So with the seasons being as indecisive as the usual individual faced with a plethora of ice-cream flavours on a sweltering day, it’s no wonder that some of our produce (as well as us) is a touch confused. We’ve had reports of strawberries springing up and veg, that would have normally been hibernating, being given a whole new lease of life. Alas, it wasn’t to last and we’re heading into the autumnal depths of apples, pears, squashes and roots.
I, for one, am relieved. It was slightly unnerving (albeit of an enjoyable nature) and glad to see that one’s appetite for warming dishes is, like Arnie, back.
What’s more is we have CONCORDE PEARS, CONFERENCE PEARS and LEEKS now available. And although presently we have CROWN PRINCE SQUASH shining in the spotlight (with HARLEQUIN and GEM as the cheeky back-up singers), we will have ONION SQUASH soon so watch this space… another ‘Cooker-Superieur’ (made that up myself, syntax genius, will catch on I’m sure).
Unfortunately, as always, there are casualties and these come in the form of our HAWTHORN BERRIES, VICTORIA PLUMS, STRAWBERRIES and BLACKBERRIES.