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Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables

Give winter the cold shoulder with these heart-warming ingredients...

Warner's Budgens Taste Club
CAULIFLOWER

CAULIFLOWER

When this winter vegetable is fresh, tender and lightly steamed, it doesn’t need any embellishment. As the season progresses, it does benefit from some help – a white sauce as a filling for cauliflower cheese, roasted whole with a drizzle of chilli oil and cumin, or as an alternative to meat in a classic Indian curry or biryani.

Try this: try adding a strong blue cheese such as Stilton or Roquefort to a cauliflower soup for a burst of flavour.

CARROTS

CARROTS

One of our cheapest home-grown vegetables, carrots are a great cupboard standby. Use them liberally in stir fries, casseroles and soups, roast them in olive oil and spices, and also use them raw, grated into salads and sandwiches, or peeled and battoned as crudités.

Try this: roast a tray of carrots in olive oil, cumin and a splash of orange juice in the oven for 40 minutes.

CABBAGE

CABBAGE

Green, red or white, the humble cabbage is one way to get a healthy dose of colour on to your plate this winter. Each cabbage has its part to play – finely chopped and used raw in a winter slaw, stuffed, braised or steamed with garlic butter or puréed into a winter soup.

Try this: create a Portuguese caldo verde soup, by frying onion, chorizo and diced potatoes. Transfer to a large pan, add stock and cook until the potatoes are soft. Blanch some finely chopped cabbage then add to the pot. Simmer and season with smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

MANGO

MANGO

Dreams of winter sun may be far away at this time of year but a sweet and ripe mango can instantly transport you to sunnier climes. A fresh mango is best devoured straight from the stone, but you can also chop it and add it to chicken or salmon stir fries for a sweet gooiness or finely chop it into a tomatoey salsa.

Try this: make a tropical Eton mess by combining crushed meringue, whipped cream and chopped mango and passion fruit in a tall glass. Decorate with mint sprigs.

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