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August Foods In Season. In episode 042 of the Magic With Gadgets Podcast we are talking about what we are cooking in August, what’s in season and which kitchen gadget recipes to get excited about this month.
These foods in season for August are also featured in the Magic With Gadgets Podcast. Simply search for Magic With Gadgets on your preferred podcast player, then scroll to episode 42 of season 1 to access this awesome episode.
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Yeah, August is here!!!!
For me August is the month of our eldest son Kyle’s birthday and when we lived in Portugal the month when we felt like we totally melted from the heat.
It also meant a lot of waterpark days and got to enjoy family days out with lots of picnics and burgers.
For foods in season we often find that August is an extension of July with a lot of similar summer foods in season that you can cook with and snack on.
What Should I Stockpile In August?
In August my favourite thing to do is to take the kids strawberry picking. We will pick lots of strawberries as well as some raspberries. Then we have way too many that this then becomes our stockpile of the summer.
I keep some strawberries in the fridge and eat these as a quick snack, then we dehydrate some of the strawberries and then freeze the rest for later, grabbing them when they are at their best.
Top 10 August Foods In Season
August is summer food heaven and it’s hard to limit it to just 10 foods to enjoy in August.
Let’s continue talking about strawberries. We were on a recent caravan holiday and the snack I took with me was some strawberry muffins made in the Ninja Foodi. They tasted so good and I made what I thought was a big batch, but of course, they were soon gone.
Then my next favourite August food is peaches. I love them in the summer and always buy more than I need because you can guarantee that you end up with some bruised ones.
Then I will buy too many and have some to use up and that is when I make air fryer grilled peaches.
They are delicious and perfect for using up the peaches that didn’t make it into a crumble or a cobbler.
Peppers are in season in August and look so beautiful. I love the red bell peppers the most but also love yellow, orange and green too. Sometimes I will cut a bit from each to make a rainbow of colours and then air fry them with some halloumi to make halloumi fajitas.
Our halloumi fajitas is also in our air fryer cookbook and we just love how good they look.
Cucumber has its best month in August and is perfect for having in lots of salads. We love to make spaghetti with cucumber in a similar way to how you prepare zoodles. Then instead of air frying zoodles we will serve cucumber noodles with air fryer thai chicken breast instead.
Courgette is also still in season. Or as we are talking about courgette, August is a brilliant month to enjoy it.
Why not make some of our summer soup maker courgette soup and batch it for the freezer? It’s a great way to enjoy courgette when it is out of season.
Beetroot is still in season. Like many I absolutely hate pickled beets, its just not my kind of food.
But what I love is air fryer roasted beets. They are delicious and you can mix and match seasonings and it can be the light veggie in the summer paired with your favourite chicken or beef recipes.
Corn is in season too. I normally cook with frozen corn on the cob and will do air fryer frozen corn, or microwave frozen corn. But thinking outside the box you can blanch in season corn for the winter months when it is out of season.
New potatoes are still in season! Whether you call them new potatoes or baby potatoes they work very well in your gadgets in the summer.
We have taken the instant pot travelling with us and then cooked new potatoes in the instant pot and then served them with some butter and fresh parsley.
You can also make some air fryer baby potatoes too – which is our favourite potato recipe in the air fryer.
Avocados are still in season! They are mine and Sofia’s favourite food and we will have avocados whenever they are in season. In Portugal we would buy them from a local farmer and then waited for them to soften.
For the best meat in August, chicken is in season and perfect timing for chicken in the air fryer or instant pot or for making those summer chicken salads with.
What To Dehydrate In August?
The options for dehydrating this month, just don’t stop. You have dried herbs, berries, beetroot, and let’s not forget about dehydrated cucumber chips. Though my favourite is the dehydrated raspberries.
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