Spooky Season Fruit and Veg - A Ghoulish Guide!
It's that time of year again, and dare we say our favourite time of year - spooky season! Let's dive into the juicy details of which fruits and veggies will be in season for the next couple of months!
1. Pumpkins: The King of Halloween
When you think of October, you can't help but think of Halloween. And what's Halloween without pumpkins? These orange beauties are not only perfect for carving spooky faces, but they're also incredibly versatile in the kitchen. From pumpkin pies to roasted pumpkin seeds, there's no shortage of delicious treats you can make with this seasonal superstar.
2. Apples: A Taste of Autumn
As the weather gets colder, apples come into their prime. Whether you prefer the crispness of a Granny Smith or the sweetness of a Honeycrisp, there's an apple for everyone. Don't forget to indulge in some classic apple desserts like apple crumble or warm apple cider. It's the perfect way to embrace the autumn vibes.
3. Blackberries: Dark and Delicious
Blackberries are like little bursts of flavour that add a touch of mystery to any dish. These juicy gems are at their best during September and October, so make sure to grab a punnet or two. Whether you sprinkle them on top of your morning porridge or use them in a decadent blackberry tart, they're sure to add a spooky twist to your meals.
4. Butternut Squash: A Gourd-geous Delight
When it comes to autumnal vegetables, butternut squash takes the crown. Its vibrant orange colour and sweet, nutty flavour make it a staple in seasonal dishes. Roast it, mash it, or turn it into a comforting soup – the possibilities are endless. Plus, its odd shape and bumpy texture add a touch of quirkiness to your kitchen.
5. Beetroot: A Bloody Good Choice
If you're looking to add a pop of colour to your meals, look no further than beetroot. With its deep red hue, it's the perfect ingredient to create spooky dishes. Roasted beetroot salad, anyone? Get creative and let your imagination run wild with this vibrant veggie.