"Teilen macht spaß" (sharing is fun) is a German saying children often get to hear in these parts, and I've been trying to convince my son about, without much success. Maybe three years old cannot yet see the sense. Things are different when it comes to food: is there anything nicer than sharing the food you prepared with those you love, or your favorite recipe with a fellow-minded cook? That's the spirit of the many food blogging events that delight us every month, and to top that, there's a little surprise in store. This month we'll not only be sharing recipes, but even events! That's the idea behind this month's joint Sugar High Friday-Is My Blog Burning Cookie-swap Party.
Join me Jennifer and me for this festive cookie swap. Share a recipe or two...or more for your favourite homemade cookies with us and look for new ideas among the contributions of other bloggers, without the stress of having to look through books, magazines and webpages for your inspiration. I for one hope it will end up a yearly holiday tradition.
On top of the bounty of recipes, Jennifer has organized a special treat for this month's participants. Yes, this time there are also prizes to be won! Go over to her forums (click on “Blog Events”), and you will see a few photos of the outside and inside of a very sweet cookie book called “The Cookie Sutra”. Jennifer has managed to secure a dozen of these naughty little cookie books for 12 lucky winners. How will we ever judge the winners, you ask? Quoting Jennifer: "Well, I won’t…and Alberto won’t…but YOU will!". Read through the round-ups, choose your top three favorites and email us before December 8th quoting the recipe and which blog it appeared on (please, don’t vote for yourself – someone will, we're sure!). The top twelve most selected entrants will get a copy mailed to them – just in time for the holidays.
The usual "rules" apply to this IMBB/SHF event as always. And if you're joining us for the first time, here it goes: any and all bloggers...or readers of blogs... or complete strangers without blogs (yet!) are welcome to take part, whether they regularly blog about food or not. The theme is "Cookie Swap" and the weekend for this joint SHF/IMBB is Friday November 25th – Sunday November 27th, 2005. The cookies don't have to be made on that weekend, but your entry and recipe should be posted then. Share the recipe for your cookie(s), and if you can include a picture too: we would all love to see what they look like. Once your entry is posted, please email us at our joint cookie swap email address with permlink to your recipe, your blog, your name and where you are located. We will include it in a post that lists all of the participants and their recipes the following week.
And now: hush, hush off you go, turn those ovens on and start baking!
And be sure to check out Jennifer's announcemet too!