Winter de Gallo Apple Salsa | Food Bloggers of Canada
Winter de Gallo Apple Salsa from Jon at Local Kitchener as seen in the FBC Food Photography group on Flickr

Have you adjusted to Daylight Savings Time yet?  If we know one thing, all our FBC Members are rejoicing at the prospect of extra daylight for all their food photography!

Let's get on with the news this week and welcome oh so many new members!

The Taste Canada Food Writing Awards - Best Blog Post

If you haven't already heard (and we hope you have!), Taste Canada, The Food Writing Awards, has introduced the inaugural Food Blog Category: Best Post Award.  We just want to remind you that the last day to enter your best food blog post is coming soon - March 20th.  There is a category for both English and French posts.  All the details you need to enter can be found in this article.   Remember, the award is for the best blog post, not an overall blog award.  So comb through your 2014 archives and submit your very best food post!

Grand Master "Souper" Bee

Congratulations to FBC member Getty Stewart from for being crowned Grand Master Souper Bee at a competition organized by fellow FBC Member, Shel Zolkewich in Winnipeg. Eight local food bloggers gathered for a soup making show down and Getty's lightened up Chicken Corn Chowder took top honors at the event held to raise awareness of Soup Bee, a non-profit social enterprise that provides supportive employment and sells soup subscriptions.

Meet Chatelaine's New Kitchen Apprentice (she's an FBC Member!)

Many of you already know FBC Member Louisa Clements of the blog, Living Lou.  But did you also know she has just joined the food team at Chatelaine Magazine as their new Kitchen Apprentice?  Chatelaine and Ontario's Metro grocery chain have teamed up to help promote local food, with Louisa showing us all the tips and tricks she's been learning in the Chatelaine test kitchen!  You'll be seeing Louisa in the print, on-line and in fun videos like this one learning how to use beets.  Congrats Louisa - we knew you were a star!

RELATED:  10 Mouthwatering California Strawberry Recipe Ideas

Easter & Passover Recipe Roundup Call For Submissions

We're accepting submissions for our FBC Easter or Passover Recipe Roundup this week.  You have until this Friday at 5pm Pacific Time to get your submissions in.  The roundup will run the week of March 23rd.  You can find all the details you need in our Easter Recipe Roundup call for submissions.

New Members

A warm welcome to our newest batch of Canadian food bloggers.  We're glad to have you join us! (and wow but there are so many of you the last two weeks!)

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, Ethan & Melissa

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