May is a great month to get outside and get busy in the garden. Our urban veg patch has been filled up last weekend with a Rocket Garden Vegetable Garden. Now we just have to keep foxes, slugs and snails out of it! I also finally got to re-organise my overgrowing herb garden (and make space for some exciting new comers!).
May is also a busy month in the kitchen with British asparagus season upon us. I am trying to make the best of it as it will be over next month.
If you have not done so yet, don’t forget to Sign Up to Meat Free May campaign led by Young Friends of the Earth. The Vegetarian Society is also organising their annual National Vegetarian Week from May 19-25th.
What to eat this May:
- Asparagus – sweet and tender, asparagus can be eaten simply on their own and make great additions to quiches, risottos, pastas, soups etc . . .
- Broccoli – steamed, stir fry or raw broccolis are versatile and so good for you!
- Carrots – versatile and delicious raw or cooked.
- Kale – superfood king. Great raw or cooked.
- Lettuce – nutritious and delicious. Try roasting it for a change.
- New Potatoes – perfect in salads, jazz them up with herbs.
- Purple Sprouting Broccoli – steam or boiled.
- Radish – young radishes are delicious raw with salt and butter. They also make a great addition to salad.
- Rocket – peppery rocket makes a delicious salad. Use it as a garnish or to accompany other ingredients.
- Spinach – delicious dark green leafy spinach can be eaten in raw or cooked. Too much heat will damage some of its nutritional contents so best to eat it raw (in salads or smoothies) or by steaming it lightly.
- Spring Onion – much milder than onion Spring onion are harvested before the onion bulb has a chance to grow. Eat them raw or cook.
- Watercress -bursting with vitamins and minerals, watercress is extremely good for you. Great detox ingredient you can it raw or cooked.
Don’t forget to share your favourite seasonal recipes in the comments box below!