Four Awesome Allotment Recipes: #CookBlogShare Week 30
May – the tree pollen all seemed to arrive at the exact same time so my lungs have had their 4 yearly mega-tantrum. Honestly, they make even the most over emotional, stroppy 2 year old look like a perfect angel. (Massive thanks to our fab friends for helping out – especially those souls that have had the pleasure of dealing with me & the lungs mid-tantrum – loves ya all!) Mind you we did get in a nice holiday to Cornwall for half term, and although I couldn’t do as much as I usually would, it was still just nice to get away!
June – was spent at so many of The Peachick’s gymnastics events I was beginning to think we actually lived in a gym. Elodie still has quite a bit over the summer, but fortunately we can just drop her off and pick her up 6 hours later.
July… Excitingly, my FreeFromGang lovelies & I had a stall at the Allergy Show in London a couple of weeks ago. My lungs do not like London, so we only managed one day there but it was lovely to catch up with everyone. They are a pretty amazing bunch of ladies and are always there with a meerkat huddle when you need one! Honestly go check out their fab blogs – between them they cover it all. Allergies, Asthma, Autism, Coeliac, Diabetes, Eczema and general parenting adventures too!
I also posted this very lovely Beetroot & Quinoa Vegan Sausage Roll Recipe, packed with beautiful No17 Beets. The golden ones are Boltardy and the pretty pink ones are candy striped or Chiogga beetroots depending on what you call them!
And August promises to be filled with Peachick adventures, catching up with the lovely weirdos and hopefully a few more recipes on here. Also looks like I’m going to be a tad snowed under with work (thanks very much OFSTED for the new inspection framework, I didn’t actually want to see my kids this summer… *insert grumpy face*)
Moving swiftly on…
Awesome Allotment Recipes – #CookBlogShare Week 29 round up…
Unfortunately, we also lost my grandad earlier this summer. This coupled with the lovely side effects of the medication I’ve been overloaded with; I’ve not exactly been in a great head space.
Thankfully, as well as my dearest Hubby, the neighbourhood Pirate Captain, and their unique brand of help – I have fab friends, the bestest bestie you could ever need & No17.
Gardening truly is better than any therapy and our little Lottie provides some of the best! So I’ve spent quite a lot of time up there recently. Just trying to get my brain noodles back in their bowls and nicely balanced. And I’m definitely, finally, almost, sort of, winning!
So, in honour of both my Grandad (who The Peas always reserved some redcurrants & beetroots for) AND No17…
I give you Four Awesome Allotment Recipes from last weeks collection, inspired by No17’s Peachick PYO goodies!
Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs ~ One Pot Halloumi Bake
I love a One Pot Bake, anything to save on the mountains of washing up that is generated keeping a trio of Peas fed. And this one from Crunch & Cream looks amazing, reminds me of my favourite cheese joke too! The Tomatoes are always exceptional from No17, whether they are in the polytunnel, greenhouse or just out on the plot. We always have loads and this beautiful herby dish, with a dairyfree halloumi substitute, would definitely keep The Peas fed for at least 5 minutes! Our herbs look pretty good too, although this does remind me I need to sow this year’s parsley.
Blackcurrants & Many Mints ~ Blackcurrant Fool with Fresh Mint & Rose
The blackcurrants are just coming into season now and they are so good! This beautiful blackcurrant fool from Tin & Thyme would need a little tweaking to make it dairyfree but it would be so worth the effort. I reckon replace the double cream either with a refrigerated can of coconut cream or some Top14 free squirty cream. And I’m thinking that Millie’s Chocolate or Apple varieties of Mint would be good in this for a little extra flavour.
Tomatillos & Chillies ~ Fresh Salsa Verde
I’ll be honest, I’m quite excited by this recipe. You may have seen on my Instagram feed that we are experimenting with a few slightly more exotic plants up at No17 this year. Alongside our usual chilli plants, we have got some cucamelons in the greenhouse AND there are two very beautiful, bushy tomatillos in the sunniest spot, No17 has to offer. So far, so good, they are both laden with goodies and if we can keep any with The ever-hungry Peas around this Salsa Verde from Flipped out food would be the perfect addition to our lottie BBQ’s!
Raspberries ~ Vegan Neopolitan Cheesecake Bars
Yes these stunning Cheesecake Bars are actually vegan! Thanks to a clever cashew cream filling and a dairyfree biscuit base there is not a trace of Moo to be found! Just be careful if you avoid soya though as the lotus biscoff biscuits are usually made with soya flour. That said, a good ginger nut would make the perfect replacement! Sadly I reckon to make these I’d have to actually buy raspberries as there is never any left despite the hundreds that flourish at No17. The raspberry bushes are always the first port of call for the hungry Peas so not even poor Daddy Peacock gets any – and they are his favourites!!
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#CookBlogShare Week 30 Linky
If you are just here for the yummy recipes and to find something delicious for dinner then feel free to scroll on past the entry rules and get right to the recipes – although if you do find something you like then social shares are always appreciated by us blogger types!
As well as commenting & Tweeting all the lovely recipes linked up this week, I will pin them all to the #CookBlogShare Pinterest Board (and one or two of my own!) but the social love doesn’t stop there.
Don’t forget to:-
- TAG @Jacdotbee @easypeasyfoodie @Monikarecipes on Twitter, using #CookBlogShare hashtag for retweets. AND If you tag @Peachicksbakery in any I will retweet them too!
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One last thing –
If search for #CookBlogShare across social media, you can see all the posts tagged with it. Why not spend a little time exploring & spread a little ‘like/retweet’ love around – but don’t forget some kind of snack while you do it, as it always makes me really hungry! There are nearly 4,000 amazing looking recipes to be discovered on Instagram alone!
Next Week’s #CookBlogShare can be found over with Eb at Easy Peasy Foodie!
I’m sure you’ve read them a few times but for anyone new to #CookBlogShare or those of us (like me) that love a reminder…
- You can link up any foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before.
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions. You can link up to 4 posts.
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- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here (at least 2 for each link you added but the more you can the better) and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
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