In the Britain, as is in many countries with 4 seasons, certain food is only available at certain times of the year. May is a very good time to entertain friends as it is well into spring and summer is starting to make itself felt as well. More so, the food in season in May is quite delectable.
One of the best favorites is asparagus. Of course, you can see this vegetable in the supermarket all year round. However, the flavor that you can get from asparagus grown in the UK is much better than those that are imported from other countries. The Great British Kitchen suggests the following for asparagus:
Use the best spears in a creamed chicken dish, Norfolk Turkey Breast with Asparagus, Somerset Brie and Asparagus Quiche or Asparagus Mimosa; the less perfect specimens are ideal for Asparagus Soup.
By the way, this vegetable is only in season for about 6 weeks, so make the most out of it!
In the mood for rhubarb pie? This is the best time to make it – lots of it! – as this plant (vegetable or fruit?) is very abundant in May. Technically, rhubarb is a vegetable but it is most often regarded and treated as fruit. In any case, you can make a lot of desserts using it as an ingredient. Just make sure that you do not eat the leaves as they contain a poisonous substance.