Announcing…Weekend Cookbook Challenge #30!


Hai there. Oh, look, I am guest-hosting July’s Weekend Cookbook Challenge! Hooray, it’s my 2nd time! Thank you very much to Sara, for agreeing to let me do this again. Last October, my theme was Halloween. This time, the theme is…Farmers Markets.

July is a great time to hit your local Farmers Market in search of veggies, fruits, cheeses, maybe even eggs and meat. You never know what you can find unless you go look! So, go to a Farmers Market near you, find some interesting foodstuffs and bring them home and cook something!

Of course, since this is a cookbook challenge, you should try to get your recipe from a cookbook, but if you see an amazingly awesome recipe for just the very item(s) that you got at the market, in a magazine (or even online) that you really want to use for this, I’m not going to stand in your way. Myself, I just scored a used copy of The Northern Exposure Cookbook and I can’t wait to make something from it!

Alternatively, if you are a member of a CSA or something like that, that works just fine too. And if there is just no Farmers Market by you at all, you can, of course, use something from your very own garden or even windowsill.

To participate, please make a recipe and post about your dish and send your entry to mlbATjemangelavilleDOTcom (or mlbATjammedDOTcom works too) by Sunday, July 27th. If your recipe is from a cookbook, please make sure you include what the book you used in your post. Also, feel free to plug the Farmers Market in your post as well. I plan on getting the recap up very soon after the deadline.

Thanks again to Sara for generously letting me host this month. WCC is one of my most favorite food blog events! Please feel free to email if you have any questions about the theme or anything.

PS: If you are looking for a market and you live in the US, this seems like a pretty good tool.

5 Replies to “Announcing…Weekend Cookbook Challenge #30!”

  1. I’m so glad I found this little challenge group. And the Farmers Market idea lets me use pretty much any of my cookbooks! (though it may take me the whole month just to decide which to use). Thanks for doing it this month.

  2. Farmer’s Markets? Those are my kinds of places!! So, Count me in! I can’t wait! What a great idea for WCC! Why do I keep using exclamation points? Is it some kind of mental problem? Oh, no – it’s switched to question marks; can that be good?

  3. I go every week-end to the Farmer’s Market. Now what should I make? Last summer, I made french toast with a lemon white chocolate bread that a bakery had at the Market. Yummo, as Rachel Ray would say. My mind is spinning with the possibilities. I hope I can get it together enough to participate.

  4. Sara: Thank you for allowing me to guest host! 🙂
    Mrs L: Can’t wait to see what you make!
    Mike: Excellent! I like Farmer’s Markets too! Do I? Yes! Yes, I do! 🙂
    Christy: I hope you do too! I want you to post!! 🙂

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