Spring has Sprung!

The good old Great British weather has had us on our toes for months but, with the passing of Easter brings sunny days and long walks through the countryside. And of course, there are the many romantic Spring Weddings on the horizon! We’ve been busy meeting many couples for tasting sessions and discussions on how to create the perfect menu for each couple that we work with.

There are many foods which are in season at this time of year and are also at the height of tastiness. We love to use fresh local produce to combine the finest food with the highest quality service.

beef fillet and shin pie

A selection of these foods are as follows:

Spring lamb
Spring Greens
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
New Potatoes

We have several scrumptious solutions for you to make the most of this wonderful food at it’s peak. Why not take advantage of this food when it tastes best? We love working with the freshest ingredients and creating amazing flavours. What would you make from this group of foods? This time of year is great for creating mouth watering roast dinners. With both beef and lamb at their best, it’s a great excuse to invite the friends and family over for a meaty feast.

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Here are more seasonal feasts from BBC Good Food:

Crab and salmon fishcakes with homemade tartare sauce.

Roast loin of lamb, peas, lettuce and bacon.

Seafood pasta with garlic bread.

For more recipes from us here at Vanilla In Allseasons click here and for a more in depth look at our menus then please click here.

Have a Happy Easter with Easter Breads!

We’ve discussed Easter all week across our social media, this is because Easter is an important date in the food calendar. it’s a fantastic time of year for cooking, baking and eating! So whether you are having all of the family round or a small celebration with friends, be sure to put the effort in to create a fabulous feast.


Image via The Kitchn.

There are many different ways in which you can prep food, vegetables & meat which will have great effect on the flavour. We think it is a good idea to stock up your spice rack, so that when it comes to cooking you always have a selection of herbs and additional spices to make your meals as interesting as possible. This week however, we have found a selection of delightful Easter breads from around the world for you to cook and really put your baking skills to the test.


Image via The Kitchn.

You could choose to bake the British Classic of hot cross buns to keep within the Easter theme or go for something a little more adventurous like this tasty Russian Kulich.

Find the original article from The Kitchn here. With all of the full recipes and instructions on how to create your Easter breads throughout the piece.

Happy Easter!

Easter Event Ideas – Table Styling

Easter is just around the corner and with it comes a fantastic occasion for a get together.

Whether you are having a small family gathering, a dinner party with friends or a large scale event, Easter is a brilliant excuse to get creative with your table styling and decoration.

Easter Party food Ideas - Chocolate cake

Easter Party Ideas - Peach Macaroons

Easter Party Styling Ideas - pastel painted eggs

A soft pastel palette looks chic and pretty but you are not restricted to muted shades, you could choose bright spring colours for a more vibrant look.

Easter party ideas - colourful table

Easter table styling ideas - blue eggs

Easter Table Styling Ideas - Bunny Rabbit Egg Cup

Easter Table styling Ideas - pastel place setting

Sweet and delicate cakes and treats, spring colours, painted eggs and chocolate bunny rabbits – Easter has an abundance of decorative items to choose from. Add fresh flowers or blossom sprigs and dress the table for the occasion!

We think this would make wonderful decor for a wedding too, let us know if you have a special event happening over the Easter period, we’d love to see your pictures!

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