Swinging from cloudy and drippy to sunny and crisp, the weather has us—and the gardens—towing the line between summer and fall. Luckily, that mercurial forecast also means that we are enjoying produce from both seasons as summery favorites like heirloom tomatoes, zucchini and peppers continue to delight alongside local Chanterelle mushrooms and fresh fettuccine to toss together for a cozy fall supper. Also included: Pain au Levain bread, Asian pears from the orchard and an Italian red wine so you can toast to whatever season is at hand today.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Fettuccine with Sautéed Chanterelle Mushrooms
Rich with locally-foraged mushrooms, chicken stock and herbs, this pasta beautifully captures the flavors of fall.
Chicory Salad with Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette
This light and bright dressing is the perfect compliment to peppery chicory greens.
Sautéed Zucchini with Pancetta & Thyme
This simple recipe from the Homegrown Harvest cookbook is packed with smoky-savory flavor.
Broiled Heirloom Tomatoes
Topped with crispy Panko bread crumbs and Grana-style cheese, these beautiful tomatoes are a worthy supper side.
Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these baby artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender.
Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche
This lovely dessert from Bon Appetit uses honey to draw out the mellow sweetness of fall pears.