Glorious Garden vegetable recipes plus #CookBlogShare week 35
If you’ve got an allotment with a glut of tomatoes, courgettes or carrots, enjoy the fruits of your labour with these delicious vegetable garden recipes. Plus find the #CookBlogShare week 35 linky.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare week 35, I’m really glad to be back guest hosting again this week. Cook Blog Share is a weekly link party where we share recipes, salivate, comment on and find inspiration from some fabulous food.
If you’ve got a recipe to share or if you’re a non food blogger and want to find some new recipes, this is the place to do it!
Is summer over? 🙁
I don’t know about you, but where we live it feels like the best of summer is behind us. There is a chill in the air, the leaves on the trees are beginning to turn and our heating may even have been switched on!
In Scotland, our kids have also been back in school for a few weeks now. It might mark the end of summer, and while we’ve had to get used to a few necessary changes, this year especially it feels wonderful to be back.
Having the kids in school has meant I’m finally been able to work on my website again. I’ve started planning some new recipes and have given a few old recipes (rock cakes, raspberry eton mess, and these chocolate cupcakes), a much needed make over.
Like a lot of people, we used our spare time during lockdown, to try and grow some of our own vegetables. So the change in the season also marks the time when we’re ready to enjoy the fruits of our labour.
We’ve currently got a glut of tomatoes so the delicious tomato based recipes in last week’s cook blog share hosted by Jaqcui at Recipes Made Easy really caught my eye.
In fact, there was a glut of mouth-watering ways to use up any seasonal veg you might be harvesting about now so I thought I’d share these fresh allotment recipes.
GLORIOUS GARDEN VEGETABLES
Balsamic tomato salad
If, like us, you’ve grown your own tomatoes, sometimes the best way of enjoying them is with something simple. This balsamic tomato salad from Cat at Curly’s Cooking is the perfect example of exactly that, using just a few ingredients to enhance the beautiful flavour of fresh tomatoes.
Tomato brushcetta with tarragon
This tomato bruschetta with tarragon from Lesley and Michelle at Lost in Food is another deliciously simple dish that uses up fresh tomatoes. It reminds me of holidays in Italy and would make a tasty lunch or simple dinner party starter.
Easy tomato and bacon tart
The last tasty tomato dish that caught my eye was this tomato and bacon tart from Janice at Farmersgirl kitchen. I love the look of the pretty, colourful baby plum tomatoes and can definitely see myself enjoying this at lunchtime!
Our courgettes and squash are this year’s growing failure in our garden, but if you’re having more success growing courgettes on your allotment, then this griddled courgettes recipe is for you. Again, it’s a beautifully simple dish but Chloe at Feast Glorious Feast has added an interesting pop of flavour with some of garlic and zaatar spice.
Courgette burgers with feta
Beth from Effortless Foodie takes us to Greece with her oven-baked courgette burgers with feta. Serve them with tzatziki and imagine you’re soaking up the sun on a Greek Island somewhere!
Mediterranean roasted vegetables
Staying in the Med, Nicole from Haricoco has given us another beautifully simple but flavoursome dish of Mediterranean roasted vegetables. If you have courgettes or aubergines needing used up, enjoy them in this dish that celebrates their pure flavours.
Carrots and goats cheese dip
The last vegetable we are celebrating is the humble carrot, with this carrot and goats cheese dip from Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy. It’s a fabulous colour and would make a great snack, starter or party nibble.
Spiced carrot raisin muffins
Our last recipe from Melissa Traub uses carrots to make some delicious spiced carrot raisin muffins. They’re lower in added sugar and fat than most muffins and vegan, making them the perfect after school snack.
#CookBlogShare 2020 Week 35
Are you a food blogger and want to get involved? This is how you can join in:
Link up your recipe, sweet or savoury, or any foodie post to the #CookBlogShare link party. Just click the blue ‘Add your link‘ button below and follow the instructions.
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- You can also post your recipes on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
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Next week’s hosts are Michelle & Lesley at Lost in Food.
Thank you for sharing your recipes with #CookBlogShare!