Sunday, November 30, 2008

Week 24 . . . Ethiopia!

This week we'll be traveling back to Africa with another of Elra's suggestions . . . Ethiopia! I am a big fan of this cuisine and while I don't know if I'll make my own injera this week (a soft bread made from teff) I will definietly be trying my hand ata a delicious wat (curry).

I find these churches carved into the rock so fascinating . . . 

Enjoy and Happy Travels!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Week 23 . . . Be Thankful

Hey folks,
This week is Thanksgiving in the United States. I know we don't all celebrate this holiday, but for those of us that do, this will be a busy week.  Before we hit the crazy rush of the holidays, let's take time out to pause and be thankful for all we have been blessed with.  

Thanksgiving is a very family-centric holiday, so I propose we share a dish that reminds us of our own family.  It may express your heritage or geographical region, or it may just be something that reminds you of home, wherever that may be.  (After all, if you want to truly experience a country through it's food, dine with a local family!)

For our non-american members, if there is a big national holiday that is closely associated with food, perhaps we can celebrate it through or travels- just let me know when and how we could do that!

Let's also welcome our newest member, Rosa of Cooking with Rosie!

Happy Travels, and Happy Thanksgiving!  


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week 22 . . . IRAN!

Sorry for the late announcement folks! And look for my Puerto Rico post tomorrow!

This week, Elra of Elra's Cooking assisted me in selecting the theme country. She actually provided me with a great list and we will visit them all, but first, ladies and gentlemen, we are going to Iran, where we will eat without preconditions (I couldn't help myself)!

Elra tells us that this cuisine is "truly exotic with using a lot of fragrant spices, flowers, fruits, and fresh herbs."

I'm excited about this one and the others Elra has in store for us!

Happy Travels,


Sunday, November 9, 2008

Week Twentyone . . . Puerto Rico!!

We're going to Puerto Rico I know technically its a US territory, but I decided it deserves its own country.  I've never been there, but my stepmother is from there and she makes bangin' food.  (hi priscilla!)

Also, please welcome our 5 new members! Barefootster of Cooking Etcetera, Fitri from Mommy Nisa , Christine from Kits Chow and Carly from Live Laugh Grow 

We also have a non-blogging member, Monique

I've monitored the blogroll a bit, removing people who have not participated in quite some time.  If you want to re-join,  just let me know!

Let's get cooking!  Happy travels!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 20 . . . Ireland!

This week, Michelle from My Year to Get Skinny is taking us to Ireland, in memory of a great meal she had at Ballynahinch Castle.

So off to Ireland it is!  This will require some serious googling for me- the only thing I know of for sure is Guinness!!

Also,  please email me at if you would like to host.  I'm happy to create the itinerary on my own, but it's more fun this way!!