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Jihva 08

Peacock Sugar Sculptures

Jihvā, the online food blogging event will be two years old this April. Each month a natural, wholesome ingredient was selected and featured, and during last year over a span of 12 months, a total of about 1500 entries and recipes flew in from across the world. The year started with Green leafy vegetables and moved on to Jackfruit, Brinjal, Mirchi, Rice, Banana, Diwali Treats, Toor Dal, Cocoa/Chocolate, Onions, Lemons/Limes and ended with Garlic goodness. My sincere thanks to the hosts Bee&Jai, Sangeeta, Nandita, Sharmi, Mandira, Vee, Linda, Deepz, Radhika, Coffee and Mathy Kandasamy. Also to all the participants for investing their effort and energy to create such wonderful cookery resource through Jihvā. Great job!

For Jihva year 08, I would like to extend an invitation to fellow bloggers. If you have a natural ingredient that you feel strongly about and would like to highlight it, then this is your chance. Here is more about this event.

What is Jihvā ?
Jihvā, the Sanskrit word means taste, desire and deep longing. This powerful word also represents tongue and taste buds.

What is Jihvā for Ingredients?
I believe for Jihvā to happen, it’s all in the ingredients and how they are prepared. Jihvā for Ingredients (JFI) is an online monthly food event, celebrating the Ingredients and what they can do for our Jeevā.

What are the guidelines to host?
1. Feature any natural ingredient and there are many.
2. I’d greatly appreciate if you could pick an ingredient related to India or Indian cuisine. (Which style of cuisine that ingredient prepared is, of course it’s up to the choice of participants).
3. Announce the event on your blog by 3rd of previous month. This will give plenty of time for the participants to shop, prepare, write and post their contribution.

Interested to host the Jihva event?
Mail me stating your preference of month. Food bloggers with great passion for Jihva only, please. Once confirmed, your website name will appear on the calendar below.
Update: Thanks for your interest and participation. All slots are filled up for this Jihva year, and the invitation is closed at this time. No Emails please.

Congratulations to Jihva hosts!

Jihva Year 2008 Calendar
(May 08 - April 09)

Monsoon Spice
Ammalu’s Kitchen
My Creative Ideas
Tasty Palettes
Sometime Foodie
Live to Eat
Cooking for All Seasons
Soul Food
The Cooker
Roma’s Space

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Jihva For Ingredients (Thursday April 3, 2008 at 6:05 am- permalink)

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14 comments for Jihva 08 »

  1. just mailed u Indira.

    Comment by sia — April 3, 2008 @ 6:54 am

  2. I just emailed you Indira.

    Comment by Pooja — April 3, 2008 @ 7:09 am

  3. it was our pleasure to host Jihva last year. thank you, dear indira, for the opprtunity.

    Comment by bee — April 3, 2008 @ 7:13 am

  4. Thanks for the opportunity Indira!!

    Comment by Dee — April 3, 2008 @ 10:55 am

  5. yay! I feel like I have won the lottery. Thank you for the opportunity Indira.

    Comment by ms — April 3, 2008 @ 11:25 am

  6. Thanks friends. I think Jihva is the one who won the lottery to be hosted by such fabulous people. :)

    Comment by Indira — April 3, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

  7. Bee said it well — Jihva at “my place” was the highlight of my year and I am grateful for the opportunity. Thank you!

    Looking forward to the coming year :)

    Comment by Linda — April 3, 2008 @ 6:51 pm

  8. Congradulations to All the Jihva Hosts. Looking forward for many new ingredients to be announced.

    Comment by Lavi — April 3, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

  9. Hi Indira,
    I am a regular visitor to your site and appreciate the vegetarian recipes/images on the site. I also so look forward to Kittaya images. Hope this weekend you will let us in on more images of kissable Kittaya kitty. Would love to read Kittaya anecdotes too. Please do share Kittaya’s world with ardent cat lovers more often, thanks.
    PS. Kittaya is now on my desktop.

    Hi Sandhya,
    Thanks for your good words about Kittaya. This weekend goes to Ugadi, and the next weekend is definitely for Kittaya. I have to take photos of him first.:)
    Do you also have cat at home?

    Comment by Sandhya — April 3, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

  10. So glad to be a part of this! Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Roma — April 3, 2008 @ 9:29 pm

  11. Thanks and it feels good to be part of this.

    Comment by Srivalli — April 3, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

  12. Tamarind forms an important part of several Indian dishes. It would be great to have an event around this theme.

    Comment by Shanti — April 4, 2008 @ 7:40 am

  13. Thanks for the opportunity Indira. It was a pleasure hosting Jhiva. :)

    Comment by coffee — April 5, 2008 @ 8:18 am

  14. Hi Indira,
    Its very good to see Kitaya again. Thank-you!
    Yes, I do have a cat at my parents house…I recently got married and dont stay with my parents any more…I do visit my parents and cat often.
    My cat Puskut you could say is an Indian version of Kitaya…he has the same color combination, the same patches, exactly the same colored eyes and also the kajal line from the outer corner of his eyes….however he is not fluffy like Kitaya. Puskut is terribly playful, very communicative and friendly…however he does not like being held.
    I enjoy your Kitaya posts….especially the descriptive ones (such as ‘What do you want?’ , ‘take me with you pretty please’)…brings a big smile to my lips….would love to read what Kittaya is up to, every week.
    My favorite Kitaya snap is the one in which he is pouting all ready for a kiss!!! (posted on Saturday December 3, 2005)

    Comment by Sandhya — April 14, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

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