Our Growing Edge

After four years of Our Growing Edge, I have decided to close submissions. Thank you to all who have contributed close to a thousand entries for this online blogging event.

It’s been a blast following and connecting with you all.
Wishing you all many more food adventures.
Love, Genie


We all have bucket lists. Whether they’re written down somewhere or kept in our heads and hearts.

Our Growing Edge is the part of us that is still learning and experimenting. It’s the part that you regularly grow and improve, be it from real passion or a conscious effort. This monthly event aims to connect and inspire us to try new things and to compile a monthly snapshot of what food bloggers are getting up to.

Who can join?

Our Growing Edge is open to anyone. It is not a competition and there are no prizes or winners, it is just a way  to share new experiences. You do not have to commit every month, just when you have something to share. To enter, you must blog about achieving a food related challenge that you have meaning to do (or redo). It could be easy, like tasting a new food or difficult, like cooking a life long nemesis recipe. It could be building or growing something an edible garden, or successfully preserving food. As long as it is food related and new to you, you can share your newly learned knowledge with the group.

The Rules / Submission Guidelines

  1. Your post must contain the phrase Our Growing Edge and have the Our Growing Edge logo. Save the logo image and post it on your post.
  2. Example: This post is part of the monthly link up party Our Growing Edge. This event aims to connect food bloggers and inspire us to try new things. This month is hosted by <host name> at <blog name>.
  3. Your entry must link to the host and to this page. If you are submitting an already published post, remember to update it with the phrase, logo and links.
  4. You can enter with any new food experience as long as it is new to you.
  5. You may submit up to two entries per month.
  6. Participants may be sent a reminder of new events. You can opt out at any time.

I hope some of you can join us!



We are looking for hosts for 2016. It is wonderful having Our Growing Edge hosted on blogs all over the world. Hosts post a round up of highlights of the event on their own blog at the start of the following month. It is an exclusive post.

Want to host? Just fill out this form.


  1. Hi Genie! Thanks for the invite! I’m interested in participating in this, absolutely. When does it start/ has it already started?

  2. Thanks for the invite, Genie. What a lovely idea. Most of my forays into the kitchen are a challenge of one sort or another, so I’ve plenty to contribute!
    P.S. I love your “eat fish and chips somewhere glorious” – I ate gluten-free fish and chips (for the first time in over 3 years) on the beach at Tenby (a seaside resort in Wales) last June. It was the first night of our holiday, the first time my son had played in the sand and the sun was shining. It was truly glorious. I hope you get to cross it off your list soon!

    • I’d love to cross it off my list too. While I had fish and chips not long ago, it was inside in a little fish and chips shop without the lovely vista I had in mind. I look forward to your contribution to the event!

  3. maadee91 says

    Thanks for the invite, Genie! What an honor! I’ve already linked up and edited my post to include the info about “Our Growing Edge”. So excited to see everybody else’s stories =)

  4. Hi Genie, thanks so much for the invite. I’m a new food blogger and was really excited to see this invitation. Looking forward to it.

    p.s. i love all the bunny pics…super cute!

  5. It was only on this month’s re-read of the guidelines that I noticed this:

    “This month is hosted by Tofu the rabbit at Bunnies Don’t Cook.”

    HAHA. Too cute. :3

  6. Thanks a bunch for the lovely invitation Genie, I will definitely join 🙂 And your bunny looks super cute!

  7. Thank you for inviting me to this for last month–I had some issues that prevented me from participating, but I’ve got one all ready to go for July!

  8. Thank you for the invite. It’s a fantastic idea and fits with the type of things I like to do in the kitchen. I dont’ have an idea in mind yet for this month but I will have a think about it and hopefully come up with something.

  9. This is awesome Genie! Thank you for the invitation. I would really like to be active again in food blogging, I’m just busy with some stuffs atm as I recently moved to Auckland..Oh, I hope to see you around. Cheers!

  10. Thank you for the invite Genie! It sounds super interesting. Does that mean any kind of recipe post will be okay? I have already got one in mind and hopefully I can make it soon in this busy May 🙂

  11. Hi Genie! I just signed up to be a future host for Our Growing Edge. There are some very talented participants attending this party. Question, I’ve done these link ups before and just contributed by adding my recipe url through InLinkz . I’ve seen where it states you have to also link to the host for that particular party. Where do you do that? Sorry to be so dense.

  12. Chelsea Davis says

    Hey Genie! Thanks so much for reaching out to me 🙂 I’ll def join in for this month! I’m excited to read about all the other foodies experiences as well. So glad you found my site! Great idea too.

  13. Awesome idea. Thanks for creating that. I have added a link – hope that’s acceptable. It’s our creation for high tea at home with a few friends last year. 🙂

  14. Just missed the end of last month’s event but would love to jump in this month! Thinking I’ll attempt something I would normally only order out- maybe a curry or dumpling

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