October is the start of autumn and the start of the winter squashes. Butternut squash and pumpkin are the most popular but there are a whole lot more squashes out there. They are all perfect for roasting or stuffing or adding to soups. Remember Pumpkins are not just for Halloween but are a delicious, versatile and healthy vegetable.
From foraging to storing to eating, September for us is all about the blackberries!Continue reading
When you think of seasonal eating in August, it can be a surprise to learn that Red Cabbage comes into season this month. On the other hand, some of you might be sick of Courgettes by now, and even having them being pushed on you by family, friends or neighbours!
We’re here to give you tips and tricks on getting the most out of seasonal eating, and August is really the time to get your teeth into summer salads!Continue reading
If you are wanting to start eating more seasonally then summer berries are the best fruit to get started on, and July is a great month to do it. We have strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, whitecurrants and gooseberries all in season this month!Continue reading
Asparagus is one of our favourite UK seasonal vegetables and we greet the first local spears in the grocer’s shops with joy each May. We love to eat as much as we can until mid-June when it disappears from our shelves.
It’s May and a time of abundance for rhubarb. It’s the only UK fruit that is around right now so it’s time to make the most of this seasonal beauty.
Bright pink forced rhubarb has disappeared from the shops now but rhubarb is springing forth in allotments and gardens around the country and people are saying “what can I do with all this rhubarb?” Once you’ve stewed some to have with yoghurt and had a couple of rhubarb crumbles some people get stumped with what to do next.Continue reading
Season Well loves Kale, It sees us through the winter months and is fresh, green, healthy and delicious. It’s not bitter if you make sure you eat the smaller, young leaves. Even the bigger ones are great for soup and making kale crisps.
I started Season Well by running cooking classes for Orb community arts. They have a beautiful, productive kitchen garden but 3 years ago people had no idea what to do with the produce being grown. I stepped in to show them how and the spark of Season Well was born.
Jon, the gardener at Orb, loves kale too and grew a few kinds: curly, Cavalo Nero (AKA black Kale) and Russian Kale. I had to come up with so many Kale recipes I joked I would have the makings of a 100 Ways with Kale Cookbook (that’s still in my mind to do sometime!)Continue reading
We plan to give you a seasonal recipe a month highlighting what’s in season each month and what you can cook with it. So let’s start with a February veg favourite of Season Well: Jerusalem Artichokes
It’s not an artichoke and it’s not from Jerusalem. These are actually grown on an allotment near Harrogate which we support a learning disability charity to manage. They are a tuber so grow underground and look like a knobbly potato. They got their name because they are thought to taste a bit like artichoke. The plant is part of the sunflower family and the Italian for sunflower is Girasole (follow sun) which sounds a bit like Jerusalem so hence the name.Continue reading