Simply in Season Expanded Edition [NOOK Book]

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First published in 2005, Simply in Season is a community cookbook about good food: foods that are fresh, nutritious, tasty, and in rhythm with the seasons. This Expanded Edition adds seventeen new recipes to more than three hundred in the 2005 edition.

Simply in Season explores the complex web of factors that brings food to our plates. Before the advent of modern transportation and storage systems, eating local food was the ...

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Overview

From the Preface:

First published in 2005, Simply in Season is a community cookbook about good food: foods that are fresh, nutritious, tasty, and in rhythm with the seasons. This Expanded Edition adds seventeen new recipes to more than three hundred in the 2005 edition.

Simply in Season explores the complex web of factors that brings food to our plates. Before the advent of modern transportation and storage systems, eating local food was the norm as it still is in much of the world. Within our memories we see our parents and grandparents with hands full of fruits and vegetables from their gardens or gardens nearby. Eggs, milk, and meat also came from local sources.

Spring explores the environmental impact of modern agriculture. Summer, Autumn, and Winter follow with thoughts on health, time, and the economic factors of food. The final recipe chapter, All Seasons, presents a vital overview of food production and food security issues, bringing us full circle in our understanding of the meaning and place of food in our lives.

Simply in Season also remains a cookbook filled with delicious recipes. Part of the fun of cooking with the seasons is learning to use what's locally available, and that often means taking recipes as starting points: a theme on which to playfully improvise rather than a blueprint to follow precisely.

Whether you have long cherished local food or are new to these ideas, we hope you are encouraged in your journey with food choices. The journey is long and continuous, with innumerable points of entry. None of us has arrived, and each of us will have to decide what choices are right for our own circumstances. But it is a delight to share the stories and recipes of fellow travelers who love good food.

Welcome! And enjoy!
Mary Beth Lind, Cathleen Hockman-Wert, authors

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836197839
  • Publisher: MennoMedia
  • Publication date: 12/7/2012
  • Series: World Community Cookbook
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 828,735
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Mary Beth Lind is a registered dietitian and nutritional consultant. She and her husband, Lester, are market gardeners in West Virginia: they grow enough fruits and vegetables for their own year-round needs as well as surplus to sell at local farmers' markets. They are also the founders of Mountain Retreat, a Christian retreat center that has as its mission discovering the connection between the spiritual and the organic sources of life.
Mary Beth, a member of Philippi Mennonite Church, grew up eating local seasonal foods in the mountains of West Virginia. Her mother loved gardening and her father, a country doctor, was occasionally paid in produce. Mary Beth graduated from Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, with a degree in home economics, and from Oregon State University with a degree in foods and nutrition. She returned to EMU briefly to teach nutrition.
Mary Beth wrote the foreword for the 25-year anniversary edition of More-with-Less Cookbook. With her sister, Sarah E. Myers, she has also written Recipes from the Old Mill: Baking with Whole Grains.
Food is a part of my spirituality, Mary Beth says. My garden and kitchen are the places where I am most aware of God's mysterious presence, as well as the places where I flesh out my beliefs and values. For me there is a connection between what I eat and how I pray.

Cathleen Hockman-Wert has served as editor for Mennonite Women USA since 1997. In that role, she founded Timbrel, a magazine by Mennonite women in Canada and the United States. She previously served as assistant editor of Gospel Herald, a weekly magazine of the Mennonite Church.
An Oregon native, Cathleen graduated from Goshen College in Indiana and later earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She is a member of Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship and an avid farmers' market shopper.
When I was young, my mother worked fulltime yet always kept us stocked with homemade bread from MCC's first cookbook, More-with-Less. But my journey with local food entered a new level in the 1990s as my husband Dave and I began learning more about environmental issues, Cathleen says. We were discovering the many ways in which our lifestyle choices choices which we are privileged to have as middle-class North Americans affect God's creation and other people.
We gradually became more and more committed to seeking out local, sustainably grown foods. Sometimes this has meant paying more; making that adjustment, for two people ingrained with the frugality ethic, hasn't always been easy. Sometimes we chant a little mantra: 'Cheaper is not always better.' But by now, buying local foods is all joy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    I swear by this

    I am a recipe cook and I received this as a gift about a year ago. I LOVE it! Nearly every dish that I have made out of this book has been amazing, even when I've questioned the ingrediants. The ones that haven't been amazing, have still been very good. I also love the fact that it is separated by season, so all you need to do is flip to the current (or recent) season and you have a great list of recipes from breads to salads, to main dishes all using ingredients that will be fresh and in season. Also, there are excellent guides on produce (how to buy, cook, etc), grains, meat-alternatives, and the like. This is a very well-rounded and delicious book! I recommend it to everyone and now I'm looking into getting more in the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2005

    Add this to your cookbook collection

    A few years ago I realized that I did not know when fruits and vegetables were in-season. I purchased a poster from an agricultural program which shows when produce is in season in the Northeastern U.S. (Virginia to Maine). However, finding good seasonal recipes has always been a challenge. I often search the web looking for a recipes containing a particular ingredient (garlic scapes, arugula, radishes, beets, and other items that come in my CSA box each week). I enjoy cooking and am very particular about cookbooks. I prefer ones where I am likely to use over 50% of the recipes. I believe that I will use nearly 80% of the recipes in this cookbook. This cookbook has wonderful recipes and is organized by the seasons. It contains an index of recipe titles AND an index of ingredients. Most recipes include several variations for the sauce or spices. For example, the roasted vegetable recipe has four variations for seasoning the vegetables. While not a vegetarian cookbook, it is certainly useful to vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike who want to eat more produce and to eat them when they are in season (plentiful and less expensive.) This cookbook is also a boon to people who subscribe to a CSA (community supported agriculture), vegetable gardners, and farmers market frequenters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    DISTRICT 11 FLOOR

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    Must have cookbook!

    I gave this cookbook to my daughter several years ago. She has made many wonderful dishes from it. After a particularly tasty carrot casserole, I decided it was time to own the book myself. I love it....

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  • Posted July 23, 2012

    This is my favorite cookbook!

    I always go to this collection of recipes first as I try to improve my family's diet. It is healthy, well organized, and useful for small or large harvests from the garden. it uses beautiful combinations of whole grains, common and unusual vegetables and fruit all organized by season. The ingredients used are easy to find - not outlandish. It is a wonderful companion to the "More With Less Cookbook" which I wore out and replaced.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    Simple, easy cookbook focusing on fresh seasonal produce

    I bought this cookbook at the Heffer Project gift shop and have loved it ever since. Some of the recipes do need a little tweaking to your personal tastes (like I added tofu to the stuffed acorn squash and more garlic), but, overall, it's a great book. I love, love, love the pear custard bars and ate 4 the first night I made them. It's also led me to expand my fall and winter produce palette to include more seasonal vegetables. Plus most of the recipes are healthy, or at least healthier.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    My New Favorite Cookbook

    This is my new favorite cookbook with its focus on fresh, local, in-season produce and healthy yet simple recipes. It is divided into four sections, one for each season, with the chapters highlighting fruits and vegetables readily available during those months. This is not a vegetarian cookbook but the recipes feature produce as the main ingredient rather than meat.


    I made the Zucchini Garden Chowder (p. 95) from the summer chapter which turned out to be one of the best soups I've tasted with the fresh vegetables and a cheesy base. I'll definitely make it again. This recipe doesn't include meat, but since it uses chicken broth I think adding some cooked chicken could make it more of a hearty main dish, especially in winter. Other recipes I look forward to trying include Crustless Zucchini Tomato Quiche, Mexican Stuffed Peppers, Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken, Baked Squash and Apples, Butternut Bisque, and Sausage Asparagus Skillet.


    Each section includes recipes for breads, salads and vegetable side dishes, main dishes desserts, dips and dressings, and the summer section includes some canning recipes. Another nice feature is at the end of each section there are menu suggestions as well as a list of tips such as try one new food each week, take part in a community garden, eat mindfully and savor your food, and become a fan of less-than-perfect fruits and vegetables that are just as nutritious and tasty. I liked that the authors encourage the reader to consider a sustainable, more-with-less approach to food without lecturing.


    I really do like this cookbook and I can tell it will get regular use in my home. The only thing missing is photos of the recipes but the spiral bound format that lays open while in use makes up for that.

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  • Posted February 14, 2011

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    I would not recommend this cook book

    You would think that a compilation recipe book would give you a better odds of cooking something delicious. I have made 2 recipes from this book, and neither of them were delicious. They were both missing that certain something that made us want to eat the food (we actually had to force ourselves to eat it so we didnt waste food). I'm going to give this book one more try before I try to sell it.

    I've made several dishes from Jamie Oliver and every single one has been scrumptious and with several depths of flavor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    eating with the seasons

    i have the first edition, so when i found out there was another being published with more recipes i just had to have it. recipes are delicous
    and easy to make and easy on the wallet. great way to get more veggies
    into the family. the Sausage and Greens Soup is delicious, it's one way i have actually gotten my family to eat dandilion greens (springtime) and we've made this in the winter using kale. the Baked Oatmeal made in the evening is quickly heated in microwave for breakfast. the book is laid
    out by season and there is a chart in the beginning of the book for fruits and veggies which very helpful for grocery shopping showing when the best time to purchase food at it's most nutient dense plus shopping seasonally is also dollar smart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    Best book ever!

    I have used this book every day since I bought it a year ago. I bought a CSA from my local farmers' market and this cookbook gave me recipe ideas I would have never thought of. They are simple and easy to follow, yet delicious! I was able to use all my fruit and vegetables from the Farmers' Market in a week's time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2010

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