Today's #CookBlogShare comes with a big announcement that is a little sad but at the same time hopeful. Sad because after creating and hosting this wonderful link party for over a year I have decided the time has come to pass the torch on to another host – or, I am hoping, a group of food bloggers that will not only keep #CookBlogShare going but make it even stronger and better than it has been so far.
I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you through this link party and getting a glimpse into your kitchens and lives. But as the party has grown bigger and more popular I have also become unable to cope with the demands of keeping it going. This has never been more true than right now as I have just started a new full time job. To say that I am utterly exhausted would be the understatement of the year – I have a hard time staying awake in the evenings, never mind blogging, cooking or doing anything other than lie on the sofa and pretend I don't still have a ton of (freelance) work to do.
I sent a group email out to ask if any of you would be willing to take over and have received a few responses. But for those who didn't get the email, please get in touch if you are interested. The party will be hosted here one the last time (sob!) and it will stay open until July 21st. Please link the recipes you are proudest of and let's make it one last linky to remember. I will announce the details of who will be taking over on the same post. Thank you all, so much, for coming back and sharing your posts with #CookBlogShare, for commenting here and on each others posts. What I was hoping to achieve when I started this was to create a sense of community and get to know other bloggers. I hope the party will live on even if I only watch from the sidelines.
Enough of me though. I am getting emotional. Lets take a look at this week's superstars...
1. Rhubarb and strawberry meringue pies with lime, pistachio & cardamom pastry from Kate of Gluten Free Alchemist – such beautiful seasonal flavours.
2. Have you ever wanted to make cheese souflés? Lili's cakes has you covered with a very extensive post complete with illustrations. Don't they look wonderful?
3. How can I resist these scones Angela of My Golden Pear created for National Cream Tea day?
4. Hannah of Domestic Gothess has created and linked so many wonderful recipes recently that it is incredibly hard to single one out. Still, these peach, pistachio and rose tarts really are near the top of my list.
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