Saturday, 23 November 2013

Seasonal Foods

The harvest is in and the snow has come down. Everything is under a blanket of white, so it's time to switch gears and hibernate. Now is the time of year for comfort foods. I believe in eating seasonal foods (for cost and also for the environment) so I'm eating lots of mandarin oranges (in-season, although they do travel a fair distance) and squash (in-season and local). Frankly I've never tried spaghetti squash or acorn squash, so I bought some from just down the road and plan on cooking them up into something delectable for the whole family to try. Living with picky eaters, I always cook a "sweet" recipe first, to see if they like the taste, then delve into earthier flavours once they're used to it.

What are your favourite winter foods and recipes?