April, 2024 Edition

April, 2024

Welcome to the April edition of bare ingredients

We're delighted to welcome you back to Foodiesite for the lively month of April! For our Northern Hemisphere readers, April rings at the start of Spring with the promise of abundant fresh produce. With seasonal delights like asparagus, rhubarb, mint, and strawberries later in the month, there's no better time than now to enjoy the farm-to-table dishes and usher in lighter, healthier meals packed with fresh and zesty flavours.

For our Southern Hemisphere readers, April is a time for relishing in the incredible yield of autumn. The farmers markets are bursting with Corella pears, apples of all kinds, figs and quinces. It's the perfect time for comforting roasts, hearty soups, and even baking with the bounty of fresh fruits available. The autumn weather brings the opportunity to use oven-baked techniques, heartwarming stews, and rich, earthy flavours that provide comfort and warmth.

Easter Sunday Recipe Ideas

Welcome to our tempting Easter Menu! Brace yourself for an exquisite feast starting with our flavorful Cold Poached Salmon, accompanied by refreshing salads - Baby Spinach Salad and Salad of Pesto New Potatoes. Add a delectable dash of our rich Herb Mayonnaise and wrap up the main course with a delicious Pavlova.

As a cherry on top, we bring the joy of Easter to your table through our irresistible chocolate indulgences. From a savory Chicken Mole to our rich Chocolate Fondue and light yet creamy Simply Delicious Chocolate Mousse, there's something for every chocolate lover. And for those with a fondness for baking, our tempting Chocolate Brownies and Spiced Individual Chocolate Cakes are a delight. Not to forget our soothing Churros to end the meal on a comforting note. Dive into the festive spirit with our delightful spread this Easter!

Easter Sunday





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Recipe Ideas

Lobster bisque ready to eat
Lobster Bisque

6 Portions

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

A slice ofPigeon Terrine
Pigeon Terrine

1 litre terrine (8-12 Portions)

Prep: 30-40 minutes plus 2 hours marinating
Cook: 1½ hours

Stuffed Crab Claws with Spicy Crab and Papaya Salad
Stuffed Crab Claws

12 Stuffed Crab Claws

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

Spicy Flat Iron Steak servered with salad and bread
Spicy Flat Iron Steak

4 Portions

Prep: 15 minutes plus minimum 4-12 hours marinating
Cook: 5 minutes

Raw Broad Bean Dip served with home made Grissini.
Raw Broad Bean Dip

Portions: 2-4 (the amount depends on the size of the broad beans)

Prep: 30-40 minutes

Whole Roasted Cauliflower ready to serve.
Whole Roasted Cauliflower

4 Portions as a main or 6 if served with a selection of dishes

Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 50-60 minutes

Seasonal Recipe Ideas

Sarah's Seasonal Recipe List has been updated with great ideas, which can be found below. Also, we have the April's guide to the best seasonal produce. It is our "What to eat now" guide for those who are looking to get the most out of their local ingredients. There are Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere articles.

Next issue

We are looking forward to our next edition around the end of the month, so keep you eye out for it. Also, please feel free to reach out to us about the new site. Simply pop over to Twitter or Facebook and send us a message.


The bare ingredients team.