29 MAY - 4 JUNE 2023
Healthy buttery-nutty-tasting avocados pair perfectly with tomatoes, ham, prosciutto, green onions, lemon, and pepper. Combine avocado with citrus and fennel for a winter salad to create a refreshing and flavourful dish. Instead of opting for a takeaway meal, try our delicious homemade avocado, tomato and feta smash & egg burgers. Hass avocados are excellent value at $1 to $3 each.
With their zesty and juicy nature, lemons are an indispensable companion for cooks. A squeeze of lemon juice can harmonise flavours or infuse a dish with a delightful zing. Currently, lemons are available at a price range of $3 to $6 per kilogram.
Take advantage of the opportunity to save by purchasing oranges in bulk. A 3-kilogram net bag of Riverland navel oranges is brimming with juicy goodness and delightful sweetness and is available for $6 to $7.
The best-eating Imperial, Nova, Daisy, and Afourer mandarins are premium quality and available from your local greengrocer. All mandarins range from $2-$5 a kilo.
Plentiful and succulent, pears offer a delightful juiciness. Enjoy them poached, baked, or sliced alongside rocket, toasted walnuts, and shaved pecorino cheese. Packham and Buerru Bosc pears are priced at $2 to $4 per kilo, providing an affordable option for sweet or savoury meals. Corella pears are $3-$8 a kilo.
Pink Lady apples are good to eat and are priced at $2-$5, depending on size. Jazz, Kanzi, Bravo and Fuji apples are $5-$8 a kilo. Granny Smith apples are a favourite for cooking; depending on size, apples are $2-$6 a kilo. Try these apple & golden syrup pudding.
Pomegranates are truly nature's gems, bursting with a vibrant blend of flavour, nutrition, and versatility. Pomegranates offer a unique combination of sweet and tangy flavours. Each juicy aril, encased in a delicate ruby-red membrane, delivers a burst of refreshing taste. The seeds can be enjoyed on their own or used to enhance the flavour of numerous dishes, from salads and desserts to main courses and beverages. Pomegranates are a top buy at $1.50-$5 each, depending on size. They should feel heavy for their size. Store them in a cool, dry place or in the refrigerator for up to a month. Try this pomegranate, tomato & tuna quinoa salad.
Celebrate the cooler weather with earthy root vegetables. Roasting root vegetables concentrates their inherent sweetness, making them delicious to serve with cooked meats or added to soups. Tasmania and Victorian-grown carrots are a thrifty buy at $1.50-$3 a kilo, depending on your choice of either a prepacked 1kg pack bag or bigger carrots of the display.
Winter is the ideal time to make the most of aromatic fresh herbs. Sage complements fish, pork, duck, cheese, bread, potato, pumpkin, peas, leeks, veal, chicken, and mushrooms. Thyme pairs well with chicken, stock, lemons, parsnip, potatoes, zucchini, squash, and sausages. Add a few bunches of fresh herbs to your list – they retail for $2-$3 a bunch.
Jerusalem artichokes have an interesting nutty flavour and a texture similar to a potato. Ideal for soups and winter salads, they are also delightfully roasted. Select firm, smooth even-sized artichokes which are free of soft spots. Scrub well or peel before cooking. They are truly a tasty treat at $12-$15 a kilo.
Freshly picked vibrant green broccolini is a good buy this week at $2.50-$3.50 a bunch. Steam, boil, microwave or stir stems. Alternatively, broccoli bursts with healthy goodness; cook it rapidly to retain its natural colour and flavour. Broccoli is $5-$6 a kilo.
Choose leeks that have crisp long white stems with bright green tops. Large, juicy plump leeks are $1.50-$3. Use leek instead of onion in soups, braises and casseroles. Leek adds a subtle onion flavour and teams well with other vegetables.
Super-healthy and tasty Brussels sprouts are in season and available at your local greengrocer for $4-$10 a kilo, depending on size and quality. Select Brussels sprouts of a similar size to ensure that all Brussels sprouts cook simultaneously. Take your Brussels sprouts to a new level with this tasty recipe, Brussels sprouts with chorizo & crispy breadcrumbs.
Inexpensive, packed with vitamins and quick to cook, Asian leafy green vegetables are a popular choice. At $2.50-$3 a bunch, these mild flavoured vegetables are delicious and added to a nourishing broth like in this Choy sum, pork meatball & noodle soup, steamed or tossed in the wok as part of a stir-fry. This week, pop a few bunches of bok choy, choy sum, or gai lum in the trolley.
Select crisp celery with pale green stems and vibrant leaves. Trim the celery and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Remember to wash the celery just before using it. Indulge in a mug of creamy celery & blue cheese soup for a comforting treat. Celery is available at a price range of $1.50 to $5 per bunch, depending on size.
Orange sweet potato, also known as kumara, has a sweet flavour. Rich in vitamin A and C, sweet potato makes delicious soup when cooked and pureed; they also make delicious wedges. Sweet potato is available at your local greengrocer for $1-$4, a kilo depending on size.
Enhance your home or surprise someone with the beauty of fresh flowers. Discover a wide selection of stunning blooms at your local florist. Treat yourself or a loved one to the vibrant hues and enchanting fragrances of flowers like stock, ornamental kale, chrysanthemums, carnations, hyacinths, protea, tulips, snapdragons, sunflowers, wattles, sea holly, bottle brush, delphiniums, oriental lilies, carnations, calla lilies, white jonquils, and glossy magnolia leaves. Whether it's for brightening up your living space or expressing heartfelt sentiments, fresh flowers are the perfect choice.
Prices quoted in this report are only relevant for the week of the report. All prices are estimates only as prices vary depending on variety, size and quality of produce and the trading area. For further information, please contact Sue Dodd, Marketing Consultant on 0438725453.
Published On 2023-05-29 16:11:00Print Page