Food Events - June 2011

Event Name:
Bookmarked Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Trying out recipes we have bookmarked (Vegetarian)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 24 June 2011

Ruth gave me permission to resurrect Bookmarked Recipes.

Bookmarked Recipes

I am going to start this challenge every month on the last Sunday. I think Sundays are a great day to try things out. We tend to have more time, but the challenge lasts all month, until the last Friday of the next month.

You may post recipes you have bookmarked from magazines, tv programmes, websites or blogs..... Please credit the author of the recipe and ask them for permission if you are posting their recipe, most bloggers are very nice and don't mind if you ask nicely. If you have just used it for inspiration, still credit where it came from.

My blog is veggie, so please have the courtesy of only posting recipes suitable for veggies or why not suggest a veggie substitute if it is just a couple of the ingredients.

I am going to give a Linky list a go, a visual one that shows your post photos. We will see how it goes and if we all like it.

I do hope this challenge will inspire you to dip back into all those bookmarked recipes.

Details can be found here






No Croutons Required

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Grill or Roast (vegetarian soup or salad)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20 June 2011

With all the lovely weather in the offing I thought a perfect challenge for June would be to grill or roast some of our ingredients for a vegetarian soup or salad. For those of you in colder climes, you can think of a heartier dish.

Details can be found here




Event Name:
Anyone Can Cook

Hosting Blog:
Taste of Pearl City

Theme: Weekly Event to Encourage New Cooks

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: every Friday

* For beginners
* With less ingredients
* With minimum amount of time spent

Your recipe doesn't have to fall under all these categories, if it falls under any one of the categories that's enough. I'll also explain about each category separately.

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 June 2011
Daring Cooks Reveal Date: 14th June 2011

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




Event Name:
Invite a Blogger to your Table

Hosting Blog:
More Than Burnt Toast

Theme: Try a recipe with a blogger friend

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: ongoing

Your assignment, if you choose to accept it, is to "Invite a Blogger to Your Table"! This is a fun event and an outlet for us each to challenge ourselves and create stronger bonds within the blogging community. Nothing is more intimate, or more effective at creating friendships than cooking and sharing meals together, even it is virtually. But hey, if you live in the same area as another blogger what's to stop you from gathering in your own kitchen for this challenge.

Choose a dish to prepare and invite 1(one) blogger to create that dish with you. You can source your recipe from a cookbook, magazine, blog or any other source. Your dish can be sweet or savoury; easy or complicated.

Decide upon a date that you can both mutually post your recipe within a 4 week time frame.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Gutsy Cooks

Hosting Blog:
Sweetbites
Theme: The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31 December 2013

A weekly cook-a-long for those that want to be Gutsy! in the kitchen cooking from The Illustrated Kitchen Bible by Victoria Blashford-Snell.

Every week a menu is posted and Gutsy cooks choose to cook 1, 2 or all dishes posted in the menu. Then you blog about your experience every Sunday night. Come and cook along with this fun group - be Gutsy!

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: 4 June 2011 & 18 June 2011

# 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:
Forever Nigella

Hosting Blog:
Housewife Confidential

Theme: Nigella recipe using Seafood

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 26 June 2011

Each event has a theme and you can blog about any of Nigella’s recipes which fit in this theme.

Each event lasts around a month with the deadline and theme publicised on the latest badge for the month.

The current theme is “Sea Fish and Eat It” runs until Sunday June 26th. The current host is Kat at Housewife Confidential.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Food Palette Series - Purple

Hosting Blog:
Torview

Theme: Dishes with a purple theme

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 5 July 2011

Food palette series Purple is here with a wonderful Cavena giveaway. You have seen me using it, now you have a chance of winning it.

No dishes with alcohol or pork ingredients

End product or ingredients used can be
purple (blueberries, figs, purple potatoes, purple asparagus etc.)

Details can be found here





Event Name:
My Legume Love Affair

Hosting Blog:
Served With Love

Theme: Legumes

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

For the purpose of this event, legumes include fresh or dried beans, lentils, pulses, and/or the sometimes edible pods that contain these seeds, and derivative products like tofu or besan (chickpea flour). According to Susan you can include recipes that use tamarind, fenugreek, carob, peanuts, etc. since they are among some of the other edible plants in the legume family and thus ARE included in the event.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
The Kitchen Reader

Hosting Blog:
The Kitchen Reader

Theme: Book Group - Blood, Bones, & Butter by chef Gabrielle Hamilton

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: last week in June

We are a group who read a food-related book each month and then publish reviews any time in the last week of the month. This month's book is Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton. Please email us (kitchenreader.blog@gmail.com) if you would like to be added to our blog roll. More details can be found here.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Breakfast Club #11

Hosting Blog:
Simply.Food

Theme: Berries

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

When Helen asked me to host this months breakfast event I thought with the summer months here in the UK why not bring the refreshing taste of summer into our kitchens for the month of June. The shops and markets have an abundant supply of berries so the theme of this breakfast event is Berries.

Details can be found here








Event Name:
Create n Carve - Food & Veg Event

Hosting Blog:
Carving Fruit into Edible Arrangements

Theme: Carving Fruit & Veg

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

I am very happy to be hosting the June Create n Carve Event on my blog! It was started by Nayna of Simply.Food a couple of months ago and has be getting bigger and better every month! It is not a contest, just a challenge to find something to new to carve and share the pictures. At the end of the month I am going to post all the photos on my blog. It is really fun, because you get to see the progress of your fellow bloggers and fruit carving lovers from month to month ... won't you join us? ;-)

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Prepped - Cookbook Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 13 June 2011

I made no secret of how much I love Prepped – by my friend Vanessa – when I reviewed it the other day. I also recipe tested the elderflower lime macarons and the elderflower trout recipe I gave you yesterday.

For anyone wanting to be Prepped in their kitchen I have a copy of the book from Vanessa to give away to one lucky reader.


Details can be found here






Event Name:
Gardeners' World Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 9 June 2011

To help celebrate the launch of The New Ones, the new range of fresh tasting teas from PG tips I have three pairs of tickets for the BBC Gardener’s World Live Show at the NEC Birmingham 15-19 June 2011, as well as a box of each of the new teas

Tickets for Gardener’s World Live will also get you entrance to the BBC Good Food Show held at the same time

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Numi Organic Tea Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Giveaway (UK only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 8 June 2011

If you have not tried premium teas before, I recommend giving Numi a try, available from Ocado at £4.29 a packet of 16 or 18 teabags. I appreciate that this seems expensive when compared with “builders’ tea”, but this is not a fair comparison, as the quality and taste of Numi are far better. Cup for cup I think that it costs about the same as a mid range ground coffee, which makes it seem far more reasonable. They will certainly be in my basket again.

I am delighted to have 5 assorted boxes of Numi Tea to give away to each 2 lucky readers.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Festival Series Foodelicious Event called FSF

Hosting Blog:
Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen

Theme: Father's Day

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 19 June 2011

To begin with I will be Hosting the first event which is the Father’s day event.

Father’s day is on June 19th and I invite all the foodies out there to send me the dishes that you will like to prepare for your father or for your kids father ! Don’t miss as you know that Way to a Man’s heart is via his stomac


Details can be found here






Event Name:
Serve It Chilled

Hosting Blog:
Oh Taste n See

Theme: Chilled Drinks and Ices

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

To celebrate my blog anniversary and also as a way of sharing our friendship with fellow foodies, we have come up with a new event: ‘Serve It’, a monthly series that would focus on a cooking technique that would be relevant for the season. Since summer has started in most parts of the world, and we all are looking for ways to cool down, we have chosen the theme for this month as ‘Chilled’. Send it any entries which are served Chilled viz, juices, mocktails, sorbet, icecreams etc.,

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Novel Food

Hosting Blog:
Briciole

Theme: Food in Literature

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 10 July 2011

If you like to read and you like to cook, this event is perfectly tailored for you. Simona is looking forward to learning about a published literary work (a novel, novella, short story, memoir, bio, poem) that provided you with culinary inspiration.

This is a fun event: you read, you cook, you write, and at the end you also get a nice reading list, which can be easily turned into a plan for enriching your library (physical or electronic)

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Cooking with Whole Foods: Ragi/Finger Millet

Hosting Blog:
Oh Taste n See

Theme: Ragi/Finger Millet

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 10 August 2011

This event, part of the series 'Cooking with Whole Foods', stars ragi or finger millet. A humble grain, but extremely nutritious, finger millet is not only good for you, it tastes good too. :)

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Weekend Herb Blogging

Hosting Blog:
Week one :Health Nut (WHB#287 - June 6th to June 12th)
Week two: Healthy Green Kitchen (WHB#288 - June 13th to June 19th)
Week three: Mele Cotte (
WHB#289 - June 20th to June 26th)

Week four: Cindy Star (WHB#290 - June 27th to July 3rd)

Theme: Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or 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:
Presto Pasta Nights

Hosting Blog:
Week one: complete
Week two: complete
Week three: Pictures of a Princess (PPN #218 June 17)
Week four: Briciole (PPN #219 June 24)

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:
House Favorites: Vegan

Hosting Blog:
Chez Cayenne

Theme: Family favourite meals (vegan)

Event Start Date: 1 June 2011
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

As food bloggers, sometimes we get so caught up in trying new things that we forget about the dishes that we make all the time. These are the recipes we make repeatedly for house guests and potlucks. The ones our families won't let us skip on the holidays. Our beloved signature dishes. Our house favorites.

What are your house favorites? This will be a monthly blog event where you can show them off. It will run from the first day of the month to the last. I'll have a writeup of all the entries by the fifth of the following month.


Details can be found here







Event Name:
We Should Cocoa

Hosting Blog:
Chocolate Log Blog

Theme: Strawberries

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 25 June 2011

his challenge will hopefully be something that you'll all enjoy. With the exception of the Tea Challenge, I've been trying to stick to the seasons in my choices this year. So, summer is a coming here in the UK, it's June, it's Wimbledon, it's Strawberries - yes, that's right, strawberries. For those living where strawberries aren't in season, there is always good old strawberry jam to use instead, or strawberry liqueur or any other strawberry concoction you might come up with.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Random Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Belleau Kitchen

Theme: My New Cookbook (gifted)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 27 June 2011

... now I love this theme because we all seem to get those cook books, either for birthdays or Christmas, a housewarming or even just a pick-me-up gift from a friend and if you're anything like me, you give it a quick skim... drool over the photo's... 'ooh' and 'aahhh' over some scrummy recipes... and then pop it onto the shelf, where it sits forlornly gathering dust until you remember to use it... well now is your chance to cook from it..!

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Monthly Mingle

Hosting Blog:
Nina's Kitchen

Theme: Apple Affection

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

The theme I chose for this months mingling is Apple Affection and this is what you can post.

-Any recipe with apples in the list of ingredients. It can be:

-Sweet or savory

-Hot or cold
-Summer or winter
-the apples can be fresh, dried, stewed or even an apple cider.

Details can be found here









Event Name:
Simple and in Season

Hosting Blog:
Fabulicious Food

Theme: Seasonal Food - June

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

I will be hosting a linky-up/competition each month called 'Simple and in Season' with the aim of bringing together as many recipes as possible showcasing some of the wonderful seasonal produce on offer.

All you have to do is come up with a dish using any seasonal produce you like (savoury or sweet).

Details can be found here







Event Name:
My Mother's Kitchen

Hosting Blog:
What's Cooking

Theme: One Pot Meals (Vegetarian, but no eggs)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 June 2011

This new event is a tribute to our moms who handheld us through all our trials, bad hair days and wow-days in the same fervour . And in the quest for that perfect recipe, let's remember the magic that was once your mom’s secret recipe and how it was passed on to you. athough I must remind you here that this would also mean any recipes handed over to you by extended family - aunts, grandmoms and also your mother-in-law too !!

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Sugar High Fridays

Hosting Blog:
Could be you!

Theme: Would you like to host Sugar High Fridays

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: ongoing

We are looking for guest hosts for Sugar High Fridays.

What the heck is a Sugar High Friday? That's easy. It's your best excuse to make something sweet and different, at least once a month. And to do it with tons of other people from around the world. It occurs during the last week of every month, entries due on the Monday and the round-up posted on the Friday (the Sugar High Friday that is!).

If you would like to be a guest host, email Jennifer - jennifer@domesticgoddess.ca

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Salad Spread

Hosting Blog:
Taste Junction

Theme: Salads

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 July 2011

This one is also on special request of a dear friend, who asked me to add some salad recipes on my blog and I realized that I hadn't posted even one till now. Blame it on the dizzying effects of the sun again. So guys just whip up a quickie salad, click a picture, scribble a note and mail it across. Who knows your scribbles helps many like me to lose all those extra pounds, credit to the cheesy pizzas and sugar high cakes. Time to be on a rebound. Right?

Any form of salad is accepted (no pork, beef please). Eggs are welcome!

Details can be found here





Event Name:
Summer Fresh Giveaway

Hosting Blog:
Torview

Theme: Giveaway (Canada only)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 10 July 2011

Summer fresh is offering $10 worth of free coupons for the readers to taste a variety of their products. Check out their site and leave a comment saying which of their products you like to try.

Details can be found here






Event Name:
Bookmarked Recipes

Hosting Blog:
Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Trying out recipes you have bookmarked (Vegetarian)

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 30 July 2011

If you are anything like me, you collect recipes right left and centre and rarely get around to using them. That is what this challenge is all about, to encourage us to use some of those unused recipes.

You may post recipes you have bookmarked from magazines, tv programmes, websites or blogs..... Please credit the author of the recipe.

Details can be found here






to be continued ........

Check back for lots more competitions, giveaways and challenges. I always have more to add as the month progresses.