The H Club - Health, Home & Handycraft Infobase
Seasonal Foods Infobase

WHAT’S IN SEASON ?

 

Today of course you can eat what you like more or less all the year round and out of season prices are becoming much more reasonable.

APRIL

 

A month of fish and feasts.  Fish dishes to welcome new foods coming into their season, and for those who still prefer Lenten habits.  Feasts for Easter with home made hot cross buns on Good Friday, dyed eggs for Easter Sunday breakfast, Easter cake and Easter bread rabbits for tea, chocolate and imitation chickens underfoot


 


Ancient fire festivals for Easter Saturday.  In many catholic countries all the house fires and church lights would be extinguished and a new village bonfire lit with a flint or burning glass.  From this would be re-kindled the Easter Candle for the church lights and new heart fires.  Sticks and ashes would be used with distinctly pagan superstition to encourage fertile crops.


 


And if you can’t wait for Hallowe’en, how about celebrating Walpurgis Night, the Eve of May Day, traditionally the time when the power of witches is at its height !  Expelling them was a favourite occupation for the end of April in Central Europe, when houses were cleansed and fumigated for three days with juniper berries and rue.  Which is probably where all our Spring cleaning started.




For more information access this month's Seasonal Foods datasheet




SEASONAL FOODS BY MONTH

Click the Month to view Seasonal Foods >>>>

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December



Click here to return to: Healthy Eating Talks & Workshops                                 Health & Wellbeing Tips