Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Photos and Recipes

Lavender and Lovage Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Recipes and Photos

Lavender and Lovage

Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Photos and Recipes

Sunday Patchwork Quilt of Photos and Recipes

I have LOTS of new plans for my blog, and this is just one of them…….to give me a day off and to catch my breath, and to showcase all the recipes and photos that I have posted over the last week, I am starting my Sunday Patchwork Quilt throughout the summer holidays – a visual patchwork quilt of all my recent photos and recipes with links back the original post, so hopefully a useful reference too…..I may extend this after the summer holidays too, I think it’s a lovely idea, and I hope you all do too! It’s been a week of sunshine, excitement with the opening of the Olympics and also a week of lavender and apricots. Seasonal food has become very passé lately, it seems we are all doing it, and yet for me,  it still remains the heart of my cooking style…..to enjoy seasonal fruit and vegetables, as well as fish, seafood and even cheeses as they come into season, and look forward to the next ones as they go out of season, surely this has to be the very essence of home cooking?

Lavender Honey Roast Stone Fruits with Vanilla

Stone fruits are in season, and I have been taking FULL advantage if their seasonality with jams, confitures, poached and roast fruits and compotes…..I have recently been able to buy crates of apricots, peaches, nectarines and plums, and I am delighted to say that my Mirabelle plums are JUST about ready to pick….but, for now, let’s have a look at what I have baked, cooked, poached, preserved, made and eaten over the last week or so…...I hope you enjoy this small on-line cookbook of seasonal delights, have a WONDERFUL Sunday and see you later…….Karen

French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

A Provence Summer Preserve ~ French Set Apricot and Lavender Jam (Confiture)

Hello Fresh ~ Magic Menus and Great Food with Salmon for Fish on Friday

Courgette and Butterbean Salad with Pan-Fried Salmon,

Just in time for the BBQ ~ English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

English Lavender Marinade for Beef, Lamb or Chicken

Sun Dappled Summer Days and Lavender Honey Roast Stone Fruits with Vanilla

Sun Dappled Summer Days and Lavender Honey Roast Stone Fruits with Vanilla

Frugal but Comforting Family Fare: Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbs & Oats (Gluten Free)

Frugal but Comforting Family Fare: Stuffed Tomatoes with Herbs & Oats (Gluten Free)

Fish on Friday with King Prawns – Chilli Prawn Stir-Fry with Mangoes

Fish on Friday with King Prawns – Chilli Prawn Stir-Fry with Mangoes

What’s in Season right now in Europe:

Fruit
Apricots
Blackberries (coming into season)
Blueberries
Cherries
Kiwi fruit
Melon (coming into season)
Peaches (coming into season)
Raspberries
Strawberries
Tomatoes

Vegetables
Artichokes (globe)
Asparagus (end of season)
Aubergines
Beetroot (coming into season)
Broad beans
Broccoli (in season from end of July)
Carrots
Courgettes
Cucumber (coming into season)
Fennel
New potatoes (end of season)
Pak choi
Peas
Peppers
Potatoes (maincrop) (coming into season)
Rocket
Spring onions (end of season)
Sweetcorn (coming into season)
Turnips (summer season crop)
Watercress

Meat
Lamb
Rabbit (main season begins)
Venison (may still be around)

Fish and seafood
Crab
Haddock
Mackerel
Pollock (pollack)
Prawns
Salmon
Sardines
Scallops (from mid-July)
Tuna

 

What your favourite summer recipes to date?

Do you try to cook with the seasons?

Comments

  1. says

    That has to be the most beautiful quilt I’ve ever seen! What a fantastic idea! I love cooking seasonal food also. I also enjoy preserving it for the winter, there’s nothing like opening up a jar of summer in the middle of January in New England! Have a wonderful day!

  2. says

    Such lovely colourful pictures, and I do envy you with all the summer fruits, berries, etc. Here in Malaysia, these imported fruits are super expensive!

  3. says

    I love the idea of an “image quilt” of the week, I’ve come to do that also on the blog on Sundays when posting Pablo’s weekly menu. It’s a nice way to reminisce on the week past and what we enjoyed. Thanks for sharing :-)

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