It’s January. What’s in season? What does it mean to eat in season, in the winter? Or simply to be in season?

It’s strange, to live in such a globalized, sanitized, commodified, convenient-ized world, that a person could conceivably not know what food is actually in season, in any given month.

Here’s a post I found, for January:

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I do not have the same amount of energy this time of year that I’d have at high noon in mid-July. And this is perfectly okay. It’s biologically adaptive. It’s how we’re wired. For me, this looks like long winter naps, moving slow, eating shortbread cookies/rich warm food, spending time with family, and appreciating the seemingly mundane landscapes of my childhood like this one ~ Kat Weed

embrace winter by Kat Weed

Photo by Kat Weed

Which, combined with a thoughtful solstice posts from Kat Weed about how she syncs in to embrace the long dark of December, inspired me to think about what else is in season, in January?

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc_DI8UHpdWksxblasMF5Ag9ZBTsrjsuSOoxLQ0/?taken-by=kat_weed

  • snowshoe adventures
  • puzzles
  • reading by the fire and calling it free time, not stolen time
  • cooking up some soup
  • ski days!

Of course, there’s also escaping to Mexico.

February nears. What have you got?

(Photos courtesy Dawn Hunter, Michelle Beks, Janet Ouchterlony, Lisa Richardson, Patty Bobb.)

 

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