I am beyond excited you decided to take a look at this month's seasonal post and explore with me what's new and totally in season this month.
June is one of my absolute favs. Why? So many fruits are regionally available now that it almost becomes a challenge to decide which ones to cook and bake with. Aside from strawberries we have cherries, gooseberries, first raspberries and currants which may showing their first ripe fruits.
And there's even more. Tons of herbs and leafy greens, such as chive, parsley and thyme can be harvested from Grandma's backyard or purchased from a local farmer. Ready to explore what's in season in June in Germany? Read on.
As you know, I am a true fan of eating fresh and seasonal. Colors of seasonal fruits and veggies are more vibrant, they are usually the most economic choice. Plus, they are loaded with nutrients as they haven't been stored and shipped around the globe like some other veggie isle friends. But enough advertisement for seasonal veggies and fruits...let's explore the seasonal heroes in beautiful, almost summer month "June":
9. Asparagus (Green & White)
14. Chinese Cabbage
18. Celery Root / Celery Green
19. Spring Onion
20. Radish / Pink Radish
21. Cabbage (Savoy, Red, Pointed)
22. Romanesco (Green Cauliflower)
23. Sugar Peas (Snap Peas)
25. Early Spring Potatoes
27. Bell Pepper
28. Green Beans
Greens & Herbs: Dill, Majoram, Tarragon, Mint, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Chive, Chervil, Basil, Purslane, Radicchio, Pak Choi, Spinach, Leaf Lettuce (Lollo Rosso), Arugula, Romanesco, Iceberg Lettuce
Mushrooms: Champignons, Shiitake, King Oyster Mushroom, Chanterelles
All of the above-mentioned veggies and fruits should be freshly available - either at your close-by Farmer's Market or at the veggie isle of your preferred supermarket.
How cool is it to see that the are way more freshly available fruits and veggies than there is stored produce? Though, what would we do if we couldn't fall back to our beloved onions which we harvested in fall and stored until now? Spring onions are a great alternative but for the dishes that call for a mild sweet veggie balance, red and white onions remain irreplaceable.
Let's take a look at what we can fall back to if we can't manage to satisfy our needs with June's seasonal heroes.
6. White Cabbage
Of course, the list would be endless if we started to add the imported produce. But to inspire you to eat more "local, regional and seasonal", the article focuses exclusively on the regional produce we can access throughout the year.
This months hero dish looks very simple. Though, watch out, the meal has it all. We start with a slice of my very favorite wholegrain bread, top it with a mix of protein-loaded white beans and super seasonal snap peas, which add a perfect raw crunch. And for additional flavor, don't skip the layer of curd, cream or cream cheese which you may season with a tiny bit of nutritional yeast to give it an extra cheesy flavor.
Rhubarb, Cauliflower, Strawberries & Asparagus - this month couldn't get more exciting. Here are some of my favorite seasonal recipes:
I hope I could inspire you with this article to befriend the veggie isle of your nearby supermarket, go pick some strawberries on any nearby farmer's filed or plan a stroll across the local Farmer's Market soon. Like always, I would love to see your delicious, seasonal creations and repost them on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or Facebook.
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Love & Plants, Karo