Green Cardamom Pods
Green Cardamom Pods by Michelle Peters-Jones in the FBC Flickr pool.

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This week we're highlighting Member news and Member Opps.

January Members' News Draw

We're kicking it off with the winner of our first monthly Members' News Draw with Janes Family Foods.  We'll be randomly drawing one FBC Member each month and tol receive free product coupons from Janes!  January's winner is Rey Sale from Enterwining! Congrats Rey! Melissa will be in touch with you shortly for your details so we can get you your product coupons.

MEMBERS ONLY: Cookbook Giveaway (National)

We are giving away a copy of Mairlyn Smith's new cookbook, The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook to one lucky winner.  Mairlyn will be speaking at FBC2013 this April and a member of The Ontario Home Economics AssociationCheck out the post for all the details to enter (you must be logged in to access the contest).

MEMBERS ONLY: Cook With Summer Fresh (ON, QC, Atlantic Provinces)

Try out Summer Fresh's newest cooking sauces and create a tasty recipe for them.  15 bloggers will be chosen to try out the sauces (5 in each region) and will also receive an Ikea 365+ Wok.  If your dish is chosen you'll be asked to write about your experience and it will be featured on FBC!  Get all the details here! (you must be logged in to access the offer).

2012 Ninjamatics Weblog Awards

The winners of the Ninjamatics Weblog Awards were announced last week and we'd like to send out congrats to:

RELATED:  The FBC Weekly News for November 2, 2015

Awesome job all of you! Congratulations 🙂

FBC Flickr Group

Don't forget our FBC Flickr Group where you can submit your food photos - each week we choose one photo from the previous week's newest photos to be the featured photo in the news! You don't need to post every day - just when you have a photo you want to share!

New Members

Our new members this week - and it's a BIG crop!

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 submissions directly to Melissa.

As always,

Melissa, Mardi and Ethan

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A Canadian Foodie

So surprised you didn’t add a link to your conference and remind readers about this fantastic opportunity through your weekly post!!! Love Michelle’s photo!
Great stuff you are all doing!


Valerie, as much as we would LOVE for all our members to come to the conference, the reality is, the vast majority of them can’t! We’ve mentioned #FBC2013 in the news every week for weeks and it’s been all over our social media. (and there’s a link to it at the top of the page in the main menu!). FBC is about much, much more than the conference and I think it’s ok if we take a break from it every now and then – I’m sure those not able to attend appreciate a little breathing room too 🙂

Barb Bamber

Hi there, I see now that I wasn’t noted last year in your list of award winners. My blog “Just a Smidgen” won First Place in 2012 for Best Weblog About Art and Photography and was a finalist this year in the Food and Drink category. I also won first place in 2012 in two categories for the Canadian Blog Awards (Best Blog about Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities and Best Food and Drink Blog). Lastly, just thought you might want to know my blog is also being published in February’s issue of the Artful Blogging magazine.. available at Chapter/Indigo bookstores. Proudly a Food Bloggers of Canada member..

Melissa (FBC Admin)

Hi Barb,

Thanks for letting us know! Sorry we missed you. With 1200+ members sometimes people slip through the cracks, unless members specifically let us know they’re up for an award. Congrats on making Artful Blogging – we’ll share that in next Monday’s news! And if you ever have any other news to share with your fellow members, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly with the details – there’s always a link at the end of every weekly news post with submission info and a direct link to my email! Thanks 🙂

Barb Bamber

No worries.. you’re right, it should be up to me to let you know:) Next time I’ll make sure to email you.. is that the “contact” link? And thanks for the shout out today, that’s awesome! xx

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