Sunday, February 15, 2009

Introducing "Foodie Friday"


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
Dogpigs...

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.

53 comments:

  1. GM Gollum...now girl this sounds like fun..I have something already in mind..what a great idea you came up with...hope you and DR.G and of course Mister have a great Sunday girl!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  2. See there you go again!Count me in. This will be much easier on me.Harvey likes for me to creative cook! Wow, now I am excited...
    Ladies,I do have a life. But it is a dreary day here and I am loafing,still in my pj's.

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  3. Oh how fun! As soon as I get a handle on this blogging "thing", I will join! L~

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  4. Ohhh I'm so in! I love coking/photographing food and do it all the time on my other blog! What a fun party!
    Are you going to use that "Mr. Linkey" thinigie?
    *Rainey

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  5. I had to comment again! I just wanted you to know that I am most likely going to be on the computer the rest of the day now! That foodgawker web site is...is... OMG! Hehehehe Thanks "G"

    *Rainey

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  6. Count me in Gollum, I will display your Foodie Friday logo on my blog :-) Happy Sunday, Kathy.

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  7. I would love to be a part of your Foodie Friday! :-D

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  8. I'll be there - count me in! Don't forget to stop by and sign up for my 100th post give-a-way! ~ Robyn

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  9. I'm gonna try...not sure on photos of food....yikes!

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  10. Gollum, I saw this link on Diane's blog, and as long as I can continue in my mode of being the auto-chef, I'm good to go! I will post your link on my sidebar. I admit to being kinda intimidated, though. My photos of food can at times be a bit, well... scary. ;-)

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  11. Wow...After being away awhile I was just about to post something about our 'foodie' Valentine's Day! Will wait until Friday and hope that I can figure out Mr. Linkey! Nancy

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  12. I'm so glad you all will be cooking with me this Friday.
    I'll serve virtual margaritas, or something wicked, and we'll have a food-fest blast. :-)

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  13. If I only had time to blog!!!!! This sounds wonderful and I can't wait to find new recipes and ideas for cooking! Once that youngest one of mine goes off to college I might actually do a blog. In the meantime, I sure do enjoy blogland as an observer!
    Carol

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  14. Oh the pressure! Tablescaping I can handle...now I actually have to put food on the plates?!? Can it be faux food?!? LOL...
    Seriously, it sounds like fun and I'm game (how much did my hubby pay you to organize this?)! Decorating and doll making are my passions, cooking ,not so much... A funny story about that, my poor husband came home one night, walked in the kitchen and noticed that the oven was on and he could see that there was a cookie sheet in there. He rubbed his hands together with excitement (because I never bake)and said, "Oh good, you're making cookies!". I said,"nope, I'm just cooking heads!" ( my father christmas's). So, needless to say, he will be very excited to hear that I might be motivated to use that big square thing in the kitchen with the circles on top that get hot!

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  15. Sounds like fun! I'll give it a go.

    We're at the lake, as of about an hour ago. Believe it or not, I do more cooking here in this tiny kitchen, than I do at home.

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  16. Okay Michael, for somebody who was going to diet, you've sure had food on your mind a lot lately! That's all I can think about when I'm on a diet! My food is not usually as pretty as yours, but I do want to try to participate! I'm sure going to live vicariously through everybody else's food photos though. Great idea! laurie

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  17. Hi Gollum! So if I find a really amazing little restaurant with fabulous food, it's OK to use it?? Because the chances of seeing my cooking on a post are slim to none!! lol Have a good week!!...Debbie

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  18. Debbie,
    You bring Kroger cookies, and I'll supply the martinis.
    :-)

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  19. Gollum this sounds like fun. I'll try to join in when I can. Have to admit we don't cook alot around here. Hubby just doesn't eat a whole lot.. I'm wondering. Does popcorn count? I eat alot of popcorn..lol. I'll certainly enjoy seeing others posts.. hugs ~lynne~

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  20. I have sort of put myself in a box with my blog...all my post are about decorating. But I will so enjoy reading these, great ideal. thanks

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  21. Though not a blogger myself, this is a great idea Michael. Bon Appetite ladies!!!!

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  22. Oh my dear Gollum... Finally something I can participate in... Even if my kitchen is tiny in the motorhome I do make some killer meals... I love cooking & baking so count me in... I can't wait. I will be adding the button to my post...

    HUGS,
    Donna

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  23. Sounds like fun :-) I usually eat pizza on Fridays, but have been doing "Flashback Friday" and digging up food and flowers from my past for that day's post. So I think I can pull this off without too much extra effort. Thanks for the open invite! It's much appreciated and very hospitable.

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  24. Oooh~You bet, count me in!

    What a great idea. :)

    xo~m.

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  25. Just coming by to let you know I've dedicated today's post to you! :O)

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  26. I can't participate since I don't have a blog....BUT, will certainly enjoy seeing what everyone contributes and will be drooling all over my computer, no doubt:):) Hugs, Pinky

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  27. What a wonderful idea! You are such a busy lady! Now to take on this too! I do admire all the work you put into your home, tablescapes, and cooking! Oh and the farm too! I had a baby goat, and have two baby chicks hatched out so far, it Mama Hen,(Diamond) stays sitting on the other eggs! New chicks are just so sweet.

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  28. Oh, boy, Gollum...this is right up my alley. I can't decorate and i sure as heck am not crafty but I can hold my own with cooking, especially baking. I can't wait for this on Friday.
    I will add your button to my sidebar so others around the world can get into this....how fun!
    Excuse me now...I have to ponder what to post on Friday.
    xo bj

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  29. Oh, boy, Gollum...this is right up my alley. I can't decorate and i sure as heck am not crafty but I can hold my own with cooking, especially baking. I can't wait for this on Friday.
    I will add your button to my sidebar so others around the world can get into this....how fun!
    Excuse me now...I have to ponder what to post on Friday.
    xo bj

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  30. I'll be back to post my foodie idea! This is gonna be fun!

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  31. I am looking forward to participating and getting lots of new recipes and ideas. This is going to be fun! Mary

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  32. I'm just a plain old cook, but I'm going to jump right in here. Thank you so much for doing this.I'm also going to add you to my blog list, I hear so much about you and I think I'm missing out on something. :)

    Hugs,
    Chris

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  33. Sounds great! Let's see what I have!

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  34. Super new here... Where's Mister Linky for Foodie Friday? Can someone help?

    Carolyn

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  35. Just found this, so I missed the first one. Does there have to be a picture to go along with it, or can it be a memory or recipe or something else written?

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  36. PDX, no rules for FF. A food memory would be GREAT.

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  37. Great looking soup for potluck. Thanks, Doylene

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  38. Since there is a lack of a decent camera at the moment, I don't participate in the FF, but I add oo's & oh's (with salivating drools occasionally) while reading. I love your site. I have gotten several wonderful recipes from my reading.

    I have a special love for copper kitchen items. I own my great aunt's large copper bowl used for candy making at the Martha Washington Candy company (Indiana). From the 1940's or 50's. It's a treasure.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  39. I will be participating. I also would love to win that copper pan. I love cooking with copper because it is beautiful.

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  40. The Foodie Friday has been highly recommended to my by the MUSE. So far I've got dozens of recipes that I would love to post. I have the FF logo on my blog, So you might have to work with me on getting my stuff over to you, etc, But I'm old, my brain is wornout.. etc. So when I come running for help, you know what you need to do. Thank you so much, Michael Long

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  41. Ok, Ladies, I did a Foodie Friday Post I think, If not I really wanted to. But I did manage to get something, somewhere to link back to my blog... I think... So if someone has the time to check and see if I did this right, Maybe, just maybe, I can do it again Next Friday. And who knows, I might beable to do this each Friday..... So check it out, Make great comments about how great my blog looks, and how great my recipes are, and how good looking I am. Thank you,
    mike long

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  42. Hi, I left a link (I hope) to this fab blog. FUN!

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  43. I did my first recipe for the Foodie Friday. This is so cool. Thank you all so very much. and Michael THANK YOU VERY MUCH for helping me get posted etc. Your the greatest,
    Thank you again,

    mike

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  44. Ok, I know I'm ahead of myself, but I've been thinking about the Foodie Friday thing. So I went ahead and did a post... Hopefully I did it correctly... If I didn't let me know and I'll see if I can fix it.

    God I love this Idea,,, This really gets my motor running...Thank you all, mike long

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  45. So glad to have found this! I found you through Megan's Cookin' :)

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  46. I found great recipes here. It is a fun place to be.

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  47. Oops, I don't think I did the friday foodie thing right.

    Oh well, I will check out more of your blog...

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  48. 31 years ago, we lived on Chase Naval Base in Beeville, Texas. My 7 year old son asked if he could go skating, so I gave him $5. Instead went to the base bakery and got me a birthday cake. The lady told him she had one cake for $5 because half of it wasn't cooked right. He kept tasting both sides, trying to find the which side wasn't cooked all the way! God bless her!

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  49. I love Foodie Friday but haven't had much to contribute in awhile. I promise you will love the Ricotta cheese "dip" I have posted.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  50. I finally having something with food and I can't figure out how to hook up to the party.

    I am tech challenged sometimes.

    Sorry! LOL!!

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  51. I love to see what other people make and eat when it comes to food. Food is something that makes us happy. Will as long as it's tasty food. I love to see what other people eat. I also love how much pride people take in their preparation and cooking of their food.

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