In the Bag: Cooking the Month of March

In the Bag Logo March 09

One of my favourite vegetables, the leek, is in season right now. It’s sweet, flavoursome and very versatile, so I wanted to celebrate it this month. Scott and I have also put some eggs and cheese in the bag so I’m sure you’ll have plenty of ideas for dishes.

In the bag:


And don’t forget to check out February’s round-up over at Real Epicurean.

Entry Details
Make a dish using the ingredients and blog about it then send an email with β€˜In the Bag in the subject line to asliceofcherrypie AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk by Sunday 5th April with the following information:
  • your name
  • a link to your post
  • a picture of your dish


Here are the loose rules – but ultimately remember the objective is to have fun whilst highlighting seasonal food:

1. Participants should attempt to use all the ingredients ‘in the bag’ for that particular month, but may leave one out if they prefer.

2. Participants can include any extra ingredients that they see fit.

3. Entries should include a link back to the host for that month, and the post should be tagged “In the Bag”.

4. Entries can be written any time during the month, as long as the URL is emailed to that month’s host before the closing date.

5. Particpants from outside of the UK are most welcome to join in and substitute an item from their own local seasonal produce if necessary.

‘In The Bag’ is a food event run monthly by ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ and ‘Real Epicurean’.



  1. Coco Bean
    March 16, 2009 / 4:51 am

    my first thought is quiche, but that may just be because they serve it EVERYWHERE in Montreal.

  2. Danielle
    March 16, 2009 / 7:07 pm

    Sounds like fun! I’m in!

  3. Alex
    March 16, 2009 / 10:41 pm

    I think I’m going to have to give this one a go!

    But don’t hold me to it… if it all goes wrong it’ll never see the light of day!

  4. Holler
    March 16, 2009 / 11:02 pm

    Great selection! I have enough trouble getting a recipe in, in time for my own round-up, but I am going into the kitchen to write it on the calendar. I will try, promise.

  5. Joanne
    March 17, 2009 / 1:31 pm

    There are so many ideas in my head! I’ll probably do a few and end up submitting the best one. Hmmm…lets see who will be my guinea pigs?!!!!

  6. Scott at Real Epicurean
    March 17, 2009 / 9:00 pm

    I’ll post this weekend. Waiting till the last minute always lets me down πŸ˜‰

    March 17, 2009 / 9:04 pm

    Oh, I just cooked with leeks at school (I’m a culinary school student) this morning. I sauteed them and used them in a wonderful chicken stuffing. And you are right, they added this lovely hint of sweetness that was just right.


  8. Claire
    March 18, 2009 / 5:08 pm

    I love leeks so I’ll have a think and maybe I’ll enter this month.

    I blogged my favorite leek dish last week –
    I’m wishing I had waited now and posted it with home made fresh pasta (which I do half the time I make it) but I guess I should get creative and think of something different.

  9. Tangerine Kitty
    March 21, 2009 / 12:26 am

    I’m not for sure if I have ever had leeks…..ummm I may have to get them a try!

  10. Jennifer
    March 21, 2009 / 1:29 am

    I am in. By the way, new contest involving PEEPS on my blog also open until April 5th so take a peek.

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    March 21, 2009 / 6:31 am

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  12. Soma
    April 1, 2009 / 2:51 pm


    just mailed u my entry.

  13. Scott at Real Epicurean
    April 10, 2009 / 9:15 am

    No roundup yet, Julia?

  14. Julia
    April 10, 2009 / 9:16 am

    Sorry Scott, I’ve been a busy bee but it’s coming out today πŸ™‚

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