What's In Season For October

What's In Season For October

October brings the middle of Spring when temperatures begin the climb towards sizzling Summer heat. Spring suggests blissful connotations; replacing long sleeves and pants with floral dresses and basking on the beach in bikinis or boardshorts. Typically around this time we're showing more skin and emphasizing light and healthy foods in our diet. 

Fruit platters bursting with tropical varieties and full of strawberries, mangoes and pineapple complement afternoon cocktails throughout October, and savoury snacks lining Spring tapas and canapé menus will be most popular amongst casual diners day and night.  

What's in Season for October

Short and sweet recipes with Spring vegetables are sure pleasers. Cold foods send shivers of anticipation down our spine – so much so that we turn to appetizing cold soup options. 

With an Aussie Spring BBQ in mind, you can opt for classic recipes or astonish your tastebuds with quirky alternatives.  Either way, reunite your barbie with fresh seafood on the grill, a wonderful precursor to that fruit platter awaiting dessert time in the esky beside the picnic table.

Grilled calamari and salsa verde, along with chilli blue swimmer crab are two suggestions that spring to mind, paired with a broccoli salad, grilled asparagus and a killer potato salad.

Since fruit bowls are overflowing with ripe and ready varieties, displaying all colours of the rainbow, Spring desserts are often tropical or berrylicious, such as Eton mess and grilled mango with caramelised brioche.

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Fruit in Season

Avocados – Fuerte, Hass and Sharwill; Berries – strawberries; Cumquat, Grapefruit - pink and yellow; Lemons, Loquat, Mangoes, Oranges – Valencia; Papaya, Paw Paw, Pineapples – smooth and rough leaf; Starfruit.

Vegetables in Season

Artichokes, Asian Greens – bok choy, choy sum, gai lan, wonga bok; Asparagus – green, white and purple; Beans – broad and green; Broccoli, Choko, Cucumber, Garlic, Lettuce, Onions – salad and spring; Peas, Silverbeet, Watercress.