What's best in fruit and veg in the warmer months?

Asparagus

This sweet, sexy superfood is in season in Britain for just a few short weeks.
So grab those melt-in-the-mouth spears while you can and feast! Asparagus is one luxury you can afford.
Our quick and tasty tips:

  1. Try using perfectly cooked spears to dunk into soft boiled eggs.

  2. Try asapargus griddled and served with a drizzle of your best extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper,
    a squeeze of lemon juice and a grating of Parmesan.

 

Strawberries

Picnics, vanilla ice cream… Strawberries are the ultimate summer fruit.
A happy heart-shaped sight, they're abundant now and tastier than ever.
Our quick and tasty tips:

  1. Try marinating them in the zest and juice of an orange and a lemon and a sprinkle of caster sugar.
  2. Chill for an hour or so and serve with cream and meringues and a little chopped mint on top, if you like.

 

Rhubarb

Long, thin and proudly pink, rhubarb is a great British favourite, versatile enough to both form
classic ‘comfort food' puddings and work extremely well with meat.
Our quick and tasty tips:

  1. Try making a crumble with a few balls of chopped up stem ginger. The flavours work brilliantly together.

  2. Poach rhubarb in orange juice and zest, cinnamon and a sprinkling of sugar and serve in a magnificent pavlova.
  3. Mix poached rhubarb with double cream and spread inside a Victoria sponge.

 

Peas

Zesty colour? Cute roundness? Natural sweetness? Yes, peas!
A cup of them contains more protein than an entire egg, too.
Our quick and tasty tip:

  1. Try smashing up raw peas with some olive oil, salt and pepper and then spreading over bruschetta
    with some torn pieces of mozzarella and mint leaves.