Oct 222010

Good day all,
Well here we are nearing the end of a fabulous October. Having lived in Park City for the last 11 years I am ready and expecting snow within the next week. This is great. A signal of changing seasons, and for me….. new food ideas as well as fun seasonal product.
When you think of the winter what types of food items do you think of?
Here are a few of my favorite things to work with during the fall and winter;
• Chevre (a goats’ cheese, smooth and creamy)
• Radicchio (a bitter “green” hearty, good grilled or raw)
• Pears
• Apples
• Squash, such as butternut and acorn
• Brussels sprouts
• Artichokes
• Yams
• Beets (both gold and red, also if you can find them striped are super tasty)
This time of year is also a great time to start canning. If you came across the tomatoes at the Park City Farmers’ Market you know that you cannot get tomatoes that are as tasty throughout the winter. So canning them creates an opportunity to eat the flavorful tomatoes over the winter. Other ways of preserving great seasonal items are pickling, stewing, and curing. We like pickling beans, asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini, and cauliflower. Each of those items takes on a unique flavor when pickled, matching well with cheeses, charcuteries, or even just to snack on. We have also started drying fruits and melons. This is a great way to enjoy, in the winter months, wonderful melons, fruits, and berries grown in Utah.