Forever Nigella #8: Picnic Pleasure

I am hugely excited to be hosting this month’s Forever Nigella for my dear friend Sarah at Maison Cupcake.    Started in January of this year it has become a hugely popular event attracting entries from all over the world.

This month the theme is picnic pleasures, suitable dishes would be ones that can be packed up, travel well, can be eaten with fingers, or just a fork.

Full details are below:

Forever Nigella #8
Challenge: To prepare and blog any Nigella recipe that is suitable to take on a picnic.  Proper picnic food please.
Deadline: Sunday 28th August, midnight wherever you are.
Round up: By the next weekend.

There are:

  • No rules about how often you must take part
  • No rules about stuff being secret until certain dates
  • No rules that everyone cook exactly the same thing
  • No rules about not being able to submit to any other blog events – just check it doesn’t contravene the other guys’ rules

But there are 3 rules:
1. Blog your entry by the deadline including:
a) the current Forever Nigella badge
b) a link to this page
c) a link to the official Forever Nigella page at Maison Cupcake:

2. So not to breach Nigella’s copyright you must NOT reproduce recipes verbatim as shown in her books. If using an original Nigella recipe, tell us which book it is from and/or where we find it online (see most likely sites below). If you’ve adapted the recipe in some way i.e. changed at least two ingredients or amended the method then it’s ok to publish the a recipe in your post but you MUST write the directions in your own words.

3. Tell us about your post by emailing me “helen AT fussfreeflavours DOT com”  and c.c. to “sarah AT maisoncupcake DOT com” with:
a) your name
b) URL of your post
c) a photo no more than 300 pixels wide.

Don’t forget to tweet your post with the hashtag #forevernigella – I will retweet all those I see!

N.B. Your entry must have been published since the announcement post. You may only submit something from your archives if you republish it as a new post.

Last month’s round up with the theme Iced Dreams can been seen over at Soul Curry.

and a little shout for my event, breakfast club, which this month is hosted by Scrumptious Sally!

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About Helen

Helen Best-Shaw is a freelance food & writer, photographer who has been writing about achievable, affordable and mostly healthy food on Fuss Free Flavours since 2007. She also contributes articles, recipes and photos to a number of online and print food magazines. Please do contact me if you would like to discuss commissioning work.

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  1. Hurrah for picnics! I’m going to dust down my vintage thermos flask and unravel the blanket!

  2. I just got a lovely picnic basket yesterday, so I am feeling enthused by this challenge. Now I just need some sun or I will have to pretend :)

  3. Please do Karen. And what a lovely name your blog has too!

  4. Lovely theme, lovely host! Off to buy a picnic basket and get thinking!

  5. Ohhh! Where to start?! Eating outdoors is THE best- what a perfectly summery theme!

  6. Now I just have to decide what to make! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Woot – love this theme. I hope I will find the time to participate in this one, otherwise I will have to virtually partake only. But what a wonderful theme for August!

  8. Woo hoo – post done! Just need to mail you from home as I need to resize the pic to 300 pixels wide :) Thanks for hosting!

  9. Hi! a last minute entry from me – just posted. Will email you pic and link!

  10. I was just wondering when the round up is happening, but more importantly is there a Forever Nigella No. 9?! Hope so!


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