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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!

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        1. re: Gio

          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.

          http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

          1. re: jules127

            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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          1. 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.

            www.piealamona.blogspot.com