Recipe notes by Nicola Wilkinson
Everyone I know who grows their own vegetables is overwhelmed by the amount of courgettes they currently have so I decided to create this month’s Seasonal recipe using this wonderfully versatile vegetable.
August also gives life to cucumber, onions, chestnut mushrooms and lettuce so I have paired all these vegetables with flavours and ingredients from Vietnam, Japan and China to produce what I hope you will agree is a delicious summer meal.
Note that it can take a few attempts to get the ‘fold and roll’ technique right! I promise that after doing a few you will be much better at it! Even if you manage to create perfectly neat, tightly rolled, Vietnamese rolls, you’ll find that eating them is a fun, messy and delicious experience.
To explore August’s seasonal bounty try using the following this month: Courgettes, onions, cucumber, lettuce, chestnut mushrooms, tomatoes, sweetcorn, raspberries, blueberries, beetroot, plums, cherries, carrots, cauliflower, broad beans, broccoli, potatoes, Bramley and Discovery apples, chillies, fennel, basil, chives, coriander, mint, parsley, thyme, tarragon, sage, rosemary, and many more.