Know your nectarines

Oh summer – we miss you already. Savour the last of the season’s bounty by picking up some fresh nectarines. They’re like peaches except they’re not hairy so what’s not to like?


Plus, they are an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotene and a good source of dietary fiber.


When buying nectarines, look for smooth unblemished skin and test them to ensure they are firm but not rock hard.


Get `em now before they’re gone. Local nectarines are usually available until the end of September before you will have to rely on imports,


And if you really want to enjoy summer into fall and beyond, nectarines are of course excellent for canning. Serve in the winter, warmed with a dollop of whipped cream.