what’s in season

What's in Season From Our Sister Edibles

By Francine Spiering | November 28, 2017
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Did you know throughout the United States and Canada there are more than 90 Edible publications? That is right: It is a community of independently owned magazines that work together to map each of our distinct local food communities. And when Hurricane Harvey struck at a time when we would normally be getting ready for our winter issue of Edible Houston, our sister Edibles said: Let us help.

With the multitude of things happening in Houston, and everyone involved in Harvey’s aftermath—from being rescued to volunteering to dealing with flooded cars and houses to helping neighbors and friends—“Edibles to the Rescue” was not something to pass up!

And so here we have a beautiful seasonal spread, each recipe reflecting Houston’s colorful winter season.

SEASONAL HIGHLIGHTS THIS WINTER

It’s the season of the P’s: pecans, pomegranates, pumpkins. And there is much more:

CITRUS GALORE
Kumquat, grapefruit, satsuma, orange, lime: citrus comes in many different varieties. Did you try Buddha’s Hand, or Calamondin?

TUBERS & ROOTS
Beetroot, carrot, radish, sunchoke, sweet potato, turnips

WINTER SQUASH
Acorn, butternut, kabocha, delicata and many more varieties

DARK LEAFY GREENS
Chard, collard, kale, mustard, turnip

FROM THE WATER
Black drum, redfish, sheepshead, tilefish

Oysters—when the season for Gulf oysters starts in November let’s not forget Harvey’s flood waters devastated oyster reefs in the Galveston Bay. One of the programs run by the Galveston Bay Foundation is the oyster shell recycling program. Learn more about volunteering and/or donating: galvbay.org

PS. It’s also the season for turkey—the kind you buy for the holiday dinner. Looking for the best turkey in flavor, and to be mindful? Buy a sustainably raised heritage-breed turkey from your local poultry farmers! You can find them at farmers markets.

For more information on farmers markets and what’s in season, visit ediblehouston.com

Article from Edible Houston at http://ediblehouston.ediblecommunities.com/recipes/whats-season-our-sister-edibles
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