21 Jun '11, 2pm

How to make the most of summer's glut of soft fruit:

How to make the most of summer's glut of soft fruit:

One person who knows all about fruit’s culinary, as well as nutritional, value is former MasterChef contestant Jackie Kearney, who also works as a research scientist for the NHS. Jackie, well known on the show for her vegetarian dishes and love of Asian cuisine, came fourth in MasterChef 2011 and is currently working on the launch of her restaurant, the Hungry Gecko. A vegetarian, she loves cooking with the produce grown in her garden at her Manchester home. ‘I grow a lot of fruit in my garden, like raspberries, strawberries and gooseberries. And I keep my garden organic. I think that fruit, and especially soft fruit that can’t be peeled, is more important to have organic because when you consume the skin you can be eating something you don’t want to be eating. Plus, if you grow something organically, you’re not using additives to speed up the growing process so the fruit ...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/food_and_d...

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