#FoodYearLinkup – August 2015

After a month jam packed full of cherry and berry recipes in July, it’s time for August’s #FoodYearLinkup. I have to admit that I had been a little worried for my little linkup in August as it appears that food days take a summer holiday too. Then I remembered The Great British Bake Off starting next week and happiness was restored (thanks BBC!)

Food Year Linkup August 2015Before I get going with this month’s linkup I wanted to share my favourite post from July’s #FoodYearLinkup

As I said before, the theme of summer berries seemed to be popular last month and my favourite was this Mixed Summer Berry Charlotte Russe by Hannah at Domestic Gothess – light sponge fingers surrounding a mixed berry Bavarois and topped with fresh summer berries. It sounds absolutely delicious (and of course I like that it’s called “Charlotte” too 🙂 ).


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 August.

There’s only a few events in August but what it lacks in volume I think it makes up for in the fact that all three offer plenty of opportunity to share inspiring recipes. Fortunately normal service is resumed in September when there’s some great events planned – Sourdough September, National Cupcake Week and International Coffee Day to name a few.

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

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

5 August – TBC – The Great British Bake Off

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.

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 making sure you comment on at least one (I’m more than happy for you to link up several posts, but if you do it would be great if you would go and comment on one other post for each one you link).
  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 (@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 events into the calendar so make sure you take a look and see what’s new.

This day I love - Linked


  1. As the theme for GBBO on Monday includes sugar free baking. I’ve added the results of my sugar v stevia baking test.

  2. In case anyone’s wondering what burgers have to do with what’s on the calendar this month, I’ve just found out that it’s National Burger Day on Thursday so I’ve added my cheese stuffed burger recipe.

  3. Hi Charlotte, just entered my Flower Bread for the GBBO theme. Thanks for hosting.

    • Thanks Sarah. I saw this on Facebook and thought it was really impressive. I’m so glad someone attempted a bread sculpture (I’m far to scared!)

  4. Am excited for GBBO tonight! Thanks again for joining in with Linked, hope to see you on Friday

  5. Hi Charlotte! I’m on my way to the South of France (half-way through our 2nd 12-hour journey!) and I just linked up. It’s not a recipe, but a post about a class I attended, with tips for baking enthusiasts. I thought that fitted well with the Great British Bake Off theme, but if you feel it’s not appropriate, just remove my link; I won’t get offended 😉

    • 2x 12 hour journeys with 4 children – sounds fun 🙂

      I’ve always welcomed non-recipes as long as they fit the theme so I won’t be deleting. That said I’ve only deleted one once and I felt so bad about it I’d probably let people add pretty much anything. Fortunately everyone here is very lovely and well behaved so I don’t have that problem!

      • Tell me about it! Sleeping like babies now and it’s hot, hot, hot (air con not working).

        I feel like such a naughty customer; I didn’t even add the badge as I’m linking from my phone. Xx

  6. Thank you Charlotte for featuring my charlotte! I’ve linked up my Hokkaido milk bread, which will work for either delicious dairy month or the GBBO (as it is a bit of a challenge!).

  7. I’ll be along in a few days after our little break.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Excellent, I’m looking forward to seeing what you’ve got to link up.

      I hope you’re having a nice break xx

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