When it’s cold and dreary outside, we love to indulge ourselves with a real indoor feast – and of course, we like to keep it as healthy as possible at the start of the new year. Dishes taste best when they’re made with seasonal ingredients. What are the essential fruit and vegetables for any shopping list in January? Why? We reveal all!
... Even in the first month of the year, Mother Nature gives us plenty of delicious things to eat. With everything from potatoes and pumpkins, to turnips, beetroot, apples and pears, there are all sorts of fruit and veg in season in January, so there are plenty of different recipes to try. This month, we recommend spaghetti with pumpkin and walnut pesto. Sounds tasty? Well, it is! And the TURBOLINE herb and vegetable cutter will help you chop the ingredients up in no time at all. And of course, we’ve also taken care of dessert: how about some delicious Hamburg apple pie? It’s easy to bake in the ovenproof CLIP & CLOSE Glass food storage container.
And just so you know: cheating is OK! If you’re not sure which fruit and vegetables are in season when, this calendar will come in handy when you go shopping.
Not only do fully ripened fruit and vegetables taste some favoursome, but they also contain more vitamins than imported foods. In preparation for long-haul transport, these products are usually picked and treated with chemicals when they’re half-ripe. This has a negative impact on their quality. So, try to buy your fruit and vegetables when you’re strolling around the weekly market – or even better than that, buy from trusted farmers. This is the perfect way to get through the cold, wet winter months fit and in good health. And if your eyes are sometimes bigger than your stomach, the CLIP & CLOSE GLASS food storage containers are on hand to keep fruit & co. fresh for days.
If you cook and bake with seasonal foods, you’ll also cut costs. Because one thing’s for sure: if you’re craving strawberries in winter, you’re going to have to dig deep into those pockets to buy some. When fruit and vegetables are in high season, they’re more readily available, which makes them cheaper and even more environmentally friendly! Regional produce in particular keeps energy consumption and greenhouse gases to a minimum, as they don’t require long-haul transport by air and ship. The environment will be grateful!
Convinced? Then get yourself to the weekly market and fill your shopping basket with fresh local fruit and vegetables!
For more inspiration and recipe ideas, take a look at the EMSA Blog.