Savour the Season

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Welcome Spring to your step through the act of savouring. This Season of Renewal has been a time honoured  all over the world. Celebrated throughout the ages for its gifts.

Today, we have modern practices that embrace ideas found in these ancient and cultural traditions. Local and Seasonal produce has come back to the forefront with these rise of movements and concepts like the Slow Food Movement, Farm to Table, and Kitchen Gardening. Philosophies that value sustainability and support of community and environment.

Start this time of year by enjoying the seasonal and local produce of March. Through this savouring, you will not only be a participant of Spring renewal but will relish produce in its most delectable, freshly and nutritious state.

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March Produce at its Best

Seasonal Vegetables that you will find during this month include Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Cauliflower, Chard, Horseradish, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnip, Potatoes, Purple sprouting broccoli, Radish, Rocket, Salsify, Short sea kale, Spinach, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Swede, Winter Squash, and Wild Nettles.

As for Fruit, the only local and seasonal produce available is Rhubarb, but other seasonal fruits you can find are from neighboring countries like Blood oranges, Kiwi fruit, Lemons, Oranges, Passion fruit, Pineapple, and Windward bananas.

For protein, local and seasonal meats, game, and poultry in March are Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Pork, Rabbit, Venison, and Woodpigeon.

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Seafood lovers will find Clams, Cockles, Crab, Dab, Dover Sole, Gurnard, Farmed Halibut, Farmed Rainbow Trout, Farmed Salmon, Hake, Langoustine, Lemon Sole, Ling, Lobster, Mussels, Oysters, Pollack, Razor Clams, Red Mullet, Scallops, Shrimp, Wild Salmon, Winkles, and Whiting available this month.

Want to Spice things up? The local and seasonal herbs for March are Chickweed, Chives, Common Sorrel, Dandelion, Garlic mustard, Mint, Parsley, Reedmace, Sweet cicely, and Wild Garlic.

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Don’t know what to make with this produce?

Here is a recipe for inspiration.

Recipe and image courtesy of Love Potatoes. Find it at

http://www.lovepotatoes.co.uk/recipes/potato-beetroot-latke/

Potato and Beetroot Latkes

 Serves 4

300g potatoes, peeled

2 spring onions

1 large beetroot, peeled

1 medium eggs

50g plain flour

2tbsp groundnut oil for frying.

400g smoked salmon

4 large teaspoons crème fraiche

Snipped fresh chives

-Turn your oven to 150*c / gas 2.

-Take a large mixing bowl and beat your eggs then stir in the flour.

-Coarsely grate the potatoes and squeeze out any excess water using a t-towel.

-Add this to the egg and flour along with coarsely grated beetroot and chopped spring onions.

– Season with salt and milled pepper and mix everything well.

-Place a large frying pan over a medium-hot heat and add the groundnut oil.

-When hot take a heaped tablespoon of the latkes mixture to the pan.

-Flatten slightly so they are about 2cm thick and leave to cook until golden and crisp (about 3-4 minutes).

-Flip over and cook on the other side until golden and crisp.

-Pop into the oven to keep warm whilst you prepare the second batch.

-When you have all 8 made you are ready to serve.

-Place the latkes onto your serving plates, top with waves of smoked salmon and finish with a little crème fraiche, chopped chives and a milling of fresh pepper.

Tip – Alternatives to Beetroot that also work really well are: Swede, Parsnip or Squash. Sliced Blood Oranges or Oranges are also a great side to this dish. Squeeze some Lemon to add a bit of Zest.

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Don’t know where to find Local and Seasonal Produce?

One of the ways to find Local and Seasonal Produce is stop by your local Farmer’s Market. If you live in Edinburgh you can check out this link to Farmers Markets of Edinburgh.

www.foodies-magazine.co.uk/farmers-markets-of-edinburgh

Not a local to the Capital? You can find your local Farmer’s Market at Think Local Scotland’s website.

www.thinklocalscotland.co.uk/farmers-markets

Visit a Farmers Market is also a great way to support your local food producers directly.

Don’t have the time to stop by your Local Farmers Market? Don’t worry, you can get your seasonal and local produce delivered directly to you. Box Schemes are a great way to enjoy and contribute to sustainability and community. To find out more on Box Schemes in Scotland and to find your local Box Scheme providers, take a look at the Soil Association’s directory and material.

www.soilassociation.org/boxschemes

For Meats, Game, Poultry, and Seafood, your local butcher and fishmonger is great place to your source of seasonal protein at its freshest. Search engines like Big Barn can help you find your local food producers.

www.bigbarn.co.uk/producers

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Eating Local and Seasonal produce impacts your surroundings in a significant way. It is an act that not only reconnects community, but reduces harmful impacts to our environment.

Interested Sparked? To learn more about Seasonal/Local Produce and Suitability via Food check out these links below for more information.

www.eattheseasons.co.uk

www.greenerscotland.org/eating-greener/in-season-food-calendar

www.lovefoodhatewaste.com/content/seasonal-calendar-scotland

 

Written by Sara Vollen

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