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What's in Season?

 

What's In Season in April?


Including more vegetables and fruit in your diet doesn't have to be expensive. Look for vegetables and fruits that are in season, not only do they taste better, they are generally cheaper to buy.


Tasmanian Produce

Vegies...
Asian greens, beans (broad, butter, green), beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprout, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, chard, cucumber, garlic, herbs, kale, leek, lettuce, mesclun, micro greens, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, peas, potatoes (Kennebec, Dutch Cream, King Edward, Up-to-date, Kipfler, Pink Eye), peas, pumpkin, radish, rocket, spring onion, shallot, spinach, squash, silverbeet, swede, tomatoes, turnip, zucchini

Fruit...
Apples (Braeburn, Gravenstein, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonagold, Lady in the Snow, Pink Lady, Fuji, Red Delicious, Gala, Sundowner), blackberries, blueberries, pears (Doyenne du Comice, Packham), quince, raspberry, strawberry. Also: nuts (Walnut)


Other Australian produce

Vegies...
Asparagus, artichoke, capsicum, celery, chillies, Chinese cabbage, eggplant, kohlrabi, fennel, okra, olives, shallots, sweet corn, sweet potato, witlof

Fruit...
Avocado, banana, berries, cumquat, fig, quava, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, mandarins, melons (rockmelon, watermelon), orange (Valencia), papaya, passionfruit, persimmon, plums, pomegranate, tamarillo. Also: nuts (almonds, chestnuts, hazelnuts, pistachio)

Please note: there may be some variation based on local market availability


Recipe: Spiced Carrot Salad
This is a simple but colourful salad made from a humble but versatile vegetable- excellent to serve with any chicken, meat or fish dish, or a favourite curry. You can add freshly chopped coriander and spring onion too. Serves 4-6


Ingredients

  • 500g carrots, peeled, coarsely grated
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 fresh green chilli, deseeded, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice


Method
  • Place grated carrots in a bowl.
  • Heat a wok over medium heat. Add oil and heat for 30 seconds. Add mustard and cumin seeds and stir fry until mustard seeds start popping.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in chilli, sugar and turmeric. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Pour warm spices over the carrots and add lemon juice. Toss together.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe adapted from Super Foods: the everyday ingredients for a healthy life, 2012, Parragon Books Ltd.

 


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