Get Grillin’ 2011

Marla Meridith

May 29, 2011

Summer grill blogger event hosted by food blogs

Summer grill blogger event hosted by food blogs

Yay! I can finally announce this awesome summer event I am hosting with Dara from Cookin’ Canuck. Most of you probably all ready know Dara’s amazing blog and if you don’t hurry on over and check it out. We both love to grill and know lots of you do too. Now that Memorial Day is here it is time to roll up your sleeves, clean up that grill and Get Grillin’ outdoors. Let’s celebrate with an online party!

Don’t worry, we understand that some of you are city folk (Dara & I used to live in the Big Apple.) If you don’t have an outdoor grill we encourage you to take out that grill pan. Those things can work wonders if you have a hankering for grilled foods.

As long as you get some grill marks we call that Grillin’!

Check out some of our sponsors for this event. Each week we will include an awesome giveaway for one lucky participant.

Ile de France, Rosle, Emile Henry, MansPans, Rouxbe logos for Get Grillin'

How do you participate in Get Grillin’ 2011? Here are the guidelines:

Get Grillin’ recipe submissions will start on Monday, June 6th 2011. Here is a preview of what we have in store for you. This is a 6-week online grilling event. Share your favorite recipes with us, according to the week’s theme, for a chance to win some great prizes provided by our wonderful sponsors, Ile de France Cheese (delectable cheeses), Rösle (high-end European kitchen utensils and cookware) and Emile Henry (amazing bakeware) Rouxbe (brilliant online cooking school) and ManPans (fabulous eco-friendly cookware that we cannot live without!) There will be a chosen through winner each week.

Here are the themes and Sponsors:

Week 1 (June 6-12): Appetizers with Rouxbe
Week 2 (June 13-19): Side Dishes with Emile Henry
Week 3 (June 20-26): Entrees with Ile De France Cheese
Week 4 (June 27-July 3): Vegetarian
Week 5 (July 4-10): Kabobs
Week 6 (July 11-18): Desserts

1) Get busy grilling and post your recipe on your blog. For each week’s theme, you can enter up to 3 recipes. Each recipe post is counted as a separate entry for a chance to win a great prize from one of our sponsors. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in (3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of our themed post on any day of the theme week.

2) During the theme week, add the link to your grilling post to the widget on either or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both. Cool, huh? Dara and I will be post our themed post on the Monday of each week (for example, on June 6th, we will both post our appetizer recipes), so be sure to look on these posts for the recipe link widgets.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following. This is mandatory if you are submitting a blog post.

Get Grillin’ with and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France Cheese, RösleEmile Henry, ManPans and Rouxbe.”

4) Do you want to help us spread the word on social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook? Here is a sample tweet that you can cut and paste:
#GetGrillin with @MarlaMeridith & @cookincanuck. Share your recipes & win fabulous prizes on their blogs. Please RT.

5) Join the party, you can add our Get Grillin’ badge to your side bar or blog post too.

Graphic Logo for Get Grillin' blog event

In case you need the html code for the badge. Feel free to size it however you like.

<p style=”text-align: center;”><img title=”Get Grillin’ logo  for Food Blog Event” src=”” alt=”Graphic Logo for Get Grillin’ blog event” width=”324″ height=”134″ /></p>

Now it’s time to fire up the grill and Get Grillin’! See you Monday.

Get Grillin' event with and Cookin' Canuck

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  • Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga)
    Posted at 19:14h, 29 May

    I love that you and Dara have teamed up. What an awesome event and I know it will be super successful!

    Me…not participating. In one of our many moves (ahem, 10 in 10 years) we donated our grill and now living urban San Diego with no place to even put one, no grill and I dont have an indoor grill either. Does a microwave count? 🙂

    I am going to tweet this now for you!

    • Marla
      Posted at 19:31h, 29 May

      Averie, you can “grill” in theory. Once we start with those grilled recipes I bet you can pull something out of the archives. Perhaps a side salad when we do side dishes? Or veggies. I know you have loads of amazing desserts at the ready too! We gotta get you a grill pan, now that you have been adding some heat to that great cooking. xo

  • rebecca
    Posted at 20:34h, 29 May

    fun event you guys are blogging genius’s to make money from it hats of to you both

  • Jeanette
    Posted at 20:37h, 29 May

    What a fun summertime event that you and Dara are hosting! Can’t wait to see what everyone is cooking up!

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:20h, 29 May

      Jeanette, can’t wait to see what you are gonna bring to the table.

  • Katrina
    Posted at 20:49h, 29 May

    Fun! I’m excited to see what everyone comes up with!

  • Cookin' Canuck
    Posted at 21:12h, 29 May

    I’m really excited to get started on this fun event with you, Marla and to see the recipes the participants submit.

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:20h, 29 May

      Dara, I can’t wait to see what you and our blog buddies come up with! Fun to finally have launched our fun project 🙂

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    Posted at 00:38h, 30 May

    That sounds like so much fun Marla! 😀

  • the urban baker
    Posted at 05:26h, 30 May

    marla, your energy is contagious. I love what you and Dara have come up with and I am so in! x

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:51h, 30 May

      Thanks Susan! Can’t wait to see your recipe submissions. I know you have awesome ones 🙂

  • Katie @ This Chick Cooks
    Posted at 06:41h, 30 May

    What a fun idea 🙂 I’ll have to start thinking of what I could make…

  • Amanda
    Posted at 06:42h, 30 May

    So cool Marla! What a neat event!

  • Nelly Rodriguez
    Posted at 07:58h, 30 May

    Awesome! Let’s get grilling!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:14h, 30 May

      Nelly, I LOVE your enthusiasm. Can’t wait to see your recipes 🙂

  • Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit
    Posted at 08:18h, 30 May

    Fun! I don’t have a BBQ yet, but should have one mid-July. Can’t wait to submit some recipes 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 09:24h, 30 May

      No worries we will get you over to the party no matter what it takes! Even if you have something in your archives that could be grilled. Bring it. Got sides, desserts, etc that work well at a BBQ? We like that too! It’s all about sharing recipes & having a great time!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 09:23h, 30 May

    Sounds like a blast!

  • Angie
    Posted at 10:00h, 30 May

    A cook’in Canuck! Does this mean she is canadaian?
    Happy memorial day to you! Perfect post for the holiday weekend!
    Sounds like a blast! Can’t wait to check it out

    • Marla
      Posted at 10:30h, 30 May

      Angie, yes Dara is like you – a true Canuck! Love you both. Think we can get you to submit your favorite recipe? Even if you say “ribs with sauce” your in! Will miss you guys today. En route home from T-ride. My folks are ready for a break!

  • Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    Posted at 11:17h, 30 May

    This sounds like fun!!! 😀

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie
    Posted at 11:24h, 30 May

    What a fun idea! We are heading to winter here in Sydney, but that doesn’t stop us from firing up a BBQ, right? 😉

    • Marla
      Posted at 11:32h, 30 May

      Nothing stops us from firing up the grill! How cool that you are heading into winter in Sydney. Perhaps you can share some regional flavors with us.

  • Prerna@IndianSimmer
    Posted at 12:10h, 30 May

    SO loving the idea! As soon as I get into my new house and open that grill up I am joining you gorgeous ladies for the event. Such a bummer I’ll have to skip the first week but will see you around and hopefully join you soon!

    • Marla
      Posted at 12:28h, 30 May

      Yay Prerna! We look forward to you joining us. I bet we can find something from your archives that could vaguely be considered a BBQ appetizer. That naan bread you made could be baked on a grill….ya think?!
      Best of luck with your move. I bet you can’t wait to be settled in your new home.

    Posted at 12:36h, 30 May

    Love this! Such a cute way to party with all our internet blogging friends!

  • Lori @ RecipeGirl
    Posted at 12:45h, 30 May

    What a fun event! I’ll try to play along for a week or two. Other than that, I’m not so organized!

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:19h, 30 May

      Hi Lori, so glad you stopped by! You and me both are always in for a great party 🙂 If only we could go on another Pork Crawl. That was so fun. Speaking of parties when am I gonna see you next??

  • Liz (Little Bitty Bakes)
    Posted at 13:33h, 30 May

    This sounds like so much fun – I’m going to try to remember to enter!

  • Allison [Haute Box]
    Posted at 16:12h, 30 May

    This is great! How exciting!

  • Kate@Diethood
    Posted at 20:54h, 30 May

    This is going to be great!! Looking forward to it!

  • Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels
    Posted at 04:38h, 31 May

    I’m so glad to see that you and Dara are teaming up together! This sounds like so much fun. 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:51h, 31 May

      Thanks Lindsey, Dara is such a great friend and I am happy to throw this virtual grill party with her. I hope you can contribute some of your excellent recipes. Love your blog re-design.

  • Joanne
    Posted at 04:56h, 31 May

    I may not own a real grill…but I totally have a George Foreman and I totally know how to use it! SO excited about this!

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:03h, 31 May

      Joanne, those George Forman grills are awesome – especially when you live in the city. I can only imagine the magic you grill up on that thing. We’ll have our eyes peeled for your creations! xo

  • Cara
    Posted at 05:00h, 31 May

    Prefect! I’ve already got an appetizer ready to blog next week 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 05:02h, 31 May

      Cara that makes me smile! Can’t wait to see what it is. Your recipes are always amazing!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    Posted at 05:14h, 31 May

    What a fun team up! I need to start grilling more and what a way to get into it.

  • Angie
    Posted at 05:27h, 31 May

    This looks like such a fun event!

  • brandi
    Posted at 06:15h, 31 May

    This is such a fun idea! We love to grill – I’ll put my thinking cap on 🙂

  • Faith
    Posted at 06:30h, 31 May

    This sounds like so much fun, Marla! I’m going to tweet it now!

  • Nicole, RD
    Posted at 08:21h, 31 May

    This sounds great! I can’t wait to submit some great recipes and try some new ones to submit, too! 🙂

  • Lucy
    Posted at 09:44h, 31 May

    This sounds like exactly what i need to get creative this summer – can’t wait for the fun to begin.

  • Lauren@LittleYellowKitchen
    Posted at 12:44h, 31 May

    How fun! Can’t wait for Monday 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 13:36h, 31 May

      You gals are on a roll with my giveaways this year. You must join in on the fun 🙂 How is the Kerrygold holding up?

  • Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks!
    Posted at 16:14h, 31 May

    Looking forward to participating!

  • JulieD
    Posted at 21:43h, 01 June

    So awesome, Marla. This is going to be fun!

  • Shaina
    Posted at 22:24h, 01 June

    Fun, fun, fun! I can’t wait to follow along!

  • Cara
    Posted at 06:13h, 06 June

    I added your logo to my post.

  • Wendi @ Bon Appetit Hon
    Posted at 10:05h, 06 June

    Thanks for letting me know about this. Can’t wait to see all the entries…and maybe get a few ideas for summer cooking.

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen
    Posted at 06:11h, 07 June

    Awesome! This is the event you talking about 🙂 I love Dara and your work so thrilled to see you guys together. The recipe you were asking about is unfortunately deep fried leaves 🙁 so I guess it can’t make it. I certainly got kabob for you 😀 so will be sending something at the time. Best of luck!

    • Marla
      Posted at 06:32h, 07 June

      Kulsum, any appetizer recipe that you would bring to a party will fit perfectly into our line up. It does not have to be grilled.
      We would love for you to link up those deep fried leaves. Looking forward to that kebab recipe too.

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  • torviewtoronto
    Posted at 15:57h, 18 June

    would love to add this entry updated my post
    thank you Marla for letting me know

    • Marla
      Posted at 21:36h, 18 June

      Your recipe has been added. Thanks fir stopping by 🙂

  • Megan @Wanna Be A Country Cleaver
    Posted at 07:16h, 15 July

    I love this! What a fabulous idea and great prize. And these cherry pizzas, I’m dyin’ here! Where was this recipe when I made my cherry baklava and had to whisk through 3 lbs of cherries in two days! hahah Love it. ~Megan


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