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In Season Fruit & Vegetables

What’s delicious in August

It’s the height of summer and that means leisurely lunches with seasonal gems including sweet-sharp blackberries, refreshing slices of cantaloupe melon, baby sweet peppers, and hot and crispy corn on the cob

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CANALOUPE MELON

Melon salsa

For a gorgeous accompaniment to grilled chicken or fish, add finely chopped melon with coriander, salad onions, tomatoes and chilli

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Grilled sweetcorn with chilli butter

Grilled sweetcorn with chilli butter

Whole cobs of corn, grilled and smothered in a homemade chilli-flavoured butter are a true seasonal luxury – the kick of heat contrasts beautifully with the kernels’ natural sweetness

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Blackberries

Blackberry & peanut butter pancakes

Pile your plates high with these fluffy blackberry pancakes – they’re excellent drizzled with yogurt and peanut butter

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Cantaloupe melon

The cantaloupe’s sweet, aromatic flesh is delicious on its own and also works particularly well in salads, where its refreshing sweetness complements salty cheeses

Blackberries

With a uniquely sweet-sharp flavour and inherent prettiness, these British hedgerow treats are wonderful on their own and also work in all manner of desserts – not to mention savoury dishes like salads – where their juiciness provides a contrast to salty cheeses, savoury meats, nuts, and greens

Sweetcorn

With a cheerful sunshine yellow, corn on the cob is impossible to beat, particularly when consumed fast off the grill or barbecue, with its juicy kernels all hot and crispy