A versatile vegetable that when chopped and combined with carrot, celery and onion makes a great base for soups or stews. Its sweet flavour also goes well with butter and cream in sauces and gratins. SILVERBEET: Has an earthy flavour. Wash in cold salted water and drain, then shred and add raw to salads. Or use in stir-fries, curries, quiches, soups or as a side dish. Cook as briefly as possible to retain maximum nutrients. Price: $4.90/bundle.
Celebrated for its clusters of ruby red arils (seeds) and packed with goodness. Add to salads for colour and desserts like panna cotta for a burst of tart sweetness or to champagne for a refreshingly spectacular drink.