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In Season • April 

A funny time of year…  It’s a funny time of year, the weather jumps from cool back to hot as the seasons try to sort themselves out. The garden is behaving a bit oddly in the weather too. Our passion fruit vine is like a scene from Day of the Triffids, it’s taking over everything and is loaded with huge green passion fruit which seem determined not to ripen. When they do, look out, there will be a load of passion fruit recipes.

I am excited that the winter vegies are starting to creep back onto the “in season” list (with the exception of brussels sprouts…I know, I know, all you sprouts fans, bear with me as I explore one of the ONLY foods I struggle to eat…)

This month I am looking forward to celebrating not only beautiful autumn produce, but fabulous Australian pork. To be honest, I celebrate pork in one form or another several times a week, but this month I’ll be talking about it a lot more.

In particular, how to identify real Aussie pork and some great ways to prepare it. And one of those ways will be my traditional Easter pork roast – with extra crackle…it is Easter after all!

in season - April

April  | vegetables & herbs

  • Asian greens
  • Avocado
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Chilli
  • Coriander
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green beans
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Mint
  • Mushroom
  • Olive
  • Onion
  • Oregano
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Sage
  • Shallots (green/spring onions)
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet corn
  • Sweet Potato
  • Thyme
  • Tomato
  • Zucchini 

April  | fruit

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Custard Apple
  • Fig
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Honeydew
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Passionfruit
  • Pear
  • Persimmon
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Quince
  • Rockmelon
  • Tamarillo

More Vegetable Recipes

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

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Serves 6 (as an appetiser) • Prep time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 5 minutes

zucchini slice

Zucchini Slice

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Makes 1 slice (12 pieces) • Prep time: 10 minutes • Cooking time: 35 minutes

tomato bruschetta

Tomato Bruschetta

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Serves 4 (as part of an antipasto platter) • Prep and cooking time: 15 minutes

cauliflower gratin

Cauliflower Gratin

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Serves 4 (as side) • Prep time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 30 minutes

honeyed dutch carrots

Honeyed Dutch Carrots

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Serves 4 (as accompaniment) • Prep time: 5 minutes • Cooking time: 6-8 minutes

eggplant sweet potato curry

Eggplant & Sweet Potato Curry

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Serves 4 • Prep time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 15 minutes

Brussels sprouts with bacon and pine nuts

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Pine Nuts

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Serves 4 (as part of a shared meal) • Prep time: 5 minutes • Cooking time: 6-8 minutes

colcannon mash

Colcannon Mash

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Serves 4 • Prep time: 10 minutes • Cooking time: about 10 minutes

corn chowder

Corn Chowder

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Serves 6 • Prep time: 10 minutes • Cooking time: 30 minutes

recipe - corn fritters

Corn Fritters

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Serves 4 • Prep & cooking time: 30 minutes