Winter seasonal foods-Menu plan Jan 25th

Mid winter is a challenging time for me as a gardener and someone who loves to be outside. Even my kale left the land of the living, and usually it overwinters nicely. Since I do try to eat locally grow and seasonal foods, winter throws a bit of a monkey wrench into things. So the question is, how do you all do it?

This Saturday, I took a trip to the Farmer’s market and got a box of goldrush apples…my favorite, and even better that they store so well. I have frozen garlic, raspberries and oven roasted tomatoes from my summer garden harvest, and there’s even one Serrano pepper on our plant in our sunroom. My rosemary plant is alive and well, and of course there are a few jams around, too. I’d love to have more!

For the menu, I’m glad to be back to planning because I know it helps! And I do need new hosts (hint, hint) although Heather is on for next week with chocolate. yum.


Chicken with rosemary and olives and roasted cauliflower with rosemary and garlic

crockpot BBQ chicken with carrots and onions

turkey cutlets and caramelized cabbage

lentil dal and papads


hummus and peppers…one of my very favorites

Baked goods:

the Jan DB treat, which is one of my very favorite most foods ever…stay tuned!
cornbread (maybe)
pumpkin bread (maybe)

And what about everyone else?

Kim at Gluten Free is Life is totally on the ball and helped me get this post up on time. First, check out her new digs! She’s got sweet potato fries on the menu, which always catches my attention, and squash is her seasonal food of choice.

Angela at Angela’s Kitchen has the cutest little herbs growing, which is such a great reminder that I should be doing that, too! I love her white bean and greens soup, it sound delicious.

Heather of Celiac Family has been trying recipes around the web, like cinnamon rolls and some of the GF gobsmacked recipes, too. I may have to make the ribs for DH for V day…

Yadi of Gluten free diaries joins us for the first time so please give her a warm welcome! she’s got a recipe for rosemary orange chicken and many new ones coming soon so check out her blog

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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8 Responses to Winter seasonal foods-Menu plan Jan 25th

  1. Kim says:

    Thanks again for hosting, Cheryl!!

    I love hummus & just discovered that Trader Joe’s has Tahini-free hummus (great for people like me who can’t eat sesame seeds too). I am in love!!

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  3. Angela says:

    Thank you so much for hosting. I am easing back into the bloggy thing after not being very consistent for a couple of months. I can do a week in February if you would like. I should be ready to go then! Thanks for coordinating this also; I know it is probably a lot of work.

    My post is up:

  4. Heather says:

    Your menu looks great. I really need to get my garden going this spring. I’ve started by growing some herbs indoors this winter. I’m hoping the fresh herbs will inspire me. 🙂

    Here’s my post this week:
    Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Kim,
    what’s in the hummus? I use brazil nut butter (allergic to sesame) and it’s super yum. granted, I’d probably make my own instead anyhow since it only takes 2 minutes, but I am curious!

  7. Last year was the first year I made a real effort to buy in bulk at the farmer’s market so I could freeze. How happy I’ve been using tomatoes and green beans and strawberries, ‘fresh’ from my freezer!

  8. Heather,
    love your herbs, and I need to buy seeds soon and get my butt in gear!

    i tend to go on blogging breaks too, but if you’re open for feb 8th, you’re on!

    it’s so nice, isn’t it! then you know what’s in it and it feels fresher.

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