This week’s Ten at Ten is brought to you by Charlotte, who has scoured the UK food blogs to bring you her ten favourite posts from the past week…
It is a very great pleasure for me to put together ten blog posts which have caught my attention this week. Reading other people’s blogs is always a delight. I’m always curious to catch snapshots into other people’s kitchens; what people are doing, what they are cooking, and thinking around food, and most of all, where are they eating. I find it very exciting to stumble across a new blog I haven’t seen before, and there are some blogs which I keep turning to again and again.
First up, is a blog I just cannot get enough of: it is Chocolate Log Blog. A veritable treasure trove of recipes using, you guessed it, chocolate, which invariably features something I want to make and eat. I love Choclette’s ideas – she frequently offers interesting twists on recipes I would not necessarily think of (namely this weeks’ chocolate, hazelnut and sherry cake) and with a well-stocked archive of recipes, it’s a blog I always enjoy reading.
Continuing with the most-visited theme, it’s Utterly Scrummy. Michelle’s blog is very practical, genuine and endearing, and is a wonderful resource for delicious and economical baking, both sweet and savoury, as well as family meals. Check out her meal plan and recipes for this week.
Next, is something newer. Very new in fact, well, to this address. It’s Lavender and Lovage. Karen’s blog has recently moved in address and I have subscribed to her gorgeous new-look blog. I commend her voracious blogging – my inbox is rapidly filling up with must-try recipes, which include lemon curd and crumpets in the last couple of days alone. I should also add that one always comes away with some interesting facts – Karen keenly shares her extensive knowledge on food history.
Over on Hollow Legs, Lizzie has been cooking up a delicious sounding Curry Mee. Her lovely photos and recipes from around the world always make me want to rush to the kitchen and try out a new dish.
In terms or learning something new, I’ve picked up loads of tips this week from Butcher, Baker. Jules really does know her stuff, and this week, her fruit buns introduced me to the idea of baking something sweet using cottage cheese. Who’d have thought it?!
I’m always looking for gluten free ideas and a blog that has caught my attention this week is Good Food, Great Fun & Gluten Free. Louise and her son James embark on many fun projects in the kitchen (this week it’s homemade yoghurt and crème fraîche) and manage to adapt many recipes to freefrom fantastically well.
Love is in the air… a very recent discovery is A Trifle Rushed, which this week offers some crafty food related ideas for Valentine’s day. Jude’s blog features many gorgeous do-able recipes – do take a look.
Now, not only is love in the air, it is cold. And what do most cooks like doing when it’s cold outside? Make preserves of course! Dom over at Belleau Kitchen has shared his coveted hot tomato jam recipe. Perfect for keeping warm on a cold winter’s day!
And if you’re feeling kind hearted this week, hop over to Goddess on a Budget, Vanessa Kimbell’s blog, where she is challenging us bloggers to another random act of kindness – to make soup for vulnerable neighbours in this cold weather.
And finally, Ruth at The Pink Whisk. I’m sure most of you have visited her blog, but the week she has announced she’s off to Rwanda on a Save the Children campaign – a very worthy cause – well worth checking out.
That’s all for this week. Enjoy discovering some new blogs and if you’d like to share your favourite blog posts one week, do get in touch.