Seasonal cooking, and seasonal eating aren’t hard. But they are most likely different to how you were taught to cook. Certainly it’s very different to how I was taught to cook. Most recipes in most books assume access to a supermarket, to gas or cold storage, and to interstate, or international imports. And even those that are seasonal, don’t know where you live. In some parts of the world tomatoes, pumpkins and asparagus all overlap. On the Mornington Peninsula, they don’t.
Does that mean you need to throw out your favourite recipe books? Of course not! But you will need to alter the recipes, and that requires a level of cooking confidence and thought that I’m not always up for after a full days work, (or, to be honest, a full days play with toddler in tow). So let us help you out. Here are a growing group of recipes, all cooked with seasonal produce. Search by ingredients you have, or by season for general inspiration. Have a favourite not on the list? Get in touch. We want to make it easier for everyone to eat seasonally.
Search by Ingredient (but don’t forget your simple substitutions):
- Artichoke (Globe)
- Artichoke (Jerusalem)
- Radish (Daikon)
- Radish (Round)
- Warrigul Greens