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Surviving winter eating local: Grist readers’ advice

Surviving winter eating local: Grist readers’ advice

My first year in a winter CSA was hard because of all the squash. I felt like I was eating dessert and/or baby food all the time. It took me years, but I think I got it figured out now. I eat squash just once/week, and I aim for more unusual flavor combinations (i.e. not pumpkin pie spices). One of my favorites flavors with squash is chipotle. Right now I’m making squash-chipotle soup with quesadillas. Also, sausage-stuffed delicata is to die for. I also ditched my winter CSA after the first year. Now I just go to the farmer’s market every week and pick out the things I actually like. I’m just a lot pickier about winter veggies, so it makes sense to do it this way. Winter is the most important time to plan out you meals for the week. I use all my favorites once per week, changing up recipes every week: potatoes, beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, pears and apples, mushrooms...

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