In now: Golden beetroot is becoming easier to find. Use the yellow orbs as you would regular beetroot.
At its best: The almonds swept from the ground in early autumn are now finding their way into stores. Check use-by dates to find the freshest nuts and buy in small amounts so they stay fresh. Almondco is a processor in Renmark, South Australia, that is owned by local almond growers. You can buy almonds direct from them here.
Best buy: Some bargains to be had in small but fragrant quinces. Brown marks on the skin don’t affect the flavour.
In the vegie patch: Use a clothes peg to pin the large leaves over developing cauliflower. Protection from direct sunlight will prevent the curd yellowing.
- there’s lots of stone fruit from the US in stores
- the strawberries from Queensland have started
- avocados are excellent at the moment, and affordable again
- borlotti beans are in