Since I've started blogging I noticed how my cooking has been influenced, directly or only more conceptually, by posts from other bloggers. I'm not the only one: there are a few recipes that have jumped between different food blogs. One example, between many, would be Maki's lentil and chestnut soup, which appeared more or less under new disguises on Chocolate and Zucchini and on The daily bread. Sometimes I even thought about cooking something and found a post about it on someone's else blog the next day... mind reading :-)?
All this started me thinking. Why not put up a day where, just for the fun, bloggers take up a certain theme and come up with a recipe (original or not) for it? It would be really interesting to see what people from different backgrounds come up with and a great chance to get new ideas. It would be even better if bloggers who don't usually post about food would take part... surprise us! In honour to cooking disasters (which everyone meets sooner or later) I thought that maybe calling it the "Is my Blog burning? day" would be a nice idea.
So here's my proposal: whoever wants to take part (everyone is welcome to join as long as no insulting/disturbing material is posted) could post, including "is my blog burning" in the title or body of the post, a recipe following one of the proposed themes.
When? I would say in two weeks, on Sunday (i.e. in 13 days). That doesn't mean that one HAS to cook on the Sunday :-)! If it works, it could be repeated, maybe once for year season to have a season ingredient theme day.
What to cook? I have two proposals. a) since it's winter a soup, not fair fro those in the southern hemisphere, but it's the first theme that came to mind. As ingredients: one main vegetable, seasonal if possible, some nuts and one main aromatic ingredient, be it an herb, spice, spice paste or similar. b) a noodle dish with chicken (all parts allowed) and a main aromatic component, as described before. In both cases other ingredients are clearly allowed but those stated should be the main ones.
Let me know what you think, if you have modification to this idea and which of the two themes you prefer (or if you have a better idea). Hope you'll "play" too!