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The forum is now semi-live!

After many long late night hours of hacking away, the brand new forum is now up and running! It may be a bit wonky in places, and is quite minimalist, but should be functional. For the Bento Challenge, start here. Take a look around the rest of the place too. As I said before, you will need to log on and register to post to the forum. Suggestions for additional sections or improvements etc. are welcome! continue reading...

Registering: It's a Good Thing

You may have noticed that I've now made the user login form much more visible (it's right there, in the left corner of the page). This is to encourage you to register on the site. I have stopped short of requiring registration in order to comment and so on for now, but I have turned back on comment moderation for any unregistered commenters. continue reading...

Still working on the forum!

I'm still working on getting the forum up and running for the Bento Challenge, and some other things behind the scenes (you may have noticed the site has a slightly new layout/design, and new logo too). Please bear with me for a bit longer

In the meantime, take a look at the Just Bento flickr group, already up to 174 members!

The Get Started Bento Challenge will start on January 12th

slimbentosb.pngThe bento challenge that I talked about previously here and here, will start on January 13th January 12th.

Why the 12th? Well, I think that at the start of the New Year, a lot of us are very busy with work or school, for ourselves or for our family, cranking up into full gear. continue reading...

Menu For Hope V: Two days left!

If you don’t subscribe to Just Hungry, please click over there for the last Menu For Hope push! All you bento fans out there, the odds of winning the Just Bento prize are still pretty good I think! Sneezily yours… continue reading...

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Menu For Hope V: Just Bento prizes!

[Update:] Menu For Hope has been extended to December 31st!

menuforhope2008sm.jpgYou thought that the Anniversary Giveaway was exciting? Well, here are some more goodies for you, plus you get to donate to a great cause!

Menu For Hope is an annual fundraising event, now it its 5th year, contributed to by food bloggers around the world. Last year, nearly US $100,000.00 was raised for the United Nations World Food Programme, to benefit the school lunch programme in Lesotho, Africa.

Menu For Hope’s creator and head organizer is Pim of Chez Pim, and this year’s regional Europe host is Sara of Ms. Adventures In Italy.

I’m very happy to announce that Just Bento is once again offering a raffle prize for Menu For Hope V! continue reading...

First Anniversary Giveaway Day 5: My Too Short Hot Summer

This is the final day of the Just Hungry/Just Bento Anniversary Giveaway. It’s been a lot of fun going back to the past and sharing my memories with you, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them!

And here’s the last chapter of my trips to the past, coming back to the present.

This, and all the giveaways, are now closed. Thank you for participating! The winners will be announced later this week! continue reading...