Cheese, there is no other food quite like it. From soft creamy fresh cheeses to hard mature cheddars and everything inbetween, there is something for everyone. So why not say cheese please this week and try one of these fabulous cheese dishes from the #CookBlogShare community.
February has been a busy and fun month for me. On the blogging front, I have been working behind the scenes like many bloggers at this slow traffic time, on site maintenance, updating and general housekeeping to keep the blog ticking over nicely. I have also been working behind the scenes on Only Crumbs Remain and had hoped this would be my big announcement but its looking like another week before I can share my first post on the site, so maybe next time.
As the day this post is published is Shrove Tuesday, I updated my How to Make Pancakes post and made a little video for it, as well as published one new sweet (Crepes Suzette) and one new savoury pancake recipe (Pancakes with salmon and broccoli).
I also took a week off from the blog to attend my nephew Michael's wedding. He got married to the lovely Sharlotte. The wedding was in Cornwall so we spent 2 nights away as its a long drive. We stayed at the wedding venue along with about 30 others and as the night before was self-catering I took a big pot of chilli to share which went down very well.
The day before that I made around 150 mini cupcakes for the wedding day so that was quite busy. The bride had requested matcha green tea cupcakes and left me to choose the variations, so I went with a drinks theme and made gin and tonic, mojito and espresso cupcakes as well.
Come the wedding day itself I decorated the cupcakes and helped my sister decorate the wedding cake before getting ready for the ceremony in the afternoon. The bottom tier consisted of my Pistachio and lime cake, the middle tier was a gluten-free chocolate cake and the top a lemon cake. The unusual decoration consisted of coloured edible pear wafers adapted to give them a green colour from a recipe I wrote while working on Something Sweet.
5 Cheese Please Recipes
And so to this weeks round up. The theme I spotted in last weeks link up was cheese with 5 delicious cheese recipes linked up, four savoury and one sweet. And as just about everyone loves cheese, that seemed a great theme for my roundup.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with grapes and feta
To kick off we have these rather unusual canapes from Looney for Food. I was intrigued by this unusual combination of ingredients but as Patrick describes "The roasted sprouts with a little sea salt are a stand-alone star, totally snack worthy. Add the grapes and Feta cheese and you’ve got a sweet and salty appetizer elegant enough for an Oscar Party. " Which sounds pretty good to me.
Crepes with Spinach and Cheese Filling
It's not too late to make these colourful crepes from Everyday Healthy Recipes. Using a combination of cottage cheese and cheddar these pancakes have lots of flavour and are low in fat.
Cavelo Nero and Sweetcorn Quesadillas
In need of a snack or light lunch try these Quesadillas from Curlys Cooking. These Cavolo Nero & Sweetcorn Quesadillas make a great lunch whether you eat them hot or cold.
When Apply to Face Blog reminded me how good a warm scone from the oven tastes, I was almost away from my desk and knocking up a batch of these lovely Cheese scones, but in the end, I thought I had better stay here and write this post. That doesn't mean I won't be tempted later.
Mango Cheesecake with Quark
Just about everyone knows I'm a sucker for desserts so I couldn't leave out this cheesecake from Searching for Spice. Quark is a low-fat fresh cheese and Corina has kept the sugar content low in this cheesecake so you can indulge in a healthier version of cheesecake than the average.