Spring is getting longed for this year, but there’s no doubt about it: the blooms are a good hint that spring is already here! As tradition calls for Easter Monday, we are looking forward to having lunch and picnics outdoors.
We’ve recently had frosts in the Paris region where we are based. Hopefully, they won’t compromise the crops, and we’ll finally be able to eat our garden cherries… Fortunatly, the forecast calls for a mild Easter.
On DBDP, you will find plenty of plant-based recipes to celebrate Spring and enjoy the seasonal produce this month. Here’s what this season offers.
The days are getting longer and warmer. We can finally taste new savors with the new season, like the early fruits and vegetables: carrot, onion, turnip, radish, spinach, and very soon strawberry. Check out the DBDP Spring Calendar to know what’s in season now.
In April, nature awakens, and veggies return to color our tables. This month, we focus on the star ingredients of the month, like asparagus, spinach, and peas, together with the new lettuce, turnip, carrot, garlic, and onion; and the first fresh herbs, like persil and lemon balm.
In May, let’s load up on vitamins and strawberries, finally in season. Choose them preferably organic, or grow your own. In May we enjoy also fennel, cucumbers, radish, and rhubarb. Rhubarb is very popular here in France. We’ll learn with you how to prepare it as it best.
In June, artichoke, courgette, belly pepper, eggplants, green beans, and fava beans get back on our tables. From now and during all summer, there is a great variety of herbs such as basil, chives, mint, cilantro, and tarragon together with the new fresh leaves of sage, rosemary, oregano, and bay laurel.
Of course, vegetable production at one time or another does not precisely follow months, and there are transitions between months and seasons. However, this distinction is helpful to guide us in choosing fruits and vegetables when we do our shopping and dishes to prepare for more flavor and a sustainable lifestyle.
Spring at the table
There are so many of our favorite spring dishes! Like pinzimonio, torta pasqualina, basil pesto sauce, and much more. There are so many of our favorite spring dishes! Hand in hand, we’ll be sharing them throughout the season, from early spring dishes to more bold summer flavors. Follow us to find out what they are!
Have you already planned your kitchen garden? Are you going to grow your herbs indoor? Read this post to get started: Spring and Summer Herbs.
Follow DBDP on Instagram and join the conversation by sharing your favorite plant-based Spring dishes and your tips for a flourishing kitchen garden. Feel free to use our hashtag #daybydayspring to share your Spring tips 😉
Wishing you a peaceful and serene Spring.