This week expect to pick up bargain broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, shallots, snow peas, sweet corn, onions, potato, sweet potato and pumpkin. Flooding following Cyclone Ita has affected plants in Bowen, Australia’s winter cropping area so depending on supplies from other growing regions, gaps may appear in the months to come.
You will pay firm prices for asparagus, cauliflower, fennel, leeks, parsnips and silverbeet but there are still plenty of reasonably priced Asian vegetables and beans on offer. Bananas and pawpaw prices are rising as a result of the cyclone but there are many farms that were not adversely affected meaning consumers should not see prices rise as sharply as in previous natural disasters.
Winter is around the corner and soon will be time for the family favourite, pumpkin soup. Pick up a cheap pumpkin and try an interesting twist to the traditional pumpkin soup with this curry pumpkin from BigOven.com that will keep you warm this winter.
1kg of chopped Pumpkin
3 Potatoes chopped in smaller pieces
1 Chopped Onion
1 clove of Garlic, crushed
1/3 cup of Red curry paste
400 ml of Coconut milk
2 cups of Vegetable stock
Cracked black pepper to taste
Cook the chopped onion and crushed garlic in oil until soft. Then stir in curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Add the pumpkin, potatoes, coconut milk and stock. Bring to boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Puree in batches. Finish off with yoghurt and pepper to serve.
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