Preparing for hard times
- November 20, 2008 11:22 AM |
- By Kevin Yarr
by Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca
For food lovers in Canada there are difficult times coming.
No, it has nothing to do with the economy. It's just winter, and for Canadians who love fresh, local food, these months can be hard to face.
Every week for the last few months I have walked into the Charlottetown Farmers Market to be greeted by some fabulous new treat: swiss chard, strawberries, new potatoes, baby zucchini, tomatoes, blueberries, corn, black currants, peppers, apples. While it is possible to get most of these things year-round, nothing can match the taste of getting it in season within a couple of days of it being picked.
The last couple of weeks the experience at the market has been changing. The selection is only growing thinner, increasingly composed of meat and root vegetables.
There are some new things coming into season, but not from around here. Oranges are getting fit to eat again, though I don't get the same pious pleasure from buying them.
Some foods that are equally good all-year round I tend to save up for winter: Iranian dates, smoked salmon, chocolate.
OK, so I eat chocolate all year long.
What foods do you enjoy in the winter?
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