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 on Foodie Underground

What’s in Season: February

Apples

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac (celery root)

Chard

Citrus fruits

Endive

Fennel

Grapefruit

Kale

Leeks

Parsnips

Pears

Potatoes

Rutabaga

Shallots

Sweet potatoes

Turnips

***

Some seasonal recipes to try:

Carrot and Apple Almond Cake

Savory Apple and Turnip Dutch Baby

Leek Tarte Tatin with Buckwheat Olive Oil Pastry Crust

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Figs and Walnuts

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.

Leave a comment