Simple and in Season July – now closed

Wow, what a fantastic month July has been for Simple and in Season entries! July’s seasonal produce has obviously been a great source of inspiration for us all and once again, I will have a very difficult job selecting a winner.

I’ll be posting a round-up in the next few days. In the meantime, get your August ‘thinking caps’ on and look out for the new link-up very soon.
This month will be spectacular for seasonal goodies, the sunshine has been out, the fruits are ripening, bushes are bursting with berries – meaning lots of free food!
Your garden or veg patch may be throwing out more courgettes than you can handle.
The Farmer’s Markets are also literally bursting at the seams with summer stoned fruits such as peaches and glorious plums – British Victoria plums are my absolute all-time favourite frui. I bought my first punnet already and ate the lot, though the ones on our tree in the garden are still a little green.
I’m currently at my mum’s house and this morning we’ve been collecting small, but sweet apples that have fallen from the tree already. Normally, they’d be ready to eat in September but we’ve scooped them up and cooked them down with cinnamon and the tiniest touch of sugar and we’ll be baking this delicious Polish Apple Cake (my most popular post!) and some apple sauce to go with some locally bred pork.

There is also a huge crown of rhubarb growing nicely (watch out – the leaves can be poisonous so just use the stalks) and my little boy had great fun yesterday digging up some of my mum’s homegrown potatoes. I’m totally inspired without even having to step foot in the shops!

What’s growing in your garden? What’s standing out at your local shop/market?I can’t wait to find out.


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  1. says:

    >Look forward to the round up – sadly couldn't join in this time.

  2. A Trifle Rushed says:

    >Hi Ren, I made my entry today, 20 jars of (yes you guessed it) jam… This time blackberry and apple! And I'll do my best not to submit it twice!

  3. Fabulicious Food says:

    >Thank so much Karen! I bet your garden is full of some amazing stuff!

  4. Karen S Booth says:

    >I Cannot wait Ren……………August will be an exciting month I feel!
    Karen @ Lavender and Lovage

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