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.
Next up another rhubarb entry from Caroline at All That I’m Eating – Rhubarb Sorbet with Shortbread …
as well as a savoury Raw Asparagus Salad which I loved!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More ice cream from The Garden Deli. Rhubarb and Ginger Ice Cream this time. Yummm!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Moving on to beetroot now with Blue Kitchen Bakes‘ Beetroot 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!
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.
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.
Fiona at London Attached entered her Lemon Sole with Herb Butter. This looks like a melt-in-your-mouth kinda supper.
Equally simple is the Pan Fried Cod with Salsa Verde and Chargrilled Asparagus from the wonderfully talented Charlotte at Charlotte’s Kitchen Diary.
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.
Clare from The Vegetarian Experience used spring onions too in her Tabouleh. It derives from the Arabic word ‘tabli’ which means ‘seasoning’.
I’m loving this next entry from Mummy I Can Cook – Stinging Nettle Saag. Genius! Thank you Shuhan for a creative interpretation of a classic Indian dish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.