The perfect weekend . . . and a special announcement!

by spiceaholic on March 2, 2009

Can I just say how perfect this past weekend was? Minus having to come into work on Saturday for a few hours, of course! 🙂

Saturday afternoon after I got back from work, I relaxed a little and dozed off for a bit. Then Mr. Spice and I attended a Thrashers hockey game — we haven’t gone to a sporting event in a while. It was great! We splurged and got seats that were in the middle section, which I felt made a difference, since I was actually able to see what was going on! The energy at the game was great and what made it even better was that we managed to win during the last minutes of the game.

Sunday as you know, we had a bit of thunder snow to liven up the day. It was the best kind of day to stay in and do absolutely nothing. I cooked a little and watched a LOT of TV. I also did some yoga and felt fabulous afterwards, I’m really glad I decided to take part in the 31-day yoga challenge at Carrots ‘n’ Cake. I’m looking forward to getting back into yoga and hopefully being more consistent with it.

Oh right, I promised you a special announcement!

I was very pleasantly surprised and honored when Sweetie Pie at Just Sweet Enough asked if I would like to host the next BSI! I’ve just recently begun participating in BSI and it’s so much fun! What a great way to challenge one’s culinary creativity! Not to mention it’s a great way to discover other people who love food as much as I do.

It was really hard deciding what ingredient to pick for this week’s contest. In the end, I decided that this week the ingredient will be BASIL!

Basil not only smells and tastes great, but it is also good for you! I did a little research at The World’s Healthiest Foods site and was surprised to learn that:

  • The flavonoids in basil provide DNA protection and may also have anti-bacterial properties
  • A component of basil’s volatile oils may have anti-inflammatory effects that may provide relief for people suffering from such problems as rheumatoid arthritis or IBS.
  • Basil is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as a good source of iron, calcium, potassium, and magnesium!

Here are the rules for this week’s contest:

  • You can use basil in fresh or dried form
  • You can use basil seeds

To enter the contest:

  • email your recipe and photo to spiceaholic80 @ OR
  • post the recipe on your blog and email me a link

The deadline to sumbit an entry will be midnight, March 8th — which is also when we start Daylight Savings Time, so I guess that means that’s one hour less to submit an entry!

I’ll update this post with submissions as I receive them — please check back for updates!

The prize will be an assortment of Indian spices as well as a surprise!

I’m really excited to host this week’s contest and cannot wait to see what everyone submits!

Sorry for the lack of pictures — I’m typing this up at work. Shhhhh!

** Like I promised, here are the current entries for this week’s BSI contest:

Mara at What’s For Dinner: Basil Chavrie-Stuffed Burgers

Sweetie Pie at Just Sweet Enough: Sunny Basil Orange Salad

Beadie at What I Ate Yesterday: Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Shells

Laura at Hey What’s For Dinner Mom: Pesto-Glazed Vegetables over Feta Infused Polenta

Brandi at BranAppetit: Basil and Strawberry Scones

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole (Sweetie Pie) March 2, 2009 at 3:59 pm

Great choice! I love basil!!

I hope you enjoy your BSI week. 🙂

Brandi March 2, 2009 at 4:37 pm

ooh, this should be interesting 🙂

Great choice!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? March 2, 2009 at 10:47 pm

oooh i LOVE basil!!!

Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday March 3, 2009 at 11:25 am

Hoooray for basil!

Spiceaholic March 3, 2009 at 12:21 pm

Oh good, I’m glad you guys like the choice!

Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Victoria March 3, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Great choice! It’s already making me crave pesto!

brandi March 5, 2009 at 11:49 am

i just thought of some ideas – I’ll see how they work out this weekend. I’m super excited!

biz319 March 6, 2009 at 12:07 am

Love Basil! I have to get my thinking cap on!

Laura March 8, 2009 at 5:58 am

I sent my entry to your gmail account!

Jenifer January 3, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Thank you Krishna sir,We really aparicepte for your kind information regarding our beloved village. It has been always fantastic to hear news about our village in such a way,especially, in development sector. I am very much proud of you that you have been serving for our village for such a long prior of time.When I saw your face it remind me of my school age and all those stupid things that i used to do at that time. It just feels like yesterday, I feel young again like a boy. I do hope you also feel the same as me, don’t you sir? I have no doubt you have a huge connection with the school and village both emotionally and physically. I know you love the place same as any other villagers. Only one thing is different with compare to other is that you have been contributing with your highly respected qualification, dedication and honestly almost whole of your life.My heartfelt thanks to you for your hard work and showing such an enthusiasm towards our village and as well as school.We are very lucky to have such a generous teacher and proud of you.Your sincerelyEx student Arjun badmas danda ghar.PS it would be better if you could publish your e mail add so we can contact you personally in future.

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