Baby it’s getting hot outside – the jacarandas are in bloom, a hint of ocean spray is in the air (I might be imagining that part), and we’re seeing a lot of change on the market shelves.
Bold items are new additions to last month’s list.
The first round of summer fruits are out – melons a plenty! Zesty citrus fruits are also on point – pick yourself up some lemons, grapefruit and valencia oranges.
- Honeydew melons
- Valencia Oranges
Is it just me or are tomatoes even tastier than normal right now? For a richer aroma (and therefore richer flavour) avoid refrigerating your tomatoes. Also, sweet corn will be coming into season with the approach of summer. My two favourite veggies – happy days!
- Sweet corn
- Zucchini flowers
Why shop seasonally?
- It tastes better when we grow foods in their ideal climate
- They’ll pack more punch in the nutrient department
- It’s more likely that your food is local, so it’s fresher
Shopping seasonally is generally cheaper, more delicious, and better for the environment.
Image credit: Tomato by Thomas Martinsen on Unsplash