What’s in season for February? Blood Oranges?
Nights and mornings are starting to get lighter, citrus fruits are still available from Spain including blood oranges with their gorgeous blood red juice. Try our Sweet Potato and Blood Orange Cupcakes recipe, the pink icing is made from the juice of the blood oranges.
Fruit Vegetables Meat
Blood oranges Beetroot Guinea Fowl
Kiwi fruit Brussels sprouts Hare
Lemons Cauliflower Venison
Oranges Celeriac Clams
Passion fruit Chicory Haddock
Pomegranate Jerusalem artichoke Lemon Sole
Walnuts Kale Mussels
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
Rhubarb – forced
You’ll notice that rhubarb is in the vegetable section not the fruit, rhubarb is the only vegetable we eat as a fruit as we eat the stalk of the plant. At this time of year we eat ‘forced’ rhubarb that is deep pink in colour and has been grown in the dark over the winter. Forced rhubarb has a lovely, sweet flavour and is nice eaten raw dunked in a little sugar. In spring we’ll eat outdoor rhubarb that has a green stalk, this has a slightly more ‘tart’ flavour and is not quite as sweet but is great made into a crumble or compote.Written by Beverley Glock - Visit Website