Utah’s Seasonal Produce in December

Written by Becky

When I think of foods during the month of December I’m mainly thinking of sweets… christmas cookies, hot cocoa with homemade marshmallows and gingerbread. But as I researched what is actually in season right now and available to us as far as fresh produce is concerned, I was actually surprised that our list is not that limited.  We still have some great citrus fruits right now as well as the beloved pomegranates, and a plethora of root vegetables including the rutabaga pictured below. One item on the list that I’m especially excited to try more of this year is chestnuts.  Have you cooked with chestnuts before? If so I’d love to hear what you have made with the mysteriously glossy and crunchy nut.

Go to the first seasonal wallpaper post for directions on how to set the image as your desktop wallpaper or see the directions below the recipes.

Here are a few recipes from my community of food bloggers in Utah that include ingredients from the list above:

Roasted Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili, by Foodie Crush
Jicama, Radish and Carrot Slaw, by Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kale and Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash, by Mountain Mama Cooks
Baked Stuffed Lemons, by me
Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies, by Two Peas and Their Pod
Creamy Orange Fruit Dip by Barbara Bakes
Roasted Dill Chicken with Leek and Potatoes, by Taste and Tell
Cranberry Orange Muffins, by Completely Delicious
Lemon Bread, by me
Chocolate Caramel Chestnut Cake, by Project Domestication

Step 1 Click on the Wallpaper Image on right side bar, this will open the image in a new window on your screen
Step 2 Once image loads on a new page, right click (or ctrl-click) image and select ‘use image as desktop picture’
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Comments (5)

  1. Yes! I have roasted chestnuts in the oven to eat as an appetizer. They are good, very nice flavor with a texture not crunchy like a regular nut. The insides of a chestnut do look a little like brains. 🙂

  2. Where are you finding "Utah" citrus??? Color me intrigued.

    Also, I haven't seen any local turnips or rutabaga either. Any suggestions where I could find some?!

  3. I actually love the produce right now – I'm a citrus girl, and I have a new found love for root veggies. Your wallpaper is gorgeous, as always!

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