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May…Seasonal Shopping List

Welcome to Spring. Sunshine is offsetting exam time blues and though the last thing you feel like doing is eating something that requires time or effort, I tell you now, it will be worth it. Now is the month for rhubarb and asparagus, since asparagus plants take about 3 years to mature and harvesting season only lasts a tiny 6-8 weeks, take advantage of this hard-working shoot while it is plentiful.

For food ideas, think lamb chops sprinkled with brown sugar, grilled and served with a big green salad, followed by rhubarb crumble. Try strawberries, sunflower seeds, chopped dates and vanilla porridge for a sweet breakfast. Or go big and have a roast lamb shoulder, scored and stuffed with garlic and rosemary and served with buttered new potatoes. May is going to be delicious.

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For your seasonal dish, try these exciting suggestions.

Veg:

  • Asparagus
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Cauliflower
  • Broad beans
  • Watercress
  • Peas
  • New Potato
  • Pepper
  • Raddish
  • Spring greens

Fruit:

  • Apricots
  • Gooseberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberry

Meat:

  • Duck
  • Lamb

 Seafood:

  • Crab
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Tuna

R. Kerry’s fruit stall on the Vic Centre Market is selling two punnets of strawberries for £1.30. If you’re dumb enough to buy the same amount for £4 at Sainsbury’s you don’t deserve to be eating them at all.

Phoebe Harkin

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