Monday, February 28, 2011

Spring Fever!

***A quick announcement before we talk about this week's theme...IT'S VOTING TIME!  That's right.  One more month of cooking with Giada...then we bring a guy into the kitchen.  Who do you want to spend the next 6 months with?  Rick Bayless...Bobby Flay...or Jamie Oliver.  Those are your choices.  I've got to say, I'm looking forward to spending time with whichever guy wins the vote...I enjoy them all!  Check out the sidebar and place your vote.  The poll will stay open for 2 weeks.  Then we'll have 2 more weeks to gather books, recipes, websites in preparation for the winner!***
I've got it.  Oh yeah, I've got it bad!  What do I have?  A fever.  SPRING FEVER!  Please snow...please, Please, PLEASE go away!  I want tiny green buds and pastel flowers and refreshing rains.  I want asparagus spears poking their tips through the soil.  I want tiny red strawberries, packed with sweet juices.  I want baby lettuces and spring garlic and fleshy little apricots.  Not to mention tangy rhubarb and sweet little peas and peppery watercress.
How 'bout you?  Have you got the fever?  Well, head into the kitchen with Giada and make something that represents SPRING to you!  Be it the ingredients, the memories, the anticipation, Spring Break, you name it...what's your interpretation?
Make and post your Spring Fever! post by Sunday, February 6th. Don't forget to link your post of the week's with Mr. Linky below, so we can all enjoy your fabulous 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.
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If you missed the Potluck theme last week, be sure to head on over and see all of the delicious dishes everyone brought!  Don't forget, we're cooking through the recipes of Giada De Laurentiis right if you've linked up, be sure that you've used/adapted one of her recipes for your post!

I Heart Cooking Clubs *Spring Fever* Participants
1. Mary w/Roasted Veggie Lasagna
2. Beth Anne - Strawberry Nutella Panini
3. Andrea at Nummy Kitchen -- Strawberry Mango Spring Rolls
4. Kim - Pastina with Peas and Carrots
5. Deb in Hawaii--Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Purée.
6. Chicken Marsala
7. Natashya - Ice Caffe Latte
8. Tina Marie - Sundried Tomato Garlic Corn Muffins!
9. Roz - Baked Orzo with Fontina and Peas
10. Meredith-Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil

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Nico said...

I am going to be rooting for Bobby Flay as the next chef! I have a few of his recipes bookmarked and I would love an excuse to buy his Mesa cookbook :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Fresh and "springy" post Heather.

Looking forward to seeing our next chef choice soon--like you I am a fan of all three and will happily cook away with any of them. ;-)

NKP said...

Mmm, I am definitely dreaming of spring. I am looking at my garden (I know it's somewhere under that white stuff!)
Can't wait for winter to be over!
Great post Heather, really looking forward to seeing who gets voted in too. ☺

Kim said...

Great post Heather. It's going to be exciting to see who leads the vote! I think all of them are great in their own ways.

Unknown said...

great post. can't wait for spring OR to find out who we are cooking with next! fun, fun, fun!

Ty'sMommy said...

Yay! I have my post up!

The Chef In My Head said...

Building a new garden, and can't wait for all the fresh veggies!! Hoping for Rick Bayless since I am planting lots of peppers!!!

Tina said...

I can't wait to see who wins the vote for our boy chef coming up. I voted for Jamie BUT have checked some Bayless and Flay out iof the library. Just to see what they have to offer.

Andrea at Nummy Kitchen said...

Just posted my spring fever pick, going to try to join you guys for the last few Giada weeks and am excited about our next chef, they all sound great!

Kim said...

Giada's Pastina with Peas and Carrots was a real winner! It will definitely be a new staple for us.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Would like a little more spring right this second. Loud storm--wind and rain--have been up since 3:00 AM & can't sleep, sirens, power has been off twice. Might as well post, right?! ;-)

Giada's Salmon in Lemon Brodetto with Pea Purée was delicious and very spring-like.

Ann said...

I like the idea of cooking the recipes of Bobby Flay. He's so fearless in the kitchen.

pam said...

I just voted for Jamie Oliver, though I would gladly accept Rick Bayless.

NKP said...

Ice Caffe Lattes! Yeah, I broke out the cubes. ☺

Tina said...

I just added mine...late to the party as always!! I will visit the other links tomorrow morning as dinner is ready and I'm getting "the eye" for being on the computer!!

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

We LOVED this orzo with fontina and peas recipe from Giada. It will be so interesting to see which guy wins the vote! I'm ready for the next chef!

Meredith said...

Ooohh spring is around the corner.I can't wait too much longer,but for now this dish will do.
And I'm kinda excited about some Rick Bayless recipes in the middle of summer,but I will be thrilled with any of the choices.