I have a special treat for you today. We're announcing the kick off of the Virtual Picnic. I love events like this so I just had to jump on board. I'll be sharing recipes with you on Saturday June 28th and Tuesday July 2nd for this event. Everyone will be posting on various days so follow the hashtag #flavorsofsummer on twitter to keep up with what everyone is making over the next week.
Today we're announcing the giveaway associated with the event. There's some fabulous prizes to be won. I apologize to my Canuck readers but this one is for U.S. residents only.
We have fabulous sponsors for the giveaway. t Here's a little blurb about our wonderful sponsors:
"Celebrate Sweet Vidalia Flavors of Summer with the great tastes of fresh Vidalia Onions, Avocados from Mexico, Gourmet Garden Herbs, Johnsonville Italian Sausage, mangos, watermelon and Stemilt Cherries. Great food and good friends make everyday a party to remember so start entertaining and visit www.flavors-of-summer.com for recipes, coupons and entertaining tips."
Such a great group of people involved. I encourage you all to enter the giveaway below:
"Start celebrating the Flavors of Summer and enter below for a chance to win 1 of 7 prize packages. Each prize package includes a $50 Visa gift card, an “I Love Avocados” t-shirt, the newly released cookbook “Summer Thyme” from blogger Jennifer Dempsey, fresh Vidalia onions, and squeezable herbs from Gourmet Garden."
Toodles and smoochies! xx
I love macaroni salad! Any kind. Or meat. Grilled! Any kind!
I like the way you think Jen.
Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
Love that picture of the wild west ~ the perfect picnic setting for sure! Can't wait to see what recipes you have for the picnic! 🙂
Thanks so much Jennifer. I am so excited for mine to go up. I've got them slotted for Monday and Tuesday. Thanks for visiting.
Virtual Picnic! I love it, esp since you're all the way over in Canada and I'm all the way over in California.
Exactly! It's a cute way to picnic across the globe.
Virtual picnics are so much fun! This one looks like a blast! Thanks for taking the time and trouble to organize it. 😉
Oh this one is all Jennifer and Christine. I get to sit back and enjoy the ride this time. Lol.
I need a picnic basket. How do I NOT have one. I need to right this grievous wrong immediately.
spinach dip w/pita bread
This virtual picnic is the best my friend 😀
Thank you for posting about it and organising it for us all to enjoy!
Choc Chip Uru
Oh this one is all Christine and Jennifer. I'm just sitting with my feet up this time around.
Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers
What a fun giveaway and I love the idea of a virtual picnic! So cool!!
My favorite picnic food is having Smores! It's the only time I have them!! As a kid, it was a treat, my parents would go to Kentucky Fried Chicken and have a picnic, we loved that!!
It really is. I love a good picnic.
Oh how I love smores. So yummy. And oh how I miss KFC, they closed ours down so I haven't had it in over a year. Every now and then I just get a hankering.
Oh my goodness! Everything looks so yummy, so I'd really like a bite from all the offerings please. Picnics are great! I can't wait to see all of the recipes.
Thanks so much Marsha. I feel the same way. A bite of each...for quality control of course.
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
I loooove chocolate covered strawberries for a picnic!!
That sounds perfect to me.
Nothing beats smoked ribs with loaded baked potato salad.
You are a genius.
Hummus, crackers and fruit.
Sounds perfect to me.
What a fun event!! I love a big picnic basket full of food (just call me Yogi Bear). I'm not picky. 🙂 LOL!
Ha, I love it Yogi.