In the Bag: Cooking the Month of May!

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve teamed up with Cherry from Cherry’s English Kitchen and Scott at Real Epicurean for a regular blogging event based around seasonal produce. Each month we will select three seasonal products and put them in a bag for you to create your own dish with. We will be hosting the event in rotation and I’ll be hosting the first one, which will be held in May.


The May bag contains:

Eagerly awaited by foodies all over the country, asparagus is surely the cream of the crop of spring vegetables. English asparagus is considered to be among the best in the world so we are very fortunate to have such easy access to it. The Asparagus season runs from May to June.

Sea Trout
This pink-fleshed fish is full of flavour and in season from March to July.

Spring Onions
These are delicate young onions with a mild flavour. They are perfect raw in salads and are in season from May until September.

Entry Details

Send an email with ‘In the Bag in the subject line to by Saturday 26th May with the following information:

• your name
• the name of your blog
• a link to your post
• the name of your dish
• a picture of your dish

I’ll post a round up of all entries by Thursday 31st May.


Here are the rather loose rules – remember the objective is to have fun whilst highlighting seasonal food:

1. Entries must use (or attempt to use) all of the ingredients “in the bag” for that particular month. The dish should be based around the seasonal ingredient, rather then just including it as an afterthought.

2. Participants can include any “extra” ingredients that they see fit.

3. Entries should include a link back to the host for that month, and the post should be tagged “in the bag” and “itb”. Use of the “In The Bag” logo is allowed (and encouraged) but not required.

4. Entries can be written any time during the month, as long as the URL is emailed to that month’s host before the round up date.

5. Particpants from outside of the UK are most welcome to join in and substitute an item from their own local seasonal produce if necessary.

That’s all! Any deviations from the above are at the discretion of the host. Have fun!

“In The Bag” is a food even ran monthly by Real Epicurean, A Slice of Cherry Pie, and Cherry’s English Kitchen.


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