Eat Seasonal!

Eating seasonal food is incredibly important.  It makes cooking a meal a whole lot cheaper (seasonal produce is, understandably, less expensive, because it’s easier to get hold of), and it also means that the food you’re eating is LOCAL, which has great effects on both your health and the environment.

However, we’ve found that few people are ever really sure of exactly what’s in season.  And when food IS in season, big, fat-cat supermarkets often just cunningly keep selling the stuff imported from Peru or China, so you really have got to watch out and read the labels carefully.  (Or just hit the markets, and chat to the sellers – that’s the best way to do it)!

Anyway, as you’ve probably guessed, ‘seasonal’ is a very important word to us here at Housebites, so we wanted to fill you in on what’s in season at the moment, to help you with your cooking or dish-picking.  Here’s a list of the main, seasonal fruits and veggies in June:

  • Strawberries
  • Broad Beans
  • Peas
  • Rhubarb
  • Spinach
  • Courgettes
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots
  • Cucumber

In fact, if you want a super up-to-date, pretty picture of what’s in season in each different month of the year, then check out eatseasonably.co.uk.  Or sign up to receive a weekly newsletter filled with all things seasonal from eattheseasons.co.uk.  It’ll make your day.

All of our chefs really do value the importance of quality, seasonal food, so their menus are largely dependent upon what’s in season each week (which explains their ever-changing choice of dish)!  So join our chefs in their celebration of local food, and eat seasonal, with Housebites.

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