Paper Chef #23: Come on let’s Celebrate and have a good time!

OK – time for the revelation – what IS this month’s Paper Chef challenge?

Here are the nominated ingredients: Crab, Pork, Something you or a friend grew, White wine, Sour cream, Cheddar, Mushroom, Ramen Noodles, Edible flowers, Vermouth, soda pop (any kind), frog (legs), coconut milk, wattleseed, broad/fava beans, ground meat (any kind), pomegranate, beef, lentils, ginger, maple syrup, apples, mace, something wild, cranberries, ginger, chestnuts, sparkling drink, whipped egg whites.

And….the results are:

Ingredient 1: Vermouth (which we are going to reinterpret as any fortified wine or herb-influenced liquor for those who can’t manage vermouth)
Ingredient 2: Cranberries
Ingredient 3: Sparkling drink (of any kind)
Ingredient 4: Something wild

And we have a theme of celebration!

I can see drinks, cocktails, desserts and interesting dishes with these ingredients. Also remember that we are open to free interpretation – something wild could be wild as in not tame or wild as in crazy!

For full rules, see the rules.

You have until next Monday at noon – December 11th – to make something using these and any other ingredients, then post about it at your blog, then leave a message in comments here linking to your entry (or email me). Remember to suggest that you be considered for ‘haute’ or ‘home’…and have fun!


  1. Vermouth AND a sparkling drink?!? That’s pretty wild right there! Oh wait, “wild” in this context probably means “not farmed” rather than “wild and crazy”, doesn’t it? Silly me!

  2. What Noodle said. Er, though we have no hot weather excuses. Just um, loaner camera issues and the usual scatterbrained delays. 🙂 (Meaning, the post will be up early afternoon, I hope!)

  3. Crapcrapcrap. We have lovely pictures. I want to post them, but my computer’s completely messed up — corrupted windows files making it impossible to access any of my photos — so damn. No post with pics, which means no point really in putting up a post…

    Weird how there are several comments on this post, yet only one is showing up on the main page. (Or is that just me?)

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