I can’t believe that I have been able to sit down, guilt-free, this week and read dozens of fabulous UK food blogs! I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it, and this week it is me.

Every Wednesday we are going to bring you ten of our favourite blog posts of the week from Foodies100 food bloggers. From mouth-watering recipes to kitchen disasters, from eating out to family meals at home, we want to celebrate it all. So make yourself a coffee, grab a slice of cake and enjoy our top picks from the food blogging community this week.

First up we have a post from Kate at What Kate Baked, which is very close to my heart. She asks how do you know if you are addicted to baking? Judging by the number of things I can tick off her extensive list, I can confirm that I am most definitely addicted to baking!

Next up Lauren from Around the World in Eighty Bakes amazed me with her baklava making skills. Not only did she produce some delicious-looking (and I’m sure delicious-tasting) baklava but she made the filo pastry from scratch. That deserves some serious kudos!

Over on Food Urchin, Dan has been busy cooking a meal for his sister and her new boyfriend. Keen to gain the upper hand, things didn’t go quite to plan…

Every week At Home With Mrs M brings us Meal Planning Monday. Pop across to see what is on the menu this week – always good for some meal time inspiration.

Speaking of Mondays, I have to admit I have never heard of Plough Monday before so I was interested to read all about it on Lavendar and Lovage. Karen is a font of knowledge when it comes to traditional feasts and festivals.

After indulging myself over Christmas with piles of mince pies and far too much Christmas pudding, I thought I might steer clear of desserts for a while. That was until I spotted this recipe for Confit Clementines and Lemon Posset over on Kavey Eats. It is definitely going on my ‘must try soon’ list.

One of my new year resolutions, along with the usual get fit/lose weight promises, is to try new recipes at least once a week. One of the first ones I am going to try is this Lamb Tagine from Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen.

What do you do when you feel uninspired and lose your cooking spark? Well, you take a leaf out of Dom from Belleau Kitchen’s book and look for the small pleasures – a wonderful breakfast of bacon and eggs never fails to please.

At this time of year it seems everyone is keeping a close eye on their budgets, but as Suzy from Sudden Lunch points out, you can live well for less. She suggests the key is to get creative with the leftovers.

If I’m not eating food, then I love looking at photos of food! A new year sees a new start to the photo challenge where bloggers take a photo every day – 366 as it is a leap year. This photo of giant chocolate buttons over on The Girl Behind had me drooling on my keyboard! I’m looking forward to many more fab foodie photos this year.

So, that’s all for this week. If you spot a post next week that you really enjoy then do drop us a line to let us know, or perhaps you’d like to write a round up for us one week?

Written by Foodies100

Sally is the publisher of Foodies100, the UK’s largest directory of brilliant UK food and drink blogs and bloggers. Every day of the week, we promote the UK’s best and most exciting blogs about food and drink.



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9 Comments

  1. Lauren
    Posted 11 January 2012 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the mention! The baklava was indeed very tasty. so tasty iy was all gone within the day! I look forward to reading through your recommended blogs too. Love the idea of giant chocolate buttons! I just purchased a new chocolate mould… perhaps I will start with this :)

  2. Posted 11 January 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the call out, I have had a lot of interest in that post, as it’s a good way of using up leftover clementines if too bought more than you could possibly eat. Both recipes have just three ingredients each (plus optional gin in one!) so they’re very simple.

    Am enjoying reading some of the other call outs, though I already follow many.

    Lovely round up! I would say that, wouldn’t I? ;)

  3. Posted 11 January 2012 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the mention for Plough Monday, and what a great way to discover new blogs too!
    A great first round up and I am looking forward to participating in Foodies100.
    Karen

  4. Posted 11 January 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    A fab post! Loving all the blogs mentioned and I’m totally with you on those giant chocolate buttons!

  5. Posted 11 January 2012 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the mention – there are some great posts here, and it’s lovely to be in such good company.

    (The chocolate buttons are all eaten, by the way – they were gorgeous!).

  6. Posted 11 January 2012 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic round up of some firm favourites and some posts I’d missed, thanks.

  7. Posted 12 January 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Great round up – my absolute favourite post was Are you addicted to Baking? And yes, I most definitely am! :-)

  8. Posted 12 January 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    A great idea for a post, and I love the confit clementines!

  9. foodies100
    Posted 14 January 2012 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all your comments – I’m so pleased you all enjoyed the post as much as I enjoyed reading all your blogs.

    Amy

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