I am back and what a way to come back, too. I am hosting Jihva this month…really excited about that. But before I delve into the jihva business, lemme take a moment and thank all you people who have kept visiting this site even though there have been no new posts. Thank you all for your comments and emails (yes, the ones I haven’t replied to). Each of your mails and comments have been read and appreciated. Each of them have touched my heart and made me believe that this blog is going to be alive when I do get back to it. Thank you all for your Support and patience…Oh…you love me!!!! You really, really love me !!!!!
Anyway, back to business. Its my turn to host the Jihva event. If you don’t know what jihva is by now, you really need to get into the thick of things here. To help you along the way, here is a quick summary. Jihva-for-ingredient is a monthly blogging event that features an ingredient that is quintessentially indian. Every participant blogs a recipe using that ingredient on the first of the next month and the host does the roundup. The host also chooses the ingredient of the month. Got it??? Still not?? Well, then visit Indira’s Blog where she does a much better job at explaining the whole thing. After all, it is her brain child.
If even a visit to that site didn’t help and you still haven’t got it, No problem . Because I am,anyway, changing the rules this time around.(Read the Title of the post, people!!!…Its Special Edition Jihva.). So without much ado, I present to you Jihva for November.
Considering that October celebrates one of the biggest and most loved Indian Festival, “Diwali” and considering the fact that all you foodies are going to cook up all those gorgeous diwali treats at home and considering the fact that none of you are going to willingly share any of it with me, I have decided that I am going to force the issue.
Thats right, The theme for this months Jihva is
Yes, people!!!… Cook up those ghee-laden, calorie-rich loaded-with-carbs special treats, take a snap/blog about it and send it across to me. I will do the round up and you can feast your eyes on all of the goodies here on diwali day. Yep, thats right. Cook it up, post it any time from today to october 19th and I will post the round up of all of it on October 21st (thats deepavali day). If you don’t have a blog and would still like to participate, take a snap of your goodie and email me the recipe and any special story or memories attached to the goodie, along with it . The snap will make the round up and I will blog your recipe and the story in the next post. If you do not send a snap., it won’t make the roundup. But I will cook it up and blog abt it in future posts.Like the sound of it???…Well follow the below steps/rules and send across your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) There is no special ingredient for this month’s jihva. Other than “Family, Tradition etc.” (as described aptly by Indira). All you have to do is cook up one or many treats made specially for diwali. If you don’t celebrate diwali, don’t fret. Just cook up one of your favorite ghee/butter-laden, calorie-rich loaded-with-carbs special treats that has a special memory/tradition attached to it. The treat could be sweet or savory or anything else as long as it is edible.
2) There is no special posting date. Post your entry on any day between today and october 19th. Just mention in your post that it is an entry to this edition of Jihva, and link it to this page. If you don’t have a blog just mail me your entries.
3) Mail me the post link along with a 75 * 75 thumbnail of it by october 19th with the word “jihva” in the subject line. Again, If you don’t have a blog, just mail me your recipe along with a Photo and a story (optional).
4) The round up will be posted on October 21st, 2006.
Thats it, folks. Zap me with any questions that you have.Looking forward to your entries….
For more information about diwali, please visit this site
What is it that you ask???…what do you do on Nov. 1st????
GO TO THE DARNED GYM AND MELT OFF ALL THOSE CALORIES YOU PUT ON IN THE NAME OF DIWALI.