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Easy-to-make meals for school holiday time

SCHOOL holiday time should see families looking for healthy and easy-to-make meals, with vegetables and salad at value-for-money prices and seasonal fruit the best snack alternative.

New season asparagus is on the shelves and is reasonably priced along with good quality Asian vegetables, beetroot, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, celery, eggplant, fennel, leeks, snow pears, silverbeet, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

Beans and broccoli have firmed in price but are still considered good value.

Once-cheap onions are firmly priced and pumpkin is expensive. You can expect to pay firm prices for brussels sprouts, parsnips, squash, sweet corn, zucchinis and mushrooms.

Australian capsicums are starting to firm in price as the season ends but will soon be joined on the shelves by New Zealand stock. Store them in an airtight plastic bag in the fridge crisper.

This is the week to throw herbs into your salads with some cheap bunches on offer with the exception of basil, which is out of season.

Lettuce has risen in price but is still great value-for-money along with tomatoes, mixed leaf salad, cucumbers and eshallots. Avocados are firmly priced with the best on offer expensive.

Look for some great school holiday fruit to buy with cheap strawberries along with reasonably priced blueberries, mandarins, navel oranges, kiwifruit and pawpaw.

The first of the Northern Territory mangoes have arrived and this week, are reasonably priced.

Expect to pay firm prices for good quality apples, bananas, watermelon, pears, pineapples and passionfruit. Limes, lemons, raspberries and US grapes and stonefruit are expensive.

Topics:  fruit and vegetables rocklea markets



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