Love to Cook?
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Either way . . . you've got something to share. When the goddesses hitch up their aprons and fix up a feast, it's great fun for everyone!

Goddess Gift's 2009 Annual Goddess Contest

A couple of years ago I was searching for a 'Goddess Cookbook' as a gift for my pre-teen granddaughter. Outta' luck. I couldn't locate any that were 'about' the goddesses and cooking. . . just ones with a 'be a goddess in the kitchen' theme.

'Necessity is the Mother of Invention, or so they say. Since she tests as an Aphrodite on the Goddess Quiz, I 'whipped up' the following recipe card for her. It'll give you an idea of what a contest entry might look like.

 

Aphrodite's Spinach Souffle

Ingredients:

One Stauffer's Spinach Souffle   (from the freezer section)

4-6 cherry tomatoes, or several small chunks of a big tomato
(Remember that another name for tomato is “love-apple”.)

1 clove garlic, minced  (Go ahead & cheat. . . use the kind that comes in a jar, Aphrodite would!)

1 small pat of butter 
1/8 cup of Parmesan Cheese
One egg   

To do:

Defrost the spinach souffle by putting it in the microwave for 3 minutes while you put all the other stuff in a microwave-able bowl that’s pretty. (Aphrodite would say that presentation is everything!) 

Stir all the ingredients. Pour in the defrosted spinach souffle, stir again. Toss it back in the microwave and zap it for another 3 minutes. Turn the bowl and stir it again while you think about how Aphrodite always seemed to be stirring things up!

Cook another 3 minutes till the top starts to harden but it’s still soft inside.  Remove from oven, sprinkle the top with some Parmesan cheese. 

Voila, an elegant dish worthy of the love goddess and you've still got time to polish your toesnails!

So, now that you've got the idea . . .

Let's get started!

Deadline is March 30, 2009

Let's put on our 'creative caps' and do a goddess cookbook ourselves. Who know, maybe we could even publish it as an ebook and raise funds for some '"do good" project!

All you'll need to do is choose a goddess to honor with a recipe, plug in a fave recipe, and write a little piece connecting the two that inspiresthe reader to invite this goddess into her kitchen while she cooks.

Helpful hints to get you started.

Winners One and All

Dishin' Divas: Everyone who enters will get a free e-book of the entries . . . when we get around to get it compiled, that is. "A watch pot never boils," as granny used to say.

Diner's Choice (5): A Gift Certificate to take the Goddess Quiz (or to gift it to a friend) for the authors of the top 5 entries as voted for by E-zine subscribers.

Celestial Chef (1): A Goddess Shrine from the Goddess Glass Art Collection, created by famed artist, Colin Heaney. Collectible.
Valued at $100.

If you're gonna play, ya' gotta follow the rules!

Boring Legal Stuff

It's to CYK (Cover Your Keester) and even more importantly, cover ours!

 Ready, Set, Go Goddess!

When you're ready to send in your fabulous entry, return this page and use the link below:

I'm ready to 'Dish It Out!

(Men cook, too . . . and your contributions will be welcome. And, if you're specialties tend to involve flames and danger, you might want to check out the goddess Pele!)

Stay tuned for a 'regular' issue later this month.

In the meantime,

Go wild with it. Let a goddess loose in the kitchen!

Enjoy!

Sharon

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