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Seasonal Foods and Seasonal Recipes

Lisa Cutforth - Tuesday, January 05, 2010

What's in Season? And how should I prepare it?

Eating food that is in season locally is such a good idea!  It is CHEAPER, it is FRESHER, which makes it HEALTHIER and TASTE BETTER!

So what is in season in Summer in Australia?

Fruit in season:
Pear, Nashi, Red Gala Apples, stone fruits (cherry, apricot, peach, nectarine, plum), lemon and yellow grapefruit and orange (Valencia), berries (gooseberry, strawberry, mulberry, blueberry, blackcurrant, redcurrant, blackberry, raspberry), pineapple, mango, prickly pear, lychee, banana, passionfruit, rambutan, rhubarb, grape, fig

Vegetables in season:
Vine leaves, rocket, chevril, basil, mint, (bay leaves, chives, coriander, dill, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme all year round), runner and snake beans, green beans, borlotti beans, okra, avocado, squash, sweet corn, zucchini flower, choko, cucumber, capsicum, chilli, eggplant, tomato, radish, spring onion, salad onion, red onion, leek, celery, asparagus

Recipe idea:

Rocket, Nashi and Parmesan Summer salad
Arrange 2 handfuls rocket, 1 nashi pear thinly sliced or cubed, shaved cucumber (use a potato peeler and peel lengthways), avocado (sliced) in a beautiful salad bowl.  Sprinkle with shaved parmesan.  Dress with a squeeze of lemon or balsamic reduction and a drizzle of olive oil, and a grind of black pepper.

So fresh and yummy!

Here are some more recipe ideas and tasty meal solutions.  (Seasonal, quick and tasty recipes).

Here is a yearly overview of fruit and vegetables in season.



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