The growing season is well and truly underway. You can see the first of the prolific crops of summer vegetables and fruits now entering Farm Shops, Farmer’s Markets and some supermarkets which support local growers. What can you expect to find in season this month? Baby Spinach leaves, Irish cauliflowers and spring cabbage, oriental homegrown pak choi, tomatoes, cucmbers, lettuces and salad leaves, and vibrantly piquant scallions top the vegetable charts. Soft leaved herbs like mint and basil are growing in greenhouses, ready to flavour all sorts of dishes. In fruit terms, look for rhubarb and the first of the summer strawberries. Lots to play with in the kitchen! As summer moves on, expect this list to grow and grow! We will have some seasonal recipes to share with you as we get them.