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bear Aug 27, 2007 07:05 AM

I'm cooking a bone-in pork loin with sausage-apple stuffing for guests for dinner (yes, I realize it's much more of a fall dish, but fortunately it's fairly cool today in the Boston area), but am not feeling inspired by my usual vegetable fall-backs. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  1. pescatarian Aug 27, 2007 07:10 AM

    sauteed green beans and scallions with lemon juice and dill

    roasted potatoes, fennel and garlic

    1. h
      howchow Aug 27, 2007 07:31 AM

      potato and celery root mash
      glazed - sauteed brussel sprouts
      herb salad

      1. Gio Aug 27, 2007 08:31 AM

        A sautee of sliced peppers of a variety of colors with chopped onions, minced garlic, salt and ground pepper, red pepper flakes. Perhaps a sprinkle or two of fresh thyme, marjoram, and or basil.

        Roasted vegetables combination of any sort: fingerlings with quartered red onions; sliced Yukon golds with sweet potatoes....that sort of thing.

        Plus a nice fresh garden salad with a homemade vinaigrette. Buon appetito!

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        1. re: Gio
          jules127 Aug 27, 2007 08:55 AM

          I just made a pork loin myself last week and I am in Boston as well. If you have access to any of the farmer's markets these days, I would definitely stop by. Last week I was able to pick up some great pole green beans and fingerling potatoes. Small patty pan squash and zucchini are also pretty abundant and tasty as well as a salad made from heirloom tomatoes. If I miss the market I also like to pick up baby veggies from Whole Foods (the carrots or the baby zucchini) and do something like this.


          1. re: jules127
            Gio Aug 27, 2007 09:49 AM

            Many thanks for that link, jules! I love zucchini and this looks like a good and simple way to savor the flavor.

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          JRL Aug 27, 2007 09:56 AM

          Kale or swiss chard sauteed with garlic,onions and smoked paprika
          Roasted winter squash - saw some at the Marblehead Farmers' Market on Sat.
          Roasted beets at room temp tossed with sherry vinegar, dill and olive oil
          Mushroom ragout - Boston Globe 3/18/07 - Sheryl Julian and Julie Riven - http://www.boston.com/news/globe/maga...

          1. monavano Aug 27, 2007 11:20 AM

            Hey, it's almost Fall! I miss braising etc. by the end of the summer. How about a side dish with bourbon sweet potatoes. It would compliment the apples really well.


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