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Blogging Marathon # 36 - 3 Day Marathon for 4 weeks!

>>  Monday, December 16, 2013

We are on our last month of the year, entering into our 36th Edition of Blogging Marathon. It's been a fantastic year of Blogging Marathon. I would like to thank my friends for making this group such a valuable part of my life.

For those of you who are landing here for the first time, then please check out these posts on Blogging Marathon, 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 held every month, 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. 

And 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 participating bloggers 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 dates will be:  
3, 4, 5 January
10, 11, 12 January
17, 18, 19 January
24, 25, 26 January

Please email me at spicingyourlife@gmail.com latest by 23rd December along with your theme.

FYI:  Requests to join after 23rd December 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
  • You cannot take the same themes, except for the different Kid's Delight theme.
  • 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 # 36th 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 - Whole Grain cooking (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)
Kid's Delight -  Oven baked Snacks - Sweet and Savory (17,18,19 and 24,25,26)

Please note Kid's delight posts be it for the BM theme or the event, needs to be kid approved. Which means you get your kid, your young relatives or neighbors approve what you have made. Would surely appreciate a note on who liked it and their age group. This way we can tag it properly.

Another thing can be that you as a kid liked the particular dish. Else it will not be eligible for both the events.

Kid's Delight - Whole Grain cooking (3,4,5 and 10,11,12)

Sandhya Ramakrishnan is hosting this edition and she is calling for dishes that are made with whole grain and kids approved. It can be any course and any cuisine. Just the two conditions the dish has to be made with whole grain and approved any a kid.

Kid's Delight -   Oven baked Snacks - Sweet and Savory (17,18,19 and 24,25,26) 

PJ will be hosting the next edition and is calling for all Oven baked Snacks - Sweet and Savory ideas, that will be ideal for Kids.

Any three Combo Dishes from the below list

Vella Paniyaram - Milagai chutney
Morkozhambu - Alu Roast
Appam Vadacurry
Bulgar Pilaf with meat balls
Idiyappam - Sodhi
Ghugni with Dhuska
Cinnamon stick Caramel/chocolate dip
Halwa puri chole
Soya keema with pav
Jalebi with Rabri
Tikki Chole
Sandwiches - Cutlets
Vankaya Pulusu Pachadi & Kandi Pachadi
Daal Baati Churma
Baked veggies Garlic Toast

Can pick up one of the below cuisine and do 3 dishes from any of the cuisine that falls under this main cuisine

African cuisine
European cuisine
Oceanian cuisine

If you pick up African cuisine, then all three days should be from this cuisine only.

The list is taken from Wiki and you can refer to the description and your dishes should typically fall under the countries listed there.

Pongal Recipes

Can be Sweet or Savory and can use any whole grain. Pongal as typically understood, refers to the South Indian version of Rice dish made with Rice and Split Moong dal.

Rice is the Carb and Moong dal is the Protein. So replacement if any can be both to the Carb and Protein part. So any other carb or protein replacement is allowed.

3 different Cookies - can be sweet or savory

Main ingredient used for all three days should be different. Ex: It can Chocolate Cookies, Almond Cookies etc. It can't be only chocolate all three days or only butter cookies.

Can be either sweet all days or savory all days. No restriction.

It can't also be you make a base of butter cookies for day 1, add cocoa and make chocolate cookie for day 2.

Oil Free Breakfast

Can't have Butter, Vanaspati or Margarine. Oil if used can't be more than 2 tsp. Dishes should fit the breakfast concept.

Travel Food

Dishes should have shelf life, mess free. It can be any cuisine. Each day for one course, meaning it has to be snack, main course and a dessert.

Snack - can be anything that you consider a snack, both sweet or savory
Main course - It can be from Breads, Rice or Gravy
Dessert - Any cuisine. Indian sweets are considered as dessert, can be cakes, cookies or anything that you serve as a dessert.

It can't be snacks all three days or only one course all three days. Each day has to be one course.

Special Theme - Do three weeks and for the 4th week you get to do the special theme.

And this month you can showcase your "Online Bookmarked recipes"

This is accepted only for the 4th week (and should have done all three previous weeks).

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Please spread the details if you want your friends to be part of this marathon.

Let's gear up for another non stop blogging!


1 comments :

Ramya Venkat December 16, 2013 at 1:09 PM  

Am in sis with this month marathon

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