So I’m not huge on trends just for the coolness factor, but there are a few I can get behind; eating locally is one. In season produce doesn’t travel travel far, isn’t stored as long, and is frequently cheaper than fruits and vegetables sourced from other climates. When you have a convergence of these factors, I’m a fan.
Cottage Industrialist and Home-Ec 101 have teamed up to bring you both an attractive calendar and seasonal recipes. Cameron has been designing her tail off –well, I can’t verify that fact, I didn’t ask and no, I won’t check– and I’ve been scouring cookbooks and the web for manageable recipes that only contain what I call attainable ingredients. I live in a smallish town and if my Bi-Lo or Wal-Mart* doesn’t carry it, the recipe won’t make the list. I know there are some regions of the country that have it harder than others, but I had to make a baseline in familiar territory. What I mean is you won’t have to drive to the fancy side of town to find some odd item.
Each month I’ll be adding to the available recipe cards.
I hope you enjoy these printables as much as we do.
*I do not mean to imply that Wal-mart carries local produce. I was referring to the ingredients that create the remainder of the dish such as exotic spices that may be hard to find.