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February’s Best Fruit & Veg

Source: Eat Seasonably, Leeks

February’s Best Fruit & Veg

Each fruit or vegetable has a prime time when it’s at its seasonal best. Some are great for over half of the year; others only hit their peak for a month. Either way it means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness—all super-fresh and great value. Use our guide to find out what’s in season this month and how to bring out its best


Packed with anti-oxidants and vitamins, the mighty leek can help stave off winter colds. It’s also the perfect partner to potatoes and cheese for deeply satisfying side dishes and suppers.

Our quick and tasty tips:

  • Add chopped and boiled leeks to mashed potato with a good knob of butter and plenty of black pepper.
  • Try wrapping parboiled leeks in smoked ham, pouring over a bit of white sauce, sprinkling over breadcrumbs and baking until golden brown. Great with bread and butter.

Savoy Cabbage

Pleasingly wrinkly to the touch and nutty to the taste, the Savoy makes Source: Eat Seasonably - Savoy Cabbagea mighty fine guest at any meal, particularly Sunday lunch.

Our quick and tasty tips:

  • Fry finely sliced cabbage with pancetta and finely sliced garlic—this works brilliantly with game.
  • Stir fry finely shredded cabbage with garlic, ginger and a little sesame oil – delicious served with chicken or salmon.