New Year resolutions have come and gone, but celebrations are far from over with the promise of health, happiness and prosperity in 2020. Country-wide restaurant and accommodation specials remain aplenty with new beginnings and the feeling of an unsullied start inspiring us all like a breath of fresh air, so be sure to take advantage and check out events happening in your area.
What's in Season for January
January is the ideal time to demonstrate your patriotic spirit with a good old-fashioned Aussie barbeque – this country's great gift to the culinary world.
For many, no Aussie barbie would be complete without sizzling, smoky, succulent meat and seafood, however not wishing to discourage vegans, vegetarians and devotees of other dietary regimes, we strongly urge you to give almost anything a go.
When it comes to flavour, nothing epitomises Summer better than tropical fruit and the markets are bursting with options – think sweet bananas,
Fruit can add a delicious zing of colour and sweetness to any dish and Summer is the ideal time to enjoy exotic options such as starfruit and tamarillo, as well as old time favourites like stone fruit, berries and Valencia oranges.
Fruit in Season
Apricots, Bananas, Berries – blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, gooseberries, loganberries, mulberries, raspberries, strawberries; Cherries, Currants (red and black); Figs, Grapes, Lemons, Lychees, Mangoes, Mangosteens, Melons – honeydew, rockmelon and watermelon; Nectarines, Oranges – Valencia; Papaya, Pawpaw, Passionfruit, Peaches, Pineapples, Plums, Rambutan, Starfruit and Tamarillo.
Vegetables in Season
Asparagus, Avocadoes - Reed and Shepherd; Beans – Borlotti, butter, green and snake; Capsicum, Celery, Choko, Cucumber, Eggplant, Lettuce, Okra, Peas – green, snow pea, sugar snap; Spring Onions, Radish, Rocket, Squash, Sweet Corn, Tomato, Zucchini and Zucchini Flowers.