As I did my morning check on Twitter I spotted Jaden from Steamy Kitchen talking about Summer Fest 2009. I wasn’t sure if she was talking about a music festival or a tomato festival but as it turns out I was on the right track thinking tomatoes–
“Summer Fest is a cross-blog event every Tuesday for the next four weeks, which will be a celebration of fresh-from-the-garden food: recipes, growing tips, even tricks for storing and preserving summer’s best.”
Count me in. So how does it work?
The four main players, A Way to Garden, Mattbites, Steamy Kitchen & White on Rice, have picked a different theme for each week beginning with HERBS. Starting today (and every Tuesday thereafter) they’ll each post a new recipe/tip using the chosen special ingredient on their own sites where we (fellow bloggers) are encouraged to leave our own recipes & such using the same ingredient creating cross-blogging for food enthusiasts. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to other bloggers, not to mention pick up a few new recipes and tips. What a brilliant idea!
So what did I contribute? Well since I used herbs from my own garden in my Mango-Jalapeno Crabcake recipe, I decided that would be spot on. Want to join in on the fun? Leave your recipe or favourite links, whether to your own blog or someone else’s, at all the host blogs. That way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. Everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering.
Let me know if you join! Cheers!