28 Delicious Things To Cook In February

Source:  http://www.buzzfeed.com – Christine Byrne – BuzzFeed Staff

Face it, February is rough. Eat to make it better.

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WHAT’S IN SEASON: (This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)

Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Chicory Clementines Cranberries Grapefruit Kale Leeks Lemons Oranges Parsnips Pears Persimmons Pomegranates Shallots Spinach Sweet Potatoes Tangelos Tangerines Turnips Winter Squash

1. Sweet Tea-Brined Hot Chicken Wings

Perfect for a Super Bowl party, equally delicious for a fun dinner. Recipe here.

2. Garlicky Winter Greens and Chickpea Salad

Recipe here.

3. Lemon Bars

Tangy, delicate, and totally perfect. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine “Alfredo”

Far healthier than the original, and possibly equally delicious? Recipe here.

5. Brussels Sprout and Carrot Salad with Cara Cara, Avocado, and Orange Tahini Dressing

Recipe here.

6. Polenta Fries

Recipe here.

7. Quinoa, Persimmon, and Almond Porridge

Waking up is hard to do, especially when it’s below freezing. Fresh, colorful fruit makes things a little easier. Recipe here.

8. Pork and Kimchi Noodle Stir Fry

Better than takeout. Recipe here.

9. Miso Shiitake Soba Soup

Hearty without being heavy. Recipe here.

10. Toasted Pistachio and Pineapple Muesli

Recipe here.

11. Barley, Cauliflower, and Herbs with Burrata

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Recipe here.

12. Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate

Recipe here.

13. Asian Oven Roasted Pulled Pork

The perfect set-it-and-forget-it weekend dinner (with leftovers for days). Recipe here.

14. Crispy Delicata Rings With Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish

Recipe here.

15. Pomegranate, Kale and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

A not-too-healthy way to take advantage of seasonal produce. Recipe here.

16. Chicken Khao Soi

Ditte Isager / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

17. Chocolate Panna Cotta with Spiced Pepita Brittle

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To really impress your valentine. Recipe here.

18. Pot Au Feu

Braised beef, classic French style. Recipe here.

19. Grapefruit Curd Stuffed Donuts

I’ll never be sick of lemon curd, but it’s nice to change things up every once in a while. Recipe here.

20. Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

Christina Holmes / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

21. Roasted Sunchoke Soup with Caramelized Shallots

If you’re getting a little bit tired of winter squash soup, this sunchoke version is nice little twist. Recipe here.

22. Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake

Ellie Miller / foodandwine.com

Further proof that everybody needs a slow cooker. Recipe here.

23. Grown-Up Tater Tots

Not really all that similar to the tater tots of your cafeteria dreams. Better, actually. Recipe here.

24. Shaved Brussels Sprout, Lentil, Bacon and Pear Salad

Recipe here.

25. Grapefruit Old Fashioned

Unique enough to feel special, simple enough to be your go-to cocktail this month. Recipe here.

26. Roasted Salmon with Butter

Romulo Yanes / marthastewart.com

Recipe here.

27. Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Recipe here.

28. Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Herbs

Recipe here.


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Food trucks part of new Gilbert farmers market

Source: By Srianthi Perera – The Republic | azcentral.com – Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:38 AM

A new farmers market, with produce as well as take-home and frozen food from food trucks, is now in operation in Gilbert.

The Greenfield Farmer’s Market runs 3-7 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of the Southeast Regional Library in Gilbert. About 25 vendors have signed up.

“We’re trying to cater to the after-work crowd,” said Susan Surico, who established the venture. “We have a lot of ready-to-eat food and food trucks and people can take a lot of frozen take-home-type food home so they don’t have to cook. That’s the whole purpose of doing it on Thursday evening.”

Gilbert’s other large-scale farmers market is Saturdays in the Downtown Heritage area.

For those who like to cook and are on the lookout for fresh produce, vegetables will be available through produce broker Double Play Produce. Many farmers don’t have enough staff to sell at markets, and use a broker to transport their produce and sell it for them.

“They represent different organic growers in the Valley. Arizona doesn’t grow produce all year-round so they do get some veggies from California and some of them locally during the season. Some are organic and some of them are not,” Surico said.

Surico lives in Scottsdale, and has been a vendor for three years at several farmers markets in the Valley, including north Scottsdale. She owns a line of skin-care products, SkinSense Organic, which she used to sell. She has produced art shows at the Scottsdale Waterfront, Litchfield Park and Prescott, among others.Before that, she was an aesthetician with her own business for 18 years. She has a sales and marketing degree from Arizona State University.

This is the first farmers market she has established.

Although the market is scheduled through May, Surico plans to rent the all-purpose room in the library to continue it during the summer.

The past two Thursdays, the new market drew about 300 people each day, she said.

“I think it’s pretty good for a start. The response that we received from people has been very positive,” she said.

What: The Greenfield Farmer’s Market, with organic and non-organic produce, ready-to-eat foods and frozen take-home foods, is open.

When: 3-7 p.m. Thursdays; no market Thanksgiving Day or Dec. 26. The market runs through the end of May.

Where: Southeast Regional Library, southeastern corner of Guadalupe and Greenfield roads, in the Greenfield Road side parking lot.

Among the vendors:

– R Sauce: Barbecue sauces, salt-free spices and take-home frozen foods.

– Jan’s Baked Goods: Pies, turnovers, cookies and quick breads.

– Anna’s Kitchen: Frozen take-home foods, pot pies and bread pudding.

– Matcha Marketplace: Gluten-free oatmeal in six flavors.

– Dr. Hummus: Pita chips and hummus.

– Sonoran Kettle Corn: Freshly popped caramel and churros, in many flavors.

– What’s Your Grind: Coffee by the pound and hot and cold beverages.

– Terra Verde Sauces.

– Backyard Bakery: Cupcakes, cookies, fudge, holiday treats and bread.

– Double Play Produce: Local organic produce, herbs and bread.

– AZ Spice and Salsa Co.: Local spices and salsas.

– French Ambiance: Homemade quiche, macaroni and cheese and gluten-free bread.

– SkinSense Organic: Pain-relief spray, organic balms and lotion.

– The Grilled Cheese Truck.

– Nubbinz Lovin: Gluten-free dog treats and snacks.

– Tonto Basin Cactus: Prickly-pear products.

Details: desertcityfarmersmarkets.com.

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Narsai David Food Report: Pears In Season

Best Of Entertainment Food Food & Drink Golden Russet Bosc Pear

CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— There are over 3,000 varieties of pears grown across the world. Of course only a few of those are grown commercially, but those few that are on the market are on the market in spades. Right now they’re wonderful.

Pear has been cultivated as a food since prehistoric times and unlike apples, most pear varieties do not ripen nicely while they’re still on the tree. If you have a pear tree at home, you should pick them a little earlier, it’s safer that way. They continue to develop.

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I recently had a chance to taste a whole slew of heirloom apples and pears. The Golden Russet Bosc Pear has a sandy, rust color with a wonderful crunch and aroma to go along with it. Seckel pears are tinier and are older…

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Italian Market

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When market comes to town, whats not to love? Mouth watering goodness filled Castle Street in Edinburgh and brought all these goodies along.








I settled for the spinach and motzarella brioche and boy was it a good choice!



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Mikuni Wild Harvest – From Farm and Forest to Your Table

Source: fab.com

Used by top chefs like Mario Batali and Thomas Keller for freshly foraged foods, Mikuni Wild Harvest forwards the exploration of nature’s bounty. Its boutique line of sustainable wild foods honors the environment while allowing people to experience the abundance of flavorful, seasonal vegetables available in the world.




 Tyler Gray

Tyler  GrayIf you have ever eaten at any Michelin-starred restaurant in North America and wondered where the chef procured “wow ingredients”… it is almost certainly from us. Tyler Gray, Co-Founder and Co-Owner, Mikuni Wild Harvest


Wild Ramps 1 LB – $15fab / $20 retail price

Morel Mushrooms 1 LB – $42fab / $46 retail price

Jumbo White Asparagus 1 LB – $21.50fab / $30 retail price

Baby Purple Artichokes 2 LB – $21.50fab / $30 retail price

Fiddle Heads 1 LB – $12.50fab / $15 retail price

Spring Basket – $55fab / $75 retail price

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Tips For Buying Organic Food On A Budget


I hear it over and over again, people talking about how they’d eat locally and organic if it wasn’t so expensive. Eating organic doesn’t mean blowing the budget. We’ve found a great guide to help you eat green without spending all of your cash.

New Greener Family has put together a great guide to eating inexpensively in a sustainable way:

As the cost of food continues to rise, many people find themselves needing to choose more carefully what they will buy. Buying organic foods is often the choice that we want to make, yet the higher costs make it seem impossible. However, with a willingness to make a few simple changes anyone on a tight budget can enjoy organic foods in their kitchen. 

If you want to find organic foods at lower costs, the first step is to stop shopping at your local grocery stores. Many of the foods found grocery stores, even in the organic sections, have been imported from around the world. This is how they can offer fruits and vegetables out of season all year long. The cost of shipping and transporting adds to the cost that customers must pay. Instead, look for local producers who will more likely have a lower price. 

Find out more: Read the full guide at New Greener Family

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