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November produce: What’s in season?

Summer might seem like the time for the tastiest fruits and the vegetables, but there is plenty of produce that grows in colder weather or even in neighboring tropical climates. Fruits and veggies tastes best when you eat them in season, so while you might be bummed your favorite berries are bitter this time of year, there are still tons of great options for eating in season items that are ripe right now. Here is what will give you peak flavor in November: Apples Apples are the perfect fall ingredients, adding flavor to foods both sweet and savory. Plus, they’re delicious all on their own. Chop fresh apples in your oatmeal, bread, or yogurt for a healthy dose of fiber, vitamin B-6, and vitamin C. Artichokes Artichokes are delicious and fun to eat. They make an appearance at many holiday tables because they are ripe and ready this time of year.…

Grilled artichoke spinach panini recipe

Whether served warm or cold, at the table or at the tailgate, spinach artichoke dip is always a hit. It’s always been one of my favorite appetizers, so I decided to try to make it officially into a meal. I had delicious success turning it into a loaf, so I thought, why not a sandwich! This recipe is bursting with delicious smokey grilled artichoke hearts, spinach and lots of gooey cheese, all piled high on toasty garlic bread — because garlic bread makes everything better. I used a panini press because it’s easier, but you can use a griddle or even a heavy pan on top of your sandwich to help give it a good squish as it’s cooking. Try this super tasty recipe for spinach and artichoke panini for lunch or dinner today. Grilled artichoke spinach panini Ingredients 8 slices of sourdough bread 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp garlic…

A cookbook to get you fired up about grilling from Char-Broil

The origins of grilling go back to prehistoric times when our ancestors skewered meat on a stick and stuck it over a hot fire. While there’s something still so satisfying about watching the way the intense heat turns food to a crisp, we’ve come a long way since then. Humans have perfected grilling and barbecuing, smoking, rotisserie cooking and even infrared. We’ve made outdoor cooking an activity instead of a chore. And we’ve moved beyond the meat madness, and have learned to appreciate well-executed vegetarian fare from the fires as well. Char-Broil’s Great Book of Grilling ($24.99, 336 pages) covers the whole myriad of cooking methods with 300 different recipes, from pork, poultry, beef and lamb, to appetizers, seafood, salads, vegetables and desserts. The recipes in each section of the book vary from as basic or creative as you care to get, but in the spirit of outdoor grilling, they’re never fussy. Most require only ingredients you’ll have in your well-stocked fridge.…

What produce is in season in January: Citrus, beets, and more

Happy New Year, everyone! Whether you’re a lifelong healthy eater or just taking the first steps toward your New Year’s resolution, it’s easy to get tripped up on what healthy produce options are in season and available during the cold winter months. Sure you can buy nearly anything you want in the supermarket, but that doesn’t mean those strawberries shipped halfway around the world are going to be any good. To stick to your healthy diet (and detox from all of those holiday cookies), you need to know what’s going to taste best during this coldest month for growing. So what is in season in January? For most of the country, not a whole lot. But between cheery citrus and crunchy root vegetables, there’s still plenty of foods grown around the country to inspire your cooking through the season. Citrus Most of the citrus grown in the States comes from Florida,…