Serves 6 – recipe by Courtney McDonald
-2 medium winter squash, such as acorn, kabocha or butternut
-3 Tbsp. local honey
-4 Tbsp. salted or unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
-8 sprigs fresh thyme
-salt and pepper, to taste
-8 slices bacon, cooked to your liking
Preheat oven to 425. Carefully cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Lay out the squash on a rimmed baking sheet or large glass baking dish, cut side up. Drizzle evenly with the honey and butter pieces and season to taste with salt and pepper. Place a sprig of thyme on each piece of squash.
Add a few tablespoons of water to the bottom of the baking dish, cover with foil and bake until squash is tender, 30-40 minutes. Remove foil and allow to caramelize for another 5 minutes. Add the cooked bacon slices just to warm and serve immediately!
Recipe by Courtney McDonald
-2 Tbsp. olive oil
-6 pork loin chops
-2 Tbsp unsalted butter
-8 fresh thyme sprigs
-3 tart green apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼ inch thick
-2 Tbsp honey
-sat and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Heat a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil. Season the pork chops to taste with salt and pepper and add to the pan (in batches if they won’t all fit together). Avoid crowding the pan or the pork chops will steam. Cook the chops until well-caramelized on both sides and cooked just under your liking. Remove chops from the pan and set aside to rest.
Wipe excess oil from pan and add the butter, thyme, apples and honey. The apples will start to release moisture and absorb any browned bits left from the pork chops. Cook this mixture, stirring occasionally, until apples begin to soften – about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Once apples are soft, place the cooked chops back into the pan, on top of the apple mixture. Put the whole pan in the oven to heat through – about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
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Serves 6 – recipe by Courtney McDonald
-3 fuyu or gosho persimmon, pits removed, cut into 8ths
-4 radishes, washed and thinly sliced
-2 cups winter greens such as arugula, mizuna or spinach,
washed and torn into bite-size pieces
-2 crisp apples
-juice and zest of 2 meyer lemons
-1/4-1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
-1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
-salt and pepper, to taste
Place the persimmon wedges, sliced radish and greens into a large mixing bowl. Dice the apples into large chunks and add to the bowl. While tossing gently, slowly add the meyer lemon juice and zest. Next add the olive oil and toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer salad to a serving bowl, top with the chopped walnuts and serve immediately!
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