The entries for Simple and in Season this month have definitely been of the warming variety, which certainly reflects the lashings of sleet, snow and hail that seems to have been endlessly chucking itself out of the sky, scuppering any hopes for an early summer.
A thrifty and seasonal Leek and Courgette Soup from Camilla at Fab Food 4 All is the perfect healthy lunch with some crusty bread. I’ll be making a batch of this for Matthew and I to see us through the week.
I’d love to try a slice of this Spring Vegetable and Chicken Pie from Ren Behan – packed with British asparagus and tender chicken in a beautifully light creme fraiche sauce it looks and sounds divine. I’m going to adapt this using Quorn pieces for a vegetarian spin.
I’m tantalised by the sound of this inventive Butternut Bircher Muesli with Coconut and Lime from Sally at My Custard Pie. It looks so fresh and I bet the flavours are great together.
Imagine afternoon tea with a warm batch of these Wild Garlic Cheese Scones from Tin and Thyme – definitely worth going out into the woods for a spot of foraging for!
These Curried Butterbeans with Mushrooms and Kale from Allotment 2 Kitchen look both warming and supremely comforting, I reckon it’s ridiculously nutritious too, so definitely one for my meal planning list as we’re trying to keep things light this month.
And finally I added my Roasted Beetroot, Garlic and Halloumi wraps into the mix, giving the root vegetable a summery makeover which will hopefully send a message to the weather to cheer the heck up!
Join in with Simple and in Season for May!
Simple and in Season is a monthly food blogging event where you are invited to link up any of your seasonal recipe posts – anywhere in the world! Join a thriving community of home cooks who love to share their seasonal creations.
Each month, there will be a round up of all the entries and i’ll also promote them on a new Pinterest board which i’ll get set up this month as we go along.
- All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog, add a link to this post mentioning Simple and in Season and linking to www.feedingboys.co.uk and then manually add the link to your post in the box on each month’s launch page (click the badge on my Blog sidebar to find the current host)
- The linky will close on the 30th and a round up post featuring all the recipes entered will be posted at the beginning of each new month.
- You can take inspiration from anywhere – adapt a recipe from your favourite cookbook, try something from a magazine, make up your own creation or share a family favourite. The usual rules apply when using someone else’s recipe, please either get permission from the author to post it or adapt it in some way stating how/why you’ve changed it.
- Include any seasonal produce you fancy including fruit, veg, herbs, meat or fish.
- Link as many recipes as you like. You can link posts entered into other blog events or carnivals as long as it involves a seasonal food item (and fits in with their rules).
- The linky-up is open to anyone, anywhere, and although it will be nice to feature as much British produce as possible, it will be interesting to see what’s in season elsewhere.
- By entering your link, you are giving me permission to add your photograph to the round-up. I will link back directly to your post when I include you.
- If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
- If you are on Twitter or Instagram, tweet your link/photo adding the hashtag #simpleandinseason or add me @cookingkt and I will re-tweet it.