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This Week’s Harvest, 10/26: A Lettuce By Any Other Name…

October 27, 2011

fennel, Napa cabbage, escarole, apples, potatoes, watermelon radishes, eggs

…Is good for things other than salad?  Fortunately I know that this escarole is good cooked, because I got it once last year, and made a tasty bean-and-green stew with it.  Right now, Nick is wilting it to go in a warm salad of yellow lentils with cilantro pesto.  The recipe comes from Heidi Swanson‘s Super Natural Every Day, which I just won over on The Kitchen Illiterate.  It’s a great book, and merits a post of its own, so look for that over on Croque-Camille.

I’m always excited about fennel, and this one reminded me of a dish I made frequently at home: a creamy gratin of fennel and potatoes from Suzanne Goin’s Sunday Suppers at Lucques.  Perfect for the chilly nights ahead.

At least half of that huge Napa cabbage is getting turned into kimchi, and the rest will end up in a stir-fry.  If it was warmer I might make a tangy slaw with sesame seeds, but it’s not.

This apple-goat cheese cake was pretty darn good, so I might just make it again.

Fried egg sandwiches on English muffins are our new favorite weekend breakfast.  They’re fast, tasty, and keep us going through busy weekend days.

Originally published on Seasonal Market Menus.

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