Farm-to-Table - Seasonal Farmers Market Recipes

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    Easy Small Batch Strawberry Jam

    Small Batch Strawberry Jam
    Easy Small Batch Strawberry Jam. Diana Rattray

     This strawberry jam is made with only 3 ingredients. The delicious jam is pectin-free and super easy to cook.

    Easy Small Batch Strawberry Jam

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    Classic Rhubarb Custard Pie

    Classic Rhubarb Custard Pie
    Rhubarb Custard Pie. Diana Rattray

    This pie is a super easy preparation, especially if you use a frozen pie crust or ready-made pastry. The rhubarb filling is a custard-like mixture made with eggs, milk, and sugar.

    Classic Rhubarb Custard Pie 

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    Red Cabbage Slaw With Raisins and Pecans

    Red Cabbage Slaw
    Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw. Diana Rattray

    Red cabbage is mixed with a sweet and tangy dressing, raisins, and pecans. Serve this flavorful red cabbage salad at your next cookout.

     Red Cabbage Slaw

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    Fresh and Refreshing Blueberry Lemonade

    Blueberry Lemonade
    Blueberry Lemonade. Diana Rattray

    Fresh blueberries and lemon juice team up in this fabulous blueberry lemonade recipe. For a special event, add mint sprigs to each glass.

    Fresh and Refreshing Blueberry Lemonade

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    Simple Stewed Tomatoes

    Basic Stewed Tomatoes
    Basic Stewed Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

    Fresh tomatoes and simple seasonings are simmered to perfection. Serve them with croutons or add them to recipes. Add some lightly sauteed onions and celery if you like.

    Simple Stewed Tomatoes

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    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash With Cranberries

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash. Diana Rattray

     The combination of savory vegetables and pecans in this dish might make you think fall or winter, but don't wait for a holiday dinner to enjoy these delicious roasted vegetables. 

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash With Cranberries​​

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    Easy Blueberry Lemon Curd

    Blueberry Curd With Lemon
    Blueberry Curd With Lemon. Diana Rattray

    This easy blueberry curd gets extra flavor from fresh lemon juice, and it's very easy to make with fresh or frozen blueberries. 

    Easy Blueberry Lemon Curd

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    Quick and Easy Snow Peas With Butter and Lemon

    Butter and Lemon Snow Peas
    Butter and Lemon Snow Peas. Diana Rattray

    Use fresh snow pea pods to make this easy dish. Butter and lemon juice flavor the pea pods perfectly.

     Quick and Easy Snow Peas With Butter and Lemon

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    Butternut Squash and Pasta With Browned Butter and Sage

    Butternut Squash Pasta
    Butternut Squash Pasta. Photo: Diana Rattray

    Browned butter and sage help flavor this simple butternut squash and pasta dish. This is a delicious way to enjoy fresh butternut squash, but another similar winter squash may be substituted. Use rombi pasta, farfalle, or a similar flat or ruffled pasta.

    Butternut Squash and Pasta With Browned Butter and Sage

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    Purple Hull Peas With Andouille Sausage

    Purple Hull Peas and Spicy Sausage
    Purple Hull Peas and Spicy Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Purple hull peas are found at farmers markets in many areas of the South, and you might find them frozen in some supermarkets. Use regular black-eyed peas if purple-hull peas aren't available. This is an easy preparation with simple seasonings and sliced andouille sausage.

    Purple Hull Peas and Sausage

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    Fresh Spinach Salad With Figs and a Warm Bacon Dressing

    Spinach Salad with Fresh Figs
    Spinach Salad with Fresh Figs. Diana Rattray

    Fresh figs and blue cheese, along with a warm bacon dressing, add flavor to this elegant spinach salad. This is an excellent salad for a dinner party or special occasion meal.

    Spinach Salad With Figs and Warm Bacon Dressing

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    Fresh Kohlrabi Slaw

    Kohlrabi Slaw
    Kohlrabi Slaw. Diana Rattray

    This easy coleslaw is an excellent way to enjoy fresh kohlrabi. The slaw is made with a basic seasoned vinegar dressing.

    Kohlrabi Slaw

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    Garden Relish with Cucumbers and Green Tomatoes

    Homemade Relish
    Homemade Relish. Diana Rattray

    This flavorful garden relish is made with cucumbers, green tomatoes, peppers, and onions. This makes a great relish for hot dogs or sausages.

    Garden Relish with Cucumbers and Green Tomatoes

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    Fresh Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole

    Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole
    Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole. D.L. Rattray

    This easy zucchini and summer squash casserole is a great way to take advantage of the season's summer squash bounty. The sliced squash is baked with seasonings and a Parmesan and bread crumb topping.

    Zucchini and Summer Squash Casserole

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    Lightly Spiced Peach Cobbler Preserves

    Peach Cobbler Preserves
    Peach Cobbler Preserves. Diana Rattray

    These peach preserves are made with the addition of pectin. Spices and vanilla extract give the preserves the peach cobbler flavor.

    Peach Cobbler Preserves

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    Homemade Spiced Pear Preserves

    Pear Preserves
    Pear Preserves. Diana Rattray

    These fresh pear preserves are made without added pectin. The preserves are made with some brown sugar and cinnamon sticks.

    Spiced Pear Preserves

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    Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream With Sour Cream

    Blackberry Ice Cream
    Blackberry Ice Cream. Diana Rattray

    Sour cream adds flavor and smooth texture to this delicious blackberry ice cream. It's a fresh and simple blackberry ice cream recipe.

    Blackberry Ice Cream

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    Honey and Brown Sugar Glazed Baby Carrots

    Honey Glazed Baby Carrots
    Honey Glazed Baby Carrots. Diana Rattray

    The simple honey, lemon, and brown sugar sauce complements these carrots perfectly. The preparation is fast and easy and they make a great side dish for a big family meal or holiday dinner.

     Honey Glazed Baby Carrots

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    Cheddar Cabbage Casserole

    Baked Cabbage Gratin
    Cabbage Gratin. Diana Rattray

    Here are some of my favorite recipes using fresh seasonal farmers market produce, including recipes for Swiss chard, spinach, figs, kohlrabi, squash, cucumbers, and more.

    A little Dijon or spicy brown mustard adds zip to this delicious Cheddar cabbage casserole. Serve this flavorful cabbage casserole as part of a family meal, or serve it along with a holiday dinner.

    Cheddar Cabbage Gratin

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    Turnip Greens With Ham Shanks

    Turnip Greens With Ham
    Turnip Greens With Ham. Diana Rattray

    Serve these flavorful turnip greens with hot baked cornbread or cornbread muffins. The turnip greens are cooked with ham shanks and flavored with some garlic, onion, and cayenne pepper.

     Turnip Greens With Ham Shanks

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    Creamy Fingerling Potato Salad

    Fingerling Potato Salad
    Fingerling Potato Salad. Diana Rattray

    The sour cream and mayonnaise dressing makes this fabulous fingerling potato salad creamy and delicious. The salad may also be made with new potatoes or small red potatoes.

    Fingerling Potato Salad

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    Crustless Swiss Chard and Bacon Quiche

    Crustless Quiche Recipe With Chard and Bacon
    Crustless Quiche With Swiss Chard and Bacon. Diana Rattray

    This quiche is made without a crust, making it not only easier, but relatively light, high protein, and gluten-free.

    Crustless Chard and Bacon Quiche

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    Eggplant Casserole With Cheddar Cheese Topping

    Eggplant Casserole With Cheese
    Eggplant Casserole. Diana Rattray

    This eggplant casserole is similar to a savory bread pudding. It's made with a layer of buttered bread and a mixture of eggs and cheese.

    Eggplant Casserole With Cheddar Topping

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    Flavorful Homemade Tomato Ketchup

    Homemade Tomato Ketchup
    Homemade Ketchup. Diana Rattray

    This homemade ketchup takes time, but the final result is well worth the effort. I start this the day before, then I refrigerate the tomato pulp and liquid mixture to boil down and process the next day.

    Homemade Ketchup

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    Quick and Easy Candied Golden Beets

    Quick and Easy Candied Golden Beets
    Quick and Easy Candied Golden Beets. Diana Rattray

    Brown sugar and spices make a tasty sauce for these golden beets.

    Easy Candied Golden Beets

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    Roasted Okra and Tomatoes

    Roasted Okra With Tomatoes
    Roasted Okra With Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

    Okra and tomatoes team up in this easy oven roasted dish. One great thing about roasting okra is that it seems to diminish that off-putting "slimy" texture.

    Roasted Okra and Tomatoes​​

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    Rotini Garden Pasta Salad with Vegetables

    Garden Pasta Salad
    Garden Pasta Salad. Diana Rattray

    Pesto and lemon juice help to flavor this tasty pasta salad. Add a little diced cooked chicken, shredded cheese, or ham for a heartier supper salad.

    Garden Pasta Salad

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    Fresh and Delicious Rhubarb Crisp with Cinnamon

    Rhubarb Crisp
    Rhubarb Crisp. Diana Rattray

    This delicious rhubarb crisp is made with an oat crumb bottom and top crust. The sweetened rhubarb filling is flavored with a little cinnamon and vanilla extract.

    Rhubarb Crisp

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    Fresh and Chunky Pico de Gallo Salsa

    Beef and Bean Burritos With Pico de Gallo
    Beef and Bean Burritos. Diana Rattray

    This pico de gallo salsa, shown here on beef and bean burritos, is the perfect combination of chopped fresh tomatoes, onions, chile peppers, and cilantro. Lime juice and salt and pepper are all you need to add.

    Pico de Gallo Salsa

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    Garlic Scape Salad Dressing

    Garlic Scape Dressing
    Garlic Scape Dressing. Diana Rattray

    If you wonder what to do with the garlic scapes you picked up at your local farmers market, this dressing is a good idea. Garlic scapes give this tasty dressing a light garlic flavor and beautiful green color.

    Garlic Scape Dressing

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    Fresh Strawberry Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Fresh Strawberry Cake
    Fresh Strawberry Cake. Diana Rattray

    This strawberry cake is topped with a delicious strawberry cream cheese frosting for a fabulous spring or summertime dessert.

    Fresh Strawberry Cake

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    Homemade Fresh Fig Jam

    Homemade Fig Preserves
    Homemade Fig Preserves. Diana Rattray

    This fig jam is made with fresh figs and sugar. The jam is simmered to the gel stage with no added pectin.

    Homemade Fresh Fig Jam

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    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Cajun Sausage

    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Cajun Sausage
    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Andouille Sausage. Diana Rattray

    Spicy andouille sausage flavors this simmered kale. Sliced cherry or grape tomatoes are added near the end of the cooking time.

    Spicy Kale and Mustard Greens With Sausage

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    Blueberry Jam With Pectin

    Homemade Blueberry Jam
    Homemade Blueberry Jam. Diana Rattray

    This fresh blueberry jam is made with commercial pectin. It is the perfect way to preserve fresh blueberries.

     Blueberry Jam

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    Peach Raspberry Jam With Pectin

    Peach Raspberry Jam
    Peach Raspberry Jam. Diana Rattray

    The raspberry puree adds nice color and flavor to the chopped peaches in this delicious jam. The jam is made with the addition of pectin.

     Peach Raspberry Jam

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    Crock Pot Orange Glazed Carrots

    Slow Cooker Orange Glazed Carrots
    Crock Pot Orange Glazed Carrots. Diana Rattray

    These slow cooker glazed carrots are flavored with a fabulous sweet spiced combination of cinnamon, fresh orange, and brown sugar. 

    Crock Pot Orange Glazed Carrots

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    Brussels Sprouts with Stewed Tomatoes

    Brussels Spouts with Stewed Tomatoes
    Brussels Spouts with Stewed Tomatoes. Diana Rattray

     This is a fantastic way to prepare Brussels sprouts. The tomatoes and bell pepper flavor them nicely.​

    Brussels Sprouts with Stewed Tomatoes

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    Creamed Swiss Chard With Bacon

    Creamed Swiss Chard
    Creamed Swiss Chard. Diana Rattray

    Swiss chard is an easy green to grow and it cooks quickly, much like spinach. This creamed Swiss chard is made with some cooked crumbled bacon, a little onion, and a simple white sauce.

    Creamed Swiss Chard