Market Fresh Report Week Ending 21st July Information courtesy of Sue Dodd Sydney markets
The season is just starting for blood oranges. Juicy navel oranges are also a great buy this week. Whip up a fresh winter fruit salad with sliced navel oranges and kiwifruit, strawberries, fresh dates and mandarin segments. Warm 1/3 cup orange juice with 1-2 tbs honey and drizzle over the fruit salad to serve.
Tangelos have a tangy flavour and a fragrant aroma. Use their juice and flesh in recipes as an alternative to oranges in winter. Team tangelos with baby spinach leaves and walnuts in a salad. A great way to kick start the day, juice tangelos for breakfast! They’re bursting with beneficial vitamin C.
Packed with vitamin C, mandarins are sweet and juicy and a choice buy. There are plenty of varieties to try such as Afourer, Monarch, Ellendale, Hickson and Honey Murcott.
Packham pears are perfect for snacking on and making delicious winter desserts.
Victorian grown broccoli is bursting with natural goodness.
Firm, snow-white heads of tasty cauliflowers are a choice buy this week.
Creamy, delicious Cavendish bananas are packed with nutrients. Banana smoothies are refreshing and provide a great energy boost.
Stew up a bunch of chopped rhubarb, with a kilo of Granny Smith apples and a little coconut sugar. Serve with yoghurt and some chopped nuts.
Kiwifruit is plentiful supply and prices are low. Kiwifruit adds glorious colour to winter fruit salads or scoop out the flesh with a spoon for the perfect snack.
Broccolini is a hybrid vegetable; it's a cross between broccoli and Chinese broccoli. Its stem is as tender as asparagus and is a great alternative with asparagus is out of season
Kids enjoy the naturally sweet flavour of kumara. Add roasted kumara to pizza topping or a risotto. Choose firm, medium-sized kumara with undamaged skin. Store in a cool, dark, well-ventilated place.
Winter is the ideal time to savour the subtle sweet-onion flavour of plump flavoursome leeks. Use leeks as the bases for a tasty home-made vegetable soup such as leek and cauliflower, pumpkin, leek & cannellini bean soup or leek and celeriac
Eating an apple is good for your health and great for your diet. Crunchy apples, now in season included Royal Gala, Kanzi, Jazz, Fuji, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious and Granny Smith.
Queensland strawberries are plentiful. Varieties include Camerosa, Festival and Ruby gem which are all loaded with flavour and a great source of vitamin C
Creamy Hass avocados are enticing and naturally good for you.
Fennel is top value this week. Try pan-frying slices of baby fennel in oil and garlic until tender. Toss through cooked spaghetti with chopped fennel leaves and toasted pine nuts with grape tomatoes
Brussels sprouts are a top winter buy and an essential accompaniment to roast chicken.
Versatile carrots are a crisper staple.