In season: Lychee

The jewel of the summer fruit season is here.

This is an easy frozen dessert for summer that needs no ice cream machine or churning. The creamy coconut flavour is perfect with a lychee and there is something...
Equally as good with ice cream as they are in an Asian curry or salad, lychees are the jewel of the summer fruit season.
Inspired by the idea of Turkish delight, but with more subtle flavours, this is a simple and delicate dessert that highlights the floral flavour of the fruit. The...
This is a very refreshing salad, crunchy with texture, hot with chilli and laden with herbs. The lychee gives small hints of sweetness that seems to bring...
These are lovely little rolls, easily portable and ideal for a sunny summer’s picnic lunch. They are fresh, light and juicy enough that they need no dipping in...

In season: Passionfruit

This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Enhance your creams, sorbets, jellies and pav with a pop of passion. 

This is a simple and fun little dessert treat, perfect for a garden party. The shells of a panama passionfruit are a lovely size to hold and perfect for scooping jelly...
Is there a more classic Australian summer dessert than a pavlova with fresh fruit and cream? This version comes in ice-cream form, an excellent treat to have...
This is a lovely dense and fragrant cream. The slight tart flavour of the passionfruit is a great foil to the rich creaminess, with the elderflower adding an...
The beauty of this dish lies in the texture and flavour of the freshly made ricotta. The passionfruit juice cleverly turns the milk into ricotta – and adds a...
This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Sweetly tart, it's a great bedfellow for all sorts of creams, sorbets and jellies -...

In season: Apricot

Not an apricot chicken dish in sight. It's time for this ambrosial sweet fruit to rise above its tragic reputation.

This drink is a version of a Saturday morning drink treat that I used to have at the Central Markets in Adelaide as a teenager. It’s not so much a smoothie as more a...
Simple and buttery, these little cakes are perfect for a summer’s afternoon tea party. They are easy to construct and best served straight from the oven, while...
This dessert is about contrasts, sweet soft and yielding fruit matched with a slightly firm, almost savoury almond jelly. The soya milk has an almost earthy...
A simple roasting method that will leave you with a tray of delicious spiced apricots. They can be eaten warm as a dessert with ice-cream or eaten with yoghurt...
Not an apricot chicken dish in sight. It's time for this ambrosial sweet fruit to rise above its tragic reputation.

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Equally as good with ice cream as they are in an Asian curry or salad, lychees are the jewel of the summer fruit season.
This quintessential summer fruit lives up to its passion-inducing namesake. Sweetly tart, it's a great bedfellow for all sorts of creams, sorbets and jellies -...
Not an apricot chicken dish in sight. It's time for this ambrosial sweet fruit to rise above its tragic reputation.
Nectarine versus Fuzzy Peach? Our pick is Nectarine for its delicate, tarter flavour - a perfect match with almonds, jamón and booze.
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