Heat-loving crops like tomatoes, cucumbers and chilies are in their prime now. Even aubergines and peppers, which are imported to the UK all year round, can be found growing in British greenhouses and veg gardens this month. Make August meals al fresco. Start with delicate scallops, then fire up the grill and barbecue sea bass, homemade burgers or courgettes. Finish with a simple plate of ripe apricots.
- Courgettes and summer squash
- French beans
- Lettuce and other salad leaves
- Peas and mangetout
- Peppers and chilies
- Runner beans
- Spring onions
- Early apple varieties such as ‘Discovery’
What to Forage in August
- Fat hen
- Ground elder
- Sow thistle
- Nettles (regrowth and seeds)
- Bush vetch
- Wild angelica
- Hogweed (seeds)
- Apples and crabapples
- Wild damsons
- Rowan berries
I’ll be making an effort this month to post lots of seasonal recipes for you, and I’m working on a free recipe book with whole food recipes using the best of this month’s ingredients.
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