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What’s in season today?

Posted on: February 17th, 2009 by admin No Comments

It does change almost weekly and like we’ve said before, seasonal food is always fresher and doesn’t travel from as far. So it tends to be cheaper, tastier and better for the environment. Why not ride the old pushy to the store too? Then you can eat cake for dessert to regain your energy. Right now here’s what’s in season.

North America:

Still those root vegetables are sweet after the winter, also go for asparagus and fennel right now, so delicious in salads, or steamed. Grapefruit, tamarillos and oranges should be starting to appear and be quite tasty. We had some great fish the other night, cooked with grapefruit juice- fresh and delicious.

Europe:

Oranges, really really tasty right now. Full of goodness, health wise, and perfect to use for sweets and savory- what a bonus! Other citrus- like blood oranges and grapefruits are also great now, so do try some.

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Guinea fowl and venison have been hunted now, so they’ll be fresh and tasty too. If you’re feeling like a sophisticated night of dining, prepare some little fowl with the fresh citrus (just bake it in the oven moderatly for about 45 min), you’ll impress yourself and it’s not all that difficult!

Down Under:

Well according to my sources wine is in season now! Of course it was an Australian who gave me that inside scoop, although we all know that it’s in season world-wide currently. It’s nearing the end of summer and we all know there is nothing like eating a fresh ripe tomato. They should be the perfect flavor right now, and good for salads, soups and sauces. Anyone who proudly grows them and has too many- we’re going to do a sauce with them this week.

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Otherwise most other fruits should be perfect now, plums, peaches and tropical fruits like bananas and pineapples are all warmed from summer and really sweet.

You can always ask what’s in season, or what’s presently most fresh at your local fruit and veg store, they usually quite like to be asked, and they really know. Stay tuned for some citrus cocktails and that famous tomato sauce recipe!

We love eating!

Posted on: February 3rd, 2009 by admin No Comments

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It seems fitting that the inaugural post here at eatpress, starts on the right foot. Healthy eating! Really people have got to know by now that healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about feeling good, having more energy, just having a reasonable balance.

We love to eat out and love to eat in, and today it’s all about seasons. You can save time, money and the environment by finding out what’s in season near you (I’ll let you know). If foods are in season you won’t have to go far to find it, you can get local produce- which helps out your community and country, and driving less (you to the store and your produce to the store) is good for everyone right?

PLUS the best thing about eating seasonally is the taste! You know when you eat something just picked fresh from the garden? It tastes better than anything you remember. So

In season for February…

Northern hemisphere

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Root vegetables. Yeah that’s right. All your parsnips, beets, potatoes, turnips, carrots, radishes, yams etc. Also go for fresh ginger, celery root and tumeric right now. Don’t think that root veggies are frumpy and bland- you can do tons of things with these delicious solids. The winter cold makes root vegetables sweet and crisp, they’re low in fat and high in fibre and are full of vitamin C, beta-carotene and folate. You need more health info?

If you like a bit of meat- rabbit is in season too.

Southern hemisphere

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Fruits. Right now berries are at their best- all kinds, also the usual summer fruits should all be amazing. Especially bananas, mangos, peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, melons, passionfruit.

Also, seafood should be great right now- particularly arrow squid, crab (blue swimmer and mud), bugs (balmain and morton bay) and prawns.

There will be recipes to follow, but if you want to know about any special ingredient- like the best thing to do with yams, or how to use tumeric, let us know. We have heaps of recipes for all kinds of weird and wonderful tastes…