In now: The cherry auction that officially launches the stonefruit season is scheduled for next week. Don’t be fooled –the best cherries are a few weeks off yet.
At its best: The big fat blueberries from the NSW north coast are flavour bombs and will be plentiful for only a few more weeks so indulge now.
Best buy: Cabbage is a bargain. Braise with butter or bacon, pickle, or shred for a classic or Asian-style slaw.
In the vegie patch: Pick some flowers for salads: pea flowers, rosemary, viola, rose, thyme, sage and garlic chives are all tasty. Only use those grown without sprays.
- mulberries are still good
- double-pod those big broad beans
- go mad on the eggplant
- try the flat Roman beans