Cooking with the Seasons

The prevelance of supermarkets and year round availability of any type of fruit or vegetable you can imagine means that most people have lost touch with the seasons.  Growing your own is a great way to reconnect with nature and enjoy food that is always at its best even if the eating window is small.  Trying new receipes to take advantage of the food when it is available also provides for a much more interesting and varied diet and saves money to boot!

Spring

Pick the first asparagus and rhubarb and enjoy amazing tasting new potatoes

Asparagus
Asparagus
apricots
apricots
new potatoes
new potatoes
rhubarb-custard-tart
rhubarb-custard-tart
Purple-Sprouting-Broccoli
Purple-Sprouting-Broccoli

Summer

Sweet and tasty peas, soft fruit and the freshest salad imaginable

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Peas-and-Lettuce_5318
raspberry vinegar
raspberry vinegar
Zucchini Rolls
Zucchini Rolls
Roasted Corn
Roasted Corn
Diet Salad
Diet Salad

Autumn

Take advantage of harvest season, apples & pears to beets and figs - yum!

mushroommedley
mushroommedley
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p-fig2_1482233c
Beetroot-smoothie
Beetroot-smoothie
Pears
Pears
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aubergine-main_3

Winter

Winter is a time for soups and stews and when earthy green veg are at their tastiest

Vegetable Basket
Vegetable Basket
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roasted-pumpkin-recipe-9568-3
cavolo-nero
cavolo-nero
chicken and jerusalem artichoke
chicken and jerusalem artichoke
brusselssprouts
brusselssprouts