In now: Basil is returning to affordability now the weather has warmed. There are locally grown leaves available, as well as those huge ones from Queensland.
At its best: Mulberries are only in season for a short time. They don’t store well so buy to enjoy. Mix with blueberries and strawberries, which are also at their best.
Best buy: Broccoli is the budgeter’s friend this week. Enjoy it in stir fries, pasta sauces, salads and sides. I’m loving it boiled til tender-crisp and tossed with lemon zest and black olive tapenade from Rosnay, an organic vineyard and orchard in Canowindra.
In the vegie patch: Find full sun in the garden or pots for basil. Keep well-watered and fed and pinch out growing tips to make a bushy plant.
- blood oranges are good for another few weeks
- check asparagus tips for freshness – they should be tight
- tangelos will finish soon
- some good celery bargains this week