Once the Olympics were over I was left wondering how on earth I would fill my days and what I’d watch on tv! Luckily, the next series of the Great British Bake Off started last night so it was crisis averted! It also means I get more time again for blog reading and trying out recipes – must start on my ‘to make’ list.

But before the Olympic spirit completely vanishes, I thought I’d share another Olympic cooking challenge blog post. This one is from cakeyboi and is a recipe for delicious, sticky baklava. It looks very yummy!

The sunny weather may be a little intermittent at the moment, but this lemon drizzle loaf cake from Almost Always Hungry is sure to brighten anyone’s day. The photos had me drooling onto the keyboard and wanting to get baking straight away!

There has been a real buzz on twitter and food blogs about the 5:2 diet following the Horizon programme Eat, Fast and Live Longer. I shall definitely be reading more about it. Dolly Bakes is one blogger who has decided to give it a go and has shared her weekly meal plan on her blog – take a look at what she’s eating on her fast days.

Next up, I stumbled upon a rather interesting image on One Hungry Gent. The first picture is an axe followed by a pig’s head – I think you can see where this one is going! Not a post for the faint-hearted but very interesting to read about making stock from a pig’s head.

Onto something a little less gruesome… We have a light and Summery looking pesto fusilli from The Greedy Fork. There are lots of ideas for using pesto and a background to its history in this post, followed by a recipe – perfect!

I’ve had a tin of chickpeas sitting in my kitchen cupboard for quite a while now but couldn’t decide what to make with them. Luckily, I discovered  this recipe for aubergine and chickpea stew over on Little Red Courgette. Looks like the chickpeas can venture out of the cupboard and be eaten now!

Over on The Grazer I have found a recipe that I must make immediately, in fact, I shall rush out to get the ingredients this morning! These courgette, chorizo and gruyere muffins combine some of my favourite ingredients and will make the perfect picnic food (if only the rain would go away now!).

Another great Summery supper idea is this zesty and fresh green vegetable risotto from The Grubworm. This looks like the perfect supper for this time of year and has a gorgeous green colour to it. Delicious!

They may be quite pricey, but I do love cherries. This cherry crumble cake from Hold the Anchovies Please is another one that I shall be adding to my ‘must bake’ list this week. A lovely, Summertime cake and ideal for a weekend pudding.

Lastly this week, I’ll leave you with some food for thought. Do you get endless emails from linkbuilders asking if you would like a guest post from them for your blog? Jemma from Jemma Eat World has explained in her post exactly why she doesn’t want to publish your guest post – a very good read, you should go read it now!

That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoy reading this selection of posts. What were your favourite blog posts this 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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