I don’t know about you, Adventurer, but I do love seasonal produce. There is something very calming about it, something naturally festive about celebrating Nature’s freshest gifts. They’re better that way too.
Seasonal Calendar Plant-Based Foods for August–September (Germany)
So, these are leaving us in August:
🍒 Cherries, Apricots, Raspberries
🌮 Fava beans, Peas
Still in season until at least end of September (or longer) are:
🍇 Blueberries, Blackberries, Grapes
🍆 Eggplants, Cauliflower, Green beans, Broccoli, Fennel, Cucumber, Potatoes, Turnips, Leeks, Mangold, Carrots, Sweet peppers, Radish, Beetroot, Red cabbage, Cabbage, Celery, Tomatoes, Onions, Zucchini
And these few arrived in August and remain in season throughout September:
🍎 Apples, pears, mirabelles, plums, prunes, watermelons
🌽 Radicchio, Pumpkins, Corn, Chanterelles
Favourite Organic Condiments and Smoothie Ingredients for Seasonal Recipes
To get the most out of the seasonal produce, many of us need to think outside our recipe box.
I happen to hear from adults that they have no idea what to do with fennel, or turnips or mangold. My answer is: Get adventurous! There are soooo many recipes out there that are fun to try and really easy to make.
But my favourite trick is having a pantry filled with favourite condiments and basics for my go-to recipes. It just makes it easier to “accommodate” unusual seasonal ingredients:
Now, end of August and September also often means: fruit preserve. And something I want to try this season are the new Fruit Tree jams made with 100% fruit (that’s the brand’s promise). It appears they are sweetened with concentrated apple juice. The concept sure sounds intriguing – I need to look closer at the ingredients though.