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Seasonal fruit and vegetables – January

January 13, 2011 | Filed under Healthy living

Berry fruits –strawberries and blue berries are the most common and strawberries are usually quite reasonably priced for several weeks. Raspberries, loganberries etc are around but can be quite expensive.

Citrus – lemons oranges, tangelos

New seasons’ apples start to become available, also apricots peaches, plums, nectarines – but watch for imported ones still.

You’ll also find black currants (these make wonderful jam), rhubarb and cherries

In the veg department you will find a range of fresh items, including aubergine, avocado, green beans, beetroot, capsicum, celery, chilli, cucumber, outdoor tomatoes, garlic, zucchini.

New season’s onions come in about now.  With the ordinary brown onions you can tell the difference between the new and older onions that have been stored for a while by the shape and feel.  New onions are firm to touch and are round.  Older ones are going soft and are more oval in shape as they start to send out a shoot at the top.  I try to dodge these and will only buy loose onions towards the end of the year so I don’t end up with soft onions that don’t cook well and you end up with a lot of wastage.

New potatoes are great for boiling and in salads.

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