Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monthly Charm Contest (starts today)

 Okey Dokey...   Up for a different kind of contest????
     If you were tuned in.. for the last couple of blogs you know that I have a charm of the month club.  I thought it would be fun for one charm each month be inspired by one of you.   First a background story..
The wonderful Cuban food collection in this blog today, was inspired by Joanna, an amazing woman who collaborated with me in the creation of these charms.  She sent me lots of amazing photos, of food that I never even tasted before.  

I am very pleased by the results, and thought it how horrible it would have been if Joanna had never asked me if I could make them.   So it hit me today  why not make a fun contest where each month there will be a winner. 

Here is how it will work.  Every month I make at least 3 new charms, for the charm of the month club.  I will choose the topic.   To enter all you do is make suggestions for what foods go along with that topic, in the comment section.

I will post the topic around the 15th every month, for a full month out.  The end date for the contest each month will be the following 15th (when the new topic begins).

So here goes

March is National Noodle Month:  who knew right?

The topic is noodles :)  Italian themed dishes, as long as they are Italian you can branch outside of noodle dishes.

All you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this blog with your idea.
 The prize will be the charm you inspired :)

The Rules:
1: I want a multiple winners throughout the year, so if you won one month..  take a break for one month.

 2: Read through the comments to make sure your dish hasn't already been suggested.

 3: One suggestion per day max.. This allows you 28-30 entries but will allow many people to play :)
That is it!!

Sucking up may help...  I really do depend on photos of real food when making my tiny dishes.  The comment section doesn't allow for photos.  I will provide a link to my etsy store.  If you hit "convo"  you can load up to 3 pictures of your own, or off the net.


   I will google search images from your suggestions, but if you find a really great photo I would love to see it.

A little suggestion.... I am already thinking of basic Lasagna, ravioli and Spaghetti so those suggestions wouldn't win, but if you have different variations on these dishes you can enter them ..  Be creative and have fun!  I am interested in something that is connected to our theme...  but a little bit out of the ordinary, special or clever. 

P.S.  I know you all will have great suggestion.s.. If I choose to do more than one, for the month or regular stock for my store you both will get your inspired charms as a thank you gift.

Have fun,  I am really excited and hope you play with me.

Heather

24 comments:

  1. I would love to see a biscotti with a cup of coffee! Sending you a picture as well!

    lindsayfields at live dot com

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  3. I would like to see a nice cheesy lasagna (yum)



    sophiamccutchen@gmail.com

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  4. How about my favorite- potato gnocchi with marinara and a slice of garlic bread...

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  5. How about a plate of tortellini with a spinach, tomato cream sauce.

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  6. Eggplant parmigiana is one of my favorites!!

    http://homebistro.blogspot.com/2006/05/eggplant-parmigiana.html

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Lobster Ravioli
    A plate of ravioli a slice of bread and a little lobster on the side. Butter dripping off the top with a little marinara sauce.
    YUM!!!!!

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  8. Wow, already some really great ideas:)

    I am already googling photos of your suggestions.

    Thank you for making such great suggestions.

    Still taking suggestions till the 15th next month.
    Heather

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  9. Heather, I won 1st place in your recent contest and I just wanted you to know that I received your February ornaments today and they are so beautiful. The detail is amazing on such small works of art and I can't wait to show them to my family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    I know that I'm not eligible for the new contest I just made a suggestion above because it is such a fun idea!!! Good luck everyone!

    maryleebythesea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. How about Rice Noodles, such as: http://www.rasamalaysia.com/uploaded_images/singapore_noodles/singapore_noodles1.jpg

    *drools*


    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  11. Macaroni and cheese is my very favorite food! I'd LOVE to see a mac and cheese charm...maybe with some italian bread crumbs sprinkled on top.

    leelahbell at gmail dot com

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  12. This would be cute! A plate or bowl of little bowtie pasta noodles! I found a pic, this dish has parsley pesto sauce but it could probably be anything tomatoey or cheesy too... Or just plain to show off the little bowties! Or maybe you could add a little garlic toast on the side.

    http://flavorsofabruzzo.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/parsleypesto.JPG

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  13. I think it would be soo adorable if you made

    spaghetti and meatballs dish, and a little fork on the plate, and next to it, maybe a delicious piece of garlic bread!

    http://img4.myrecipes.com/i/recipes/ck/clce/spaghetti-meatballs-ck-222986-l.jpg

    http://www.penzeys.com/images/recipes/SpaghettiAndMeatballs.jpg

    http://diningin.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/spaghetti-meatballs.jpg

    it's my favorite Italian dish, ever!

    SweetnessChrissy(AT)GMAIL(DOTCOM)

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  14. Entry 2 / day 2:

    How about heart shaped ravioli?

    http://www.maplespice.com/2009/02/valentines-dinner.html

    http://marcatopasta.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/hearty_ravioli011.jpg

    http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup/food-and-drink/food-backgrounds/6252386-heart-shaped-ravioli.php?id=6252386


    <3

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  15. I am glad that so many of you are making suggestions!! there are also appetizers and Desserts if you are running out of ideas :)

    Heather

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  16. hi i'm maggie and i'm 11 years old. i really like what you do. i think it is really cool. my idea for noodle month is "Asian Noodle Bowls"- they are my favourite. i've found a few pictures and added links- 2 have nice photos of the soup and one has a traditional japanese bowl. i hope these photos inspire your art.

    P.S. my mom just got my brother a hotdog charm and me a strawberry truffle charm- they are so cute; i love them. thank you

    http://www.dairygoodness.ca/recipes/search?searchtext=noodle+bowl&searchfilter=%2Frecipes%2Fsearch

    http://keetsa.com/blog/electronics/gadgets/bamboo-noodle-bowls/

    http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/beef-noodle-bowl-91434.aspx

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  17. I just learned about this Thai dessert, Salim noodles, they're so colorful!

    http://www.templeofthai.com/images/newsletter/0610/thai_dessert_salim.jpg

    woodpress08 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I can't resist suggesting my classic, and favorite, bacon mac and cheese

    woodpress08 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Baked Ziti!


    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  20. Cannolis!!!!!!!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  21. Macaroni Salad

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  22. i think you should make a nice plate of pad thai here are a few pictures

    http://www.travelblog.org/Photos/667711

    http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=10000000640881

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/shrimp-and-vegetable-pad-thai-recipe/index.html

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  23. i think you should make fresh spring rolls here are a few pictures they are over the top noodles and they are served with soya sauce to dip. hope you like it :)<3

    http://gimmesomeoven.com/fresh-vietnamese-spring-rolls/

    http://allthingsliterary.wordpress.com/2009/11/09/a-days-worth-of-meals/

    http://keepyourdietreal.com/food/appetizerssnacks/nime-chow-aka-fresh-spring-rolls/

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  24. Fried Won Tons!

    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo.com

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