July 31, 2008

Announcing Monthly Blog Patrol, August 2008: "Fruit Fare"

This August, I have the honour of guest hosting Monthly Blog Patrol (or MBP as it is popularly known) on this blog.
MBP was started by Coffee of Spice CafĂ©, and involves searching through food blogdom (for want of a better word to describe the world of food blogs) for a recipe and cooking it up based upon the theme chosen by each month’s host.

Last month’s MBP host was Nupur of One Hot Stove and the round-up of “Less is More” can be found here.

I have chosen”Fruit Fare” to be this month’s theme. We eat fruit mostly its natural form because we enjoy it that way. I am, however, always looking for ways to incorporate more fruit into our diet, especially because it is the one way I can get our daughter (who is not very partial to most fruit) to have some.

This does not mean that you would be looking for desserts only. Think of everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner fare such as salads, soups, smoothies, shakes, to mention just a few. Exotic fruit fare and dessert is also most welcome.

The picture I have used in this logo is a drawing our daughter, Akshaya, did when she was eight.

The rules for this event:

1) You have to cook something, based on the theme “Fruit Fare”, from fellow bloggers’ recipe collections (only blogs) and not from other cooking/ food sites.
2) Post a picture of your re-creation with a link to the original recipe from which you cooked. If you wish, you may write a post about it or highlight any changes/ substitutions you might have made. In your post, please also link to this announcement and Coffee’s MBP event page. Please feel free to use the logo, if you wish.
3) Send me an e-mail at aprna00@gmail.com [aprna(zero) (zero)@gmail.com], with “MBP Fruit Fare” as subject. In your e-mail, please include
• Your name
• The name of your blog and location
• A permalink/ url of your post
• The permalink/ url of the recipe from which you cooked
• A picture of your dish (300 pixels, please)
You may send in as many submissions as you want. Please remember that your entries must be vegetarian (eggs allowed).

If you do not have a blog but would like to a part of this event, please send me your post with all the required details and I will be happy to include it in the round-up.
The deadline for submissions to this event is the 25th of August, 2008 (till midnight your time) . I hope to have the round-up done by the beginning of September.


jayasree said...

Nice selection of theme. Looks like its hosting time for you.
Lovely logo of Akshaya's drawing.

sra said...

Nice drawing! Will try to participate at least in this, and maybe put in some nutmeg as well, the stuff I grated is still there.

Nidhi said...

Hmmm...Fruits...Definitely will take part!

Sunshinemom said...

A hug to the budding artist, and a pat on your back for using it as your logo - she must be so proud! Great theme! I am going to have a tough time making a choice as so many yummy fruit recipes feature every month!

Nupur said...

Super theme, Aparna! I'll be watching with interest :)
And I will update the round-up with this information too.

Rachel said...

Geat theme Aparan..hugs to akshaya for that lovely sketch!

Suma Rajesh said...

pic looks beautiful...ur daughter has a nice drawing skill....luved the theme ...will make somthing and send u soon

Bharti said...

Nice theme..I'm going to be blog hunting for fruit recipes soon. Love the picture your daughter made!

Trupti said...

nice theme Archana & nice drawing.

Kumudha said...

Great theme!

The logo is beautiful!

A_and_N said...

Brilliant. Will send in something.

Also, your DB cake was really good. Did not look it took as much trouble as you said :)

srikars kitchen said...

nice theme Archana & nice drawing.

Padma said...

Nice picture, thanks to Akshaya! Will surely come up with a dish for ur MBP

Jude said...

So many good recipes. I'll finally be able to make a dent in my huge nutmeg store.

Red Chillies said...

That is a beautiful drawing by Akshaya and I am sure she must be feeling so happy. Great choice!

dindintonight said...

That is a really pretty drawing. :-)
Fruits is a really interesting theme..will definitely try to participate.

Aparna said...

Thank you Nupur. That would be nice.

So I'm looking forward to all the entries you've all promised me.

Vera said...

Aparna, your daughter is very talented! Interesting event.

sowmya said...

will try something for ths event..loved the logo..your daughter is so talented!!

Sangeeth said...

i have sent my entry aparna...hope u rcved it :)

Srivalli said...

beautiful sketch...such a wonderful logo..

Aparna Inguva said...

Akshayas drawing looks so good Aparna. Would definitely participate in this event

Divya said...

Very cute drawing... I will definitely contribute some dish to this event.


Curry Leaf said...

Hi ,I have sent you my entry.Please do confirm

Siri said...

Hi Aparna, MBP for Sept has just been announced. After ur Fruity fare, I thought lets go 'cheesy' next month..:)


PG said...

That's really a beautiful drawing done by Akshaya. I have just sent my entry.
Looking forward to the round up!

ANJALI J. said...

Hey i have a doubt..i have a recipe for ur event but its not from any other blog,i got it from my mom.. can i still send it..i hope im not too late :(

Aparna Inguva said...

Hi Aparna,
I just sent yu the entry I hope its not too late! I know its last minute but hope you can include it!

karuna said...

phew....i just barely made it to the event. hope u got the entry. will wait for the round up

breadchick said...

Oh wow! I love the sound of the orange cardamom cream.

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