Monday, January 28, 2008

Bloggy Give Away - Field Guide to Produce

Leave a comment to try and win this book below...

I love garage sales! I love thrift stores! I love free stuff!


Shannon over at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a Bloggy Giveaway Carnival starting Monday morning. Once you sign up to win one of MY cool prizes - head on over to Rocks in my Dryer where you will find links to hundreds (last carnival had over 500 links) of blogs also giving away FREE STUFF.

My give-away is a brand new copy of the book called "Field Guide To Produce...How to identify, select, and prepare virtually every fruit and vegetable at the market". The book includes color pictures.

I like this book b/c it includes alternative fruit and vegetable names (good for researching), history, storage, ripening techniques, preparation methods and some recipes.

This book does not include a whole lot of global produce - but it's still a good guide to the more likely items you'll find in a larger supermarket that carries some "exotic" produce. I slip my copy of this book into my purse when I go shopping. I liked it so much that I bought another copy to give away to one of my few faithful readers - or to one of my soon-to-be-faithful readers.

If you don't win the GRAND PRIZE - perhaps you'll have a chance at the consolation prize. The first name I draw will be for the book - the 2nd name I draw will be for a package of dried squid shreds! Maybe you'll enjoy the squid so much, you'll think it was the GRAND PRIZE! The squid shreds are in honor of the first food we ventured to taste - way back here. The package I'm giving away looks a bit different - and may taste different - I haven't tried it...but I couldn't find any like my original package.

So if you are wanting to take an adventure on the food frontier with us - all you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name and your blog URL or email address so I can contact you if you are the winner.

161 comments:

Lesha said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Jackie said...

This looks wondeful. Thank you for the giveaway.

Bebemiqui said...

Great giveaway! Count me in :0)
bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

S.B. said...

I'd like to enter.

Jenni said...

Ooooh! This would be handy at the farmer's market! Thanks for including me!

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

Ok, call me crazy, but I got a little excited when I saw this book! I would LOVE to win it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Robert & Anjanette said...

DH and I have a rule that we're only going to purchase/keep reference-type books in the house and use the library for the rest. This one would make him squeely-happy (though of course he'd hide it, being a man and all). :)

Hélène said...

I would love the book, but would love the squid too.

Katie said...

I need this because I am sadly ignorant about picking good veggies. My husband knows way more than I do, but I do all the shopping. :) Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

katie at dekabyte dot com

Paige said...

This looks good. I'm not good at picking produce.

Heather said...

This would be great for me. Our goal this year is to eat more fruit and vegetables!

Jenn said...

This is an interesting giveaway! Please enter me.

Billie said...

Oh this is great - I am always trying to introduce my family to new vegetables but I have a hard time preparing them when I have never had them myslef!

Thanks!

Double Happiness said...

This would be a great resource for my son's reschool.

Cmerie said...

Please enter me!

Qtpies7 said...

I wonder if people are afraid to win the consolation prize? LOL
Bring it on! I would almost rather that than the book.
I like calamari prepared certain ways, some people don't do it well. I'm game!

Mrs. Nichole Jordan said...

Count me in! I would LOVE that!!!
Thanks so much!!!
Nichole
nicholejordanblog@yahoo.com

http://blog.handmadebycole.com/

Jennifer P said...

Looks like a great book!

Hedi said...

great, great giveaway!
pick me!

graduatedlearning said...

I know I'm supposed to be eating more fruits and vegetables...perhaps this book would help!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a really interesting book. Count me in!

Melissa said...

I could really really use this one!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

I think I'll have to come out of hibernation to enter this contest!

Mama Laura said...

I'm such a novice when it comes to selecting produce, and I often fail at it! Sounds like a great book!

http://theadventuresofmamalaura.blogspot.com/

KnittinChick said...

I'd love that book. Please pick me!

Proverbs31 said...

Hey, cool! I've been trying to get more veggies into our diet. Perhaps something like this would encourage our veggie intake. :)

Bree said...

Enter me, please!

Romie said...

Sounds great - please include me

Once Upon a Dream... said...

Oh, I'd love to win! Please count me in! Thank you!

I'm doing a giveaway on both of my blogs:

http://airforcefamily2007.blogspot.com

http://goddessofthehome.blogspot.com

I'll be doing a new giveaway everyday until Friday. Thought you might want to know.

Eden

Jennifer said...

I remember reading about this book on one of your earlier posts. Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

This looks like a great book.

Ginny said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Mandi said...

Yeah! Sign me up!
Thanks,
Mandi

Reeva said...

great contest - count me in to win! :)

Elise said...

This is a great prize- thank you!

devildogwife said...

Very cool! Please sign me up!! It won't be too much longer **sigh** until the farmer's markets open.

Lady_MSnow said...

Sign me up!

Lucky Canuck said...

This is such a great giveaway! How many times have I been at the grocery store and looked at some unknown fruit or vegetable and thought "What would I do with that?" Now mind you - I'm not totally sold on the squid shreds but that's okay.

LaughNLove said...

Thanks for the contest! :)

Angela said...

Interesting Prizes!

Awesome Mom said...

That sounds like a great book. I think we would try more different things if I knew how to prepare them.

Ben and April said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks!

amenking(at)bellsouth.net

Rachel R. said...

Oooh, that looks cool! Enter me, too.

Sweetpeas said...

OOOh I'd LOVE that book! Can never have too many ways to fix the veggies! But ummm, we're vegetarian (including no sea food) so please pass me by in favor of someone else for the squid.

Naomi said...

This looks great! I have the book on stains from the same series and love it.

Frances said...

As a farmer's market newbie, I think this book would be highly useful! Can't say the same about the squid, but thanks for the offer! :p

Aubrey said...

I'm always wanting to try new veggies, and so this would be great. Thanks!

Rachie S. said...

Thanks for such a great giveaway!

eyeslikesugar said...

The book looks like it would be very useful, and I LOVE dried squid shreds. I do! I usually get it as a treat at our local Asian grocery store, but it is uber-expensive for my budgeting self ;) Thanks!

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

Thanks for the giveaway! The book looks interesting! Not so certain on the squid shreds. lol Never had them.

Stop by my place to win a bath set & candles or one of two copies of a book I'm giving away.

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings

Sam-Is-Mad said...

Please enter me.
Samantha
http://sam-is-mad.blogspot.com/

kadusey said...

Sounds like a fabulous book. I remember my first time trying to figure out what leeks were in a poorly labeled grocery store produce section. A book like this would have been incredibly useful at the time (and would still be incredibly useful, I'm sure).

Keryn said...

Thanks for the giveaway! My email addy is at my blogger profile, just in case I win!

Kara said...

Looks like a great book!

Jennifer said...

Oooo Count me in! I could definitely use some help in the produce dept.

Miss Heidi said...

Count me in. My husband and I try to be as healthy as possible when it comes to food choices and we love to learn new stuff to help us. This book would help. Thanks so much.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Heather said...

Oh ths looks like a good one!

The Trier and Jen said...

please count me in
Jen

jen34aticonzdotcodotnz

Teri said...

sounds like a great book!

heather h said...

This book looks so colorful and fun. I'd love all the produce help I can get. Sometimes I look at my cart and realize it's full of processed foods. Yuck!

shimmala said...

I need to improve my produce habits. This sounds like the perfect book to help me do it!

katie m said...

What a fun, yummy book! Thanks for the chance to win!

Liz said...

What a great giveaway! Please sign me up! Thanks!

Amy said...

I could really use a book like this. Sometimes I feel LOST in the produce section of the grocery store!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter if this is open to Canadians. I buy an organic food box through my university, and sometimes it has produce that I don't really know how to use.

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Leia said...

I would love to have this book! Pick me!

Courtney said...

Sounds like a great book. Count me in.

Michelle said...

this would be a great book to expand my families horizon!

majellamom said...

I could really use a field guide to produce...I don't know what half of the veggies are when I go to a big city grocery store!

Anonymous said...

We sell the field guides at work, but not this one. How great! I would use this a ton! Thanks!

art and nature *at* juno dot com

Shannon said...

This looks great! I never know what to do with new vegetables.

Elizabeth said...

cool! thanks for the giveaway

Meg said...

My sister-in-law would love this book!! She has a green thumb; I don't! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

traumajnke said...

What a great book to have and I could use it to help my daughter learn some of the unusual veggies out there.

Karen said...

I would love to have this, thank you so much!

kpuleski at gmail dot com

T'aowyn said...

I am totally going for the squid.
taowyn (at) gmail (dot) com

Uniquely Yours said...

This would be sooo helpful. I never know how to pick produce.

Tobi said...

What a unique prize. How useful it would be! I hope I win!

Cindy said...

What a unique prize! Thanks for entering me.

Elliemae said...

How unique! I'm up for different. Count me in! Thanks.

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

OOo! I would love to win this!! Seeing as Im always lost at the farmers market.. it would really help

Jamie said...

Thanks!

Missy said...

count me in!

thanks,
missy

Mary said...

I'd really enjoy this book, and put it to good use!

Yard Sale Princess said...

I would love to win this book. I am always at a loss when it comes to fruit. If you love yard sales and bargains then keep an eye on my blog.
http://digingfortreasure.blogspot.com
I am on a little break but it will pick up soon!

Angela said...

Hey this book looks awesome. I'm intimidated by the back up prize but could give it a shot! Anyway thanks for putting this on!

Linda SS said...

I'd love to win the book, but I'll pass on the squid. I have too weak a tummy to get adventurous:)

Virginia said...

Something different! Nice! I'm game.

Jennifer/The Word Cellar said...

What a cool book. As for the squid, why not?

Stretch Mark Mama said...

Crack me up about the squid!

nor_lou said...

wonderful

Stacie said...

Cool!

Diane said...

If I win, I know who I'd share with.

Katie said...

interesting. please enter me. katie_mmartin@yahoo.com

Jacqueline said...

I am trying to incorporate TONS more produce into my diet -- this would be perfect timing to read this book!
--jacquelinepittman@gmail.com

Christine said...

Wow! I would love the book, but I'm not sure about the second prize. We'll see what happens if I win that. Thanks for the giveaway.

Piseco said...

I would LOVE this book when farmer's market season hits us... and my first college roommate surprised me with dried squid - just handed me a bowl of what she was eating (she ate it on rice) and I ate half of it before I asked what it was...

jayedee said...

awesome giveaway! please throw my name in the hat! good luck everyone!

ahiltz said...

Sounds like a great book to have! Never heard of dried squid! LOL! Thanks so much for doing this!
ahiltzy@yahoo.com

Lucy said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks.

lucycontest at gmail.com

Brooke said...

Great book - I'd have my kids use it with me at the store. Any help to get them into veggies is appreciated!

The Wooden Porch said...

Thanks for the giveaway! What a great prize. I can't believe how many people are entered ahead of me. I doubt I'll win, but it's nice to visit your blog! Have fun this week. :-)

Lani

Custom, handmade greeting cards that you design yourself--all under $8:
www.justbeingnotesy.com

My blog:
www.thewoodenporch.blogspot.com

Linda said...

Please enter me! ernestsgirl82@yahoo.com

Joanna said...

Enter me in your giveaway, please. Thank you!

Stacey said...

This looks so handy.

radiationchic(at)hotmail(dot)com

Faerie Mom said...

enter me please!

Stephanie said...

I'm up for an adventure...and that book looks fabulous! It's so hard to know if fruit and veggies are unripe, too ripe, or "just ripe."

mamaL said...

Looks like a great book, count me in!

The Author said...

I could definitely use some produce help! I'm hoping to join a CSA this year and want to know as much as I can!

Katharine said...

What a neat looking book. Count me in.

Gloria said...

Awesome, please sign me up :)

Miss Vida said...

This book looks like something I need!

Anastasia said...

Sounds interesting :) I'd love to check it out :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

paryjeja said...

I really, really want to win the dried squid (but the book would be nice too).

Taryn said...

Thanks for a great giveaway! I'd love this!

Val gal said...

how fun is this!

Tes283 said...

Thank you for this give-a-way.
New years res was to eat healthier, so could really use it.

dawn224 said...

I’d love a chance to win! Thanks! Dawn :)

(contact info - dawn at kaiseralex.com)

carolsue said...

I'd love to win the book. If I should win the squid, I think it might qualify for the category of "my most unusual win". I think it sounds tasty, though, so I'd like to win that as well!

Melissa said...

Please enter me! Thanks so much!
Melissa
MamasBabiesx4@gmail.com

Amity said...

The book seems very good....the squid shreds..not to sure :-0

fullheartandhands mama said...

This would be great. Please count me in!

Pure and Sensible said...

I'd love the squid! But, the book looks pretty good, too! Thank you for entering me in your giveaway! Leinani
www.heartofwisdom.com/PUREANDSENSIBLE

April said...

Count me in!

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

what a great book!

The Vece Fam said...

Oh this is cool...I never knew a book like this existed (same with squid shreds) :)

Nordly said...

I love books about food!
Count me in!
nancy.ctli (at) gmail.com

Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a very helpful book.

Erin said...

Awesome!

ukrainiac said...

Sounds like a great book!

My name is Michelle. said...

This is really fabulous!

Mom 2 To Boys said...

Excellent! Enter me please! Thanks!

Check out my giveaway!
http://thedowfamilyblog.blogspot.com/2008/01/bloggy-giveaway-carnival.html

Anonymous said...

sounds great! pick me, pick me! thank you so much!

meganpeeples@hotmail.com

Audra Marie said...

This book looks very useful. I've never heard of squid shreds lol.

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

adashofsassitude (at) gmail (dot) com

KJ said...

How handy and OH WHAT FUN! Please include me and THANK-YOU!

KJ
California

Sarah Berry said...

I would love the produce book. Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway.

ktrae said...

I like that this books tells you how to select the fruits/veggies. Sometimes it is impossible to tell when to buy something that you haven't had.

Crystal said...

Sounds like a great book! The squid though? Not so sure! LOL

Tanya said...

Please enter me. The book sounds like just the thing for the farmer's market day too.

Tara said...

squid shreds eh? sounds interesting!

Meredith A. said...

That looks wonderful! Yay!

Marci said...

We are trying to incorporate more fruits and vegtables in to our diet! This would be perfect!
marci_ann@hotmail.com

aly3kids said...

I would love this book! We are trying to eat a lot more fruits and veggies, but I get stuck on ideas! I also don't know how to pick them very well. Thanks!

Mylinda said...

Sounds great! Count me in! Thanks.

Kathie said...

count me in

Ryan or Kara said...

Awesome! I love contests.
Kara@PricelessBlue

CozyMoments said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! :) Thank You. :)

Heather said...

What a wonderful idea for a book! I would love to read the tips.

Lydia said...

Great!! Count me in!!
Check out my giveaway - Mary Kay Product!!

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Thank you!!

Jenn said...

Oooh I would love this book! Thanks for the chance to win.

kamewh said...

Would love to win!

Jennifer said...

I would love to participate.

Jennifer (dj3hill98@bellsouth.net)

redfantum said...

This is great! I just joined a co-op, and don't always know what the veggies are. Thanks.

dolls123 said...

thanks

Allison said...

I am trying to eat more produce...this would help out a lot! Thanks!

Rockin' Mama said...

Count me in please!
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

sweetsue said...

I always hace a hard time picking out fruit and veggies, this would help.

Lori said...

Please enter my name in the drawing. I'd love to win the book.

Betty C said...

I'd like to know more about the newer produce appearing in my grocery store.

Heather said...

Well, well...I'm kind of hoping for a second place win, but the grand prize sounds good, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Produce Picker said...

wow can I just say it's encouraging to see a blog and so many people interested in the same thing as me!
The funny thing about your prize is I feel like I could of wrote it lol.
I have my own video podacst on just this very subject!
If you guys enjoy this book I know you'll enjoy the show.
I haven't read this book so I'd be interested to win it just to see what I don't know:)
If anyone is interested I do free video tutorials about the same subject at Produce Picker Podcast.
Thanks and I'm glad to find another great blog about food!