Simple and in Season June Event Round Up (Part One)

I am incredibly late posting my round-up of June’s Simple and in Season so my apologies for that. I’ve loved seeing the recipes come in and June was certainly a wonderful month for seasonal produce. In between speaking at Food Blogger Connect, running my second My Polish Kitchen pop up and celebrating my father’s 90th birthday – there has been lots going on!

So, without further ado, here’s part one of June’s Simple and in Season community blog event – many thanks for all your entries.

Simple and in Season

1. Ros at The More than Occasional Baker started off proceedings with these lovely Raspberry and Pistachio Financiers.

2.  The lovely Kellie at Food to Glow made a positively glorious Quinoa Bowl with Citrus, Avocado and Edamame.

citrus quinoa bowl with avocado and edamame

3. Caroline at Caroline Makes joined us with her stunning Cardamom Layer Cake with Raspberry and Rose Mascarpone. I love the idea of raspberry and rose. 

4. JibberJabberUK sent over her Asparagus and Bacon Quiche.

5. Chris from Cooking Around the World made a wonderful Rhubarb Cardamom and Crumble Cake with fresh rhubarb stalks from his garden- many thanks for being ready before I was! 

6. The lovely Luisa from Chez Foti sent across a Chicken, Asparagus and New Potato Traybake – as Luisa says, there is great simplicity in a traybake – thank you.

Chicken Traybake

7. Wild Craft Vita joined in this month with a Wild Rose Infused Honey  – what a lovely idea.

8. Jen over at Blue Kitchen Bakes made possibly one of my favourite dishes – Smoked Salmon, Courgette and Dill Pasta.

9. What’s Cooking joined in with Roasted Cauliflower with Ras El Hanout – many thanks, one to try.


10. Laura from How to Cook Good Food wrote all about her love of chard using up some of her rainbow chard in the process.


11. Jen from Blue Kitchen Bakes came back to us with her Individual Strawberry Tarts – perfectly in season.

12. Denise at Magnolia Verandah I think has moved! But I managed to find her post on Tamarillo and Apple Chutney and I’m so pleased I did – made with backyard tamarillos!

13. Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen came back to us with her Vegan Strawberry Cake with Pink Icing. 

14. Lousia at Chez Foti has started a new blog challenge of her own called Four Seasons Food, which I urge all of you to enter and support, and so made A Couple of Summer Crostini – many thanks!

Summer Crostini Recipes

15. Kellie at Food to Glow sent in her stunning Peach Melba and Frangipane Scones – an absolute must-try for the summer! Max the Cat agrees…

peach melba scones

16. H is for Home joined us with this summery Asparagus and Gruyere Tart – thank you.

asparagus & gruyère tart

17. Elizabeth writes a beautiful blog called Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and this month, she made a Roast Butternut Squash Ravioli with Walnut Muscovado Butter Sauce – stunning.

18. Another beautiful blog, this time, SuperGolden Bakes sharing her Yoghurt Strawberry Shortcakes – super photo.

19. Yay, Andrea from Shabby Chick made a Torta Verde with Jack by the Hedge – so inspiring!


20. Dancing Veggies joined in with a Potato and Beet Casserole – unusual and very enticing.

Potato Beet Casserole

21. Recipe Junkie linked up her Chicken with bacon, courgettes & green garlic – using up the green garlic in her veg box.

22. Choclette from the Chocolate Log Blog made a seriously tempting Chocolate Genoese with Minted Strawberry Cream cake – bringing chocolate, mint and Cornish strawberries together perfectly and calling it a Chocoadoodledoo cake!

23. Another simple and tasty dish from Louisa at Chez FotiSmoked Salmon and Courgette Carnonara – a great twist.

Smoked Salmon & Courgette Carbonara

24. Next came a wonderful entry from Helen at Fuss Free Flavours who shared her recipe for a Lemon and Mint Ricotta – Perfect with Berries. Thank you Helen, lovely photo, too.  

Berries with ricotta cream

25. Leeks and Limone over in Wales shared her Raspberry Bakewell Tart – I love the look of those crispy almonds on top.

Raspberry Bakewell Tart

26. The Flexitarian made a Mediterranean Tomato Tart  showing us a simple way to use up summertime tomatoes.


27. And neatly at the halfway mark, we had a second entry from Laura over at How to Cook Good Food who made Raspberry, Chocolate and Almond Tartlets – I’d love to eat one of these right now!


 Come back tomorrow for more seasonal inspiration and part two of June’s round up.

 Many thanks for reading and taking part!

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  2. Lovely round up Ren, and thanks so much for the shout out for our new Four Seasons Food challenge!

  3. What an amazing large round-up – looking forward to Part II.
    Have I moved? I’ll have to check out my own site! Depending on your blog supporter you sometimes get “Big MaxY”? instead of Magnolia.

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Hi Denise, when I clicked on the link it seemed to take me to a URL re-direct so I assumed you had moved your blog address?
      Ren x

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