Cardamom Apricot Pizza
Cardamom Apricot Pizza from The Local Kitchener in the FBC Members Flickr Group

brought to you by Janes Family Foods.

It's the last week of summer (well, not technically the last week, but you know what we mean) and we hope you're all making the most of it getting in a few last drops of sun, family, friends and outdoor living!

Fraser Valley Food Show Media Accreditation Available

The Fraser Valley Food Show (in Abbotsford, BC) will be happening October 4th - 6th, 2013 at the TRADEX Trade & Exhibition Centre.  They are now accepting requests for media accreditation from bloggers.  If you are going to be in BC's lower mainland and are interested in attending as media you can fill out a form on-line.  The event will be celebrating Oktoberfest with the 2nd annual Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition, the 11th Annual Master Chef Competition, over 100 exhibitors in food and beverage - many offering products from the Fraser Valley, as well as celebrity demos with Chefs Rob Feenie and Corbin Tomaszeski, menu samplings, tasting seminars and the Gluten Free Living Show.

EatInEatOut 2nd Annual Christmas in July Cookie Contest

Members, don't forget, this is your last week to get your cookie submissions in for the EatInEatOut Christmas in July Cookie Contest and potentially have your recipe featured in the magazine as well as winning one of 7 Hamilton Beach Stand Mixers!  Make sure you enter your recipe on the Members Only post (the one with over 50 entries on it) in order to be eligible to win!!  You will need to log-in to get your entry posted!

Back To School with Weelicious

It's Back to School time! Some of you may be excited or sad or stressed.  And, some of you may be doing the Staples "most wonderful time of the year" dance.  But whatever your feelings are, it's time to think about Back To School lunches and on Wednesday, we are excited to welcome Catherine from Weelicious with some of her tips for lunches as well as a chance to win one of two copies of her new book!  Be sure to stop by for Catherine's post.

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Members Opp: Review and test the new Bellini Kitchen Master (Canada-wide)

Cedarlane Culinary is looking for five Canadian food bloggers who wish to use and review the new Bellini Kitchen Master - read all about this Thermal Blender designed for domestic kitchens and combines the functions of 8 appliances in one,
and apply to be one of five Canada-wide testers (login required).

New Members

A big welcome to our new members this week - we're happy to have you on board!

And remember, if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow members in the news, please let us know about it.  To have your submission appear in a Monday news post, the deadline is Friday at 5pm Pacific time.  You can send your submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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