In Season with Anthony Lahood – Sep to Oct

30 August 2012

“With the onset of Spring now upon us, large volumes of new season, locally grown herbs, fruit and vegetables have begun to hit the market floor.”

“With the onset of Spring now upon us, large volumes of new season, locally grown herbs, fruit and vegetables have begun to hit the market floor. This will create a unique opportunity to enjoy locally picked produce that is usually only harvested 24 hours before it reaches your doorstep. Winter is too cold for local growers to supply quality produce.

A full range of quality herbs are now at their best with Basil, Coriander, Rosemary and Oregano being the specials. Locally grown Lebanese Cucumbers, Orange, Green, Yellow and Red Capsicums as well as freshly picked Heirloom Tomatoes are also specials and will make a superb base to a Spring lunchtime salad. Just add some Bitton Dressing and enjoy life at it’s best.

On the fruit scene, new season Australian grown Kensington Pride Mangoes are now available in abundant quantities and are well priced for this time of the year. The new stonefruit season is also upon us with Cherries and Peaches expected to commence late October and when you think “Cherries and Peaches” you think “Christmas!”

All the melon varieties are also now arriving in plentiful supplies with some magnificent sweet scented Rockmelons available (superb served with vanilla ice-cream and a shot of Cointreau). This is the best time of the year for Rockmelon, Honeydew and Watermelon so make the most of them while they are in their prime.

As mentioned earlier, Spring is the best time to take advantage of fresh locally grown produce so enjoy  it while you can.”

Anthony Lahood

Use your fresh mangoes to make this beautiful cheesecake. Start cooking.