Garden Glut Succotash with Barley, Basil and Poached Eggs

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

Never have I welcomed autumn so emphatically as this year. A response to an excessively long, hot, sticky summer? A larger desire for change in our life? I’m really not too concerned about the details; only that autumn to me means calm and comfort, and are two things I need a whole lot of at the moment.

Today I have a recipe to share that toes the line between seasons. It’s energizing and light, as you long for in summer + homey and warm, just right for autumn. With only a few ingredients this simple, traditional side is elevated to a beautiful and balanced meal — be it supper, lunch or even breakfast.

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Summer Squash Ribbons with Sage and Manchego

Eat Well Edibles Grow Well Recipe

Many a summer lunch or light supper is built from what we pick from the garden or what’s beautiful at the farm stands, celebrating the fresh food and flavors this season of plenty has to offer. And now is the time for the slender, thin-skinned squashes to shine as brightly as their golden yellows and vibrant greens do in the hot sun.

I have a particular affinity for the yellow summer squash — so pleasant, there’s little need to fuss beyond slicing.

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Salad-ing with the Seasons

Eat Well Edibles Recipe

Salads as meals are often relegated to the warmer months, when “traditional” ingredients are at their peak. I love a plate piled high with tender greens, juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumber, or fresh berries and herbs, or sweet corn and stone fruit. Refreshing and light on a hot summer’s day.

I also love, maybe even prefer, salads this time of year and into winter for the opportunity to bulk them up, and to explore alternative greens, protein sources and grains. With autumn and winter also comes some of my favorite produce items. Visit a local farmers market or grocery this weekend and you’re apt to see mountains of colorful squashes, beets, cabbages, root veg, dark leafy greens, pears, apples, persimmons, pomegranates, nuts.

“Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.”
–Henry David Thoreau

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