Warm Quinoa Salad with Winter Vegetables

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INGREDIENTS
1 winter squash (such as butternut, acorn, etc.), halved and seeds discarded
3–4 medium beets
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch dice
4 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups arugula
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)

PREPARATION

Butternut Squash Mashed Potatoes

INGREDIENTS
3–4 cups butternut squash, peeled, seeded, cut into 1-inch cubes
3–4 cups potatoes, peeled or not, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon chopped rosemary leaves
1–2 tablespoons olive oil (enough to lightly coat all veggies)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream

PREPARATION

Get Gemutlich with Winter Squash

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Gemutlich—adj., having a feeling or atmosphere of warmth and friendliness; cosy.

The first sparkle of hard frost and the chill that grips us this month triggers thoughts of cozying up by the hearth of a little cottage somewhere. Maybe in your imagination, it’s a Hobbit house or a Thomas Kinkade bungalow. Or maybe your hearth is something from Dickens––where the heart of every tale, and the hands of practically every character, is warmed by a few chunks of coal on the grate.

Roasted Winter Veggie Salad

Squash and Greens Risotto

spinach-risottoRecipe Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

INGREDIENTS

2-3 lbs. winter squash
5 cups chicken broth
1   cup dry white cooking wine
1 medium leek, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
5 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 tsp dried (optional)

What's in Season November 2013

Here’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in November by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

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FruitGuys Favorites: Seeing Orange

We asked The FruitGuys staffers to pony up with their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. And maybe we’re all watching a little too much Netflix, but all the recipes featured a main ingredient with a certain stand-out hue that just so happens to be front and center of a new Netflix-exclusive show. See if you can guess the color that ties the following recipes together.

Super Simple Squash Soup

Acorn Squash Quesadilla

Squash-acornCourtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop

The secret to getting your quesadillas crisp is to cook them in either butter or lard, and no skimping. A griddle is best if you have one, but a regular old frying pan will do in a pinch.

Winter Squash Butter

Japanese pumpkinAdapted from Better Homes and Gardens

INGREDIENTS
2/3 cup mashed squash pulp (see Cook’s note)
2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey; or 1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon fresh orange or lemon juice (orange is sweeter)
1/2 teaspoon ground sage (optional)
Salt to taste

PREPARATION

What's in Season October 2013

asian-pears-basketHere’s a preview from The FruitGuys regional produce buyers of the fresh fruits and vegetables being harvested in October by some of our farms. To see what’s being delivered in your box this week, visit fruitguys.com/mix and choose your region.

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