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Recipe: Better cauliflower casserole

Don't want to make the standard gratin dish or just steam cauliflower? Try this recipe courtesy of the Western Wake Farmers Market.

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Western Wake Farmers Market

Don't want to make the standard gratin dish or just steam cauliflower? This recipe is delicious and the fresh dill sets it off perfectly. Enjoy.

1 head cauliflower, with the bottom cut flat

4 tablespoons softened butter

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon peel

1 clove garlic, crushed

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon salt

Black pepper to taste

Mix together the butter and seasonings. Rub all over the cauliflower.

Bake in a covered casserole dish at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

The Western Wake Farmers Market in Cary is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays when it hosts a variety of family-friendly activities. Leaders will start sharing seasonal recipes here on Go Ask Mom once a month starting today.

Here's what's coming up at the market in July:

  • July 2: Peach Day @ the Market, featuring peach recipes and samples by local vendors, chefs and cooks
  • July 9: Chef @ the Market: Executive Chef Scott Crawford of the Umstead Hotel and Spa joins the Market offering seasonal recipes and samples
  • July 16: Chef @ the Market: Linda Watson of Cook For Good kicks off her Wildly Affordable Organic Challenge. Music @ the Market: Karl & Matt of "SHMaK"
  • July 23: - Meet Sheri Castle at the market and have her sign a copy of "The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Recipes for Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers' Markets, Roadside Stands and CSA Farm Boxes"
-Chef Scott Crawford of Umstead Hotel and Spa joins us with more of his creative summer recipe samples
-Butterfly Lady, Suzanne Tilton
-Music @ the Market: "Darker Shades of Symphony"
Click here for more information about the market.

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