Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Contest Number 3!! Win an awesome recipe box!! Ends 6/30

I want to preface this by saying that I'm posting five more posts in the next day or two and they will be backdated behind this blog--be sure to check for them (especially the cheesecake entry!).

First things first--I PASSED MY PRELIMINARY EXAMS! And did quite well on them :) Exciting!

Second, I love the Flight of the Conchords. Absolutely adore them. Don't know FotC? Here are a couple examples:

Josh and I went to see them at Red Rocks a couple weeks ago. Red Rock Amphitheater is a pretty awesome outdoor theater just outside of Denver.

It was a TERRIFIC concert with new songs. Loved it!

In other miscellaneous news, I went to New Orleans (I adore NOLA). Crayfish is extremely common in NOLA and, yet, I can't figure out how to eat it. You will be sitting in a very expensive restaurant and get served this:

How do you eat it? I know the correct method involves twisting off the head but I can't do it correctly. It seems bizarre to eat with my hands in an expensive restaurant. ::sigh:: I think I'm going to choose against them from now on.

So on to the contest! To enter, comment on the blog and answer the following questions:

1. Favorite concert you've attended
2. Favorite city for food
3. Have you ever ran across food you've had no idea how to eat?

So what will you win? I commissioned this awesome recipe box on Etsy from GottaHaveitNow.

A perfect way to keep your recipes organized. The box is decoupaged with clippings from vintage cooking magazines.

The contest will end July 30th. Comment on this thread (answering the questions) for one entry and receive a second entry for posting a comment on another entry on this blog. Sorry international readers--unless you have a shipping address in the US.


  1. 1. Never been to a concert - but friend and I are going in early June - so that's pretty exciting!
    2. Def NY city! love that place
    3. lame story - swiss chalet - I had never been and I messed up and thought that the swiss chalet special sauce was really the gravy. Embarrasing!

  2. 1. It's been ages since I've been to a concert, but I think the Amnesty International concert <mumble> years ago with the Police reunion was my favorite concert.
    2. I loved the restaurants in Atlanta when I lived there.
    3. I don't think I've ever been confronted with something I didn't know how to eat, but whatever I'm eating usually ends up on my shirt!

  3. 1. Favorite concert you've attended

    John Mayer and Sheryl Crow :-)

    2. Favorite city for food

    San Francisco!

    3. Have you ever ran across food you've had no idea how to eat?

    Someone had to tell me how to Fava Beans. It took me forever to figure out that in addition to the big pod, each bean has a shell to take off! I thought they were disgusting until I learned this!

  4. wow my favorite concert was jethro tull many years ago, and my favorite city it coos bay oregon, can u tell I'm an old hippy, and when my husband was cooking oysters, I did not know you cooked them so I walked up and swallowed one whole....eeewwww!!, thought i would get sick


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