With so many bank holidays this week, I nearly lost track of time! But, here we are for another Wednesday round up from the UK food blogging community. It seems we have had a very cake heavy few weeks, with lots of Jubilee baking and sweet treats, so this week I’ve gone for a more savoury-based selection.
First up, I found a lovely blog post all about watercress – an ingredient that is grown in abundance in my local area. There are some great tips in this blog post from A Letter from Pimlico about how best to store, prepare and cook watercress as well as some history.
I really enjoyed reading all about Hannah’s foraging and cooking adventure down in Bristol, as she reviewed a new cookery school that is being opened by Samsung. Along with some fellow bloggers, she went foraging in some nearby woods, learnt lots of great tips and got to eat a lovely meal too.
If you’re looking for a simple but delicious idea for dinner then perhaps this recipe for chicken with mushrooms and sage from My Little Italian Kitchen will fit the bill? It’s definitely something I’ll be adding to my meal plan next week.
I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of ketchup – I don’t dislike it, I just don’t love it as much as some people seem to. But I certainly do like the idea of making my own so I can tweak the flavour to suit my tastes, so I was interested to discover this recipe from The Greedy Fork for homemade tomato ketchup. I think I would like this much more than the shop bought stuff!
There are burger photos galore in this next blog post and they left me craving a fast food fix! Hungry Hoss has written about a recent trip to Meat Market in London – I am intrigued by the strange-sounding ‘Dead Hippie Sauce’!
I have admitted before, and will again, that I am a bit of a dunce when it comes to drinks. I am ashamed to say that I am usually the one looking at the price labels of the wine on the supermarket shelves, trying to find a bargain! But I do love to read blog posts from those who know their stuff, and one such blogger is Pete from Pete Drinks – check out his recent blog post about Brewdog Paradox Jura.
Sticking with the drinks theme, anyone for some wine? This ‘wine of the week’ guest post by Beccy on Come Dine With Rach is all about Chardonnay. Are you a Chardonnay lover or hater? Beccy tries to tempt those who aren’t Chardonnay fans over to the dark side!
I’ve not tried wet garlic before but, according to All That I’m Eating, it’s pretty strong stuff when raw! This recipe for wet garlic, bacon and broccoli pappardelle looks really delicious and perfect for a quick and easy supper.
Vanilla bacon? I have to confess I did pull a bit of a face when I first read this blog post by Jo on Comfort Bites, but she assures us that it is actually very tasty. Hold back with the ketchup though, Jo says it is best enjoyed by itself. I think I might have to give it a go…
Last but not least, let’s wish a Happy Belated Birthday to Katy from The Feel-good Foodbook. She returned to her roots to celebrate with a birthday meal out at the The Wild Garlic in Dorset, and the food she had certainly looks delicious.
That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoy this selection of foodie blog posts, and if you’d like to compile your own one week, then do get in touch.