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In Season Again: Rhizomes, Citrus & Mangoes

by on September 2, 2015
 

‘In season’ again…

Ginger

All year round, ginger is available but right now, the rhizomes – the name given to the small tubers – of ginger in market stalls are amazingly fresh. Thin-skinned, fresh flavoured and relatively big.

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Limes

Big, juicy and cheaper than they’ve been – limes are ‘back in season’. Yes, like ginger they never really go out of season but they have periods when they are more abundant.

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Ogbomosho Mangoes

Last year, halfway through the Farafina Workshop of 2014 (Yes, the Creative Writing Workshop hosted by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie), I discovered Ogbomosho mangoes on the shelves of Ebeano (my local supermarket), to my utter surprise. Surprise because it had been months since their compatriots – sweet, juicy, faves went out of season.

This year again, almost to the day, they’re back. This brief reappearance is heralded with smallish mangoes, a bit green, a bit ‘marked’ with black spots but still.

What’s in season where you are?