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With Living Naturally with the kids one of the ways we are embedding this in our lives is with eating within seasons as much as possible, this brings us the freshest ingredients but also gets us out of the rut of having the same foods every single week whatever the season as they easy to cook no matter where the food comes from. An added bonus is because they are more readily available they are normally cheaper at this time of the year as well. Starting this month on the first Tuesday of the Month I’ll be sharing our Seasonal Cooking Ingredients for the month list and trying to share some recipes using those seasonal ingredients on our Facebook Page and in our Living Naturally with Kids Facebook Group all month. So here goes Seasonal Cooking for February.
Starting of February well apart from our list of seasonal fruit and vegetables – and I do apologise to those that live in the Southern Hemisphere this is a list for Northen Hemisphere growing patterns, however, by the end of the year you will be able to switch and swap the seasons over we have Chocolate – well it will be Valentine’s Day soon and chocolate is a good gift. If you just want to keep warm then we have a great selection of hot chocolate recipes that you can make for the kids or for yourself.
Fruit – Seasonal Cooking for February
Forced Rhubarb – although generally available in the spring you can get Fresh Rhubarb in February although it has been forced – we force our own in the garden under a large black pot it’s still home grown and tastes as delicious as ever but just a little earlier in the season. – Check out our Rhubarb Recipes for some ideas and our Rhubarb Crumble Recipe that kids can make.
Citrus Fruits – the clementine, Seville orange and the extra sweet satsuma season is finished but there are still Blood Oranges that are in season in February.
Vegetables – Seasonal Cooking for February
At their freshest in February are Leeks and Savoy Cabbages but there are plenty more vegetables that make the list. Kale, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Cauliflower and the end of the season for Brussel Sprouts. If you haven’t tried them the Flower Sprouts are also still available this month and worth checking out my kids loved them and the quick and easy pasta lunch that we made with them and some chorizo would work well with Kale and Purple Sprouting Broccoli as well.
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