As previously reported, it has been a very difficult period over the last month or so, however, we are hopeful that by the middle of May things will have improved.
Although the weather in the UK has improved over the last few weeks as we head into Spring, the growing regions of Europe have all been affected by terrible weather conditions, which has had a significant impact on availability and will continue to do so into at least part of April.
Following the storms in February we hopefully move into some brighter weather in March as spring is in the air.
We finally say goodbye to January, the month that seems to go on forever, and hello to February which is the shortest month of the year!
February is packed with gastronomic celebration days which should help you take advantage of the wonderful collection of produce starting to appear.
It's also time to think about your Valentine’s day menus if you haven’t already.
After a month of rich food, overindulgence and the feeling your washing machine has shrunk all your clothes; January is the time to add a lighter feeling to your menu offerings.
Expect to see some delightful Spanish citrus, a real seasonal sensation and a few alternative brassicas on the horizon.
All of which will add a refreshing lift to many dishes. So let’s dig out the seasonal ‘must haves’ whilst ditching the cords and cardigans!
Traditionally many festive menus are written well in advance with menu offerings slimmed down to reflect the time of year and help cater with the seasonal uptake. That said there are some delightful seasonal moments to be found if you look hard enough.
With the festive period just around the corner, November can be like the forgotten man! This is certainly not the case with a host of radiant brassicas on offer and a delightful array of Spanish citrus arriving as well as […]
This month it is all about creating menus based around that classic phrase … Warm and Hearty!
With a bastion of products available from an array of traditional roots on offer to the time-honoured and occasional quirky fruit coming through which can complement many sweet or savoury autumnal dishes.
Sadly the holidays are over and we now have schools returning to the classroom. To kick off the new term there are plenty of ideas for a change of menu.
Let’s look at what we have!
August is a positively vibrant cocktail of joy in the seasonal calendar. A large measure of mid-summer products with a mixer of late summer produce and a garnish, dare we say it, of a few early notes of Autumn!
The glorious weather, despite the lack of rain, is helping keep the wonderful array of UK produce in full flow.