What remains in Season? October Produce

October currently? Month of pumpkin spice whatever and sweet galore? Yes! I’m going to use boots today to commemorate. I’m having a hard time to string together meaningful paragraphs today due to the fact that I kept up too late last night seeing the Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland A’s (and obviously, by “seeing the video game,” I imply talking it up with pals).

Prior to I cut to the fresh fruit and vegetables you’ll likely see at the farmers’ market this month, I owe another thank you to Becky of Vintage Mixer for enabling me to broaden upon her regular monthly seasonal guides! Click on this link to have a look at Becky’s totally free, downloadable desktop background including October produce.



I purchased the most significant, juiciest, most tasty natural honeycrisp apple recently. I enjoy crisp, sliced apples in salads with blue cheese and apple pieces dipped into peanut or almond butter. Traditionally grown apples are exposed to great deals of pesticides and after that covered with wax, so natural apples are certainly worth the additional cost. Apples in other places:

  • Raw Apple Pie by Oh, Ladycakes
  • Leek, Fennel, Apple and Walnut Soup by The Very First Mess
  • Honeycrisp Salad with Crispy Sage and Maple Vinaigrette by How Sugary Food Consumes
  • Pumpkin Buckwheat Waffles with Sautéed Apples by The Year in Food

View more C+K apple dishes ↣

Perfect Baked Apples
Perfect Baked ApplesHow to Make a Cheese Board
How to Make a Cheese BoardFavorite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and Pepitas
Favorite Green Salad with Apples, Cranberries and PepitasPomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing
Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing


Beet chips by Minimalist Baker

Confession: I do not like beets, so there are exactly absolutely no beet dishes on this blog site. In my defense, raw beets make my throat feel scratchy. Beets are greatly earthy and can be consumed fresh, prepared or roasted. Some (like the golden range) are quite sweet. Beets in other places:

  • Baked Rosemary Beet Chips by Minimalist Baker (included above!)
  • Beet Bourguignon by Green Cooking Area Stories
  • Penne Pasta in a Roasted Beet Sauce by Bev Cooks
  • Warm Kale, Quinoa and Balsamic Beet Salad by The Very First Mess



Broccoli is among those bad cruciferous veggies that has actually gotten a bum rap due to bad cooking techniques (it’s not surprising that kids do not like overcooked steamed broccoli). I enjoy raw broccoli florets on veggie plates or in salads. It ends up being absolutely tempting as soon as roasted with olive oil and sea salt. Like all brassicas, broccoli goes fantastic with garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes and other vibrant tastes. Select little, firmly loaded florets with very little brown areas. Broccoli in other places:

  • Broccoli Barley Bowl by Naturally Ella
  • Creamy Vegan Broccoli Soup by Green Cooking Area Stories
  • Roasted Broccoli Bowls by Love and Lemons
  • Roasted Broccoli Hummus by Not Without Salt

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green Olives
Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Green OlivesCream of Broccoli Soup
Cream of Broccoli SoupBroccoli Cheese Soup
Broccoli Cheese SoupPerfect Roasted Broccoli
Perfect Roasted Broccoli



My love, cabbage! Cabbage, a powerful anti-cancerous cruciferous veggie (cousin to broccoli), is fantastic raw, in slaws, roasted in pieces, or sliced and sautéed with olive oil and garlic. Select cabbages with compact heads that feel heavy for the their size. Entire cabbage is a great active ingredient to keep on hand considering that it normally keeps for a quite long period of time in the veggie crisper. Cabbage in other places:

  • Apple, Walnut and Savoy Cabbage Salad by A Couple Cooks
  • Cabbage and Carrot Salad with Peanut Sauce by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • ” Ricotta” Stuffed Cabbage by Love and Lemons
  • Roasted Cabbage Salad with Brown Butter Croutons by Basic Bites

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Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles
Colorful Vegetable Sesame NoodlesEasy Black Bean Tacos
Easy Black Bean TacosCrispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro Slaw
Crispy Bean Tostadas with Smashed Avocado and Jicama-Cilantro SlawFresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce
Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce



Do not get me begun on child carrots once again. Genuine carrots are wonderful when well roasted leave them in the oven up until they are deeply caramelized and golden. I likewise enjoy to turn full-sized raw carrots into “noodles” with my julienne peeler or “ribbons” with a routine peeler. Carrots in other places:

  • Carrot Noodles in Peanut Sauce by A Home in the Hills
  • Carrot Salad with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas by Smitten Cooking Area
  • Grilled Cheese with Roasted Carrots and Carrot Green Pesto by Happyolks
  • Sunburst Carrot Salad Dish by 101 Cookbooks

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Colorful Veggie Sesame Noodles
Colorful Vegetable Sesame NoodlesTangy Lentil Salad with Dill & Pepperoncini
Tangy Lentil Salad with Dill & PepperonciniBest Vegan Lasagna
Finest Vegan LasagnaCreamy Roasted Carrot Soup
Creamy Roasted Carrot Soup



I have actually stated it as soon as and I’ll state it once again: roasting cauliflower with olive oil and sea salt changes the cruciferous veggie from boring to French-fry tempting. You can likewise pulse raw cauliflower in the food mill to offer it a rice- or couscous-like texture. I was hesitant about cauliflower crust pizza, however it can really be respectable! Cauliflower in other places:

  • Cauliflower and Wild Rice Gratin by Sprouted Cooking Area
  • Cauliflower Pizza Crust by Vintage Mixer
  • Spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Garlicky Aioli by Basic Bites
  • Whole Roasted Tandoori Cauliflower with Mint Chutney by My Brand-new Roots

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Buffalo Cauliflower
Buffalo CauliflowerRoasted Cauliflower Steak
Roasted Cauliflower SteakHow to Make Cauliflower Rice
How to Make Cauliflower RiceRoasted Cauliflower (Four Ways!)
Roasted Cauliflower (4 Ways!).

collard greens

collard greens

Poor collard greens have actually been overcooked for years. They’re frequently seen in Southern cooking with bacon. Raw collards are quite difficult and bitter, as far as greens go. My preferred method to prepare them is the Brazilian approach: julienne the leaves and sauté them quickly with olive oil, salt and red pepper flakes. Then they’re definitely tasty! Have a look at my spaghetti dish (revealed above) for the cooking approach. Collard greens in other places:

  • Chickpea Spätzle with Shallots and Collard Greens by My Name is Yeh
  • Collard Covers with Carrot Hummus by Love and Lemons
  • Italian White Bean Soup by A Couple Cooks
  • Super Powered Tomato and Basil Collard Covers by The Very First Mess

Quick Collard Greens
Quick Collard GreensBest Lentil Soup
Finest Lentil SoupVegetarian Peanut Soup
Vegetarian Peanut SoupLemony Collard Greens Pasta
Lemony Collard Greens Pasta.



Sweet corn is still going strong! It’s difficult to beat corn grilled in its husk, served with butter and salt. To prevent genetically customized corn, purchase natural. Corn in other places:

  • Grilled Zucchini and Corn Tostadas by 2 Peas and Their Pod
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad by Love and Lemons
  • Mexican Street Corn with Cashew Crema by A Home in the Hills
  • Sugary Food Corn Ceviche by Sprouted Cooking Area

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Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)
Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad)Southwestern Corn Chowder
Southwestern Corn ChowderVegetarian Succotash
Vegetarian SuccotashElote (Mexican Street Corn)
Elote (Mexican Street Corn).



Crisp cucumber does not constantly get the attention it is worthy of. Its vitamin-rich, hydrating qualities make it an exceptional juicing active ingredient. Peeled, muddled and strained cucumber makes an extremely rejuvenating mixed drink. Cucumber water is a reward simply soak cucumber and lemon pieces in a pitcher of water. Cucumber in other places:

  • Cucumber Radish Avocado Gazpacho by What’s Cooking Good Looking
  • Lemon Cucumber Tofu Salad Dish by 101 Cookbooks
  • Thai Coconut Cucumber Salad by Love and Lemons
  • Viennese Cucumber Salad by Smitten Cooking Area

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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Greek Dressing
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Greek DressingEasy Tomato Salad
Easy Tomato SaladEasy Homemade Pickles
Easy Homemade PicklesLayered Panzanella
Layered Panzanella.



Eggplant is a little an enigma. Those deep purple orbs might pass for dinosaur eggs! I like cubed, roasted eggplant in pasta, and velvety baba ghanoush, which resembles hummus, with pita bread. Eggplant sets specifically well with garlic, lemon, parsley, basil, onions and bell peppers. Eggplant in other places:

  • Eggplant, Chard and Tomato Quinoa Gratin by Coffee Shop Johnsonia
  • Quinoa Crusted Eggplant Parmigiana by Cooking Area Confidante
  • Roasted Eggplant With Miso Lime Dressing by The Year in Food
  • Stewed Eggplant and Tomatoes with Polenta by Coffee Shop Johnsonia

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Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla NormaCaponata
RatatouilleItalian Eggplant Parmesan
Italian Eggplant Parmesan.



Grapes are quite ideal all by themselves, or as a welcome, light choice on cheese plates. I just recently found the magic that is roasted grapes. Roasted grapes are sweet, jammy and tasty on goat cheese or brie crostini. Grapes in other places:

  • Fundamental Roasted Grapes by The Vanilla Bean Blog Site
  • Concord Grape Sorbet by Kimberley Hasselbrink
  • Roasted Fall Veggies with a Roasted Grape Sauce by Bev Cooks
  • Roasted Grape and Walnut Rice Pilaf Dish by Vintage Mixer



Kale is so hot today. I enjoy to slice kale for stir-fries, or massage it with a dash of salt for salads (see any of my kale salads for more direction), or gently coat approximately sliced kale with olive oil and roast it for kale chips. You can likewise mix kale into healthy smoothies or juice it. Kale in other places:

  • Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale by The Year in Food
  • Quinoa and Kale Patties by Yummy Dinner
  • Toasted Kale and Pan Fried Chickpea Salad by A Home in the Hills
  • Kale and Sage Pesto Crostini With Roasted Veggies by Bev Cooks

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Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & Ricotta
Lemony Green Pasta with Peas & RicottaBest Stuffed Shells
Finest Packed ShellsPasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)
Pasta e Fagioli (Italian Pasta and Beans)Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice "Stuffing"
Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate and Wild Rice “Packing”.



Who understood? Melons are still in company. Get your fill of watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew while you still can. Attempt tossing huge pieces of melon onto the grill for more mouthwatering applications. Melons in other places:

  • Balsamic Melon Salad by The Very First Mess
  • Cantaloupe Sherbert by Happiness the Baker
  • Mojito Melon Salsa by How Sugary Food Consumes
  • Watermelon Basil Salad by A Home in the Hills

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Watermelon Salad with Herbed Yogurt Sauce
Watermelon Salad with Herbed Yogurt SauceTropical Fruit Salad
Tropical Fruit SaladArugula & Watermelon Salad
Arugula & Watermelon SaladWatermelon Mimosas
Watermelon Mimosas.



Mushrooms are unusual. They’re fungis! Edible, earthy mushrooms can be consumed raw, prepared, etc. They combine well with garlic, shallots, olive oil, pepper, dry red white wine and herbs like flat-leaf parsley, chives, rosemary, tarragon and thyme Mushrooms in other places:

  • Creamy Poblano Mushrooms with Polenta by Pinch of Yum
  • Mushroom, Farro and Fontina Salad by What’s Gaby Cooking
  • Mushroom and Quinoa Lettuce Covers by Love and Lemons
  • Pizza Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms by Food Lover Crush

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Christmas Enchiladas
Christmas EnchiladasBest Vegan Lasagna
Finest Vegan LasagnaRoasted Mushrooms with Herbed Quinoa
Roasted Mushrooms with Herbed QuinoaVegetarian Pho
Vegetarian Pho.



Pears are normally more rough than their cousins, the apples, and ripeness is short lived. They are tasty, nevertheless. Pears combine well (see what I did there?) with blue cheese and balsamic vinegar in sweet-and-savory salads. In desserts, they’re charming with warming spices, cream, honey and lemon. Pears in other places:

  • Brown Sugar Pear Steel Cut Oats by Minimalist Baker
  • Pear and Hazelnut Muffins by Sprouted Cooking Area
  • Pear Butter by Vintage Mixer
  • Roasted Pear, Gorgonzola and Honey Toast by Naturally Ella

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Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing
Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger DressingPear Cranberry Crisp
Pear Cranberry CrispPear, Raspberry and Goat Cheese Crostini
Pear, Raspberry and Goat Cheese CrostiniPear Nectar with Reposado Tequila
Pear Nectar with Reposado Tequila.


bell peppers

Peppers! Enlivening supper in the New World for as long as we can keep in mind. September is prime-time show for abundant, lively peppers. Try to find bell peppers, jalapeños, poblanos and more. Peppers in other places:

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers by Spoon Fork Bacon
  • Lentil Stuffed Peppers by Cooking Area Confidante
  • Panzanella with Cherry Tomatoes and Bell Peppers by A Couple Cooks
  • Red Pepper Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach by What’s Gaby Cooking

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Christmas Enchiladas
Christmas EnchiladasFavorite Chickpea Salad
Favorite Chickpea SaladRoasted Red Peppers
Roasted Red PeppersCreamy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy Spinach Artichoke Dip.



Everyone enjoys pumpkin, right? As you popular, pumpkin plays perfectly with warming spices, like cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves (those are the basic active ingredients in pumpkin pie mix). Roast fresh pumpkin for mouthwatering meals or toss it into the food mill to make homemade pumpkin purée. (The wetness material in homemade pumpkin purées can differ substantially, which is why most bakers go with canned.) Pumpkins in other places:

  • Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup by Love and Lemons
  • Pumpkin and Fried Sage Flatbread by Food Lover Crush
  • Pumpkin No-Bake Energy Bites by Gim me Some Oven
  • Entire Wheat Pumpkin Waffles by Lauren’s Newest

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Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Perfect Roasted Pumpkin SeedsEasy Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups
Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake CupsPumpkin Spice Blend
Pumpkin Spice BlendHealthy Pumpkin Muffins
Healthy Pumpkin Muffins.



Raw, sliced radishes provide a spicy crunch to salads and makes a terrific garnish for fresh Mexican meals. I frequently choose radishes to raw red onion, which can quickly overwhelm other raw active ingredients. Entire, raw, hot radishes served with butter and flaky salt are an extremely basic and tasty appetiser. I likewise enjoy pickled radishes, however the decision is still out on roasted radishes. Radishes in other places:

  • Avocado and Edamame Salad by Happiness the Baker
  • Black Bean Tacos with Radish Salsa and Feta by A Couple Cooks
  • Deconstructed Radish Sushi Bowl by Naturally Ella
  • Roasted Radish and Garlic Salad with Coconut Milk Dressing by Dolly and Oatmeal

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Tortilla Soup
Tortilla SoupChilaquiles Rojos
Chilaquiles RojosFattoush Salad with Mint Dressing
Fattoush Salad with Mint DressingFresh Herbed Avocado Salad
Fresh Herbed Avocado Salad.



Enjoyable truth: Popeye consumed spinach for the iron material, which was overemphasized by 10 times when a researcher unintentionally ran one decimal point forward. It’s still excellent for you, though! I enjoy sliced spinach salads and wilted spinach when it’s integrated with other active ingredients, like on pizza or in lasagna. Spinach in other places:

  • Banana, Chia and Spinach Shake by What’s Gaby Cooking
  • Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pizza by How Sugary Food Consumes
  • Skinny Spinach Lasagna by Pinch of Yum
  • Spinach and Potato Breakfast Hash by Happiness the Baker

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Christmas Enchiladas
Christmas EnchiladasFresh Creamed Spinach
Fresh Creamed SpinachCreamy Spinach Artichoke Dip
Creamy Spinach Artichoke DipHealthy Breakfast Casserole
Healthy Breakfast Casserole.



Summertime squash, like zucchini, and winter season squash, like delicata and spaghetti squash, are sitting side-by-side in farmers’ markets today. Summer season squash ranges (like zucchini and yellow squash) have a thin skin that does not need peeling. A lot of winter season squash (like butternut and kabocha, however not delicata) have thick skins that typically require to be eliminated. Squash in other places:

  • Baked Purple Kale, Cilantro and Spaghetti Squash Cakes by Dolly and Oatmeal
  • Roasted Acorn Squash Pancakes by Bev Cooks
  • Spaghetti Squash Noodle Bowl and Lime Peanut Sauce by The Very First Mess
  • Squash Pasta with Yogurt, Peas and Chile by The Year in Food

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Spiralized Ratatouille
Spiralized RatatouilleAlmond-Sesame Soba Zoodles with Quick-Pickled Veggies
Almond-Sesame Soba Zoodles with Quick-Pickled VeggiesMediterranean Couscous Salad with Raw Squash and Feta
Mediterranean Couscous Salad with Raw Squash and FetaStacked Tomato, Summer Vegetable and Grilled Bread Salad
Stacked Tomato, Summertime Veggie and Grilled Bread Salad.

Sugary Food Potatoes

sweet potatoes

I utilized to dislike sweet potatoes! Then I attempted a sweet potato fry and altered my tune. I still do not take pleasure in sweetened, mashed sweet potatoes, however I might live off of salted, caramelized, roasted sweet potato. I specifically enjoy Mexican-style sweet potatoes with black beans, salsa verde and hot sauce! Sweet potatoes in other places:

  • Crispy Sugary Food Potato Roast by Smitten Cooking Area
  • Miso-Maple Sugary Food Potato Tacos by Love and Lemons
  • Sugary Food Potato Granola by Minimalist Baker
  • Vanilla Bean Sugary Food Potato Waffles by Happiness the Baker

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Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole
Pecan Sugary Food Potato CasseroleFavorite Veggie Burgers
Favorite Vegetable BurgersPerfect Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Perfect Roasted Sugary Food PotatoesSeriously Good Vegetable Soup
Seriously Excellent Veggie Soup.



How I want red, ripe tomatoes remained in season year-round. We’ll need to get our fill this month. Ripe tomatoes do not require much aid when it pertains to preparation a spray of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil has to do with all you require. Raw and roasted tomatoes are likewise remarkable with garlic and basil. I’m quite consumed with burst cherry tomatoes whether roasted or prepared in a pan on the stovetop they never ever let me down. Tomatoes in other places:

  • Homemade Bloody Mary Mix by Big Consumes, Tiny Cooking Area (by my pal Alissa, I can confirm firsthand that this things is AMAZING!)
  • Truly Excellent (Vegan) Tomato Soup by The Very First Mess
  • Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes by Smitten Cooking Area
  • Roasted Tomato Caprese with Avocado by Not Without Salt

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Roasted Tomatoes
Roasted TomatoesCucumber Tomato Salad with Greek Dressing
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Greek DressingBaked Feta Dip with Cherry Tomatoes
Baked Feta Dip with Cherry TomatoesCaprese Sandwich
Caprese Sandwich.

Trying to find a component that didn’t make the list? Inspect my brand-new active ingredient index for pertinent dishes.

Wish to browse a complete list of my fall dishes? Here you go!

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