In Season February

I spent the start of February in the highlands of Scotland with my family. Rather than the warm glow of a February sun indicating that Spring is round the corner we were blasted with arctic air and snowed in. I love snow though and getting to spend a full week with my family and watching Rowan playing with his cousins was blissful.

Having spent two weeks in a row away I’m taking things slowly today, doing the washing, cleaning up after the building work which was done in our house and baking fresh bread. I left my sourdough starter up in the highlands so I have ordered a new one, rather than making my own from Bread Matters.

I love February as it hails the start of the rhubarb season. First comes the intense pink forced rhubarb which looks beautiful and tastes delicious. I wish I had a rhubarb patch in our garden as I eat so much of it but only when it is the British rhubarb season. Two of my favourite ways to eat rhubarb is roasted in vanilla or baked in a cake.

I hope you enjoy my in season guide to February!

Fruit in Season February

  • Apple
  • Bananas
  • Blood oranges
  • Bramley apples
  • Clementines
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pomegranites
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables in Season February

  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celariac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jeruselem artichoke
  • Kale
  • Leek
  • Onion
  • Pak choi
  • Parsnip
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes (main crop)
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Raddichio
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Spring onions
  • Swede
  • Sweet potato
  • Truffles (black)
  • Turnip

Herbs in Season February

  • None that I am aware of

Nuts in Season February

  • Non that I am aware of
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