I’m continuing my monthly series of what’s in season each month this month with my guide to fruit and vegetables in season in July.
I’ve found having a list to hand is really handy for meal planning. And I knew it was cheaper to buy fruit and vegetables in season, but I didn’t know quite how much. Thankfully Eat Seasonably have done the maths for me and say that a basket of in season fruit & veg can be a third cheaper than the same one bought out of season. A third! That’s a whole lot of money!
Cherries, curly lettuce and cucumber are at their best in July, but here’s the definitive list of fruit and vegetables in season in July in the UK. I’ve also snuck the in season herbs in again.
Aah, strawberries, how I could feast upon them all day long. Sadly the strawberry season is so fleeting – coming into season at the start of June, and on the wane come mid August, so I try and pack in as many as I can into summer! This strawberry and basil scones recipe is a great way to enjoy this summer glut!
Fresh local strawberries are so cheap and delicious right now, and my local shop packs it shelves with punnets and punnets of the things. If you go in at the right time in the evening you can come away with a punnet for just a pound.
I picked up a punnet on Sunday at such a price, and my mind immediately turned to strawberry scones. I generally have all the ingredients to hand for making scones, and scones are a fairly easy bake, without the need for any equipment (perfect if you’re cooking with toddlers too, like I was!).
As I returned from the shop and was putting the key in my door I caught a glimpse of the basil growing in our window box, and thought what a great addition to a strawberry scone! Behold strawberry and basil scones!
If you’ve got some strawberries left over then I’ve got a two-for-one for you here, as I’m also sharing a tasty strawberry butter recipe that’s ready in minutes. The butter really complements the strawberry and basil scones really well so I’d very much recommend you make both if possible! If not then don’t worry, the scones are just as tasty without!
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