So, last weekend's beetroot challenge was met in several interesting ways: Salmagundy made beetroot and roasted garlic risotto, bron99 constructed an earthy savoury salad with barley, walnuts and fresh parsley, and some with a sweeter tooth gave the brownies a go.
But what about this weekend? Well, I did do a quick check. Very quick. And I didn't leave much time for anyone to answer or disagree with me. But on the basis that no vegetarians have complained as yet, I'm going to suggest something meaty for Bite Club's dinners this weekend. And that something?
Chorizo. That spicy, piquant, sausage of wonder that cheers up the dullest stews, and turns even the cheapest red wine into sweet, delicious nectar. It has to be one of my favourite ever foodstuffs – and yet, actually I don't use it that well, or even that often.
Usually I'd be heading straight for some chicken, butterbeans, sweet peppers and tomato, throwing them into a casserole with the chorizo and giving it a good, long cook. Or reaching for some eggs and potatoes and serving my chorizo up alongside a good slice of tortilla. Maybe chomping it down with rocket, red peppers and a delicious floury bap, while it's still stomach-burningly hot from the Brindisa grill.
All fine food experiences. But in the spirit of Bite Club I will try for something different. Maybe involving cod – although given its sustainability issues, I probably be better choosing another fish – or chickpeas, or squid. I have delicious memories of a Rick Stein potato, pepper and squid stew that a friend once cooked for me, that would surely benefit from a good punch of paprika and the odd morsel of porky texture.
But tell me: what might you be pairing the Spanish lovelies with? Share your tales of chorizo joy – and of course, your best meals and recipes – with us below. And don't forget to come back on Monday and tell us (and indeed show us, via our Flickr group if you wish) about your dinnertime treats.