Marketfresh Report Week Ending 3rd DecemberInformation Courtesy of Sue Dodd, Sydney Markets
With their juicy, luscious flesh and fragrant aroma, white and yellow-fleshed peaches and nectarines are abundant and of outstanding quality.
Menindee seedless grapes and the pink-skinned Flame Seedless variety from Emerald, Queensland, offer a sweet and crunchy treat. Store these delightful grapes in the fridge and wash them just before serving to maintain their crisp and firm eating quality
For ardent mango lovers, your local greengrocer will have premium-quality Queensland mangoes. Choose from a variety of options, including Kensington Pride, Calypso, R2E2, and Honeygold.
Experience Lebanese cucumbers' tenderness, juiciness and flavoursome qualities, priced at a steal
Elevate your salads and dip platters with the pleasing peppery flavour of summer radishes, including newer varieties like the watermelon radish, French radish and multi-coloured mixed bunches.
Enjoy the tender texture and subtle flavour of versatile eggplants, whether sauteed, baked, grilled, or barbecued. Currently supplied from Bundaberg, South Australia, and the Sydney basin
Embrace the arrival of new season cherries, each variety with its own unique combination of flavour, colour, and flesh firmness. The market offers a wide range of quality cherries
As lemon prices experience an increase, it's the perfect time to switch to ultra-juicy limes. Whether drizzled over spicy noodles or fresh seafood or crafted into a tangy lime curd for a festive season pavlova topping,
The season for rockmelons is here and they make a delicious addition to a fresh fruit salad.
Treasured for its crunchy layers, keeping qualities and versatility, the Aussie favourite, Iceberg lettuce, can be enjoyed in various forms—filling lettuce cups, shredding leaves, cutting into chunky wedges, or tearing leaves for a fresh and easy salad.
Queensland is Australia's most prominent grower of orange-fleshed sweet potato, with over 90 percent of the harvest grown around Bundaberg. With its attractive orange flesh and rich, creamy texture, kumara can be roasted, boiled, microwaved, or steamed.
Take advantaged of apricots while they are in season. Enjoy sweet, juicy apricots poached, stewed, or barbecued.
Indulge in naturally sweet and irresistible Victorian strawberries
Lychees are a sweet summer sensation. Store these luscious fruits unpeeled in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge to preserve their exquisite taste
Potato salads hold a special place as a beloved seasonal favourite. The choice of potatoes plays a crucial role in achieving the desired texture for this classic dish. My preference leans towards using starchy (floury) and all-rounder potatoes, like a Sebago (large brushed).
Discover the joys of Asian leafy greens—fast to cook, nutritious, and versatile; they are a busy cook’s best friend. Slice and add to stir-fries and noodle dishes or steam and serve as a side dish topped with fresh ginger and soy sauce,