This week I am hosting Weekend Herb Blogging and it marks a very special occasion - Weekend Herb Blogging turns 7 and as always, it means we have a brand new banner.
The food blogging scene has changed quite dramatically since WHB first started in 2005 but I find it quite lovely to see that it still holds an interest. In fact, my non-blogging friends always remark that they look forward to Mondays so that they can read the recaps - they love the cosmopolitan nature of the event and that they can relate to both the recipes and the ingredients.
I would like to take the time to thank Brii - who is the driving force behind the Italian edition and is always there to lend a hand and all our terrific hosts that offer up their time -
Anh, Kris, Simona, Cinzia, Cristina, Rinku, Marta, Simona, Chris, Graziana, Astrid, Lynne, Terry, Fragolivo, Anca, Nuccio, Elena, Rachel, Cleare, Susan and Siri
and also everyone who joins in to share their knowledge - without your continued support there wouldn't be a WHB.
It couldn't be a celebration without a little something and this year I've decided to have two giveaways. The first will be a random draw from those that join in this week and the second will be a random draw from the list of hosts.
I've selected two books, one Italian and one Australian
Slow Food's "L'Orto in Cucina" and "Mr Wikinson's Favourite Vegetables" from local chef Matt Wilkinson.
Now, if you'd like to get a chance to be in the running, here's how to do it.
You have the week to post about any herb, vegetable, fruit, nut, seed, flower or grain - in fact if it is plant based, we would love to know more.
Your post can be informative and/or include a recipe where your featured ingredient is the main ingredient of the dish. Posts can be written anytime during the week but they need to be sent to me by the deadline.
Please include the phrase Weekend Herb Blogging in your post with a link to this hosting announcement.
Send your posts to whb AT cookalmostanyting DOT com with WHB#358 in the subject line and the following details:
- Your name
- Your Blog/URL
- Your Post URL
- Attach a photo: 400px wide
Your email will need to get to me by
- 9am Monday - Torino Time
- 8am Monday - London Time
- 3am Monday - New York Time
- 12am Monday - Los Angeles Time
- 7pm Monday - Melbourne (AU) Time