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Category: Fruit

It’s that time of year when we all look forward to taking a break and spending some time with our friends and families. It’s also an expensive time of year, with gifts being purchased in preparation for Christmas Day. One of the ways to reduce your costs when having a large gathering is to cook foods that are in season.

This month we have a variety of traditional fruit including Apples, Pears, Cranberries and Clementines.

On the vegetable front we have Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Red Cabbage, Swede, Turnips, and Watercress. read more

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The nights have started to draw in and the weather has definitely cooled down. We had the first frost this week, which is a real sign that winter is on its way.

It’s the time of year for warming food, and there is a great selection available. Add parsnips and Jerusalem artichokes to your roast vegetables. Brussel Sprouts are also just coming into season. Leeks are also at their best, and so diverse. I like mine stir fried with onions, mushrooms, cabbage and a little soy sauce. Beetroot is also coming into it best season. Grate raw into a salad or roast with your Sunday dinner. read more

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Autumn is here and Halloween in nearly upon us. This is one of my favourite times of year. The nights are drawing in, the weather has cooled down and meals turn into a warming family affair.

We have the delights of English apples coming into season, with Cox’s being one of the most popular ones among UK households. Other fruit in season include plums, pears and elderberries.

There is a glut of vegetables to choose from including Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Celery, Courgette, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radishes, Spinach, Spring Greens, Swede, Sweetcorn and Turnips! read more

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This month sees the official beginning of Autumn!

With the change in season, comes a new selection of fruit and vegetables. Here we feature the fruit and vegetable that are in their prime during September. This allows you to shop locally and fresh, reducing food miles and putting more money back into your local economy.

Blackberries are delicious at this time of year, and if you are lucky enough you will be able to forage some. There are plenty of walks around Cheshire that will feature a hedgerow brimming with this fantastic soft fruit. Just last weekend I made an apple and blackberry crumble, served with masses of custard. A real old favourite. read more

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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. read more

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It may not feel like we are in the middle of Summer, but we are half way through the year already.

Summer is just starting we are seeing more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So, what should you be eating and why does it make sense?

One of the easiest ways that we can reduce the cost of our food shopping is to eat the produce that is in season. 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.

In season and best to eat during the month of July are: read more

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Summer is just starting we are seeing more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So, what should you be eating and why does it make sense?

One of the easiest ways that we can reduce the cost of our food shopping is to eat the produce that is in season. 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.

In season and best to eat during the month of June are:

  • Asparagus, always delicious with a little oil and salt cooked under the grill or on the BBQ.
  • Peas, sweat and delicious straight out of the pod.
  • Onions and garlic are coming into season.
  • A variety of lettuce and salad leaves are available to go with fresh local tomatoes, radishes and carrots.
  • For pudding we have the British Strawberry, Blueberry and Cherry all starting to make an appearance and all go beautifully with vanilla ice cream on a hot summer’s day.
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    One of the easiest ways that we can reduce the cost of our food shopping is to eat the produce that is in season. 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

    Spring is officially, even if the weather is all over the place, and we are starting to see a bit more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So what should you be eating?

    In season and best to eat during the month of May are: Asparagus, Radish, Broccoli, Rocket, Carrots, Samphire, Cauliflower, Spinach, Cucumber, Spring Onions, Lambs Lettuce, Curley Lettuce, Peas and Watercress. Jersey Royal New Potatoes are also fantastic if you can get hold of them. They are always a best seller and never last long on our shelves. read more

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    We can reduce the cost of our weekly shopping just by eating what is in season. Not only is this good for the wallet but also for the environment. As our food travels less miles, the costs stay down and the environment stays undamaged.

    Spring is officially here now and we are starting to see a bit more variety of local fruit and vegetable available. So what should you be eating?

    Asparagus, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Rocket, Salad Leaves, Samphire, Spinach, Spring Onions and Watercress. read more

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    Eating fruit and vegetables that are in season can reduce the cost of your food shopping dramatically. You also have the added benefit of reduced food miles as this produce is often grown locally. This also supports your local community and businesses.

    During March there a quite a few fruit and vegetables at their best and others just coming into season.

    rubarbKeep your eyes open for the following fresh fruit: Rhubarb, Bramley Apples, Lemons and Oranges.

    broc and leeks

    On the vegetable front, you have the following at their best: Onions, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Leeks, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Savoy Cabbage, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Parsnips, Brussell Sprouts and Watercress. read more

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