How will you be celebrating the end of Winter? With plenty of new varieties of fresh produce at your local Fruit and Veg shop, it’s time to get cooking with your favourite Spring veggies and fruits!
Our pick of the week is Baby Broccoli! Baby Broccoli is a mix between Broccoli and Chinese Kale and is a delicately flavoured member of the Brassica family. Baby Broccoli lends itself well to cooking over a grill to intensify the flavour, or it can be steamed or added to stir-fry for a nutrient-packed addition to your favourite meals! Pick up some Baby Broccoli from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!
A wide selection of Citrus are still available and tasting incredible at your local Fruit and Veg shop this week, including Mandarins with varieties such as Imperials, Sumo and Honey Murcott standing out. Lemons are of great quality this week, and are an essential ingredient to pick up! In the mood to cook up something sweet with Lemons this week? Make our favourite Lemon Curd for a delicious topping on scones or your morning toast or porridge!
Berries are coming back, a little later in the season than usual, but we’re still loving them nonetheless! Strawberries out of Queensland are bright red and sweet, making for a tasty snack. Blueberries are also coming back in price. Whip together our Blueberry and Yoghurt Bread for afternoon tea this weekend.
Apples are in plentiful supply this week at your local Fruit and Veg shop. Perfectly sweet and crisp, Apples are a wonderful way to get your daily fruit intake! Keep your Apples fresh at home by keeping them cool to maintain their crunch!
Believe it or not, Mangoes are in season now! Kensington Pride Mangoes from the Northern Territory are beaming with the Mango blush we all know and love, and are available at your Local Fruit and Veg shop this week!
Snow Peas are in season now! Loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, potassium, dietary fibre, magnesium, folic acid, and small levels of healthy fats, Snow Peas are a great springtime addition to your dinner plate!
Leafy greens are back in full swing now, with a wide variety of lettuce available, including Red and Green Oak, and Iceberg Lettuce for all your salad and sandwich lunches! Spinach has also come back in price. Start your weekend meal with a delicious entree of Spinach Gratin!
Cauliflower is a veggie that is of great value, and has so many uses! Just one Cauliflower head could make several meals. Try this Roast Cauliflower Salad for an easy and delicious weeknight dish!
Okra is an underrated vegetable and a divisive one too! A long green pod filled with small round seeds, Okra can be prepared in several ways. When cooked, the seeds inside become gooey in texture. It can be added to salads, soups and stews.
Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand selects their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!