The Lady magazine: Eat the Seasons – Summer Fruit & Veg

I know we have a few more days, possibly months, until summer finally declares it’s arrival. But when those flashes of momentary light do reach us, so will all those juicy and vibrant summer fruit and vegetables we all love to pluck, cook and devour each year. I can’t wait.

I didn’t manage to blog about seasonal fruit and vegetables this spring, but I have written about summer produce for The Lady magazine recently. You can see my full article HERE.

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Foraged Samphire from North Norfolk

Here’s a list of the seasonal fruits and veg to look out for here in the UK:

June

Asparagus, Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackcurrants, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chicory, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Elderflowers, Gooseberries, Lettuce, Marrow, New Potatoes, Peas, Peppers, Radishes, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Rocket, Runner Beans, Samphire, Sorrel, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Swiss Chard, Tayberries, Turnips, Watercress.

July

Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Blueberries, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chicory, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Gooseberries, Greengages, Fennel, French Beans, Garlic, Kohlrabi, Loganberries, New Potatoes, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Rocket, Runner Beans, Samphire, Sorrel, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Swish Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watercress.

August

Aubergine, Beetroot, Blackberries, Blackcurrants, Broad Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chicory, Chillies, Courgettes, Cucumber, Damsons, Fennel, French Beans, Garlic, Greengages, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Loganberries, Mangetout, Marrow, Mushrooms, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Plums, Pumpkin, Radishes, Raspberries, Redcurrants, Rhubarb, Rocket, Runner Beans, Samphire, Sorrel, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Sweetcorn, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Watercress.

SOURCE: The Vegetarian Society

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Globe Artichokes from White House Farm

Seasonal Veg Recipe Inspiration

If like me, you LOVE artichokes, you might like to see my recipe for Maltese Stuffed Artichokes. These are divine. Filled with sourdough breadcrumbs, fresh herbs, black and green olives, garlic and sometimes capers. With lots of olive oil. Delicious with some fresh ciabatta bread to mop up the juices and a glass of crisp white wine. There are two great farm shops here in Norfolk that sold globe artichokes last year – Wiveton Hall and The White House Farm.

And if you also share my obsession for broad beans, check out this post from years ago. It’s a really easy Broad Bean Risotto recipe using seasonal fresh peas and broad beans. Or try my very simple Broad Bean, Mint, Lemon and Garlic Bruchettas, another oldie, also from the archives.

Foraging

In the article I mention foraging – if you’re interested in foraging for samphire do check out my post about it: How to Forage for Samphire.

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