Simple and in Season May Round Up

So as you may remember I hosted the Simple and In Season blogging event for the lovely Ren Behan at Fabulicious Food last month.  There were so many amazing receipes shared and I’ve rounded them up below.

Before you read through them, you’ll need a big cup of tea/coffee! It’s a huuuuge long list with seasonal ingredients including strawberries, spring onions, rhubarb, feijoa and durian to name a few.

Right then! Are you ready?

Shaheen at Allotment2Kitchen started us off with her wonderful Rhubarb, Rose Petal and White Chocolate Flapjacks.  She says the addition of rosewater made sure these didn’t taste just like rhubarb crumble.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Next up another rhubarb entry from Caroline at All That I’m EatingRhubarb Sorbet with Shortbread …

Simple and In Season May Entries

as well as a savoury Raw Asparagus Salad which I loved!

Simple and In Season May Entries

More rhubarb from Chris at Cooking Around The World which this time included some apple for these pretty little Rhubarb and Apple Tarts. It was the first time he’d used rhubarb and I believe like me, he’s a now a convert.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Even more rhubarb from the very clever Sadia and Baking Elements (she’s a GP!).  Her sister’s name is ‘Rubab’ which is a musical instrument in Arabic.  She entered her Rhubarb Custard and Crumble Cake which is on my ‘must bake’ list along with the book she sought inspiration from – The Flavour Thesaurus.

Simple and In Season May Entries

We move away from rhubarb and the UK to an entry from Janet at The Taste Space in Canada of Turkish Red Pepper, Chickpea and Cilantro Soup called Norbut  Corbasi.  Cilantro is known as coriander which is a favourite herb of mine.

Simple and In Season May Entries

She also entered Lemon and Asparagus Quinoa.  If you haven’t had a go with quinoa yet, put it on your shopping list.  So easy to cook like couscous but much healthier as it’s a natural protein.

Simple and In Season May Entries

More asparagus from Simple and In Season’s creator Ren Behan at Fabulicious Food.  A simple British Asparagus, Mozzarella and Egg Salad.  Such a wonderfully colourful salad – perfect for a sunny summer’s day.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Basil and lemons next in Lemon, Lime and Basil Cookies from Ros at More Than The Occasional Baker. I love zingy biscuits so will certainly be trying these.

Simple and In Season May Entries

I love unusual ingredients and so this Eggless Durian Ice Cream from Resh at Daily Cuppa was intriguing.  Durian isn’t the prettiest or nicest smelling of fruits but it does taste wonderful.

Simple and In Season May Entries

More ice cream from The Garden Deli. Rhubarb and Ginger Ice Cream this time. Yummm!

Simple and In Season May Entries

Rhubarb was paired with rosemary by Blissfully Scrumptious in these pretty Rhubarb and Rosemary Cupcakes and she also has a recipe for Rhubarb and Rosemary Jelly on the same page.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Next up, Angela from Garden, Tea, Cakes and Me entered Rhubarb and Chocolate Puddings.  I think chocolate works so well with rhubarb and can imagine this on a chilly evening with some piping hot custard!

Simple and In Season May Entries

Back to something savoury from Janet at The Taste Space with a colourful and very healthy looking Bulgur Pilaf Salad with Pomegranate, Dried Apricots, Pistachios and Swiss Chard.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Rhubarb again! Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog with Nonnettes which are Rhubarb and Rose Honey Cakes.  I rather like the sound of the rhubarb, cardamom and rosewater compote that was used to make these.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Karen from Lavender and Lovage brought us her Elizabethan English Herb Flower Salad. I can see this being a staple over the summer for me.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Moving on to beetroot now with Blue Kitchen BakesBeetroot and Cumin Scones.  This pairing is wonderful.  I first had it in a dip at Duck Soup Soho and we’ve been using it at home ever since so I can’t wait to try these vibrant looking scones!

Simple and In Season May Entries

More scones from Credit Munched.  She calls them Strawberry ‘Pancake’ Scones as they didn’t quite turn out as she’d hoped but tasted great.

Simple and In Season May Entries

I’ll offer a tip here if I may tip (passed on from Paul Hollywood during Great British Bake Off filming). Don’t overwork the dough so feather light touch when combining the dough. Not wiggling the cutter – one slam and it’s done and then letting them stand in the fridge for an hour before baking.

Another strawberry entry next from Karen at Lavender and Lovage again.  Lavender and Strawberry Fruit Cup.  I hope she’ll also be entering that into my Summertime Sipping Challenge this month.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Fiona at London Attached entered her Lemon Sole with Herb Butter.  This looks like a melt-in-your-mouth kinda supper.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Equally simple is the Pan Fried Cod with Salsa Verde and Chargrilled Asparagus from the wonderfully talented Charlotte at Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Next, Laura from How To Cook Good Food used spring onions from her own garden for these simple Spring Onion Pancakes. She paired them with sweet chilli dipping sauce – a perfect combo.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Clare from The Vegetarian Experience used spring onions too in her Tabouleh.  It derives from the Arabic word ‘tabli’ which means ‘seasoning’.

Simple and In Season May Entries

I’m loving this next entry from Mummy I Can CookStinging Nettle Saag. Genius!  Thank you Shuhan for a creative interpretation of a classic Indian dish.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Another lovely seasonal drink recipe now. This time from Cindy at Food For Thoughts.  She calls it Girly Fizz - strawberries and rhubarb mixed with lemonade.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Moving on with this epic round up to a fruit I’d never heard off from Sharky Oven Gloves.  Feijoa which is a Brazilian fruit which grows well in New Zealand. Mel has paired it with nuts for these Feijoa and Hazelnut Muffins.  If I can get hold of some I will certainly be trying these.

Simple and In Season May Entries

I think this Strawberry and White Chocolate Cake from Vanilla Frost Cakes is such a stunner.  It’s from The Great British Bake Off Cookbook so thank you Lucy for that tie in too!

Simple and In Season May Entries

Back to savoury next with Watercress and Garlic Butter Stuffed Mushrooms from Mint Custard.  Becky uses her BBQ for these which I think is a brilliant way of cooking.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Now then, the next entry is rather cheeky but then again so is Dom from Belleau Kitchen.  I’d say it’s a very creative interpretation of seasonal but as it’s so clever I’ve let him off! Jubilee Celebration Cake.

Simple and In Season May Entries

Compost Heap Soup next from Debby at Cooking Up A Storm In A Teacup.  It uses spinach, asparagus, spring onions and broccoli.  A great way of using stalks up!

Simple and In Season May Entries

My lovely friend Monica at Smarterfitter entered her version of Kadhee with Pak Choi.  I love her interpretation of our Gujerati staple adding pak choi and carrots for extra goodness.

Simple and In Season May Entries

and last but not least, an entry from me. My Roasted Rhubarb, Watercress and Feta Cheese Salad which has been such a lovely lunch many a time over these last few weeks with some crusty Sourdough.

Copyright Urvashi Roe_Roasted Rhubarb, Watercress and Feta Salad

What a brilliant collection of recipes!

I’m so inspired to have found new things to try and also new bloggers to follow.  Thank you Ren for letting me host your Simple and In Season! 

If you’d like to enter June’s Simple and In Season, it’s being hosted by Laura at How to Cook Good Food.

I’m also hosting my very own blog hop called Summertime Sipping – just link up your favourite summertime tipple.

29 responses to “Simple and in Season May Round Up

  1. Thank you Urvashi, what a wonderful collection of recipes – there are so many I want to try!

    Charlotte x

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  2. What a brilliant round-up

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  3. Wow! Some fabulous creations here. Lots of inspiration and new recipes to try. Thanks Urvashi.

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  4. What a lovely round-up, Urvashi. I always like to see what others are cooking with seasonal ingredients.

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  5. I am rather cheeky!

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  6. Definitely needed a big cup of tea :) not a good idea to read this in the middle of the night- its making me hungry! Fab round up – lots of lovely seasonal recipes.

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  7. A great round up of lovely entries – lots of different ideas and quite a few I want to try!

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  8. I am so impressed by the variety and clever use of seasonal ingredients in your round up Urvashi. What a wonderful collection of recipes that are a treat to read about. I hope that June is as good as May and look forward to reading about them soon!

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  9. So many gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous, entries! What a delight it must have been for you to have first dibs on them. Great round-up and what a lovely salad recipe from you too.

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  10. Thanks for the scones tip. I will have another go and see if I can get something a little better next time!

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  11. Thank you so so much for hosting Urvashi. Its been a total pleasure being part of your lovely blog. I am off to check out some of the wonderful submissions here. Once again, Thank you.

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  12. As usual I want to try most of the things I’ve seen and am in a quandary as to which to take a closer look at first. Thanks for this lovely round-up.

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  13. A FABULOUS seasonal round up and some amazing recipes too! Karen

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  14. So many new recipes and blogs to discover, I don’t know where to start. What a fabulous round up:)

    Angela – Garden Tea Cakes and Me

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  15. What a round of up some very interesting reciepes and ideas – looking forward to the sipping challenge.

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  16. My comment on this post got swallowed up! This was such a lovely round up Urvashi thank you so much for hosting and to EVERYONE who entered this month. xxx

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