Monday, October 20, 2014

October Pot Luck!

Oh, yes ... we all love a Potluck around here!
Pot Luck Badge

And, what's not to love, when Potluck means not only do you get to choose the recipe, but you also get to choose the chef.

That's right, choose any Diana Henry recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous nine IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater

That makes for a veritable smorgasbord of English, American, Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Indian, Middle Eastern and "modern Australian" recipes to choose from.

To join in just post and link your October Potluck dish from any one of our IHCC chefs by Sunday 26 October.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

In other news ...
Starting next month we will be introducing a new theme, on a regular basis - a monthly Mystery Box Madness Challenge.  Each month you will be presented with a new mystery box of special ingredients.  Your challenge, should you decide to accept it, will be to post any dish you like from any one of our IHCC chefs as long as your dish contains at least three ingredients from the mystery box.  Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!  We know some of you like to plan ahead for challenges, so mystery box ingredients for the forthcoming month will be posted in the side bar along with upcoming themes.  Be watching soon to see what ingredients we will be cooking with in November.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Icy Cold!, be sure to click on the links and check out all the glorious icy treats everyone made.


Monday, October 13, 2014

Icy Cold!

Diana Henry has lots of great recipes for cold dishes, both sweet and savory. We thought it might be fun to make some of these Icy Cold frozen items, beverages, soups and other chilled dishes.

 Ice Cubes Image from forwallpaper.com

Pick any chilly Diana Henry recipe from one of her cookbooks or online to make and post by Sunday, October 19th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Welcome Diana Henry! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.


Monday, October 6, 2014

Welcome Diana Henry!


This week we Welcome Diana Henry to I Heart Cooking Clubs!

For the next six months we are going to be celebrating the recipes of Diana Henry.  Diana was raised in Northern Ireland and started cooking when she was just six years old. Like many of us, her love of cooking has been a constant in her life.  Diana has explored food while traveling, both in and out of her kitchen.  Diana has authored several cookbooks, writes a column for The Telegraph, and has her own website.  The next six months are going to be a tasty adventure!

Are you ready to get in the kitchen with Diana Henry? 

Choose any Diana Henry recipe to welcome in our new chef.  Make and post your dish by Sunday, October 12th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Cheerio Nigel! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Cheerio Nigel!


We've had a great old time over the last six months, cooking our hearts out with Nigel Slater.

We've made classic British dishes, been on picnics, done great things with vegetables, and kept an eye on the budget.  We've travelled the world, and the menu - we've done brunch, and nibbles, and bread and cheese, and a whole lot more.

And now it's that sad time when we have to say goodbye to Nigel, in readiness for welcoming in our new IHCC chef next week.  So in one final fling get those Nigel Slater cookbooks down off the shelf, and choose any recipe you like for a fitting farewell, and post your dish by Sunday 5 October.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome page.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Ladle It Up! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Ladle It Up!

It's time to get out your favorite soup pot and find those Nigel Slater recipes for soups, stews, curries, and other bowlfuls of goodness.

Get ready to Ladle It Up! 


Pick any Nigel Slater bowl-friendly recipe from online or one of his cookbooks and post and link by Sunday, September 28th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our September Potluck! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful chefs and dishes everyone made.

We look forward to seeing what you ladle up! 



Monday, September 15, 2014

September Potluck!



Potluck Week is your chance to  make any Nigel Slater recipe you like, or if you'd rather, you can make any dish from one of our previous nine IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson

Mark Bittman

Giada de Laurentiis

Jamie Oliver

Tessa Kiros

Rick Bayless

Madjur Jaffrey

Yotam Ottolenghi

Donna Hay

So many chefs and dishes, so little time!

To join in, just post and link your September Potluck dish by Sunday, September 21st.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your Potluck creation.


New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.


If you missed our Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the comforting dishes everyone made.
  
******Special Announcement******
The vote is in and and you've chosen Diana Henry!
 We will begin cooking the recipes of Diana Henry on October 5th!!

  Diana was raised in Northern Ireland and started cooking when she was just six years old. Like many of us, her love of cooking has been a constant in her life.  Diana has explored food while traveling, both in and out of her kitchen.  She has written eight cookbooks, her newest is entitled Change of Appetite, and was just published this past March.  You can find her cookbooks on Amazon, as well as in stores. Diana can also be found online via The Telegraph where she has been writing and sharing recipes for ten years.  She also has a beautiful website where you can view additional recipes and get to know her a little better!  
Please see the links below if you're interested in looking over her cookbooks and/or viewing her recipes online at The Telegraph and/or her website.  
 
 
Over the next few weeks you will notice changes to the IHCC page as we go under construction for our new chef!  We will be getting a whole new look, a new header, and a new badge! If you have any ideas or suggestions, and/or you'd like to throw  suggestions for themes we'd love to hear from you!  Please leave a comment below and one of us will respond.
We are very excited to be cooking with Diana Henry!!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses, Oh My!

Call them what you will... lentils, legumes, pulses...

They are healthy, versatile, and a great way to fill up while on a budget. 

This week at IHCC we are all about

Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses, Oh My! 

                            *Photos from Kahakai Kitchen, Stirring the Pot, Couscous & Consciousness & Freeimages.com

Choose your favorite variety (here's a list of them to get you started) and find a Nigel Slater recipe featuring these versatile ingredients to make and post by Sunday, September 14th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Bread Ahead! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful picklish dishes everyone made.