"ideas on the freshest produce this season coupled with gourmet recipes for the freshest produce in town
Did you know that enjoying a handful of tasty blueberries provides a vast range of health benefits that make you feel good and look good? Blueberries are good for your gut, brain, bones and immunity. This week you will find blueberries on sale at your local greengrocer
Iconic Aussie mango season heralds the warmer weather. Golden, sweet and juicy mangoes are delicious, enjoyed naturally as a snack, or added sliced or diced to spring salads, salsas, smoothies and desserts. Now is season Kensington Pride, R2E2, TPP and Nam Doc Mai.
Choose firm, bright green, broad beans with plump but not over-bulging pods. Smaller, younger pods yield more tender beans. As a guide, 1 kg of broad beans produces about 1 cup (250g) of shelled beans. Flavoursome and nutritious broad beans are good value
Golden-coloured cobs of sweetcorn are a tasty and versatile vegetable. Serve a hot cob with butter, salt, and pepper or remove kernels and add to salads, fritter batters, or fried rice. Sweetcorn is a choice buy
English spinach has a more delicate flavour and is ideal for tossing through pasta or noodles dishes. Minimal cooking is required, or use raw. Toss washed leaves through cooked spaghetti with ricotta cheese and grill pancetta.
Look after yourself and add a few extra mushrooms to your diet this week. We all know how delicious and versatile mushrooms are, but their health benefits make them stand out. A serving of mushrooms provides over 20 percent of the daily needs for seven essential nutrients: the B vitamins, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and biotin, and the minerals selenium, chromium and copper.
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