Always in Season


Always in Season gives you inviting, approachable, delicious recipes you can prepare the same day you come home from the farmer's market with a bag full of local produce, or find your CSA box full of unfamiliar vegetables. Elise Richer takes you through each month of the year, highlighting a few select ingredients that are in season each month, and giving you fresh ideas on how to use them without having to run to specialty grocery stores for rare ingredients or set aside half a day for prepping and cooking. 

Entrees, side dishes, soups, and baked goods are all featured, showcasing traditional and contemporary ways of using what is available locally, along with recipes from far flung locations which put those same local ingredients to use in creative new ways. A Resources section will help you locate a farmer's market near you, learn how to choose a CSA that's right for you, and guide your decisions for safe and healthy cooking.

During summertime's abundance, keep it simple with Blueberry SoupSeared Scallops and Sunchokes, and Grilled Shrimp and Corn with Cherry Salsa.

Mix things up in fall with Skillet Chicken with Pears and Brussels SproutsPumpkin Lasagne, and Brown Sugar Pear Cake.

In the short days of winter, you'll appreciate recipes like Pot Roast with Root VegetablesLeftover Turkey with Garlicky "Mole" Sauce, and Buttermilk Maple Cake.

With fresh spring greens in season, try Chive and Buttermilk SconesArugula Risotto, and Lobster Salad with Radish Slaw.