What’s In Season: February
Welcome to February. The reality is: it’s still winter. But there is the occasional blue sky and cold Sunday walks met with a thermos of hot coffee to enjoy.
February brings with it a kind of lull. It doesn’t have the flair that January does; all the shiny newness of the year has faded away by now. And it’s not close enough in the calendar to the spring months to make warmer weather seem a reality. Instead February just is.
It’s the month that puts us in the heart of winter, and as such, we should be spending our time on wintry activities.
I would like to take more time in February to focus on being in the present. To enjoy winter for winter’s sake; not feel in a rut because there is another pan of roasted root vegetables coming out of the oven. Curl up, make a warm dish, and hibernate a little. That’s what February is for.
What’s in Season: February
Celeriac (celery root)
Some seasonal recipes to try:
What’s In Season is a monthly roundup of… wait for it… what’s in season. Now granted, doing a list of what’s in season is a little hard – I don’t have the exact GPS coordinates of every single reader. But I am going to base this off of my own experience and what I’m currently buying and eating, so we’re talking Northern Hemisphere, which accounts for a lot of you readers. You may not find all of the things at the in season list at your local market, but at least it will give you a good idea of what would be good to put on your plate.
Carrot and Apple Almond Cake with Ginger and Cardamom
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