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Fresh Food Club - What's in season?



"ideas on the freshest produce this season coupled with gourmet recipes for the freshest produce in town

What's fresh?

Nectarines

Flavoursome, aromatic and ultra-juicy peaches and nectarines well supplied. Select from white and yellow flesh fruit many varieties are now the slipstone varieties making them idea for summertime dessert

Limes

Put some zing in your day with Aussie grown limes, supplies have increased and prices have eased. Pop a kilo in the basket this week to use in cocktails, marinades, salad dressings and to enjoy with seafood.

Watermelon

Watermelon is picked ripe and ready to eat. Choose cut watermelon with bright pink flesh. A rich colour is a good indication of sweetness. If whole, tap the watermelon and it should sound hollow.

Raspberries

December is a great time for berries particular strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, boysenberries, loganberries, blackberries, red currants are all available.

Mangoes

Sweet and juicy mangoes bring a lush tropical taste to your summer table. Mangoes are ideal on their own or in tempting chilled summer desserts. Choose firm mangoes with a fresh sweet tropical fragrance. Ripen mangoes at room temperature until the fruit yields to gentle pressure around the stem

Cherries

Glossy and plump cherries are a quintessential Australian summer fruit. Despite recent rains there are still plenty of cherries available. With so many different varieties coming from a wide area the includes Young, Orange, South Australia and Victoria there is sure to be a quality, size and price range to suit everyone

Grapes

New season grapes are firm and bursting with flavour. Grab a bunch of Flame or Menindee seedless

Lychees

New season lychees are deliciously sweet and so juicy

Broccolini

Broccolini is a top buy. Fast and easy to cook, serve broccolini warm with a dressing or toss cold through a salad.

Sweetcorn

Sweetcorn is a family favourite that is fast to cook

Asparagus

Asparagus is still great value. Add to fresh and light salads, serve with poached eggs, or toss in a hot wok and stir-fry.

Lebanese cucumber

Refreshing and super crunchy Lebanese cucumbers are a top buy

Zucchini

Always a great buy zucchinis are delicious on the BBQ, spiralised into a low carb alternative to pasta or roasted.

Red capsicum

Red capsicums make any meal look more festive - try roasting, or slicing into crudites, or threading onto skewers with meat or haloumi.

Radish

Summer radishes add a pleasant peppery flavour to salads and crudités. Newer varieties of radish include the water melon radish, French radish and the multi coloured mixed bunches. Fabulous for making salads colourful and interesting.

Fresh herbs

Take your cooking to a fresher and tasty level by using herbs. Herbs add flavour to festive cooking. Sprinkle fresh thyme sprigs across roasted vegetables, add sage and parsley to your meat stuffing’s. Team lots of basil leaves, extra virgin olive oil, sliced heirloom tomatoes and black olives to serve as a side dish