Winter is not a season that boasts a long list of fresh fruits and vegetables like Summer and Fall. The conditions aren’t right. It’s not as sunny or warm, the ground is frozen, and all our other plants are brown and withered.
But, there is still a lot of fresh produce in the Winter including apples, tuber and root vegetables, citrus fruits, cabbage, squash, and mushrooms! Many of these ingredients fit my preferred cooking method for the winter: slow cooking. Vegetables like squash and tubers are best when slow-cooked to soften their hardy exterior and bring out their earthy flavors (although I do also love the crunch of a shaved Brussels sprout and kale salad in the winter!).
If you need some seasonal recipe inspiration, here are a few resources to help you this winter!
This podcast episode digs into what seasonal eating is and why you would consider tailoring your food choices to the seasons. There’s a great list of seasonal recipes and many tips for preparing delicious winter foods.