Products for summer
The strawberry is one of the most popular soft fruits in the Netherlands. Strawberries are widely available in the summer. It is also referred to as the queen of berries. Strawberries are delicious to eat as they are or to combine with other soft summer fruits.
Our strawberries come from Peru, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Spain, America and Tanzania.
Yard long bean
A yard long bean, or snake bean, resembles a stretched green bean. These are often around 25 centimetres, but a yard long bean can be up to one meter long. You can recognise a good yard longs by the fact that they are juicy and firm. Long beans have a sweet, beany taste.
You can boil, stew or stir-fry them. They are wonderful to combine with ingredients from, for example, the Surinamese kitchen.
Raspberries are dark pink/red fruits. Like the strawberry, they belong to the rose family. They are made up of countless partial fruits. They taste juicy and sweet. Just like our strawberries, our raspberries come from Peru, Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Spain, America and Tanzania.
Samphire is resistant to salty environments like no other. Samphire absorbs salt during growth, giving it a salty and spicy flavour. You can stir-fry samphire with other vegetables such as asparagus, but it is also very tasty in fish and meat dishes.
Sea lavender are long green leaves that resemble lamb's ears. Sea lavender is also called marsh-rosemary and belongs to the sea vegetables. Just like samphire, sea lavender has a salty flavour. Its salty flavour makes it ideal for use in fish dishes.