Bear with me for a moment. But if we consider the seasons an oreo (not that you would), right now we’re licking the soft spring white trim. Beans abound, silver beets are cheap, and artichokes are popping up in restaurants across the country. After dinner, we peel the tangelos from their gnarled necks. As for that smell? These are all the strawberry pies, pies, jams and shortcakes we make.
Of course, summer is near and its arrival will bring flashy treats like mangoes, stone fruits, tomatoes and other reasons to find joy in the kitchen. But as we bake through October, it’s the pearls that inspire us. Now how to cook them.
Find the recipes we love in October 2022 below.
The asparagus poke their tiny little heads out of the ground, gently alerting us that they are ripe for the picking. If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the nutty, sensible white, then this recipe by Mimi Thorisson will serve you well. Do you have green instead? The same rule applies.
Looking for a way to liven up a sandwich? Struggling to get excited about those leftover roast lamb? There are few kitchen problems that can’t be served with a little bitch. That is, boiled eggs emulsified and married with capers, Dijon mustard, parsley, olive oil – all that good stuff.
Ravneet Gill’s Sloth Chocolate Cake Going through Seasonal Simone
Remember that scene from Matilda where Miss Trunchbull forces Bruce to gorge on a chocolate cake the size of a car tire? Me too. The funny thing is, rather than disturbing, the memory of that thick, icy cake never fails to whet my appetite. This one tickles that itch, which is great because it really caters to lazy girls.
As a child, the arrival of spring was always closely followed by my mother, who stumbled through the kitchen with polystyrene boxes of beans stacked in her arms. We would sit and shell the little suckers for hours, at that age I blamed myself but now those memories shine bright. This recipe from Ellie Bouhadana at Hope St Radio in Melbourne captures that feeling. And all good food should be shared, so that’s what I’m doing here.
You don’t know how to prepare and cook an artichoke? Spring is the time to learn. And who better to guide us than Mrs. Seasonal Simone. Prepare some sauce, dip and enjoy!