For the past few months now I have been helped, nurtured, embraced and guided along the way by some pretty amazing fellow food bloggers. Not just about food, but about blogging, photography and numerous topics. The group I have come to really love and check in with for questions, answers, sharing of food ideas, recipes and support has been the Food Blogger Central team. What a fantastic group of amazing ladies, and a few men, too I might add.
I wrote an essay of sorts here about 8 months ago my personal experiences as a male food blogger. My outlook and experience has completely done a 180° swap by my participating. I reach out, ask questions, interact with commenters here and on other food blogs, and have been really improving my photography (or at least I think so) by their help. In the group Nagi, from RecipeTinEats proposed the group of 188+ food bloggers connect and set up a Blog Hop where everyone was listed who wanted to participate would be encouraged to get to know another blogger on the list, explore new cuisines and recipes and with that, the opportunity to expand some readership.
So the food blogger am introducing here is Harriet from over at What to have for Dinner Tonight. Her blog “is mainly aimed at busy people, who struggle to find time in their lives for cooking and end up all too often getting a take away or a ready meal.” She lives in Chester, Cheshire, which is near the border of Wales, in England. She has lot’s of tasty food and the recipe that grabbed my attention was this Swedish Meatballs recipe of hers.
I’m with Harriet, as I have never had the IKEA brand’s famous Swedish Meatballs! I’ve heard that Lingonberry jelly is traditionally used with Swedish meatballs and thought sour cream was integral as well, but this version is all about a roux-based sauce that is flavored with lots of fresh dill, parsley and a helping of sherry (her version uses brandy). I decided not to go the traditional route and copy hers exactly. While most of the ingredients are from her recipe I didn’t have brandy in the pantry and used sherry instead. Also, I wanted to keep things a little different and adapt from her, so I didn’t pan fry the meatballs, but chose to pour the sauce over them meatballs and then bake the entire dish. These came out so moist and was quite delicious. The fresh herbs pack a lot of flavor and the side of frites were perfect to sop up the wonderful gravy this made.
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March 27th, 2015
For the past few months now I have been helped, nurtured, embraced and guided along the way by some pretty amazing fellow food bloggers. Not just about food, but about blogging, photography and numerous topics. The group I have come to really love and check in with for questions, answers, sharing of food ideas, recipes ... Read More
March 25th, 2015
Poking around in the refrigerator I saw a large jar of marinated artichokes. Who the heck bought these? I certainly don't remember it, but I could have. You know it was a good deal at Costco, or something. Anyways, I could make a nice primavera pasta dish, or better yet, a dip. The dip idea won over as we were having co... Read More
March 23rd, 2015
Keviniscooking has been compensated by the Oregon Raspberry & Blackberry Commission. All opinions are mine alone. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Keviniscooking! #Oregon-Berries #ORBC So as I was rearranging the old cookbook collection I came across some wonderful old favorites and one's cover art mad... Read More
March 20th, 2015
For today's post, my Pineapple Guajillo Chile Pulled Pork, I decided to utilize the wonderful pineapple. A favorite fruit around this house. From smoothies, to salsas, to roasting on the BBQ with a dusting of cinnamon. It's sweet and tangy flavor and texture is wonderful. I used not only small, diced cubes in the toppi... Read More
March 18th, 2015
The other day a fellow male food blogger I follow, Mike over at The Iron You, made these roasted tomatoes. The pictures were what grabbed me. Isn't that always the way? Anyways, I thought about it and figured I'd make my own, too, and use them in a recipe. I couldn't just chop them and drop them in something without mak... Read More
March 16th, 2015
OK, just look at these sweet treats! Could you possibly resist? Yes, I know Saturday was Pi Day, 3.14, March fourteenth... the blogosphere is awash with so many pie recipes it was crazy. But I wanted something a little different to present to you and besides, I actually made these a week or so ago and finally was able t... Read More
March 13th, 2015
These Slow Cooker Szechuan Sticky Beef Short Ribs are simmered for six hours and are beyond tender. The kicker, surprise ingredient in this one is apple sauce. I like to sneak it into recipes whenever I can for not only flavor, but as a thickening agent. I feel it lends itself well with the fresh ginger, Chinese Five Sp... Read More
March 11th, 2015
You know with St. Patrick's Day coming quicker than I had anticipated, I decided an Irish dish in honor of my heritage was in fast order. I didn't feel like doing the traditional or the expected with a corned beef and cabbage styled meal, there's nothing wrong in that, but I had a recipe card from my Grandmother for ... Read More
March 9th, 2015
The idea for this salad originated from the wonderful cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Plenty More. I don't mind the occasional sweet dessert after dinner or bacon on a Sunday morning, but the eating for us has changed for the better. More salads, more fish and grains. I wanted a side dish for the roasted chicken I had ... Read More
March 6th, 2015
What I like about today's recipe, Bacon Jam and Fontina Loaded Turkey and Rice Meatloaf, is that it is packed with tasty stuff. First the meatloaf is made with the usual egg, breadcrumbs and seasoning, but the addition of leftover steamed rice keeps this meatloaf super moist and tender. Then I spread a beautifully tart ... Read More