I love seasonal cookbooks that use fresh, local produce. In making supper tonight, I was leafing through a few to get ideas. Here are a couple of my favorites:
Vegetarian Suppers by Deborah Madison
The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters
Baking Illustrated - Cook's Illustrated
The Real Dirt on Vegetables by Farmer John
Edible Earth by Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko
Dinner ended up being:
Baking Powder biscuits from Baking Illustrated. No milk on hand so I thinned some of my raw milk yogurt.
Browned Brussel Sprouts in Parmesan Crust from The Real Dirt on Veggies.
Quinoa with Carrot and Garlic. I found this recipe somewhere online but I can't find it so I made from memory.
1 C of cooked quinoa
1 large carrot, diced
Some ginger - I used about 3 T
~3 T of flour
Salt & pepper to taste
While the quinoa is simmering, warm and slightly soften the carrot and garlic. Pull from the heat. Cool quinoa in a bowl until it is comfortable enough to handle. Stir in the carrot mixture. Sprinkle with flour and mix well until the mixture sticks together. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet. Form the quinoa mixture into little patties (approx 2") and fry in the olive oil. Serve warm, room temp or cold. I drizzle with some yogurt with fresh herbs. They are delicious the next day for lunch too.