Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Grow Your Own: A Monthly Blogging Event You Can Sink Both Your Teeth & Your Hoe Into!

Are you a gardener who blogs or a food blogger who gardens? If so, my foodie friend Andrea has a delicious monthly blogging event for you! Grow Your Own "celebrates the foods we grow or raise ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products."

All you have to do is make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden or farm and write about it on your blog. You can use something that was given to you, but the giver must have personally grown or raised the item.

Anything edible that you have grown or raised qualifies, including fruits, vegetables, herbs, sprouts, edible flowers, nuts, grains, legumes, dairy products, eggs, and livestock. Produce from both indoor and outdoor gardens are welcome!

The deadline for Grow Your Own #8 is March 28th, but you're welcome to enter any qualifying post from the month of March. Just check out the simple Grow Your Own rules and help yourself to one of the fun GYO badges. Below the rules you'll find links to all the previous Grow Your Own roundups, which are published around the 1st day of each month. There's even a Grow Your Own Flickr photo group where you can share photos, too.

Maybe you're a homeowner like Andrea who is turning her backyard into an edible paradise, or you're a top floor apartment dweller with a single pot of rosemary on a sunny windowsill. No matter where you live or what you grow, you're invited to join in the Grow Your Own fun. I wrote about Onion & Herb Crusted Lamb Spareribs and Grilled Lamb Steaks for GYO #7 and am hoping to have another homegrown lamb recipe posted in time for GYO #8. I can't wait to see what everybody else cooks up this spring and summer!

In the meantime, what are some of your favorite things to do with homegrown goodies? If you've shared a recipe on your own blog, feel free to leave a link to it in the comments section.

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  1. Many thanks for letting me know about this ... I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with this month!

  2. Thanks for posting about Grow Your Own! I really enjoy seeing the variety of dishes we get every month.

  3. Sounds like fun! The only thing I have growing in my patio right now is mint, so it will have to be something with mint for sure!

  4. Sounds good to me.
    I grow 'em, my wife creates wonderful dishes with 'em so I've passed the link along to her too.

  5. There should be a garden blogger meme for "Gardeners who carry salt and pepper shakers in their pockets and eat all their home grown food while still in the garden." I'd be perfect for that one.

  6. I'm a bit behind on my blog reading so I missed the deadline...but we have been enjoying salads and Swiss chard throughout March. We even picked half a dozen strawberries. And we use basil, thyme, rosemary, and oregano from our herb garden. I dug up and potted the basil last fall before a killing freeze and it's been great all winter.


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