Too cold for a trek to your local farmers market? Greenmarket’s Gabrielle Langholtz’s picks for the season’s tastiest, kid-approved treats make it worth enduring a little nipping at your nose.
Use McIntosh, Honeycrisp, and Gala apples to make applesauce and apple butter. (Baked apples are dessert winners, too.)
Hakurei turnips are as sweet as apples for snacking. And look, Ma, no core!
Mashed winter vegetables are delicious, nutritious, and warming. Go solo-ingredient with celery root and pink beet purees, or make a pot of winter squash soup.
Brussels sprouts are much maligned but perfectly delectable when glazed with maple syrup.
For the kid who will eat only plain pasta, go for the fresh egg variety and toss with Ronnybrook Farm Dairy butter and heavy cream.
Take that, Jack Frost.
Available at Greenmarket Farmers Markets. To find locations, go to cenyc.org.
New York Times Arts & Leisure Week
What: The section takes over the city with two-for-one admissions at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, the Whitney, and many more venues.
Why: Join the culture club.
When: Thru Sun. Access passes online at artsandleisureweekend.com.
Where: Various locations throughout the five boroughs.
Frogs and Spiders
What: Kids explore their creepy, crawly worlds with the help of a local naturalist and exotic picture books by Nic Bishop.
Why: A giant leap for kid-kind.
When: Sat., 3 p.m.
Where: The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway, b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (212-343-6187).
Max & Ruby
What: Rosemary Wells’s tales of bunny siblings comes to musical life.
Why: Just grin and hare it.
When: Wed. & Thurs., 2 p.m.; Fri., 2 & 6 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2 & 5 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St., b/t Bleecker & Hudson Sts. (212-279-4200). Tickets online ticketcentral.com.