Picnics may not be the first things that come to mind during the winter months, but we would argue that you can have a picnic at any time of the year!  Even now, when green, growing things seem scarce, there is still food all around us that we may not notice.

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Many people in previous generations knew how to use every last bit of the foods they had – especially in winter when food may have been scarce.  Today, we may tend to overlook or even throw away some nutritious and tasty foods!  Our goal over the next couple months is to delve into this mindset of winter scarcity and what culinary delights we may be missing out on by throwing them away or walking past them.   We’ll delve into a few of our favorite ways to reduce food waste and increase winter’s bounty!

Winter Foraging and Gardening

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Reinventing Throw-Away Foods

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UPDATE:  See the posts in this series that follow below:

Get Wild in your Kitchen: Wild Winter Salads

Winter Gardening:  A great time for lasagna

Update: Lasagna Gardening 101 Demo

Reinventing Citrus: Tale of Two Vins

The Queen of Wild Roots: Wild Carrot

Monthly Planting Guide: February in the Piedmont

12 Seed Starting Tips for the New or Experienced Gardener

Candied Citrus Peel: Vin Reincarnated

Tap That! Piedmont Picnic Taps a Maple Tree

Wild Winter Teas: Aka Scurvy Prevention Strategy

Peel, Pith, and Pips: Piedmont Picnic talks Marmalade 

Monthly Planting Guide: March in the Piedmont

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