What's in season for winter?
There’s lots of delicious fruit and veggies that are in season right now for winter - here’s a selection that we’re loving to cook with at the moment! Visit your local farmers market to see all the other delicious fruits and veggies on offer this season.
Lemons are in season from winter through to spring. You certainly don’t need us to tell you how versatile lemons are, but these are some of our favourite ways to use them!
- Lemons are awesome in Greek style marinades - in fact, we use fresh lemons ourselves when we make our Greek Marinade in-store!
- Make a lemon pudding topped off with lashings of fresh cream. You deserve an after dinner treat!
- Add a squeeze of lemon to your seafood just before serving.
- Try our favourite butter and lemon pasta https://canningsfreerangebutchers.com.au/blogs/recipes/citrus-and-garlic-butter-prawn-spaghetti
Technically potatoes are in season year round, but let’s be honest - winter IS potato season. Potatoes are the perfect accompaniment for warming casseroles and slow cooks so we absolutely love to cook with them in the colder months.
- Chop into cubes and add to your curries - we love to add cubed potato to Massaman especially!
- Parboil, drain and rough up the outsides a bit, then roast with duck fat for gorgeously crunchy potatoes.
- Try burnt butter sage mashed potatoes! Make your mashed potatoes as usual, then in a frypan combine butter and freshly picked sage leaves, then heat until butter bubbles and leaves are nice and crispy (this won’t be long - be careful not to leave it on too long!). Pour over your mashed potatoes for a bit of extra pizazz.
- Make your own homemade potato gnocchi and serve with a gorgeous free range beef ragu.
Leeks are also in season year round, however we love to use them in winter as they go so well with other wintery veg!
- Leeks are great to use in French cooking with lots of butter. We love making French inspired meals in winter since they’re often rich and extra comforting.
- Make a potato and leek soup with a base of free range chicken bone broth. This is a great way to get some broth into your day, as it has loads of health benefits!
Turnips are in season through winter and are a great accompaniment or alternative to potatoes. A tip when choosing turnips - smaller turnips tend to be sweeter and larger ones are more peppery (similar to radishes).
- Add some peeled turnips in with your roast veggies next time you cook a roast!
Brussels sprouts are in season in autumn and winter.
- A classic way to cook brussels sprouts is to bake them with butter or olive oil and pieces of bacon. They will come out deliciously crispy!