Food & Drink

In Season : January

January 7, 2013

I have the worst habit of heading to the grocery store with a list that has almost nothing that is in season on it! This year that is going to stop… well at least happen less often! So each month I will share with you a few fruits and vegetables that are in season (sorry guys in the southern hemisphere this won’t be of any help to you). I will also be keeping an eye out for recipes that feature these ingredients that I can share with you too.

To be honest I have never tried kale… it looks like it would be one of those things you force yourself to eat because its good for you, but I guess I should try it before I judge. Squash, beetroot and leek on the other hand are all favourites and I can sense a potato and leek soup happening in the near future, with fresh crusty bread… just thinking of it is making me crave it! My mum would make the most delicious parsnip chips, I have never tried doing it myself but my gosh they were one of my favourite things! Anyway here are a few recipes that are on my to try list.

1. Winter squash with spiced butter
2. Pasta with butternut squash, sausage and kale
3. Beetroot gnocchi  with pesto
4. Leek and onion tart
5. Turnip and sweet potato soup
6. Roasted potatoes
7. Parsnip, pear and maple soup
8. Kumquat sour
9. Chocolate kumquat tartlets

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  • Christin@FortMillSCLiving January 8, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Thanks for featuring my Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sausage, and Kale. After many years of always craving out of season foods, I’ve become pretty good at cooking in season. Kumquats are something I’ve never cooked with before though.

    • Kassandra January 9, 2013 at 2:42 am

      thank you for sharing such a delicious looking recipe Christin, I really do hope I get to try it :)

  • Hanna Utzinger January 8, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Kale chips work really well, but you need a dehydrator.
    French potato and leek soup is super simple and you always loved it, especially when I made it on the slow combustion stove. One of your grate-gandmothers recipes.
    Parsnip chips, yes…hmmmm, super yum.

    • Kassandra January 9, 2013 at 2:44 am

      oooh whats the soup recipe?