Simple and in Season – April now open

It’s exciting that spring seems to have finally arrived in England. Usually, in April, I’d be on the look out for British asparagus. The traditional date for the start of the asparagus season is 23rd April, which is Saint George’s Day – so we might get a couple of recipes into April but you might be more likely to find British asparagus in May/June. Other things to eat right now are purple sprouting broccoli, rhubarb, watercress, you might start to find some wild nettles and sorrel. Don’t forget that fish, too, can be in season – look out for mussels, salmon and plaice. 

Thank you to the lovely Louisa at Chez Foti for hosting a brilliant round of Simple and in Season in March and for such kind words about each of the posts entered. The round up of posts and recipes is really well worth a visit.

Finally, a special thank you to Amma’s Umma for designing a lovely new badge for us for Simple and in Season! I hope you like it.

Simple and in Season

You can have a read here of the guidelines along with useful sites 

Here’s where to link your posts/recipes –


Wishing you all a happy April! I hope you had a lovely Easter, too!


New badge code

Ren Behan

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  1. Hi Ren, Just entered an asparagus recipe but I am a bit worried it should fall into May’s challenge rather than Aprils… But I can’t find May’s challenge to link up to. Can you let me know if I need to change my entry? Thanks x

  2. Great idea! I’ll try to prepare a recipe with a seasonal fruit this month! If I do, I will make sure to add the badge to my blog! 🙂

    1. Thank you! I would love to see your recipe included xxx

  3. The new sign looks very soft and pretty. With autumn setting in looking forward to preparing some fresh hot food.

    1. Thank you so much Denise, hope you are well x

  4. Love the new badge! I have added the event to The Food Blog Diary for you Ren 🙂

    1. Thanks Jac, that’s so kind xx

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