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28 Feb, 2020

What to eat in spring

Spring brings many a good thing (think longer days, daffodils and Easter) but for us, unsurprisingly, it’s all about the food. Some of our favourite produce comes into season, from cauliflower to rhubarb, asparagus to purple sprouting broccoli. There really is something quite special about spring produce. Here’s what we’ll be eating this season.

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Cauliflower

Ah cauliflower, what a versatile veg. It can take many a form: cauli rice, whole roasted cauli, cauli steaks, cauli pizzas. The list goes on. However, one of our favourite ways with cauliflower is this recipe for cauliflower tacos- they’re perfect for feeding a hungry crowd.


Spring onion


Ok so the name is a bit of a giveaway. Spring onions are at their peak in spring. During this time, we love to use them as the base of a dish where we might usually use onions or leeks. They are also delicious griddled as in this speedy, simple recipe.


Purple sprouting broccoli

We love a dark leafy green, and purple sprouting broccoli is no exception. It’s sweet earthiness stands up well to bold flavours such as chilli, garlic and sesame, making it the perfect addition to a stir fry or marinated then grilled. As well as being packed with vitamin C, purple sprouting broccoli contains the phytochemical sulphoraphane (thought to help prevent cancer) and may provide resistance against heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.


Rhubarb


Fun fact: rhubarb may be eaten like a fruit, but it is in fact a vegetable. Yep, that’s right - rhubarb is a vegetable. It belongs to the knotweed family along with buckwheat and sorrel. It offers a deliciously sharp flavour, pairing perfectly with something creamy, as in this recipe.


Asparagus


We just about managed to squeeze asparagus into this list because it’s relatively short season begins at the end of spring and continues until June. We reckon simple is best when it comes to asparagus- all it needs to shine is a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. But if you wanted to introduce some different flavours, we recommend this recipe.
P.S. Did you know that asparagus contains more folic acid than any other vegetable?


Radishes


UK-grown red radishes come into season in April, adding a welcome pop of colour to our shopping basket. They are delicious with dips (try this roasted carrot and almond dip) and in salads like this one.

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Launching on 23rd March, our new spring menu champions the best of the season’s produce, including lots of the above. Click here to book one of our packages now.

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