June’s Third Fruit-in-the-Spotlight: Raspberries

18 05 2009
are you relishing raspberries?

are you relishing raspberries?

This week, and to make sure we keep VegBox newsletter reader “Diana J” happy, the fruity spotlight is on raspberries, in readiness for their big entrance in June.

Click through to find out:

  • where the expression “blowing a raspberry” comes from;
  • what to avoid when you’re shopping for them; and
  • how to use them in savoury as well as sweet dishes.

Are you looking forward to raspberry season?

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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