Welcome to the FBC News - our first issue for December, which we know is going to fly by! So let's kick it off with winners.
We Have Winners!
We have winners to announce this morning!
First up is the winner of the Nespresso VertuoLine Machine in our Holiday Gift Guide - congratulations to Melissa Fowers!
Next up we have the winners from our Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide:
- Thug Kitchen Copy 1 - Nancy Wu
- Thug Kitchen Copy 2 - Mary at Spreading Good Tastes
- Artisan Food Entrepreneur - Anna Nienhuis
- Everything Is Better With Ice Cream - Sean Neild
Congratulations everyone! Melissa will be in touch with you shortly to get your shipping details.
The contests may be over but the gift guides are still chock full of great gift ideas for you to check out for the food lovers in your life!
Didn't win? You still can! We're giving away a subscription to Ricardo Magazine for you and a friend and there's still time to enter!
MASTERCHEF CANADA Holiday Special and Giveaway
We have another giveaway happening this week - a chance to win a MASTERCHEF CANADA prize pack to celebrate the first ever MASTERCHEF holiday special! You can learn more about the MASTERCHEF special and enter to win the giveaway here.
Come #BeEggsquisite This Wednesday
Be sure to join us this Wednesday (December 10th) at 6PM Pacific/9PM Eastern for a #BeEggsquisite twitter party! We're teaming up with Egg Farmers of Canada and Chef Lynn Crawford to talk about all things eggs, holiday entertaining, prizes and... of course... we know there will be some eggcellent egg puns (we couldn't resist!). All the details can be found on our #BeEggsquisite Twitter Party RSVP page (be sure to RSVP so you're eligible to win a prize!)
The FBC Holiday Entertaining Menu Plans
We've put our FBC weekly menu plans on hold for December. But don't fear - we've got something really fun in their place. Join us all week this week as we present our Holiday Entertaining Menu Plans along with Egg Farmers of Canada! We've got recipes, entertaining tips and tricks to help you out - whether it's a holiday brunch, a cocktail party, an open house and more!
We kick it off today with Jan from Family Bites and her recipes and tips for a hosting a holiday cocktail party. She'll be followed by other FBC Members who are all talented hostesses - each with their own unique twist on holiday entertaining!
The December Instagram Challenge
If you haven't joined us on Instagram, it's not too late to take part in the #FBCPhotoADay Instagram challenge. Everyone is having a great time and making new IG friends and finding new accounts to follow. And lots of non-FBC members are taking part as well! Check out the details and get the shot list and then get snapping!
We are always thrilled to welcome new Canadian food bloggers to our community. So a big welcome to all of you who came on board over the last two weeks!
- Wine, Dirt and Flour (BC)
- Quirk Kitchen (ON)
- Tatashey (ON)
- Allow Me Meals (SK)
- Vegetarian Lost (BC)
- My Kitchen Love (BC)
- Nancy's Cravings (ON)
- My Creative Fling (SK)
- Sometimes You Need to Cook (ON)
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, Ethan & Melissa