"ideas on the freshest produce this season coupled with gourmet recipes for the freshest produce in town
Make the most of late summer’s sun-blessed peaches and nectarines. Most fruit is now clingstones varieties, which are very tasty and top value. Apart from snacking on stonefruit, roasting peaches and nectarines amplifies their bright flavours
The Mildura and Robinvale regions provide top eating grapes, and with exports down and there is an abundance of quality grapes to enjoy. Sultana grapes are small in size, naturally sweet, and yellowish-green colour. There are also quality eating Thompson, Crimson seedless and Black Muscatels, Cotton Candy and Sapphire grapes available at your local greengrocer.
With their sweet-tart flavour, plums are perfect for tossing through salads, pack into a lunchbox, poach, bake, or stew. Primetime, Amber Jewel, Radiance & Dapple Dandy; tangy, juice and sweet mid-season plums are a great value
Eggplants come in many shapes, sizes and colours and are appreciated the world over for their taste and versatility. Eggplants spongy flesh rapid absorbs flavours during cooking. Eggplant teams well with tomatoes, capsicum, garlic, lemon, basil, mint, cheese, lamb, tahini, and yoghurt. Eggplant, tomato & pine nut salad -This salad teams well with barbecued chicken, fish, or meat.
Zucchini are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cooking and flavored for their dense white flesh, versatility, and mild flavour. Grated zucchini is perfect for adding to pasta sauces or sauté sliced zucchinis with crushed garlic until tender.
Pumpkins are plentiful. Select from Butternut, Jarrahdale, and Jap pumpkins. Cut pumpkin is $2-$3 a kilo. Add the sweet, nutty flavour of pumpkin to curries, pasta dishes or roast and toss through cooked couscous or a salad.
Select small to medium-sized, firm white cauliflowers. At home, store in a plastic bag in the fridge and use within 4 days. Versatile cauliflower teams deliciously with flavour like cheese, lemon, garlic, potatoes, mustard, breadcrumbs and curry
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