Flavours of Winter

Winter recipes

December, January, February

Winter holds it’s own pure beauty, walking in the woods surrounded by the most beautiful browns, burnt oranges and deep grey green. Wonderful memories of a snappy cold winters days and the gathering of family round the open fire with a hearty rich stew in the oven, sipping on the sloe gin made in the Autumn. That’s my memories of winter…

At it’s best during December…

Brill, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celery, Cockles, Cod, Coley, Clementine’s, Cauliflower, Chicory, Clams, Celeriac, Cranberries, Duck, Guinea Fowl, Grouse, Goose, Haddock, Halibut, Hazelnuts, Hake, John Dory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Lemon Sole, langostine, Leeks, Marrow, Monkfish, Mussels, Mackerel, Oysters, Onions, Pollack, Pomegranates, Plaice, Parsnips, Potatoes, Quince, Red Cabbage, Squid, Sea Bream, Skate, Scallops, Sea Bass, Tangerines, Turnips, Turkey, Turbot, Sea Kale, Satsuma’s, Swede, Salsify.

Wild Foods for December…

Chestnuts, Grouse (Until 10th December), Hare, Mallard, Nettles, Partridge, Pheasant, Sea Purslane, Sea Beet, Teal, Venison, Wigeon, Woodcock, Wood Pigeon, Wild Rabbit, Walnuts.

Special Celebrations During December…

Advent Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Hogmanay/New Years Eve

At it’s best during January…

Brill, Brussels Sprouts, Blood Oranges, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Clams, Cabbages, Celery, Chicory, Cranberries, Cockles, Clementine’s, Duck, Forced Rhubarb, Goose, Halibut, Hake, Haddock, Hare, Jerusalem Artichokes, John Dory, Kale, Leeks, Lemon Sole, Mussels, Onions, Oysters, Pears, Parsnips, Potatoes, Partridge, Pheasant, Parsnips, Purple Spouting Broccoli, Pomegranates, Sea Bass, Salsify, Satsuma’s, Shallots, Swede, Seville Oranges, Scallops, Turbot, Turnips, Venison, Whelks, Walnuts.

Wild Foods for January…

Guinea Fowl, Hare, Horseradish, Mallard, Partridge, Pheasant, Teal, Truffles, Venison, Wigeon, Woodcock.

Special Celebrations During January…

Hogmanay/ New Years Eve, Burns Night, Chinese New Year

At it’s best during February…

Brill, Brussels Sprouts, Blood Oranges, Chard, Clams, Cabbages, Cockles, Celeriac, Cauliflower, Duck, Endive, Forced Rhubarb, Goose, Halibut, Haddock, Hake, Jerusalem Artichokes, John Dory, Kale, Leeks, Mussels, Medjool Dates, Oysters, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Pomegranate, Potatoes, Red Chicory and Radicchio, Parsnip, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Sea Bass, Scallops, Swede, Salmon, Turnips, Turbot, Walnuts.

Wild Foods for February…

Alexanders, Chickweed, Horseradish, Hare, Venison.

Special Celebrations During February…

St Valentines Day, Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday (Beginning of Lent)