I think it is safe to say that Fall weather has come and is here to stay in DC. As such, summer favorites like corn, tomatoes, and cucumbers are disappearing from local farmers markets. Sad, I know, but there plenty of fruits and vegetables that are just coming into season as the weather becomes colder. Here is my Top Ten List of Favorite Fresh Fall Foods:
10) Watercress: With its crisp stems and dark , spicy leaves, watercress is a welcome addition to any salad. It is also packed with Vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, and folic acid.
I like watercress in beet salads (beets, although popular in the summer months, remain in season through the winter) with some goat cheese, and some pine nuts or sliced almonds tossed in a vinaigrette. Continue reading