Buying seasonal produce is an easy step towards improving your food habits and buying locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, seasonal produce is often cheaper, tastes better and contains more nutrients. This can also be a great way to get creative in the kitchen and discover new recipes! You should also keep an eye out at the end of this post for the delicious soup recipe I have prepared for you.
What's in season in February
Here is a list of the seasonal produce you may find in February.
Unfortunately, because Canada has such a harsh winter, it is impossible to grow some fruits and vegetables locally. This is the case of tangerines for example. That being said, you should prefer buying tangerines over fruits like strawberries, as they will have travelled less and remain in season in the countries that grow them. Alternatively, some produce like mushrooms may be greenhouse-grown and you will find them year-round in Canada.
Potato and leeks soup recipe
2 medium leeks
2-3 potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
1,5L (6 cups) of water
1 small bunch of parsley
Clean the leeks thoroughly to remove any excess dirt and cut it into slices, using the green tops as well.
Peel the potatoes and cut them into large chunks
Cut the onion as well.
Put the water, broth and vegetables in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Cook the soup for about an hour.
Using a blender or a food processor, mix the soup and add salt and pepper.
Chop the parsley, add half of it into the mix and let it cook for five more minutes.
Use the other half of the parsley for your garnish and voilà!
You can also add a drop of cream if you'd like, it tastes delicious either way.
I hope you liked learning about this month's seasonal produce. Keep an eye out for further recipes with seasonal fruits and vegetables to keep you inspired in the kitchen!
Don't hesitate to comment if there is any ingredient you would like to see us use in our next recipes.