Foodie Round-up: Peanut Butter Pie, Pimientos De Padron and Pesto Chicken

foodie round-upAs promised, August is pot luck month, no theme to speak of, just good recipes, amazing food blogs and yet more recipes… There may well be cake too, if you’re lucky…

First up Plus2point4 –  always a great point of call for vegetarian and slow cooker recipes, Aly makes good use of one of the world’s most beautiful vegetables with a Romanesque Cauliflower and Broccoli Cheese Bake.

Sanchita at Nutty Cook has a simple but mouth-watering recipe for Pesto Chicken. Anything that takes minimal effort but has maximum taste is always a winner in my book.

María at Feisty Tapas is passionate about everything Espanol, (as you may have guessed given the name of her blog). She shows us how to make Pimientos de Padron, those addictive little peppers served in the best tapas bars. She also has a fabulous looking Maple Glazed Roast Chicken with Sesame Seeds in her archives…

My Cooking Hut has the most elegant looking Tomato Risotto recipe. I am not only jealous of Leemai’s cooking ability, but also of her gorgeous photography, I think she could make toast look beautiful.

Emily at A Mummy Too has a scrumptious looking Vegetarian Lasagne with Peppered Cheese Sauce with Garlic and Gruyère flat breads. She also features a great looking French Style Salad which would just about complete this feast I reckon.

Revisiting Recipe Junkie, I am going to her house when it’s cold and raining, in the hope that she serves up some of this amazing looking Chunky Chorizo Soup. View from the Table also makes good use of paprika, with her Smokey Feta Sweet Potato and Chick Peas.

Talking of smoke, Country Wood Smoke has a delicate Noodles with Trout and Langoustines dish, but also has an almighty recipe for Baby Back Ribs City Style should you be on the look out for something more robust – fantastic for the barbecue.

Eggs on the Roof, another “site for sore eyes”, has a beautiful Beetroot cured Gravadlax, Baked with Spinach, Cheddar and a Creamy Cheese Sauce, it sounds and looks amazing…

Belleau Kitchen features a wonderful looking Welsh Lamb with Thyme Honey recipe, which would work perfectly for a big family Sunday lunch.

I couldn’t not mention the Olympics could I? How fabulously have Team GB done?! What Kate Baked has some Gold Medals you can make for your own Olympians at home – Nectarine Gold Medal Tarts, I think we all deserve at least one each for the amazing support we’ve given the athletes.

And finally, I have dedicated this next section to all things cake, because it’s my Birthday today, and quite frankly I am expecting lots of it… So in no particular order I would like to start with a big slice of Kitchen Maid’s Peanut Butter Pie, a heavenly creation covered in chocolate ganache and peanuts. Then I will have at least three dainty looking Pimms Cupcakes from What Would Nigella Do, a pot of tea and a slice of Life’s a Feast’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Maple Challah, and a fabulous looking Chocolate Eclair from An American Cupcake in London   I am sure I could manage one of ClaireJustineoxox’s Black Forest Cupcakes as well.

Because I have already actually made my own birthday cake (it’s best to be prepared in my house!), I am more than a little disappointed I haven’t made myself this spectacular looking Rainbow Cake from Here Come the Girls…  It’s amazing isn’t it?

Now, if any one wants me, I will be in the back garden with a bowl of Helen Graves amazing Rum and Raisin Ice Cream with Banana Bread Chunks (I am definitely making this), and a Ruby Gin Fizz from Things We Make.

Next month the Foodie Round-Up will focus on food that makes our lives easier, to help with the end of the holidays, and the big start back at school when those hectic mornings and evenings start once again. In the meantime enjoy the rest of your Summer, and get all your favourite recent recipes down on the linky below…

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About Emma Raphael

Emma Raphael left the UK for Copenhagen in 2009, with her ever-patient husband and two small children.
Having enjoyed a couple of years in Scandinavia, Emma and her family found they enjoyed Expat life so much that they now reside in Munich – where the pace of life is relaxed, her language skills are small, and the mountains and bier halls are very large. Being one half of a self-proclaimed foodie couple, Emma enjoys the new produce and restaurants in each new country she resides in, and has made it her mission to convince people that English food no longer deserves the bad rap it once had. She can be found in the kitchen when she’s feeling homesick, trying to recreate comfort food from home. She also has huge passions for travel, photography, art, wine, gardening (although according to her Bavarian neighbours, she’s not much good at that!) and her family (of course)!


  1. 14 August 2012 / 08:22

    Hello there, thanks for including me on the list. Glad that I gave you a little taste of nostalgia writing about Twickenham and Mr Angelo!

  2. 14 August 2012 / 08:26

    how wonderful to be included in such esteemed company! thank you, there are some wonderful recipes in there. x

  3. 14 August 2012 / 08:44

    Thanks so much for including me! I am off to explore the other recipes, I believe I read the very important word chorizo??

  4. 14 August 2012 / 08:57

    Thanks for the mentioning me in your round up.It’s lovely to find some new food bloggers 😀

  5. 14 August 2012 / 10:15

    Thanks for mentioning my Ruby Gin Fizz, you mention some great bloggers there too.

  6. 14 August 2012 / 12:33

    Thank you so much for the lovely mention, ‘m really cuffed that you enjoyed the recipes enought o mention them here, with some other wonderful blogs.

  7. 14 August 2012 / 14:07

    What a great selection of blogs and mouth-watering recipes!

  8. 14 August 2012 / 15:51

    What a fabulous selection! I may have to try a few of those out! I’ve just posted a recipe on my blog today – slightly decadent, but the perfect treat for any cheesecake fan!

  9. 15 August 2012 / 08:50

    Thanks all… Don’t forget recipes for that there linky! 🙂

  10. 16 August 2012 / 20:09

    Oh wow, thanks for including my Rainbow cake – I was really proud of the recipe as I’m stillsuch a novice!

  11. 07 September 2012 / 16:47

    Just added a really easy sausage casserole recipe 🙂