Blogging Marathon # 20 – 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

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As days fly off, I find myself on dot to announce yet another edition of Blogging Marathon. It’s going to be the 20th edition and my gosh we have really come so far in challenging ourselves in so many ways.

You can read about all the history, the thought process that’s gone in everything in one place in the BM#18 intro

For details on BM, check out the Blogging Marathon page.
Once I get all details I will be updating this page. Bloggers taking
part in this marathon need to just link back to this page.
The entry is again by Sign ups and each theme will again have only 4 bloggers on first come first basis. 
because of the new rules I will not be able to accept late sign ups as
it will become extremely hard for me to manage otherwise. If you feel
you want to do it, please decide ahead, else you can join later.
Commenting on the week blogger’s post is mandatory.
And subscription to the group will be monthly basis. 
If you want to know how the Blogging Marathon started, read the first edition
So the 20th edition will 
3, 4, 5 September 
10, 11, 12 September 
17, 18, 19 September 
24, 25, 26 September 
Please email me at latest by 23rd August along with your theme.
FYI:  Requests to join after 23rd August will not be accepted.
Mandatory rules for this Blogging Marathon are as below:
  • Should take up 2 weeks of BM without fail. It can be any two weeks.
  • Will have to post on all 3 days with 2 weeks without fail
  • Same theme can’t be taken by one blogger.
  • Should follow the accepted theme all 3
    days, meaning if you choose one topic like Rice, you should post all
    rice based recipes all 3 days.
  • Should link to the Blogging Marathon page.
  • Is expected to actively give feedback on others post.
  • Mandatory reading and commenting on fellow participating member.
Each theme can be selected by four bloggers on first come first bases. 

Other rules will be mailed to the individuals.
Themes for BM # 20 will be the following:
Since having this theme is to make sure my Kid’s Delight event gets good
entries, I thought it makes sense to have two themes based on the
hosting time.
Kid’s Delight – Chocolates (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid’s Delight –  Let’s party ~  Anniversary Special (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)
Kid’s Delight – Chocolates (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
August Edition of Kid’s Delight, starting from 16th August will be hosted by Vaishali and the theme is Chocolates!
we all know that kids love chocolates, so make a dish featuring
chocolate as the main. The dish can be made with cocoa, white chocolate,
dark chocolate and whatever chocolate you find. Only condition applied
is it should be Eggless.
Kid’s Delight – Let’s party ~  Anniversary Special (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 
Spice your Life! will be celebrating its 4th year Anniversary and there is no better occasion than this to celebrate.

As the focus of this blog is all for Kids, I thought Kid’s delight event will be the most apt one. So let’s party by bringing in kid approved dishes. You are welcome to bring on any course of the meal. However only Vegetarian entries are accepted.

Delicious Dal

Should only be dals/lentils in liquid form, either served with Indian Bread or Rice. Can’t have dals cooked in different form like Adai, dosa or as dry sautes (eg: Paruppu Usli type of dishes can’t be made). All three days should highlight one type of dal. For example, if you are cooking with Toor dal, you can’t showcase only toor dal as the main ingredient for the other two days. However you can cook with combination with other dals/Vegetables and it can be of any cuisine.

Cooking with Onions

I can’t imagine cooking without onions. Even though we use Onions extensively in our cooking, this theme focus on making the Onions as the main ingredient. The dish can be of any course of meal, can be from any cuisine. However the only condition is the main focus should be Onions.

Recipes with Spreads

The recipes should necessarily have a spread over it. It has to be a complete dish, you can feature recipes for both the base and the spread. Or just the spread, or the base. The picture should showcase with the spread over the dish. It can be any course, sweet or savory. Only condition is the dish has has be a spread. It can be folded and served but not cooked as folded as in stuffing. Now like Puffs that have spreads over it but is stuffed and cooked.

Low Fat/Low Cal Break fast

As the name says it has to be a breakfast that is low fat or low calorie.

Ideas on Food Garnishing, Kitchen Setup and Storage, Style your pantry.

With popular demand, I got this theme forward. Under this theme you can showcase food garnishing styles, it can’t be just one method, you should atleast showcase 3 or more styles. It can have tips, ideas. But each post should have pictures.

Next is about how you store your kitchen ingredient. Share your secret formula in storing dals, other ingredients etc. It can be anything with storing, etc. more in terms of kitchen related. Again you can showcase pictures

Style your pantry. Show us how you have styled or managed your kitchen space. If there is some method in sorting different appliances you can share with your readers.

Ganesh Chaturathi Special

As the theme says, we are celebrating Ganesh Chaturathi. So let’s please the Lord with his special dishes. You can showcase your traditional cooking done on this day. This needs to have step by step pictures.

Special Theme –  BM Paired –  Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do create dishes from your BM friends.

The special for this edition will be the pairing two BM bloggers and each cooking from the other. Again the dishes selected should be from the 20th edition.

This is accepted only for the 4th week.
Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.
Let’s gear up for another non stop blogging!

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