Food is becoming more and more expensive every month due to increased transport costs, with households being stretched to the limit to try and come out on their grocery budgets. One really simple way to save on costs is to purchase fresh produce that’s in season right now. This is what’s waiting for you at your local grocer or market:
Vegetables: Asparagus, artichokes, avocados, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb, spring onions, turnips and watercress
Fruit: Bananas, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, oranges, pineapples and ruby grapefruit
Herbs: Basil, bay leaves, chives, fennel, lime leaves, marjoram, mint, oreganum, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage and thyme
Take further advantage of the current abundance of these gorgeous gems by preserving some of them and transforming them into even tastier varieties, such as pickled beetroot salad, orange marmalade or pineapple chutney. Not only will this add a few extra flavours to your favourite dishes, but it’ll help stretch that budget a little bit further. Eating well and saving money at the same time? You can do it!