Welcome to another round of Simple and in Season. Each month I wonder whether it will be the last, but with 45 entries last month, which I had to split into savoury and sweet in the round-ups, I am encouraged to keep going and open up a new round! Thank you to everyone who took part last month.
Next weekend, the clocks will go back in the UK which means that the days will seem even shorter, light will be at a premium and I’m sure we’ll all be eager to make warming winter food!
My apple tree is laden with apples and my neighbour’s tree has pears, so I’ll be busy baking! This week I’ve made the cake that’s featured on the cover of BBC Good Food magazine – a really yummy Spiced Toffee Apple Cake that I’ll be posting about soon – perfect for Bonfire Night, or really any night!
At this time of the year, you’ll also find lots of squash, beetroots and winter cabbages. I’ll also be hosting a Crock-Pot giveaway too this month and am looking forward to sharing a few slow-cooked soups and stew recipes too, mmm.
And, if you are preparing food in advance for Christmas, feel free to link-up too – maybe you’re making fruit liqueurs…?
Anyway, as always, I’ll look forward to seeing what’s in season wherever you are around the world – so many of you have been submitting so many really inspirational stories and recipes.
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Please link-up your recipes here – contact me if you have any issues at all.
A very quick recap on the guidelines –
•All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet) post it on your blog, add a link to this post mentioning Simple and in Season/Fabulicious Food! and then add a link to your post in the box above (via Simply Linked).
•This is the sixth round and it will run up until Wednesday 30th November 2011. I will pick a winner shortly after (excluding myself obviously) and will include a round-up post including everyone who has entered.
•You can take inspiration from anywhere – adapt a recipe from your favourite cookbook, try something from a magazine, make up your own creation or share a family favourite. The usual rules apply when using someone else’s recipe, please either get permission from the author to post it or adapt it in some way stating how/why you’ve changed it.
•Include any seasonal produce you fancy including fruit, veg, herbs, meat or fish.
•Link as many recipes as you like. You can link posts entered into other blog events or carnivals as long as it involves a seasonal food item (and fits in with their rules).
•The linky-up is open to anyone, anywhere. I’m happy to post prizes abroad and although it will be nice to feature as much British produce as possible, it will be interesting to see what’s in season elsewhere.
•If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
This month the winner will receive a copy of Discover Organic – 70 tasty recipes from Organic lovers including Raymond Blanc, Lorraine Pascale and Jody Scheckter published by Haygarth. Visit http://www.whyiloveorganic.co.uk/ to find lots of seasonally-inspired recipes. I’m really enjoying cooking from this book and will be reviewing my copy this week.