Monday, January 23, 2012

Competition: Love The Garden's Seasonal Recipe Competition

As I mentioned just before Christmas, I entered the Love The's recipe competition with my delicious Carrot, Maple and Bacon soup. Love the Garden regularly run seasonal recipe competitions for food bloggers, choosing one main focus ingredient, and challenging us to all come up with innovative and delicious recipes using this ingredient. In the past they have chosen ingredients such as cabbage, potatoes, and tomatoes- but this winter it was carrots! I thought my carrot soup had a fair chance- and it turned out it did! Because i won runner up prize, winning a copy of the new cookbook "Comfort and Spice" by Niamh Shields. I love it actually- very pretty photography, and i will defo be trying her "American style pancakes" recipe in the lazy brunch section of the book- sounds lush!

I lost to a recipe for carrot halva, by the guys behind the "Wanton Flavours" foodie blog. The grand prize is always £200 at any restaurant of your choice in the U.K, and each time i become ever more determined to win first prize! I'll get it one of these days, watch this space!!!

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