Monday, September 18, 2017

IHCC September 2017 Potluck (for Kim) & Announcements

It's Potluck week and I need to start this post with some sad news. I know many of you have been missing the presence of our wonderful co-host Kim of Stirring the Pot. As she posted on her blog back in July, (here) Kim's mom's cancer came back and the doctors said it was terminal. Kim has been focused on spending time with, and taking care of her mom these last several weeks and sadly this past Friday, her mom passed away. Kim got to be there with her and hold her hand, and she and her family are doing as OK as can be expected. As sad as they are, she is taking comfort that her mom is no longer in all the pain she was in. 

Kim will be back to blogging and back with us here when she's ready. Until then, we will be thinking of you Kim and sending you and your family much love and support.

Since this is Potluck week, I'd like to suggest that we make it a Potluck in honor of Kim and her mom. Kim's mom was her biggest blogging fan and chief taster, so if you'd like to make a recipe or dish to show your support and love, I know she would appreciate it. When I lost my own mom two years ago, Kim did the same for me and it truly meant so much. 

If you'd like to take part, the usual Potluck guidelines apply--you can make any recipe from our current chef (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall) or any recipe from one of our previous IHCC chefs listed below.

Nigella Lawson  
  Mark Bittman    
Giada de Laurentiis
  Jamie Oliver
  Tessa Kiros
  Rick Bayless
  Madhur Jaffrey
  Yotam Ottolenghi
  Donna Hay
 Nigel Slater
  Diana Henry
 Jacques Pepin
  Ellie Krieger
   Curtis Stone  
Heidi Swanson

Make and post your September IHCC Potluck recipe in honor of Kim and her mom, by Sunday, September 24th and link a picture up below.
Please remember to link a thumbnail image and please do leave a comment after you link up so that we don't miss out on your dish. 
New to IHCC? Need help linking up or just a refresher on how to join in the fun and become a part of our community? Please 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 out on our Monthly Featured Ingredient/Recipe Challenge: Potatoes! theme last week, please click on the link to see what everyone made. 

***New IHCC Chef Announcement****

Since it's been on the side bar this week, I am assuming that you know that our upcoming IHCC Chef (Starting 10/2/17) is the Barefoot Contessa herself, Ina Garten. We look forward to exploring her tasty recipes.

As usual, the IHCC site will start changing its appearance a bit to reflect our new chef soon and we hope to have the October themes up this week. If you want to get started on your planning, our first theme is always one to welcome in the new chef and so you can start looking for any Ina Garten dish you'd like to make to welcome her to IHCC on October 2nd. 

Thanks for cooking along with us!


kitchen flavours said...

Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved mother. May she rest in peace. My deepest condolences to you and your family. Be strong, and take care, my friend. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Hugs.
(Deb, thanks for letting us know)

Shirley@EverOpenSauce said...

Kim, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Emily said...

Hugs and kisses, dear Kim!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Sending Kim my love and a virtual salad from Hugh--full of delicious Greek flavors and fried cheese. Hugs and love to you Kim.

kitchen flavours said...

Crustless pizza to share with Kim. Hugs!

ostwestwind said...

I send you hugs Kim, I prepared French beans with tomatoes