Monday, September 29, 2014

Cheerio Nigel!


We've had a great old time over the last six months, cooking our hearts out with Nigel Slater.

We've made classic British dishes, been on picnics, done great things with vegetables, and kept an eye on the budget.  We've travelled the world, and the menu - we've done brunch, and nibbles, and bread and cheese, and a whole lot more.

And now it's that sad time when we have to say goodbye to Nigel, in readiness for welcoming in our new IHCC chef next week.  So in one final fling get those Nigel Slater cookbooks down off the shelf, and choose any recipe you like for a fitting farewell, and post your dish by Sunday 5 October.

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 Ladle It Up! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful dishes everyone made.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Ladle It Up!

It's time to get out your favorite soup pot and find those Nigel Slater recipes for soups, stews, curries, and other bowlfuls of goodness.

Get ready to Ladle It Up! 


Pick any Nigel Slater bowl-friendly recipe from online or one of his cookbooks and post and link by Sunday, September 28th. 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 September Potluck! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the wonderful chefs and dishes everyone made.

We look forward to seeing what you ladle up! 



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.