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Food & Drink, Summer

Fruit and Vegetables in Season In August

what's in season in August

fruit and vegetables in season in august

Aah, August.  August is probably my favourite summer month, produce wise – the shops are just heaving with fresh local produce.  August sees cos lettuce, plums and raspberries at their best, but there are heaps and heaps of other stuff in season too right now.  Here is the guide to what fruit and vegetables are in season in August – and don’t forget to print off the free printer friendly version of this list to help you buy British when you’re at the shops.  You can find it here: Fruit and Vegetables in Season in August.

fruit in season in August

Fruit In Season In August

Blackberries (try this blackberry and vanilla jam, and also tips on how to make berries last longer)

Bilberries

Blueberries

Bramley Apples

Cherries

Gooseberries (try this Gooseberry Clafoutis recipe!)

Greengages

Loganberries

Plums

Raspberries

Redcurrants

Strawberries (recipes to try: Strawberry Scones; Strawberry Butter; Strawberry & Basil Cocktail)

vegetables in season in august

 

Vegetables In Season In August

Artichokes

Aubergines

Beetroot

Broad Beans

Broccoli

Cabbage (Red, Savoy and Spring Green)

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celery

Chillies

Courgettes

Cucumber (see this pickled cucumber with fennel flowers recipe – it’s so tasty!)

Fennel

French Beans

Garlic

Jersey Royal Potatoes

Kohl Rabi

Lettuce (Cos and Iceberg)

Marrow

New Potatoes

Onions

Pak Choi

Peas

Radishes

Rocket

Runner Beans

Samphire

Spinach

Spring Onions (see this handy guide on how to store spring onions for longer)

Squash

Sweetcorn

Tomatoes

Turnips

Watercress

herbs in season in august

Herbs In Season In August

Basil

Chervil

Chives

Coriander

Dill

Oregano

Mint

Parsley (curly and flat-leafed)

Rosemary

Sage

Sorrel

Tarragon

Thyme

What are you planning on cooking or baking this month?  I’m all about the cucumber and raspberries this month – I cannot get enough of either!

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Food & Drink, Garden, Home and Garden

Guide to Edible Flowers

guide to edible flowers

guide to edible flowers

I’ve got a great guide to edible flowers for you today!

If you’ve been reading Moral Fibres semi-regularly then you’ll know that I’m into foraging.  From nettles to elderflowers and elderberries, to sloes and blackberries and everything in between, it’s becoming a bit of a passion of mine.  Free food – what’s not to love about it?!

Whilst reading about foraging online (as you do!) I came across this handy guide to edible flowers on the blog Illustrated Bites.  Illustrated Bites is the creation of  US illustrator Heather Diane, and combines her love of food with her love of illustration.  Her recipes and posts use seasonal produce, which is another love of mine.  And although there haven’t been any new posts in a little while, there is a word of a book coming out next year, which is very exciting!

Heather’s guide to edible flowers is a little US orientated (there aren’t so many hibiscus flowers on these shores!), but still has plenty relevance for anyone living in the northern hemisphere!  Think dandelions, sunflowers, nasturtiums, lilacs and more.

Guide to Edible Flowers

edible flowers guide

Were there any surprises here for you?  I personally had no ideas that lilacs are edible.  Also, sunflower petals and buds were a big surprise too!  I must remember this when we grow sunflowers next year!

I have a recipe in my archives for boozy elderflower cordial that is really easy to make, and so delicious, if you’re looking to make a start with edible flowers, and I will keep you posted with any other floral recipes that I try.

If you have any recipes for edible flowers then please do also share in the comments below!  Also, do add any other edible flowers that you like to use in your cooking, as I am sure there are heaps more.