GIVE YOUR FRUITY FAVOURITES SOME LOVE THIS SUMMER

When it comes to eating seasonally, you'll never be as spoilt for choice as you are in summer. July and August are all about berries and soft, juicy, stone fruits just begging to be chopped and stirred into tasty summer salads, puréed into picnic-perfect compotes or enjoyed as snacks on the go. 

But what's not so easy, is keeping all your favourites fresh in the summer heat. Check out our top tips on how to store all your summer favourites - saving you money and reducing food waste to boot. Great work!

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APRICOTS

Store apricots in a cool, dark place in your kitchen. Once ripe, pierce a sealable plastic bag a few times with a knife, pop the apricots inside and store them in the vegetable compartment in your fridge. 

Got some apricots at home? Pair them with lentils in this colourful Pasta Salad or with bulgur and walnuts in this Fruity Chickpea Salad. 

 
 
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BERRIES
Including blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, cranberries, gooseberries

Transfer the berries to a breathable container lined with kitchen towel - a sieve works well - and store in the fridge. Don't wash your berries until you're ready to eat them, as this will make them go off quicker. If your berries are overripe, then try freezing them: spread them out on some baking paper, let them firm up and then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or box. 

 
 
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CHERRIES

Cherries really don't like the heat, so pop them - stalks and all - in a sealable bag in the vegetable compartment of the fridge as quickly as possible. Just like berries, cherries freeze really well. Just spread them on a baking sheet, wait until firm and then transfer them to a freezer-safe bag or box. 

 
 
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NECTARINES, PEACHES AND PLUMS

Store the fruit in a cool place in your kitchen until ripened. If you just can't wait, pop them in a paper bag with a bananas and this will speed things up! 

Once your fruit is ripe, pierce a sealable bag a few times, pop your fruit inside and store it in the vegetable compartment in the fridge. 

Got peaches to use up? Try this delicious peach compote recipe! 

 
 

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