For many of us, eating locally and seasonally is an easy feat in the summertime — after all, Ontario produces an incredible variety of produce at that time, including of our favourite berries, tomatoes, and corn. But trying to apply the same principles to our food sourcing in the wintertime is a little more challenging, with produce options being more limited. Luckily for us, there are still a number of farmers’ markets that are open year-round, and also a number of companies that deliver local, organic, and seasonal produce straight to your doorstep in Toronto. If you are interested in reading more about your winter bounty options, feel free to check out my most recent feature piece for The Varsity.
To accompany the feature article, I also created two recipes for The Varsity, called “Cooking up a snowstorm.” I must say, the curried butternut squash soup (with apples!) is absolutely heavenly, and provides just the right amount of spice to help kick any cold in the butt. And if you’re looking for a salad that’s hearty, healthy, and tastes like a dream, you’ve got to try my warm winter salad with cabbage, quinoa, toasted nuts, and goat cheese. The links to the recipes can be found here.
One more thing! In case you’re still in need of winter produce inspiration, last year I wrote even more recipes for them, so go on and check them out!
Happy wintering, my darlings.