Eat Your (Winter) Veggies!

15 01 2010

From Bitten

To me, fruits and veggies are so much easier to eat in the summer. After a stroll down to your local square market, nothing sounds better than a fresh tomato salad, a light sandwich piled high with produce galore or a big bowl of berries.

But the hibernator in me wants to hole up and eat comfort food all winter. So, if you’re like me, you need a little reminder as to what’s in season so we can sneak them into your recipes, whether they are soups, sandwiches, casseroles, omelets, etc. for the remainder of these chilly days!

(You’ll notice, many of these are “root vegetables.” When in doubt about what’s in season in the winter, think winter, think “root” down beneath the covers, cover your pretty head, and don’t come out until spring!)

Beets

Belgian endive

Broccoli

Brussels sprouts

Cabbage

Cardoons

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac/celery root

Celery

Chicories

Clementines

Curly endive (Frisee)

Escarole

Fennel

Grapefruit

Herbs

Horseradish

Jerusalem artichokes

Sunchokes

Kale

Kiwis

Kohlrabi

Kumquats (late winter)

Leeks

Lemons

Mandarins

Onions

Oranges

Parsnips

Persimmons (early)

Pommelos

Potatoes

Radicchio (Treviso)

Radishes

Rutabagas

Salsify

Satsumas

Shallots

Sweet potatoes

Tangerines

Turnips

Winter squash

And obviously, available and freshest produce varies slightly from area to area, even within the South. So try this handy tool from Sustainable Table to pinpoint your state and month of the year, even down to a two week period!

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19 01 2010
Roasted Sweet Potatoes « Sweet Iced Tea

[…] PERFECT quick fix for your starch side dish, and isn’t this a winter veggie? Check out our list, here. Seriously, this is so much easier than running to get fast food, AND it is so much better for […]

2 12 2010
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[…] that keeps on giving, all year long. Keep reading Sweet Iced Tea to find out what fruits are in season. We’ll keep you informed throughout the […]

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