Friday, 31 January 2014

A New Monthly Meme

A monthly meme you say? That’s something new around here. It is and I really hope that some of you will join me. So what do you need for a meme? An idea is a good place to start. Perhaps a snappy acronym to go with it?

I give you SIPIDI! ~ See It, Pin it, Do it!

How often do you see something, while visiting your favourite blogs or just browsing Pinterest, think it’s a great idea and pin it? If you’re anything like me, then that’s probably quite often. How often do you actually go back and use that idea as inspiration for a project of your own, or cook that delicious recipe? Not quite so often? Well, lets do it then.

Towards the end of each month, I’ll link to at least one thing that I’ve pinned to my boards on Pinterest and show you what I’ve made. It could be a card, a sewing project, a recipe, or anything else that takes my fancy. Are you with me?

Here is where I’m really hoping that somebody out there is saying, “Yes!”

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This month I’ve been trying out quite a few new recipes. Being a great lover of chickpeas, this was a favourite with me. Jardaloo Ma Murghi or Curry with Apricots.

As you can see, mine doesn’t look quite like the picture, although I did follow the recipe fairly closely. I think the original looks almost like sweet and sour. My apricots were in juice and I have a feeling that Jack’s may have been in syrup, to get that shiny quality to the sauce.

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I’ve made it twice now and I did change a few things. I used dried chickpeas the first time, as specified, but you have to be organised a day ahead for that. I’ve always got the tinned variety in the cupboard and it worked equally well, when I substituted those, along with some peaches, when I couldn’t get apricots.

I prefer cumin seeds to the ground stuff, I think they have a nicer aroma when you fry them. I now use Very Lazy Chillis from the jar, because I developed a particularly nasty burning sensation, all over the palms of my hands, after chopping a fresh chilli a few months ago. The recipe says 5 apricots, which was much more than a third of my tin. There were 14 halves so I used 10 of them. When I switched to peaches I used 5 halves. Otherwise I stuck to the recipe.

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As suggested, the leftovers were indeed delicious the next day in a wholemeal pitta.

Have you been inspired enough, by something on your boards this month, to have a go? If you have then point me in the right direction in your comment. If you’re interested in joining in, then let me know that too and I’ll have a go at setting up a proper linky at the end of February.

PS If you like the look of the recipe and I can heartily recommend it, then don’t forget to pin from the source, rather than the picture on my blog.

28 comments:

Alison said...

This might encourage me to actually make some of the things I pin....I'm in!
Alison xx

KraftyKaren said...

I'm definitely in - I am always pinning card and jewellery ideas, plus nail art and rarely have a go at any of them so this is just the push I need xx

My simple life said...

Im in!

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Suzy said...

What a brilliant idea Fiona. My boards are brimming full of ideas just waiting to be dealt with

alexa said...

I am afraid I am a little lax on the a Pinterest front, but if will,enjoy seeing what you and others do!

Lisa-Jane said...

I think its a great idea! I shall try to join in but you might have to nudge me ;-) I'm not a fan of chickpeas (unless squashed!) but that looks yummy.

scrappyjacky said...

I have so many 'unused' pins....I'll try and join in.

Jane said...

this sounds a good idea, I will try to join in x

Sian said...

This will be a great one to follow! I haven't been pinning much lately, but blowing the dust off what I've got already sounds like a good plan

Chidkid said...

Oh I like the look of this...I'm in.

TaraE said...

I love to pin (especially when insomnia strikes as you know) but very rarely do anything from them so love this idea...just don't expect me to blog any of it!! It may appear on my Instagram feed however!!! Txx

Miriam said...

I don't use Pinterest either but my friend who doesn't blog, and I have agreed to make something every month either from a magazine that we have put on the 'must do that' pile or our PHD box, so I would love this extra push.

Carin McDonough said...

You are supposed to actually use all those pretty things you pin? :) I have tried out a good few recipes and a couple of home tips etc but otherwise I seem to just pin for the pretties! Great idea Fi, hopefully once I get back to blogging soon I will try and join in :)

lizzylou said...

I'd love to join in although I don't have a blog I have a very large amount of pins and I do try quite a few but I'm up to the challenge xx

Louise said...

sounds like a plan. I see it, pin it but don't very often do it!! x

Jennie Hart said...

Great idea, I have actually made something I pinned this week, probably the first time ever lol.

Lesley G said...

Fab idea, I'm in :)

Pat Couder said...

Great idea. One we are all guilty of probably!

Try wearing washing up gloves when chopping fresh chillies and garlic x

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

This is a fun idea, Fiona! I'm so hit-and-miss with Pinterest but I do have a couple of things I'm planning to try between now and the end of the month. I will just have to remember to take photos. :o)

Julia Dunnit said...

What a fab idea Fiona, I can see me being a panic SIPIDer!!

Jo said...

I think this is a great idea, it was one of my goals for the year so this will keep me on track :) x

Sheena said...

I'm up for this Fiona x

Wrightboysmum said...

Love the idea. Will try and get my doing hat on the others are no problem. I saw Sheena's fab muffins and followed her link here.

Sandra said...

I'm up for this, although I'm so behind it will probably be next month now :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

SIPIDI Doo Dah, SIPIDI ay, my oh my what a wonderful day.... Grin.. Sorry, couldn't resist!
I'll def have a join in with you on this one Fiona, but you may have to drop a reminder a couple of weeks before the due date, so to speak!!
Xx

glitterandglue said...

What fun you are going to have with all the ideas floating around - wouldn't know what to do with pinning, though - unless it were dress fabric...

Have a great week Fiona
Margaret #59

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona soundslike a good idea.. I have only just joined pintrest.... itas a time thing ... you know. But there is so much on WOYWW to keep me going i'll try.
As a side please what doews Meme stand for
janet #38