The beginning of August is an exciting time as the weather just slightly starts to improve and with the warmer weather brings new-season varieties of fresh fruit and vegetables. As we look forward to Spring, it’s a great time to really embrace Winter produce and add in some extra goodies to our diets.
Our pick of the week is Strawberries, which are in excellent supply and taste beautiful, these succulent, sweet and juicy berries are a seasonal delight! Strawberries are perfect alone as a snack, or if you’re looking to use them in your cooking can be a wonderful addition to baked goods or salads. Why not make these Strawberry Muffins for a tasty morning tea treat?
Have you seen Dekopon Mandarins in-store at your local fruit and veg shop this week? These mandarins are sweet and seedless, making them the perfect option for a healthy snack. They can also be juiced for a refreshing morning beverage to kick-start your day!
Another exciting appearance at your local fruit and veg shop this week is new-season Kensington Pride Mangoes. While still early in the season, this is a wonderful indication of warmer weather to come! Why not pick up some this week and use them up in a baking dish, or freeze them for your morning smoothies Our Mango Green Smoothie is a great way to get some green veggies into your system this winter.
Hass Avocados are improving and have improved in value. A classic addition to your morning toast, smoothies, or added to tacos, Avocado is a family favourite! Pick some up in-store this week and try this Savoury French Toast with Avocado, Tomato & Bacon.
Pink-fleshed Cara Cara Oranges are a great option this week. With a unique colouring flesh and delicious flavour, these Oranges are sweet and tart with a slight hint of berry flavours. Try this unique offering this week if you’re in the mood for something a little bit different to treat your senses.
Lemons are a household staple and are of great value this week. Add Lemon to your tea, juice, avocado on toast or use them up in your baking! This Lemon Drizzle Cake is the perfect treat for afternoon tea.
Another household staple and an essential vegetable to really get the visit to flavour town started is Onion. Onions are a good source of vitamin C, and are a truly delicious addition to most savoury dishes from roast dinners to curries. A really great way to use up onions and make dinner on a budget is an Onion Tart that’s full of flavour and so simple to make!
Another thrifty buy and a great one for its versatility is Pumpkin. With so many options from soups to salads, bread to pies and so many things in-between, Pumpkin is a great pick! If you’re after a cosy meal, try our Pumpkin & Kale Risotto this week.
Broccoli is a great option this week. Shake up the way you use Broccoli and try out this Broccoli Salad full of delicious goodies and a flavour-packed side dish for your next family dinner.
Have you cooked with Celeriac? This large root vegetable is a unique one, and can really bring so much flavour to your table. Prepared similar to potato, once cooked celeriac has a nutty flavour and tastes great added into your roast veggies, soups or made into a hearty winter salad. Try this Roast Celeriac with Buckwheat and Pomegranate Salad.
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!