summer fest to continue into fall fest

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?

Have a recipe or tip that fits any of our weekly themes? You can contribute to our online recipe swap in various ways, big or small.

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:

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.

  1. delia mccormick says:

    Love this idea. Here is an easy Pepper Sauce for Greens(collards, mustards, or turnips). Pick your favorite hot pepper. The hotter the better. Put in a large pot and cover with white vinegar. Boil for thirty minutes. Put peppers with vinegar into mason jars while hot. The jars will seal themselves. Wait about two weeks to use

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, Lisa. With recipes, you can type them into the comments area, or link back to them (and the photos) on your site and someone else’s. Look for the older posts by topic each Weds. in the past pages of content, and new ones each Weds. through T’giving. Sorry we don’t have photo-uploading ability for commenters.

    1. Margaret says:

      @Chez Us: You can add to any post anytime…and there have been ones every Wednesday since July (though I skipped last week on my blog).

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