Monday, August 10, 2009

ANNOUNCEMENT - Giveaway Winner!

Good Morning, everyone! I am so glad to see all the comments and I know you are all excited about my giveaway. As promised, I am announcing the winner today. Before I do, I just want to say that this last year of blogging has introduced me to so many wonderful people and reunited me with others. I have spent countless hours cooking recipes to post here, expanded my own culinary horizons (and maybe a few of yours) and even had the honor of appearing on Tyler Florence’s blog, along with many other exciting things along the way. I want to thank everyone for their support and enthusiasm, and I am looking forward to doing much more in the next year (and all the years after that!).

So! On to the announcement. If you haven’t already read about the giveaway, I’ll give you a quick overview. I am co-hosting a baby shower next month for a friend and I have been looking for new and creative ways to put together the traditional “veggie tray”. I put a call out for help and asked my wonderful readers to submit ideas for vegetables that could be crafted into little flowers or other garden related items that I could make for my friend’s baby shower.

Kim from Stirring the Pot carved up these lovely little carrot—tops and won the heart of my Little Man (it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that his favorite color is orange!) who pointed to the picture I showed him and promptly said, “I like THAT pretty flower!”

And I agreed with him! We picked Kim’s carrot flowers for a few reasons:
1. carrots are inexpensive and everyone likes them
2. I tried my hand at carving them up and it was pretty easy to do
3. I love basil, and I have a garden full of it right now. If it survives until the shower I’ll be using a bunch of it on the veggie tray. Never would have thought of that one!
4. The idea is very versatile. I can skewer them by themselves, or with an edamame or small grape inside for color, and they really brighten up a garden!

Great job, Kim! Shoot me an email at with your mailing address and I’ll get your prize headed your direction!

Thanks to everyone for their input, you’re the best! Stay tuned….I’ve already got an idea brewing for another giveaway….just have to wait for the right mood to strike!


Kim said...

Holy cow!! I can't believe I won. I have had the absolute worse luck lately. I'm so excited : ) I went to a PC party a month or two ago and everyone wanted this cooker, but no one wanted to pay for it. I'm so excited!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. I love your idea with the edamame inside. I'm excited to see what your tray looks like when you're finished.

Ty'sMommy said...

Congrats, Kim! I'm thrilled that you're so excited! Don't forget to send me an address where I can ship your prize. I just hope my veggie tray lives up to expectations now! lol