This has been a cooking challenge in which Jas has kindly declared us the winner for using a smelly-like-feet ingredient that I don’t like: Gorgonzola. As much as I hated blue cheese, I did the challenge, alright! 😉
The best part was, I had fun and I get to improvise the recipe with a little touch of Grubbs ‘n Critters.
If you are still wondering what this game is, let me explain: Every month, an ingredient is given by a different game host. A new game host is selected based on a best recipe preferred by the host, and not based on its photo.
For this month, I am honoured to be hosting Recipe Showdown, a game that traced back to the region of former Yugoslavia. You also don’t have to be a blogger to play this game and as long as you love cooking and experimenting, this game encourages everyone who can post a recipe online to participate, not only bloggers.
The deal is to have fun creating new dishes as it’s all about eating and meeting new, foodie friends! So, are you ready for the ingredient? Let’s kick it off for February with:
One of the most common ingredient with a long history of culinary and medicinal use and happens to be one of my favourite herbs! Just a tiny sprig and it changes the whole flavour of your food. Use too much of it and it dulls the taste.
It is however, pretty versatile and I thought I’d share two of my recipes which I have used sage in them:
Inspired yet? If not, we hope you could inspire someone else and tell them about this challenge. Then, simply share with us your best creation using this herb.
We won’t be strict – if you can’t find fresh sage, you can use the dried ones or substitute one that is closest.
Source: Google Image
Perhaps you already have few recipes with this super herb? Submit them all to ann at grubbsncritters dot com by the last week of February and they will be featured here on the first of March. Please remember to include one photo of the recipe and a link where the recipe can be found!
How to play (Do not shoot the messenger!):
The host site (in this case, me!) sets the key ingredient/food product that participants must use. The ingredient is given on the 1st of the month.
Any time during that month, participants make a dish with the given ingredient and publish the recipe on internet with a link to the homepage of the game, and a link to the post in which ingredient is given (host site).
The participant who has already published a recipe with a given ingredient, regardless of the date, can use it to share, following the same rules (link to the host site and the homepage of the game).
Participants have to e-mail the host page the following information:
– URL of the page where the recipe was published
– Photo of the finished dish
The host site will publish all submissions with links in a post at the end of that month and select a winner/new host site for the next month. The host site can, if they wish, send a small gift to the winner
The host site will share the post on their social media.
Re-entering the same recipe and repeating the host site is allowed after 2 years (subject to change).