What’s in Season July Roundup

Summer Fruits & Berries

July is great for fresh vegetables and fruits. There is an array of beautiful produce available right now. Highlights include runner beans, broad beans, peas, courgettes and courgette flowers. Baby beetroots & carrots are at their peak, as are sorrel, lettuces and fennel.

All our menus are driven by seasonal changes and we’re loving the fresh artichokes, peas in pod and radishes. Plus, there is a certain satisfaction in harvesting herbs from our kitchen garden.

All the soft fruits are well and truly here: cherries, raspberries, apricots, peaches, strawberries, gooseberries and blueberries. You can mix it up a bit and try them on savoury dishes like our Goat’s Cheese Mousse recipe.

MackerelFrom a fish and meat perspective, fresh water fish such as wild salmon and trout are in season and great shape. Brill, bream, hake and mackerel are prime and in season. With the waters warming up, lobster and crab are available in volume.

Let’s hope that we’ll be able to enjoy these delicious foods in the sunshine over the coming months.

Our July recipe (out next week) will be cherries and duck – I hope you’ll give it a try.

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