What’s In Season This September?

It’s very important for us to keep up with the seasons and make the best of certain foods when they are at their best.┬áNow, the Summer has passed (although we are enjoying the odd September sunshine) which was brimming with sweet fruits. But, September and Autumn are full of many more tasty treats than you would initially think!

Many people assume that fruit is no longer longer at its tastiest once we get into September but they are mistaken! Yes, the classic summer fruits such as strawberries are no longer in season (this doesn’t mean they aren’t good anymore of course) but, there are more fruits available which work wonderfully in many baked desserts… mmm. That’s right, you guessed it! Apples are at their prime right now so get picking and bake yourself a gorgeous home-made apple pie!


Not only that but pears are also in season at the moment so to add an extra flavour to your pie you could add pears for a little sweet surprise to your pie! Other fruits which are beautifully ripe are plums, figs and the pumpkin! So don’t forget to use the fruit of your pumpkin at Halloween – you could make a scary soup!

But, it is not only fruit which is ripe and ready for recipes this September but fantastic vegetables are at their best too!

Here is one of our dishes which utilises the french bean aka the green bean which is oh so tasty at this time of the year!

This is our roasted chicken breast finished with soft herbs, served on crushed new potatoes, with peppered french beans and a wild mushroom fricasse.


Keep up with us here for more tips on the foods you should be cooking with throughout Autumn, and of course, the year!

In Season Now – Asparagus

Here at Vanilla in Allseasons, we love a bit of asparagus! Fresh, crisp and delicious,
this wonderful veg is in season from April through to June.

Why not head to your local farmers market or green grocers to pick some up?
Once picked, asparagus loses flavour and tenderness quickly, so if at possible
it really is worth eating it on the day you buy it in order to enjoy the best
flavour and texture.


If you’re preparing and serving it at home, follow these easy steps –
Wash in cold water and remove the bottom ends of the stalks (with fresh asparagus they will snap off cleanly).
Boil or steam quickly until just tender, around 4 to 7 minutes depending on thickness.

Try serving it lightly steamed and with a little butter and sea salt, or a side dish of horseradish.
It also works beautifully with some Parmesan shavings sprinkled over the top.
Simply delicious – Enjoy!

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