Summer is here in the north. This is the perfect time for fresh fruit and salads, cool drinks by the water or iceblocks by the pool. I’m sure the grill is heating up and it’s time for a BBQ with family and friends. Let’s find out what’s in season this month and what we can cook with a June Harvest.
Blueberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Peaches
Beetroot, Broccli, Cabbage, Asparagus, Collards, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Snap Peas, Squash, Spinach, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Corn
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Wow! What a wonderful harvest. Ready to Cook? I simply adore blueberries!! Blueberry sugar-free and dairy-free ice-cream, wheat-free blueberry crostata heated and served with ice-cream. The list just keeps going: Blueberry layered cake, Blueberry Raw Chocolate tarts… hmm yummy!!
Removing the blueberries we have cherries and strawberries where I would add chocolate or vanilla to either of them or make a compote or homemade jar or munch on them on their own. Berries in drinks are a favourite with me and here we can definitely go Naughty or Healthy, cold and refreshing! For something different add peaches to a mild curry and taste the flavour!
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The June Vegetable harvest is just packed with all the foods that are Healthy, Colourful and simply delicious. To be honest I don’t know where to start!! There are hundreds of salads here waiting to be put together. Whatever takes your fancy can be combined to make a Wholesome, Healthy and Sustainable salad. Here we use our imagination, creativity and taste-buds. Cooking Pot the iPhone App gives some fantastic recipe ideas.
My simple rule of thumb with salads is colour. If it’s colourful and looks fantastic it usually is. For example why do tomatoes go with greens, cucumber and onion? Capsicum adds more texture and colour and slices of orange appear just vibrant against salad greens. Another example would be the warm lentil salad where the deep earthy colour of the lentil is broken by the strong red of tomato. Then we can take a look at a baked vegetable salad on a bed of greens and garnished with pepitas. It not only comes together visually but your taste-buds will love it too.
On a more scientific note the iron in greens needs vitamin c to be better absorbed by our bodies so nature is definitely telling us something. Don’t be fooled, a more colourful and vibrant looking salad is also much better for you.
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