Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Seasonal goodies

Spring is all about new beginnings; it’s that glorious time of the year when you see bulbs coming into bloom and the land shaking off the damp dreary winter (particularly this winter!). So which types of foods are flourishing, and which key ingredients could you incorporate into your recipes to celebrate this hopeful season?


Juicy citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits are ripe and ready to eat this time of the year. If you’re planning a buffet, why not freshen things up with fruit salad or fruity skewers instead of (or as well as!) cakes. Jasper’s Catering Services offers a diverse range of fruit dishes, as well as boxed fruit delivery to your workplace, making it easy to get your five a day,  every day:


There are a variety of vegetables that are in season during March, April and May, including cabbage, leeks, potatoes, spring onions, purple sprouting brocolli and watercress. Jasper’s Bamboo range offers a range of lighter and different buffets options including salads and filled flatbreads and wraps which make a change from the favoured buffet sandwich! Served in beautiful contemporary bamboo bowls, our Bamboo buffet range is perfect to share and always has the wow factor:


Make like a Spring chicken! It’s delicious complimented at home with lemon and fresh herbs such as parsley, chives and mint. Always a favourite with our customers, Jasper’s serves chicken many ways: spicy wings, drumsticks, marinated skewers, in our sandwiches, wraps and rolls and our warming chicken curry.

Special seasonal events

Spring offers a whole host of landmark events, so organise a get-together with friends and colleagues and enjoy lots of fab food at work! Any excuse! There is St. Patrick’s Day (17 March), Easter (25-28 March), the Queen’s Anniversary (21 April), St. George’s Day (23 April) and May Day (2 May).

The BBC’s Good Food website has an excellent calendar showing seasonal foods. Go to: