Monday, March 17, 2014

Blogging from A To Z: A Daily Challenge


What Is Blogging From A to Z...
It all started in March 2010, when April Hosteam put forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April. The challenge read, "Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?" Since there is 26 days in April (minus the Sundays), it allows for 26 unique blog posts that all revolve around a new letter of the alphabet. 

Originally, her intent was to just have some fun as she celebrated her 200th follower, but now this event has evolved into a way to make new friends and for fellow bloggers to become more active in the blogging community.

My "Topic" For This Challenge...
Since Fuel For The Furnace is about cooking and healthy recipes, I thought I could blog about a new ingredient each day of the month. I love trying new things, be it food or otherwise, so I thought this might be a good opportunity to review some of my favorites ingredients and some that I might want to try in the future. Its a pretty big world out there, with each culture using different plants, spices and animals in their dishes, I won't be able to cover all of them but I will do my best to pick from all of the regions!

What It Means To Me...
I have fallen in and out of blogging for a few years now, never really sticking with any one blog for more than a few months and never really putting the time aside to have more than one decent blog post every couple weeks. They say if you're going to do something, do it right... I'm going to do my best to dedicate myself to writing in this blog as much as I can and to provide great recipes and cooking stories from my kitchen. 

I truly hope you enjoy following my blog, as we take on this culinary adventure one meal at a time. Feel free to subscribe and follow along to see where we go next!

Happy cooking,