With Juneau now in the maw of autumn's cruel vice, have your thoughts strayed to the great taste-combinations of bread, cheese, mango and corned beef hash?
Know this, gentle gourmand. You are not alone.
Entries for the October Food Challenge will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 15. The best recipes will be published on Thursday, Nov. 4.
Each month, the Food Challenge presents readers with four ingredients. This month's are:
corned beef hash
The challenge? Create some sort of dish (entree, snack, dessert or otherwise) using these four ingredients and anything else. The only limit is your palate.
The reward? Glory.
"The new challenge I'm drawing a blank on," said September Food Challenge chef Blue Riley, currently the runaway leader in the Food Challenge readers' poll at www.juneauempire. com/foodchallenge.
"I will be interested to see what people come up with," she said. "I honestly have no idea."
To participate, send us your recipe, a brief (100-word) explanation of how you invented your dish and the name of a witness who saw you eat it.
Include your name, phone number, address and an e-mail address, if possible.
Mail it to Juneau Empire Food Challenge, 3100 Channel Drive, Juneau AK 99801, drop it off at the Empire front desk or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Even better, visit, vote and submit at our recently updated Web site: www.juneauempire.com/foodchallenge.
And as always, remember, nothing is impossible to the cook who dreams the most.