This month's best
June's best: Strawberries
Picnics, vanilla ice cream… Strawberries are the ultimate summer fruit. A happy heart-shaped sight, they’re abundant now and tastier than ever.
Our quick and tasty tips:
- Try marinating them in the zest and juice of an orange and a lemon and a sprinkle of caster sugar.
- Chill for an hour or so and serve with cream and meringues and a little chopped mint on top, if you like.
Eat Seasonably Use Them Up Tips for Strawberries
Bought too much of your favourite fruit? Not sure what to do with the spare veg in the fridge? Our Use Them Up Tips are a great way to make sure you don’t throw them away.
Love your leftovers … quick fruit jam
This recipe is great for using up soft fruit past it’s best, but not when it’s gone so far that it has reached the mouldy stage – at this point the compost is the best place for them!
Love your leftovers… fruit bowl buns recipe
These will make use of any slightly soft fruits from the fruit bowl, such as apples, pears but experiment with other fruits such as rhubarb, plums, cherries or blackberries, raspberries or strawberries.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Strawberry granita
It’s sweet, tart, fruity and endlessly refreshing. The texture is a little crunchier than a classic sorbet, but still wonderful.