After totally exhausting myself on Sunday to get my Burns Night post up, I've kind of been in blogging limbo – lots of ideas but not a scrap of energy to write. And it hasn't been helped by the fact that I've been in the gym for 3 out of the past 6 days – fact! It's amazing how motivational the prospect of a ski holiday and a hot tub can be in terms of encouraging exercise and healthy eating
So to baby-step back to "proper" blogging, I thought I'd give you a mixed bag of reminders and announcements.
First and foremost of course is the fact that you still have until Monday to get your Waiter, There's Something in My Sweet/Savoury Swap entries to me. People seem to be slightly nervous of the theme but you needn't be! Off the top of my head, I can think of a sweet risotto (mmm, chocolate!), or a vegetable tarte tatin, or even something like a basil sorbet. Just take any of your favourite recipes and turn a traditionally sweet dish into something savoury or vice versa, and send me the results. You'll see my contribution posted on Sunday and it's a goodie…
Secondly, and most impostantly you may have noticed the little BloggerAid logo in my rihgt-hand sidebar. BloggerAid is the brainchild of Val, Ivy and Giz and aims to raise awareness and funds to alleviate worldwide hunger. They have come up with the inspired idea to publish a cookbook to raise funds and they have called for recipe contributions from… YOU! All you need is to write up one of your original recipes and submit it as a Word document (with or without a photograph) to BloggerAid, but don't blog it as they want to motivate people to buy the book rather tan get the recipe free off your site. Complete rules and a recipe style format can be found in the forum of the BloggerAid Social Network. The deadline is 12 February, so please don't delay in sending in your recipe!
And lastly, the lovely Val of More Than Burnt Toast has given me a Triple Award – thank you! The rules for recipients are:
- Include the award logo in your blog or post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
- Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
- Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
So here goes – I pass this award on to:
Bee and Jai of Jugalbandi
Meeta of What's For Lunch, Honey?
Courtney of Coco Cooks
Chris of Melecotte
Rosemary of Homemade Heaven
Elra of Elra's Baking
Barbara of Winos and Foodies
Angela of A Spoonful of Sugar
Johanna of Gourmet Green Giraffe
Bordeaux of Marita Says
And tomorrow I promise I'll be back with the second part of my smoked salmon recipe series!