While I work on a marathon post of the last 36 hours (and simultaneously conquer myriad technical difficulties), please allow this photo of jumbo Israeli Medjool dates to inspire your Blogger Secret Ingredient creativity:
Soooooo, please submit your BSI: Dates entries ASAP! Sunday (tomorrow) is the DEADLINE. The contest is open to everyone, even if you don’t have a blog. Check here for more information and a running list of submissions. Please help by spreading the word on your blogs!!
I’m still tweaking the prize a bit more, but to whet your appetite, I do know that the winner will definitely receive TWO boxes of the hard-to-find Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride tea, featured here and elsewhere on the blog. If you’ve never tried this tea, you have to trust me that it is the most delicious flavor ever to grace the planet. The winner of this contest is going to be one lucky chef!!