Simple and in Season June – Join In!

I can’t believe we’re in June already. It’s going to be a busy month for us as our little boy turns one. Where has the year gone?! We’ll be celebrating with lots of birthday cake – in fact, I’ve already spotted the Nutella cake I want to make over on this pretty site called Call Me Cupcake. Whilst browsing Linda’s site I also found a great recipe for an Easy Rhubarb Cake – which I’ll be making with a stash of garden rhubarb from my neighbour.

simple and in season june

I’d like to say a really big thank you to Elizabeth at Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary up in the beautiful Shetland Isles for hosting May’s Simple and in Season – a bumper crop of seasonal treats as I’m sure you will agree. Thank you to everyone who took part. All your entries are featured in Elizabeth’s Spring Collection round up here and have also been added to our group Simple and in Season Pinterest board. 

June, I am sure, will be an equally exciting month. I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve been making using produce that’s seasonal to you – you can link up below.

Don’t forget to link to this page in your post and use the hashtag #SimpleandinSeason on Twitter and on Instagram and I’ll re-tweet any that I see!


Simple and in Season is a monthly food blogging event where you are invited to link up any of your seasonal recipe posts – anywhere in the world! Join a thriving community of home cooks who love to share their seasonal creations. Bookmark recipes for later use if the produce used isn’t in season where you are.

Each month, there will be a round up of all the entries and they are also promoted on our community Simple and in Season Pinterest board.

  • 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 and linking to and then manually add the link to your post in the box on each month’s launch page (click the badge on my Blog sidebar to find the current host)
  • A round up post featuring all the recipes entered will be posted at the beginning of each new month.
  • 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, 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.
  • By entering your link, you are giving me permission to add your photograph to the round-up. I will link back directly to your post when I include you.
  • If you have questions or problems, email me or leave me a comment in the comment box at the bottom of the post.
  • If you are on Twitter or Instagram, tweet your link/photo adding the hashtag #simpleandinseason or add me @RenBehan and I will re-tweet it.


This month, I’ll be choosing a winner who will receive a copy of At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin – published by Jacqui Small.

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen


Don’t forget there are a couple of other events you can join in with –

The No Waste Food Challenge by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

The Extra Veg Challenge

The Credit Crunch Munch challenge this month hosted by Jen’s Food

Meat Free Mondays a weekly link up hosted by Tinned Tomatoes

Check out the Food Blog Diary for more ideas,too.

Happy cooking!

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  1. I love this linky! Loads of fantastic recipes. Why have I only just discovered it?! I’ve got a lot of pinning to do now 🙂

  2. Wao…another recipe in my list. Thanks for sharing this. mmmmh

  3. I have some seasonal jam which I look forward to entering this month’s challenge:-) The book looks fab:-)

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