Special Edition Jihva

Hello People!!!

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
Diwali Treats!!!!!!
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 pastpresentme@yahoo.com.

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????
Elementary, watson…


20 thoughts on “Special Edition Jihva

  1. Hey Vee,
    1) Welcome back….missed you and your recipes and most of all your write-ups πŸ™‚
    2) Wonderful template, looks classy, but the sidebar font is a lil too small
    3) WONDERFUL theme for Jihva…..there are surely going to be fireworks on ur blog on diwali with all the recipes πŸ™‚ It is just the perfect theme for this month. Now I am going to rush a call to my mom to get some recipes out of our family chest πŸ™‚

  2. Hi vee
    Wonderful thinking! Diwali treats. It is a tradition in my family to make the treats a day before diwali and I plan on making them on the 20th. Do you think you can post the round-up a couple days after Diwali? This will give me some time to write things up. Thanks!

  3. Hi Vee,

    How can we not love you?
    I always enjoy my visits to your blog. You are a great writer and your recipes are pure gold. Not only that, you also have a kind, good heart. Simply irresistible is what you are!

    I am planning to try a different and new treat for this Diwali. And I can’t wait to see what you’d prepare to celebrate this joyous occasion.


  4. Hi Vee,
    You have a wonderful site here. I am new to blogging but have been reading the food blogs off and on, and am amazed by the variety of indian cooking which being an Indian, I didn’t have a clue about.
    I wanted to participate in this month’s JFI which I think is a great community event.
    Since I have never participated in anything like this before, I wanted to know if my receipe needs to be something unique, or can it be something I am making/planning to make for Diwali

    Thanks and Wishing you all the success for hosting this month’s event


  5. Priya, wow..going straight to the source huh?…eagerly awaiting your post.

    Mallika,..wow…Slow down there…deep breaths..
    Looking fwd to your entry

    Hema, Send in the entry a couple days later. I will add it to the list later. No probs. I understand. Even I am thinking if I will have the time to post the round up on diwali day. Though I am really going to fight to do it.

    comidademama, We have all been there. New place. No friends. But As I am sure you know, Things can only get better, can’t they?

    Prema,Nandita, Laxmi, Asha Looking fwd to seeing your entries.

    Indira, Oh Indira …Please stop . Stop. You are embarrassing me. And when I say stop, you know what I really mean is please go on and on and on… πŸ™‚

    Sandeepa, I would prefer you blog about something you are making for diwali. Thats what this event is about. I would love to know a bong take on diwali.

  6. Hi Vee

    Dear you have a wonderful site & I am new to blogging but have been reading the food blogs now & then…..
    I love to visit ur blog & others too whenever i get time from my new born son & toddler daughter.
    I wanted to participate in this month’s JFI which I think is a great time to celebrate my Son’s first Diwali. Since I have never participated in anything like this before, I wanted to know if I can send it to you & can be anything like Cakes & baked items
    Thanks and Wishing you all the success & Happy Diwali.

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