Food Bloggers of Canada Conference: Part 1

Yesterday was an interesting day. Beyond thrilled to be spending the weekend at the first Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, we were running around picking up last minute supplies. Just as we were ready to finally leave for Hockley Valley Resort, the icy weather had another idea for us. My tip for the day? Avoid falling ice. A chunk of ice fell from a hydro wire, landing on my windshield, cracking it and giving Brittany a near-heart attack as she threw hot coffee all over herself. Luckily, Speedy Glass lived up to their name and had us in and out with my windshield repaired in 30 minutes and we were back on the road.

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#FBCPink Party Tonight!

Tonight is the night…the night you’ve all been waiting for! Tonight is the #FBCPink Twitter Party hosted by Mushrooms Canada and the Food Bloggers of Canada.

Never joined a Twitter Party? It’s easy! Log in to Tweetgrid (or similar service), enter the party hashtash #FBCPink, enter our hosts Twitter handles and your own and you’re set to join in the fun! The party starts at 9pmEST, but feel free to log in early and say hi!
Head on over to FBC’s Website to RSVP for your place at the party and a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card and one of three “Make it with Mushrooms” aprons!
For a bonus opportunity to win some cool stuff, create a new recipe or dig up an old recipe, post it on your own blog and be ready to share the link during the party tonight.
#FBCPink Twitter Party Details:
Date: October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:00pm EST
Moderators: FBC Members Heather from Mmm is for Mommy (@MmmisforMommy) & Allie McLaughlin,RD of Nutrition meets Life (@i__amm).
Hashtag: #FBCPink



PINK Cooking Excitement

Our Mushrooms Go PINK campaign has finally begun! Have you seen the PINK mushroom tills in your grocery store? I have!

So of course, I needed to buy some and make a dinner full of mushrooms! Because we were all so hungry, I decided that first we needed a yummy appetizer. My go-to is always stuffed caps and tonight was no different, although I did try a new stuffing. I recently fell in love with tomato pesto (actually I’ve been on a tomato kick in general lately) and mixed it with some super soft goat’s cheese. After baking my white buttons in the oven for five minutes with a light brushing of olive oil, I pulled out the brown caps, stuffed them and baked them for about six minutes longer until the cheese softened. Once they were done, I topped them with panko crumbs and let them cool for two minutes before they disappeared completely. These were a hit!
Meanwhile, I cooked up chucks of chicken and sauteed my mixed-mushroom variety. This pack of mushrooms was fantastic and included white button, crimini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms. Certainly can’t go wrong with all of these beautiful flavours in one dish. 
Cooking on a side burner, I had 2 cups of Basmati rice, the perfect rice for one of my favourite Indian dishes, butter chicken. To save time (again, we were all really hungry) I used a favourite store-bought Butter Chicken Sauce that really brought the dish and flavour combinations together.
Try this easy mixture at home! The best part about butter chicken is that you can different veggies each time, have it taste completely different and it still tastes great every time!
Look for PINK mushroom tills in your local grocery store!

-Shannon

#FBCPink Twitter Party

Mushrooms Canada and the Food Bloggers of Canada are pairing up to host our first Mushrooms Go PINK Twitter Party! 
#FBCPink Twitter Party on October 3rd, 2012 at 9PM EST.
Head on over to FBC’s Website to RSVP for your place at the party and a chance to win some great prizes!
For a bonus opportunity to win some cool stuff, create a new recipe or dig up an old recipe, post it on your own blog and be ready to share the link during the party on October 3rd.
#FBCPink Twitter Party Details:
Date:  October 3rd, 2012 @ 9:00pm EST
Moderators: FBC Members Heather from Mmm is for Mommy (@MmmisforMommy) & Allie McLaughlin,RD of Nutrition meets Life (@i__amm).
Hashtag: #FBCPink