Nick...hmm...do I know any of those?
Definitely, no. Then who was this in my inbox?
As it happens, it was Foodie Nick, as in Nick and Dan, food champions of Foodie Fights, a blog that hosts food competitions every week or so with 6 contestants and 2 secret ingredients. I hope they won't mind my lifting their picture and placing it on my blog...I didn't know where else to find these two ingredients in one shot. (If you do, guys, just email me and I'll remove it promptly.)
I was wholeheartedly surprised when, sitting in the computer room at the School of Ed, I accidentally logged into my Danger Kitten Bakes email account instead of locating articles for my paper. Oops. And thank God I did, because there was my email letting me know I'd been chosen.
That's right, I am one of the chosen ones this week (ok, it was by random selection, but still) and the fight is on! Melon and crushed red pepper. Sweet and spicy, which sounds pretty good to me.
You should know that I love both of these foods, but I have a special affection for the versatile crushed red pepper flakes, even though they sometimes make my face puff up (yes, that's an allergy there).
And, while I don't want to sound too weird, you should also know that I had a vision. As soon as I saw what the ingredients were, the dish I am right now in the process of making promenaded across my eyes, a bit smugly I might add, while all of the other dedicated ed students typed valiantly on. I don't know where it came from or what business it thought it had, but I'm making it with only a couple of minor tweaks and suggestions from my husband who, thankfully, never tires of eating my confections.
Whoops. Have I said too much? Well, you probably won't be too surprised anyway, given everything you know about me and all. I have until midnight on June 1, a bit Cinderella-ish, I think, and I just hope the slipper fits and I can go home with a little claim to fame.
My competitors? Well, check out their websites, because I am up against some pretty professional people. And, if you get a chance, go to Foodie Fights on Tuesday and vote for me, Danger Kitten Bakes! Thank you.
Prix Fixe (a culinary school graduate...how can I beat one of those?)
The Bake-Off Flunkie (good enough for this to not be her first contest)
Potato Candies (haven't figured out yet what these are, but they sound original enough to come from the mind of someone who might win a food competition)
Cre8tive Kitchen (her creativity just may be the thing that gets her to the gold)
Charlie Sinden (a legitimate chef...who am I kidding?)
One of our judges will be Neal, from Burning Pasta, who is last week's winner. While I haven't figured out yet what "burning" pasta might taste like, it too sounds original. I guess that's why he won.
Personally, I have The Studious Cook to thank for my Foodie Fights competition. We became friends on FoodBuzz, and I saw that she was in last week's "Cauli-Razz" competition. She made a nice souffle that you just might want to check out.
Anyways, your little competitor is rather tired, and she has some "foods" to attend to. Check back on June 1 to see just what I've been up to, and in the meantime, be sure to check out all of the sites above.