14 June 2014

The Food and The Food Bloggers - Food Blogger Connect #FBC14


This is my last Food Blogger Connect post, I promise! I could go on and do a few more, but sometimes you need to know when you've had enough of a good thing.

So now we have the food and the food bloggers.

We start with Patron Tequila, who provided an endless variety of smooth tequila cocktails all weekend and tucked away a little bottle for each of us in our goodie bags. Patron we salute you!


 
  1. This handsome young man provided us with the most heavenly slushy smoothies all weekend. He was representing Sweetbird who sell a range of smoothies, syrups, sauces and lemonades with no artificial colours, high fructose corn syrup or GMOs in the range and suitable for veggies and vegans. Utterly delicious.
  2. The Secret Sausage team arrived with their grill and campervan stand so we could all taste their Secret Sausages which are a blend of fresh vegetables in a vegetarian casing, blended with natural flavours and spices.
  3. Liberation Nuts. Provided us with snacks while we soaked in all the information at the sessions. I particularly liked the Chilli and Lime Cashews and Peanuts which had little bits of surprising crunch from the roasted corn. Nice!

Veggie Paella from @paellaandtapas
Halloumi Tacos and Cactus Salad
The best meal of the weekend. A spread of Middle Eastern dishes from Terra Rossa
The yogurt labneh was spectacular.


The best find of the weekend for me was Oatly.

Milk made from oats.
Doesn't sound that interesting right? That's because you haven't tried it. It blew us away. The taste is amazing.

The original oatly is thick, creamy and utterly delicious, the organic is thinner like milk and would be great in smoothies. The chocolate oatly milk rocks! You can drink it or bake with it. 

 "It’s made fresh on 100% Swedish oats and enriched with extra calcium, fiber for your heart and stomach, a realistic amount of good protein and is naturally low in unsaturated fat."  
It's vegan, dairy and soy free, healthy and just tastes so good. 

Now for the bloggers: 
Tina (The Spicy Pear), Nayna (Simply Food) and Sylvia (Happiness is Homemade)
 
Stuart (Cakeyboi), Lisa (United Cakedom) & Nayna (Simply Food)



Jo (Jo's Kitchen) and Sarah (Taming Twins)
Hazel (Cookie Cottage) and Louisa ( Eat Your Veg)
Sylvia (Happiness is Homemade), Tina (The Spicy Pear) and Manjiri (A Slice of Me)

Karen (Lavender and Lovage), Amanda (Glamorous Glutton) and Jane (Hedge Combers)

Me, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi





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37 comments:

  1. now I really wish i'd been there... xx

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  2. God I look porky in those photos, I must not wear that top again! LOVELY write-up though! :-) Karen

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  3. Looks like you all had a great time!

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  4. Looks great - any info on Oatly stockists?

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    1. Amazon, Holland and Barrett, Waitrose, Ocado, Goodness Direct and Tesco I think. They are rebranding so they will look different to the cartons above probably.

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  5. Really enjoying reading all your FBC posts, a great weekend had by all and lots of useful tips!

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    1. Thanks Kate, I am so glad you enjoyed them :)

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  6. What a fabulous weekend you all had and what a super group of young women oops and men!! Everyone looks so relaxed and happy in the photographs. When's the next one??? xx

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    1. Next June or July Jean. It was a great weekend :)

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  7. Lovely post, never too many for me, Jac. Must try and go next year.

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    1. Thanks Janice and that would be great Janice. We need a larger Scottish contingent there.

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  8. Your reports of the weekend are superb. I particularly liked hearing about the labs, and it was lovely to see so many happy bloggers enjoying themselves.

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  9. FBC just gets better every year! Fantastic coverage and so many photos - thank you for this. I do like Oatley, and really like their new livery. Cute photo with Yotam and Sami - babes!

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    1. Hope to see you there next year Kellie, alhough I hope to see you again before then :)

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  10. It was a great tequila fuelled weekend wasn't it!!

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  11. Looks like you had such a great time, and am enjoying reading your posts, having missed it this year

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    1. Thanks Nazima shame you couldn't be there.

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  12. Great pics Jac... such a fun time and boy did I enjoy those cocktails :-)

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    1. Thanks and oh yes! My favourite was one they made with elderflower cordial and ginger. I'll be having that again sometime

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  13. Hey, Jac, I'm surprised you'd never had Oatley before - isn't it nice? I like their new package design. It's so very rich and thick, isn't it? I felt guilty because it seemed rich, but it's really, really good, and very nice in baking. Wish I could get it here more easily!

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    1. I know, where have I been!!!! I prefer the new packaging too, I may have overlooked it in the past, but now I've tried it......

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  14. I've loved all the posts and am more determined than ever to get there next year.

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    1. You should definitely try, it's a great weekend and now you know most of us online, you must meet us in person :)

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  15. Another good year Jac. looks like the veggie food was more abundant too which helps! How I would have loved to be snapped with Yotam my hero. Lovely to hear all about your experiences and see so many happy faces :)

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    1. It was fun Laura, pity you couldn't make it x

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  16. Wow this event looks awesome! I'm new to food blogging and I'm so pleased to see these sort of events run in the UK, everything else I've seen all seems to be so United States orientated. I will be making a note of this on my calender next year.

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    1. Good, good Rebecca, maybe see you there then :)

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  17. Such a lovely weekend with so many lovely people and wonderful food. This post is a brilliant advert for anyone thinking of going next year!

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  18. Whoo hoo. All the gang and all the food. Oh the memories. I really liked oatly (esp the chocolate version) and sweetbird smoothies too.

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  19. Look at you all! so gutted that I missed it...next time x

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