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Believe it or not we still have Winter here for another week.  The transition from one season to the next is quite abrupt in the Lowcountry.  From freezing fingers on Monday clearing out the last of the beets to jumping in the ocean on Friday!  We just finished harvesting what we could from the fields planted in the Fall- Cabbage, Kale, Carrots, Turnips, Parsley, Chives, Collards, Spinach, Kohlrabi, Fennel, Lettuce, and we have been picking Y’onions since December!  What a bounty we have all through the chilly months- so much choice in eating locally!   Not even two weeks later, the first Arugula of the Spring is here.  Bright green and succulant, tender and flavorful.  Two weeks off from harvesting is all we get in the Winter.   That’s alright by me.  I’d rather farm in the “Winter” here than in August!

While the flavors are still fresh on my palatte, I should tell of a delicious, nutritious, simple, seasonal, local meal I just cooked up.

Lacinato Kale with sauteed Spring Onion, Garlic, Rosemary, Parsley and Shitake mushroom (these were from Whole Foods, but we hope to have our own home grown soon), served along side roasted Butternut Squash (kept in the “root cellar” from the Fall harvest) with a Spicy  Cinnamon and Sugar seasoning.  Warm and hearty, but light at the same time.

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