash the lettuce and make a salad by using a homemade vinaigrette: 1 cup of olive oil, 1/4 of balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, salt, pepper. Shake it and it is ready. In your salad you can add fresh tomatoes, sliced onion, boiled potatoes, sliced almonds.
Potatoes: Baked potatoes. Wash the potatoes and poke them with a fork all around them. Cook them into boiling water with a little bit of salt until they get semi tender. Preheat the oven at 350 F. When the potatoes are warm, with a knife slice them open and add a scoop of sour cream and chopped bacon. Stick them in the oven for 7 minutes. I can smell it already!
Radishes: Wash the radishes cut them in half, add some butter, a pinch of salt. Simply delicious.
Rhubarb: Rhubarb in general is expensive so if you can, buy some and make rhubarb jam. Here is the recipe. Wash the rhubarb, cut it in pieces. In a pan add the same quantity of sugar than the quantity of rhubarb (example for one pound of rhubarb you need one pound of sugar). Stir it and let it cook on a medium-low heat until it looks like a purée. Regularly stir. Be careful it might splash once it is fully cooked. Let it cool and enjoy.
Spinach: Use a juicer and squeeze one pound of fresh spinach, one cucumber, one branch of celery, add a little bit of fresh lemon juice a pinch of salt. Cheers!
Parsnips: Wash, peel and slice the parsnips. On a bed of olive oil in a saucepan add the sliced parsnips with fresh chopped parsley, diced garlic and roast everything until cooked.
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