Find seasonal recipes here: http://letsgrowakron.org/seasonal-recipes/
Join Let’s Grow Akron and Akron Public Library for monthly cooking Seasonal Cooking Workshops. Zoom participation is unlimited. Food kits are made available at Kenmore, V. Odom and Maple Valley Branch Libraries to the first 30 people to register. A link for the program will be emailed to all who register several days prior to the event.
The theme for this series of classes is local, seasonal eating. The benefits of cooking and eating produce that is grown locally and harvested in season will be emphasized. Seasonal produce is more readily available, and therefore more affordable at the grocery store or farmer’s market. Local produce is harvested closer to ripeness and travels a shorter distance from the farm to the grocery store, retaining more nutrients and reducing the impact on the environment. Purchasing from local growers and producers stimulates and strengthens the local economy. Seasonal produce grown and harvested locally has the best flavor!
Each class will include a cooking demonstration, time for Q&A and information shared about Let’s Grow Akron Community Farm Market, Summit Lake Neighborhood Farmers’ Market, and local farmers’ market nutrition incentives.
If you do not have an email address, please call 330.643.4650 to learn about how to participate in this program via phone.
SPINACH AND ASPARAGUS FRITTATA
3 TB UNSALTED BUTTER
1 CUP CHOPPED ASPARAGUS, THIN, ENDS TRIMMED AND CUT
1 CUP FRESH SPINACH, CHOPPED, RINSED AND DRAINED
1/2 CUP PORTA BELLA MUSHROOMS
¾ CUP HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM
6 EGGS, SCRAMBLED
2 TB FRESH PARSLEY, MINSED
SALT AND PEPPER FOR TASTE
CHOPPED SCALLIONS, FOR GARNISH
Heat butter on a 10-inch cast iron or oven proof skillet. Add spinach and mushrooms, stirring
occasionally until soften. Add asparagus and stir for 3-4 minutes.
In one bowl, beat eggs and add seasonings. Pour the egg mixture into the pan and cook until
almost set, but still runny on top, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add fresh parsley and place in 350
degree oven to finish baking 10-15 minutes or until golden brown at top.
Garnished with chopped scallions. Serve immediately.