Embark on a culinary journey this February with our collection of hearty and comforting recipes. From homely slow-cooked dishes to hot chocolate recipes, we've got you covered to keep you warm during winter.
Savour the succulent flavors of our Stuffed Beef Tenderloin with Portobello Mushrooms, or delight in the simplicity of our crowd-favorite Crockpot Grape Jelly BBQ Meatballs. Looking to add a touch of romance to your breakfast table this Valentine's Day? Impress your loved one with our Eggless Ombre Heart-Shaped Pancakes.
Excite your palate with our moreish Zuppa Toscana or warm up with our authentic Puerto Rican Beef Soup made hassle-free in the Instant Pot. And for a sweet ending, try our irresistibly decadent Whoppers Hot Cocoa Bombs or the traditional Flancocho De Queso Recipe.
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February isn't just about icy winds and the sometimes dreary, overcast skies; it's also home to some of the most heartwarming and palate-pleasing events and holidays. Would you believe me if I told you that February is National Hot Breakfast Month? That's right, we have a whole month dedicated to sizzling bacon, fluffy pancakes, and the unbeatable aroma of freshly brewed coffee.
On top of that, Super Bowl Sunday rocks the scene early in the month with its legendary snack spreads and finger foods. Who can resist those delightful buffalo wings and layers of gooey nachos? And let's not forget about the big day of love—Valentine's Day. It's practically a synonym for chocolate, strawberries, and all the romantic dinners that end with decadent desserts.
Now, how many of you knew that February 20th is National Cherry Pie Day? This is when we pay homage to the classic American dessert, warm and bursting with sweet-tart cherries. To round off the month, folks in New Orleans and beyond celebrate Mardi Gras with king cake, beignets, and a feast of Creole cuisine.
What foods are in season in February?
As we dive deeper into the heart of winter, February brings us a rich and diverse selection of seasonal produce that can be used to create flavorful and comforting dishes.
Apples and pears are versatile fruits that can be used in anything from salads to desserts. Stored in cool, dry conditions, they maintain their juicy texture and fruity essence throughout winter.
Arugula, kale, and lettuce are deep winter greens that thrive in the cold weather. Their robust flavors add a fresh twist to heavy winter meals.
On the root vegetable front, beets, carrots, parsnips, and turnips are at their prime in February. These hearty vegetables flourish in the cold soil and provide a sweet, comforting base for stews and roasts.
Diverse cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower are also in season during this chilly month. They are not only nutritious but also add texture and taste to a variety of dishes.
Citrus fruits like clementines, lemons, grapefruit, tangelos, and tangerines are in season during winter. Their vibrant colors and zesty flavors bring a bright touch to the table.
Celery, leeks, onions, shallots, and fennels are winter stalwarts and can be used to add a flavorful base to numerous meals.
Mushrooms, grown year-round, are readily available in February. They are a fresh and hearty addition to winter recipes.
Lastly, sweet potatoes, a year-round favorite, are particularly delicious and versatile in the winter.
Enjoy these fresh ingredients in the February recipes and savor the flavors of the season!