Each issue we’ll bring you the best from the world of food blogging: our favourite recipes, pictures and ideas. These caught our eye this month...
Pickling and preserving are emerging as key food trends for this year – think pickled baby carrots with your Sunday roast or preserved lemons in a Moroccan tagine. For inspiration and step-by-step instructions see punkdomestics.com.
Reading the londonreviewofbreakfasts.blogspot.co.uk describe a breakfast is the next best thing to tasting it: ‘We love the splendid taste of expertly cooked, herb-filled sausages, the aromatic texture of crispy bacon, the burst of yellow yolk as a knife breaks the egg’s surface tension. We love piping hot beans, buttered toast and squidgy grilled tomatoes.’
These cheese, asparagus and mushroom pufflets from franglaiskitchen.com are ideal canapés or kids teatime snacks.
Cut puff pastry into small circles and set in fridge. Chop 5 stalks of blanched asparagus, 3 large mushrooms and 5 tomatoes. Spread pesto onto the pastry circles, top with the veg mix and add grated cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the pastry is golden. Serve hot or cold.
There’ll be more meat-free dishes than usual whizzing round the blogosphere for Vegetarian Week, from 20 May. We love thiscotswoldgirl.com for her banana and Nutella cake and ‘really lazy chilli non carne’ with wedges.
BLOG OF THE MONTH
We didn’t know we needed Niamh Shields’ ‘The Perfect Egg and Chilli Chorizo and Pork Sauce' until we saw it. It’s just one of many recipes on eatlikeagirl.com inspired by her favourite cookbooks and trips abroad – and each post makes our mouth water.