Here come the berries. Boysenberries and blackberries are newly arrived; raspberries will soon start sinking in price and rising in flavour; and the strawberries and blueberries are terrific. Red currants will complete the gang in a few weeks.
At its best
Kensington Pride mangoes from Katherine are tastier than the early-season Darwin fruit.
Broccoli is the vegetable of the moment. It’s good steamed crisp and simply dressed; or cooked down to a mushy sludge with garlic and olive oil.
In the vegie patch
Watch out for snails and slugs on leafy greens.