Welcome Spring!

Spring is finally here again, and with it the picnics! Flowers, insects, bees, walks… We love it!
The days are getting longer and warmer and we can taste new savours with the new season, like the early fruits and vegetables: carrot, onion, turnip, radishe, spinach; and very soon strawberry.
A new beginning.
This spring we want to get the vegetable garden ready. The space is very small, but last year it gave us great satisfaction with tomatoes, aubergines and courgettes. The ratatouille was even better knowing that we cooked it with our own produce.

What is available in Spring where you live?

Here is a (short) list of what is locally available in the Paris region where we are based. The list may vary from a place to another. In the south of France, where the weather is warmer than here, there is a wider variety of local produce.



Strawberry (Gariguette)


Asparagus – Carrot – Cauliflower – Endive – Kale – Parsnip – Pea – Radish – Red Cabbage – Spinach – Turnip – Watercress


Chervil – Laurel – Persil – Rosemary – Thyme

Long-lasting fruit and vegetables

Apple – Garlic – Onion – Orange – Pear – Potato – Shallot

Throughout this season, we will share with you plant-based Spring dishes from France, Italy, and Asia. We’d love to know about your favorite plant-based dishes of the season! Share them on our Instagram channel with the hashtag #daybydayspring. See you there!

About Valentina

Hi, Iโ€™m Valentina. Iโ€™m a natural scientist and communications consultant, passionate about plant-based food. Iโ€™m always looking for new ideas for living more sustainably and I want to share them with you through this blog. I find inspiration locally as well as from other cultures.