Sunday, September 22, 2013

Four Unusual Recipe Contests


I will be participating in a 31-day challenge during the month of October, where we are supposed to write each day on a single topic.  Now, I'm not giving away my theme...exactly, there are four posts I've scheduled for the latter part of October on which I need some lead time.

Here's what I propose:


1.  I will create a vegetable recipe, featuring your favorite vegetable(s), and named after you, your favorite team/pet/etc, or to go along with a character or book you have written.
2.  I will create a fruit recipe, feature your fruity favorites, and named after you, etc.
3.  I will create an herb recipe, using your favorite herb/s, and named after you, etc.
4.  I will create a recipe, using your favorite animal product/s, and named after you, etc.

Each winner will be contacted by email to hammer out particulars (allergies, etc) and then the four recipes will be featured on Back Porchervations' posts from October 20-24.  Are you ready to become immortalized in a recipe?  The entries will close September 30th.


Leave a separate comment for each entry.  Please include your site name/link (Twitter, FB, Pinterest, etc) in your relevant comment:

1.  Leave a comment with your favorite vegetable, fruit, herb and animal products.  (If you don't include a vegetable (etc), I'll assume you don't want to be considered for that contect.)

2.  Follow Back Porchervations by email.

3.  "Like" Back Porchervations on Facebook.

4.  Follow me (@Kentuckygal) on Twitter.

5.  Follow me (LuAnn Braley) on Google+.

6.  Follow me (LuAnn Braley) on Pinterest.

7.  Follow Back Porchervations on Bloglovin'.

Before you go, here's a giveaway for a Pickle Biotic Home Fermentation Kit at Herb Magik that needs some love.  Do you love pickled foods and/or have a garden/farm?  This is a great contest for you!  It is open for about another 2 days.


  1. Thanks so much for visiting or blog today. We love making new friends. Mom likes spinach and apricots and dill and lamb. Gee that all sounds like it would be great in one recipe! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  2. Wow Kitties, there sure are a lot of you there! Well, the more, the merrier! Bring your friends too! :O)

  3. What a great idea! I like kale, firm organic grapes (any color), lamb or beef tri-tip, and basil. :)
    Here's my website, if you want to devise a name:

  4. Welcome to the porch, Lisa! Have you ever frozen grapes and then had them straight out of the freezer on a hot summer day? Delicious!

  5. Well, this is different! I like green beans, strawberries and chicken. LOL!! Not normally together ;) My website is

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  7. Thanks for your comment, April. I don't normally eat those particular foods together either. At least not in the same dish.

    I appreciate your well-wishes Lisa. Have a great time on your vacation!

  8. Sounds like a fascinating contest! I'm not really sure what my favorites are...

  9. Hi Lisa, glad to 'see' you! Well, the contest is open until the end of the month. If you figure something out, or would like a recipe for someone else, c'mon back and enter!

  10. Interesting contest.. looking forward to your sharing.

  11. I appreciate your visit Dominique. There are still four more days if you would like to enter one or more of the contests!!!

  12. Well, I have my made up recipe for our children's book if that will count? It's something the book characters make where they live...
    I think you saw it LuAnn, right?

  13. Hi C&G, glad to have y'all on the porch! For this contest you get to sit back, relax and let me do all the work! (And that's not something I offer up a lot! *lol*)

  14. I like vegetables but never eat as many as I should. I do all the cooking in our house and get pretty lazy with what I fix at mealtime.

    Tossing It Out

  15. LuAnn, I'm entered on Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Email. Facebook link didn't work, and I'm not on Bloglovin. My food choice is fish, which has to be made on "Hermit Island", which may include things that grow there, like cashews and figs. The recipe should be named for our book characters, "The Viking and the hermit". Does that work?:)

  16. @Arlee - Hah! You and me both. Luckily, my husband is a great cook, so unless he's busy with school or I'm working something up for the blog, he'll usually save the kids and do the cooking. :p

    @C&G - Sounds like I may need to get to know The Viking and the Hermit! :O)