In the Summertime!

In the Summertime!

SUMMER IN AUSTRALIA … SHORTS, THONGS AND BBQ TONGS RIGHT?

What a summer it’s been so far, with soaring temperatures across Australia it certainly makes for perfect fresh produce eating weather.

Our growers and operational staff have been working overtime to keep our produce arriving in stores at it’s freshest, full of life and ready to be enjoyed.

SUMMER TRULY IS THE PINNACLE TIME OF YEAR FOR SALADS, BE IT FOR BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER.

“Summer is the sweetest season of all” – Anonymous

The birds are singing and the supermarket aisles are brimming, you can’t help but notice that lettuce is beautifully green and just that little bit sweeter in flavour; radish, cucumbers and capsicums are extra crisp, leafy fresh Kale and fragrant herbs are also in abundance.

With so much choice available it makes it easy to mix up your salad recipes all summer long. Before we get to our favourite salad recipes let’s talk carbohydrates… what?! … I know, I know, the word is scary and perhaps more fitting to talk about in winter BUT there is one carbohydrate you can put on your menu every night without the guilt and that’s Sweet Potato.

Sweet Potatoes are an amazing vegetable. Versatile and quick to cook. The good carbohydrate and proven source of vitamins A and C, vitamin B6 and dietary fibre.

Did you know that Sweet Potatoes contribute to a healthy immune system and healthy skin? I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t want this.

Interestingly, Sweet Potatoes are also a source of pantothenic acid which helps contribute to a healthy brain and nervous system. Not a bad line up of positives and then there is the bonus fact that they taste great!

Sweet Potatoes are being harvested daily from our farm in Bundaberg QLD, yes that’s right we harvest everyday and no we do not store our Sweet Potatoes.

WHY NOT GRAB SOME SWEET POTATOES IN YOUR NEXT SHOP AND TRY ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE WAYS TO ENJOY SWEET POTATOES THIS SUMMER:

Back to our leafy salads … we think you can’t go past starting a salad with lettuce, beautiful hydroponically grown Fancy Lettuce varieties.

Now, don’t be deterred by our terminology and reference to the word “fancy”, behind the name these fancy lettuce varieties we show you in the recipes below are simple to prepare-multipurpose lettuce types available in; green, red or a combination of both colours.

OUR TOP FANCY FOUR LEAFY SALAD RECIPES:

Because fresh is best, our fancy lettuce is harvested and delivered to stores daily from our farms across the Sydney basin and Peats Ridge NSW.

Now you’re armed with some serious (but simple) summer recipes that are sure to impress all that’s left to do is throw another steak on the barbie and invite your nearest and dearest to the table for dinner before summer is gone again for yet another year.

“The fondest memories are made gathered around a table” – Anonymous

Live Fresh!

Do you have a question about vegetable production or how to use a particular vegetable?

Drop us a note at marketing@www.hydroproduce.com.au

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