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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Virtual Recipe Club - A Weekly Event?

Despite the low turnout for the first VRC, I'd like to try this as a weekly event. Weekly events can be easier to remember and I have so many ideas for VRC that once a month just isn't enough! I thought I'd better get on and post this tonight so that everyone would have enough time to participate.

If a weekly event sounds like too much, don't be discouraged! With VRC, you can submit something you made that week or simply share a tried and true from your recipe files. How easy is that?

To kick this off as a weekly event, I'd like to make this week's theme SOUPS - a comforting winter weather food. If this works as a weekly event, I'd love to have guest hosts at least once a month, so start thinking up ideas for themes you'd like to see for VRC.

Submit a soup recipe that you try this week, or submit a tried and true favorite from your recipe archives. Please have your recipes in by Sunday morning and I will post the recipes Sunday evening, along with the theme for next week. I hope you'll join me - this can be a great way to challenge ourselves in the kitchen and to stay inspired.

25 comments:

  1. Just a thought, but what about keeping the same theme for a month. It would be easier for people to remember, and by the end of the month you'd have a great virtual collection of recipes for that topic, then on to another one. (I'm not the sensitive type, so don't worry if you don't like the idea. I will still join in when I can.)

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  2. I keep going back and forth. It would be nice to have time to collect more recipes, but at the same time, a month seems like too long - like lots of time to forget! :) How about if try a round-up at the end of this week - if not much comes of it, we'll extend it. Thanks for the feedback - we'll figure it out as we go along. I don't want anyone to not participate becaues of time constraints! :)

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  3. Hi Alysha!

    I would love to share my recipe of "Malaysian Spicy Noodle soup". I do hope you like it!

    http://hookedonheat.blogspot.com/2005/09/another-one-from-my-malay-files.html

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  4. Thanks Meena! If you wouldn't mind manking a quick reference on your blog about this event and what you're posting, I'd be most grateful. The more exposure, the more great recipes we'll get to all share in. :)

    I'm looking forward to spending more time reading your blog - but I'm in trouble - another blog about Indian food! :) So many delicious blogs, so little time......

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  5. OK, I'm a day late, but here's one of our tried-and-trues for cold weather, Sweetnicks' Rich and Creamy Soup.

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  6. You're not late, Sweetnicks, you're early. :) I just posted yesterday and round-up will be this weekend (or the end of the February, depending on the response). Thanks! However, your link doesn't work. I'll snoop on your blog and email you if I can't find it......

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  7. Hi Alysha,
    Soup it will be! I'd like to join. At Bake My Day you'll find another one of those winter comfort soups here. All we need now is snow, ice and a pair of skates.

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  8. Oops, I'm sorry it's supposed to say: Split Pea soup

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  9. I'd like to play and create a new soup this week, but I am swamped. I've got lots of soups on my blog (as well as chili), can I reuse something I've posted a while back?

    If not, I'll just check participate another time.

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  10. I have a soup we made at work one day. It was truly a group effort. A list of the ingrediants was posted and everyone signed up to bring something in.

    Then on the big day, we made the soup, starting early enough so that it would be ready by lunch time.

    It was delish and the entire place smelled wonderful.

    I can't remember the name but it was an italian soup that uses bread to thicken it. I'll try to find the recipe and send it to you for Virtual Recipe Club.

    We had so much fun that we're getting ready to make another soup next month but haven't picked one out yet.

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  11. This is a great idea! We love soup at our house. I'd like to submit my Vegetarian Mulligatawny . It's always a big hit.

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  12. Great idea Alysha!

    I don't make many "soups" per se, but I do make gumbo's, chili's, etc. Not sure if this qualifies for this topic, but I'd like to submit my "Red, Beans, and Rice" dish. I'll post a link to this great event on my website later today and look forward to participating in the future.

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  13. Thanks so much for everyone who provided links - I'm gathering them all for the round-up later on.

    fjk - sure, you can post any recipe you like. I'm trying to make this an easy one.

    At our real life recipe club we would sometimes try new things and other times we'd bring along tried and true recipes. The whole idea is just to share a favorite (old or new) and give other folks new recipes.

    The Web Sorceress - I meant to post that it was really a soup and stew category. Gumbos and chili are MORE than welcome. :)

    Can't wait to post all of these this weekend! :)

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  14. Biscuit girl - that sounds like a lot of fun. What a great idea!

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  15. The Web Sorceress - Your link doesn't work. I want to make sure I get the right link here. :)

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  16. Here's the permalink to my Virtual Recipe Club post which includes my recipe for Ribollita (Tuscan Vegetable and Bread Soup).
    http://yougonnaeatallthat.blogspot.com/2006/01/virtual-recipe-club-soup-edition.html

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  17. hi Alysha! here's my offering -- Tomato Soup with Pancetta, from an October post. thanks for coming up with this event!

    http://peanutbutterandpurpleonions.blogspot.com/2006/02/virtual-recipe-club-soups.html

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  18. Hi,
    couldn't find an email address for you so thought I'd leave the link for my Asian Noodle Soup here. Fragrant with lemongrass and herbs, soothing and very tasty, it is a perfect pick me up and meal in a bowl. I give lots of options for it.
    Here's the link on Blog Appetit to it
    http://clickblogappetit.blogspot.com/2005/12/vietnam-soup-with-lemon-grass.html

    Also, I love my soups so much, I created a special blog where I repost all my soup recipes, Blog Appetite Does Soup, www.blogappetitedoessoup.blogspot.com

    Thanks for organzing this.
    Faith

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  19. Hi Alysha,
    I hate leaving links in the comments, because on IE it bumps my sidebar down when people do that, but it looks like everyone else is doing it. (I couldn't find your e-mail address. For WHB I'm pretty insistent about getting people to send the stuff to me by e-mail.) I hope you don't have to delete a lot of comments to get your blog to display properly! Anyway, here's my link:
    http://kalynskitchen.blogspot.com/2006/02/second-helpingsturkey-barley-soup.html

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  20. Here is my submission for the event.
    http://giniann.wordpress.com/2006/01/25/broccoli-rabe-and-pasta-soup/

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  21. Hi--I'd like to submit this Mexican Pumpkin Soup:
    http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2006/01/mexican-pumpkin-soup-and-garlicky.html

    It's terrific, if I do say so myself. ;-)

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  22. Thanks Susan! :)

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  23. Well, I'm going to submit a recipe. I've never done one of these before, so this should be fun!

    Simple Sopa

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  24. You should set up an e-mail for this =) Use gmail or something

    Here's the soup we had on monday

    http://desertculinary.blogspot.com/2006/01/new-to-us-flavor-combinations.html

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  25. You're right Joe - I'll try to get something in my sidebar this week. I'll also be posting a section of links for VRC in the sidebar as well. Thanks for your contribution. :)

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