Sense & Seasonality Nov-Dec

Updated: Apr 26, 2021

The trees are almost bare and the bobble hats are out. The seasons have once again shifted and you know what that means- time for a Greedy Pig Food seasonality and sustainability update! Gone are the days of rhubarb and aubergines, it is now time for the leek and pear and we are READY! Saddle up piglets, we’ve got ourselves a stonker of a season.


What is in season November- December?


Veg

  • Artichoke/ Jerusalem Artichoke

  • Autumn cabbage

  • Beetroot

  • Butternut Squash

  • Cauliflower

  • Celeriac

  • Celery

  • Chicory

  • Girolles (type of mushroom)

  • Horseradish

  • Kale

  • Kohlrabi (AKA German Turnip, a wild sort of cabbage)

  • Leeks

  • Parsnips

  • Potatoes, the humble hero

  • Pumpkin

  • Red cabbage

  • Salsify- a root veg in the dandelion family. Looks like a skinny parsnip with white flesh

  • Shallots

  • Swedes

  • Truffles, black and white (if you can afford it!)

  • Turnips

  • Watercress

  • Wild Mushrooms


Fruit

  • Apples

  • Clementines (Christmassy!)

  • Cranberries

  • Passion fruit

  • Pears

  • Pomegranate

  • Quince (cheese, cheese, cheese)

  • Satsumas


Nuts and herbs

  • Almonds

  • Brazil Nuts

  • Chestnuts

  • Cob Nuts (a ‘cultivated’ hazelnut)

  • Hazelnuts

  • Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Walnuts


Poultry & Game


Here at GPF, we are all about sustainable eating. Whether you are vegan or carnivorous, we can all be striving to buy our produce from local, sustainable sources. If you are buying meat this season look for the little red tractor on the packaging to ensure it is British Farm assured, meaning it is ‘traceable, safe and farmed with care because [their] inspectors check every step of the food journey from farm to pack.’

  • Beef

  • Duck

  • Goose

  • Grouse

  • Guinea fowl

  • Hare

  • Lamb

  • Mallard

  • Patridge

  • Pheasant

  • Rabbit

  • Turkey

  • Venison

  • Wood pigeon


Fish and Crustaceans


The same goes for fish eaters, make sure the fish and crustaceans you are buying have the sustainability fish logo on it, from the Marine Stewardship Council. There may be plenty of fish in your sea of romantic candidates but we have to be fair in sharing our fishes of the oceans!

  • Clams

  • Cod

  • Coley (also known as Podleys)

  • Crad

  • Dab (not the dance move)

  • Dover Sole

  • Gurnard

  • Haddock

  • Halibut (spenny)

  • Hake

  • Lemon Sole

  • Lobster

  • Mackerel

  • Monkfish (spenny)

  • Mussels

  • Oysters (get the champagne out whilst you are at it)

  • Plaice

  • Pollack

  • Red Mullet

  • Sea Bass

  • Sea Bream

  • Skate

  • Squid

  • Turbot

  • Winkles (heehee)



Right-on-time recipes

Mob Kitchen’s 10 Winter Warmer recipes- some delicious soul-fillers in here, including a chickpea stew with nduja and manchego toast?! Count me in. https://www.mobkitchen.co.uk/recipes/collections/mobs-top-10-winter-warmer-recipes

Olive Magazine’s Spiced Pumpkin Cake- Maple syrup cream cheese icing- need I say more? https://www.olivemagazine.com/recipes/baking-and-desserts/pumpkin-cake/

Nigel Slater’s Chard, Grapes and Walnuts- Grapes are such a delicious addition to any warm salad, and from the king of seasonality himself, this recipe certainly is grape. https://www.theguardian.com/food/2020/jan/28/nigel-slater-chard-grapes-and-walnuts-recipe-midweek-dinner

BBC Good Food's Chocolate & Pear Pudding- Can you beat a chocolate & pear combo?!

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/squidgy-chocolate-pear-pudding

Delicious Mag