Choclette over at Chocolate Log Blog kicks things off this month with her own chocolate-infused vegetarian take on her grandmother’s shepherd pie recipe. All the vegetables came from her own garden and the organic milk is from a farm local to her in Cornwall. This sounds like the perfect winter comfort food for these dark, cold windy nights!
Janet at The Taste Space uses a delicacy local to her in Houston, Texas in her dish citrus collards and chickpeas. She writes, “Collards are local to the Southern United States, especially during the fall, and are best during the winter.” She jazzes things up a bit using garlic, dates and orange juice and includes chickpeas to make it a full flavoursome meal.
Scottish Vohn from Vohn’s Vittles combines the last of her gorgeous courgettes from her very own garden and fresh mint grown in her windowsill with some locally purchased onions to make this delicious looking low calorie courgette and mint soup. This sounds like a quick and fantastic way to use up the last of a glut of courgettes.
Jacqueline over at Tinned Tomatoes shares another delicious low calorie soup recipe this month: her 5:2 Diet – Carrot, Leek and Mustard Seed Soup made using local carrots and leeks. Jacqueline is a vegetarian food blogger in Scotland and her blog is full of fantastic recipes and photos. Do check it out!
Ros over at The More Than Occasional Baker made this gorgeous apple cinnamon crumble cake using apples from her work colleague’s own garden, thereby keeping the food miles to a minimum. This cake is made with wholemeal flour, oats, cinnamon and apples so it could almost be considered good for you! A warm slice of this would be perfect on these colder Autumn evenings.
Scotland produces a wealth of different honey. Each location has a different range of flowers and therefore the flavour of the honey will differ from region to region. Janice over at Farmersgirl Kitchen has used Scottish Blossom Honey from Dumfries in a baked beetroot with local honey and thyme dish made using locally grown beetroot a neighbour gave her from his own garden! Look at the colour! Divine!
Louisa over at Eat Your Veg has children who are in a soup phase. They’re mad for it just now and to satisfy their soup craving she’s made them a gorgeous roasted roots soup. This creamy soup is made from locally grown produce from Leominster, England, which she gets delivered in a vegetable box. Roasting really brings out the flavour of root vegetables and this soup is sure to hit the spot during this cold Autumnal weather!
Sarah over at Dinner with Crayons uses up those sad and neglected vegetables at the bottom of her fridge in this quick and simple fridge bottom soup. Admit it, we all have veg like that at the bottom of our own refrigerators! The carrots for this soup were purchased at her local shop in Walthamstow, England.
Shaheen over at Allotment 2 Kitchen was given some pears and spinach from her parents garden which she used to make this delicious looking apple-pear, spinach and Brie pizza. It went down a treat with her family and was a nice change from the more traditional tomato-sauced based pizza. Shaheen writes, “Its sweet and savoury. The sweetness comes from the honey and pears, and the savoury undertones from the garlic and Brie cheese, a little sharpness and crunch from the apples and walnuts. ” Sounds delicious!