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What’s in season: Summer Eating

Five seasonal recipes to celebrate the summer!

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What’s in season: Summer Eating

Five seasonal recipes to celebrate the summer!

What’s in season: Summer Eating | DonalSkehan.com, Five seasonal recipes to celebrate the summer!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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When it comes to food, there are two words that epitomise eating well… seasonal and local. If you can eat with the seasons, you are guaranteed the most fresh and delicious produce.

With the vast amount of choice available to us, we often forget that fruit and vegetables shine at certain times throughout the year. Now is the time for fennel, tomatoes, rhubarb, summer berries and so many other delights. They may not all be available where you are, but find out what is in season. Ask your grocer or head to a farmers market. You’ll get a great deal and even better flavour! Here’s 5 recipes to celebrate the summer!

When it comes to food, there are two words that epitomise eating well… seasonal and local. If you can eat with the seasons, you are guaranteed the most fresh and delicious produce.

With the vast amount of choice available to us, we often forget that fruit and vegetables shine at certain times throughout the year. Now is the time for fennel, tomatoes, rhubarb, summer berries and so many other delights. They may not all be available where you are, but find out what is in season. Ask your grocer or head to a farmers market. You’ll get a great deal and even better flavour! Here’s 5 recipes to celebrate the summer!

1. Shaved Fennel Salad

Simplicity is a term used time and time again when it comes to Italian food and this dish is a testament to that. Fennel is a love or hate veg but it’s readily available and at its prime right now.

Get the recipe here.

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1. Shaved Fennel Salad

Simplicity is a term used time and time again when it comes to Italian food and this dish is a testament to that. Fennel is a love or hate veg but it’s readily available and at its prime right now.

Get the recipe here.

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2. Tomato, Ricotta & Thyme Tart

This recipe can be made as individual rustic tartlets or as a large tart. Serve with baby salad leaves, soft herbs such as chives, basil and chervil and lots of beautiful edible flowers. Summer perfection.

Get the recipe here.

2. Tomato, Ricotta & Thyme Tart

This recipe can be made as individual rustic tartlets or as a large tart. Serve with baby salad leaves, soft herbs such as chives, basil and chervil and lots of beautiful edible flowers. Summer perfection.

Get the recipe here.

3. Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Muffins 

These rich dark chocolate muffins are beautifully balanced with ruby red raspberries which are perfect for picking at the moment. Strawberries often get all the attention but if you ask me, this combination is hard to beat!

Get the recipe here.

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3. Raspberry & Dark Chocolate Muffins 

These rich dark chocolate muffins are beautifully balanced with ruby red raspberries which are perfect for picking at the moment. Strawberries often get all the attention but if you ask me, this combination is hard to beat!

Get the recipe here.

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4. Poached Rhubarb

There is nothing better than utilising all the fresh fruit that the summer has to offer and this is one of my favourite ways to use up our glut of rhubarb when the season rolls around. Serve it with granola, yogurt, ice-cream or just enjoy it on it’s own!

Get the recipe here.

4. Poached Rhubarb

There is nothing better than utilising all the fresh fruit that the summer has to offer and this is one of my favourite ways to use up our glut of rhubarb when the season rolls around. Serve it with granola, yogurt, ice-cream or just enjoy it on it’s own!

Get the recipe here.

5. Thyme Lemonade

Don’t forget about the herbs either! Basil, chives, coriander, dill, oregano, mint and thyme are all in season at the moment. This lemonade is infused with thyme but would be just as good with mint and is a wonderfully refreshing drink during the summer! If you want to make an alcoholic version add one part good quality rum to the mix.

Get the recipe here.

 

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5. Thyme Lemonade

Don’t forget about the herbs either! Basil, chives, coriander, dill, oregano, mint and thyme are all in season at the moment. This lemonade is infused with thyme but would be just as good with mint and is a wonderfully refreshing drink during the summer! If you want to make an alcoholic version add one part good quality rum to the mix.

Get the recipe here.

 

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