Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy GiveAway Returns!

It's time for another Bloggy GiveAways Quarterly Carnival over at "Don't Try This At Home."

Once you leave a comment to win my giveaway - head on over to the carnival and try to win something else too.


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.

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.

This giveaway is open to those with an USA address. I'll be out of town until Sunday - so when I get home, I'll close the drawing and pick a name.

Only one comment per person.

88 comments:

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Ooh, looks like a fun book!

Jennifer said...

Oh, I hope I win the book this time. I still haven't decided what to giveaway!

nottryingforaboy said...

I so so so need this book.

We joined a CSA last summer and I needed help id-ing and cooking some of the neat veggies. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Jubilee on Earth said...

This is a fantastic prize! I would love to win this -- please enter me.

maria@jubileeonearth.com

Melissa said...

This is the perfect book for me! I would LOVE to win it!

Playful Professional said...

I'm always trying to figure out how to pick the best stuff. Pick me!

oh amanda said...

I would love this! I never know how to select and store produce!

hetz-junk said...

Great giveaway!

Piseco said...

I would love this for farmer's market season!

Yard Sale Princess said...

This would be very helpful.

Sweetpeas said...

I would love this book! I'm so bad at choosing/storing veggies!

michelle said...

I am really making a conscious effort to add more fresh fruits and veggies to our diet, but there are some things that I just don't know how to prepare. I could see where this would be particularly helpful if we start going to the farmer's markets this summer and trying new produce that is in season. I would love to be entered in your giveaway.

Michelle
www.northofthe49.com
michelle (at) northofthe49 (dot) com

Lesha said...

Oh, I love this!

Cara said...

This book would come in so handy!

cara_ann54@hotmail.com

flmom said...

This looks like an interesting book!

Jenny B. said...

I totally NEED this book! My friend and I run a produce co-op. I never even knew there was a field guide for us!. Someone should mention the authors name too, how funny!

Erica said...

Oh nice, what a great book to add to anyones collections.

Hélène said...

This looks like a useful book.

Nicol said...

We have been trying to eat healthier and by doing that trying new fruits and veggies. Half of them I have no idea how to prepare. This would be perfect!

Merry said...

I'd have such a fun time with this book! I'm trying to expand my eating habits but I'm a little overwhelmed by the variety of produce--how on earth do I prepare some of it? So please enter me in your giveaway.

U.M.M. said...

This would help so much. I am always picking our beautiful looking apples and oranges at the store, only to get them home and discover the apples are mealy and the oranges are dry. I also have no idea how to pick out melons, or to properly store produce. I'd love to win! Thank you for the chance =)

Naomi said...

I love this series. I have the book on stains and it is really a handy thing to have!

please stop by and enter my contests, too

Richelle said...

This would be great! We signed up for CSA and would love to have ideas of how and what to make with all the produce we get!

NicoleZD said...

What a useful giveaway! Please count me in :-)


fiordpiner [at] yahoo [dot] com

Brooke Lorren said...

What a great giveaway! I'm trying to buy more produce, but I don't really know much about what I'm looking at beyond the basics.

Kelsey Smith said...

Wow looks great!

Allison said...

This book sounds helpful!

nor_lou said...

I could use this at the farmers market for some of the unusal produce

windycindy said...

Hello, Your book sounds very interesting and I know I could learn a lot by reading it. I am also a vegetarian and would learn about more exotic produce. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Joanna said...

This sounds very helpful! Enter me, please!

Tanya said...

Looks like a wonderful book. Great giveaway.

Jenna said...

The book looks great. My husband and I are trying to live a vegetarian lifestyle at home and the more veggie help we have the better!

Mandi said...

Would love this book!
Thanks for the giveaway! Sign me up! ( :

In Christ,
Mandi

The Mommy said...

We're participating in a CSA this summer. They promise a wide selection of produce. Many things I've never prepared before. This book would really come in handy!

Michelle said...

Oh, neat! I'd like to try out our farmer's markets this summer, but was wondering how I'd know what to do with some of the things I'd find there - this would be great!

Fizz
fizzledink AT gmail DOT com

Rachel R. said...

This sounds terrific! I have been cooking with whole foods for years, but our vegetable "palette" has been severely limited. I really need to figure out how to cook a greater variety!

Kathy said...

Wow, this sounds like a great way to figure out how to cook some of the more obscure produce out there that I've not tried yet.

Ames said...

I'm looking forward to farmers market season and this would be a great resource! Thanks :)

jessleigh said...

Wow! I didn't know that this book existed until now! I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Keryn said...

That looks like a fascinating book! My email addy is in my blogger profile, just in case I win!

Ginny said...

This looks like a great book. I do not eat meat, so this book would be very useful.

Ebie said...

oooh, would love this

Jennifer said...

Great prize. We are waiting for our farmers market to open. This would come in handy. Our goal is to start eating more fresh fruit and veggies.

Jennifer
dj3hill98 (at) bellsouth (dot) net

CanCan said...

I'm a vegetarian and this book will be a big help when i'm shopping in the outdoor market when we move to south east Asia in July.

Bebemiqui said...

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

abrianna said...

I need this book-I could use some help with how to store things.

carolsue said...

This would be such a wonderful book to own! I've seen it in the bookstore and know I'd like it.
digicat@sbcglobal.net

Suzie G. said...

This sounds like a great reference! I'm always wondering how to tell when things are ripe (One of those things they don't teach you in school... yet I use the quadratic equation all the time...).

Anonymous said...

We have the other field guides at work, but I haven't seen this one. This sounds wonderful! Thank you!

art and nature [at] juno dot com

PS said...

What a handy book! Thanks!

TX Poppet said...

Ooo! Nifty!

Katie said...

Could really use that. Thanks for the giveaway. katie_mmartin(at) yahoo [dot] com

Julie said...

Wow. This looks interesting. Please enter me.

tiffanyannrosson said...

This book would help me "sneak" some interesting veggies into the "teenage garbage disposals" that are my children.

Thank you for doing this giveaway.
Tiffany Rosson
tiffanyannrosson AT yahoo DOT com

Ashley said...

I could really use this book. I always pick out something wrong at the store. Then it doesn't keep by the time I am ready to use it. Thanks for the chance!

Tiff said...

Sounds like a great book! Count me in!

chanelireli said...

that would be awesome! I think our produce guy would love it if I didn't constantly ask him to chose me some good produce

Alaina said...

This looks so helpful!

dixiemaiden said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for having this.

Sarah Berry said...

I would love to read this. Sounds interesting Thanks

Anonymous said...

I could use this book
KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

Jon & Sarah said...

Very interesting. I think it would get me to use more exotic fruits. Thanks!

Rachel said...

GREAT giveaway!
I could really use this is I am attempting to teach myself how to cook. I always have a heck of a time picking out say...Avocados! LOL

Hey, if you have a chance, please stop by and visit my contest page too!
http://weirdstuffinmydesk.com/?p=41

my email is:
racoo.smith at gmail dot com

Thanks and have a lovely day!

Ambre said...

sounds great! i had to go online ealier this week to make sure i was preparing a certain fruit correctly, so i could really use this!

Megret said...

I checked this out from the library once and LOVED it.

I have the hardest time finding ripe cantaloupes!

Thanks! ( meg.wilson@gmail.com )

Capturing Today said...

Looks like an excellent addition to have in the cooking library!

Jinxy & Me said...

Looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

That looks like a really neat book! Thanks for offering it!

Tamara (AK)
mrshuntinak AT msn DOT com

simple mom said...

I could so use this! I shop at the farmer's market every week.

Adena said...

I didn't even know such a book existed!! We've been trying to branch out some and this would at least make sure we are picking ripe produce!

angelaandconnor at gmail.com said...

Thats awesomeness!!! I have a farmers market nearby and that would be helpful!

I am running my own bloggy carnival over at Seven Dogs and a Baby in honor of Connor's first birthday. There is over $530 in prizes! Go check it out!
http://www.sevendogsandababy.com

drala said...

This would be a great book for a newby in weight watchers.

Audra's Little Scraps said...

What a useful book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jennifer said...

I can see how this book would be a wonderful resource! Great giveaway :)

devildogwife said...

Sounds like a wonderful book to have on hand. Thank you for the great giveaway

Alitheia said...

That book looks like it could definitely come in handy, count me in =)

reprehriestless warillever said...

Looks like fun!

Dawn said...

This would make it so much easier when shopping at the Farmer's Market.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Miss Heidi said...

Please enter me. I can always use any extra tips when it comes to healthy food. Thanks.
Heidi
sweet_soul_sistermi@yahoo.com

Michelle B. said...

sounds like a book to have handy

Meredith A. said...

What a fun book! Please count me in!

Mary_Freebies said...

Sounds like a book I want ti discover.

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Peculiar said...

I could use this, seriously. I love eating, feeding to my family, and learning about new ways to prepare fruit and vegetables. This would be a very useful book. Thanks for thinking to offer something like this.
I'm at 4bizkidz@bellsouth.net.

Erica G said...

This would be helpful at the grocery store!



egreca [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tabitha said...

We have a share of an organicly grown farm and pick up our basket every week - it would be great to have ways to prepare some of the things that I am not familiar with making! I'd love to have this book:)

LivingforGod said...

Cool book! Please count me in. Thanks!

katklaw777 said...

I try to buy locally and seasonally. this book would be helpful. thnx

Rockin' Mama said...

Awesome book!