Well, I must say that WTSIM seems to be off to a flying start – Andrew collected fifty (that’s five oh, folks!) entries for our inaugural edition of my, Johanna‘s and Andrew‘s shiny new event. I think it’s pretty safe to say that the roundup is the definitive repository of modern (and ancient!) stew recipes in the blogosphere today…
Clearly, none of you have been able to sleep, what with the excitement of waiting for the announcement of the February theme. Seeing as I’m not by nature a malicious person, I thought what the heck, let me hurry up and put you out of your misery. The theme for February will be (drum roll…) pies!
Aaaaah, pie. One of life’s great joys when made well, one of life’s great disappointments when not. Sweet, savoury, chunky, dainty, warm cold… there really is a pie to suit every occasion. Now, in keeping with WTSIM’s spirit of inclusiveness, we have decided to leave the decision up to you as to whether you want to make a sweet or a savoury pie, so whether it’s your Grammy’s apple pie or your Uncle Basil’s famous steak & kidney pie – either will do! The only little limit we have set, though, is that it must be a closed pie - in other words, no flans or tarts or quiches. The filling must be invisible when the pie is served. So fish pie would be OK, but tarte tatin would not. Everybody clear?
Other than that, let your imagination run wild. As always, it would be nice if you could make something that is connected with where you live or were born. Think all-American apple pies, think English chicken pot pies, think Latin-American empanadas, think Italian calzone. Or otherwise, how about something seasonal where you are at the moment (erm… Brussel sprout pie, anybody?!?). Either way, you get the picture. Anything goes – as long as its modesty is properly covered with some sort of crust.
Here is the small print:
1. Write up your pie (closed, remember!) and please link back to this announcement in your post.
2. E-mail me. Please make sure that Waiter there’s something in my features in the subject line.
3. In the e-mail please include:
- the URL of your entry
- your blog’s name
- the name of the dish
- your approximate location
4. The deadline for entries is Monday 26 Feb and I hope to have the roundup posted by the end of that week.
So… what are you waiting for? Go and roll that pastry, chop that filling and let your house be filled with the fabulous smell of golden, crispy, delicious, warm pies!