Hello lovelies, and happy Tuesday! So we're getting closer to the weekend and that means I'm starting to think about exciting dishes I can cook for Mr CC when I will actually have time in the kitchen. Those of you who have dropped by here before will know that Mr CC and I grow our own vegetables and try to eat what's in season each month; the reasons for this fall mainly into the taste category, but I do find that eating seasonally has economic advantages too - veg in season is so much cheaper than anything that has been exported.
So what should you be eating in June?
Lettuces, peas, broad beans and strawberries are the best of the bunch at this time of year. If you grow your own, peas and broad beans are often among the first produce to be ripe for the picking and it is such a delight to go from plant to plate in less than half an hour. Lettuce and strawberries are available year round but are so much fresher in the summer months, and June is the perfect moment to bottle up that strawberry goodness into jam if you have a glut (or your local farm shop is selling them cheaply).
The BBC (always a good port of call for recipes) also have a category dedicated to seasonal recipes - you can find those for June here.
What foods do you enjoy in June? Have you got any recipes that would fit for these foods?
Eleanor is obsessed with stories. She writes for a number of online spaces including This is Your Kingdom, edits Creative Countryside, curates #aseasonalyear and teaches at Chalk House. In addition, she is currently studying for an MA in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. You'll find her roving the fields of the Lincolnshire Wolds or planning her next rural adventure.