Last week was all about the tennis with Andy Murray reaching the men’s singles final at Wimbledon and Jonny Marray winning in the men’s doubles final. What a couple of great British stars we have there! I was almost tempted to dust off my racket and hit a few tennis balls around – almost! Instead I thought I’d search for some great food ideas – not as healthy but more my style!
So where better to start than with a Wimbledon cake? This stunning cake by Blissfully Scrumptious is filled with cream and topped with strawberries – perfect for any budding tennis champion, and even those who aren’t! Apparently, it’s a pretty healthy cake too as it contains no fat and flour (we’ll just ignore the cream in the middle because we all know that bit doesn’t count!)
Next up we have some serious snacking. I couldn’t resist this Prosciutto and Brie melt from Coffee, Cakes and Everything Inbetween. These are two of my favourite ingredients and it is so quick and easy to rustle up. Yummy!
I was very interested to read Dad’s Cooking Tonight’s review of Hello Fresh. With all the ingredients and recipes delivered to your door, all you have to do is transform them into a delicious dinner. Sounds ideal for those who are short of time or are looking for some supper inspiration.
Now for a couple of salads. Even though the sun may not be shining much at the moment, I still love a good salad at this time of year and this broad bean, mint and pomegranate one from The Grazer looks right up my street. It’s colourful and vibrant and I bet it tastes delicious.
Perfect with Indian food, this mango salad with tomato, cucumber, lime and chillies from The Curry Guy looks set to be a crowd pleaser. Dan also suggests it would be great to serve at a barbecue.
I’ve never been a huge fan of green tea but these little Green Tea Cakes from Cheap Eats and the Occasional Treats look really tempting. I love the colour of the cakes and the sesame seeds on top is a great addition.
I love the sound of this lemon and rosemary syrup from Wine & Olives – a fantastic flavour combination and one that would work well in so many dishes. I can imagine it tastes great drizzled on a cake but the idea of mixing it with vodka and soda water is a winner!
It may not have escaped your attention that many of our favourite food bloggers gathered together on Sunday for the finals of Nom Nom Nom 2012. Rosana from Hot & Chilli stood in at the last minute to help out and ended up on the winning team! Her blog post shows all the amazing dishes that the bloggers cooked for the final.
Lastly, we have a couple of examples of when dishes deviate from the original plan but still turn out for the good. The Nutty Cook started by making an apple purée for her son, but when it turned out too sour she transformed it into this lovely Milky – Jelly. What a great idea!
Heidi had planned supper and told her husband what to expect, but once she got cooking, her plan went out of the the window and she produced a Surprise Supper! He might have been expecting a creamy salmon and linguine dish but he ended up with bacon and tomato sauce on shells! Seems to have gone down well though.