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Rouse Hill Times - - LIFESTYLE -

RED CAB­BAGE: This is a healthy and ro­bust veg­etable that can add colour and flavour to oth­er­wise bor­ing sal­ads and other dishes. Se­lect cab­bages that feel heavy and look bright with crisp leaves. Try brais­ing or slow cook­ing with any meat dish. Price: $5$6 each.

MUSH­ROOMS: The most com­mon va­ri­ety is the white but­ton mush­room. But there are many choices in­clud­ing flat, por­to­bello, shi­itake, oys­ter and swiss brown. Its earthy flavour will en­rich au­tumn cook­ing. Price: $10$12/kg (ex­cept ex­otic va­ri­eties)

AP­PLES: We all know the old adage “an ap­ple a day keeps the doc­tor away”. Ap­ples are an an­tiox­i­dant pow­er­house. They are a great snack on­the-go and work won­ders in bak­ing fam­ily favourites in­clud­ing pies, rhubarb and ap­ple crum­bles, strudel and muffins. Price: $2-$6/kg

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