I hope that you all had a lovely Australia day! It was great to see so many Aussies at the beach with their portable BBQs despite the overcast weather. I had a very traditional Aussie breakfast which consisted of a bacon and egg sandwich, followed by my not so favourite tradition of becoming burnt to a crisp (*sigh*). When will I ever learn?
I have learned that Summer fruits are on their way out, so now is the time to eat as much stone fruit as you can! In February we say goodbye to apricots, mangoes, cherries, bananas and paradise pears. In their place we welcome figs, mangosteens, Howell pears and prickly pears. Has anyone ever tried a mangosteen? Does it taste anything like a mango? I’ll have to give it a try this month and find out for myself.
Asparagus and potatoes are no longer in season. Vegetables coming into season this February include snake beans, chokos, chillies and squash.
I hope that you can squeeze in a few more visits to the beach before Summer is over. Don’t forget to reapply that sunscreen.
Seasonal produce guide credit (click on link to see original source): Sydney Markets.
Photo credits (click on links to see original sources): avocados, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, strawberries, limes, lychees, nectarines, peaches, blueberries, figs, mangosteens, howell pears, prickly pears, melons, plums, valencia oranges, passionfruits, pineapples, rambutans, williams pear, green beans, flat beans, butter beans, capsicum, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, okra, onions, peas, radishes, spinach, snake beans, chokos, chillies, squash, sweetcorn, tomatoes, zucchinis.