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
Since fruit bowls are overflowing with ripe and ready varieties, displaying all colours of the rainbow, Spring desserts are often tropical or
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,