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Thursday, November 01, 2007

November 2007 Food Blog Events

EVERY WEEKEND - Weekend Herb Blogging hosted by Kalyn's Kitchen.

WEEKLY - Presto Pasta Night. Channel your inner comfort food muse and join in the new, fun weekly event. Hosted by Ruth at Once Upon A Feast, complete details to participate can be found right here.

WEEKLY - ARF/5-A-Day. Hosted by Cate at Sweetnicks every Tuesday night. Have you recently made a recipe with fruit and/or vegetables? Then this is perfect for you. Come on and join in the fun - complete details are right here.

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.

MONTHLY - Weekend Breakfast Blogging. Saffron Trail hosts this event. Complete rundown is 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!

MONTHLY - Carnival of Dining Out. Come celebrate your favorite place to eat in this new monthly event. Entries are due by the end of the month, and complete information can be found here.

MONTHLY - APPLES & THYME. Apples & Thyme is a celebration of time spent in the kitchen with our mothers and grandmothers (or anyone else you wish to blog about) and what they did or did not pass on to us that influenced how we cook and eat today. We would love you to enter and share with us a person and a dish that celebrates your relationship with them. Complete details can be found here.

MONTHLY - FOOD BLOGGY PETS OF THE MONTH. Peanut Butter Etouffe is doing a monthly round-up featuring all your pets. Come join in the fun - all the details are right here.

MONTHLY - GARDEN-COOK-EVENT. This is a monthly food blog event, although the theme will change each time. For November, the theme is Sunchoke (Jerusalem Artichoke). The English version can be found here, and the German version right here.

MONTHLY - GROW YOUR OWN celebrates the foods that we grow ourselves and the dishes we make using our homegrown products. Make a dish that uses at least one item from your very own garden (indoor, outdoor, urban, whatever) and post about it. If you don't have a garden, you can use something that was gifted to you, but the giver must have personally grown the item. Posts due on November 28th and the round-up will be posted on December 1. Check out the full details here.

NEW!!! MONTHLY - Cooking in Microwave has always been a big challenge, atleast for most of us. Most I have done has been to bake a cake or just use it for for reheating. So this event is a learning experience for many to target on specific theme each month and cook up in microwave. So calling all food bloggers to send in their dish which will be part of "Microwave Easy Cooking". Details can be found here. Dish can be of any cuisine.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 1 - TGRWT #7. This month's challenge is to create a recipe that combines caramelized cauliflower and cocoa. The event is being hosted by Flavor Alchemy. They Go Really Well Together (TGRWT) is a food blogging event where you create a recipe that pairs two ingredients that are not usually seen together. Caramelized cauliflower and cocoa share several chemical compounds and theory predicts there should be great recipes with the pair. The challenge is finding one.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 10th - APPLES & THYME. The event is a celebration of time spent in the kitchen with our mothers and grandmothers (or anyone else you wish to blog about) and what they did or did not pass on to us that influenced how we cook and eat today. We would love you to enter and share with us a person and a dish that celebrates your relationship with them. The closing date is 10th November, with the roundup being posted on 15th November, the first annual Apples & Thyme Day. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 20th - CLICK. A new, theme-based event dedicated to food photography. The theme for November 2007 is 'Noodles.' For details, go here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 25th - BLOG OR BUST #3. We all love fall food: pumpkin, apples, squash, with its comfy spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) and warm-up your heart feel. So, Blog or Bust this time asks for you to create a "Fall" dish - pumpkin pie, chili, gratin, soup, the possibilities are almost endless. Something comfortable, something cozy, something hearty. Something that screams "Come on, holidays, do your worst!" We need to prepare ourselves for winter, people, and the best way to do that is to fill our bellies with something delicious, nourishing, and homey. We don't, however, want to feel like stuffed turkeys, so keep things healthy. Complete details can be found here.


NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 26 – HOMEGROWN GOURMET #3: PIES AND TARTS Hosted this month by Columbus Foodie, participants will make a dish that follows the theme and that somehow represents their home region (town, state or area). Representation can feature a local ingredient, be a traditional dish from your area, or be a creative twist. The theme this month is PIES and TARTS, both sweet and savory. The closing date of the event is November 26th, so get all of the details here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 26th - SHF. This month's theme is beta carotene harvest. The deadline is November 26th, round-up will be posted on the 30th and the web addy for more information is right here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th - LEFTOVER TUESDAYS #10. Got leftovers? Thanks to Thanksgiving, November may well be the biggest leftover month of the year. What do you do with those (or any other) leftovers? Project Foodie is hosting Leftover Tuesdays #10 where we challenge you to transform those leftovers into tasty temptations. The leftovers can be the remnants of a previous meal (either home cooked or bought) but they can also be the unused portions of the various components you've used to create recent (or not so recent) meals. Basically, leftovers are anything in your fridge, pantry or freezer for which you have no intended purpose and need/want to use up! Get all the details here.

NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 30th - VEGAN VENTURES. November is Vegan month. You have a tasty vegan recipe? Send it to Vegan Ventures hosted by Tasty Palettes. For more details visit here.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 1st - A SPOONFUL OF CHRISTMAS, dedicated to Food Gift Ideas. A Spoonful of Christmas is an event designed for all the people who love to cook for their loved ones; those who are willing to spend some time in the kitchen in order to come up with great ideas for food as a gift. In order to participate, please post an entry with a recipe for food that can be wrapped and given away as a gift - such as Chutneys, pickles and other relishes; Jams and marmalades, Home-made wines or liquors; Flavored vinegars or oils; Herb and spice mixtures; Chili sauces and other condiments; Curry powders or masalas … and many more. Complete details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 3rd - MONTHLY MINGLE. This time, the theme is Traditional Feasts, and complete details can be found right here.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 7th - ADOPT A FOOD BLOGGER. We all can remember what it was like starting out in the world of food blogging. This is your chance to share your expertise as a "veteran" food blogger and take a "newbie" under your wings. Sign up to adopt a blogger or to be adopted by Friday, December 7th. Complete details can be found at http://dineanddish.squarespace.com.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 9th - FESTIVAL FOOD FAIR. It’s that time of year again when we’re busy preparing feasts for Diwali, Thanksgiving, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa & Christmas, etc. Just like we did in 2006, the Festive Food Fair is an opportunity to share special food/drinks from around the globe. And who knows, maybe your dish will be enjoyed by a family on the other side of the world! Blog about your "feasting food" any time from now until Sun 9 Dec and share it with the global foodie community. We had 67 entries last year, let's see what 2007 brings. More info on how to participate can be found right here.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 17th - A RECIPE FROM THE CREASE OF MY RIGHT EYE. This event is a celebration of Catherynne M. Valente's The Orphan's Tales. To participate, all you have to do is post a recipe inspired by the books. This includes any recipe involving things that are layered or things that are stuffed (which echo the structure of the stories), as well as things that are otherwise inspired by the books. This event comes with a prize. The author of the best recipe will receive a copy of both Orphan's Tales books. If the winner already has them, he or she will receive a copy of two of Cat's other books. For details, go here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 18th - GINGERBREAD HOUSE EVENT. One of my favorite things about the holidays is the gingerbread house. If you enjoy it too, then show us what you can do and make one! It can be from scratch or from a kit, just be sure to use your imagination! The deadline for entries is Tuesday, December 18. A full “neighborhood” roundup will be posted on Friday, December 21. Happy holidays and happy house decorating! To be included in the roundup post a photo of your gingerbread house (either on your blog or photostream) and send the following info to yumsugar@gmail.com

- Name you want me to use & city (so I can give credit)
- Your blog name
- Link to your post
- A photo of your gingerbread house - preferably 200px wide

Full details are available here: http://yumsugar.com/824036.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 22 - GRINDLESS GARVIES. There are days when you want a thick, refreshing gravy but not the bother of grinding much of the stuff that goes into it, not to mention having to wash the food processor later. Grindless Gravies aims to be a collection of recipes that can be made without a grinder/mixer/blender. The deadline is December 22, 2007. Details can be found here.

NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 24 — EAT CHRISTMAS COOKIES. The sky is grey, it’s 68 degrees F, and it’s drizzling. It must be Christmas time in San Diego. This is about as Christmas-y as things are gonna get around here. So please help me get in the Christmas mood by baking and eating cookies. Post about a Christmas cookie between now and Monday, December 24, 2007 and send them to Food Blogga. Please try to send them by Monday, December 17th so others will have a chance to make your recipe before Christmas. Rather than having a final round-up, I will post submissions as I receive them. For complete details, click here.

NEW!!! NOW UNTIL DECEMBER 30th - CLICK. A theme-based event dedicated to food photography. The theme for December 2007 is 'Nuts.' For details, go here.

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