Spring Has Sprung, so what’s in season?
- Apples (Try: Apple Pie Cinnamon Shake)
- Avocados (Try: Green Cream Supreme)
- Bananas (Try: Caramelised Banana Pancake Shake)
- Cape gooseberries – watch this space!
- Coconuts – sorry, not a fan!
- Dates (Try: Date Shake Drug)
- Grapefruit (Try KISS: Gator Pear and Grapefruit Salad)
- Lemons (Try: Lemon Meringue Pie Shake or Low Fat Lemon Yoghurt Cake)
- Oranges (Try: Orange you Delicious Tropical Smoothie)
- Pawpaws or papaya (Try-a da Papaya)
- Pineapples (Try: Pine and Pepper Crush)
- Sweet melon
- Strawberries (Try: The Perfect Parfait)
Why should I eat seasonally?
- It’s easy on the wallet: seasonal = abundance = less expensive.
- You eat for taste, don’t you?: When food is not in season locally, it’s either grown in a hothouse or shipped in from other parts of the world. Less fresh = less tasty.
- Save the planet: If it’s not in season locally, it’s going to travel long distances to get to your table.
- Transportation also can sometimes mean irradiation (zapping the produce with a burst of radiation to kill germs).
- Best bet: grow what you can yourself. (See Herb Garden)