This time last month I was setting off on a journey that started with me flying through the various weekend markets  where we spent the better part of the week many if the wet and dry markets of Manila.

Green Beans with PomeloGreen Beans with Pomelo

The farmers’ market was completely transformed by the time I got back. Bursting with persimmons, pomelos, pomegranates, radicchio, bag-busting squash, and citron – it was a brilliant . I piled haricot vert green beans into my bag along with a huge green Chandler pomelo, then made this little number as part of our lunch. It’s a one-pot side where I soften garlic in the water set to boil the green beans. You work the garlic into a dressing with a few walnuts while the beans have a quick boil, and toss it all together with pomelo (or citrus segments). You can serve it like this, as a side, or add some seared tofu or a poached egg to make a meal of it – which is what we ended up doing with the leftovers.

Green Beans with PomeloGreen Beans with Pomelo

Tell me, what are you all planning to cook for Thanksgiving? I’d love it if you’d post some links or descriptions. I’ll try to wrangle some as well. I’m not entirely sure what I’m cooking yet, but I think I might do something savory with quince/preserved lemons, my mom typically does the stuffing/dressing, but I keep thinking a citron-accented version would be nice. Persimmon salad of some sort

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