Friday, 27 July 2012

It’s an Olympian feast this fortnight

Today’s the day we start the Olympian celebration that is …. the British Food Fortnight. It’s about showcasing all that’s great in British food and embracing the huge variety of recipes from all corners of Britain. There are festivals all over Britain to celebrate what’s best which you can see at Love British Food.

So much to choose from so where to start? We’ve had a real treat of sunny weather this week and the fruit and vegetables in the small plot in my garden have suddenly put on a spurt with lettuces, radishes and beans ready to eat. And the outdoor tomatoes and peppers are showing some promise. But this year there’s a bumper crop of blueberries from the 2 small bushes I have growing in a pot. I’ve just picked some beauties which I’ll combine with raspberries and strawberries from our local market to make a fabulously simple but classic fruit salad. And to go with this a slice of Lemon loaf or Honey Orange cake.

Grandma would have had no hesitation in making fruit pies, desserts, jams and chutneys with all the produce available and you can see her wonderful recipes Grandma Abson's Traditional Baking and more from the collection I’m building in the Recipes section of this Blog.

How will you celebrate British Food Fortnight? Have you got a good recipe which symbolises everything great about British Food? Share it with us in the Post a Comment Box below. 

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