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What food is in season in October?

Buying in season food is the best way to enjoy top-quality produce on a budget.
Asparagus and ricotta tart

Fruit and vegetables that are at in their seasonal peak have richer flavours and are in an abundance for us all to enjoy. As the weather warms up, October offers a wide range of vegetables such as zucchini and cucumber along with the sweet strawberries, bananas and the beginning of mango season. This means if you’re an avid baker or savoury chef there’s something all of your guests will love to sink their teeth into.

Looking for more seasonal recipes?

White chocolate and strawberry cheesecake

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Strawberries

Strawberries

Our collection features desserts using fresh strawberries including cake, shortcake, cheesecake, jam, tart and ice cream recipes.

pickled beetroot

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Brilliant Beetroot

Beetroot

Love beetroot as much as we do? Then you’ll love these easy-as, healthy beetroot recipes; from beetroot soup to salads, tarts and even chocolate cake!

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CAbbage

Cabbage

It’s probably not the sexiest of vegetables, but cabbage shouldn’t be left on the supermarket shelf (or your grandma’s kitchen)! Be inspired to make the most of this forgotten veg with our delicious recipes. You’ll find everything from a tasty potato and cabbage smash to meat-filled rolls and a carrot and cabbage tart so beautiful, it will change your mind about cabbage.

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Onions

Onions

Too many onions? Here’s what to do with them. From cheese and onion tarts, to onion rings, onion stuffing and pickled onions.

Perfect potato salad

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Potatoes

Potatoes

Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food; packed full of goodness, and extremely versatile, they’re a delicious and welcome addition to any meal.

They really are one of those vegies loved by all, in some form or another – try homemade chips or wedges, potato bakes or frittatas, bake them, stuff them, roast them… The possibilities are endless.

tangelo tart with candied blood oranges

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tangelo

Tangelos are a cross between a grapefruit and a tangerine, tasting more like the latter but closer in size to the former and works beautifully in cakes, tarts or tangelo jam.

Pineapple and cardamom tarte tartin

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Pineapple

Pineapples

The perfect balance of sweet and tart, this tropical fruit is generally available in Australia all year round.It goes brilliantly in both sweet and savoury recipes, with everything from cakes and tarts, to spicy homemade salsas. But there are more notable benefits than just flavour; pineapples are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

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Mango Dessert

Mango desserts

Our best mango dessert recipes including mango and passionfruit cake, homemade ice cream, coconut smoothie recipes, cheesecake, slice and tart dishes.

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Avocado recipes

Avocado

Yes, we love avocado, but it’s time to use it for more than just guacamole or smashed on toast! Start cooking with these different avocado recipes.

Harissa

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chilli recipes

Chilli

There are generally two types of people when it comes to eating – those who can’t handle spice, and those who seek it out. This recipe collection certainly appeals to the latter, pulling together our favourite chilli-laden dishes, with everything from savoury sticky pork ribs and tamarind chilli beef salad, to sweet chocolate and chilli ice-cream tortes and choc-chilli Spanish churros. Take your pick, and turn the heat up for dinner or dessert tonight!

Asparagus and ricotta tart

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Asparagus

Asparagus

Healthy and tasty Australian asparagus dishes including curries, salads, risotto, quiche, frittata, pasta, omelettes and tart recipes.

Carrot, zucchini and bacon slice

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Zucchini recipes

Zucchini

These zucchini recipes will give you plenty of easy ways to cook zucchini for a main course, side dish, or even dessert.

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sensational silverbeet recipes

Silverbeet

Get your daily dose of green goodness with these silverbeet recipes. Pastas, meatballs, soups, slow cooker meals and more.

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