Earlier today, I wrote about turning off the television and turning to food as good entertainment, and then I found this. This is what I’m talking about people.

Earth Hour 2009 will be held on March 28. If you are unfamiliar with the event, it’s an hour where people all around the world pledge to turn off all of the electricity in their homes (except for essential appliances) and spend an hour by candlelight. One blogger has a challenge for other bloggers that involves food and turning off not just your television but all non-essential electric appliances in your house.

Anna, a resident of Sydney Australia, is throwing out this challenge on her blog Morsels and Musings.

I would like to throw a challenge out to all bloggers to take part in an Earth Hour food blogging event and cook a recipe that you can enjoy by candlelight and that has a low carbon footprint (ie made from locally sourced ingredients and minimal packaging).

Blog your recipe from now until 8:29 p.m. on Saturday 28 March (in your time zone), then at 8:30 p.m., switch off your lights, your computer, your non-essential appliances, take everything off standby and join the world in one hour of beautiful candlelight for Earth Hour.

For the complete rules for the challenge, visit Anna’s blog.

Last year, my family celebrated Earth Hour by playing Monopoly by candlelight. This year, I think we may try this. However, due to a scheduling conflict, we’ll be celebrating Earth Hour on March 27 (next year, it would be helpful if the Earth Hour organizers would check with my calendar before setting the date).  

If you're a blogger, do you think you'll participate in Anna's challenge?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

A foodie Earth Hour challenge
Many people are taking up the challenge of Earth Hour, and one blogger is adding a foodie challenge.