Weekend Cook and Tell: Winter Vegetable Blues

Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we page through the food sections of various national newspapers to create a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.

This week's inspiration comes from a helpful little piece in the Detroit Free Press entitled, Fresh Alternatives Banish Winter Blahs.

Those of you who have made recent trips to your local farmers' markets will agree that winter isn't the most exciting time of year for fresh produce. The tomatoes, berries, and corn of late-summer are long gone and it'll be at least a few more months until we start seeing the first green sprouts of spring produce. It seems like we've been relegated to a steady diet of apples, cabbage, and potatoes. These ingredients are great for pork chops but winter vegetables can get a little monotonous.

For this week's Weekend Cook and Tell challenge we want to hear about how you are coping with your Winter Vegetable Blues. Are you roasting squash left and right? Pureeing parsnips and turnips? Do you delve into your cache of cans and preserves? Are you finding solace in citrus? Tell us all about the delicious meals that you are making with the seasonally available produce in your area.

Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.


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