In now: Honey pears have the cinnamon colouring of a buerre bosc with a wonderful perfume and creamy texture.
Hanging on: The grape harvest is over and the fruit for sale is coming out of cold storage. Flavour is still good.
Best buy: Cauliflower is so versatile and such a good keeper that a whole one is the best buy.
In the vegie patch: Sage collapses in the cold so enjoy a final fling before it goes. Fry clean dry leaves in olive oil and sprinkle with salt to eat as a snack, or to top roasted vegetables, bean soups, or pan-fried chicken.
- curly kale has been unavoidable all year, and now that the cool weather has started its sister kale, cavolo nero, has joined the party
- all the apples are at their sweet and juicy best
- there are bargains to be had in bagged carrots
- those who like a tart start to the morning should hunt around for the increasingly rare ‘Marsh’ white graefurit