CLICK is a monthly food photography event. It is a theme-based contest. You do not need a blog to participate. Each month, entries will be invited based on a culinary ingredient or concept. More about it HERE.


April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. ~ Christopher Morley

CLICK SPRING. If you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, CLICK AUTUMN. After all,

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~ Albert Camus

Wild Grapes


Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” ~ Robin Williams

Radish Flower

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. ~ Doug Larson

Garlic greens and fenugreek

Look around your local farmer’s market, nursery, home, garden.

CLICK Spring/Autumn. Highlight the season in any culinary setting, and send it to us before April 30, 2009. If you are a blogger, please clarify in your post how your picture relates to the theme.

Whatever you portray must have a CLEAR CULINARY ASSOCIATION.

This does not qualify.

DEADLINE: the 30th of April, 2009, midnight, Eastern Standard Time.


Entries should be linked to THIS post.

Do you have a picture that has already appeared on your site? Send it in using the entry form after you have added a link to THIS event accouncement.

The entries will be posted as they arrive. They can be accessed HERE or through the ‘CLICK‘ icon on the right sidebar.

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If you want feedback on your pic before submitting it for CLICK, you can post it at the Jugalbandi Forums.


From renowned cookbook authors and friends of Jugalbandi, Pratibha Jain and Jigyasa Giri comes Sukham Ayu: Cooking at home with Ayurvedic Insights. This book is a collection of recipes and principles underlying Ayurveda – the ancient system of traditional medicine from India. Better still, it’s AUTOGRAPHED.

Sukham in Sanskrit stands for “healthy”. Ayu commonly means “life” or “lifespan”. It also means “state of unity”, where the the physical body, senses, mind, and soul are integrated.

An absolute treasure with a wealth of information and stunning pictures with each of their 63 recipes.

This is their second culinary publication. The first – Cooking at Home with Pedatha – was wildly successful and won the Best Vegetarian Cookbook Award at the 2006 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

This collection of recipes consists of daily, simple, vegetarian dishes that all Indian homes are familiar with. A closer look will reveal the fine thread of Ayurvedic insights binding them together, for what makes food healthy and ‘Ayurvedic’ is proper combinations, compatibility and methods of cooking. Thus, these recipes have been included with a clear focus on freshly cooked food, on the correct use of spices to enhance taste and good health, on the right combinations that make them tridoshik, or ‘agreeable to all doshas’.

Shrikand studded with almonds and laced with saffron. Fudgy coconut burfi bright with beetroot. Fenugreek parathas twanging with powerful spices.

Ayurvedic food? No wonder the country’s diving into the science with such enthusiasm. Thanks to the influence of decades of western diets, it’s become only natural to believe that health is about deprivation. No sugar. No oil. And definitely no ghee.

Then Jigyasa Giri and Pratibha Jain released “Sukham Ayu: Cooking at home with Ayurvedic Insights.”

… The duo spent the last two-and-a-half years researching, writing and cooking to create this book. Bright, friendly and practical, it’s a layman’s guide to Ayurvedic food. “We found that there are thousands of books on Ayurveda, and lots of good writing. But for a common person you have got to break it up,” says Jigyasa, adding that Ayurveda is really a way of living, a science of life.

See what the two gorgeous ladies look like and the full review HERE.

Thank you, dear Pratibha and Jigyasa.

Lynne of Cafe Lynnylu and Photo-per Diem

Manisha of Indian Food Rocks

Peter of Souvlaki For The Soul

Purplesque of Purplesque

Sefa of Food is Love


1. Make them wonder how your picture is related to the theme.

2. Stitch two or three pics together to make a diptych or triptych.

3. Put big borders, text or a dateline. Don’t. Please don’t.

4. Have them use their imagination to excavate your picture from beneath a giant copyright notice.

5. Add anything that distracts from the image.



(available for a month)

(By taking part in this event, participants accept that the pictures submitted to have been taken by them, and do not infringe upon the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, of any third party. If challenged, the responsibility to prove the ownership of the picture, as well as all attendant liabilities rest with the participant.

Pictures that have pornographic content or are not family friendly will not be accepted.)

Thank you for your support and participation.

- – Jai and Bee

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  1. Madhu says:

    Its still winter, in this part :(
    Will try something..

  2. Arundathi says:

    Hmm. It’s full-blown summer here with the temperature at 10.30pm last night recorded at 95 deg F!! arrghh!!! In Chennai, there are two seasons, hot and hotter. I’ll definitely take part – just have to figure it out!

  3. Sefa says:

    Wow! What a great theme!
    And I envy everybody who’ll win that book :D

  4. Mia says:

    Wonderful inspiring theme! And the book..!I am a firm believer in Ayurveda and Id love to see that book..making it even a more appealing challenge!I will definitely try to participate. :) Mia

  5. Madhumathi says:

    Oh Wow..A very interesting theme..Will try to send my entry soon :)

  6. Bharti says:

    The book sounds really interesting. Honestly, my photography skills are so bad, I feel too embarrassed to send anything in. As of now, I’m a point and shoot photographer. Some day soon I’ll learn more about it and participate.
    I like the 5 ways to piss them off :-)

  7. A&N says:

    Hmm..will try something.

  8. Monika says:

    i love the theme! spring is may favourite season…although this year it appears quite reluctant and indecisive :( but i’ll think of something :)

  9. sunita says:

    Spring is being hesitant in making it’s appearance in our neck of the woods too…let’s see what I can come up with…very interesting theme :-)

  10. Aparna says:

    Spring/ Autumn is an unusual theme. There are many parts of India that actually witness this, but down here it’s just three seasons – warm, hot and wet!!!
    So what can qualify for this, I wonder?

    Bee, thanks for the link as I didn’t know about that though I knew about green tinged potatoes being harmful.
    I searched some on this, and it seems the culprit is a glykalkoid called solanine. Apparently green tomatoes have a bit of it and are known to be harmful to animals, but the general opinion seems to be that humans need to eat very large amounts of green tomatoes for it to be harmful.

    And that link says green peppers and green eggplants aren’t safe either, yet I know we do eat both!
    So perhaps small amounts are ok, once in a while.

    This is something that needs to be looked into, I guess.

  11. Uma says:

    Nice theme perfect for the season! LOL at the 5 guaranteed ways! :)

  12. Cham says:

    My small garden is blooming. Another interesting theme!

  13. Dhana says:

    oh no! I missed sending my entry to the last one…i had all the pics ready to go…and alas got the last day for sending it in :D oh well next time…you can check out the entry here now :P

  14. yasmeen says:

    Exciting theme,I liked the ways to piss off the judges,hilarious:)

  15. PG says:

    lovely quotes and pictures! It was hard chosing the 3 favorites in last months click event (wood). There were some wonderful and creative entries.

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  17. Linda says:

    Great prize and a wonderful description of same! I will have to go trolling for some old ‘spring’ pics as this spring seems to consist of rain and wind only. Since I am lucky enough to have the book already, I’ll just play for fun :)

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  19. Dian Degen says:

    Interesting theme. I love spring and I always make this dishes every year at spring time.

  20. Lubna Karim says:

    Just dropped in my entry…

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  24. Haley says:

    I never experience how spring is cause I live in two season country, but I tried to imagine the color and the vegetables that grow in spring. And this is my entry:

    Hope you like it :)
    Good luck!

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