10 fruity recipes to make in march

mango and passionfruit yoghurt brûlée recipe

My soul does a little happy dance as the last official day of summer arrives and we move into March and early autumn. Its my favourite time of year hands down. I prefer April as it gets even cooler and the light softens as the days get shorter. I start dreaming about more robust dishes but still like to take full advantage of the last bit of decent fruit in season, like plums, mangos, passion fruit and pomegranates. I’ve been blogging for so many years now and thought it a good idea to bring some of my favourite recipes back into the limelight each month. I tasted them so I know they are the best of the bunch. I’m constantly reminded how our lives work in cycles and for me eating with the seasons is the strongest affiliation I have to this. 

Here are 10 of my favourite recipes to eat in March (if you live in the Southern hemisphere that is):

Plums are in full season and this is not only my favourite recipe using them, it’s also one of the easiest and best tarts you could ever bake

The famous plum torte 

perfect plum torte

If you want another easy plum recipe try this plum & frangipane galette.

easy plum & frangipane galette

Passion fruit are in abundance so you want to be making:

My easy passion fruit curd

Passion fruit cordial

passion fruit cordial

One of my all-time faverout ice creams – passion fruit sorbet

Now for mangos – smack in the middle of season now, and this is good for dessert of breakfast / brunch pudding:

Mango, passionfruit and yoghurt brûlée

mango and passionfruit yoghurt brûlée

Pomegranates are starting to appear and I love these scones (so much). It seems like I like them a lot in general becasue I have a LOT of recipes on this blog. 

pomegranate scones and this pomegranate mojito

pomegranate mojito

Pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup

pink swirl meringues with pomegranate syrup

Pomegranate lemonade

pomegranate lemonade



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  1. I made your passionfruit ice cream with passionfruit curd on the weekend, yummo

  2. Awesome and I glad you liked the recipe. Sam

  3. Thank you for blogging. I know it must seem a thankless job sometimes, but for us world weary souls it is something to look forward to at the end of a busy day. Your beautiful photography and fresh take on food transport us to a nicer place!

  4. I so agree with Anna. Sam – I love your blog. Having just returned from 6 weeks touring in South Africa I’m missing it already – especially the seasonal produce. Now back in the UK at least I have the Spring daffodils to enjoy. Please keep up the great work and the super recipes + photos.

  5. Hi Anna – what a nice thing to say and just at a time where Im feeling a little weary of it all (its been 8 years). Its so nice to know that people read my blog and enjoy the recipes. Sam x

  6. Thanks Joy for the kind words – was feeling a little like giving up blogging lately (although I do love it). I remember how the daffodils signal the first moment sof Spring and now you have a lovely long summer to look forward to. Thanks for vising DrizzleandDip
    Sam x

  7. Jane Campbell says:

    Thanks for the pomegranate recipes Sam. I have a young pomegranate tree and I am collecting recipes so I am ready when I have good crops of fruit!!!

  8. Dear Sam, your blog has become my go-to foodie site, I am so enjoying it and loving the South African-ness with the international flair! I have been living abroad for many years but it was just so great to discover your site (good ol’ Pinterest), and I’m hooked. Attempting to work my way through your recipes as much as I can on my trusty wood stove and limited ingredients in the bundus. Definitely gaining a few kilo’s, ha. Thanks so much for your hard work, keep going! x

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