Spring Season | Cooking with In-Season Fruits & Vegetables
Author: Tenille Date Posted:21 August 2019
Hi there Greenies, it’s your friendly neighbourhood Edible Blooms checking in again as a friendly reminder that spring is here. This is not a drill people, we’ve been training nine months for this moment and it is here, this is what those early mornings and late nights have been for. Spring Season Food is here, the time is now and what a flipping beautiful time it is!
Soon, your gardens and local farmers market will be overflowing with deliciously healthy and in-season fruits and vegetables. And, as usual, we are here to take advantage of this wonderful time. Forget all those winter fruits and vegetables, leave them in the wind, it’s finally time to start cooking with some spring vegetables and spring fruits and if we drown in seasonal produce, then that’s how we go.
It is SO important to try and eat fresh produce that is in season, and so luckily for us Spring Season Food is simply delish, it has all of the best ones guys and the health benefits are HUGE...not to mention spring fruits and spring vegetables taste so much more like heaven when eaten in spring. In season is the way to eat guys, who knew!
With all of this in mind, lets dive in to best of the very best of Spring Season Food!
Let’s start with Spring Fruits, these babies are so amazing fresh but also simply scrumptious to cook up, we love us some versatility in our season fruits!
We don’t even know why we have to explain why strawberries are AMAZING but we will take the time to do so, mainly because we want to. For starters, strawberries are the first of the spring fruits to ripen and they are a part of the rose family which means they don’t only taste like total bliss balls, they smell like total bliss balls as well! And if we want to get really super-duper technical, berries should have seeds on the inside so strawberries aren’t actually berries, they are accessory fruits (you aren’t an accessory fruit in our eyes strawberries, you are THE fruit).
As far as spring fruits go, strawberries are one of the grooviest, these babies are delicious fresh, coated in chocolate, dipped in whip cream, in a crunchy salad or if you want to get cooking you can make a sweet jam, a tart or even a strawberry muffin!
There's no need to worry about your waistline, our chocolate dipped strawberries are super delicious but also super healthy (because they're fruit of course!).
Lemons are one of the most infamous of spring fruits because not only are they amazing to eat they can also be used to clean- points for versatility once again! Lemons are the perfect addition to a salad, sauce or fresh piece of fish and they are such a flexible lil fruit they slip right in to any dessert, a tart, condiment or even pastry or light and fluffy cake. Pretty impressive stuff from a such a sour little thing.
And here are some other spring fruits that will have you drooling during these spring months:
- Blood-seville oranges
And we can’t talk about spring fruits without discussing some super groovy spring vegetables, we are really thinking about your health with these babies.
The spring vegetable to end all spring vegetables. If you’re a sweet tooth like we are then when you think of cooking with spring vegetables, rhubarb should be your first thought, we wouldn’t judge you if it wasn’t but we would be a little confused. This fabulous crimson vegetable is low in cholesterol and sodium, it has cleansing properties and is a fabulous source of dietary fibre, potassium, calcium, vitamins C and K and more. What a groovy little root. When it comes to Spring Season Food cooking rhubarb should be your go to for sweet sauces, jams, puddings, tarts and even some cooling ice cream!
Boy oh boy do we love our versatile spring vegetables. We are a sucker for this fun-loving Halloween vegetable, this one is also a sweet and savoury baby and can be used in a fresh salad, a warming soup, in a Sunday night roast and of course in a pumpkin pie. We’ve heard you can even add some pumpkin spice to a latte if you’re feeling particularly millennial.
Keep an eye out for these spring vegetables this season as well:
- Asian greens
- Spring onions
And just because it isn’t physically possible for us to be things by halves, here are a couple of our favourite go-to Spring time recipe ideas.
1.Rhubarb Crumble https://www.maggiebeer.com.au/recipes/rhubarb-crumble
2.Roasted Beetroot and Walnut Dip http://vegansparkles.com/2013/12/02/roast-beetroot-walnut-dip/
3.Spinach, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart http://www.thisgalcooks.com/spinach-leek-goat-cheese-tart/
We honestly don’t think there’s anything better than sharing a beautiful tasty meal with friends and family, using produce from your very own spring season food from your very own spring garden!
Get onboard and starting eating spring fruits and spring vegetables because seasonal cooking is in, be trendy, happy cooking!!