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post #181 of 189
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Thanks all !!!!!

I won :bounce:

 

I never expected that as there were so many great entries.

Thanks ChefLayne for being another excellent host!

 

In the last couple of months we have seen some amazing entries in these challenges, and now it is up to me to host the next one.

That ain’t gonna be easy.

We’ve had great hosts, so I got some big boots to fill.

 

October here is called “the suicide month” . It gets up to 43 oC in the shade (that’s 110 Fahrenheit).

 

Appetites go down, tempers flare, all animals come to the water and the fishing is great .

 

So am I going to go for cold meals, or fish, or should I take into consideration that most of you are in the Northern hemisphere and fast approaching winter? Or should I go for my favourite style of food and make it SE-Asian?

 

I will let you all know later today :lol:

 

Excellent!! Congratulations!  

 

October is a great food month here in the northern hemisphere, the weather is getting colder and we are celebrating harvest.  We have great food to look forward to including an abundance of apples, mushrooms, leeks, corn, brussel sprouts, fennel, pommegranates, lots and lots of types of pumpkins and squashes, and dark leafy greens like lettuce, kale, spinach, radiccio, etc.  We have Canadian Thanksgiving on Oct 13, other fall activities that we do are pumpkin picking, apple picking, hay rides, and there are several harvest festivals all over the country.  It's going to be tough picking an ingredient, a theme where we can all incorporate our own seasonal foods is probably better than "cold foods."  It makes it easier to participate, this fig challenge for example has been really hard to participate in considering I couldn't find figs worth eating in my neighborhood :(  I pulled out a couple of past dishes and have enjoyed (still enjoying) my simple fig jam with camembert on bread when I'm cheating on my wheat-free diet :)


Edited by Koukouvagia - 10/1/13 at 5:04am

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post #182 of 189

Well Done Butzy , Congratulations !

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post #183 of 189

Congrats  Butzy! Spring is coming here, so cold meals are perfect, tho whatever you chose will be OK. 

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post #184 of 189
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... So am I going to go for cold meals, or fish ...

That sounds GREAT to me!  Having spent most of my life in a warm (and very humid) weather climate, cold meals are a staple on our table.  It can be SNOWING outside and I'll still put out a cold buffet for Christmas (December 24th) Eve supper.  ;)

post #185 of 189

Congratulations!! Haven't participated in this as much as I would have liked, but there was a certain lack of time and good figs around here. 

 

Do I sense a charcuterie-challenge coming up, Butzy?

post #186 of 189
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 should I go for my favourite style of food and make it SE-Asian?

 

That would be a great one! Like Gene I haven't had the time to participate in those challenges lately but if you choose that theme I will have no choice but to submit some dishes. 

:lips:

post #187 of 189
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Congratulations!! Haven't participated in this as much as I would have liked, but there was a certain lack of time and good figs around here. 

 

Do I sense a charcuterie-challenge coming up, Butzy?

 

I was thinking that something along that theme may be coming up, based on the "Calling all smokers" thread.  We shall see.

 

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post #188 of 189
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That would be a great one! Like Gene I haven't had the time to participate in those challenges lately but if you choose that theme I will have no choice but to submit some dishes. 

:lips:

 

I think something southeast-asian would send me into overdrive mode, too ;)

post #189 of 189
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I think something southeast-asian would send me into overdrive mode, too ;)

 

I've pretty much got my first menu for the cabbage challenge in mind, and it is inspired by that area.

 

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