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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?

Strawberries

Delicious Queensland strawberries, rinse and eat them straight from the punnet or add to your favourite home-baked goodies. Now is the time to cook with these rosy treats they are delicious in crumbles, cupcakes, muffins, pies and puddings

Blood Oranges

Arriving in greengrocers in July for a short season, blood oranges are prized for their ruby flesh and tangy raspberry-citrus flavour. Deep ruby red skin generally indicates a more intense coloured flesh. Now is the time to enjoy the best quality blood oranges available by the kilo and box at your local greengrocers.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is delicious teamed with apples, strawberries, pears, almonds, cinnamon, butter, ice cream, brown sugar. Tangy and versatile ruby red rhubarb is a thrifty buy

Mango

Early season Kensington Pride mangoes freshly harvested from Darwin herald the arrival of mango season and bring a lush tropical taste to your table.

Avocado

Premium Hass avocados from Southern Queensland and Northern NSW are plentiful

Pears

Naturally sweet and juicy pears are ‘pear’fect for roasted, poached and baking.Select from Packham, Buerru Bosc and Corella varieties.

Bananas

Smooth and creamy Queensland bananas are top value

Asparagus

When it comes too fast and simple cooking you can’t go past new season asparagus.

Kale

Kale is packed full of nutrients with just one cup providing about 100% of your daily requirements of vitamins A, C & K. Use kale in a similar way to English spinach.

Cauliflower

Compact snow-white cauliflowers are a top buy.

Beetroot

Vibrant coloured beetroot comes into its own in winter. Select bunches with small to medium-sized bulbs with crisp, green leaves. Roast or boil whole beets. Serve fresh young leaves or boiled, diced beetroot in swish winter salads.

Red Cabbage

A powerhouse of nutrients and vitamins, crisp red cabbage is packed with antioxidants. It is perfect for autumn slaws, salads, stir-fries and pickling. Red cabbage is available at your local greengrocer

Mushrooms

Create nutritious and tasty winter dishes with versatile mushrooms. Add mushrooms to flavour-packed cottage pie or finely dice mushrooms into Bolognese sauce, chilli con carne or meatballs to enhance the nutritional value of these hearty winter meals

Sweet Potato

Kumara/orange sweet potato has burnt orange skin and sweet, bright orange flesh. It is perfect for wedges and fries, roasting, mashing and soups. Add kumara to salads, soups, and puddings

Kohlrabi

Super-healthy, kohlrabi is from the same family as cabbage, broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts; it is crunchy like broccoli stems and has a mild turnip taste. Kohlrabi can be eaten raw or cooked. The leaves and stems are edible but must be very fresh and crisp. Trim then finely slice or shred the bulb using a V-slicer or sharp knife. Alternatively, cut kohlrabi into matchsticks

Why not try...

Potatoes

Small new potatoes (also known as cocktail potatoes) have a shiny cream skin colour and moist white flesh

Asian greens

Locally grown Asian leafy greens are a great buy this week. Enjoy the quality bok choy, choy sum or gai lum steamed or stir-fried.