Friday, June 17, 2011

summer fest is almost here!

yeah!  heard from my twitter friend deb puchalla today....summer fest starts next week.  deb has the coolest job ever.  she currently is editorial director of,, and  when i met her she was an editor with martha stewart living.  deb, along with margaret roach another former "martha" person, started
summer fest a few years ago.

 it works like this...each week a summer fruit or vegetable is selected and bloggers all over the world post recipes using that ingredient.  they post their recipe on their blogs and as many other participating bloggers blogs as possible.  they also encourage their readers to share their favorite tips, dishes or ways to eat/grow the item.  you end up with a massive amount of ideas...perfect during the growing season when you might have too much produce...too little inspiration.  it has become of of my favorite parts of summer. 

my first contribution was in july 2008 and the topic was zucchini.  we do this each week until summer ends.  last year we kept the fun going until thanksgiving and switched the name to fall fest after labor day.

so here we go! next week's selection is eggplant.  do you want to participate?  read more at  if you are a fellow blogger, post an eggplant recipe on wednesday...if not, just check back here for my post....and feel free to share your favorite eggplant tips in the comments section...

summer fest 2011...this is going to be good...


diane padoven
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1 comment:

garden girl said...

love me some summer fest!!!