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Summer is in full swing, and as August arrives so does a new bounty of fruit and veg.

British blackberries, cherries and sweetcorn are all at their best in August. Put them to good use in these delicious recipes.


Cherries - August seasonal produce

Look out for cherries at your local market or greengrocer from the end of July onwards – the best of the bunch will be ready in August, and will be firm to the touch but ‘give’ a little when squeezed gently. The flesh of a ripe cherry should come away from the stone  easily – if yours aren’t quite there, let them sit in the fruit bowl a little longer to ripen. Enjoy them fresh, or try them in a batch of luxurious brownies.

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Balmy evening snacks don’t get much better than grilled sweetcorn with melted butter and sea salt. Away from the grill, try corn in a crisp Japanese-style omelette or hearty mussel chowder. Or, for a light August brunch, these cheese and corn pancakes are hard to beat!


Blackberries - August seasonal produce

Tart, plump blackberries are one of the greatest joys of late summer. As soon as you see them in the hedgerows, grab a bag and get picking! Put your harvest to good use in Jamie’s blackberry and apple pie – made extra special with a dollop of custard. For something more refreshing, make a batch of Karis Layne’s pale ale & blackberry ice lollies.

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For more recipe inspiration all year, from spring suppers to winter feasts, check out more of our seasonal features.