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Many fall favourites like pumpkin, butternut squash, mushrooms, beets and celeriac are among the glorious vegetables that are in season in November.
There is also plenty of fruit available – from tender pears and apples to pretty pomegranates and persimmons. So there will much inspiration for your fall menus.
Below is a round up of what's in season in November so you can take note and head to the market with confidence.
What's in Season in November: Vegetables and Fruits
We all know that pumpkin is the queen of fall and for good reason. You can make virtually anything with this orange-hued vegetable: velvety soups, delicious breads, comforting casseroles, pies and even smoothies.
This antioxidant-rich fruit adds beauty to any dish. Use it to add a bejeweled touch to your rice dishes, salads, hummus and desserts.
Depending on where you live, chestnuts begin to creep into markets as early as November. Take advantage and use them in everything from chocolate desserts to roasts.
Earthy, sweet and colourful, beets are part of the bounty of autumn. Wrap them in foil and bake until tender then cut into cubes for salad or puree into a soup. The possibilities are many.
Have you ever cooked celeriac? It's great in everything from soups and roasts to purees and chips.
Mushrooms are everywhere in November. Packed with selenium, an essential mineral and powerful antioxidant, mushrooms are delicious and good for you.
Bosc, anjou, bartlett, comice ... there are many varieties of pears to choose from this season. Try them fresh, poached, sliced into salads or baked into a soufflé.
The possibilities with cabbage are endless.