Recipes

November is the month for

Root vegetables like swedes and parsnips sweeten in the November frost and as the festive season approaches, chestnuts, clementines and passion fruit are easy to come by. It’s also the season for the love-hate Brussels sprout.

Fruit
Apples (Bramley)
Clementines (coming into season)
Cranberries
Figs (end of season)
Passion fruit (coming into season)
Pears
Pomegranate
Satsuma

Vegetables
Artichokes
Beetroot
Brussels sprouts (in season from end of Nov)
Butternut squash (end of season)
Cabbage
Celery
Celeriac
Chestnut
Horseradish
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms (wild)
Parsnips
Potatoes
Pumpkin
Shallots
Salsify
Swedes
Turnips
Truffle
Watercress (until early Nov)

Enjoy with it:
Meat
Duck
Goose
Rabbit
Turkey
Venison

Fish and seafood
Crab (end of season)
Clams
Haddock
Mussels
Oysters
Pollock (pollack)
Scallops
Seabass
Winkles

October is the month for

the start of the season for wild mushrooms, cranberries and shallots, while squash and pumpkin are widely available.

Fruit
Apples (Bramley)
Blackberries (end of season)
Cranberries (coming into season)
Grapes (end of season)
Figs
Melon (end of season)
Nectarines (end of season)
Pears
Plums (end of season)
Tomatoes (end of season)

Vegetables
Artichokes (globe)
Aubergines (until mid-October)
Beetroot
Broccoli (end of season)
Butternut squash
Carrots (end of season)
Celery
Celeriac
Courgettes (end of season)
Fennel (end of season)
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms (wild) (coming into season)
Parsnips
Peas (end of season)
Peppers (end of season)
Potatoes (maincrop)
Pumpkin
Rocket (end of season)
Shallots (coming into season)
Sweetcorn (end of season)
Swedes (until mid-Oct)
Turnips (winter crop coming into season)
Watercress

To enjoy with it

Meat
Duck
Goose
Lamb (end of season)
Rabbit
Turkey (coming into season)
Venison

Fish and seafood
Crab
Haddock
Mackerel
Mussels
Oysters (coming into season)
Pollock (pollack)
Prawns (end of season)
Salmon (end of season)
Scallops

September is the month for

the end of summer berries, but there’s lots of other fruit like apples, plums, grapes, figs and pears. Pumpkin, squash, kale and leeks make their debut.

Fruit
Apples (Bramley) (coming into season)
Apricots (end of season)
Blackberries
Blueberries (end of season)
Grapes (short season to October)
Figs (coming into season)
Melon
Nectarines
Peaches (end of season)
Pears (coming into season)
Plums (coming into season)
Raspberries (end of season)
Tomatoes

Vegetables
Artichokes (globe)
Aubergines
Beetroot
Broad beans (in season until early Sep)
Broccoli
Butternut squash (coming into season)
Carrots
Celery
Celeriac (coming into season)
Courgettes
Cucumber (end of season)
Fennel
Kale (coming into season)
Leeks (coming into season)
Pak choi (end of season)
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes (maincrop)
Pumpkin (coming into season)
Rocket
Sweetcorn
Watercress

And to enjoy with the all that
Meat
Duck (coming into season)
Goose (coming into season)
Lamb
Rabbit
Venison (coming into season)

Fish and seafood
Crab
Haddock
Mackerel
Mussels (coming into season)
Pollock (pollack)
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops
Tuna (until end Sep)

August is the month for

Mediterranean vegetables,berries are still going strong,broccoli is abundant & nectarines come into season.

Think salads & smoothies.

Fruit
Apricots
Blackberries
Blueberries
Cherries (end of season)
Kiwi fruit (end of season)
Melon
Nectarines (coming into season)
Peaches
Raspberries
Strawberries (end of season)
Tomatoes

Vegetables
Artichokes (globe)
Aubergines
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli
Carrots
Celery (coming into season)
Courgettes
Cucumber
Fennel
Pak choi
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes (maincrop)
Rocket
Sweetcorn
Watercress

 

What to eat with all that scrummy veg….

Meat in season
Lamb
Rabbit
Venison (may still be available)

Fish & seafood

Crab
Haddock
Mackerel
Pollock (pollack)
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops
Tuna

 

May is the month for

Starters of Asparagus with a little hollandaise sauce

Salads with a side of ‘you can’t bet them’  Jersey Royals

and the time to indulge in Rhubarb crumble with a hint of ginger.