Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Take Advantage of Cheap Prices to Stock Up on Summer Staples

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Take Advantage of Cheap Prices to Stock Up on Summer Staples

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WATCH out for bargain broccoli, zucchini, sweet corn, celery, carrots and most roasting vegetables such as potatoes, onions, pumpkin and sweet potato. Add some additional colour to the plate with steady-priced egg plant, cauliflower and Asian vegetables. Asparagus has risen sharply in price.

You will have to select capsicum wisely with prices and quality mixed. Look for glossy, unblemished fruit and store it in an airtight plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper.

Itas salad time of year with lettuce, shallots and cucumber crisp and cheap.

All tomato varieties are reasonably priced.

Avocados have firmed in price. To check if an avocado is ripe, cradle it in the palm of the hand, gently press around the stem end, and if it yields slightly the avocado is ready for eating.

All the festive fruits traditionally seen on an Australian dinner table are in full season with lychees cheap and tasting great. Cherries have improved in taste and price and apricots, peaches and nectarines are great buys. …

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