Archive for the In Season Category

In season: Winter

IT’S the season for brassicas – vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, collard greens and the Asian greens pak choy and bok choy. They grow best in cooler weather, which means they’re generally only available during the winter and spring at the local farmers markets. Highly

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In season: Summer

SUMMER FRUITS This season’s bumper mango crop continues, with varieties like the large R2E2 and now available. Dragonfruit is still coming through in flushes, (try Glenyce Creighton’s stall) there’s plenty of papaya. and rockmelon and watermelon are still going strong. New season Royal Gala apples have also

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In season: Autumn

LEMONS Citrus season is underway – the limes arrived first and now the lemons are coming into season. There are two main varieties available – the Meyer – a rounder, slightly sweeter lemon believed to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or orange, and

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In season: September

TOP DIPS The judges have given a big thumbs up to two local dip producers based at the farmers markets at the recent Sydney Royal Fine Food Awards. The Bay Smokehouse, received a Gold Medal for their Smoked Fish Rillettes, an addictive fish spread made with organic raw cashew

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Winter’s bounty

In many parts of the world, winter’s a lean time for fruit and veg. It’s too cold to grow all but a few hardy crops and the pickings are pretty slim. It’s a completely different reality on the Northern Rivers, however, where the subtropical climate allows farmers

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In season: June

AVOCADOS Why pay $16 for smashed avo on toast when you can make it for less than half the price at home? Local avos are in season now – there are plenty at the farmers markets, and you’ll only pay about $2-$3 for one. Find them at Jumping

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Know your kale

At one stage kale was absolutely everywhere, so fashionable that it looked like it might even knock avocado off its perch.  Like all superfood trends it eventually hit its peak, and the spotlight moved on to the next big thing, but with or without the hype, kale

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Ginger, galangal and turmeric

There are a couple of things you notice when you start eating with the seasons. One, things taste better, and two, the right foods seem to come into season exactly when your body is craving them. Like cool refreshing watermelon in the middle of summer, or the

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Lovely lemons

Citrus season is getting underway on the Northern Rivers and the first good pick of lemons have arrived at the market. You’ll find two main varieties- the Meyer, a rounder lemon thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin or orange; and the more common Eureka, which is an

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New and in season: April

Pumpkin is a classic autumn vegetable. In America, where it originated, it’s a traditional part of the autumn harvest, eaten in soups, puree and the staple of Thanksgiving, the pumpkin pie.  While not as wildly popular as it is in the US, pumpkin is still an Aussie

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