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Friday, November 7, 2014

Bold & Pungent


Most of us at some point in time seek out a recipe that is saucy and spicy...something unique, something different from the same-o, same-o, day-in, day-out culinary ideas we grew up on. There is comfort in sticking to foods we know or those that are easy to cook and uneasiness with stepping outside the boundaries, trying the unknown. This next celebration is your chance to venture outside the standard recipe box!

November 8 (also 9) is...

Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cook-something-bold-and-pungent-day/

Some sources report the celebration of this day on November 8, while others state November 9. Um-m-m? Which one to celebrate? Why not BOTH!

There are so many delicious recipes that may be bold and pungent, but aren't overwhelming. One of the best things about cooking at home is that you can adjust the level of spices according to your preference and that of your guests. 

With the season of the year being late fall, this is a great time to experiment by cooking something original, spicy and perhaps even a bit offensive as long as it is still palatable. Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day is intended to celebrate the use of herbs such as garlic and hot pepper to promote health and longevity.

By using a bit of imagination, one may even find that a surprisingly ordinary dish can be spiced quite pungently into the extraordinary. When boldness is combined with innovation, some interesting results can surely occur!

http://laurafriendly.com/roasted-garlic/
 Roasted Garlic for Spicing up Any Recipe

http://www.phamfatale.com/id_2398/title_Blue-Cheese-Pasta-Sauce-Recipe/
Blue Cheese Pasta Sauce Recipe


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Next on the Calendar...Bits & Pieces, Literally!