What’s this “ITB” stuff then? Well, ITB stands for In The Bag – a monthly food blogging event which celebrates seasonal food. We give people around the world a bag of ingredients to cook with, and what they make is up to them. September was seasonal fruit, and these are the great recipes submitted.
First up then, we have a mixed berry tart with vanilla marscapone cream from Lorraine at Italian Foodies. Hey, she even covered it in Mint leaves but admitted to hate them – so took them all off again before eating it!
Next up is a Quince Jelly recipe from Elle at Feeding my Enthusiasms. Quinces are always mentioned in recipes. Have I ever seen one? No. Never so much as sniffed one. Wonder if I’m missing out – why can’t I find them?
Before I go any further, I can see what a great theme this months In The Bag is – delicious, delicious fruit! The next recipe fits the description perfectly too – a Damson Ice Cream, Damson Gin and Blackberry Ice Cream (hey, that’s more than one recipe – so even more reason to check it out) courtesy of Antonia Lloyd at Food, Glorious Food!
Now for something you don’t see every day – a Concord Grape Pie. It’s like a pie, made with grapes, and looks great. It’s from Lisa at the aptly named Lisa’s Kitchen, too.
With good fresh and seasonal produce there is nothing better than simplicity to fully appreciate the delights of nature. Something such as a simple Organic Strawberry Jam, then, sounds perfect. Courtesy of Kyla at Omnivore Herbivore Carnivore!
Ok, next up is one of my favourite deserts – cheesecake – this time in the form of a Fruity Cheese Cake from Margot at Coffee and Vanilla. A well made cheesecake is truly worth its weight in…cheese (and a bit of crushed up biscuit).
When the weather starts turning a little chilly, something more substantial in your pudding bowl is called for. Bring forth the Peach and Blueberry Cobbler by Kevin at Closet Cooking. Yum!
I love blogs with simple names. How does “Mike’s Table” grab you? Mike has cooked up a Pecan Pie for us, which is fine by me – I love Pecans!
Remember that jam recipe a few paragraphs up? Well, Kyla is back again (and the more the merrier) with the similarly delicious sounding Peach Jam.
If it’s not too chilly where you live, you might also fancy some ice cream (or perhaps alongside a hot desert if it’s cold, like here). If so, perhaps we can tempt you with Lisa’s Apple Pie Ice Cream. Sounds delicious to me!
Still hungry after all this? Ok, so how about some more ice cream, this time from sunny California in the form of Fig Ice Cream from Mansi Desai at Fun and Food? I love figs and think they’re horribly underused, so this one sounds really appealing to me!
One that I almost missed that arrived at the last minute (but of course would never exclude) – a delicious Blackberry Slice from Good People Eats. Made whilst watching Seinfeld apparently – so this guy has got great taste!
And last but by no means least – a dish which is made all over England by families with all varieties of cooking skills – something so heart warmingly simple yet delicious – arise, the almighty Crumble! This time around, it’s a Plum Crumble, made by Julia from A Slice of Cherry Pie – one of the joint organisers of the In The Bag event.
So that brings September’s edition of In The Bag to a close. I hope I haven’t forgotten anyone who submitted recipes (but I’m so disorganised it wouldn’t suprise me if I had), and thanks to everyone who joined in.
October’s edition is going to be EVEN BETTER, and the contents of the bag open up all kinds of possibilities! I hope to see you all there. For more information, you’ll have to keep checking back at this blog, A Slice of Cherry Pie or Cherry’s English Kitchen over the next week!