What’s In Season: January

It can be easy to get down on winter eating, but that’s just because we don’t think out of the box. Potatoes and all the other root vegetables come to mind this time of year, but trust me, there is so much more out there.

It’s a season where anything can be turned into a warm soup, and citrus brings a little spark into an otherwise gray and drab season. There are thermoses of hot drinks to be consumed on winter walks, and because you feel like holing up at time, lots of time to experiment in the kitchen. And there are clementines, nature’s candy.

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Don’t get down on winter, embrace it.

What’s in Season: January

Apples

Beets

Blood oranges

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cauliflower

Chard

Clementines

Grapefruit

Fennel

Kale

Kiwi

Kumquats

Leeks

Lemons

Mache

Oranges

Parsnips

Pears

Rutabaga

Sweet potatoes

Turnips

Winter squash

Some seasonal recipes to try:

Warm Red Lentil, Fennel and Blood Orange Salad with Caraway Vinaigrette

Savory Leek Spread

Winter Squash and Kale Millet Burgers

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.

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