“There are many crops that can be harvested and enjoyed over the colder months: bok choy, bay leaves, kohlrabi and passionfruit are all in season in winter,” writes Editor Michelle McHugh. “To warm up the cold winter nights we feature ‘Soupaheroes’: hearty winter soups that are made from scratch and guaranteed to satisfy the whole family.”
First up, our Garden Editor Franco Sessa shares his tips for growing seasonal crops. It’s the perfect time to plant fresh pea seeds, endive for peppery-tasting salads and spring onions, which are a versatile, low-maintenance cold weather crop. He also offers a helpful guide to growing raspberries and first-hand advice for moving to your first lifestyle block.
Winter calls for new harvests including bok choy, bay leaves, kohlrabi and passionfruit, best enjoyed with flavoursome recipes like fragrant bok choy and chicken salad and harissa kohlrabi with coriander yoghurt.
In our Cook section, we showcase homemade hearty soups, main culinary inspiration from lamb kebabs to snapper pie, gorgeous vegetarian dishes including melt-in-your-mouth lasagne and save room for dessert with our sticky date pudding, caramel cups and spiced chocolate crepe cake.
Be inspired by our seasonal selections for warming winter feasts, including braised beef cheeks with chestnuts, tomato tarts with thyme and poached rhubarb with cardamom.
In Wellness, we bring you the latest nutritional research and discoveries, including how to maintain a healthy digestive system, at-home tonic recipes and natural remedies from everyday plants.
As always, our Cooking School section is packed with tips and recipes to help you make the most of your kitchen time. We’ve got step-by-step instructions to make your own apple cider vinegar, list pantry staples for Indian cuisine, a clever winter soup checklist and 24+ tips for making coffee at home.
INSEASON Winter is on sale Thursday 2 June. Get your copy in supermarkets or online at mindfood.com/shop – available in New Zealand only.