What are the best fruit and veg to eat during August?
Summer is well underway and we have a great selection of fruit and vegetable to choose from during August.
One of the advantages of eating fruit and vegetables that are in seasons is the cost savings that come along with that. It is a great way to reduce your food bill. Not only is this good for the wallet but also for the environment. This also has the added advantage that our food travels less miles.
This is a great time to make preservatives, jams and pickles. You can pick up the ingredients cheaply and make things to enjoy throughout the year. One of my favourites is making jam, it’s easy to do, and everyone loves a jar of homemade jam during the festive season. All you need to a simple jam is sugar and fruit. Dissolve the sugar in a pan before adding the fruit. Boil until set. To set your jam is set, place several spoons in the freezer. When you want to test your mixture, remove one and place a small blob of jam mixture onto the frozen spoon. If it starts to set, then your jam is ready to be placed into jars, if it is still liquid, cook the mixture for longer.