Bacon + fruit, what? yes!

Bacon Fruit Salad
photo by Rob Begbie

Christy Candida from Instructables has posted her instructions on how to make her delicious bacon fruit salad. I’m a life-long fruit fan, and it pairs wonderfully with bacon. I can’t wait to try out the recipe.

She also brought these super-cool lazer cut bacon stencils to BaconCamp and sprinkled some magical bacon dust on them. Yum!

photo by only_taciturn

Got your recipe from BaconCamp? Please send them in!

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Winners of 2010

The BaconCamp Trophies

Photogenic – Petit Fours by Leigh Ann and Espana

photo by only_taciturn

Condiment/Drink – Bloody Marys by Dennis

photo by edrabbit

Sweet – Salted Bacon Caramels by only_taciturn
Bacon Caramels
photo by Rod Begbie

Savory – Cornbread by Brian

photo by edrabbit

Audience – Chicken Fried Bacon

photo by edrabbit

Inspired – Banana Bread by Sophie

photo by Dave Schumaker
Inventive – Bananacon

Congrats to all the winners! Let’s hope they post their recipes.

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Big day tomorrow

I wanted to make a video, but I’m too tired. Enjoy this photo of my ipad covered in a gelaskin.

They are are latest sponsor and I love love love gelaskins. They’re so pretty, AND you can upload your own artwork to make a custom skin for your tech toy.

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Live meat butchering

Akimenko meats
(Just a picture, NOT a video)

We haven’t figured out all the logistics yet but a professional butcher from Cambridge, MA might be coming out to do a demonstration of how to cut up a pig. Don’t worry, it’ll already be dead. I know not everyone will be keen on this (although I love to understand where my food comes from and how it is handled), so I think we’ll do it at the beginning or the end of the event.

You should definitely check out their kickstarter page. They are trying to raise money to open a butcher shop.

Akimenko Meats strives to bridge the gap between the city dweller and our local farmers. Our commitment to our neighbors is to bring in local, organic, and sustainable products while supporting the local agricultural community, building customer awareness, ultimately aiding our local economy.

This is a great cause worth backing.

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Poll: Tshirts

Last year’s tshirts had a giant strip of bacon in the front and the logo in the back.

This year we’ll only have the logo. Where should it go?

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Digital dads love bacon too

Our latest sponsor is Digital Dads. They write interesting tidbits about their daily lives as parents. Check out their post on family friendly ipad apps. I have a lot of cousins and they love playing with my ipad. Now I have a few more apps to share with them.

These dads also are fond of bacon and sausage.
Thanks Digital Dads!

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Stickers! and more prizes

The stickers came in yesterday. They look fantastic. One of the organizers last year put one of these stickers on his bag and it’s still on there in great condition. These stickers from Stickergiant are built to last.

I also received this cute bag. I love dinosaurs. This bag will be one of the prizes we give away. If you want to buy your own, they are hand made and sold on etsy

Dinosar thinks about
I keep posting all these fun prizes, but our presenter’s list isn’t growing. Last year’s Bacone winner was filmed for “What would Brian Boitano Make? (watch it here. Click on “Make bacon with Brian”) Don’t you like the prizes? Fame and glory? Bragging rights?

Get your creative bacon juices flowing and sign up to present!

You can also just leave a comment here with your name and presentation and I’ll add you to the list.

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More prizes are rolling every day

bacon prizes

I am dying to play the bacon adventure game. If you want a chance to win a prize, be sure to sign up to present your bacon treats.

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Sponsor love: Stickergiant

Stickergiant, a top-notch service I was gladly willing to pay for, is now our latest sponsor. We purchased BaconCamps stickers from them last year and their customer service and quality were fabulous. There was a slight problem with the stickers (ultimately our fault) and they gladly reprinted our stickers and mailed them out within a day.

They are incredibly responsive and helpful and their turnaround time is superfast. I wouldn’t go with anyone else for custom stickers. I’ll post some photos of the stickers as soon as they come in.

Thanks, Stickergiant!

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bc-sffb logo

I got the official word today that bacon camp will be benefiting the San Francisco food bank. Since our event will undoubtedly involve overindulgence of delicious foods, it’s good to remind ourselves that there are many who are far less fortunate. The SFFB provide food to over 23,500 households each week, delivering 39 million pounds of food a year. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank will distribute $6 worth of food to those in need.

They are a fantastic organization and I am super excited that we can help them help others.

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