Wondering what to do with a glut of apples? Check out my roundup of 4 Awesome Apple Recipes plus the linky for Week 41 of #CookBlogShare!
Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green, strawberries sweeter than any I’ve seen… Anyone else got this on repeat in their head still? It was my kids’ harvest festival last week and I just can’t get that song out of my head! But it is an apt reminder that this time of year is such a wonderful time for cooking (and eating!)…with so much fabulous produce and weather that is really inspiring me to cook lots of hearty stews, curries, tagines and roast dinners…hoorah for autumn comfort food!
And it’s not just cooking…I’ve been a busy girl out of the kitchen too. A few weeks ago I headed to an organic farm just a few miles down the road from me in Sussex to learn all about organic dairy farming. I was totally bowled over by the care, attention and passion that goes into producing organic milk. You can read all about it in my post here: Celebrating Organic Dairy with Arla Organic Free Range Milk
Then last week I got to attend a rather exciting event hosted by the lovely people at Foodies100 called BlogCampOnBoard. It was a really lovely opportunity to meet up with fellow bloggers (some of whom I had never met in real life before!), learn some great blogging tips, enjoy lots of fabulous food and generally live it up for a day on a fancy cruise ship. Blogging can be hard work a lot of the time, so it’s nice to have the occasional perk! You can read all about my cruise ship adventures here: Blog Camp On Board with MSC Cruises
This week my attention has turned to #NationalCurryWeek. Those of you who read my blog regularly will know I adore curry and have about a bazillion different versions on Easy Peasy Foodie (only a slight exaggeration!) so this is one of my all-time favourite weeks.
To celebrate, I have created a brand new curry recipe…with a twist! My Lamb Keema Chapati Bowls are my Indian-style take on the Fajita Bowls I keep seeing all over social media!
I am also sharing 7 of my favourite Easy Peasy Lamb Curry Recipes…all easy, tasty and family friendly – as you’d expect from me!
And if you thought I’d been a busy girl these last few weeks, it doesn’t stop just yet…I have a couple of super exciting things planned for this week too – on Friday I am heading off to Brighton to hang out with Mandy from Sneaky Veg…the plan is to go prop shopping…but I rather suspect we will spend most of our time eating and chatting!
And then Saturday is my birthday – whoop whoop!! And I am going to be spending a fabulous evening at a Brazilian Samba Extravaganza at a local restaurant. I am hoping to be inspired and share some delicious Brazilian-style dishes on Easy Peasy Foodie soon – watch this space!
4 Awesome Apple Recipes
Wow – I had a lot of choice this week for my theme – I could have gone for pumpkins or easy chicken dishes, spicy food or delicious vegetarian meals…but the theme that really caught my eye this week was apples!! Apples are just everywhere at the moment…and if you have an apple tree in your garden you have probably been very busy lately creating a nonstop stream of apple related dishes and may be looking for a little extra inspiration, so it seemed like the perfect choice for this week’s theme.
If you are not a #CookBlogShare regular and are wondering what an earth I am going on about, #CookBlogShare is a place for bloggers to share their recipes. If you are a blogger and have a recipe to share, you can link up your post by following the instructions below. If you are not a blogger, but love food and cooking, do check out the recipes that will be appearing below. If this week is as good as they usually are you will find some awesome recipes – the #CookBlogShare bloggers are very good at what they do!
Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins
How gorgeous are these Cinnamon Applesauce Muffins from Corina at Searching for Spice? It is probably a good thing that I can’t reach into my computer screen and grab one or I would have eaten them all by now! Cinnamon and Apple is such a classic combination in crumbles and pies and I love how Corina has used this delicious flavour combination in cute little muffins. These would be perfect for lunchboxes, and after school snack or even breakfast. And with no big chunks of apple, they are also a great way of sneaking fruit into picky children!
Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake
Or what about turning that classic flavour combination into an Apple Cinnamon Loaf Cake? That is exactly what Donna from Bobsy’s Mum has done. The thing I most like about this cake is that it can be made with apples that are past their best. Perfect for people like me who end up with a few sad old apples left in the fruit bowl each week. Don’t throw them away – make cake!!
Toffee, Apple and Pecan Steamed Pudding
Were you super inspired by pudding week on GBBO a couple of weeks ago? I know I was…my mouth was watering with all those delicious steamed puddings. And clearly so was Helen from The Crazy Kitchen who has made this amazing Toffee, Apple and Pecan Steamed Pudding as a way of using up her glut of apples. This steamed pudding looks beautifully light and is covered with a gorgeous toffee sauce and lots of pecans. Yum! And with that fab toffee apple theme going on, it would make a great option for a Bonfire Night dinner!
Simple Spicy Baked Apples
If all of the above sound like too much effort, then why not try these lovely Simple Spicy Baked Apples from Nico at Yumsome? One of my all-time favourite puddings, baked apples are so easy peasy and very frugal…especially at this time of year when apples abound. In this recipe Nico shares her version which is inspired by childhood memories as well as flavours from Romania, where she is currently living. And she has topped it all off with the most amazing Miso Caramel Sauce, which just sounds insane! Now, where did I put my spoon…
#CookBlogShare Linky Week 41
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Kirsty @k_phillipson, Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on all the posts this week and pin them all to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
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Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!