Zucchini Ricotta Galette by Candy from Desserts by Candy as seen in the FBC Flickr Food Photography group
Zucchini Ricotta Galette by Candy from Desserts by Candy as seen in the FBC Flickr Food Photography group

From the looks of Instagram this past weekend, spring has finally made it to almost all parts of the country and what a difference it's made for everyone!

We will say this - if you want to fend off winter a little bit longer this year then we suggest you buy a ticket to FBC2014 - October in Vancouver can be positively balmy 😉

Members Only Ops

We have two great Members Only Ops coming your way this week.  Remember, you must log-in to view these opportunities - they are only open to FBC members!

An Evening with Canadian Lentils and Chef Michael Smith (GTA Area)

Love Your Lentils month is coming up in May and if you are a Toronto area FBC Member, Canadian Lentils would like to invite you to a special night of celebrating lentils with Chef Michael Smith.  Make sure you log-in first and then check out how to RSVP.

30% Off Blurb Books Promotion (National)

Just in time for Mother's or Father's Day, or even teacher's gifts, Blurb books has a great offer for you for 30% of your entire order.  Be sure to log-in first and then get all the details from Blurb.

Instagram Weekly Challenge

We're bringing back our Instagram challenges after having a few months off to give everyone a break. We know it's tough to keep up with a weekly challenge so we've made some changes this time around.  If you want to play along, then check out the details with our new weekly Instagram challenge.

FBC Member Easter Recipes on iVillage

We had a tremendous turnout for our Easter/Passover roundup this year - so many we split it into part 1 (full of breads and cookies!) and part 2 (full of delicious ideas for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert).  We teamed up with iVillage.ca this year and they used 10 of our entries as part of an Easter roundup on their site.  Want to see who was chosen?  Check out this post on Easter recipes on iVillage.ca

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Haute Dogs Giveaway

We had over 80 entries for our Haute Dogs Cookbook giveaway.  And we have two winners: Katrin Dobbin and Michelle Peters Jones.  Congratulations to both of you and thank you to Russell van Kraayenburg and Quirk Books for generously sharing two copies with us.  Melissa will be in touch with both winners shortly for your mailing details!

New Members

Welcome to all of our new members this week.  We've got lots happening around the site this week so feel free to browse.

New Business Members

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 3-4 sentence submissions directly to Melissa and include any relevant links.

As always,

Melissa and Ethan

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