Monday, September 15, 2014

September Potluck!



Potluck Week is your chance to  make any Nigel Slater recipe you like, or if you'd rather, you can make any dish from one of our previous nine IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson

Mark Bittman

Giada de Laurentiis

Jamie Oliver

Tessa Kiros

Rick Bayless

Madjur Jaffrey

Yotam Ottolenghi

Donna Hay

So many chefs and dishes, so little time!

To join in, just post and link your September Potluck dish by Sunday, September 21st.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your Potluck creation.


New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.


If you missed our Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the comforting dishes everyone made.
  
******Special Announcement******
The vote is in and and you've chosen Diana Henry!
 We will begin cooking the recipes of Diana Henry on October 5th!!

  Diana was raised in Northern Ireland and started cooking when she was just six years old. Like many of us, her love of cooking has been a constant in her life.  Diana has explored food while traveling, both in and out of her kitchen.  She has written eight cookbooks, her newest is entitled Change of Appetite, and was just published this past March.  You can find her cookbooks on Amazon, as well as in stores. Diana can also be found online via The Telegraph where she has been writing and sharing recipes for ten years.  She also has a beautiful website where you can view additional recipes and get to know her a little better!  
Please see the links below if you're interested in looking over her cookbooks and/or viewing her recipes online at The Telegraph and/or her website.  
 
 
Over the next few weeks you will notice changes to the IHCC page as we go under construction for our new chef!  We will be getting a whole new look, a new header, and a new badge! If you have any ideas or suggestions, and/or you'd like to throw  suggestions for themes we'd love to hear from you!  Please leave a comment below and one of us will respond.
We are very excited to be cooking with Diana Henry!!


Monday, September 8, 2014

Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses, Oh My!

Call them what you will... lentils, legumes, pulses...

They are healthy, versatile, and a great way to fill up while on a budget. 

This week at IHCC we are all about

Lentils, Legumes, and Pulses, Oh My! 

                            *Photos from Kahakai Kitchen, Stirring the Pot, Couscous & Consciousness & Freeimages.com

Choose your favorite variety (here's a list of them to get you started) and find a Nigel Slater recipe featuring these versatile ingredients to make and post by Sunday, September 14th.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Bread Ahead! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful picklish dishes everyone made.


Monday, September 1, 2014

Bread Ahead! (And New Chef Poll Announcement!)

OK, Carb Lovers--you know who you are! 

This week there is BREAD AHEAD!



Time to make those Nigel Slater recipes for or featuring bread or other yeasty creations!

Pick any Nigel Slater bread-centric recipe from online or one of his cookbooks and post and link by Sunday, September 7th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.


If you missed our In Quite A Pickle theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful picklish dishes everyone made.

****New Chef Poll Announcement****

Can you believe this is our final month of cooking with Nigel?  Time really flies! 
Time to pick a new chef to cook with from October through April 2015. 

We have four fascinating and fantastic female chefs to choose from:
  • Diana Henry 
  • Claudia Roden 
  • Mollie Katzen 
  • Rachel Allen

The poll is now up on the sidebar and you have the next 10 days (until 11:59 PM EST, Wednesday, September 10th) to do your research and thinking and to cast your vote for our next chef. We will start cooking with our winner on Monday, October 6th.

 Happy Voting! ;-)



Monday, August 25, 2014

In Quite A Pickle!

This week we're In Quite A Pickle....with Nigel Slater!

Sounds kinda fun, huh?

This is your chance to get out those cookbooks and get pickling! Make your own pickle or feature a dish with pickled ingredients.  

Choose any Nigel Slater recipe that gets you In Quite a Pickle, and post your dish by Sunday, August 31st

Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link, so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  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 our August Potluck last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.

*Photo credit to The Guardian.com and Googleimages.com


Monday, August 18, 2014

August Potluck!

Potluck Week is your chance to  make any Nigel Slater recipe you like, or if you'd rather, you can make any dish from one of our previous nine IHCC chefs:

Nigella Lawson

Mark Bittman

Giada de Laurentiis

Jamie Oliver

Tessa Kiros

Rick Bayless

Madjur Jaffrey

Yotam Ottolenghi

Donna Hay

So many chefs and dishes, so little time!

To join in, just post and link your August Potluck dish by Sunday, August 24th.  Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your Potluck creation.


New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.


If you missed our Zest It Up theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the citrusy dishes everyone made.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Zest It up!

Bitter Orange Spoon Sweets 3

This week we're going to Zest It Up ... diving into all those lovely Nigel Slater recipes that feature endlessly versatile citrus fruits.

Oranges, lemons, mandarins, tangelos, tangerines, grapefruit, limes, clementines, kumquats, even those extraordinary looking Buddha's hands, if you're lucky enough to be able to find one - the variety of citrus fruit available is incredible.  And even more limitless are the uses to which you can put them.  Citrus lends itself to both sweet and savoury applications.  It can play the starring role as the hero ingredient of your dish, or be the support player which makes all the other ingredients shine.

Whichever way you decide to go, Nigel will be able to help you bring a little sunshine into your week and zest things up.
So get those cookbooks out or look at any of the appropriate online sources, choose any Nigel Slater recipe for a dish to Zest It Up, and post your dish by Sunday 17 August.

Please remember to link a thumbnail image below, and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your post.

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  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 our Moreish Meals theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.



Monday, August 4, 2014

"Moreish Meals!"

 *Photo credit: Oliver Twist (film), 1948

Second or maybe third helpings anyone? 

Sometimes one helping just isn't enough so this week we are making Nigel Slater dishes that are so good, you just want to keep eating more...

"Moreish Meals"

Pick any Nigel Slater recipe from online or one of his cookbooks that you think is worthy of multiple servings. It can be something sweet, something savory, homey comfort food, or something truly decadent. Whatever you want more of.
  
To join in, just post and link your "Moreish Meals" by Sunday, August 10th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and to leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.


If you missed our Serving Up Salads theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful world-traveling dishes everyone made.