Winter to me, means grapefruits. Some people turn their noses up at these pink beauties because they find them far too tart, but I absolutely adore them. When ripe and in season, they can actually be quite sweet, in a tart kind of way.
Even I came to the eggplant pickle reluctantly and most of the time, I race to embrace a new-to-me pickle. I just couldn't imagine how a barely cooked eggplant would translate into a pickle. However, the pickle was zippy and bright with flavor.
A delicious (and vegan!) pesto with a twist-- fresh peas & mint combine with sunflower seeds for a bright taste of summer. Spread on veggie burgers, toss with pasta, swirl into veggie soups, freeze cubes for a summer blast in January.