You are cordially invited to participate in a weekly potluck party, "Foodie Friday," every Friday at Designs by Gollum.
A few Guidelines:Q: What IS "Foodie Friday," exactly?A: Think "Pink Saturday," "Outdoor Wednesday," or "Tablescape Thursday"...but with food. It is a virtual "cookbook," showcasing some of the best food by bloggers.
Q: What type of food should I bring to the potluck?A: Appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, bread, desserts, and everything in between. You can blog about a single cupcake, store-bought food, a restaurant, a cup of tea, kitchen gadgets, foodie memoirs, cookbooks... or a whole meal. It's not about quantity..it's about having fun in the kitchen.
Sometimes, though, we will be doing "themes," and I will announce them in plenty of time, such as "Foodie Friday Trainwrecks." Themes will be optional. If you'd rather not participate in a themed potluck, no problem--post whatever tickles your food fancy.
Q: Must my food be homemade?A: No. Product and restaurant reviews are welcome. You can "gild" food from the bakery or supermarket.
Q: Can I use pictures of food that I've posted previously on my blog or that I've linked to other food blogs?A: Absolutely.(I hope you do-I've seen foodie awesomeness & more on your blogs.)You can post multiple foodie posts. You will need to enter the permalink (see below) to Mr. Linky for each one.
Q: How do I participate?A: 1. Create your blog post. Add the "Foodie Friday" (white cupcake) logo (you'll find it in this post and also on the sidebar) to your post with a link back to the host blog, Designs by Gollum. Add the Foodie Friday link for that particular week so other bloggers can find other recipes, receive more visits/comments, and discover neat blogs. Here's the link to the host blog, http://www.designsbygollum.blogspot.com/.
If you'd like to include a FFbadge, you can grab the code on the right-hand sidebar.
2. After your post is published, click on the title. Your permalink will appear in at the top of your computer screen. Copy-and-paste your blog entry (the permalink). Go to Designs by Gollum and add your permalink, name/blog's name, and the title of your recipe in the space provided by Mr. Linky.
3. Start your foodie tour--you'll need a notebook to jot down recipes; comments and questions are always welcomed by fellow bloggers.
4. I started a photo gallery at Flickr to keep track of all the wonderful Foodie Friday recipes. Please add a photo of your recipe along with the permalink to your blog. You can visit the gallery HERE. The gallery will be a great way to showcase your blog and to meet other foodies.
5. Have fun! You might want to bring a snack with you, because Foodie Friday recipes will make you very hungry!
Whether you are a beginning cook or a seasoned chef, you will be embraced by Foodie Friday's big-hearted community. Kitchens are imperfect places, but Foodie Friday is not about the end result--it's about the journey and having fun.
Fun is when you start out making ladybug bread, and it turns into
Fun is when your mama says your soup is ewwwwwy, but eats it anyway.
Somehow (more than decorating), memories, and friendships, are made in the kitchen...maybe because it is one of Man's Basic needs? Here lately, it sure is one of mine. :-)
See you this Friday at the Potluck! If you have questions, email me. I have a full time writing job and sometimes my email gets away from me. If you'll put an ALL CAPS note in the header of your email (URGENT Foodie Friday Question or 2nd Request, etc) I'll know you need an immediate response.