September, 2022 Edition

March, 2023

Welcome to the March edition of bare ingredients

March is a month when interesting things happen. If you are in the southern hemisphere, you start to see the first of the autumn weather, along with the beginnings of the season's fruits. It signals to us that colder weather will soon be with us and that the harvest foods will soon bring plenty of opportunities for some fabulousy warming dishes. If, on the other hand, you are from the northern half, then you have the first taste of spring and all the promise of warmer days ahead.

Regardless of where you hail from, we have got you some great recipes to try, and also we have St Patrick's Day and Mothering Sunday to allow you to celebrate in style with friends and family.

St Patrick's Day

It's that time of year again when the streets turn green, leprechauns roam free, and everyone suddenly becomes an Irish desendent and an expert in Irish culture. Yes, it's St. Patrick's Day! The day when we celebrate all things Irish, including the delicious dishes Irish Stew and Beef and Guinness Pie.

If you haven't tried Irish stew before, then you're in for a treat. It's like a warm hug from your favourite Irish grandma, except in a bowl. It's a hearty mix of lamb, vegetables, and spices that'll make your taste buds dance a jig. If you have suffered from overexposure to Irish Stew, then the Beef and Guinness Pie will be a perfect way to enjoy the day.

So put on your greenest outfit, grab a pint of Guinness, and get ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style. And don't forget to save some room for a bowl of piping hot Irish Stew or a slice of Beef and Guinness Pie - after all, you'll need your strength for all the shenanigans that lie ahead!

St Patrick's Day Suggestions

Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday, also known as Mother's Day, which is on the 19th of March this year, is a tradition that originated in the UK and is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent. It has its roots in the Christian church, where it was a day for people to visit their "mother" church, or the main church in their area. Over time, it became a day for children who were working as servants or apprentices to return home to their families and visit their mothers. They would often bring gifts, such as flowers or a Simnel cake, and spend the day with their families.

Today, Mothering Sunday is celebrated in many countries around the world and has become a day to spend time with the important person. To help, Sarah has a recipe idea that will thank Mum for being the best person in the world

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 March'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.