As we move into August, we’re starting to see a change in the seasons with spring on its way! We are starting to see some new produce lines in stores this week, with plenty of variety and new creative opportunities for your meals this week!
Our pick of the week this week is Zucchini. Wonderfully light and rich in nutrients and antioxidants, Zucchini is a great option this week! Delight in Zucchini this week with our Zucchini Roll-up Casserole for a healthy and delicious meal! Zucchini Flowers are also available, and if you can get your hands on these, they’re well worth it! Prepare Zucchini flowers by stuffing them with a smooth ricotta filling and fry or bake for a five-star meal at home!
Strawberries are finally coming back in price, and the quality we’re seeing now is outstanding. Strawberries make the perfect snack and are known to help lower blood pressure and increase good cholesterol. While we know it’s not often a punnet of Strawberries is left uneaten, don’t let them go to waste! Strawberries freeze well for use in future baking or for your morning smoothies!
Spring is well and truly on the way, with new season Mangoes coming from the NT! These are still on the pricier side, but are a wonderful teaser of the seasons to come!
Citrus season is still going very strong with a wonderful selection of Mandarins, Oranges and Lemons available at your local Fruit and Veg shop! Mandarins in particular are doing well with varieties such as the Imperials, Hickson, Honey Murcott and Sumo Mandarins all available now with a mandarin to suit everybody! Oranges are also available in several varieties including Navel Oranges and new season Blood Oranges, perfect for juicing or for adding bright citrus into your favourite salads!
Some exotic fruits are in season now, and are worth a try if you see them at your local Fruit and Veg shop. Keep an eye out for Carambola or Star Fruit, and Tamarillos.
Carrots are in excellent supply and are a great option to include in your meals this week. Dutch Carrots are a sweeter variety and are a young, small carrot that taste great gently cooked with some seasoning to elevate your meals. Pick some up from your Local Fruit and Veg shop this week!
Several varieties of Potato are of great value this week and in particular Kipfler potatoes. Kipfler potatoes are delicious cooked whole, either roasted or boiled as a side dish for your Sunday roast! Simply toss in some butter, seasoning and herbs such as Dill or Rosemary, and you’ve got a simple side dish the whole family will love.
Add Fennel to your shopping list this week, as it is in good value and is a wonderful vegetable to add to your weekly winter rotation. Fennel works well as a complimentary vegetable to include along with some of your other favourite vegetables but can stand alone as the star of the show. Try this Salmon and Fennel Tray Bake this week!
Pick up some great, nutritious produce at your local Fruit and Veg shop this week and create some delicious meals for you and your family!