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Introducing: Food of the Sun!!

Guess what??  I am so excited to be starting my first blog carnival with Heni of Simplicity by the Sea!!  I have loved participating in many other blog carnivals/cooking clubs and know that this one is going to be great too!!  

With burst of colours, Mediterranean food is a feast of the eyes and mouth Mediterranean food is attractive to many for its customs and traditions. . It takes its influences from a spectrum of countries, including ones in North Africa, the North Mediterranean of Italy, France, the Balkans and to the Eastern countries like Lebanon and Turkey.. The beauty of this type of food lies in its simplicity; it is full of nutritious, tasty ingredients which includes fruits, vegetables, beans, and nuts. 

Every week, Heni of Simplicity by the Seaand I take turns hosting the Food of the Sun: Mediterranean food blog carnival. …

Keep reading to find out more!

“What is a blog carnival?, “How do I participate? How does it help my blog traffic grow?

What is a blog carnival?

A blog carnival is a blogging event where the participants submit their posts and the organizer features a selection of the submitted posts. It is a blog publishing event similar to a magazine. The organizer creates the blog carnival by providing a brief description, keywords, categories, and a publication date for the carnival. It is a great way to learn more about the Mediterranean and its cooking. And it’s great way to increase your blogs traffic too!

How does it increase traffic to my blog?

Joining a blog carnival increases your blogs traffic by allowing fellow foodies to easily find your blog and recipes. But also ensures your blog will be shared on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Stumble. And finally you add backlinks to your blog by joining via Mr Linky and by also commenting on your fellow bloggers submissions.


IF YOU DON’T HAVE A BLOG, you can e-mail me Amanda or Héni 
IF YOU DO HAVE A BLOG, join in by adding your comment with post link, at the end of this post using the , “Mr. Linky” tool .


1. PLEASE make sure your submission a Mediterranean recipe corspondencing with that week’s feature. Also please include which region in the Mediterranean your dish is coming from! All non- Mediterranean recipes will be deleted!

2. PLEASE be sure to add a link in your post back to this post, so your readers can benefit from all the ideas, too. Also this helps out the other participants who are hoping to get more traffic to their blogs. 

3. PLEASE only link o the specific post – not your home page. (Otherwise later when new readers find this post and go to your link, they won’t be able to find what they’re looking for.)

4. Two recent posts will be allowed per week. Anymore then that will be deleted. 

5. Grab the Food of the Sun logo for your post and site! (Various sizes are available at the bottom of this post.) 

(Right click copy and paste onto new page or Save as and add as an image – email if you are having problems with the images!)

Posting Schedule (Fridays)

December 17th: Winter/Holiday desserts
December 24rd: Winter/Holiday comfort foods
December 31th: Appetizers
January 7th: Healthy dishes
January 21st: Breads
January 21th: Breakfast/Brunch
February 4th: Main Dishes Poultry (Chicken, Turkey, Duck, etc)
February 18th: Main Dishes Red Meats (Beef, Lamb, Goat, etc)
March 4th: Bon-bons and chocolates
March 18th:Soup and salads

Looking forward to reading lots of new blogs and sharing with old friends. Please pass on the word and actively participate!!! nter>


  1. Sounds like fun! I'll do my best to try participate :)


  1. [...] on a large serving bowl and pour sauce around it.  Eat with crusty bread! Don’t forget the Food of the Sun blog carnival will be starting next week!  Get your entries ready! [...]

  2. [...] but left out the eggs and lemon juice.  It still turned out to be a great dish.  Today’s Food of the Sun entry is for poultry main dishes – so here we go! Ingredients 4 chicken breasts 1 onion [...]

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