Early Grey Milky Tea Popsciles
Beautiful Earl Grey Milky Tea Popsicles with Grass Jelly from Lyndsay at Coco Cake Land as seen in the FBC Flickr Group. Want your photo featured in the news? Join our group and add your pics!

Happy Canada Day Sort Of Long Weekend!

We hope many of you got this Monday off as well as tomorrow and are able to enjoy an extra long weekend celebrating the birthday of this wonderful country we all call home!

And if you have to work today... well... so do we... but we've got our maple leaf face paint on anyway! 🙂

Your FBC Newsletter - Please Resubscribe

Check your inboxes for an email from either Ethan or Melissa last week asking you to resubscribe to your FBC Newsletter!

As part of Canada's new Anti-Spam legislation, we had to ask all our members for their express consent before July 1st in order to keep sending you all our monthly newsletter as well as any special edition newsletters that include blogging opportunities.

We urge you all to resubscribe using the link in the email in order to get the benefit of being a Featured FBC Member, the opportunity to participate in our FAM trips, receive invites to special events, and receive highly targeted brand opportunities that only go out to members in specific cities or specific blog genres.  These are often some of our best opportunities and we want to be able to send them to everyone who they apply to!

And if you haven't, this is the perfect time to update your FBC Member profile where you can tell us exactly what kind of blogging opportunities you want to receive! (you can also check off the two boxes giving us your consent to send you our newsletters!)

The FBC Flickr Group

It's a small but very active group hanging out in our FBC Food Photography Flickr Group and every week, we choose the Weekly News lead photo from the latest posts in the group.  It's a tough decision.  So this week we thought we'd feature a few right here.  And if you'd like to join in, please do - we love seeing new faces! Just a quick reminder... if you would like us to use your photo on FBC, please make sure you have enabled HTML sharing  We see so many great photos that we can't use because the sharing restrictions don't allow us to!

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Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies from What Food I Made

Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cherries and Pecans from What Food I Made.

Vikram Vij at My ShantiVikram Vij serving up food at his brand new restaurant, My Shanti, in Surrey, BC from Sean at Flavourtown Adventures.

Strawberry Cake from Friday Cake Night

Fresh Strawberry Cake from Friday Cake Night.

Basil Broccoli Stir FryBasil Broccoli Stir Fry with Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce from Fox in the Kitchen.

New FBC Member Cookbook

Davida at The Healthy Maven is very excited to announce the launch of her new book, The Healthy Breakfast E-Cookbook.  It features 40 healthy breakfast recipes that are all gluten-free with paleo and vegan options as well.  Sounds like a great way to get fueled up in the morning.  You can read all of the details on her blog post announcing the book as well as see some sneak peeks!  Congrats Davida

New Members

A big welcome to all our new members for this week.  Welcome aboard!

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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