Saturday, September 22, 2012

Here's to Weekend Cooking!





A few weeks ago I was overflowing with ideas for Weekend Cooking posts. This week though, I didn't have anything specific planned.  I have numerous books that will qualify as Weekend Cooking posts in future but you need to read them to post about them, so I am a few weeks away from then.

As I was contemplating what I would post about this week, I noticed something momentous. This week's post will be my 100th Weekend Cooking post - or the 100th time I have used the Weekend Cooking post label at least!

My first Weekend Cooking post was in August 2010 (which means I haven't missed too many weekends since I started). That first post was a recipe for Anzac biscuits. Since then I have shared quotes, recipes, book reviews, movie reviews, stories about my son's adventures in cooking, foodie experiences, songs and so much more.

Now as I read books I find myself wondering if the few paragraphs I have read about food might be a potential post. As I read through book recommendations if there is the slightest suggestion that it might be slightly applicable it gets added to my TBR list so that I can post about it. Another thing that has changed for me as a result of participating is that I now take lots of photos of my food when I go out, just in case I decide that it might be something that I post about. My friends are used to it now, but it took them a while!

Weekend Cooking is one of my favourite categories to revisit on my own blog and on other peoples. I can't tell you how many times I have read through my previous posts and enjoyed them all over again! I also thoroughly enjoy visiting other people's weekend cooking posts and have learnt lots by doing so. There are all these ingredients that I have either never heard of but start to notice after reading posts about them (like quinoa) or those ingredients that I have still never seen in our shops, as well as those pesky ingredients (not to mention measurements) that have different names here in Australia than they do in other countries around the world!

So in honour of my 100th Weekend Cooking post, I really want to say thanks to everyone who reads and comments, who write up their own posts each weekend and provide us all with entertainment and inspiration!

I especially want to thank the ever fabulous Ms Bethfishreads, illustrious host of Weekend Cooking! Thank you for your gracious hosting, for providing a home for all these fabulous posts and for being an all round fabulous person!

And now, I can start thinking about what I might post about for post number 101!

thank you note for every language



Weekend Cooking is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, quotations, photographs. If your post is even vaguely foodie, feel free to grab the button and link up anytime over the weekend. You do not have to post on the weekend. For more information, see the welcome post.  

28 comments:

  1. Wow, that's awesome that you've made it to 100 weekend cooking posts! I've really enjoyed taking part in it, too. It's my favorite time of the week to check out others' blogs and I've met some great people through it. Beth Fish Reads definitely rocks.

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    1. Yes, yes and yes to everything you said!

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  2. Wow, congratulations on 100 Weekend Cooking posts! Although I don't post as often, I love WC, too, and have discovered so many great recipes, cookbooks, and other 'foodie fun'.

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    1. There have been quite a few things I have tried to make as a result of other people's WC posts!

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  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! What a fabulous treat this morning. Just what I needed after the workweek from hell.

    When you start a new feature or meme you have no idea how it's going to be received but I just love how creative the Weekend Cooking posts can be. I feel very lucky. And I especially love your posts.

    Thanks to you, I've listened to music, read mouth-watering passages, learned about new cooks, and have now brushed up on my international food vocabulary (not to mention those math skills when it comes time for measurement conversions).

    And who can forget our joint review of the Kitchen Counter School? Thanks really go to you!

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    1. You are more than welcome!

      One day we should try to do another discussion post!

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  4. Congratulations! I look forward to it all week myself!

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  5. Congratulations on 100 :) Looking forward to many more! I love the Weekend Cooking party, always something new and different each week, it's definitely widened my horizons!

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    1. That's a perfect way of stating it Carol! Widening our horizons!

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  6. Wow, I have never thought to check. So I did...and I have 145 Weekend Cooking posts!
    I must say, it is my favorite meme (along with Wordless Wednesday...) and my sincere thanks to our hostess for starting it!

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    1. 145! That's awesome!

      I literally only saw mine by coincidence!

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  7. Congrats on #100. I'm a very infrequent participant but am always amazed by how creative people get with Weekend Cooking.

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    1. There are some very talented people around!

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  8. Wow! I'm impressed. I've only just started posting Weekend Cooking on a regular basis. It's a great meme!

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    1. It is! When I started I thought it might be an infrequent thing, but it didn't take me long to get hooked!

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  9. That is amazing, Marg, 100 weekend cooking posts!! Also, I've been wanting to try some Australian baking (blame Masterchef AU), so that Anzac biscuit recipe is just what I was looking for!

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    1. You could also give Lamingtons a go. I posted a recipe for that here:

      http://www.theintrepidreader.com/2011/01/weekend-cooking-cake-global-history-by.html

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  10. It's my favourite link party too. Everyone is so interesting. Have a great week.

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    1. You too Carole! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Congrats on making 100 WC posts! Quite an accomplishment. This is one of the friendlier memes I've participated in -- and of course, the most delicious! Always something new to learn and enjoy :). Here's to many more posts from you!

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  12. 100?! Good for you, that s amazing.
    I also read books and look at potential meal ideas...always thinking of food.

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    1. I like to think that I am not always thinking of food, but I may well be kidding myself a little!

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  13. Congrats on your 100th Weekend Cooking post! And what fun to look back like this. But as you say, now it's time to look forward again! :)

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  14. Congrats on 100 Weekend Cooking posts- that is quite an accomplishment! I enjoyed your reflections and I too find myself reading books now and marking passages about food for Weekend Cooking. Much gratitude to Bath F for bringing us all together.

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  15. What a heartfelt post, Marg, that I very much enjoyed reading. 100 Weekend Cooking posts is wonderful! I think we should have cupcakes to celebrate, don't you? :D

    Here's to 100 more!

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  16. I love the Weekend Cooking meme, too. I'm always inspired to do things I wouldn't have tried before. Congrats on making it to 100!

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