Reflections on April Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2023

This is the second time that Pepper Route has joined the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Last time around, we had featured 26 signature dishes from 26 regions of the world; this time around it was 26 commonly used kitchen ingredients and a soup focusing on that ingredient.

It was not too much of a struggle to put together the list. And having done that, easy to cook the stuff and take pictures and keep them ready for the writing and posting during the challenge. Alas, it was not to be. When my phone got lost in March, that too while traveling abroad, I learned the hard lesson that timely backups of your phone is one of the first requirements of participating in a challenge as big as this! 

Anyways, managed to complete the challenge with only one change to the original list of topics selected. Veal was my initially chosen ingredient for the letter V, but when I started writing about that, quickly realized there is nothing good to say about veal! And vermicelli was right there for the rescue! Here is the complete list…

The only regret I have is that I could not visit other bloggers and post comments. Believe me, it was it was not intentional. Actually I managed to visit in the early days of the challenge but later doing two posts a day got a bit overwhelming. And I fell back on the visits. 

And a toast to my visitors who took the time to read the posts and left wonderful comments. My heartfelt thanks to: Molly of Molly’s Canopy, Kristin, Ronel Janse van Vuuren, Anne E.G. Nydam, Mrs Fever, Misky, Timothy S. Brannan, Archana, Dave Roller, Deborah Weber, Dime, Darrel, Anita Jagath, and Jeanne Friedrichs and many others. 

So… April Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2023 was an all consuming affair, where life was put on hold while the whole focus was on writing captivating posts for 26 days! And guess what… I thoroughly enjoyed it! Here’s looking forward to next time.