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Friday, 1 January 2010

January - Food what is in Season this month

This is just a list of the items that are potentially available during January - Some items are at their best others readily available. If you have access to a good vegetable market and/or meat/fish market or Butcher it will help you choose what you cook for your family - our Fish/Meat Market in Peterborough is very reasonable price wise and they also cater for the mixed community in Peterborough so you do tend to get some unusual things. I noticed when I was in there the other day that they had dried salt cod avaialable and half a pigs head/full pigs head, oxtails, fillets etc. I bought a load of pigs liver for making pate from here quite cheaply.

With regard to vegetables if you can afford it is worth investing in a vegetable box scheme or alternatively if you don't have a market it might be worth making friends with an allotment owner or better still having a go yourself. It will bring you all kinds of new experiences and lots of friends.

SO WHATS IN SEASON THIS MONTH - HERE WE GO

Fruit

Cooking Apples
Eating Apples
Lemons (imported)
Forced Rhubarb
Seville Oranges
Pears (Concorde, Doyenne du Comice and Conference)

Vegetables

Jerusalem Artichokes
Brussel Sprouts
Brussel tops
Cabbage - Red, White and various green varieties
Celery
Chicory
Endive
Greens - Spring and Winter including Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Kale (borecole)
Leeks
Lettuce
Onion
Parsnip
Potato
Swede
Beetroot
Salsify
Pak Choi
Carrots
Radishes
Rocket
Watercress
Spinach
Celeriac
Chard
Kohl Rabi
Turnips

Nuts

Chestnuts

Shellfish and Fish

Cockles
Crab
Oyster
Cod
Whiting
Cod
Mackeral
Pollock
Wild Salmon
Sea Bass
Sprats
Spider Crab
Lobster
Mussels
Scallops
Squid

Game

Hare
Partridge
Snipe
Woodcock
Wild Goose
Farmed Goose
Grouse
Mallard
Pheasant
Rabbit
Wood Pigeon

1 comment:

  1. An excellent list and a reminder for me to look out for the Seville oranges coming into the greengrocers so that I can make marmalade.

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