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It may be snowing outside but this week there are lots of lovely salad recipes on UK food blogs! It just goes to show that the humble salad can be adapted for any season – a salad is not just for Summer!

Firstly I came across this Middle Eastern chicken salad with hummus dressing from Bangers & Mash. I love the combination of flavours and textures in this recipe and the photos are gorgeous too!

This warm new potato salad with bacon and blue cheese from Half a pot of cream is right up my street. I’d happily eat this salad any time of the year – and plenty of it! Those little warm roasted salad potatoes look seriously scrummy.

This next salad from Phoebe’s Tastings and Travels is not only super healthy, but Phoebe tells us it makes a very satisfying meal. Sounds perfect for this chilly weather.

I love reading about traditional recipes from different parts of the UK and how they become adapted through generations and in different regions. In his blog post and recipe for Stovies, Graeme from A Scots Larder tells us a bit about the history of this traditional Scottish dish.

Shop bought hot dog buns can be a bit meh really. They are often small and disintegrate when you cut them. So, how about making your own? I’m sure if you follow this recipe for Hot Dawg Buns from goodshoeday you’ll end up with something much more satisfying.

At the start of this year I decided to get everything out of my kitchen cupboards and have a good sort out. And it seems I am not the only one who has been doing this. Over on Domestic Disgrace there has been a spot of kitchen decluttering too – just look at those neat cupboards.

Speaking of tidy cupboards, what are your store cupboard staples? Jules from Butcher, Baker has shared some of hers this week and I have to say, many of them are remarkably similar to my staples. Great minds and all that…

Mussels, garlic and chorizo – this sounds like a winning combination to me! Head on over to The Silver Chicken to read the mouthwatering recipe. Then make some and bring it to me. Ok?

And finally, as I often do, I am finishing with something sweet. There are some yummy-looking carrot cake cupcakes from That Girl’s Got An Appetite and some wonderful Coffee Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies from Almond and Honey. Enjoy!

That’s all for this week. See you again, 10am next Wednesday for more of our favourite foodie blog posts.

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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2 Comments

  1. Posted 24 January 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for featuring my Middle Eastern chicken salad in the Ten at Ten! And I love the look of all these other dishes – the stovies in particular rather take my fance…

  2. Posted 27 January 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the mention of my tasty carrot cake cupcakes – they were as delicious as they looked. Not bad for a first time!

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