Tasty green beans are a choice buy this week. Machine harvested beans are the thriftiest option but need to be used within a few days or purchasing, while hand-picked beans are more expensive they generally last longer, when stored in the refrigerator.
Revitalise your system with a glass of refreshing, nutritious carrot juice. Add a little ginger for extra zing. Versatile carrots are a thrifty buy
Be sure to snap up zucchinis. For something different, slice and marinate in soy sauce and grill at your next barbecue. Zucchinis can also be added to a stir fry, grated and baked in a cake or added to a frittata.
In season for a short time, delicious broad beans are a source of protein and iron, making them especially valuable for those who choose a vegetarian diet. Broad beans have a delicious nutty flavour and are a tasty addition to salad, lentil or rice dishes.
Snap up globe artichokes in early spring. Once cooked, their tender, delicious hearts are superb; simply drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and served with prosciutto, tomato and bocconcini cheese. Select fresh deep green or purple artichokes with firm heads and tightly closed leaves. Artichokes should feel heavy for their size
Small, new potatoes (also known as cocktail potatoes) have a shiny cream skin colour and moist white flesh. Boiled potatoes with aromatic fresh mint or tossed in herb butter