#FoodYearLinkup – June 2016

Hello again, I hope you’re all outside enjoying this beautiful sunshine. I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog this week as it’s half term and we’ve been far too busy enjoying ourselves with trips to the beach, zoo and local country parks, we’ve even managed to sneak in a couple of BBQs in the evening too (well it is National BBQ week 🙂 ). What have you all been up to?

Once again I’m back with my monthly monthly #FoodYearLinkup the place to share and discover lots of foodie inspiration for events in June. Once again it’s absolutely jam packed with events so hopefully there’s plenty here to inspire you.

Food Year Linkup June 2016

As always there were so many brilliant posts linked up last month and I was particularly drawn to all the homemade bread for Real Bread Week (I mean who doesn’t love freshly made bread?)

First up we’ve got this Mashed Potato Bread from Suzy at Sudden Lunch which is perfect if you got a bit carried away when you were cooking and have some mashed potato to use up – there’s also a flat bread version of it too. Next there’s this No-knead sourdough loaf from Jac at Recipes Made Easy, it also includes instructions for making your own sourdough starter so there’s no excuse not to give it a try. Finally there’s this Stand Mixer Focaccia from Sarah at Maison Cupcake where all the hard work is done by the machine.

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 June.

28 May – 5 June – English Wine Week

30 May – 5 June – National BBQ Week

1 June – World Milk Day

1 June – 31 August – Breast Cancer Care – Strawberry Tea

3 June – National Fish & Chips Day

5 June – The Big Lunch

10 June – 10 July – Euro 2016

11 June – World Gin Day

11-19 June – National Picnic Week

15 June – Beer Day Britain

16 June – Alzheimer’s Society – Cupcake Day

19 June – Father’s Day

24 June – National Cream Tea Day

25 June – Macmillan Summer Lights

27 June – 10 July – Wimbledon Fortnight

If there’s an event missing from the calendar that you’d like to link up a post for, that’s absolutely fine, just make sure you let me know what the event is in the comments so I don’t get confused 🙂 .

To join in with the #FoodYearLinkup…

  1. Click the “add your link” button and add your link with a picture to entice everyone to come and have a look.
  2. 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).
  3. Join me in visiting the other linkers making sure you comment on at least one (I’m more than happy for you to link up several posts, but if you do you should go and comment on at least one other post for each one you link).

I’d also love it if you’d 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).

Throughout the month I’ll be tweeting every entry and if you tweet me (@CharlottesLK) using the #FoodYearLinkup hashtag 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. The tweets and round up posts may also include images from your post. If you’d rather they didn’t then just let me know in the comments.

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’ve been busy adding new events into the calendar so make sure you take a look and see what’s new.


  1. Hi Charlotte, just linked up my best scone recipe for National Cream Tea Day. Thanks xx

  2. I’m in with a last-ditch effort for the Euro ’16 football tournament!

  3. Hello Charlotte. Just added my Gin and Tonic loaf for World Gin Day. Thank you. Chonnie x

  4. Hiya. I’ve added my cheesecake popcorn cups which are made to celebrate the Jewish festival of Shavuot on 12-13 June. It’s traditional to eat dairy desserts, especially cheesecake – yum!

    • Charlotte Oates

      I’ve not seen cheesecake popcorn before – it sounds interesting!

      It would be lovely to add more of the jewish celebrations into my calendar but because I’m not from a jewish background I’m not sure when they are and which ones are are more associated with food. Would you be able to send me a list?

  5. Hi Charlotte, first link up for me. I have linked my classic iced buns for National picnic week. Thank you. Chonnie

    • Charlotte Oates

      Yay! So glad you decided to join in. I love iced buns (they used to be my treat when I was at Uni). I’ll be over for a proper look in a bit x

  6. Hi Charlottes, it’s certainly another jam packed month of food events. I’ve linked in Queen of Puddings for the Queen’s official birthday (this yr sat 11th June)
    Angela x.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Angela, I really should have put that one in the calendar. I’ll add it in to my spreadsheet now so I don’t forget when she turns 100!

  7. Adding one to get the ball rolling for World Gin Day 🙂 Gutted I have packed the BBQ for moving already so can’t make any BBQ food this week!
    Apparently it’s National Fish and chips Day today so I may join in with that 😉

    • Charlotte Oates

      What a week to have your BBQ packed away. If I were you I’d nip out and get one of those disposable ones to take advantage of the lovely weather this week.

      Thanks for letting me know about National Fish & Chips Day – I was sat on the beach eating fish & chips in the sun yesterday so celebrated a day early!

      All the best with the move to Worcester – I hope it all goes well xx

  8. Hi Charlotte. I think its National Cream Tea Day on June 24th. I was thinking about making some yummy scones and linking up if you wanted to include that on your calendar? No worries if not – seems to be a day for everything at the moment 🙂 Chonnie x

  9. Hi Charlotte,
    First time here…this is a great idea! I have a quick question… Are we linking posts that have been previously published or unpublished posts? Thanks for you time. Enjoy the sunshine 🙂

    • Charlotte Oates

      Hi Maria. You’re welcome to add any old or new posts as long as they’re relevant to the days in the calendar x

  10. I’m in with maple candied bacon! For breakfast in bed Fathers Day!

  11. How about “Taste” at Regents Park, London (15-19 June)



    • Charlotte Oates

      Ooh events and shows is a whole other world I could add to the calendar. I can’t decide if I should or not. I’m more than happy for you to come and link up posts for it if you have one though x

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