Sunday, 3 February 2013

Simple and In Season


Well, I hadn't really expected that break to be quite so long! I'm glad to have reached the weekend after a pretty stressful week last week and it's happily now February, which hopefully means less snow and more of these.... (I'm living in hope!)


And to start the month off well, I'm pleased to announce that I'm hosting Simple and In Season, as Ren has kindly let me look after her seasonal cooking challenge for the month of February. 

There are some guidelines to help you along:
1. Come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) and post it on your blog. You need to link to my blog: Cake, Crumbs and Cooking and also to Ren's blog: Fabulicious Food. It would be great if you want to use the badge - then we can spread the word about using fabulous seasonal produce.
2. This challenge will be open from now (i.e. the beginning of the month) until the 28th and I'll post a round up at the beginning of March.
3. You can take your inspiration from anywhere - the market/supermarket, cookbooks, magazines, blogs, create something from scratch or use a family favourite. Please ensure that you do not breach copyright if you are using someone else's recipe - a link to a recipe is great if it is available online though!
4. You can add as many recipes as you like and it's fine for them to be part of other blog challenges too.

As I can't seem to add a linky (you'd think after four and a half years I'd have figured out some of the technical aspects of blogging by now - apparently not so much!) please leave a link to your post in the comments and I'll be able to find all of your lovely creations.

Marmalade anyone?

If you aren't in the UK feel free to enter making use of produce that is seasonal in your part of the world, the more the merrier. You can find lots of resources for showing what is in season on Ren's Simple and In Season page. For the UK, BBC GoodFood has a good seasonal ideas on their seasonal tab. BBC Food also has some great seasonal ideas and recipes.

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with!

24 comments:

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I've added it to The Food Blog Diary. Hopefully I will have an entry for you before long too.

Jen Price said...

I have a vegetable cobbler with chestnut & sage scones to enter

http://bluekitchenbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/vegetable-cobbler-with-chestnut-sage.html

janet @ the taste space said...

Not sure if my first post went through (feel free to delete if it did):

http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2013/02/05/spaghetti-squash-with-roasted-brussels-sprouts-and-chickpeas-the-best-cat-videos/

Alida said...

Hello! I'd love to enter my almond and orange muffins this month. This is the link. Many thanks!

http://www.mylittleitaliankitchen.com/butter-free-almond-and-orange-muffins/

Anneli (Delicieux_fr) said...

I have entered my Cannelloni Stuffed with Leeks & Brie
http://www.delicieux.eu/?p=1496
Shout if you need any extra info :)

Fabulicious Food said...

Hi Caroline, thank you so much for hosting and thank you to all for the entries so far. Here's one from me, seasonal, stuffed courgette boats with Bolognese sauce

http://www.renbehan.com/2013/02/courgette-or-zucchini-boats-with-bolognese-sauce.html

Ren xx

Shaheen said...

Lovely to make your acquiantance through Simple and in Season Caroline, I have just linked my Vegan Parsnip, Raisin and Walnut Cake
http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/vegan-parsnip-raisin-and-walnut-cake.html

Jeane M. said...

Sweet! Been craving for some homemade orange marmalade. Definitely having this for breakfast. :D Got my eye on your next posts.

Johanna GGG said...

yay I have a seasonal dessert - cranachan - http://gggiraffe.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/cranachan.html

Fuss Free Helen said...

Strawberry & coconut smoothie with winter berries

http://fussfreeflavours.com/2013/02/recipe-strawberry-coconut-smoothie/

Louisa Foti said...

I'm entering a very seasonal Parsnip, Pecan & Maple Syrup Cake! My first ever attempt at baking with Parsnips and a total yummy success. http://chezfoti.com/2013/02/12/parsnip-pecan-and-maple-syrup-cake/

Choclette said...

Hi C, here's my Mexican chocolate pudding with season mangoes and limes.

http://choclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/mexican-chocolate-pudding-with-chilli.html

rita cooks italian said...

Hi Caroline! I would like to enter my Minestrone recipe into Simple and in Season February http://www.ritacooksitalian.com/italian-minestrone/
G R A Z I E!!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Caroline, here's my entry: Roasted garlic, tattie & leek soup http://tangolikeraindrop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/roasted-garlic-tattie-leek-soup.html

Kate - Turquoise lemons said...

Hi Caroline. Here is my simple and in season Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
http://www.turquoiselemons.com/2/post/2013/02/blood-orange-drizzle-cake.html
Thank you for hosting

janet @ the taste space said...

Here's another dish: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/roasted-orange-veggie-noodle-bowl/

Louisa Foti said...

My second entry to this month's Simple and in Season - A Sausage, Bean & Veggie Hotpot using all seasonal veggies.http://chezfoti.com/2013/02/20/sausage-bean-and-veggie-hotpot/

Aida said...

Hi!
I found your blog by chance, while peeking others and I decided to check it out! I’m glad I did it, because I am really delighted with yours. It's beautiful, well structured, interesting… and it has completely got me hooked. I think we're going to get along just fine! ;) I'd like to invite you to meet my space as well and I hope you'll have as much fun as I am having in yours!
I wish you lots of success
kisses
http://cottoncandy-peaches@blogspot.com

Choclette said...

Hi C - here is a lime, coconut and cardamom cake for you
http://choclogblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/lime-coconut-and-cardamom-loaf-cake.html

Jen Price said...

Here's a lamb, leek & mint risotto

http://bluekitchenbakes.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/leek-lamb-mint-risotto.html

Alida said...

Hello! I'd love to enter my salted cod recipe with leeks. Here is the link
http://www.mylittleitaliankitchen.com/baccala-salted-cod-with-leek-and-potatoes/

Thank you!

janet @ the taste space said...

Here's another dish for you: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/turkish-freekeh-pilaf-with-chickpeas-and-wild-greens/

Shaheen said...

Got another entry
Beetroot hummus
http://allotment2kitchen.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/beetroot-love-heart-hummus.html

focusonflavour said...

Hope this is the right place!

I have a seasonal recipe for February - Jerusalem Artichoke and Goat's Cheese Gratin - http://focusonflavour.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/jerusalem-artichoke-goats-cheese-gratin/

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