What’s In?

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This time we’re not referring to what’s in season for our wardrobe but instead what’s in season for our fridge!! We’ve welcomed July with open arms and now it’s time to prepare for the month ahead. When you know exactly what is in season for produce, cooking is made easier. So we’ve done our research and know  exactly what storms we can cook up this month!

Cooking In July

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       Fruit:

  • Avocados
  • Custard apples
  • Fuji apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Nashi
  • Navel oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Pink lady apples
  • Pomegranates
  • Quinces
  • Red delicious apples
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables:

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Broccolini
  • Brown onions
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chinese greens
  • Dutch carrots
  • English spinach
  • Fennel
  • Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kumara or sweet potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Witlof

HAPPY COOKING

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Taste Bud Pleasures

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We’re not sure about you but our social calendar for May is full of functions, events and gatherings. Second to finding the perfect frock is finding the perfect thing to take along! This bite size recipe is easy, time efficient AND plus . . . who can resist strawberries 😉

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PREP : 20 minutes

MAKES : 36

INGREDIENTS :

  • 3 dozens fresh Strawberries
  • 300g Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Icing Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract

METHOD :

  1. Remove stems from strawberries; cut a deep “X” in the tip of each berry. Gently spread berries open.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and extract until light and fluffy. Pipe or spoon about 2 teaspoons into each strawberryberry; sprinkle with chocolate. Chill until serving.

ENJOY!

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Love This Season

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We absolutely L-O-V-E this season!!

Why?

Because mango’s are back!!!

The ultimate Summer fruit, means the ultimate

SUMMER SMOOTHIE!!!

Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 400g Mango Cheeks
  • 100ml fresh lime juice
  • 270ml canned coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (70g) thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1 cup ice cubes

Method

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.

Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve immediately.

It’s SO easy, and SOOOOO yummy!!

Organic Living

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Everyone seems to be taking more notice of whats good for them, and eating organic is on top of the list.

Now, we know that organic food can sometimes be a little more expensive but the signs say it’s worth it.

First of all the “foodies” say it tastes better; better fresh and better in your cooking with the natural flavours untainted by artificial additives. It also has obvious health benefits over it’s alternative as it has NO pesticides or harmful chemicals, meaning it is also that much better for the environment!

Organic food can often be found at local farmers markets, so buying there also benefits the community.

So make a difference – why not give it a go?