Monday, September 28, 2009

Baker's Delight!

Can you feel it? That chill...slowly winding its way into your morning routine. The feeling that you should probably close your windows all the way at night...but you don't because you'd rather just wrap yourself in blankets and feel the cool air on your face. Sweatshirts and sweaters are finding their way back into closets and drawers. And that old friend...you know the one....the one that goes by the name OVEN. Helloooooo Oven! Are you feeling that itch to bake? To stir and mix and knead and enjoy the smells that warm your kitchen? Well, I am. And isn't it perfect timing that our theme this week just happens to be Baker's Delight.

I know that Nigella Lawson has some perfectly delicious potential goodies, just waiting for you to bake up! Thanks to everybody who submitted their delicious Family Favourites posts last week...can't wait to see what you bake up this week. Something elaborate? Something simple? Goodies for the kiddos? Fancy desserts for the adults? Don't forget to come back to show us what warm temptations are sliding out of your oven. Simply post on your blog and link your completed post to Mr. Linky below, on or by October 4th....now, get baking!

Link your I Heart Cooking Clubs post of the week's permalink with Mr. Linky, below, so we can all see your fabulous cooking club creation! Please leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Don't know what a permalink is? Please refer to the Welcome page.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Family Favourites

We want to send out a warm thanks to all who participated in our very first week here at I Heart Cooking Clubs! We had some fabulous Party Treats cooked up by our members and some people even got their very first taste of Nigella!

This week's challenge is Family Favourites. Old family traditions, current family requests, future possibilities of family food addictions...hey, you could even blog about the favourite treat of your childhood best friend's family...as long as you use a Nigella Lawson recipe to do it! So, peruse those books or check out the website (see sidebar) and let's see what we can cook up this week!

Post on your blog and Link your completed post to Mr. Linky below, on or by September 27th.

Link your I Heart Cooking Clubs post of the week's permalink with Mr. Linky, below, so we can all see your fabulous cooking club creation! Please leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.

Don't know what a permalink is? Please refer to the Welcome page.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009

You're Invited!

Our first week of I Heart Cooking Clubs deserves a party, don't you think?

This week's challenge is Party Treats. Find a recipe online or in one of Nigella's cookbooks, and whip up the perfect party treat to celebrate. It can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. A fun cocktail, playful appetizer, or wild dessert.. the options are endless!

Post on your blog and Link your completed post to Mr. Linky below, on or by September 20th.

Looking forward to lots of great treats, so glad you could join us!

Link your IHeart Cooking Clubs post of the week's permalink with Mr. Linky, below, so we can all see your fabulous cooking club creation! Please leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
Don't know what a permalink is? Please refer to the Welcome page.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Welcome!

Welcome to I Heart Cooking Clubs. A spin-off of the popular TFF (Tyler Florence Fridays) cooking club, presently featuring the recipes of Yotam Ottolenghi. (Through September 2013) This cooking club aims to grow and change with its members and explore other cooks and books in the future. A new chef/cook will be announced every six months.


You Choose the Recipes!

In the interest of freedom of choice, we have organized this cooking club on themes. How you interpret the theme is up to you. If you feel that you would like nothing better than a three pound bison burger, with all the fixin's, on a spa day.. nobody will challenge you on it!

Once the theme is announced, feel free to peruse Ottolenghi's recipes from his books or online, to find one that you think suits the theme and your tastes. Have fun with the recipe, change what you like, and link into that week's post.

Sidebar Blogroll

If you would like to be added to the blogroll on the sidebar, please leave your name and a link to your blog in the comments section of this welcome post.

Linking Your Post

At the end of each week's post, you will have a chance to link your post's permalink (not the link to your blog's homepage or front page) with inlinkz, below. The link will allow you to add and crop a thumbnail photo too. Please leave a comment after, each week that you use inlinkz to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
Feel free to write the name of your dish next to your name in the Linky field!


What is a permalink?
A permalink is a permanent link to your specific post, not to your blog's front page.

This is a permalink to a post -

http://iheartcookingclubs.blogspot.com/2013/04/shalom-yotam-ottolenghi.html

This is a link to the blog's front page -
http://iheartcookingclubs.blogspot.com/

 
See the difference? Great! Looking forward to your dishes!

Note: You can post any time during the week, new themes will be officially announced on Mondays, but are listed on the sidebar so you can plan ahead.


If you have any questions, leave a comment on this post or email one of the host/administrators listed on the sidebar. 

Welcome to IHCC!!!