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Monday, March 08, 2010

Announcing “Grow Your Own” #40

Thank you to all the participants in last month’s “Grow Your Own” roundup. Let’s do it again!

GYO 39

Spring is officially in swing in the Northern Hemisphere. There are those of you whose gardens are not yet ready for planting, but you are still using up food stored from last year's harvest. Some of you may be harvesting Winter crops like citrus or greens. A few outdoorsy-types are even foraging for mushrooms, ramps or nettles.

Then there are those of you who live in tropical climates with year-round growing seasons. And let's not forget those who are in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is the peak of the Summer growing season, and all that it entails. I've even noticed that a lot of you are growing sprouts these days - you're all welcome to participate.

Show off

What are you cooking with all this stuff you've grown / harvested / foraged? Here's your chance to show it off! The rules are simple:

  • Make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden or farm and post about it. If you hunted or foraged, those items are also eligible. You can also use something that was given to you, but the giver must have personally grown or raised the item. If you paid for it, then it doesn’t count.
  • Anything edible that you have grown or raised qualifies, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, sprouts, edible flowers, nuts, grains, legumes, dairy products, eggs, livestock, and anything else I might have forgotten. Produce from both indoor and outdoor gardens are welcome! Different regions will have different things available, so feel free to feature things unique to your area. (Rambutan trees, anyone?) We are all about celebrating variety!
  • Please make sure your dish is posted during the month of the event because we like to celebrate seasonal items. One post per blog, please.
  • As a courtesy, please include a link to this announcement in your blog post, and then update later with a link to the round-up.  A sample link would be like:
This post was entered into the "Grow Your Own" roundup, created by Andrea's Recipes and hosted this month by House of Annie.

Ready to participate? Because I and lots of other people would LOVE to see what you're cooking! To enter, just fill out the fields in this form:

And make sure to include a pic (no wider than 300 pixels) of your food as well! The deadline for the February GYO roundup is March 31.

Aloha, Nate

Previous March GYO roundups:

March 2008
March 2009


Anonymous said...

What a fun looking blog! I'm looking forward to cruising around it.



Food Gal said...

Oh man, I better start getting busy planting! If only the weather would cooperate now.

Anonymous said...

I missed the last GYO, do you have info about the next month? I want to try and participate.