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May’s Best Seasonal Produce

Things start to get colourful this month ~ some wonderful favourites come into season.

Alphonso mangos

If a single mango could reach perfection, this Indian variety would be it and its season starts in May. Softer and juicier than the reddish green Tommy Atkins mangoes you’ll find more readily in supermarkets, these are less stringy in texture and easier to peel away from the skin. We look forward to them without fail every year. Find them here.

Apricots

We’ll see the start of French apricot season at the end of May. Early varieties like the Early Blush and Tom Cot will arrive first, followed by the delicate Rouge de Rousillon and Kioto as we move into summer and ending with late season sweet Orangé de Provence, Bergarouge and Bergeron in August. We’ll be making Yotam Ottolenghi & Helen Goh’s apricot and amaretto cheesecake. Find them here.

Carrots

English carrots are coming in! We’ll have Baby, Rainbow, Purple, Yellow, Chantenay and mixed bunches. Look for recipes to eat them steamed so they keep their antioxidents and other nutrients. We also love them roasted with za’atar and drizzled with a zesty yoghurt. Find them here. Find them here.

Also in season: Asparagus, Elderflower, French beans, Globe Artichoke, Lamb’s Lettuce, Melon, Nectarines, Peas, Radish

January Seasonal Produce

GRAPEFRUIT

High in nutrients and antioxidants. Low in calories. And a perfectly pink January pick me up. Eat a half for breakfast in the morning to kick start the system. Pair with soy sauce for an excellent chicken marinade. Or toss in a salad with cooked shrimp.

LEEKS

January marks the end of the long UK harvest season for these hearty veg. Delicate but flavourful enough to hold their own, does anything beat a warming leek and potato soup or cheesy leeks loaded with garlic and thyme? We think not.

CAULIFLOWER

Cauliflower – This close runner up for best winter soup ingredient can be grown year-round in the UK. So plenty of time to plan innovative uses. Love loaded potatoes? Try replacing your potatoes with cauliflower. Caramelise a cauli steak and toss with buttery capers. And cauliflower loves a curry. Toss it in for a satisfying plant alternative to your usual meats.

Also in season: Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chicory, Grapefruit, Jerusalem Artichoke, Kale, Leeks, Lemons, Seville Oranges, Radicchio, Yorkshire Forced Rhubarb, Swede

November seasonal produce

A few favourites which will be appearing in the greengrocers though the course of this month!

Bergamot

Best known as the magical citrus touch in Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is having a bit of a hey-day. While bitter and inedible plain, replace the lemon juice & zest in your favourite roast chicken recipe or zest over a Parmesan risotto. You’ll be looking forward to bergamot season each year.

Parsnips

Nutty & sweet, these funky-looking root veg are great in soups or mashed with buttery potatoes. We also love them à la Jamie Oliver: tossed in flour and parmesan before roasting.

Sloes

Sloe gin making time! The longer you leave a sloe before picking, the more time they’ve had to mature. We think the beginning of November yields the best. Choose them squishy and a rich, dark purple. (And try drizzling your slow gin over ice cream!)

Also in season: Apples (UK), Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cavolo Nero, Chestnuts, Clementines, Cranberries, Dates, Jerusalem Artichokes, Juniper, Leeks, Medlar, Pears, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Quince, Squash, Swiss Chard, Swede, Truffles (Black & White), Wild mushrooms

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