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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm hosting GROW YOUR OWN #45 this month!

I am very excited to be hosting GROW YOUR OWN this month!  Grow your own is an event that celebrates and shares what you have grown, foraged, hunted,  or fished.  This is a fun way to see what is growing, what is in season, what you eat from your own "back yard" throughout the year in different regions all across the world!  GYO was started by Andrea of Andrea Meyers: cooking, gardening & 4 hungry guys...and while she hosts often, she also gives others the chance to join in the hosting fun yay me!


*Make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden or farm and post about it. Your garden doesn’t have to be big, container gardens are welcome! 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, fish, etc.

*Please make sure your dish is posted during the month of the event. One entry per blog, per month, please.

*Please include a link to THIS POST in your GYO post. (Use of logo is optional, but you can find more options here)

How to participate:
Send me an email girlichef at yahoo dot com by September 30, no later than 6:00 pm (Eastern) with the following information:

~Subject line: Grow Your Own #45
~Your name and location (State, Country)
~Your blog name and URL
~Permalink to your post
~Attach a photo for the round-up (or else I can just pull one from your post.)

I will post the round-up at the beginning of October. I'm looking forward to see what you've grown, foraged, hunted, fished, hustled....

Tigerellas, Sunrays, & Green Zebras...oh my!  I'm gonna have lots this month!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Very cool! I will have to think on what to submit! :) Alex

  2. I call my "container" garden my "pot" garden. LOL. Legal, of course. =)

    My last blog was a dedication to my growing things. You know I'm in! This is exciting.

  3. I just posted Rib-eye with Young Coconut Leaves. May I submit this to this month's GYO?

  4. I have one sad coffee cup growing basil... would a little pesto count???

    But I have an excuse this year, next year I rip my whole back yard up and plant like Mr Douglas (extra points if you get the reference without google)

  5. Very cool! I have lot's of tomatoes and herbs growing in my container garden.

  6. Been posting on my garden produce very happily for months. May have to do this!

  7. alex...yay!

    Ree...oh man, and here I was thinkin' magickal brownies... ;)

    momgateway...yes, of course!

    Dave...sure would! ...and sadly no extra points =( What's that from?

    Cathy...yay! join in =) better ;)

  8. oh i can't WAIT until i'm able to have a garden again. how i miss my fresh herbs. this looks like a lot of fun.

    LOVE the sage and cheddar bread, YUMMY!

  9. I am in... although I will use some dishes that I made a while back at my parent's home in Moldova, since I do not have a garden here in Texas. Are you kidding me? I am surprised weeds grow here!

  10. Fun! I only have room and skills for growing herbs right now but I should be able to whip something up.

  11. Wow! I think the only thing I've grown are my two sons. Hmmm. Herbs from my window box? Yes! Great event!

  12. We've been cooking all summer from the garden. Our favorite diversion at dinnertime is to count up how many items are on our plate that we grew. I think the record is 11 :) Hope I remember to pick one of my favorites from Sept. and add it to the roundup. It's always such fun to see what everyone else is making from stuff they grew or foraged. Thanks for hosting this time.

  13. Gosh - i'd love to enter this, but pretty much every meal comes directly from my gardens - i'll have a hard time deciding what to link to!

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  15. Yay! I'm already thinking about which recipe to put up for this month's GYO.

  16. I have rosemary taking over my teeny tiny patio herb garden (the charms of urban apartment living). I wonder hwo inventive I can be for GYO!

  17. I have just mailed you my entry. Thank you.