February is upon us and the question begs to be answered, are you still on the healthier eating and working out kick?! If so, tell us in the comments how you keep motivated. This month is a shorter one and for many of us, it’s one that typically involves a little chocolate and a wee bit of good food indulgence. Thanks to Valentine’s Day. In this post we share What’s in Season for February.
Those of us living in colder climates (Canada), tend to get a few days of warm weather here and there once February comes around, and like a bat out of hell we get Spring Fever. It’s true. We can smell it, we can taste it and we start dreaming about it. I even see it on social media. Some of us are excited to get planting and being able to toss the kids outside more to burn off energy.
Seasonal produce in February tends to be very similar to what’s in season in January. In our What’s in Season – January post, we talked about produce having to be stored, canned, frozen, or shipped in from the South. I’m excited to share with you a recipe for jarred pomegranate pepper jelly from my friend Redawna at Nutmeg Disrupted. This jarred condiment using seasonal ingredients, is one I really want to try myself. We are also sharing another Nutmeg Disrupted recipe for Borscht – yum right?!
See what’s in season each month of the year and plan your grocery shopping around seasonal fruits and vegetables to help ensure you are getting your daily servings of fruits and vegetables.
Apples | Beets | Beans | Cabbage | Carrots | Citrus | Cucumbers | Leeks | Onions | Parsnips | Peppers | Potatoes | Papayas | Rutabaga | Squash | Turnips
If you love to can foods, or are wanting to dabble in it, check out this Pomegranate Pepper Jelly from Nutmeg Disrupted
Borscht is a soup I grew up with, my mom used to make it, but I’ve never tried to make it myself. Nutmeg Disrupted shares her Baba’s Borscht recipe.
A comforting Acorn Squash, Roasted Garlic & Kale Pasta via Bakersbeans
Seeing all these delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables, what’s one ingredient in February’s list you’ve never cooked with and would like to try?! Please tell us in the comments below!