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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?

Blood oranges

The season is just starting for blood oranges. Juicy navel oranges are also a great buy this week. Whip up a fresh winter fruit salad with sliced navel oranges and kiwifruit, strawberries, fresh dates and mandarin segments. Warm 1/3 cup orange juice with 1-2 tbs honey and drizzle over the fruit salad to serve.

Bananas

Creamy, delicious Cavendish bananas are packed with nutrients. Banana smoothies are refreshing and provide a great energy boost.

Apples

Eating an apple is good for your health and great for your diet. Crunchy apples, now in season included Royal Gala, Kanzi, Jazz, Fuji, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Granny Smith.

Tangelos

Tangelos have a tangy flavour and a fragrant aroma. Use their juice and flesh in recipes as an alternative to oranges in winter. Team tangelos with baby spinach leaves and walnuts in a salad. A great way to kick start the day, juice tangelos for breakfast! They’re bursting with beneficial vitamin C.

Why not try...

Rhubarb

Stew up a bunch of chopped rhubarb, with a kilo of Granny Smith apples and a little coconut sugar. Serve with yoghurt and some chopped nuts.

Strawberries

Queensland strawberries are plentiful. Varieties include Camerosa, Festival and Ruby gem which are all loaded with flavour and a great source of vitamin C

Mandarin

Packed with vitamin C, mandarins are sweet and juicy and a choice buy. There are plenty of varieties to try such as Afourer, Monarch, Ellendale, Hickson and Honey Murcott.

Why not try...

Kiwi fruit

Kiwifruit is plentiful supply and prices are low. Kiwifruit adds glorious colour to winter fruit salads or scoop out the flesh with a spoon for the perfect snack.

Avocado

Creamy Hass avocados are enticing and naturally good for you.

Pears

Packham pears are perfect for snacking on and making delicious winter desserts.

Broccolini

Broccolini is a hybrid vegetable; it's a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Its stem is as tender as asparagus and is a great alternative with asparagus is out of season

Fennel

Fennel is top value this week. Try pan-frying slices of baby fennel in oil and garlic until tender. Toss through cooked spaghetti with chopped fennel leaves and toasted pine nuts with grape tomatoes

Broccoli

Victorian grown broccoli is bursting with natural goodness.

Kumera

Kids enjoy the naturally sweet flavour of kumara. Add roasted kumara to pizza topping or a risotto. Choose firm, medium-sized kumara with undamaged skin. Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place.

Brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts are a top winter buy and an essential accompaniment to roast chicken.

Cauliflower

Firm, snow-white heads of tasty cauliflowers are a choice buy this week.

Leeks

Winter is the ideal time to savour the subtle sweet-onion flavour of plump flavoursome leeks. Use leeks as the bases for a tasty home-made vegetable soup such as leek and cauliflower, pumpkin, leek & cannellini bean soup or leek and celeriac

Carrots

Versatile carrots are a crisper staple.