As the weather warms up, we should start seeing more rockmelons come to market. Sweet eating and aromatic small, Queensland rockmelons are terrific value
Pineapples are worth picking up this week. Choose firm fruit which feels heavy for its size. Pineapple does not ripen after harvesting. A pleasing perfumed aroma indicates a good flavour.
Nutritious Brussels sprouts are a value buy this week. Add a kilo to your shopping list
The longer and slightly warmer days are yielding a slight increase in the volume of zucchini, and that means prices have come back
In winter, roast, pan-fry or braise mild aniseed-flavoured fennel. Select plump fennel bulbs with fresh-looking feathery fronds attached. Refrigerate in the crisper section. Use within five days. Fennel goes with tomatoes, eggplant, olives, citrus, onion, cheese, potatoes, lamb, pork, chicken, seafood, cream, grapes, plums, apples, ham, pears, pasta and gnocchi
Quality Asian greens add flavour and a delightful crunch to stir-fries. Bok choy and pak choy (also known as baby bok choy and Shanghai bok choy) are mild flavoured, fast to cook and good value