Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tackling Bittman Recipe Hop Volume 3 & a Give-away

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My goodness a month rolls around quickly!  In case you hadn't noticed today is the first Thursday of the month (first Thursday of the new year in actual fact), and that means it's Tackling Bittman time again.  If you've been following this blog for a while then you know that I am a big fan of Mark Bittman's, and you will probably have stumbled across several of the dishes I posted while I Heart Cooking Clubs was cooking with Bittman.  In order to keep that passion alive I've joined in with my friend Alex at A Moderate Life (founder), Christy at Frugality and Crunchiness with Christy, Dr Laura at Who is Laura?,  Chaya at My Sweet and Savoury and Pam at Sidewalk Shoes to co-host the monthly Tackling Bittman Recipe Hop.  We're "hopping" the first Thursday of every month, and posting up a linky for you to join in, which will be open for one week.  This month, we're also joined by Heather at girlichef who is giving away a copy of Mark Bittman's book Food Matters - but, seriously, don't bother rushing over there to check it out, because I'm sure you won't want it - no really, come back, come back.  For goodness sake, the more of you that go rushing into this the less chance I've got - don't you care about that!

Ok, all joking aside, go drag your copy of How to Cook Everything down off the shelves, and get cooking.  You may of course use any other Mark Bittman book that you can lay your hands on, or even the How to Cook Everything iPhone Application (which I highly recommend - I'm also giving away one of these apps so keep reading).  Other places to source Mark Bittman recipes are here on the How to Cook Everything website and here on the Mark Bittman website.  Post your dish, and then join in the "hop" by linking your post here (or at any one of the other hosts - your link will automatically show up on all six host sites), following the instructions below.  You could of course link up one of your previous posts - it may be an old post to you, but it could well be new to our audience.  I do hope you'll join us.

Now for the necessary part - the rules. They are pretty simple, especially if you are familiar with hops.

Rules for linking:

Please use your best blog hop etiquette when linking. The rules are in place to help everyone have the best blog hop experience possible.

If you are new to a blog carnival, or blog hop, it is very easy to learn how to join in the fun! Simply go to the current blog post for the hop and scroll down to the bottom where you will see a small box that will say, "You're next" or "Your link here". When you click on that link, you will be asked to enter the URL of your recipe or article.
  • Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page. The linky may ask you to upload a photograph from your computer, then you click next and leave a comment on the blog host's post.
  • We also ask that you place a link back to the blog host at the bottom of your post - this means adding in the URL of the blog hop post, which you can copy from your browser address bar.  You could also choose to place a blog badge into your post, which is explained below. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
  • At least one host will visit each link before the next linky period opens, because this is personal for us … we want you to know that we appreciate that you’ve taken the time to create a post, add a link back to the hop, and add your link!  We’ll be sure to acknowledge this with a comment and a tweet on Twitter (using hashtag #bittyhop).
  • One link per blog monthly on the Tackling Bittman Recipe Hop, please.
  • Must include a link back to one/any of the host sites (through worded link or badge) in your actual post, not just on your sidebar … although we love having links on your page as well (this benefits all of us). You will be sent a gentle reminder if no link is added to your post, we understand that sometimes people forget … but if it becomes a regular occurrence, (even though we don’t like to do it) your post may be removed.  It’s just not fair to those who do take the time and show the grace to link back.
  • Linky will stay open from 5:00 AM the first Thursday of Every Month, to 11:59 pm the following Thursday (EST).

If you would like to use a badge, please copy the code in the box beneath the badge below and paste that into your post, and also into your sidebar if you wish:


Lets's get cooking and thanks for joining in!
Sue, Alex, Christy, DrLaura, Chaya and Pam

Now about that giveaway - every comment you leave here and every post linked to Tackling Bittman (no matter whether you link it here or on any of my co-hosts' sites) will automatically get an entry to win a free copy of the How to Cook Everything iPhone application (also works on iPod Touch and iPad).  You can find full details here about this giveaway and how you can get even more chances to win.


  1. Sounds interesting. I was reading about this on Girlichef. I'll have to get my hands on the cookbook, better yet the app, did you say you were giving one away? ;) Yay. I just got a new Ipad so that would be fun.

  2. Dear Sue!
    I wish you and your family a wonderful 2011

    Have a nice day!

  3. Hi Gwen - thanks for stopping by - have put you in the draw for the app giveaway - good luck :-)

    Hi Barbara - thank you so much - same to you too :-)

    Sue xo

  4. Hello Sue, your bread look great, makes me eager to make mine tomorrow!

  5. Thanks Melynda - can't wait to see yours - good luck with it :-)

  6. Hi Suzy Q! Wanted to tell you how much my brother loves his Bittman how to cook everything app! He was the one who introduced me to bittman so I had to return the favor! All the best with your giveaway and thanks for hosting! hugs! Alex

  7. I'm so sorry... mine is not a Bittman recipe!


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