SEPTEMBER: ’tis the Season to EAT…

Welcome Autumn! The burning heat is now behind us and new colours are beginning to creep in. Vivid greens and yellows are now beginning to turn orange and red as the sun’s angle shifts and weakens in intensity. It’s time to prepare and stock up for the cooler months ahead. Here’s a few ideas.

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What’s good to freeze? What’s good to pickle? Most importantly what’s in Season? Let’s take a look at September and the Harvest it brings.

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Eggplant Parmigana Stack - recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Eggplant Parmigana Stack – recipe found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

September may mark the return of Autumn and some harvests slowing down but it’s also loaded with fresh Autumn and late Summer produce.

Vegetables

Beans, Beetroot, Bok Choy, Carrots, Avocado, Chard, Cilantro, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Fennel, Lettuce, Peas, Peppers, Radishes, Turnips, Squash, Tomatoes

Fruit

Lemons, Raspberries, Strawberries

There are so many wonderful meals to make from this harvest. There is also a lot of canning and pickling to save produce for the winter months ahead. Cooking pot the iPhone App has wonderful recipes for cold and warm Salads just looking at the tomatoes, beetroot, turnips and squash. YUM! Vegetarian or Vegan Ratatouille and Eggplant Parmigana Stack come to mind as does Kimchee of all sorts. If you’ve ever made our Double-decker Pizza you’ll know what I’m on about and don’t forget the sliced avocado on top!

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How do I ever go back!! In-fact I think my taste-buds have had too much of the “Good Stuff” and I begin to feel the difference when I go out. Unless of course I’m fortunate enough to Enjoy Organic!!

OK let’s quickly look at Pickling, Fermenting and Canning. I think these topics deserve a lot more. In the next few posts I will endeavour to give them some justice. This month however there are heaps of cucumbers in season ready to pickle. When we look at fermenting, fruit are the way to go to give beautiful flavour to Kombucha, Mulled Wine or Mead. This September Strawberries and Raspberries make wonderful jams and spreads where the their wonderful flavours are locked in to last.

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AUGUST – ’tis the Time to Eat…

The last month of summer is upon us in the North. It’s time to get sorted in the kitchen, plan and maybe adopt some Healthy new eating changes? It’s time to trial meals and menus and see if they work for You and your Family. A Healthy and Wholesome eating change can be daunting and some of us might be anxious about trying new things. 

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 This is a list of the fresh produce in season and available in August. Remember to Cook Out Not Throw Out!! Healthy and Wholesome cooking can go light on your hip pocket too. It just might take a tiny little bit of planning and you’ll soon find that having a Healthy, Wholesome and ready to eat meal on your table in minutes. It takes far less time than driving to the nearest take-out!!  

Nut Quinoa Brown Rice

Nut Quinoa Brown Rice

Veggies 

celery, corn, cilantro, asparagus, cabbage, eggplant, green beans, Asian greens, collard greens, cucumber, herbs 

Fruit 

blackberries, blueberries, mango, grapes, figs 

This month the produce is ripe for Stir-fry! Any Stir-fry! Be it meat, egg, tofu or nut it’s fast and completely Delicious!! Try it with a brown rice, quinoa and nut or lentil mix or if you don’t have the extra time noodles are faster. Rice is a fantastic food to add turmeric to and improve your health at the same time. 

Left over stir-fry can be made into Japanese pancakes called Okonomiyaki. This is a great breakfast eaten regularly in Japan. If this takes your fancy be sure to supply yourself with plenty of Yakitori Sauce. These Healthy and Wholesome, Quick and Easy recipes and others like it are found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. Download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8 

The choice of seasonal fruit is fantastic! Blueberries, figs and mangoes are among my favourites or should I be more precise and say Are my favourite. Right now, Blueberry Ice-cream is screaming at me and so is a warm Blueberry Crostada served with fresh cream. Then a Raw Mango Pie or a warm Fig and Pumpkin Tart. Hmm Yummy… 

Ok, I think I’ve just inspired myself and must go make something for dessert, after all, all those quick stir-fry dinners might just leave me enough time to make an Awesome Treat!! Remember to Cook Out Not Throw Out so check your pantry first. 

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