Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (26)


How can it be July already? The months seem to be racing by and although the weather may have missed the memo that it is Summer, the UK food bloggers haven’t and blogs are bursting with gorgeous seasonal recipes. This week, everywhere I turned, I spotted recipes that I can’t wait to try out and could have complied a list of hundreds! But I have managed to narrow it down to just ten for this week’s round up. Enjoy…

First up we have something that I always mean to make but never quite get round to – Pesto. Lou from A Garden Kitchen & Beyond has been using the basil from her garden to make this delicious-looking pesto. It looks so simple to make yet I bet it tastes so much better than shop bought.

Two of my all time favourite ingredients are rhubarb and ginger and they go so well together. So I really will have try try out this rhubarb and ginger zinger drink from Farmersgirl Kitchen. The perfect Summer cocktail and very pretty too!

Do you prefer cooking or baking? Nicki from Cardiff Bites says that generally she tends to avoid baking, but recently she attended a baking class at the One Mile Bakery. The bread she made looks wonderful and there are also some top tips for successful bread making.

If you’re looking for a cheap but fabulous meal, then look no further than these grilled spiced sardines with fennel and grapefruit salad from Nutmegs, seven. As Elly points out in her post, they are delicious, nutritious and ethical. This will definitely be making an appearance on our supper table very soon.

Now for something a little more indulgent but perfect for this unpredictable weather – chicken in a creamy bacon and mushroom sauce from Searching for Spice. I always end up with half a pot of cream left after making a dish and this is a great recipe for using it up.

If there’s one thing I love as much as dining out, it’s reading about where other people have been eating and planning which places I must visit. I really enjoyed reading about The Cube restaurant popup over on Tummyrumble. The food looks wonderful and the photo of the bubbly chocolate had me drooling on the keyboard

I’m afraid I’m back with the rhubarb now – I know, but I just LOVE rhubarb! So here’s is a lovely, refreshing recipe for rhubarb, strawberry and anise sorbet from Supper and Scribbles. Perhaps if we all start making Summery recipes like this one then the sunshine will return?

Cheese! I think I mentioned last week that I love cheese! So, I was delighted to stumble across another blog post all about cheese on Alphabet Soup. There are several cheeses that I hadn’t even heard of in this round up and a great recipe for rye bread. Yummy!

Another of my favourite ingredients are broad beans – it seems that this week the UK food blogging community was full of recipes involving my favourite ingredients! These broad bean and mint bruschetta from How to be a Gourmand are right up my street. It might be a fiddly dish to prepare but well worth the effort.

Finally, we’ll finish up with a scrumptious chocolate chunk peanut butter cake for dessert. I love that Caroline from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking has included an artist’s impression of her cake because she forgot to take a photo. Glad to see I’m not the only one who does this!

That’s all for this week. If you fancy sharing your favourite blog posts one week then do get in touch.

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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