June, 2024 Edition

June, 2024

Welcome to the June edition of bare ingredients

Welcome back to Foodiesite as we embrace the vibrant month of June! For our Northern Hemisphere readers, June marks the advent of summer, bringing with it an array of fresh, sun-kissed produce. With seasonal gems like cherries, zucchini, tomatoes, and fresh herbs at their peak, there's no better time to dive into the bounty of summer and enjoy refreshing salads, grilled dishes, and beautifully presented meals bursting with colour and flavour.

For our Southern Hemisphere readers, June is a celebration of the winter harvest. Farmers' markets are brimming with hearty root vegetables, citrus fruits, and winter greens. It’s the perfect time for cosy comfort foods such as slow-cooked casseroles, nourishing soups, and indulgent baked goods. The cool weather invites us to savour warming techniques, from roasting to braising, bringing out deep, rich tastes that provide warmth and satisfaction.

Recipe Ideas

Lobster bisque ready to eat
Lobster Bisque

6 Portions

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

A slice ofPigeon Terrine
Pigeon Terrine

1 litre terrine (8-12 Portions)

Prep: 30-40 minutes plus 2 hours marinating
Cook: 1½ hours

Stuffed Crab Claws with Spicy Crab and Papaya Salad
Stuffed Crab Claws

12 Stuffed Crab Claws

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Spicy Flat Iron Steak servered with salad and bread
Spicy Flat Iron Steak

4 Portions

Prep: 15 minutes plus minimum 4-12 hours marinating
Cook: 5 minutes

Raw Broad Bean Dip served with home made Grissini.
Raw Broad Bean Dip

Portions: 2-4 (the amount depends on the size of the broad beans)

Prep: 30-40 minutes

Whole Roasted Cauliflower ready to serve.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

4 Portions as a main or 6 if served with a selection of dishes

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 50-60 minutes

Seasonal Recipe Ideas

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe List has been updated with great ideas, which can be found below. Also, we have the June's guide to the best seasonal produce. It is our "What to eat now" guide for those who are looking to get the most out of their local ingredients. There are Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere articles.

Next issue

We are looking forward to our next edition around the end of the month, so keep you eye out for it. Also, please feel free to reach out to us about the new site. Simply pop over to Twitter or Facebook and send us a message.


The bare ingredients team.