Love to Cook?
Hate to Cook?
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
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'
'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
One Stauffer's Spinach Souffle (from the
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
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 . . .
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
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.
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
Chef (1): A Goddess Shrine from
the Goddess Glass Art Collection,
created by famed artist, Colin Heaney.
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,
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
Stay tuned for a 'regular' issue later this month.
Go wild with it. Let a goddess loose
in the kitchen!