Simple and in Season – January 2014

Find the January round-up here. 

Simple and in Season, the monthly seasonal food blog event, is back! This is a community blog event, open to anyone with an active blog. All you have to do is to write a blog post with a recipe incorporating any seasonal ingredient. It doesn’t matter where you live in the world, you can link up by telling us about anything that is seasonal to you – savoury or sweet. The event will stay open until Friday 31st January 2014, after which there will be a round up and a new link opened for February. This month’s winner (chosen by my kids) will win a copy of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s Veg Everyday.


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Please add the Simple and in Season badge below to your posts by right clicking on the image and then clicking on “copy image” then simply “paste” it into your post and don’t forget to link back to this post.

Simple and in SeasonADD YOUR LINK HERE:

Here’s a quick re-cap 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 and linking to and then manually add the link to your post in the box below (via Simply Linked)
  • This round will run up until 31st January 2014. 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.
  • 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, tweet your link adding the hashtag #simpleandinseason or add me @RenBehan and I will re-tweet it.

There’s are lots more blog events that you can link up to, the more the merrier. Find out more at The Food Blog Diary.

My first entry – Polish Apple Pancakes

Polish Apple Pancakes

I look forward to visiting your seasonally-inspired posts!

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  1. Great to see Simple & in Season back – one of the first blog events I entered.

  2. So glad Simple and in season is back because that sums up how I like to cook. My seasonal veg will be a bit different to yours in the UK but all recipes will be simple. Link posted. I already have Hugh’s veg every day book and use it a lot – a really fantastic cookbook.

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Thank you Sally, yes I love seeing the goodies you collect from the market in Dubai, always so interesting. I also love Hugh’s book, if you win, I’ll send you one you haven’t got!

  3. I am pleased to see the return of Simple and In Season, one of the more elegantly simple round-ups in which to participate.I’ve popped a little warm salad on here.

    I hope you had a relaxing break with your family and are raring to go with all of your varied and exciting projects. Looking forward to your posts this year, Ren. Happy 2014 and best wishes for wonderful year. x

    1. Ren Behan says:

      Hi Kellie, Happy New Year. Always lovely to read your comments. Popping over now – I noticed a new look on your blog! We had a great family Christmas thanks, hope you did too. All the best for 2014 xx

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