Saturday, January 24, 2009

January Vegetables

Well enough preaching, and with a notion of forcing me to post on more of regular basis I thought I would post just what is in season during each month of this year. I will add a post on how to get your hands on seasonal Veg in a future post but here is what you should be looking for at the moment.

Fruit &Vegetables

  • Chicory
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Parsnips (these tend to be sweeter after they have had some frosty nights)
  • Green Garlic (like large spring onions, surprisingly pungent)
  • Winter Greens, like Kale and Cabbage
  • Kohlrabi
  • Winter Radish
  • Navel Oranges
  • Cardoons (Quite hard to find, looks like large celery, normally cooked by braising)

Also this is the best time to find Dungeness crab. You can get this in the stores but I like to take a trip over to the coast and get them off the boat. I go to Pillar Point Harbor at half moon bay. There is normally a whiteboard outside the harbor masters office which lists the vessels that are selling. The most activity is on the weekends. You can expect to pay a little less that store prices and the crab is much fresher. If you go during the week, and/or nobody is selling try the Princeton Seafood Company, they are extremely helpful and will probably have some nice crab to sell you. Remember that off the boat is cash only and take a large cooler.

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