Archive for the ‘ In Season ’ Category

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? November

We’re heading into comfort food season, and that’s definitely evident at the market. The month’s menu shifts from the last truly fresh salads of the season into roasted squash, potato dishes, and the rich, earthy favors of mushrooms. Vegetables Pumpkins Winter squash Yellow squash Sweet potatoes Broccoli Mushrooms Spinach Fruit Apples Cranberries Grapes Oranges Tangerines […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Broiled Yellow Squash

Squash and zucchini are plentiful, but ideas for what to do with them tend to elude me. Last weekend, my farmer’s market was practically giving away beautiful yellow squash. I decided to just throw something together and came up with this recipe. Broiling can be dangerous; I’ve burned more than my share of food over […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? October

The market starts to get quiet this time of year. The berry and stone fruit vendors are gone. The quick perishables of summer are giving way to the longer-lasting root vegetables and squash that will carry us through the winter. I am a terrible sucker for cranberry sauce. This is the time of year where […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? September

In most of the country, the early days of September remind you that summer is drawing to a close. In northern California, September is still squarely in the summer season, leaving us more than a little bit surprised that the summer fruits have vanished from the market. Our “Corn Man” will be switching to apple […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Balsamic Fig Sauce

It’s fig season in California! Fresh figs are amazing, especially when topped with a dollop of goat cheese and roasted at 450 for 5 minutes until the cheese just starts to turn golden. Dried figs aren’t designed for the same straight-up sweetness, but they make a nice addition to sauces. Ingredients Light olive oil 4 […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Cherry Tomato Sauce

Yes, I have four tomato plants, each churning out tomatoes at the rate of 1-2 per day. So why did I buy two pints of cherry tomatoes at the farmer’s market? Partly because of my obsession with tomatoes, and partly because they were only $1 per pint. If they’re going to practically give me tomatoes, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? August

My calendar says that it’s August, which comes as a complete shock since I’m still wondering where June went. July? Completely missing in action. Betty grew up on a farm and always knew what was in season, fruits and vegetables that were plentiful and cheap. Being a child of the modern food chain where grapes […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Wheat Berry Greek Salad

I’ve been looking for new ways to add whole grains to our diet, and my latest addition is the wheat berry. They’re very basic and will absorb the flavor of whatever they’re mixed with, making them a good cold salad base. Ingredients 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tbsp lemon juice 2 tsp chopped fresh […] Read More