by Sarah Cook

To get the most from your limes make sure they’re at room temperature, then roll firmly on your work bench pressing with your palm to release as much juice as you can before halving and juicing.

Drinks and cocktails

Preparation

Mint is a great addition to light summer soups (it pairs especially well with pea, courgette, asparagus and other green vegetables good at this time of year). Plus it’s a great garnish for desserts and drinks - try it sprinkled over sugared strawberries or add it to fruit drinks, cocktails or Moroccan-style sweet tea.