You’ll be pleased to discover that this week’s Ten at Ten writer has a more balanced view of the world and doesn’t just go on about cake! I’m delighted to welcome Solange from Pebble Soup, who informs me she has had a great time visiting lots of UK food blogs and choosing her favourite posts this week.
When I found out that I was going to write the Best of the Foodie Blogs, I drew a list of topics. There is safety in a list, especially for someone as absent minded as I am. After-all I have been known to forget the main ingredients in dishes. So I was resolute, you were not going to get a chicken recipe without chicken.
Instead, Ten at Ten was going to be about the wonderful new season, the ingredients we all have longed for, strawberries, asparagus etc… But of course, following a familiar pattern in life…..nothing went according to plan. The weather was against my endeavour, there was a distinct lack of asparagus posts, even the asparagus festival had been cancelled.
There was a little more on the strawberry side. So let’s kick this Ten at Ten off with Turquoise Lemons’ Smoothie Berrie Cake. A word of advice, avoid looking at Kate’s blog around meals time, her photography work is so crisp, you might end up licking the screen.
Next on my list was ‘foraging’. At the start of the year, a national newspaper pointed out that 2012 will be the year of the foragers. If everybody does it, not many people do it as well as these two, an atmospheric blog by Karen Burns at Lavender and Lovage Old Fashion English Elderflower Cordial and Dom’s Nettle and Cotehill Blue Cheese Quiche in Belleau Kitchen.
At home, the month of May is associated with birthdays, sadly not mine but a great number of, and that requires piping-bags full of inspiration. What is more inspiring than this chocolate layer birthday cake created by Jo in What do you make of my blog, or maybe these quirky Shoe Cupcakes found in Baking Addict, aren’t they just wonderful?
Back to the list with ‘breakfast’, the most important meal of the day. Being French born doesn’t provide a croissants know-how. But I am going to give a go, after reading How to Make Croissants on Rich’s blog: Them Apples.
On the same topic, let me draw your attention to Kellie’s blog, Food to Glow and her Spicy Kale and Egg Breakfast because food blogging is often more than blogging about food.
A week is not a week without a new ingredient to read about. Foodelicious made my day with Ankurit Jowar Usal… a step by step recipe for sprouted sorghum in a curry.
If there was a distinct lack of strawberries and not many asparagus, carrots were in abundance. Starting with Carrot and Coriander Tarts in the invariably good-looking and quirky Botanical Baker.
And at Cook Sister! Jeanne did it again. She once said, “There are few people who can wear a Chanel top with a pair of jeans.” In the food-blogosphere, there are writers and there are photographers, rarer are bloggers who possess both skills. She is one of them. I wanted to round up my choices with her mesmerizing and unique voice in roasted carrot and coriander recipe.
Thanks to Solange for a great round up. If you would like to put together a Ten at Ten post then do get in touch.