I love cooking in the winter. Darkness comes early, leaving plenty of time for food prep before I get hungry for dinner. Warmth and good smells contrast with the brisk cold outdoor air. And the final result is a hot delicious meal.
Though I’ve cooked a bunch of new recipes recently, I failed to take any photos or document the ingredient tweaks made as I adjusted each dish to taste. Oh well. It turns out I’ve already documented many of our go-to recipes that incorporate stored, frozen, and canned garden harvests. Here are some favorite recipes for the depths of winter:
Chicken Soup and Elderberry Syrup: Two of our favorite get-well-soon foods.
Squash: A variety of simple flavor combinations that allow you to enjoy last year’s bountiful harvest day after day.
Winter Sweetened Kale & Brussels sprouts: Sweetened and tender from frost, these brassicas are nothing like the peppery and sometimes tough summer versions. You can’t go wrong with these simple go-to recipes.
Chili and cornbread: Nourishing and delicious. Perfect for enjoying in front of the fireplace after a day filled with snowy adventures.
Tomato soup: A standard in our household. This is our favorite way to use tomatoes canned in the height of sunny summer.
Ginger and Turmeric recipes: Miso squash bisque, curried broth, and Golden milk tea: Warming, comforting, delicious, and SO good for you!
Cream of cauliflower soup: So creamy you’ll forget it’s packed with veggies.