"Food prices hit new high" scream the headlines...
But we wish these articles would point out that tomatoes, lettuce and capsicum are expensive because they are out of season!
Surely it’s time to stop wringing our hands because summer veges don’t grow in winter - and instead teach our children (and ourselves) how to eat with the seasons. Appreciate the dark green leafy vegetables (like cavolo nero and kale) which thrive in the winter and help us to do the same.
Let’s give thanks for all the growers who manage to provide us with good fresh food all year round, especially in the depth of winter!
3 ways to change your seasonal bad-habits:
Asparagus is almost here! And by golly won’t it be delicious when spring has sprung. But for now- make the most of our leafy greens.
Accept the seasons and move on!
Tomatoes are good in summer- not winter. Use sun-dried tomatoes and enjoy the deep hearty flavor of these special little gems
Get creative in the kitchen!
Lettuce does not a salad make….beetroot, carrot, cabbage, potato- these also make a darn good salad and even keep well for lunch the next day, no limp lettuce leaves in the lunchbox!
Stuck on lunchbox ideas? pull out the popcorn. It is truly a lunchbox legend and available all year round.