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.
The BBQ season is about to start too with lighter evening and warmer days, why not try some of our vegetable ideas.
- Lightly oil your asparagus and pop it on the BBQ to grill for about 10 minutes, turning regularly. Once they are cooked, remove and plate them up with a sprinkling of salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon.
- Create a delicious salad by using rocket, salad leaves and watercress. Add some seeds for textures, a few baby tomatoes for colour and spring onion for depth. Mix as a messy salad and serve.
- Jersey Royal Potatoes are in a league of their own, add a bit of extra to them by boiling until lightly cooked. Place on a metal tray on the BBQ. Lightly oil and salt them and leave them to cook for another 5-10 minutes. Serve with butter.
Delicious magazine have some great recipes on their website, click here for more info. If you want to send yours into us, we could feature them on our website and you could win a free voucher to use in store.