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This dish is fabulous with any meal but is also great with a Christmas dinner, it can be prepared in advance and put in the fridge beforehand, leaving more time for opening Christmas presents!!

 

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 red onion, peeled and quartered

1 butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and chopped into 2cm pieces

2 parnsips, peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

4/6 carrots, peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

3 beetroot peeled and chopped into 2cm pieces

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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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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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    There are several great reasons to eat more local, seasonal food:

    – to reduce the energy needed to grow and transport the food we eat

    – to avoid paying a premium for food that has travelled a long way

    – to support the local economy

    – seasonal food is fresher and so tends to be tastier and more nutritious

    February

    Cauliflower
    Celeriac
    Jerusalem Artichoke
    Leeks
    Parsnips
    Potatoes
    Purple Sprouting Broccoli
    Savoy Cabbage
    Shallots
    Swede

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