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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

August 2006 Events

EVERY WEEKEND - Weekend Cat Blogging hosted by Eat Stuff. Weekend Dog Blogging is by Sweetnicks - get info here. Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn's Kitchen. And when food bloggers need a bit of escapism, there's Weekend Baby Blogging. Your bases are definitely covered.

EVERY TWO WEEKS - Weekend Breakfast Blogging. Saffron Trail is kick off this new event, occurring every two weeks. Complete rundown is here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 2nd - Wine Blogging Wednesday #24. The theme this round is White Wines from the Loire Valley. Want to join in the fun? Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 5th - Monthly Mingle #3. Theme this month is Beat the Heat hosted by the lovely Meeta. Complete details here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 15th - Celebrate Julia Child's Birthday. Lisa from Champaign Taste has planned this very fun event to celebrate Julia Child's upcoming birthday. Cook something from one of her books and then blog about it to be included in the roundup. Or share stories involving Julia, or describe an encounter with one of her recipes, and so forth. Get the low-down here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 19 - Blog Party #13. The Hostess with the Mostest, Stephanie from Dispensing Happiness has a Beat the Heat theme for her next swinging affair. Want to join in the fun? Complete details are here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 21 - Summer Salads, hosted by Gabriella True at My Life As A Reluctant Housewife. Complete details can be found here. Salad Days are here! Please share one of your favorite salads or a new salad you just started making. Be creative! Be Complicated or Be Simple. Just have fun and make something yummy.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 24th - DMBLGIT. This month, this event is hosted by Food Beam. E-mail her your permalinks by the 24th to get on this food porn worthy event.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 25th - My Rasoi. This month, it's all about Indian desserts. "The premise: Indian food rocks, but Indian desserts suck. Fix 'em
Ideas:
1) Creative fusion of Indian flavors in a cake, pie, tart, brownie, or other non-traditional Indian dessert technique.
2) A traditional Indians dessert, altered to appeal to the Western palate.
3) Any treat that would be particularly good after a great Indian meal, including beverages, candies, etc.
The rules: Make a dessert with an Indian twist and email toastpoint@gmail.com by Friday, August 25. Roundup with pictures by the end of the month.

The post announcing the event is here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 25th - Blogging By Mail. This fun event is finally back, and will be hosted by Stephanie at Dispensing Happiness. I'm signed up for this one - what about you? All the nitty gritty can be found here.

NOW UNTIL AUGUST 27th - Sugar High Friday (SHF) #22. This month's SHF is hosted by Delicious Days and the theme is all about canning and preserving. Are you game? Entry submission starts on the 24th and ends on the 27th (details in the announcement post here).

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2nd - Food Desinations #2. This time around, the theme is My Local Green Market. Hosted by I Was Really Just Very Hungry, you can find all the information to participate here.

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3rd - La Festa al Fresco. Lis from La Mia Cucina and Ivonne from Cream Puffs in Venice have joined forces for an end-of-the-Summer blowout. Complete details are here. Join in the fun by making a recipe featuring one fresh ingredient.

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 4th - Weekend Cookbook Challenge #8. This time around, it's hosted by Sara of I Like to Cook and Ruth of Once Upon a Feast. The theme this go-around is "foreign food," and you can see complete details here.

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 7th - Monthly Mingle #4. The lovely Meeta is at it again, with her Monthly Mingle party, and this time, the theme is Holiday Cuisine. Have a question? Contact Meeta at blogmeeta@hotmail.com. Complete run-down on how to join in the fun can be found here.

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 10th - Favourite Kitchen Gadgets (or tools). Hosted by Pamela at Posie's Place. Further details of the event can be found here.

NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 13th - Wine Blogging Wednesday (WBW) #25. Hard to believe we're up to #25 already, but Sam is celebrating in style. This month's theme is Champagne. Come join in the fun. In the meantime, you can get all the details here. See you there!

NEW!! NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22nd - Sugar High Friday (SHF) #23. This round, it's hosted by our resident Veggie Evangelist, Alanna from A Veggie Venture. The theme is Surprise Inside (just cook up something sweet-ish with a Surprise Inside), and you can get all the details right here. This go-around, it's even open to non-food bloggers, and Alanna has set up a special post for non-bloggers to post their offerings.

MONTHLY - Cooking with Tea Contest sponsored by Tea Chef. Experiment with different ideas to develop the best recipe with that tea, then send it in with a picture. Every month new recipes are posted for community voting (look for the "Vote for this Recipe" links). The highest-ranked recipe will win a fabulous tea-related reward and the acclaim of the community!

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