Entries by Gary

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 17th November 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 17th November 2017 I love this time of year with all the Game that is available and a great way to liven up a dish is with Quince. Whether you Poach, Puree, Roast or turn into a Jelly, I totally recommend the Turkish Quince we are buying at the […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 3rd December 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 3rd November 2017 Now we’re into November we all want some winter warming vegetables and you can’t go far wrong with English Rainbow Chard, it looks excellent, tastes great, very healthy and hardly any waste. Regular white stemmed French Chard (sometimes called ‘Blette’) is also very good and available too. […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th October 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 27th October 2017 English & French Jerusalem Artichokes are very good this time of year, they’re very versatile, though most people just puree or roast them. The Political elections and the horrendous rain in Kenya is having both a supply and quality problem on Fine Beans, Sugar Snaps & […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 20th October 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 13th October 2017   Not a very eventful week on the market…… Kenyan French Beans are very reasonable this week and the Top & Tail are really good. Romanesque Cauliflowers have been plentiful so prices are realistic and worth buying. As we change over from Dutch produce to Spanish […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 13th October 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 13th October 2017 Pumkins & Squashes Galore…….. There is a great selection of Pumpkins & Squashes: Onion, Turban, Iron Bark, Kabocha, Acorn, to name but a few that are around right now and are a must for your menu. English Cauliflowers, Broccoli & Leeks are all reasonable this week. […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 29th September 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 29th September 2017 Brussels Sprouts are not just for Christmas as they can be shredded and used raw as this way you benefit from the high levels of vitamin C and vitamin K. Brussels sprouts, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contain sulforaphane, a phytochemical under basic research for its potential […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 22nd September 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 22nd September 2017 Today is the Autumn Equinox, otherwise known as the first day of autumn in the earth’s northern hemisphere. The transition marks the time when the sun will be shining directly on the Earth’s equator, bringing equal amounts of daylight and darkness. There’s not many things more […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th September 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 15th September 2017 There’s a definite Autumnal feeling now that the weather is cooler and the days are getting shorter. So now is the time for more comforting food so Pumpkins & Squashes are a great start. There are are so many to choose from now such as little […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 8th September 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 8th September 2017 Asparagus & Aubergines are both in short supply and therefore quite expensive at the moment. Jerusalem Artichokes are a bit on the small side and prices remain dear. Brussels Sprouts are beginning their annual return and is a stark reminder that Christmas is not that far […]

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report – 25th August 2017

Fruit & Vegetable Market Report –  25th August 2017 Firstly a quick reminder that we are closed on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. There are some lovely English Apples called ‘Scrumptious’ available for a short period. It is not a new apple as it created in the 1980s by an English apple enthusiast called Hugh […]