Day Four on the Advent Calendar:
Simple and in Season ~ December ~
It is with great pleasure that I open the December’s link for Simple and in Season, one of my favourite blog challenges, and the baby of Ren from Fabulicious Food, who is entrusting me with her seasonal challenge for December and part of January. I shall be guest hosting this lovely seasonal event until the middle of January, and here’s just a few seasonal fruit and vegetables I hope to see:
……apples, damsons, medlars, pears, quince, plums, chestnuts, elderberries, artichoke, aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, carrots, celery, fennel, garlic, kale, leeks, onions, potatoes, turnips, watercress, celeriac, kohlrabi, pumpkin, Jerusalem artichoke, parsnips, mushrooms, cranberries, chicory, pomegranate, cauliflower, cabbage, sprouts, oranges, dates, figs, clementines, tangerines, pumpkin, swede, satsuma……
The idea is to highlight what’s in season, though obviously this may be different depending on where you are! Hopefully these recipes will encourage us all to try produce we haven’t tried before (or bookmark it for a later date when the ingredients used are in season), perhaps share a recipe using produce we’ve grown ourselves or found at a local farmer’s market.
Stuck for inspiration? Here are websites dedicated to finding about what’s in season:
What’s in Season (a great website with an A-Z picture guide of what’s in season in Britain)
Eat the Seasons (tells you what’s good this week, e.g jersey royal new potatoes, asparagus etc)
Well Seasoned (more about what’s in season in the UK including seasonality charts)
Sustainable Table – seasonal produce further afield
How to Join In:
All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog, LINK TO THIS PAGE and Ren’s page here: Simple and in Season, then add a link to your post in the box below (via Simply Linked).
Feel free to use the current month’s badge on your post.
This round starts today, the 4th December 2012 and ends on the 15th January 2013.
You can take inspiration from anywhere – adapt a recipe from your favourite cookbook, try something from a magazine, make up your own creation or share a family favourite. The usual rules apply when using someone else’s recipe, please either get permission from the author to post it or adapt it in some way stating how/why you’ve changed it.
Include any seasonal produce you fancy including fruit, veg, herbs, meat or fish.
Link as many recipes as you like. You can link posts entered into other blog events or carnivals as long as it involves a seasonal food item (and fits in with their rules)
The linky below is open to anyone, anywhere.
If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
My seasonal recipe:
A seasonal recipe from Ren: