What’s in season in May?

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Asparagus, Sardines and Elderflower… just a few of the foodie delights that May has to offer…

Firstly, an apology is in order for missing the last few months and not posting any seasonal food between February-April.  Today, I’m putting things right with a reminder of all the wonderful foods out there that will be in season in May…

Vegetables in season in May



Broad beans



Just seeing those top two, fills me with a real sense of pleasure.  Asparagus is always such a treat and I really believe that not much beats the humble pea.  My little boy and I love to sit and munch our way through bags of fresh peas at this time of year – although I can’t help but feel that I’m doing all the shelling and Jacob is doing all the eating…

Asparagus Risotto – Phil Vickery/BBC Good Food

Asparagus Risotto – Phil Vickery/BBC Good Food

Meat & Fish in season in May

Spring lamb

Wood pigeon


Another gorgeous selection!  Sardines always remind me of holidays to Spain where we eat them fresh from the BBQ with a beautiful zingy salsa full of zesty lemon.

 Grilled Sardines with Sauce Vierge – James Martin/BBC Good Food



This is the one that I’m MOST excited about! Last year, I was given a recipe for Elderflower Champagne, but I didn’t get around to collecting any Elderflower before its season was finished so I’ve waited a whole year in anticipation of finally giving it a go!  If it’s good, I’ll be sure to post it but in the meantime, here’s something to be going on with…

Elderflower Cordial – Jane Hornby/BBC Good Food

Elderflower Cordial – Jane Hornby/BBC Good Food

Colette Broomhead

I am a 30 something mother of 2 little boys and I live with them and my husband in Nottingham. My passions are my family and friends, my kitchen, my cookery books and all things food and drink!

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