What’s in Season in Winter

07 June 2024

Winter, the coldest and darkest season of them all! We tend to turn inward during winter, grateful for the extra time spent indoors. It’s a good time of year to take stock and nourish ourselves with warming foods.  
 
While many plants and animals lie dormant during this season, some fruits and vegetables really come into their own. Grab a mug of something hot and make yourself cosy - we’ve created a list of what’s in season this winter, with some accompanying recipes to create your own hearty, comforting meals at home.

Fruit

Avocado, apples (bonza, braeburn, Jonathon, mutso, pink lady, red delicious), bananas, cumquat, custard apple, feijoa, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, mandarins (imperial, murcott), oranges (blood, navel, Seville), papaya, pears (beurre bosc, Josephine, nashi, Packham), persimmon, pomelo, quince, tamarillo, tangelo.

Similar to autumn fruit, this season’s bounty is particularly well-suited to stewing and baking. Some fruits like feijoa are only in season for a short while, so make the most of them! Others such as citrus fruits are winter mainstays.

Apple Pie

Apple pie

Who can resist a slice of warm apple pie? We infuse both the pastry and apples with warming spices like cassia, nutmeg and clove, then bake until golden and crisp. The result is flaky pastry bursting at the seams with vanilla-scented apples. Serve with a scoop of ice cream for a lovely treat. 

Spiced Banana Bread

Do you have brown bananas in your winter fruit bowl? It’s time to bake banana bread! A delicious breakfast or morning tea treat, it’s gently spiced with our celebrated Apple Cake Spice. Serve warm or toasted with ricotta and a drizzle of honey.

Spiced Mandarin and Chocolate Cake

This delicate bundt cake is your next show-stopping winter dessert. Earthy, bittersweet chocolate complements juicy citrus flavour notes. Spiced with our Gingerbread Spice and topped with poached mandarins, it’s sure to make tea time even cosier.

Mini Real Orange Cakes

These dainty little cakes are an absolute dream, made with whole orange and our aromatic Raj’s Majestic Chai Masala blend. Perfect for your next afternoon tea or dinner party dessert, they’re sure to impress - with very minimal effort.

Chai Spiced Chutney 

Try your hand at preserving with this fruit-based chutney. It’s rich, fragrant and lends itself well to biryani, curries, or naan bread. For something a little different, use this chutney to spice up your favourite sandwich or cheese platter (it pairs beautifully with an aged cheddar). 

Glühwein (Mulled Wine)

The ultimate winter beverage! Glühwein (or mulled wine in English) is pure magic. Red wine is gently simmered in traditional mulling spices like ground cinnamon, star anise and clove, then sweetened with our vanilla bean sugar. Ready in 30 minutes or less, it’s perfect for entertaining during winter. Serve warm with thinly sliced orange. 

5 ways to use up surplus lemons

Lemons are at their best (and most affordable) during winter. If you find yourself with more than you know what to do with, check out this helpful article that includes how to make a lemon-infused finishing salt and a time-saving hack for washing fruit and vegetables.  
 

Vegetables

Artichoke (Jerusalem), asian greens (bok choy, choy sum, gai lam, wombok), beetroot, broccoli, broad beans, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, garlic, ginger, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leek, mushrooms, okra, olives, onion, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, silverbeet, snow peas, spinach, spring onion, swede, turnip.
 
Winter vegetables are all about the brassica family and hearty greens. Think broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, spinach and silverbeet. These veggies all fare well in soups, stews, bakes and the occasional pie. Foods perfect for the colder months! 
 
Beef Casserole with Red Wine, Mushrooms & Bacon

A delicious slow-cooked casserole that requires minimal effort. Infused with our unique Winter Soup Mix and finished with crispy bacon lardons - this indulgent dish is sure to satisfy. Serve with crusty bread or creamy polenta.   
 
Garlic Lovers’ Greens & Cheese Pie

Did someone say comfort food? Rustic chunks of garlic-infused silverbeet and feta encased in crispy filo pastry… a pie-lover’s dream! Serve with mashed potato or steamed winter vegetables.  

Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Chimichurri

This soup is perfect for lunch or a light dinner. Roasting the cauliflower first provides complexity and depth of flavour, while the Chimichurri sauce adds bright notes to an otherwise rich soup. Yum!  
 
Chicken Noodle Soup with Meatballs

This delicious chicken soup is hearty, satisfying and has all the makings of a winter classic. Our Mama’s Meatball blend is packed with dried oregano, garlic and onion - helping to elevate the flavour of the homemade chicken meatballs in this recipe. 
 
Moroccan Pumpkin Spiced Soup with Fried Shallots

A Moroccan-spiced pumpkin soup topped with fried shallots and finished with chilli salt? Yes please! The perfect meal for a cold night, this warming soup is a real crowd-pleaser.

Breakfast Immunity Hash

A healthy breakfast or light lunch that makes the most of fresh seasonal produce and spices like ground turmeric, garlic and cayenne pepper. For a real treat serve with our crispy roast potatoes listed below.  
 
Crispy Roast Potatoes

Who doesn’t want to perfect roast potatoes? We promise we’ve got you covered with this recipe! 
 
How To Make Sauerkraut 

Put winter cabbage to good use by making sauerkraut. This article breaks the process down into 5 easy steps.  

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