Monday, August 4, 2008

It's Giveaway Time!

After a crazy food and baking-filled weekend complete with NO internet connection, I've got a backlog of photos, recipes and musings to collect and post, so stay tuned!

In the meantime, I've got a little treat for you all this week! I'm giving away a vintage-inspired apron courtesy of Carolyn's Kitchen. Carolyn West's sassy and saucy little aprons and coordinating gloves combine 1940's patterns with modern designs and the tease of a classic naughty pin-up.

Carolyn says it best, "I wanted to bring back the glamour, sexiness, and cuteness of a bygone innocent era. The gloves and fabrics are new and nicer - it's a new and improved version of the '40's. I let my imagination run, and originated the embodiment of that 40's girl in the apron and gloves, living in our ultra modern age. Suzy Homefaker slaves over a hot microwave for minutes at a time, constant hostess to all, in and around her kitchen, enticing temptress to you know who, you know where."

Many thanks to Carolyn for The Diva's first (hopefully of many) giveaway! One lucky winner will get Carolyn's Dorothy-style Breast Cancer apron with matching gloves, just in time to start your holiday shopping for this year! The Rules:
  1. Leave a comment that includes either a link back to your blog or an e-mail address so I can contact you.
  2. Tell me what you're cooking this week...or something you'd like to see ME cook or write about onthe blog.
  3. Only those with a U.S. mailing address are eligible to win (for shipping purposes).

Remember, commenting is open to anyone, but they are moderated, so it may take a little while to appear online. Comments will be numbered according to when they are posted (i.e., first post = #1) and the winner will be chosen using Randomizer.org.

Commenting is open until Monday, August 11, at 12:00 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 12. Good luck!

Fabulous Feasting,
The Diva.

25 comments:

  1. Woo hoo I love giveaways. I'd like you to write about pasta sauces and post a tasty recipe that I can steal :)

    You know how to contact me!
    CJ

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  2. I love the apron, since I'm not one to cook, I do admire those who can. I am now circulating your blog around the office. Maybe if I win the apron it will inspire me to cook :)

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  3. You know how I love free stuff! Count me in!

    This week I'm cooking in North Reading, MA and I'm not really sure what's on the menu. I'd like to see you blog about things that are yummy and easy to make for two. :)

    Here's hoping I win!!!

    -Kirsten

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  4. Appetizers and Dips are my favorite types of food to see!

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  5. OMG I FORGOT YOU HAVE A BLOG.

    Hiiiiiiiiii!!!!! Kris has a boyfriend!!!!! (And he apparently keeps confusing you, me and Erin, aw!)

    I'd like to enter your giveaway, pleeeeease! Her aprons are too freaking cute!

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  6. Wait, you're making me work for it? NO THANKS.

    Just kidding :) I love whipping up baked goods randomly, or casseroles, especially Mexican-influenced!

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  7. Eh, if you hadn't heard yet, you would this week :-D

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  8. I think you should start doing restaurant reviews. I also think that next time we are in Boston, the four of us need to go to No. 9 Park. This serves the dual purpose of (1) eating in my favoriate Beantown restaurant and (2) getting you material to write your reviews :)

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  9. Hi!

    This week, I have to cook my "famous" (as in only famous in my office) one bowl brownies. I might make them Oreo!

    Your blog is neat and the giveaway is too cute!

    -E

    http://thefrugalprep.blogspot.com/

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  10. I'm actually not cooking this week. I've managed to get out of it somehow with leftovers, dinner at friends and dining out. I am planning on attending "What's cooking Wednesday" at Whole Foods or as I like to call it free food day. I'm anxious to hear your Restaurant Week recommendations.

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  11. The giveaway is AWESOME, so cute!!! This week I'm traveling, so I am eating out, but went to an amazing restaurant while I've been in our neighbor to the North called Canoe. Had their gnocci with sweetbreads, foie gras, in a black truffle sauce as an appetizer, and then the beef tenderloin topped with braised brisket and molten cheddar cauliflower with a truffle sauce as well...two big thumbs up!

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  12. hiii.

    I work with Kaitlin and she told me to check out your blog. LOVE it and LOVE the apron - very cute :). I have recently started cooking so will be frequenting your blog for new recipes!!

    thanks! ashley.

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  13. Hubby asked me to make my lemon squares. I am known in our family as having the best ones. He can bake pretty well also.

    First time reader.

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  14. I'm down in wildwood new jersey cooking up some thick rib eyes and cedar plank salmon.

    Joe

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  15. I would love to see you write about grilled pizza!

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  16. It's seems "What cooking Wednesday" at Whole Foods is on hold. They appear to be redecorating.

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  17. love these aprons!!! please enter me into the contest. what other cakes can you make with vegetables besides carrot and zucchini? I do plan on doing a zucchini bread, which is more like a cake than a bread, but... you can contact me at mrsdayseye@gmail.com thank you for the chance to win. have a great day.

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  18. love these aprons!!! please enter me into the contest. what other cakes can you make with vegetables besides carrot and zucchini? I do plan on doing a zucchini bread, which is more like a cake than a bread, but... you can contact me at mrsdayseye@gmail.com thank you for the chance to win. have a great day.

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  19. the aprons are tres adorable... if i don't win i might just have to buy one! i'd love to see any make-ahead meals, since i don't have a ton of time during the week to cook, but love cooking on sundays and having great things to pull out during the week when i get home! jaclyn.cote@gmail.com. thanks for entertaining me with your blog during work!

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  20. For those of you who didn't have a slice of the peach pie you missed out big time.

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  21. From one diva to another, I just love your blog and am drooling over the cute apron! I am going to take the baby eggplants I bought at the farmer's market and marinate them in olive oil and fresh herbs, then grill them. I'm serving them up with chicken breasts and rice. Yum.

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  22. From one diva to another, I love your blog! Hope I win the stinking cute apron! I'm going to grill some baby eggplants I bought at the farmer's market but first I'll marinate them in some EVOO and herbs. Serving them up with grilled chicken breasts and rice!

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  23. What a great contest! I plan on cooking a cranberry cherry pie this week for my dear husband. I also have a bunch of vegetables from the farmer's market that I will be using up in meals this week.

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  24. Oh my goodness that is the cutest apron! Well, as I am always experimenting, this week I was hoping to try my hand at my favorite dip from scratch, Spinach and Artichoke dip. I love them but never find the time to go out for one. If you happen to find a good recipe, let me know! I'm also jumping on a veggie dip this evening and at some point, tackling my mother's home made pasta sauce. Good times!

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  25. Great site. I would really like to see some prosciutto de parma appetizer recipes. I can't help but remember the elegant and tasty treats I had in Italy. Yumm!

    Keep up the good work!

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Fabulous Feasting,
The Diva.