Purple Sprouting Brocolli
As well as being beautiful to look at, this veg' is packed with vitamins and minerals.
In season slightly early this year is the much-adored strawb'! Lucky for us in Scotland, we've had a few brighter days to enjoy them in the sun!
Also known as sweetheart cabbages, these are beautifully fragrant and rich with iron. After giving them a good steam, we recommend slathering them in butter and adding a small squeeze of lemon juice.
Deliciously sweet plums fresh in store!
The super versatile new potato is perfect in spring salads.
Growing in popularity by the day, we have the cauliflower - with cheese, steamed, stir fried, riced or blended and baked into a carb-free crust - the possibilities are endless!
Outdoor English Rhubarb
It's surprisingly easy to cook rhubarb so if you haven't already, now is the time to prepare a crumble, compote or other sweet pud'.
Crunchy and sweet, fresh peas in a pod are a tasty snack but also a great accompaniment for any meal!
Its prime time for Wild Garlic! This underrated, mellow cousin of traditional garlic is wonderful in everything from omelettes, risottos and even in a pesto.
"In this ideal world, we'd be looking for a couple of places to pick up the bulk of our groceries – local produce, reasonable prices, you know the drill. Roots and Fruits and Peckhams in the West End of Glasgow both fit the bill, with Roots leading the charge on the fruit and veg front. They encourage you to get what you need for the day, on the day, to cut down waste and help you eat the freshest food you can. Handily, there is an actual greengrocer with years of experience running the place to recommend seasonal produce and give you ideas on what to do with it once you get home, and the adjoining deli can hook you up with delicious fresh bread and pastries."
We received a lovely write up online and in print in this month's The Skinny as part of their 2017 food and drink survey!
We're also very pleased to have been voted as one of Scotland's best food & drink shops again this year!
Read the whole article here.
We received this lovely message from painter Tim from Los Angeles this week, what a nice way to start the new year.
"Friends at Roots and Fruits:
We stayed in the West End for two weeks in October and shopped at Roots and Fruits daily and also purchased flowers twice. We enjoyed the things we purchased and consumed, were treated kindly by your staff and will return again to your neighborhood along Great Western Road some time in the future.
We did all our shopping on Great Western Road. We were so pleasantly surprised by the variety of foods we found especially fresh fruits and vegetables that we purchased at Roots & Fruits. We took the Clockwork Orange to tour the city every day. We loved everything about Glasgow including the friendly people we encountered. We’ve traveled quit a bit the past few years and it was nice to be in one spot for a few weeks to really immerse ourselves in the culture.
I have such fond memories of Roots and Fruits that I created this painting:"
Thank you Tim for your kind words about Roots & Glasgow and your lovely painting! We really hope to see you here again soon.
Take a look at Tim's other watercolours here:www.timgosswatercolors.com
ROOTS & FRUITS FRESH
These juicy, leafy delights are packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin c and magnesium. Pick up 5 for £1 from our fruit & veg shops this month.
Chestnuts are not only a comforting Christmas staple but they're also packed with minerals and vitamins and they're high in fibre. Join in the festive tradition of roasting them to sweeten their naturally bitter flavour.
Nutcrackers at the ready! Trust us, these French beauties taste amazing. Pick them up from our wholefoods & organics shop this month.
ROOTS & FRUITS ONLINE
Chiostro Di Saronno Panettone
A Christmas classic, these little panettone cakes with their delicious candied fruits make great stocking fillers. Order them online here.
Merry Moo Selection Box
A dairy-free December can be fun, festive and full of chocolate too! Get your little ones a Merry Moo Selection Box, full of tasty dairy-free chocolate bars. Order online here.
ROOTS & FRUITS FLOWER SHOP
Fresh Handmade Wreaths
Bring home the warmth of the festive season with one of our beautiful bespoke Christmas wreaths. Our florists will arrange a blend of fresh festive pine and dress each wreath with a selection of fragrant dried fruits, cinnamon sticks, holly berries, pine cones and other decorations (We have different colour/style options) Tied with satin ribbon, they're ready for you to take home and hang on your door! Order now.
There's few things that lift the spirit more than like the feeling of walking into a home that’s filled with the scent of freshly cut pine.
So, aye. It's that time of the year again. We're happy to announce that our Christmas tree shop is again filled with tall, bushy, heavenly scented fir trees from Scotland!
We have beautiful Nordman firs from Dumfries, grown following organic principles and unsprayed by chemicals - they've also just been cut this week so will be some of the freshest trees in town!
We also have smaller potted Nordmans, larger premium versions and even some 10ft gold label monsters!
Come by our store and take a look where you'll also find stands and advice on how to take care of your tree.
Monday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.