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Sunday, October 01, 2006

October 2006 Events

EVERY WEEKEND - 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.

NEW!! ONGOING - World Bread Day - After Hours Party. For those that missed out on the recent 113-entry roundup for World Bread Day, this is your chance to join in the fun. Complete details can be found here.

EVERY MONTH - Weekend Breakfast Blogging. Saffron Trail hosts this event. Complete rundown is here.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 1st - Special Event for the one year anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging: Post about your favorite herb anytime from September 25-October 1. Complete details can be found here - come celebrate with Kalyn!

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 12th - Monthly Mingle #5. This round, the theme is Take Two. Entries are due by October 12th. Drop by here for all the nitty-gritty details.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15th - The Spice is Right #7 (Seasons of Love). This event, originally the brainchild of Barbara from Tigers & Strawberries is going to be hosted at Habeas Brulee temporarily while Barbara enjoys her new baby, Kat. Complete info can be found here if you'd like to join the event.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15th - Hay Hay It's Donna Hay #6. Don't miss this fun event. This time around it's hosted by Milk and Cookies. The theme is F is for Fritters and all the tasty details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 15th - Retro Recipe Challenge #3. The challenge for this round is to create a recipe originally published within five years of your birth year. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 16th - World Bread Day #1. This new event goes out to all the bakers out there ... or those who want to start. Entries are due by October 16th; go here for all the details.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 18th - Dine and Dish. Discover something new and unleash the virgin in your neighborhood ... to participate, get complete details here.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 20th - Food Geography #1. This NEW event is the brainchild of the husband-and-wife team behind The Husband Cooks. The theme for the kick-off is the South. This is your chance to show off some Southern cooking, or try it for the very first time. Get all the details to participate here.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 21st - Blog Party #15. Join Stephanie's monthly party, featuring appetizers and cocktails. This time, the theme is all about something literary. Complete details can be found here. Party on!

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 29th - Weekend Breakfast Blogging #6. This event has now become a monthly feature, and the new theme for this month is A Twist in the Plate. You can go here for all the important details.

NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 29th - Does My Blog Look Good in This #10. This is definitely one event I try never to miss. This time around, it's hosted by The Laughing Gastronome and you can find out how to join in the fun here.

NEW!! NOW UNTIL OCTOBER 30th - Food Destinations #3 - My Favorite Chocolate Shop. Hosted by the lovely Emily from Chocolate in Context, simply visit the local chocolate shop that you like most of all and write about it. You may choose any kind of chocolate purveyor--the salon of a brilliant French-trained chocolatier, an old-fashioned candy store, a new mecca of chocolate haute-cuisine--as long as it reflects your personal taste. You may also interpret "hometown" however you like--it could be the place where you live, or the place where your heart lives. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 15th - Retro Recipe Challenge #4. RRC#4 is all about Fall Favorites. Go on the hunt for recipes published between 1920 and 1980 that work well in fall: apple cider donuts, cheesy chicken casseroles, hot toddys, squash gratins, etc. – what ever makes you think "fall" and "retro" is perfect! Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 15th - The Spice is Right VIII - Frankenstein's Monster. "Let us celebrate November by switching things around. Try using a spice (or blend of spices) with a technique or dish from a cuisine that typically never uses that spice (or blend). For example, you could make a stir-fry with cardamom, or ras al hanout paella, or chicken paprikash with Chinese five spice powder instead." Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 16th - Monthly Mingle. This round the theme is appropriately Give Thanks. Want to join in on the fun? Complete details are here.

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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