I can’t believe it’s September already! The children are back at school and the summer will soon be over. But, the sunshine hasn’t abandoned us just yet so if you have any lovely, summery recipes then do come and share them with us as we hang onto that last bit of summer.
It’s the first week of the month, which sees a whole new round of blogging events across the UK food blogging community. These events can be a great way to spark your imagination or provide some inspiration if you’ve lost your blogging mojo. One that caught my eye this week is the One Ingredient challenge from how to cook good food. The ingredient for September is figs, so get your thinking caps on and join in!
As the nights start drawing in, there’s nothing better than adding a little comfort food to the menu. I love the look of this amazing chilli from Gingey Bites. It’s her mum’s recipe and she reckons it’s the best chilli recipe out there. Can’t wait to try this as chilli is one of our favourites.
Another fabulous sounding supper dish is this Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Dates and Honey from A Glug of Oil. The photo of this dish had me drooling and I bet it tastes every bit as good as it looks.
This post from Big Fat Pig made me giggle. Here she shares her foodie confessions – I’m sure there are a few there we can all relate to and no doubt we all have a few more of our own. Go on, share yours, I dare you…
Next up we have a review of a restaurant with an amazing view – and the food looks pretty good too. Over on Hollow Legs, Lizzie gives us a fantastic review of Duck & Waffle – I want to go here very soon!
Ever tried de-veining a prawn? It can be a fiddly job and isn’t really much fun. But never fear, Helen from Food Stories has discovered a handy little method using a toothpick that makes the task much easier. I’ve not tried it yet myself, but Helen reckons works really well. Good tip!
Hands up, who’s been watching The Great British Bake Off? I do rather enjoy watching this with some baked goodies of my own, giggling at the mishaps and marvelling at the impressive showstoppers. Sophie from Totally Caked Out, who actually applied to be on the show last year, has written a review of the book that accompanies this series and baked some delicious-looking cookies from it.
Sticking with baking, I love the look of these jammy almond melts from laura loves cakes. I think they’d be perfect for lunchboxes and my children would be delighted to find such a treat waiting for them.
I love to find recipes that contain ‘unusual’ ingredients and often add vegetables to my cakes. This Vanilla Courgette Birthday Cake from new blogger Clairee Bakes looks very yummy and it sounds like it went down well at her Clandestine Cake Club meeting.
Do you write product reviews on your blog? What happens when you get one you don’t like? Check out this post on Comfort Bites about why there shouldn’t be awkwardness over ‘bad’ reviews. What do you think?
That’s all for this week. What were your favourite posts from the past week?