FOODIE EVENTS August 2012

Event Name:Chocolate Hamper Tower Giveaway

Hosting Blog: Chocolate Log Blog

Theme: Chocolate Giveaway (UK only)


Prize
Deluxe Golden Tower Hamper
Contents
Milk Chocolate Coated Pecans 150g
Chocolaterie Diane Belgian Milk Chocolate Truffles 50g
Duc d'O Mini Praline Chocolates 50g
Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Assorted Cornet Truffles 50g
Continental Sugared Almonds 110g
White Chocolate Chunks 150g
Honey Roast Peanut & Cashew Mix 150g
Luxury Lemon Butter Cookies 100g
Chocolate & Dried Fruit Medley 200g
Rich Fruit Cake 150g
Gourmet Chocolate Stones 200g
Baronie Belgian Chocolate Vanilla Crisp Pieces 75g
Baronie Belgian Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Praline Pieces75g
Kathy Chocolaterie Belgian Dark Cappuccino Pieces 100g
Kathy Chocolaterie Belgian Dark Coco Pieces 100g
Kathy Chocolaterie Belgian Milk Bouchée Pieces 100g
Zentis Dark Chocolate Coated Marzipan 100g

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20th August





Event Name:Chocolate by Genevie Giveaway

Hosting Blog: Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Chocolate Giveaway (UK only)



Win a luxury box of handmade chocolates from Chocolate by Genevie.

There are 6 chances to win.



Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 31st August









Event Name: No Croutons Required

Hosting Blog: Tinned Tomatoes

Theme: Coconuts!


Coconut milk, coconut oil or even dessicated coconut. How will you add it? Will you use some coconut milk to calm the spices in your soup, finish your soup with a sprinkling of dessicated coconut or perhaps use some coconut oil in a salad dressing. It is entirely up to you. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.

Event Start Date: now
Event Deadline: 20th August





Hosting Blog: Tinned Tomatoes


Bookmarked Recipes: a monthly event to encourage food bloggers to revisit the recipes they have bookmarked from magazines, newspapers, cookbooks. websites, blogs, to try them out and post about them.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: Saturday 25 August 2012.





Event Name: Tea Time Treats

Hosting Blog: What Kate Baked

Theme: Picnic Pies
Tea Time Treats Blogging Challenge

PICNIC PIES! Sweet or savoury, small or family-sized, all pies, tarts and flans are most welcome... even if your picnic is more of a knees-up on the sofa in front of the Olympics while the rain falls outside.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 28th August 2012




Event Name: Herbs on Saturday

Hosting Blog: Lavender and Lovage

Theme: Herbs
Herbs on Saturday

Herbs on Saturday is a Recipe Sharing Blog Challenge……a simple and easy way to share recipes throughout the month and also a chance to learn new ways to cook with herbs, as well as discover new blogs and blogger chums! This month’s book up for grabs is the Reader’s Digest The Ultimate Book of Herbs: The Definitive A – Z of Herbs and How to Grow and Use Them.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 30th August 2012





Hosting Blog: Lavender and Lovage

Theme: Fridge Raid Snacks
Forever Nigella

Now on to my theme for this month, Fridge Raid Snacks…….we have all seen Nigella ( on the television) creep downstairs to the fridge for a NOCTURNAL RAID, and I must admit I have often had a fridge raid snack when nobody has been looking! I NEVER manage to look as elegant as Nigella does when I have a cold sausage stuffed in my mouth, but, I DO love a good snack from the fridge……this challenge is EASY! I am looking for ANY RECIPE that can be raided as a snack after cooking……….so, that’s chicken, sausages, pasta, salad, cakes, bakes, pizza, biscuits, cookies, pies, tarts, desserts, sweeties, bread etc………..almost ANYTHING! It can be meaty, veggie, bready or sweet…….any Nigella recipe that can be successfully raided from the fridge or a biscuit/cake tin is acceptable!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 28th August 2012





Event Name: We Should Cocoa

Hosting Blog: FarmersGirl Kitchen

Theme: Chocolate and Cherries!


When Choclette, of the Chocolate Log Blog and co-owner of the 'We Should Cocoa' challenge, asked me to guest host while Chele of Chocolate Teapot was taking a break, I jumped at the chance. Then the panic set in. What would I choose to go with chocolate? There have been a frightening number of WSC challenges and they cover a multitude of flavours. I scanned the list and realised that there had been no challenge using CHERRIES!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 25th August 2012





Event Name: Random Recipes #19

Hosting Blog: Belleau Kitchen

Theme: Start at the very beginning


...a very good place to start... especially if you're a random recipes virgin and there were many of you last month who i'm sure thought that this was an easy ride... well as many of my past victims challenge entries will tell you - random recipes takes no prisoners... as last months mega round-up demonstrates, the very reason I started this challenge was to encourage you to use those recipe books... see them in a new light... find out why they're so damn popular... ensure they don't become a dusty, neglected relic... and the way we do that is by playing random recipes...

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 29th August 2012




Event Name: Breakfast Club

Hosting Blog: GirliChef

Theme: Mexican Breakfasts


Breakfast Club: Because breakfast should be more interesting
than tea & toast or coffee & cereal! I'm excited to be hosting Breakfast Club this month, an event started by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours. As the host, I am able to choose the theme for the month, and I've picked Mexican (or Mexican-inspired)! It's just that simple. Head into the kitchen and cook/bake up breakfast in the style of Mexico and then share share it right here.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: All of August 2012





Event Name: Alphabakes


Theme: The letter "T"


The Olympics have started, the school summer holidays have started so I'm sure you're hoping for something nice and easy this month. Well the random letter generator gave us.... Z !!! Just kidding, it's actually a really nice and easy letter this month (phew!) in the form of T!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 25th August 2012




Event Name: Best of British

Hosting Blog: Lavender and Lovage

Theme: Yorkshire


But back to our Best of British Challengefollow – The challenge is to cook, bake or prepare something that symbolises Yorkshire whether it be a traditional recipe or a recipe that uses Yorkshire produce, blog about it and PLEASE share the recipe……..I welcome old family recipes as well as thoroughly modern ones! This is a WONDERFUL way to promote the county through food, but you also are in with a chance to win £300 of Amazon vouchers!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 20th August 2012





Hosting Blog: More Than Burnt Toast

Theme: Try a recipe with a blogger friend


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 Start Date: now

Event Deadline: ongoing





Event Name: Gutsy Cooks

Hosting Blog: Sweetbites



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 Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 31st December 2013





Hosting Blog: Cook Almost Anything

Theme: Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables


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 Start Date: now

Event Deadline: every Friday



Event Name: Taste & Create

Hosting Blog: Taste & Create

Theme: Trying recipes from a given blog


Taste&Create was started as a food event by Nicole from For the Love of Food. It’s whole purpose was, and has been, 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. Sign up and you will be given a blog to work with. Just post one of their recipes to join in. Details can be found here

Event Start Date: Sign Up Date: 8th of the month

Event Deadline: 24th of the month




Event Name: One Ingredient

Hosting Blog: Working London Mummy

Theme: Peaches & Nectarines


I love Peach and perhaps that is why I rather love this song by the Presidents of the United States of America. A long time ago I worked for a time in the states and spent 6 months living in suburban North Carolina. It exposed me to the wonderful American Music scene and the Presidents were part of my theme tune whilst there. Now that I have little time for music or anything much beyond just plain living, I had a lovely nostalgic moment when I came across this video by chance the other day so it occured to me that the August challenge had to be based on this song, Peaches.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: End of August




Event Name: Wellness Weekends

Hosting Blog: Diet, Dessert & Dogs

Theme: Healthy Vegan Recipes



What: whole foods, no refined flours/sugars, vegan recipes posted
within the previous week.
--There's a linky on my blog that people can link up. Five entries
are featured the following week. Details can be found here


Event Start Date: 8:00 PM EST Thursdays
Event Deadline: 12:00 midnight EST Mondays



Hosting Blog: Culinary Vibes

Theme: Chocolate


Life without Desserts is no life at all! Desserts create smiles, laughter, and sweet aromas that fill the house with deliciousness. Since I am the ultimate Dessert Lover, I am proud to present the Monthly Food Blog Event & Giveaway, “Cook.Eat.Delicious-Desserts!” This months theme is Chocolate so cook up your favorite dessert or challenge yourself to try something new!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: August 31st





Hosting Blog: Cook.Eat.Delicious!

Theme: Win a KitchenAid Mixer

I am celebrating my 100th recipe and would love to giveaway a free KitchenAid Mixer to one of my readers. Choose the your favorite color to go with your kitchen and you will never look back on the old days of baking without a KitchenAid Mixer!

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: End of August





Event Name: Frugal Food Fridays

Hosting Blog: Fuss Free Flavours

Theme: Frugal Meals


Frugal Food Fridays are all about saving some money, whilst still enjoying great food.


To take part, blog about a food related money saving idea and add your post to the round up Linky.



Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 30 September 2012




Event Name: Bake Fest

Hosting Blog: Foodomania

Theme: Baking


Only vegetarian and vegan BAKED entries will be accepted. (Note: Eggs are allowed) Both Sweet and Savory dishes are welcome. Microwaving is NOT Baking.


Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 31 August 2012





Event Name: Virtual Eid

Hosting Blog: My Culinary Adventures

Theme:Eid Potluck Party

We are already in the last ashara (last ten days) of Ramadan which means that the festival of  Eid ul Fitr which marks the end of this holy month is just a few days away. This year Eid will fall on the 19th or 20th of August (depending upon moonsighting) . It is the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic lunar calendar.

On this day, Muslims all over the world show their  joy for the health, strength and the opportunities of life, which Allah has given to them to fulfill their obligation of fasting and other good deeds during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Like most other festivals, food constitutes an important part of the Eid festivities. So, I thought it's a great occasion to host my inaugral blog event - a virtual Eid Potluck Party.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 31 August 2012






Hosting Blog: Chocolate Log Blog

Theme: Chocolate Giveaway (UK only)

Up in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, there is a new chocolatiere on the block - Chocolate by Genevie. As you can probably guess, in my opinion, you can't have too many chocolatiers. All of the chocolates are made by hand "using only the finest ingredients" as are the boxes that are used to contain the chocolates. At this moment in time, these chocolates can only be bought via the online shop. The boxes come in many shapes and sizes with various price tags to match and all are delivered free within the UK.

Genevie has kindly offered a similar box to one of my readers, although this is only open to those over 18 with a UK postal address.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 10 September 2012






Event Name: Classic French

Hosting Blog: Blue Kitchen Bakes

Theme: Crepes


The the aim here is to use basic recipes as a starting point to create your own fabulous desserts. I will choose a recipe or technique at random each month and then post it. For example one month might be choux pastry, another might be sugar work. Initially I will start with ideas from a book but as the challenge progresses I will probably start to take inspiration from online sources. This month, use my crepe recipe as a starting point.

Event Start Date: now

Event Deadline: 28 August 2012




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