Now that we’ve recovered from Christmas it’s time to get back into the kitchen and make the most of the wide range of seasonal summer produce available. Eating fruit and vegetables in season means the produce is at its freshest, and is most likely locally grown, thereby reducing your food miles. Where possible source fresh produce from your own locality, or better yet, your very own vegie garden.
Fresh seasonal produce tastes good naturally with minimum fuss. There are literally thousands of recipes for salads and other summer dishes. We've added a couple of our favourites here on the Tallis Wine blog.
Seasonal summer fruits to look out for include apricot, banana, almost all berries, cherries, currants, lemons, lychee, mango, mangosteen, melons, nectarine, passionfruit, peach, pineapple, plum, rambutan, starfruit, tamarillo, aba apples, fig, grapes, guava, kiwifruit, valencia oranges, pears, rhubarb.
Summer vegetables include asparagus, avocado, beans, capsicum, celery, chilli, choko, cucumber, daikon, eggplant, leek, lettuce, okra, onions, peas, radish, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, zucchini, zucchini flowers.