It's a pleasure to bring you a recap of last week's "Mystery Ingredient Club" at Foodie Friday.
If you haven't heard about the MIC, here's a little background information. My co-host, Bandwidth, helped me develop this series. We thought of it as CHOPPED meets "Where's Waldo."
I immediately sent out a call for players last month; I posted about the idea and several bloggers left encouraging comments.
So, how did the game work?
I selected an ingredient--as it turned out, I selected three Meyer lemon ingredients--and shipped them to nine bloggers (Rattlebridge was the tenth). The club members could cook whatever they liked for the August 1st Foodie Friday. Their recipes would appear as thumbnails at the linky party, all mixed in with other wonderful recipes. If anyone wanted to play along, they could look for the "secret ingredient" in the thumbnails, either in the title or photo.
The results were fantastic!
I would have dearly loved to have sent every FF member a trio of ingredients, but the coffers wouldn't bend that far. However, regular visitors to Rattlebridge will have a chance to participate in the 2nd Mystery Ingredient Club, which Bandwidth and I are putting together now, with a launch date of October 4th (Foodie Friday).
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Meet the bloggers from the 1st Mystery Ingredient Club!
Home Is Where the Boat Is made a Lemon Rosemary Coffee Cake,
blending great food and photography. This is a swoon-worthy cake!
Visit Home Is Where the Boat Is for the recipe and to "pin."
Stone Gable made a Spicy Crab Linguini with Preserved Lemons. Lemons and crab go together beautifully! Check back with Yvonne for a DIY on preserving lemons.
(c) Stone Gable
Visit Stone Gable for the recipe and to "pin."
Kitty's Kozy Kitchen made Lemon Chicken and Mediterranean Quinoa Salad.
I've never tried quinoa, and Kitty has captured my fancy! Good food is always
on the menu in Kitty's kitchen--her recipes will soon become your favorites.
Visit Kitty's Kozy Kitchen for the recipes and to "pin."
Hyacinths for the Soul prepared a Meyer Lemon feast. You'll enjoy
Sarah's photos and tablescapes, each one seasoned with grace.
You can find recipes for Grilled Salmon with Preserved Meyer Lemons and
Preserved Lemons and Spring Vegetable Risotto with Grilled Pernod Shrimp.
You'll also find recipes for lemon blueberry muffins and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake at
Hyacinths for the Soul for recipes and to "pin."
Wives with Knives prepared Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives in an
exotic, gorgeous dish. Cathy is a superb cook, and her food writing is just as
wonderful as her photography.
For the recipe, visit Wives with Knives and please pin all photos from WWK.
A Quiet Life celebrated Meyer lemons with a mouth-watering menu, stunning photography,
and a witty writing style.
Jain began with Moroccan Stews. Here's one:
You'll love Pan Roasted Line-Caught Halibut with Soy-Lemon Sauce.
What about the simple pleasure of a Meyer sandwich?
Here's a simple, delicious way to infuse lemon into bakery bread:
Two unforgettable salads graced the menu:
Also, a cucumber soup!
Here's one of several luscious desserts
All of these recipes (and a hilarious story about a citrus tree) can be found at a quiet life.
Please "pin" from a Quiet Life.
a lip-smacking version of Meyer Lemon Halibut, along with lemony
Orzo--doesn't it look delicious?
and a stunning salad:
Visit Mountain Breaths for the recipes and to "pin."
The Gazebo House made Israeli Couscous. Rett had so much fun celebrating the lemon!
Visit Rett's blog, The Gazebo House
to look at her photos and to read the recipe.
Lines from Linderhof cooked an authentic Moroccan Chicken Tajine:
Also on the menu was a Meyer lemon cake:
Visit Lines from Linderhof for the recipes and to pin.
Mari at Once Upon a Plate brought Moroccan cuisine to life with
apricot and orange Couscous ...
... and Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Green Olives.
You'll enjoy reading about Mari's adventures with an exotic cuisine. Her photography could grace the cover of a book.
Visit Mari at Once Upon a Plate for recipes.
Here's the line-up for the most popular recipes for the past two Foodie Fridays.
Last Week's Most Popular Recipes at Foodie Friday
A tie for #3
The World's Best Madeleines
The Most Popular Recipes for July 26th Foodie Friday:
(c) Fabby's Living
Well, there you have it--fantastic recipes from the mystery baker squad and
from the past two Foodie Fridays. I hope you will enjoy visiting these wonderful, friendly blogs, and I especially hope you will discover new "keeper" recipes.