Best of the Foodie Blogs: Ten at Ten (30)


So, who’s been enjoying the Olympics? We’ve definitely got Olympic fever in our house and have gone from hardly watching any sport to watching every sport! We also had a delicious feast during the opening ceremony with lots of foods from different countries. And it seems many of you have been joining in with some brilliant Olympic themed blog posts.

Where better to start than with some brightly coloured doughnuts? Just look at these beauties on The Quince Tree. Let the games begin!

We love a good challenge so we were very excited to discover that Lil Ms Squirrel is taking part in an Olympic themed one. Several bloggers have been allocated different countries and their challenge is to cook one recipe a day from each one. What fun! Check out her recipe for Belgium.

Is food shopping the highlight of your week? Faith from Sneaky Lemon says she loves food shopping and discovered a jar of Red Pepper, Apricot & Honey Tagine Paste when she was in M&S this week. Have a look at the delicious Honey and Lamb Tagine that she made using the paste.

I have to admit I chuckled to myself when reading this next post, because I do get rather excited when I have a weekend to myself and plan exactly what yummy foods I am going to eat! Sian, from Fishfingers for tea, has a family-free weekend coming up and wants to know what foods you love to eat when you’re eating alone. Surely chocolate has to figure somewhere…

The super hot weather may have gone away for now, but it’s still the school holidays and the children are still requesting ice cream! I love the idea of this Lying and Cheating Ice Cream from The View From The Table. It’s such a simple recipe, involving just a few ingredients and I know my children would love it.

Who loves receiving food parcels in the post? *Raises hand and jumps up and down*. Well, then you should join in with the Foodie Penpals, which is run in the UK and Europe by This is Rock Salt. Take a look at the yummy goodies that Amanda from A Nose for Food received in her first Foodie Penpal parcel this month.

Time for some cake and this week I spotted two that I definitely want to try baking. Firstly, there is this cinnamon and raisin bundt cake from Cake, Crumbs and Cooking. Cinnamon is hugely popular in our house and I just love the shape of a bundt cake. Secondly, there is a gorgeous orange, almond and yoghurt loaf from A Baked Thesis. It has almonds in it, need I say more?

Now for one of my all time favourites – Lemon Meringue Pie. This is the ultimate Summery pudding in my book and this one from Pepper in the Kitchen looks absolutely wonderful. I love the way the meringue has been piped onto the top of the pie – so pretty!

Finally, let’s finish off with a good old Summer ingredient – raspberries. We love going to the local ‘Pick your Own’ but sometimes you can get carried away and end up with a lot of fruit! And what better to do than make some jam? This raspberry jam from Good Food, Great Fun and Gluten Free looks very simple to make and I bet it tastes scrummy.

That’s all for this week’s Ten at Ten. See you, same time, same place, next week.

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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