The smell of wood smoke, the tang of fresh shellfish, the aroma of frying onions – smells and tastes can transport us to another place in an instant.
Asparagus generates a level of excitement unparalleled by any other vegetable. Its short season is celebrated with festivals and special menus across Europe. In Germany, it is such an obsession that it’s difficult to find a menu without an asparagus special from April to June.
A little while ago, lots of us decided to aim for a meat-light diet. We thought that, for our own health and the health of the planet, we’d eat less meat and more plants. In the summer, this went swimmingly. The table was overflowing with the brightest and freshest produce, from aubergines to tomatoes, courgettes to cucumbers. In winter, it’s easy to lose heart slightly, assuming there’ll be nothing but cabbage soup for three months. Not a bit of it! Winter vegetable dishes can be just as satisfying as their summer cousins.
Here at SimplyCook, we love cooking with seasonal produce. We’re loving our Iranian Vegetable Stew at this time of the year for the wonderful butternut squash and the Korean Bokkeumbap for the farmers’ freshest cabbage.
While it’s easy to pick up a sweet potato and pop it in the oven, there are some other nutritious and flavourful vegetables which sometimes get forgotten about. We’ve come up with a couple of favourites that we’ll show you how to pick the best ones from the market, how to store, prepare and serve them up!
The days are starting to get shorted and the first signs of Autumn are appearing. But it’s not all doom and gloom! As we move out of the summer season there are loads of tasty delights popping out of the ground to get excited about. Here are our favourites with our super simple kits you can use them with.