As a final wave to summer, check out these delicious frozen ice cream, sorbet and lolly recipes as well as a sauce perfect for pouring over ice cream. Plus you will find the #CookBlogShare linky for week 34.
Welcome to #CookBlogShare the weekly linky for all things foodie hosted here on Recipes Made Easy the last Tuesday of the month, at Lost in Food on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and with our guests hosts on the remaining Tuesdays.
Its the place where food bloggers can share their latest posts and for you the reader to find new food blogs and recipes to enjoy.
My August in a Nutshell
Wow another month has gone by since the last #cookBlogShare on Recipes Made Easy. For me its been another of being predominately on my own up in Suffolk but also a month for finally seeing a few members of my extended family.
Have you managed to see a few friends and family? Sure its nothing like the old normal, but at least some social interaction can now take place.
At the begining of the month we celebrated my father-in-law's 90th birthday with a responsible socially distanced garden party. It was so nice to see all my nieces and nephews again after so long. Now most of them have partners too, and as Richard Senior said, the family tribe is growing fast. He will soon be a great grandfather too.
My sister also managed to have a few days with me in Suffolk and I had not seen her since the beginning of the year. We spent a day slicing and then freezing some of the many apples from my trees. It reminded us of when we were little and we used to prepare apples for pocket money that were then used to make apple pies, sold in our family bakery.
We did give ourselves one day off for a trip to the coast, only my 2nd trip this year which is pretty poor given its only a few miles away from the cottages. The sea was surprisingly warm and I wished I had taken my swim suit.
Also this month was the annual Perseid meteor shower from the comet Swift–Tuttle. They peak around the 12th August a date that is easy for me to remember as it would have been my mums birthday. So as my sister was with me, and we had lovely clear skies, we sat in the garden and over the period of a few hours on that very warm night we saw well in excess of 50 shooting stars.
Having now spent the majority of the last couple of months here in Suffolk, I'm pleased to say that the gardens are looking well cared for again and I'm almost on top of all the general maintenance jobs. And our holiday cottages after a delayed start to the summer season are now fully booked well into October.
As for work on the blogs, it's hard getting into full work mode in Suffolk with the garden calling but I'll be back in London soon enough. In the meantime I'm making the most of the lovely fresh air up here.
Weather wise August has been a stange month, one week it was swelteringly hot and the next it felt like Autumn was well and truly on the way . With some very strong winds I watched with dismay as at least half my plum crop ended up unripe and on the ground last week.
But I'm not quite ready to say goodbye to summer yet, so I have decided to share some suitably summery delicious frozen treats.
I love ice cream and sorbets, and have several ice creams on Recipes Made Easy. One of my favourites is Basil Ice Cream its unusual flavouring is not always easy to pin point if you don't know what it is, so it is a good conversation point.
I'm also extremely partial to stem ginger ice cream. It is delicious with rhubarb crumble.
Chocolate Orange Ice cream
The Baking Explorer is a girl after my own heart a who like me, loves ice cream anytime of the year. Last week she linked up her no churn chocolate orange ice cream. I would love to tuck into a bowl now but I can't help thinking it would also make a good Festive ice cream later in the year.
Blood Orange Sorbet
Looking at the stunning colour of this orange sorbet from Lost in Food which for the images was made with blood oranges, its one I'm ear marking to make when they are in season again, but you don't have to wait until then because it can be made from any oranges or indeed other citrus fruits.
Cinnamon Honey and Kefir Popsicles
Keep Calm and Eat Ice cream, linked up pandan ice cream, ruby grapefruit and blood orange popsicles but it was these cinnamon honey and kefir popsicles that really caught my attention. They are full of probiotic goodness with warming cinnamon, natural honey and no refined sugar.
Salted Caramel Sauce
This salted caramel sauce from Taste Botanical was worth a mention too. I can just imagine how delicious it would be drizzled over chocolate or vanilla icecream.
Back To School
Given that after an extended break schools have just reopened or will be re opening within the next week or so you might also like to check out The Effortless Foodie's 20 Easy after school snacks and Easy Peasy Foodie's 45 Easy back to school dinners.
#CookBlogShare 2020 week 34
And now to this week’s linky
Non-bloggers – skip to the bottom of the page and click on the thumbnails that catch your eye to take you to the website where the recipe can be found. Remember they will be added to as the week goes on, so don’t forget to pop back and take a look again later.
Bloggers Linking up this week?
You can link up any foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions. You can link up to 4 posts.
- We would love it if you add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (Code below – for WordPress copy and paste the code below into the text view of your post or a custom html block if using Gutenberg). If you prefer not to add the badge that is ok too BUT please link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it )
- Comment on some of the other recipes linked up here (at least 2 for each link added but the more you can the better) and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
- Plus comment on either this post or one of the posts labelled HOST in the linky.
Just to remind you, by joining in you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a roundup and on social media if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
Don’t forget to add #CookBlogShare to your Instagram post and check out/comment on what others are posting on the #CookBlogShare feed.
You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
I will also pin the recipes to our #CookBlogShare group board and tweet the recipes. If you wish, you can tweet me a link to your recipe @recipecrumbs as well as (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts @lostinf00d using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet all that we see.
I will also comment on as many recipes as possible. Even if I do not have the time to comment on your post please rest assured, we really appreciate you taking the time to link your recipes and share others, we love having you as part of our fabulous #CookBlogShare community.
SO, IT’S OVER TO YOU. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN COOKING!
#CookBlogShare week 35 will be hosted at Cooking with my Kids