This collection of Sides, Salads & Desserts has been put together from the cream of the crop submissions to the Cook Blog Share community link up. There are classics, new ideas and a whole host of fruity desserts. I’ve even included some bonus fruity cocktails!
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It’s been rather a rush to put together this post at the last minute and I had forgotten just how much fun it is. All of the recipes featured have been submitted by follow food writers and it is always exciting to browse them and pick the best of the best to feature!
I am always a little bit extra and I can never just pick and stick with one theme so I’ve done my usual and picked a few themes. The first is summer sides and salads. From coleslaw and potato salad to a Greek salad and a beautiful walnut bread, there is something for everyone.
Next I had to include some desserts. I have such a sweet tooth I can never resist! Being summer most of the recipes liked up are berry based but I couldn’t resist throwing in a homemade version of a chocolate classic and a plum jam too.
And there is always room for a couple of cocktails right?!
So What’s New at Feast Glorious Feast?
I’ve just published my new recipe for French Silk Pie. It’s not a well known dessert here in the UK despite being super popular over in the US and I am on a one woman mission to promote this chocolate mousse like tart!
I’ve also recently published my Quick & Easy Peach Curd and Peach Curd Tarts recipes. These obviously go hand in hand and make the most of my American Pie Pastry recipe which is also new. Its like a rough puff pastry made with big chunks of butter and is super delicious.
What’s Coming Up
Lets just say that I’m a little obsessed with fruit curds and tarts. Watch this space to find out which are my favourites and all my tips for making the different flavours – every one is just slightly different.
What is #CookBlogShare?
CookBlogShare is a community for food bloggers to share recipes and foodie posts and generally support the food blogging community. The community is centred around the #CookBlogShare linky.
It is a wonderful way for a wide range of food writers, recipe creators and bloggers to come together and share each other’s recipes.
The linky is now hosted regularly by Sisley from Sew White & Karen from Lavender & Lovage, with additional guest hosts. I help out in the Facebook Group. New members are always welcome to join so make sure you invite your other food blogger friends!
Each week the host chooses a selection of recipes which have been submitted during the previous week to showcase. This week I’ve chosen some fab summer sides and sweet treats to share with you.
Summer Sides & Salads
There were so many recipes to choose from the last linky which lasted for 2 weeks that it was a struggle to narrow it down. But here are a selection of sides and salads that are perfect for warmer months!
I couldn’t resist including some lovely summer desserts. Most use the summer crop of fruit and berries but I couldn’t resist sneaking in a chocolatey snack and an easy preserve too.
Something for the Weekend?
It wouldn’t be summer without a few cheeky cocktails. Both of these options from Sew White sound delicious and just that little bit different!
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How to Take Part in This Week’s #CookBlogShare
Scroll down to the linky widget and add your links. Make sure to read the rules so we can all share the love!
I’ll be commenting and sharing as many of the links as possible. They’ll also be pinned to the #CookBlogShare group Pinterest board.
Scroll down to see what recipes have been linked up so far this week. Have a read and let us know what you think. Feel free to help share the love by sharing the recipes far and wide! You can also follow the #CookBlogShare hashtags on Twitter and Instagram to discover new and wonderful recipes.
- You can link up any recipe or foodie posts you have. Both old and new posts are welcome as long as they have not been linked to #CookBlogShare before. There is no set theme but it is always sensible to think about upcoming seasons and holidays.
- It is usually beneficial to link up towards the beginning of the week for maximum benefit to you.
- You can link up to a maximum of 4 posts per linky.
- Required – Add a link from your post(s) back to the host’s post. E.g. “I have linked this recipe to #CookBlogShare which was hosted this week by Chloe at Feast Glorious Feast.”
- Required – For each recipe that you link up, choose at least 2 of the other recipes which have been linked that week, go to the blog post and leave a 5* rating & lovely positive comment. You might want to come back later in the week when more posts have been linked up – but don’t forget!
- Required – Please also comment on at least one post from that week’s host. Their linked posts will be marked “HOST” in the title. Please note that a host might request that comments are not left on the linky post as this isn’t always the most beneficial place for a host to feel the love! My linked post this week is my Classic French Silk Pie and comments on this post are indeed turned off.
- Bonus – There is no set requirement but there are several other ways that you can help share the love with the other members linking up. These can include:
- Pinning the recipe
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Facebook page
- Sharing or scheduling a share to your Twitter Feed
- Saving the post to other sites like Yummly
- Hitting the heart icon in the bottom left corner if the blogger is using Grow.Me or Slicksteam.
- Have fun and get ready to Cook Blog Share!
Please note that 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!
Become a Guest Host
We are always looking for new bloggers to become guest hosts. Please get in touch with one of the regular hosts or post in the Facebook group if you want to be added to the rota.
Other Ways to Help The Community
- Follow #CookBlogShare on Instagram and like/comment on linked up posts.
- Follow #CookBlogShare on Twitter and like/retweet linked up tweets.
- Keep up with the Facebook Group for roundup recipe requests and other shouts for help.
- And do all these things yourself too!
- Get involved with the Facebook Group. Ask questions, answer questions, share successes and generally be part of the awesome community!
Thank you for taking part in #CookBlogShare this week. It has been a pleasure to host and I hope that you enjoyed my selection of recipes for summer.
This Week’s #CookBlogShare Links
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Please don’t forget to comment on my linked up post this week – French Silk Pie!
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