December picks from Milton Fruit Bowl | The Gourmand & Gourmet

December picks from Milton Fruit Bowl

December is all about summer feasting, whether it’s with the whole family together at Christmas or by the pool on a hot, sunny day. And where will you find the juiciest mangoes for poolside snacking, the ripest cherries for that Christmas trifle and the tastiest vegetables to pair with your honey roasted ham? Milton Fruit Bowl of course! collage cherry Chris’s Pick: Cherries What to look for: Rich, dark, red skin with no wrinkling. Store them in the fridge to keep them fresh. Best used: Getting into the Christmas spirit! Decorate and dress up desserts for entertaining, use them in festive dishes, or add them to cocktails for a gorgeous Christmas tipple.  Pit and freeze any cherries you don’t eat straight away. collage stone fruit Charlie’s Pick: Stone fruits – mangoes, apricots, peaches and nectarines What to look for: Plump and juicy fruits that feel a little soft to the touch – but not too much! Pop them in a bowl on the kitchen bench if they’re not quite ripe yet. Best used: In everything! Enjoy them as a snack by the pool, cut them up for a fruit salad, grill them on the BBQ and put them in a salad – they’re the ultimate summer fruit. Something extra: Got a tiny apartment or office but still want to get into spirit of the season with a real life Christmas tree? Our miniature pines are just the thing – and they’ll have every one saying ‘awwwww!’ After Christmas, plant it and watch it grow!