Pomegrante

In Season – July

Pomegrante

Pomegranate Sketch – http://bit.ly/1pIvSc7

Winter has well and truly arrived,

Here’s what’s in season this July in Australia. Remember, if there is a specific ingredient or dish you would like to see me use or make just pop it in the comments and I’ll do my best!

Fruit

  • Avocados
  • Custard apples
  • Fuji apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Nashi
  • Navel oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Pink lady apples
  • Pomegranates
  • Quinces
  • Red delicious apples
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Broccolini
  • Brown onions
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chinese greens
  • Dutch carrots
  • English spinach
  • Fennel
  • Gai lan (Chinese broccoli)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kumara or sweet potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Witlof
Winter Vegetable Sketch

In Season – June

Winter Vegetable Sketch

Winter Vegetable Sketch – Drawn the Road Again – http://bit.ly/1lqS7hr

Eating with the seasons makes a lot of sense – not only is it cheaper, but the fruit and vegies you buy will be fresher and will generally taste a whole lot better!

So here’s what’s in season this June in Australia. Remember, if there is a specific ingredient or dish you would like to see me use or make just pop it in the comments and I’ll do my best!

Fruit

  • Bananas
  • Carambola (Star Fruit)
  • Chestnuts
  • Custard Apples
  • Fuji Apples
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Mandarins
  • Nashi Pears
  • Navel Oranges
  • Packham Pears
  • Panama Passionfruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pink Lady Apples
  • Quinces
  • Red Delicious Apples
  • Rhubarb
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit

Vegetables

  • Baby Fennel
  • Baby Red Capsicums
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brown Onions
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chinese Greens
  • Dutch Carrots
  • English Spinach
  • Fennel
  • Gai Lan (Chinese Broccoli)
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Jerusalem Artichokes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Witlof

Enjoy!

Bacon and Egg Chips

Chips of the World – Australia – Aussie Fries

Bacon and Egg CHips

 

Ingredients

  • 1 packet of McCain Superfries Steak Cut
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 ½ tbs of oil
  • 6 rashers of bacon – diced into 1cm cubes
  • BBQ sauce – to serve
  • Chopped chives – to serve
  • Lemon cheeks – to serve

Method

  1. Cook McCain Superfries Steak Cut as per packet instructions.
  2. Place 1 tbs of oil in a large fry pan and heat over a medium heat. Add the eggs and allow to fry until whites are hard and yolk is still runny. Meanwhile, place 1/2tbs of oil in another large fry pan and heat over a medium heat. Add diced bacon and allow to cook until golden brown and starting to crisp.
  3. Remove McCain Superfries Steak Cut from the oven and divide amongst four serving plates. Top with BBQ sauce, bacon and 1 egg per serve. Sprinkle with chopped chives and serve with lemon cheeks.

Cherry and Yoghurt Ice Cream

Cherry and yogurt ice cream

Living in the cherry capital of Australia, Young NSW, means that come summer we are inundated with delicious cherries. In fact there are more cherries than I can eat! I use them in recipes, eat them plain and make pot, after pot of jam but this year I thought I would try something different and make a deliciously refreshing cherry and yoghurt ‘ice cream’.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of fresh pitted cherries – finely chopped
  • 1 cup of natural honey yoghurt
  • 300ml of thickened cream
  • 1/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Method

  1. Combine the all ingredients in a bowl and gently fold until mixture is just combined.
  2. Pour into a shallow metal container. Cover with foil and place in the freezer for 4 hours or until almost set.
  3. Use a large metal spoon to roughly break up the ice-cream. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and use an electric beater to beat until smooth.
  4. Quickly return mixture to the metal container. Cover with foil and freeze for another 4 hours or until firm.
  5. Scoop into bowls and serve immediately.

Enjoy xx

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Lamingtons, Pies and Pavs

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With Australia Day fast approaching it got me thinking about iconic Australian eats and how diverse our “national” meals are. Everything from the Iced VoVo to lamb, snags and damper is considered typically Australian in every way, shape and form. So how will you be celebrating our national day? Will it be with some classic dishes or will you put a modern twist on the menu with new faves or old twists?

If you’re too busy to sit down and sort out a menu, no worries mate, I’ve done the thinking for you with these make-ahead Australia Day menu options packed full of tasty delights to keep even the ankle bites happy!

Pork and Fennel Sausage Rolls

pork and fennel sausage rolls

Mini Turkey Potato Top Pies

Mini Turkey Potato Top Pies

Beer Battered Fish and Chips

beer battered fish and chips

Seafood Platter

seafood platter

Double Chocolate Lamingtons

Double Chocolate Lamingtons

Pavlova with Mulled Fruits

pavlova with mulled fruit

Enjoy your tucker! xx