What’s in season: August

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Summer is a great time to get in the kitchen. There are so many fantastic ingredients to take advantage of and the whole vibe of the season just gets us motivated to cook up a storm. So sit back and get ready to be inspired with the best in August ingredients and recipes…

In August, Mediterranean-style dishes, laced with olive oil and Mediterranean-style veggies, are ideal for any kitchen table. Aubergine, juicy tomatoes, courgette and artichoke are all ideal for featuring in your main dish. When it comes to the meat, opt for lamb – the perfect complement to the Mediterranean dish and a great choice for summer.

Other meats and seafood you might like to consider include pigeon, quail, cod, crab and lobster. All equally delicious and suitable for any fine feast!

Of course, a side salad doesn’t go amiss either. Cos lettuce, spinach, potatoes and radishes are all in season and taste great when enhanced with some summer herbs.

When it coms to your desserts, fruit is still the way to go. Ripe blackberries and plums help to create the most delicious pies, while other berries, like strawberries and raspberries are perfect for those pavlovas and cream teas.

Our August recipes

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With the bank holiday well on its way, we thought we’d offer up some seasonal party recipes this month. Read on to be inspired…

Sumptous bites

Chicken and Taleggio Tarts

These light and tasty tarts are the perfect finger food for your summer soiree. With yummy flavours coming from ingredients such as the Taleggio cheese, red onion chutney and parsley, these little bites sure pack a lot of punch. With just 15 minutes prep time and 20 minutes cook time in your Neff Oven, they’re quick to make too!

Lamb Koftas with Aubergine Dip

Enjoy a taste of Morocco with these finger-licking treats, featuring one of this season’s best meats – lamb. Cook in your Neff Circo Therm and serve with a light salad for a great snack, enjoyed by all.

Pavlova Cake with Berries and Cream

Everyone loves a little something sweet to snack on, and this dish is a real treat! Take advantage of the strawberry season while it’s still around and serve up slices of this fluffy berry and meringue dessert, cooked to perfection in your Circo Therm oven.

A cheeky tipple

Gunner Cocktail

For something that’s totally refreshing and a little naughty, serve up this Gunner Cocktail. The ginger beer-based drink, popular in Hong Kong, features summery lime and mint and is perfect for a hot summer’s day.

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What will you be cooking up at your August dinner party? Share you meal and recipe ideas with us in the comments below, or tweet them to us @ModernKitchens

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