#FoodYearLinkup – March 2015

It’s nearly the end of February so it’s now time for March’s #FoodYearLinkup.

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I was so proud of my linkup last month with a total of 30 fabulous recipes and foodie posts linked up for all sorts of events.

It’s been so tough to choose my favourite this month as there were so many and the ones for Valentine’s Day were particularly gorgeous. However, I’ve finally decided on this Marshmallow Jelly Fondant Recipe from Karen at Mummy Do It. It was a tough choice but in the end I was swayed by the fabulous recipe and the fact that Karen wished me Happy Birthday in her post and made me feel special (Thanks Karen).


So what’s the theme this month?

As always, I’d love you to come and link up any foodie posts relating to the events in the Food Blogger’s Calendar for March.

To save you the effort of going to have a look, here’s a list (there’s loads to choose from this month)…

23 February – 8 March – Fairtrade Fortnight

1 March – St David’s Day

1-8 March – Dementia UK’s Time for a Cuppa

1-31 March – Veggie Month

1-31 March – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Brewing and Distilling Month

2-8 March – British Pie Week

13 March – Comic Relief/Red Nose Day

14 March – Pi Day

OK, so technically not a foodie day, but why not use it as an excuse to make a pie anyway!

15 March – Mother’s Day

16-22 March – National Salt Awareness Week

17 March – St Patrick’s Day

23-29 March – National Butchers’ Week

To join in with the #FoodYearLinkup…

  1. Click the “add your link” button and add your link with a nice picture to entice everyone to come and have a look.
  2. Add the #FoodYearLinkup badge to your post so your readers know where to come to find lots of other fun foodie posts (you’ll find the code towards the bottom of this post).
  3. To make my life easier I’d appreciate it if you could leave me a quick comment letting me know which event you’re linking up for (it helps me to tweet them at the right time).
  4. Join me in visiting the other linkers and comment, tweet, pin, stumble, etc. (whatever you like best) at least one, but really as many as you can.
  5. Come back again next month and do it all again.

Throughout the month I’ll be tweeting every entry and if you tweet me (@Charlotte’s Lively KitchenUK) to let me know you’ve linked up I’ll make sure I include you in the tweet. I’ll also be pinning every entry on my dedicated #FoodYearLinkup board and may include my favourites in round up posts for a selection of events throughout the year.

So what are you waiting for? Link up up right here…

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Linkup Badge Code

To add the #FoodYearLinkup badge to your post, simply copy the code below into the text editor of your post (any problems, let me know and I’ll do my best to help).

Food Year Linkup Badge

Before I go…

I’m always looking to keep the calendar as up-to-date and comprehensive as possible so I’ve been busy adding more new events.

A huge thank you to Claire at Foodie Quine for sending me a list of lots of events to add. If anyone else spots anything else I don’t know about then let me know and I’ll happily add it in.

1-31 March – Veggie Month

1-31 March – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Brewing and Distilling Month

23-29 March – National Butchers’ Week

1-30 April – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Award Winning Food Month

1-31 May – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Whisky Month

1-30 June – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – The Future of Food Month

1-31 July – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Summer Fruits and Berries Month

1-31 August – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Delicious Dairy Month

1-31 September – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Showcase and Farmers’ Markets Month

29 September – International Coffee Day

1-31 October – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Sustainable Shores Month

1-31 November – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Hearty and Heartwarming Month

22 November – Stir-Up Sunday

1-31 December – Scottish Year of Food and Drink – Farm Shops Month

7 February 2016 – British Yorkshire Pudding Day

8 February 2016 – Chinese New Year

9 February 2016 – Shrove Tuesday

14 February 2016 – Valentine’s Day

You can see the full calendar here.


  1. Ultimate Cottage Pie added for British Pie week – very timely! 🙂

  2. I love the idea for this link up. I’ve added my chocolate wow butter bites for Mother’s Day.

  3. This is an awesome idea, I’ll definitely be taking part. March is a good month for pies! Looking forward to discovering more veggie dishes as well as it’s probably where I have the most gaps to fill.

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’m the same as you with Veggie dishes. Almost everything I make has meat so it’s great to get some new ideas.

  4. Thanks for hosting, lovely! 14 July is French National Day. I’ll definitely have something French to ling 🙂

    • Charlotte Oates

      Ooh, I didn’t have French National Day on my list, I’ll have to add it to my list so it’s in there next year.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Jon’s just pointed out that you clearly said July not March, so I’ll add it in for this year.

  5. link! I can spell, I promise.

  6. Another bumper month for foodie days and weeks. I’ll definitely be linking up again lots this month and the list provides great inspiration for new posts. Thanks for hosting x

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Claire. I always love your posts so I’m looking forward to seeing what else you have to link up. I’m not looking forward to the summer months as there’s hardly any foodie days there at all.

  7. Thanks for featuring my link!

  8. Thanks for hosting again.
    I have linked my recipe of “Lentil stuffed bell pepper”, under the category of veggie month.

  9. I’ve linked up my Stout and Salted Caramel Opera for St Patrick’s Day. Thanks Charlotte!

  10. Thanks for joining in with Linked. Apologies for the delay in commenting it has been a really rubbish week. I hope you can join in again this week

  11. Great link up this month and I love Pie week #FoodYearLinkUp

  12. My Asian Style Duck Confit is for Mother’s Day :). Thank you for hosting this awesome event.

  13. I’ve just discovered this and love the idea! I’ve added Irish Brown Bread for St. Patrick’s Day and Heart-Shaped Biscuits for Mothers’ Day.

  14. Oh, I almost forgot Pie Week. My delicious cherry pie will be added to the link up too.

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