THE READERS HAVE SPOKEN! Our Summer Fest cross-blog recipe swap has been so successful the last five Wednesdays, we’re extending it…and will even rename it Fall Fest once summer officially ends (hence the new logo, above, all ready to set into action the week of September 22). If you want to get your recipes or growing tips ready to share, or just whet your appetite, the upcoming topics:
Fall Fest 2010
Sept. 1: Sweet and Spicy Peppers
Sept. 8: Garlic
Sept. 15: White (or colorful “white”…but not sweet) Potatoes
Sept. 22: Spinach
Sept. 29: Apples
Oct. 6: Fall Salads
Oct. 13: Pumpkin and Winter Squash
Oct. 20: Pears
Oct. 27: “Mad Stash” (as in what you’re freezing/canning/drying, etc.)
Nov. 3: Root veggies
Nov. 10: Brassicas: incl. Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Cabbage or other
Nov. 17: Sweet Potatoes
Nov. 24: Bounty to Be Grateful For
How Does Fall Fest (or Summer Fest) Work?
Contribute a whole post, or a comment—whatever you wish. It’s meant to be fun, viral, fluid. No pressure, just delicious. The possibilities:
Simply leave your tip or recipe or favorite links in the comments below a Summer Fest post on my blog, and then go visit my collaborators and do the same. (Their names and links will be on each of my posts, and mine on theirs.)
The cross-blog event idea works best when you leave your recipe or favorite links (whether to your own blog or someone else’s) at all the host blogs. Yes, copy and paste them everywhere! That way, they are likely to be seen by the widest audience. Everyone benefits, and some pretty great dialog starts simmering.
Or think bigger: Publish entire posts of your own, if you wish, and grab the juicy Summer Fest 2010 tomato badge (illustrated by Matt of Mattbites dot com), or the new pumpkin version he just did if it’s for September 22 onward.
The 2010 Schedule so far:
- Wednesday, July 28: CUKES AND ZUKES. Size and pickling spice matter.
- Wednesday, August 4: CORN. Corn history, and creamed corn.
- Wednesday, August 11: HERBS-BEANS-AND-GREENS WEEK (I did them all).
- Wednesday, August 18: STONE FRUIT. They’re all really roses. No kidding.
- Wednesday, August 25: TOMATO WEEK. My piece about ripening tactics.
And in case I forget what week it is, won’t somebody remind me on Twitter? Thanks. We’ll be talking it up there, too.
That’s how a Summer Fest–or a Fall Fest–works.