Saturday, January 5, 2008

Winter Farmers Market Dinner



I had no idea that radishes were a winter food. I went to the U-District Farmers Market today and saw tons of them. Which was lucky for me because I LOVE radishes. I was so impressed by how much you could find at this farmers market in the dead of winter: tons of greens, squashes, brussels sprouts, potatoes, carrots, and apples. And every kind of meat you could possibly want, cheese, bread, seafood, honey, jam, and apple cider. And eggs - I bought a dozen.

I also bought some collard greens. I would have gotten a butternut squash as well, but I already had one at home...

I boiled the collard greens in vegetable broth for about 40 minutes, then added a can of white beans and a pinch of red pepper flakes. The butternut squash I baked, cut side down, in a 400 degree oven for about 40-45 minutes. I put the radishes on buttered crackers, and sprinkled them with salt and pepper - definitely my favorite part of my dinner...

I love how many colors there were on my plate - all with local, seasonal food.

7 comments:

Emiline said...

This is my kind of dinner. I've never cooked greens before. Well, I've cooked kale...I don't know if that counts or not. I love squash and radishes, too.

You are so lucky to have a winter farmers market! I guess it's a perk of being in the city.

Nina Roux said...

i just saw on "no reservations" with anthony bourdain that radishes dipped in butter is a traditional french treat. did u already know that? Also, so crazy: i have kale in my fridge and a can of white beans that I'm going to cook tonight with the cooks illustrated chicken-in-a-pot recipe (in the dutch oven, super easy). and that pic of the radishes is crazy beatuiful...

Rhubarb Sky said...

Oh, oh, the radish picture is beautiful. And, can I come raid your farmer's market!? I can't believe the bounty at this time of year!

Cynthia said...

This is such a healthy and beautiful plate!

Gigi said...

What a beautiful bunch of radishes! Great looking dinner and healthy to top it off!

Peabody said...

Now that is healthy food I will eat...looks great.

Rebecca said...

i ffing love your radish photo. Will you frame it??