Monday, September 19, 2011

Cheerio, Mate! (Our Final Potluck with Jamie Oliver!)

First things first... If you can't tell by looking around, starting next week there is a new chef in town. You came, you voted, and you selected Tessa Kiros as the chef we will be cooking with for the next six months!

Born in London to a Finnish mother and a Greek-Cypriot father, Tessa Kiros has traveled all over the globe while collecting inspiration, memories and recipes. Her gorgeous cookbooks are the stuff dreams are made of and we look forward to exploring the world with her.

But wait...


Before we welcome Tessa officially, we need to say Cheerio, Mate! to a very special chap, Jamie Oliver. Six months cooking with Jamie has flown by and it is time to say goodbye with one final POTLUCK!

It's time to make that Jamie recipe you have been putting off, or remaking a dish you loved. Whatever you decide to make, let's send Jamie out with a bang this week!


Jamie, we will miss getting naked with you! Thinking fondly of your rumpled "everyday bloke" good looks, your cheeky personality and your easy-peasy, tasty recipes. Even though we will be cooking with a new chef instead of spending time with you each week, you will always be in our hearts.


Pick your final Jamie Oliver recipe from one of his books or online and join in the final POTLUCK fun by posting your dish by Sunday, September 25th.


  • Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous potluck creation!
  • Remember to leave a comment after, each week that you use Mr. Linky to link your post, just to be sure we don't miss anyone.
  • New to IHCC and not sure what a permalink is? Check out our Welcome post.
  • If you missed the Ready, Breadie! theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious bread creations that everyone made!

Don't forget! We are still cooking through the recipes of Jamie Oliver for another week...so if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of his recipes for your post!


So Jamie, Cheerio, Mate! And we will see you all at the POTLUCK!
I Heart Cooking Clubs *Cheerio Mate! Final Potluck with Jamie* Participants
1. Tina Marie - Crispy Sticky Chicken Thighs
2. Couscous & Consciousness - Blue Cheese, Fig & Walnut Flatbread
3. Kim-Top Five Jamie Recipes
4. Natashya - Jamie's Perfect Roast Chicken
5. Michelle ~ Crunchy Garlic Chicken & my favs
6. Deb in Hawaii-Pukkolla
7. Heather ~the wrap-up
8. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Spinach and Mushroom Calzones
9. Andreas - Farro Salad with oven-baked Vegetables
10. Meredith-Roasted Chicken Thighs with Creamy Butternut Squash and Chiles

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12 comments:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

I love it, Deb! Those thought bubbles crack me up. Great post!
On one hand I am really excited for a new cuisine, on the other - I am really going to miss Jamie!

girlichef said...

Oh man, I'm so going to miss Jamie...this has been a great six months. Fortunately, I'm not going to stop cooking with him, just take a little breather ;)... Really looking forward to getting to know Tessa, though! Love all the pix!

Pierce said...

That was a cute post, very entertaining. I will also miss Jamie but am looking forward to a new babe-chef. I'll still cook Jamie recipes too though.

I just added Crispy Sticky Chicken thighs

Carol said...

It's been fun cooking with Jamie, although I haven't cooked the past few weeks, hope to start again with Tessa, I love her books.

Kim said...

So many fun pics, Deb! Cherrio, Jamie.

I didn't make a dish this week. Instead I posted my top five Jamie dishes, as well as some honorable mentions. I always like to do that so that I can have a reference point for my favorite recipes.

Excited for Tessa!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Jamie's Perfect Roast Chicken is up! Elegant, delicious, and dead easy. Gotta love it!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Girli - definitely! Jamie has become a real favourite here.

Pierce - man, those thighs look delish!

Kim - I love your retrospectives!

Carol - there's nothing like a new chef to give one fresh excitement for cooking clubs!

MM said...

Jamie and I didn't always get along these past 6 months. But I have some of my favs featured in this week's post. These are dishes I'll make again & again (and have).

Deb in Hawaii said...

I made Jamie's Pukkolla (Muesli) and did a quick picture round up of a few favorite Jamie dishes.

girlichef said...

I decided to post a couple pics of things that I never got around to posting + my top 10 (I just couldn't choose any less...). I'll miss you in my life so much, Jamie!

Andreas said...

Post is up.

Meredith said...

This might have been one of my favorite recipes,loved it.Hooray for some Jamie Oliver,but now to get to know Tessa,how exciting!