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Fruit and Vegetables in Season in December

in season December

In December pickings are a bit slimmer, but there are still a surprising amount of fruit and vegetables in season in December.  Brussels Sprouts and White Cabbage at are their very best this month, but there’s a lot of other good stuff to look for.

To help you out I’ve rounded up what’s in season this month so you know what to look out for at your local shop, supermarket or farmer’s market. Eating seasonally can be so much cheaper than eating out of season imported foods, as well as being better for the environment, so it’s a no brainer really!

Fruit in Season in December

fruit-in-season-in-december

Apples

Pears

Quince

 

Vegetables in Season in December

vegetables in season in December

Beetroot

Brussels Sprouts

Butternut squash

Cabbage (white)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chicory

Horseradish

Jerusalem Artichoke

Kale

Kohlrabi

Leeks

Parsnips

Potatoes (maincrop)

Pumpkin

Salsify

Shallots

Swede

Turnips

 

Nuts & Fungi In Season in December

Chestnuts

Wild Mushrooms

 

What’s on your menu this month?

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Facts About Meat That Will Shock You

facts about meat

facts about meat

Whether you’re a die-hard meat eater, an occasional meat eater, or vegetarian or vegan then this facts about meat infographic from Pounds to Pocket is sure to be of interest.

It’s not just looking at the meat industry: it does look at cheese too, so vegetarians don’t get off too lightly!  I’ve been a vegetarian for many years now, but try as I can I’m not vegan.  Cheese is actually my Achilles heel (especially halloumi) so it’s something I often feel guilty about.  I do try to limit my dairy consumption by eating a lot of dairy free chilies, stews and curries.  We’ve also switched to dairy free alternatives where we can, such as almond milk and vegan butter, but it’s definitely a work in progress!  I think there’s a lot of guilt whatever you eat.

Facts About Meat That Will Shock You

environmental impacts of eating meat infographic

Was there anything in this infographic that shocked you?

ps: you might like this post on will eating insects save the world.