June’s First Fruit-in-the-Spotlight: Apricot

6 05 2009

all about apricots

When they’re in season, how to store them and a brand new summer sorbet recipe

Plus why not to chew on the kernels, what on earth they’ve got to do with Henry VIII, and the (possibly!) secret to a long life!

Read on for an All-About-Apricots kind of an article!


Submit Yer Recipes!

1 04 2009
submit yours!

submit yours!

Since we posted the list of what will be in season in May, we’ve had lots of suggestions of what May ingredients to feature:


Aubergine, and


And in response, our factoid and recipe engines have whirred into action. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves! What about you, lovely reader? If you have a recipe or story or fact about one of these ingredients, drop us a line (info [@] vegbox-recipes.co.uk].

Here at VegBox Recipes we’re fond of saying that the “veggies are the stars”. But there’s no reason you all can’t have a squinch of limelight once in a while  ; )

We’ve already got the lovely Berni B lined up for an article about Fennel and a farm… Who’s next? Could it be YOOOOO?!

In Season in May

23 03 2009
in season in may

in season in may

May is another exciting month as Summer gets underway and many much-missed friends come back into season. May also brings with it two Bank Holidays (3rd and 25th), Compost Awareness Week, National Honey Week, World Fair Trade DayBritish Sandwich Week, and National Vegetarian Week.

On their way in:

Apricot, Aubergine, Courgette, Fennel, Globe Artichoke, Gooseberry, Raspberry, Strawberry, Tomato and Watermelon.

Going strong:

Asparagus, Lambs Lettuce, Lettuce, New potatoes, Peas, Pepper (capsicum), Radish, Sorrel, Spring greens, and Watercress.

Goodbye for a while:

Cauliflower, Leek, and Purple sprouting broccoli.

And now, over to you:

Use the comments box down there to share with us on one of these May-specific topics:

1) Which of the May veggies would you like us to shine a “spotlight” on?

2) What’s your favourite honey recipe?

3) What’s your favourite Fair Trade ingredient?

4) What’s your favourite seasonal veggie sandwich filling?

The VegBox Team