Flavours of Summer

Summer recipes

June, July, August

British summer time equals celebrations, barbecues and festivals accompanied by the occasional down pour of heavy showers. I’m very excited as my vegetable garden is doing very well. We are planning a brilliant harvest festival this year as I’m expecting a healthy crop of home grown produce. All I need is a couple of chickens then I’m sorted.

At it’s best during June…

Aubergines, Artichokes, Asparagus, Apricots, Broad Beans, Beetroot, Blueberries, Blackcurrants, Broccoli, Courgettes, Cherries, Cod, Crab, Coley, Cockles, Carrots, Chicory, Cucumbers, Dover Sole, Fennel, French Beans, Grey Mullet, Green Beans, Gooseberries, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Lamb, Langostines, Lemon Sole, Lobster, Mange Tout, Mackerel, Nectarines, New Potatoes, Onions, Peas, Pollack, Plaice, Redcurrants, Rocket, Radishes, Runner beans, Rhubarb, Romaine Lettuce, Raspberries, Sorrel, Spinach, Spring Onions, Salmon, Strawberries, Sardines, Sea Trout, Turnips, Tomatoes, Watercress,

Wild Foods for June…

Lime Flowers, Marsh Samphire, Nasturtium, Sorrel, Sea Purslane, Sea Beet, Wild Mint, Wood Pigeon.

Special Celebrations During June…

Taste Festivals (London & Edinburgh) Fathers Day, Wimbledon

At it’s best during July…

Artichokes, Aubergines, Apricots, Buckler-Leaf Sorrel, Broccoli, Beetroot, Blueberries, Blackcurrants, Broad Beans, Cherries, Cod, Crab, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Clams, Cockles, Coley, Dover Sole, English Lamb, Fennel, Grey Mullet, Greengages, Gooseberries, Garlic, Green Beans, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Kohlrabi, Lobster, Langoustines, Lemon Sole, Loganberries, Monkfish, Mulberries, Mackerel, Nectarines, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Peas, Plums, Plaice, Raspberries, Rabbit, Rocket, Runner Beans, Redcurrants, Radishes, Raspberries, Strawberries, Squid, Sea Bream, Scallops, Sea Bass, Swiss Chard, Sardines, Salmon, Spinach, Salad Leaves, Tomatoes, Whelks, Watercress.

Wild Foods for July…

Crab Apples, Chanterelles, Green Walnuts, Marsh Samphire, Sea Purslane, Wild Blackberries, Wild Mint, Wood Pigeon.

Special Celebrations During July…

Henley Royal Regatta

At it’s best during August…

Artichokes, Aubergines, Apricots, Blackberries, Bobby Beans, Buckler-leaf Sorrel, Beetroot, Blueberries, Broad beans, Brill, Carrots, Chard, Cobnuts, Coley, Crayfish, Cherries, Cod, Cockles, Crab, Courgettes, Cucumbers, Clams, Dover Sole, English Lamb, Figs, Fennel, French Beans, Grey Mullet, Greengages, Gooseberries, Garlic, Haddock, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Kohlrabi, Lobster, Langoustines, Loganberries, Lemon Sole, Monkfish, Mackerel, Nectarines, New Potatoes, Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Plums, Pollack, Plaice, Rocket, Rabbit, Runner Beans, Redcurrants, Radishes, Raspberries, Sorrel, Sweetcorn, Squid, Scallops, Sea Bass, Sea Trout, Sardines, Salmon, Spinach, Salad Leaves, Turnips, Tomatoes, Whelks, Watercress.

Wild Foods for August…

Crab Apples, Early Damsons, Grouse (12th of August), Hare, Sea Purslane, Marsh Samphire, Venison, Wild Mushrooms, Wood Pigeon, Wild Blackberries, Wild Mint.

Special Celebrations During August…

Notting Hill Carnival, Edinburgh and Reading Festivals