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In Season • May

The end of Autumn…  It’s the tail end of Autumn now – my favourite season. The leaves are vibrant and gorgeous, the air is as clear as glass, it’s getting dark earlier and my thoughts turn to the warmth and light of the kitchen.

This is the season for slow braised meats, earthy vegetables and home made treats for the lunch box. I love having a few minutes spare in the morning to throw some simple ingredients in the slow cooker and come home to the rich and warming aromas in the house. Even better than that, are those days where I have as much time in the kitchen as I want!

It’s still not too late in the year to use the barbecue – there’s something about rugging up with a beanie on and grilling some gorgeous marinated meat and vegetables over the flames. It reminds me a bit of going camping, but better because I get to sleep in my own bed!

In May I am inspired to use pumpkin, mushrooms, leeks, spinach, carrots and lots of spuds. Oranges and apples feature in dessert, when we have it. Have a happy end-of-autumn!

May | In Season

May | vegetables & herbs

  • Avocado
  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Carrot
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Fennel
  • Jerusalem artichoke
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Mushroom
  • Parsnip
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Red cabbage
  • Shallot
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomato
  • Witlof

May | fruit

  • Banana
  • Apples
  • Cumquat
  • Custard apple
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Orange
  • Pear
  • Persimmon
  • Pomegranate
  • Quince
  • Tamarillo

More Vegetable Recipes

Ricotta and Spinach Canneloni

Ricotta and Spinach Canneloni

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Serves 4 • Prep time: 30 minutes • Cooking time: 30 minutes

Julie Goodwin | Pumpkin and Pine Nut Fettucine

Pumpkin and Pine Nut Fettucine

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Serves 4 • Prep time: 15 minutes • Cooking time: 30 minutes

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