Naturally sweet and irresistible strawberries from Queensland's Sunshine Coast and Western Australia are a bargain. Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C which contributes to the formation of collagen and thus plays a role in healthy gums, teeth, bones, cartilage and skin. So, you can enjoy every spoonful of this tasty berry-filled Eton Mess dessert, knowing it's packed with delicious goodness.
Quality ruby-red rhubarb is worth picking up this week. Simmer sliced rhubarb stems in a bit of sugar or honey to sweeten. Serve hot or cold over yoghurt. Rhubarb teams deliciously with other fruit such as apples, strawberries, pears, oranges, mandarins, peaches and raspberries.
Put crisp, healthy salads back on the menu. Depending on the choice, Cos and Iceberg lettuce and hydroponically grown fancy lettuce are all available. Supplies are coming from Victoria, Queensland and Sydney basin.
Snow peas and Sugar snaps are ideal for keeping springtime meals light and easy. Choose bright peas that are firm and plump but not bulging. Grab a headful of both pea varieties, steam and toss peas with chopped fresh mint, crumbled low-fat ricotta cheese and a drizzle of extra virgin olive
Mild-tasting English spinach is delightful eaten cooked or raw. With prices dropping, spinach is terrific value this week. Blend English spinach with cashews, tahini, lemon juice and garlic to create a delicious healthy dip or add to a smoothie for a nutritious health boost.
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