There’s no better place to cure the winter blues than your local fruit and veg shop! Head in-store this week and take the time to try something new, or go back to your favourites and really indulge in the tastes of winter.
Our pick of the week this week is Sweet Potato. High in fibre and antioxidants, sweet potato is a great option to enjoy with your nightly meals. It is a truly versatile veg, which can be used in soups, salads, roasts or even baked into tasty muffins or scones. Pick some up this week and try this Sweet Potato, Spring Onion & Feta Salad.
Avocado is the perfect creamy topping for toast, salads or smoothies. Avocados are excellent quality this week and are a delicious option for your lunchtime snacks or meals. Pair Avocado with seasonal citrus in this delicious Citrus, Fennel & Avocado Salad for a refreshing side dish or light lunch.
After a morning pick-me-up? Add some Kiwi Fruit to your morning meals! Kiwi fruit contains great levels of Vitamin C to support a healthy immune system. Find Green and Gold Kiwi Fruit at your local fruit and veg shop this week and enjoy the flavour and the health benefits of these wonderful fruits.
Blood Oranges are finally back in season now. These unique citrus differ from other orange varieties with a striking red splash in the fruit and a unique flavour that tastes slightly of berries. Pick up some Blood Oranges this week and add them to salads, enjoy alone as a snack or bake up a storm with this Blood Orange & Strawberry Galette!
Mandarins are a great option this week. Perfectly sweet and great for lunchboxes, Mandarins are a favourite for this kids and adults alike. Choose from a variety including Afourer, Honey Murcott and Imperials. If you’re entertaining this weekend, why not try this Dark Chocolate & Mandarin Tart?
Take a pick of a few of the wonderful varieties of Apples available now at your local fruit and veg shop. From Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Red and Golden Delicious, Pink Ladies to so many more, you’re sure to find the perfect apple for you. Treat yourself and your guests to this wonderfully indulgent Caramelised Apple-Topped Brie this weekend!
Add Pomegranates to your shopping list this week. Perfectly sweet with a hint of sour, Pomegranates are a lovely addition to salads or breakfasts.
Winter is the perfect time to enjoy fresh greens, including Kale, Lettuce, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli and Cauliflower just to name a few. Why not try this recipe for Brussels Sprouts in Pecan Sauce and re-discover Brussels Sprouts?
Make the most of Leeks this week. Leeks are plentiful and are a great alternative to onion to create a more subtle flavour in dishes such as tarts, baked beans, or soups. Add leeks to this showstopping Cabbage, Potato & Leek Gratin.
Cabbage is an oft-unsung hero, with so many benefits and versatility to boot! Cabbage is an excellent source of fibre and antioxidants, and is often used to promote good gut health in preserved or fermented dishes such as sauerkraut and kimchi, however, there are so many more ways to enjoy cabbage. Sliced thinly and added to salads, blanched and used to make cabbage rolls filled with meat and rice, or enjoyed sauteed as a delicious side meal. Pick up a head of Cabbage this week and get creative.
Jerusalem artichoke is an impressive root vegetable that packs a punch with a whole lot of flavour. They have been compared in flavour to Globe artichokes, however, they can be used like a potato and really shine when they are roasted or made up into a creamy soup. Pick up some Jerusalem artichokes this week and give them a go.
Mushrooms are an all-year staple and can help boost the flavour of any dish, with or without meat. Mushrooms are great added to salads, toast, soups, stews and many more! Pick up some mushrooms this week and whip together these Mushroom & Parmesan Bites for a perfect lunchbox snack!
Immerse yourself in the seasonal wonders of these fruits and vegetables, carefully selected from local growers to ensure the highest quality. Visit your local fruit and veg shop to experience the joy of cooking with fresh, seasonal produce. Get inspired, try new recipes, and savour the flavours of the season. Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers at the central markets to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!