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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?

Figs

Make the most of luscious figs; they are ideal to use in sweet or savoury dishes. Figs are perishable and are best enjoyed within 3 days of purchasing.

Royal Gala Apples

New-season Royal Gala apples are sweet and crunchy. Add grated apples to coleslaw or pork mince patties for burgers

Pears

Flavoursome Williams’ pears are a top buy. Remember that pears continue to ripen after harvesting, so select firm, mature pears, and ripen at room temperature. If poaching or roasting pears, use firm pears for the best result.

Grapes

Juicy Australian grown table grapes are glorious right now, and the range varies in colour and sweetness. Add firm, crisp and bursting with natural sweetness grapes to salads, serve them as a healthy snack or try roasting grapes and serve with a creamy blue cheese or soft brie. With a wide selection of varieties currently available

Plums

The juiciest of stone fruits, smooth-skinned plums come in many different varieties, some sweet and others slightly tart. Plums are delightful stewed, poached, baked, or sliced into a salad

Lemons

Give autumn meals a citrus twist with zesty, juicy Australian lemons. Lemon supplies have increased, and prices have eased.

Custard apple

Custard apple season has started. Wickedly creamy with a sweet flavour, custard apples are delicious for breakfast served with vanilla yoghurt, passionfruit, and toasted coconut.

Avocado

Smooth and creamy with a nutty-flavour Shepard avocado are a top buy. Avocados contain ‘good’ unsaturated fat and are the richest source of vitamin E of all fruits and vegetables

Bananas

Get your day off to a happy and healthy start with bananas. Bananas are good source of the amino acid tryptophan; required by the body to create serotonin – often referred to as the ‘happy chemical’ as it contributes to happiness and mental well-being. Versatile and nutritious bananas are good value

Watermelon

Crimson fleshed seedless watermelon from the NSW Riverina is delicious eating and good value

Berries

Autumn berries are offering terrific value this week. Choose blackberries and blueberries for a healthful breakfast bowl.

Asian Greens

Popular Asian leafy greens: bok choy, choy sum, gai lum and on choy/ Kan Kong (water spinach) are terrific value

Capsicums

Glossy red capsicums are good value

Eggplant

It is a great week for making the most of eggplant, with a superb range of sizes, colours,and shapes currently available. Select from the raw white eggplant, mauve, stripped and traditional glossy black skinned varieties

Kale

Leafy and nutritious kale is a popular choice for green juices, stir-frying or adding shredded to salads, frittatas, and omelettes

Cauliflower

Good old-fashioned cauliflower is nutritional choice.For something, a little different, serve up a whole roast cauliflower. Roasting cauliflower elevates its delicious flavour and when you add a few spices, you create a tasty masterpiece

Carrots

Baby carrots, also known as Dutch carrots, are sweet and tender. They are sold in bunches with their leafy tops still attached, baby carrots are delicious and require little preparation other than a quick wash and a quick cook-no need to peel them

Pistachios

Have you tried fresh pistachio nuts? There are good supplies of fresh pistachio nuts from Alstonville and Mildura now in season. Moist and chewy fresh pistachio nuts make a healthy snack. They can also be baked or used in baked goodies such as biscotti or pistachio nut bread

Radishes

Crisp radishes add a mustardy–peppery kick to autumn salads. Packed with roughage and fibre, radishes are also good for your gut health and digestion. Serve with sliced, halved, diced, or cut onto wedges

Zucchini

Zucchini can be stir-fried, blanched, hollowed out and stuffed, baked, fried, barbecued,or stewed, and taste great combined with goats' cheese or fresh herbs. Serve zucchini in curries, vegetable bakes, use them as a spaghetti alternative, or grate and add to mincemeat dishes to boost the nutritional value

Patricks on Bellevue

Address: 23A Bellevue Rd Bellevue Hill
Call us: 9389 9181
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