#FoodYearLinkup – May 2015

We’ve come to the end of April so it’s now time for May’s #FoodYearLinkup. I think May is the busiest month of the year for great foodie events, so there should be something for everyone this month.

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Before I get going with this month’s linkup I wanted to share my favourite post from April…

Hot cross buns with mixed peel and marzipan by Fionnuala at My Kitchen Notebook.


As usual there were loads of fabulous posts linked up but these hot cross buns won through. I live in a house of marzipan lovers who are prone to sneak it in wherever we can, so I just couldn’t resist picking them.

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 May.

To save you the effort of going to have a look, here’s a list…

1-31 May – National Asparagus Month

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

4-10 May – UK Coffee Week

9-15 May – Real Bread Week

 9-16 May – The Children’s Trust National Doughnut Week

11-17 – British Sandwich Week

15 May – Macmillan Big Night In

15 May – Food Revolution Day

18-24 May – National Vegetarian Week

18-24 May – British Tomato Week

23-31 May – World Fairtrade Week

23-31 May – English Wine Week

28 May – World Hunger Day

30 May – FA Cup Final

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


  1. My banana coconut ice cream links up for National Vegetarian Week :). Thank you for hosting every month.

  2. Thanks for hosting again. My wholewheat cookies can go under coffee week. I have posted for Mothers day which is on 10 th of may, which we celebrate in Canada and lots of other places.

  3. Fab linkup! So excited to see asparagus month on here, I’d linked up my prosciutto wrapped asparagus with eggs.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Heather. I’m still jealous of your blog design. I spent all last night browsing themes!

  4. Charlotte I have linked up my Asparagus, Lemon, Mint and Pea Risotto for National Asparagus Month

  5. LOVE this challenge Charlotte! Would my VE Day recipe count towards this? As it is the 70th anniversary this 8th May! I would love to join in! 🙂 Karen

  6. Hi Charlotte, I’ve linked up my pizza dough recipe. I think it could be linked with the MacMillan Big Night In, Food Revolution Day or National Vegetarian Week – if I’m reading them all correctly. Not sure if it counts as ‘real bread’!

  7. What a fabulous idea for a link up! Thanks for inviting me!!! I have added a scone recipe, which we have instead of bread…so could be used for sandwich week (depending on how you cut it), or bread week!

    • Charlotte Oates

      Thanks Vicki. Fortunately the dates for those two weeks are overlapping so I’ll share it somewhere in the middle!

  8. I’ve linked up for National Asparagus Month. I’m eating as much of the stuff as I can!

  9. Charlotte, I am absolutely thrilled that you chose my hot cross buns out of all the wonderful April recipes. You have made my weekend!
    I’m looking forward to reading some great recipes again this month.
    I’m adding asparagus, tomato, bread and chutney (for sandwich week) recipes. I hope that’s not too much. May seems to suit me 🙂
    Thanks again. I love this linky.

    • Charlotte Oates

      Not too much, I’m more than happy for people to link up more than one recipe, especially in months like May where there are loads of events.

      So glad to have made your weekend x

  10. Seeing as I asked everyone else to add a quick comment about which events they’re linking up for I thought I’d add mine in case any of you were wondering. I’ve added my basic white bread for real bread week and my caramel macchiato cupcakes for UK coffee week.

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