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11 Sep, 2012

Falling in love with food, again…

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Publishing/writing/career stuff|Recipes and Food

As some of you already know, I spend a lot of time thinking and writing about the foods we eat. I think most parents do, whether not not they are writers or bloggers or, ahem, editors of Canadian recipe sharing websites. ;)

That’s why I am happy to FINALLY be able to share a bit of good news with you. I’m one of six Canadian bloggers who’s been chosen to work with Sobeys on their Fall in Love with Better Food campaign. Sobeys launched their new food-lovin’ website earlier this week, and the bloggy team and I (behold giant mugshot here) will be doing some interesting things including giveaways, product reviews, and General Pontification about What It Means to Eat Well. All good stuff. My introductory post is up on the blog right now if you want to go see. (Go! See! I’d be so grateful if you clicked over and left me a comment over there.)

So that’s the scoop! One more thing, in the name of transparency I want to let you know that I am being compensated for my participation in this campaign, but as always my views and opinions remain my own. Please let me know if you have any questions, about this, about what we’re making for dinner tonight, or whatever. :)


7 Responses to "Falling in love with food, again…"

1 | Mark

September 12th, 2012 at 9:53 am

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Nice going! Food, writing AND $$! I enjoyed your intro post as well. Keep up the good eating!

2 | Jim

September 12th, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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Congrats! Can’t wait to see the posts!

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September 20th, 2012 at 11:04 am

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[…] Shop recently, as well as a baguette from Art-is-in and a freshly-baked buttery croissant from Sobeys. So basically, when I do eat bread, it has to be AMAZING bread. If not, I don’t eat any at […]

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September 25th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

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[…] other Canadian bloggers on a special campaign for Sobeys. You can read more about my involvement here. Please note that I am being compensated for my participation in this campaign, but as always my […]

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November 13th, 2012 at 10:49 am

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[…] Enter Sobeys. (You can read about my involvement with Sobeys here.) As part of this gig I was asked to participate in a cookie exchange. And here’s the […]

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March 7th, 2013 at 1:52 pm

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[…] Canadian bloggers as part of an ongoing campaign for Sobeys. You can read more about my involvement here. Please note that I am being compensated for my participation, but as always my views and opinions […]

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April 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

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[…] some of you already know, I’ve been working with Sobeys on a few things over the past little while. I wanted to let you all know about a fab little contest […]

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