Market Update 23rd October 2019
Mango Season is upon us hence, now is the time to savour the succulent taste of the Northern Territory Kensington and R2E2 varieties
Nectarines and Peaches from the northern coast of NSW have hit the market with both yellow and white-fleshed varieties available
Delicious tasting blueberries are well priced and are ideal for adding to fruit salads, folding through butter cakes or adding to muffin mixtures
One simply cannot go past Aussie Apples when looking for a low kilojoules snack. Late season Pink Lady and Fuji Apples are a good choice
Blood Orange season is close to finishing, so make the most of this tasty citrus fruit while they last
Tasty Queensland-grown Melons are excellent this week. We have in store tasty, aromatic Rockmelons from Bundaberg and Bowen, Honeydews and for something a little different, yellow-fleshed Champagne Melon
Brimming with healthy goodness tropical-tasting Papaya is a bargain this week. A rich source of vitamin A and C, papaya is said to aid digestion, hence it makes an excellent dessert fruit.
Fragrant Strawberries tastes divine when eaten just on their own. Strawberries team well with cream or chocolate or when added to sponge cakes or pavlovas. Try sprinkling Strawberries with castor sugar, a drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar, a light grinding of black pepper and lashings of mascarpone cheese. Unusual, but deliciously moreish!
Highly coloured, firm and extra flavoursome glasshouse-grown Truss Tomatoes are a choice buy this week
The quality of the Aussie Hass avocados at the moment is superb. Avocados are creamy, flavoursome and firm-fleshed
Fresh Asparagus from Victoria has an exquisite flavour and is highly prized for its versatility and fast cooking time. Use asparagus in risottos, blanch and add to salads or toss through pasta dishes
Crisp, locally grown Lebanese Cucumbers are plentiful. Grate cucumbers and mix with yoghurt and crushed garlic for a quick and healthy dip or dressing.
Asian greens are top quality and represent good value this week. For maximum flavour and freshness buy Asian Greens regularly and cook them only until just tender.
Versatile Mushrooms combined well with just about anything to produce a tasty, ‘quick & easy’ meal. Firm mild buttons are excellent in pasta dishes and sauces, while full flavoured jumbo flats taste delicious grilled or barbecued.
With its delicious aniseed flavour and crisp texture, Fennel adds vibrancy to spring salads. It has virtually no fat and few kilojoules, and refreshing raw or cooked. Pop a bulb of fennel on your shopping list to enjoy with pink grapefruit and salmon for a delicious salad
A cross between broccoli and choy Sum (Chinese broccoli), broccolini this vibrant green veggie is packed with beta carotene as well as vitamins C, A and E. There’s no wastage because both the stem and small florets are edible. Brush Broccolini with crushed garlic and olive oil paste then char-grill or barbecue until lightly charred and serve.