FBC2015 Appetizer Contest: Portobello Carpaccio by The Taste Space

We’re headed back to the Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, which means it’s time for another contest! We’re encouraging all FBC Members to create an original mushroom-centric appetizer with the chance at winning an Appetizer Spotlight at this year’s conference. Read more about the contest details HERE.

 
We’ve received our first entry and it’s an impressive inaugural submission. Janet of The Taste Space made mushrooms the star of her BBQ season appetizer. They perfectly compliment any meal on the patio, particularly her mouthwatering Tofu Steaks.

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Guest Post: Warm Mushroom, Bacon & Lentil Salad by Sweetsugarbean

We have a guest in the kitchen! Renee of Sweetsugarbean is back with a summery meal that you won’t have to turn on the oven for. This is one salad that will leave you full, yet wanting more!
 
Hi everyone! My name is Renée Kohlman and Sweetsugarbean is my food blog I’ve been writing now for over four years. I live in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I happily whip up delicious creations in my little green kitchen. Being a professional chef as well as a food writer and blogger, I’m lucky to have turned my passion for all things food into a career I love. When not in the kitchen, I’m busy in my garden tending to the tomatoes and sweet peas ­ except in winter of course, then I cocoon with good books, Downton Abbey, and eat too much chocolate.

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Celebrating Canada Day with Mushrooms

It’s not often that we get to put the work-week on hold mid-week, but Canada’s 148th birthday is certainly a cause for celebration! Despite July 1st falling on a Wednesday, it seems every community is pulling together a pretty exciting lineup of fireworks, entertainment and food. It may be tough heading back to work on Thursday.
 
If you plan to relax at home on your day off, we can help! We’ve pulled together some delicious ways to incorporate mushrooms in your Canada Day celebrations.

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Make it with Mushrooms this Father’s Day

I always look forward to Father’s Day. It traditionally falls on a beautifully sunny weekend in June, allowing us to spend the day outdoors, on the patio, enjoying good company, good drinks and good food. Not that we ever need a special occasion to celebrate this amazing man in our lives, but having the excuse to get together never hurts.

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