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In Season – Carrots, Tigernuts, Garden Eggs, Mangoes….

by on February 3, 2016
 

If you ever want to know what’s in season in Nigeria, look at the streets. You’ll see the colours set before you of all that’s fresh and gorgeous and right now, it’s a really long list:

Tigernuts

This are my fruits/ nuts/ tubers of the season – I can see manyyyyyy explorations already, from drinks to snacks and desserts. Watch this space.

Right on cue @sarahjampel - tigernuts fresh for you. Dried ones at the back. Known as Aya (Hausa), aki Hausa (Igbo), ofio (Yoruba) here in Nigeria, chufas in South America and tiger nuts in English, they make a great snack, a drink known as kunnu aya and

Carrots

Yes, our beloved carrots. From 10 things and more.

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Garden Eggs

Green and white, they are full fleshed and glossy skinned and available for very little. 

{Garden Egg Recipes}

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Sugarcane

I’ve seen wheelbarrows full of purple sugarcane but suprisingly and very unlike me, I haven’t bought a single stalk this season. Must correct that.

{Sugarcane recipes}

Agbalumo

I’ve been mostly eating these out of hand. I’ve made a few drinks and chutney and salted caramel but not much else.

{Fancy getting adventurous? Here are a few recipes to help you along}.

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Mangoes

First it was Sheri mangoes two weeks ago and now, my faves are here – Ogbomosho mangoes.

{Want some ideas? Look no more}

Glad to announce that the mangoes that matter are finally in season. Welcome #ogbomoshomangoes. I love you. #mangoes #kitchenbutterfly #mangoseason #inseason #fruitsinseason

Green Peas

Fresh in their pods, I’m mixed about them. Sometimes, I like, sometimes I don’t. Life…

Green peas. In season. #peas #kitchenbutterfly #peaseason #inseason #vegetablesinseason

And that’s mostly it – in season here. What’s in season where you are? What are you happy to see go?