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Easy Recipes with Ingredients That Are Always In Season

November 21, 2022
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Easy Recipes with Ingredients That Are Always In Season

The holiday season is the perfect time of the year for entertaining and that means you need delicious, easy recipes that work every single time. While there are lots of seasonal fruits and vegetables available this time of year, these recipes focus on ingredients that are always in seasonal.

In just a few short weeks Meg and Aida, a couple of our California Grown Creators, will be whipping up the easy recipes featured in this blog post in Monterey, California at the California Farm Bureau’s annual meeting. We’ll try to get some Wine Tasting in Monterey in too!

Aerial view of Monterey Bay

That’s right, we are hitting the road and making some of our favorite easy recipes LIVE on stage!! These long time friends have cooked in the kitchen together for years and are excited to join one another on stage at the Farm Bureau’s California Market Place Activity Day!

Attendees of this event will watch this duo whip up all six of the easy recipes below, can ask Aida & Meg questions, and most importantly they will be able to sample each recipe to taste just how delicious they are!

Follow the link to the article below if you would like to learn more about the Farm Bureau.

The Farm Bureau; Over 100 Years Advocating for Farmers

The Farm Bureau; Over 100 Years Advocating for Farmers

You may have heard of the Farm Bureau, but do you know what it is and what it does for American agriculture and farming families? The Farm Bureau plays a role in shaping agricultural policy, advocating for farmers, and providing support and resources to its members.

Click here to learn more about the Farm Bureau.

Always in season, easy recipes that are perfect for year-round entertaining.

While attendees of the event will be able to walk the trade show floor and explore a variety of delicious treats from the Golden State, including the delicious recipes from Meg and Aida, you too at home can join us as we stream the cooking demos live on Facebook and Instagram.

Here are the easy recipes that we will be prepared live in Monterey, California:

Spicy Green Harissa Sauce

This spicy sauce from Aida of Salt & Wind is a go-to recipe in her kitchen year-round.

It is great on a roast, with lamb chops (as pictured), or slathered over a lamb burger which is one of the dishes that Aida will be demoing live at the California Farm Bureau’s annual meeting.

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Olive Oil 
  • Walnuts 
  • Leafy greens 
  • Lemons 
  • Parsley 
  • Garlic 

Pickled Onion

Pink Pickled Onions

Our Pickled Onions are the perfect topping for the Lamb Burger Sliders that Aida will be demoing at the California Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in a few weeks.

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Garlic 
  • Onion 
  • White vinegar  

California 75 cocktail in a coupe glass.

The California 75 cocktail

Meg will be shaking up her sensational lemon cocktail that is as bright and effervescent as the ocean views you’ll see driving down California SR75 to sunny San Diego.

If you are a fan of a classic French 75 you will love this So Cal-inspired spin. This lemon cocktail calls for Vya Whisper Dry Vermouth from California in place of the gin that is called for in the classic version.  

At the event in a few weeks, Meg will be topping this cocktail with sparkling wine from Odonata Winery – one of her personal favorites!

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Lemon 
  • Sparkling Wine 
  • Vermouth 

Grape, Walnut, and Sage Compote Over Brie

Meg created this incredibly easy recipe for entertaining by topping Real California Triple-Cream Brie Cheese with a delicious mixture of sliced grapes, herbs, toasted nuts, honey, and Balsamic vinegar.

If you can stir – this easy recipe is for you!

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Walnut 
  • Sage 
  • Honey 
  • Herbs
  • Brie

Prosciutto Wrapped Prunes on a marble serving board.

Prosciutto Wrapped Prunes

If you’re looking for a snack, party bite, or addition to a cheese plate that people won’t expect but will truly love, make a batch of these appetizers from K.C. the G Free Foodie!

At home, KC suggests roasting the prunes a bit so that the cheese softens and the Proscuitto crisps a bit.

At the California Farm Bureau’s annual meeting Meg will demonstrate how to make a version of this recipe with semi-soft cheese, walnuts, and a drizzle of hot honey, and no oven at all.

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Prunes 
  • Walnuts
  • Olive oil 
  • Honey

Burrata Smashed Green Olive Bruschetta

The recipe from Aida of Salt & Wind combines green olives, roasted pistachios, citrus, mint, and olive oil together and is total perfection! This easy recipe brings freshness and vibrance to any season.

Always in-season ingredients:

  • Garlic 
  • Lemon 
  • Pistachio 
  • California Ripe Olives 
  • Mint 

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