Food Events July 2010

Event Name:
No Croutons Required.

Hosting Blog:
Lisa's Kitchen

Theme: Bread

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20 July 2010

I'm changing things up this time around. Normally, the theme is vegetarian soups and salads but this month I want to challenge you to come up with a bread recipe that goes well with soups and salads. Quick breaks, such as scones, biscuits and muffins, or yeast breads; whatever you think might go well with your favorite soup or salad is welcome. I also encourage you to mention and link to a salad or soup that would go well with your bread creation.

Details can be found here.





Event Name:
House-Autry Mills Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
The Adventures of Kitchen Girl

Theme: Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 5 July 2010 @ 5:00 pm EST

Win a basket of goodies from House-Autry Mills. Open to US & Canada residents only.

This giveaway is a special one. I'm not the only blogger giving away one of these awesome gift baskets! You can enter at each of the blogs listed below and follow their directions for even more chances to win! How great is that?


Southern Plate
The Post-It Place
Deep South Dish
Mommy's Kitchen
Southern Beauty

Details can be found here.




Event Name:
allrecipes Three Cookbook Giveaway


Hosting Website:
allrecipes

Theme: Three Cookbook Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 9 July 2010

Together with Jacqui Small Publishers, Allrecipes is giving away a bundle of three cookbooks to five lucky winners! To be in with a chance, simply add your original recipe to the site to enter.

The books include Fusion by Peter Gordon.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Presto Pasta Nights

Hosting Blog:
Week one : Once Upon A Feast (2 July roundup)
Week two : Fuss Free Flavours (9 July roundup)
Week three: Sidewalk Shoes (16 July roundup)
Week four : The Taste Space (23 July roundup)
Week five : More Than Words (30 July roundup)

Theme: Pasta

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Thursday for inclusion on the Friday roundup

Every week food bloggers around the world photograph and write about their latest pasta creation… if it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner; served hot or cold; spicy or sweet; from appetizers to mains to desserts, you’ll find it in the roundup published every Friday with links and photos to all the posts.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Blogger Secret Ingredient

Hosting Blog:
Non-Dairy Queen (deadline - 4 July 2010) Theme: Raspberries
Making Good Choices (deadline - 11 July 2010) Theme: Applesauce
Quips, Travails and Braised Oxtails (deadline - 18 July 2010) Theme: Black Eye Peas
Hema's Blog (deadline - 1 August 2010) Theme: Onions

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Sunday before 5pm Central Time

This week's secret ingredient is onions.

The rules go something like this:

* The host picks an ingredient, preferable one that is in season, readily available, and not too expensive
* The host links back to all other previous weekly hosts
* Participants create a unique recipe using the BSI and email (or you can comment with a link) the host their recipes.
* You do not need to have a food blog to participate, and you do not have to submit a photograph
* If you do not have a blog, you can email the host directly and it will be posted on my blog
* The host reviews recipes Sunday evening of each week and picks a favorite (Sunday, June 6th at 5PM Central Time)
* The winner is posted Monday morning and recieves a price of the host’s choice







Event Name:
Weekend Herb Blogging

Hosting Blog:
Week one :Food Lover's Journey (WHB#240 - June 28th to July 4th)
Week Two : Cindystar (WHB#241 - July 5th to July 11th)
Week three : The Well Seasoned Cook (WHB#242 - July 12th to July 18th)
Week four : Eat.Read.Live. (WHB#243 - July 19th to July 25th)
Week five : Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
(WHB#244 - July 26th to August 1st)

Theme: Herbs & Vegetables

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

Each week food bloggers around the world post recipes about cooking with herbs and unusal vegetables or interesting ways to use vegetables, and on the weekend, we publish a Recap with links to all the posts.

Details can be found here.





Event Name:
My Legume Love Affair

Hosting Blog:
Siri's Corner

Theme: Legumes

My Legume Love Affair, the long-running and popular monthly event, features recipes that promote the diversity and deliciousness of produce from the legume family of plants: beans, pods, and other ingredient derivatives such as tofu and bean flours. All courses and cuisines are welcome, and all participants are eligible to win carefully selected prizes by random drawing every month. Check with the monthly host for full details.

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31st July 2010

Details can be found here.





Event Name:
Food For Thought

Hosting Blog: Food For Thought

Theme: Food from books

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 3 July 2010, 17 July 2010 & 31 July 2010

# Read a book of your choosing
# Look for a food vignette while reading, and I mean that quite literally!
# Play in the kitchen
# Take pics!
# Share your post on Food For Thought, every other saturday, just click and look for mr linky
# Do as many posts as you have books!

Details can be found here.






Event Name:
SOS (Sweet or Savory) Kitchen Challenge

Hosting Blog: Diet, Dessert & Dogs & Affairs of Living

The SOS Kitchen will be closed during the month of July, but check back in August when they are back from their holidays and open for business.





Event Name:
Priya's Veggie/Fruit A Month Event

Hosting Blog:
Torview

Theme: Corn

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 July 2010

This month it is about the benefits of Corn.

It has nutrients such as Vitamin B1 and carbohydrates good for our metabolism
Vitamin B5 for physiological functions
Folate helps generate new cells important for before and after pregnancy
Vitamin C to fight diseases
The fiber in corn helps in digestive ailments, lower blood sugar levels in diabetics, lowers cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, age related vision loss.


As it is Summer in this part of the world we can find lots of it. In the other parts of the world where it many not be in Season please feel free to use canned corn, or even masa de harina, corn flour, corn meal, corn starch and share some recipes with us.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Breakfast Club

Hosting Blog: Fingers and Toes

Theme: Eggs

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 6pm (UK time) on the 1st August 2010

Eggs have long been a breakfast staple in many parts of the world. There are so many different ways to prepare them. For this month then I would like you to try something different from what you would normally do with eggs. Entries don’t necessarily have to be “out there” – I would be quite amused to receive a dozen conflicting posts on the correct way to make perfectly scrambled eggs – but do try to pick something that challenges YOU.

For those who don’t eat eggs, you can substitute if you like. For example, do a tofu scramble instead of scrambled eggs.

Details can be found here



Event Name:
My Kitchen, My World

Hosting Blog:My Kitchen, My World

Theme: USA

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline:

My Kitchen, My World was started to document the journey of experiencing other cultures through food. On the 1st of each month, a country will be selected, and we adventurous types will have a month to find a recipe for a dinner that takes us there for a fraction of the plane fare! Ever wanted to make Paella? Gnocchi? Stir Fry or Jamaican Jerk? Well, here's your chance. Make a meal that takes you places. What could be better than that?

Details can be found here



Event Name:
Blog Bites

Hosting Blog:
One Hot Stove

Theme: Sandwiches & Wraps

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 July 2010

Look through your favorite blogs and try out recipes that fit the theme Sandwiches & Wraps. The recipe has to come from another blog. This is the whole premise of the Blog Bites event, so please turn to other blogs for inspiration.

It is easy to fall into a rut when it comes to sandwiches and lunch ideas, so here is a chance to look though your bookmarked recipes and browse the archives of your favorite blogs, and find new favorites to add to your repertoire

Details can be found here



Event Name:
CSN Giveaway ($40 giftcard)

Hosting Blog:
Food for 7 Stages of Life

Theme: Giveaway (US & Canada only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 11.59 PM PST 15th July 2010

CSN Stores have come forward to sponsor $40 gift card to my readers. Please read the instructions and leave a comment and you will automatically enter the raffle. (US & Canada only)

This gift card allows you to shop on their wide range of products from exotic cookware collections to beautiful chandelier for your dining room. They sell everything that is required for your family and your home. We especially love their lights collections and we are planning to buy their extravagant lights for our new home.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Tried & Tasted

Hosting Blog:
The Taste Space

Theme: Veg Inspirations blog

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 10 August 2010

Tried & Tasted is a blog event to discover new blogs, as a new blog is introduced every month and people are encouraged to try these recipes and comment on how they worked. I know I constantly find inspiration from other bloggers, so it is my pleasure to introduce our featured blog this month: Veg Inspirations by Usha.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
A.W.E.D.

Hosting Blog:
Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes

Theme: Spain

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 July 2010

What is A.W.E.D ? Do I mean awed – to be inspired by the sheer beauty of what you see? Or do I mean it as an acronym for “A Worldly Epicurean’s Delight” ? Well its both. The fact that cultures beyond one’s boundaries and their habits concentrating esp with the universal factor Food is mind boggling enough to be AWED by every epicurean.

Prepare any vegetarian recipe from Spanish Cuisine (no fish, seafood or any of kind of meat allowed).

Details can be found here





Event Name:
The Vegetarian Family Table Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Vegetarian Family Table

Theme: Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 July 2010

To celebrate the launch of Vegetarian Family Table I'm giving away 1 Le Creuset 5/12 Quart French Oven in Caribbean Blue, 1 Cuisinart 1-1/2-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker and 2 copies of the award-winning Berry Bible book. Fun!

Details can be found here




Event Name:
Pay It Forward Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Giveaway

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 2nd of August 2010

If you would like to take part in this Pay It Forward Giveaway and receive a parcel of Scottish goodies, then just leave a comment after this post.

I'll randomly select a winner using my wee independent adjudicator on the 2nd of August 2010 and post the winner on the 3rd of August 2010. I am happy to post my Scottish goodies anywhere worldwide. (Remember, by entering this contest you're agreeing to post about your parcel and hold a giveaway of your own to award a box of local treats to someone else.)

Good luck everyone and no you can't have the baby. He just chooses the winner and is not the prize!

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Cold Desserts Event

Hosting Blog:
Torview

Theme: Cold Desserts

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20 August 2010

I am excited to announce an event for the Summer between July 20 to August 20. Cold Summer desserts. The roundup will be before Summer ends so we all get a chance to try the recipes. I have been making lots of cold desserts this Summer and probably you have too. Why not join in.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Taste & Create XXXIV

Hosting Blog: Taste & Create

Theme: Desserts

Sign Up Start Date: now
Sign Up Deadline: 8 August 2010

Event Start Date: when you recieve your partner
Event Deadline: 24 August 2010

Taste&Create’s whole purpose is to create a community of bloggers who test each others’ recipes and share links. It has also been to help new and not so well known bloggers get their foot in the door of the foodie community.

Everyone is paired with a partner and each person makes a dish of their choosing from their partner and blogs about it. Then, posts a picture and short description on the Taste&Create website.

Because this will be our 3-year anniversary at Taste&Create, we are doing something slightly different. Instead of blogging about any recipe from your partner, please blog about a dessert recipe from your partner's blog.

Details can be found here





Event Name:
The Daring Bakers
The Daring Cooks

Hosting Blog:
The Daring Kitchen

Theme: Check website on reveal date.

Daring Bakers Reveal Date: 27th July 2010
Daring Cooks Reveal Date: 14th July 2010

The Daring Kitchen is the home of The Daring Bakers and The Daring Cooks. The premise of both groups is to create one recipe each month, given to us by a monthly host. We all create the same exact recipe and then post about it on our personal blogs on a designated date.

Details can be found here