1. Roasted winter squash is one of my favorite foods this time of year. But when making a special meal, I want something more than a simple vegetable. One CSA newsletter from The Fry Family Farm in Talent, Oregon, had this fabulous, easy roasted kohlorabi and squash recipe. But if you're looking for something a little more quirky, try this Thai Squash recipe with ginger and coconut milk from Winter Green Farm in Noti, Oregon.
My assistant says just roast and eat, but Thanksgiving calls for a little more thought.
10. Apples--no self-respecting Northwest table will be without them this year. My assistant likes them raw and quickly disposed of all unused cores but for a fancy dinner try this easy spinach and apple salad from The New York Times. Or if you're like me, you have fond memories of Waldorf Salads of the past. I found one recipe I kind of liked, but must admit, I'd wing it with this one and just get out my old Joy of Cooking cookbook and go from there. Here is another apple recipe that intrigued me with cooked red cabbage and apples, and of course they always go well with cranberries.