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:
- Cucumbers, can be served in salad but also are fantastic pickled.
- Tomatoes are great eaten by themselves but also taste great in a salsa. If you are feeling adventurous why not try making your own ketchup.
- Apricots can vary greatly in quality and taste. If they taste bland when you eat them raw try cooking them, it will bring out their flavour. Apricots make excellent too!
- Another pudding for July is fresh berries, we have the British Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry and Cherry all in season and go great with a dollop of ice cream.