What produce is in season during December? Finally, the Florida strawberry season is here.
I'm heading out to the Farmers Market to stock up on all my favorite winter produce.
Avocados: Did you know that avocados are a fruit? This no-churn Avocado Ice Cream is on my to-do list! I have to try this avocado recipe asap!
Bell Peppers: I love to stock the freezer with diced and sliced fresh Florida bell peppers. It helps cut down on food prep when I am cooking dinner. See How I freezer Bells Peppers.
Cabbage: I grew up eating Cabbage and ham. This chunky Crock Pot Cabbage, Ham and Potato Soup reminds me of my German grandmother. I also love this Red Cabbage Asian Slaw recipe.
Carrots: Carrots can be an ingredient or the main act.
Carambola: Carambola and Strawberry Jam is my favorite carambola recipe.
Cauliflower: My favorite way to enjoy fresh Florida cauliflower is in a low carb recipe. This Cheesy Buffalo Ranch Cauliflower Casserole is amazing.
Celery: Celery is a healthy snack but it also adds so much flavor to your soup and stew recipes. Check out my Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe or Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup recipe to see how I use fresh celery to season my soups and stew recipes.
Cucumbers: I love fresh cucumber in my salad but I also love adding it in a refreshing Kiwi and Cucumber Smoothie.
Eggplants: Thick slices of grilled eggplant are wonderful on a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich. Or thinly sliced eggplant can be used to make vegetable lasagna.
Grapefruit: Grapefruit for breakfast or in a fruit salad during the winter months is a refreshing way to enjoy Florida grapefruit. Or squeeze fresh Florida pink grapefruit and enjoy a Mimosa at brunch.
Guava: Guava Cake is a traditional Hawaiian dessert that makes a stunning presentation. Check out this Hawaiian Guava Cake recipe to see how pretty it is.
Lettuce: Lettuce wraps or salads are my favorite way to eat lettuce all year long.
Mushrooms: Fresh mushroom are perfect for soups. Make this Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup recipe or Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe.
Oranges: Winter is the perfect time to make marmalade. This Peach Orange Marmalade recipe is delicious spread over cream cheese.
Passion Fruit: Tropical White Wine Sangria made with passion fruit is a refreshing way to enjoy fresh passion fruit.
Radishes: Crunch and peppery fresh radishes can be added to a salad or pickled.
Snap Beans: Snap beans or green beans are one of my favorite side dish recipes. You can make Instant Pot Green Beans with ham or Crock Pot Green Beans with ham.
Squash: One of my favorite vegetables! I love to use summer or winter squash in my cooking.
Strawberries: Florida strawberries are my favorite fresh from Florida fruit. You can check out my Strawberry category where I have all my fresh strawberry recipes.
Sweet Corn: My Instant Pot Corn on The Cob recipe was featured in the FoodBlogs Magazine this month!
Tangerines: A Tangerine Mojito is a great way to enjoy the Florida winter tangerine season. I'm heading to the farmers market tomorrow and will grab some fresh tangerines so I can make one.
Tomatoes: Stuffed Tomatoes are delicious. But another way to enjoy fresh Florida tomatoes is to make a Savory Tomato and Ham Tart
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