Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Last of Summer and a Giveaway from The Experiment Publishing


On the last day of the Cannon Beach Farmers Market last year, I snapped up every vegetable I could, especially those that might keep a while. I wasn't really blogging at that point, and never posted them. So! You get to enjoy these fabulous veggies now. Above, clockwise from top left: green and red peppers, pattypan squash, cherry tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, and tiny white and purple Japanese eggplant.

Dinosaur kale, aka cavolo nero.

Chard and carrots. See the white one?


Red celery, celebration squash, fresh garlic, shallots, pumpkin, delicata, and pink banana. Incidentally, the CBFM is really cute, so if you're heading out to Oregon's north coast next summer, try to have it include a Tuesday. Be on the lookout for JP's hummus, which is sold in little pint containers, and head over to the Blue Scorcher book for yummy vegan sourdough or kalamata olive bread to eat alongside.

And now, a giveaway for November 2nd! Today's giveaway is brought to you by the generous folks over at The Experiment. I offer to you a copy of Alicia Simpson's second cookbook, Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations!



The Experiment says, "From Seitan Parmesan and Sweetheart Sangria for Valentine's Day, to Tourkey Cutlets and Roasted Garlic Smashed Potatoes for Thanksgiving, Alicia serves up all your holiday favorites — with complete menus for New Year's Eve • Valentine's Day • Game Day • Mardi Gras • St. Patrick's Day • Easter • Cinco de Mayo • Independence Day • Halloween • Thanksgiving • Hanukkah • Christmas • Kwanzaa • … Plus Birthday Sweets! Not a gourmet chef? Not to worry! Everything from Naw-Fish Étouffée to Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is quick and easy to prepare. "

Seitan parmesan and étouffée calling my name for sure! The book looks wonderful.

To enter, please leave a comment below. Tell me what you've been making or what you think of MoFo so far, or tell me what you made for your last celebration, or anything you want. This giveaway is open to everybody, everywhere, from Seattle to Vienna to Sydney, and all points in between! The winner will be chosen by a random number generator and posted tomorrow below tomorrow's giveaway. If you won yesterday's giveaway, please consider being kind and not entering further biggish giveaways--I'd love as many people to win something as possible!


The winner of yesterday's wonderful Rishi tea giveaway is number three, SoNotCool, http://justnotcool.blogspot.com! I have a random.org widget, but I'm confused about how to use it; please bear with me for the moment. Please send your name and address to me at miso...@yahoo.com, and I'll see that your package is sent to you ASAP.

34 comments:

  1. I'm really impressed by MoFo so far; it's nice to see so many people participating. I even got a recipe for a restaurant dish I really love!
    Today we ate Cauliflower and Mushroom Potpie with Olive Crust from Veganomicon and it was to die for. I think it would be a great Thanksgiving dish.
    I want the kale from your pic!

    rebeccastar @ gmail dot com

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  2. Oooh, so much lovely fresh produce!

    And I would like to enter the competition! My MoFo theme is the E.A.T World Challenge, so far I've posted about Algeria and Belgium.

    And for celebrations I like to bake cupcakes, lots of them!

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  3. I just found your blog - thanks to vegan MoFo. :) The fresh produce looks great!

    Of course, I'd also love to enter the giveaway (living abroad, I hardly ever get the chance ;)). This is my first vegan MoFo, and like Mandee's above (and many others') my theme is E.A.T. World - though I don't expect to complete it in November. Most of all, I enjoy reading all the great posts of other bloggers - and I really wish I had more time for it this month. :)

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  4. Nice veggies! I just picked up my last share of my CSA yesterday. We got kale, chard, carrots (including a white one too), potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, shallots, and celeriac. Lots of good stuff. I'm sad to see it end!

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  5. Oooh wonderful!
    Vegan MoFo could very well turn out to be the love of my life. I've blogged about two savoury dishes so far (Lentil and Pumpkin Soup and Baked Seitan Sausages), and although I'm swamped with work this month, I feel like doing a blog post with pics and recipes for every day of the month!
    And I absolutely love reading everyone's blogs. Keep it up, MoFoers! :D

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  6. This post is not to enter today's contest, but simply to state that Alicia's Quick & Easy Vegan Celebrations is an awesome cookbook! :) (So is her Vegan Comfort Food, btw.)

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  7. Oooooh book give-away awesomeness!
    Vegan MoFo ROCKS because I get to meet lots of amazing people and catch up with old friends all at the same time. That and the fact that I have so many recipes bookmarked for future reference so I'm never out of ideas or inspiration on what to cook for me and my family.

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  8. I'm really enjoying the Vegan MoFo so far. On Halloween we had orange and black quesadillas (sweet potato and black bean, yum!)

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  9. I love your farmer's market haul!! I'm not mofoing but I'm definitely reading.

    Lately, I've been cooking lots of squash. We went to a squash farm the week before last and took home quite a few winter squashes that will last us a while. Last night was roasted kabocha!

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  10. I'm pretty excited about MoFo. I love having my Google Reader chock full of vegan posts! A lot of bloggers have some great themes and projects that they are tackling. I'm just kind of having a free-for-all and posting about whatever food I feel like!

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  11. MoFo is awesome!
    I am very jealous of your beautiful vegetable bounty.
    As far as cooking for celebrations goes, I'm making an apple stuffed bundt cake to celebrate fall!

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  12. MoFo is a great encouragement for a newbie vegan like me!
    My first big Vegan celebration will be my birthday next year where I'm gonna cook up a vegan storm to show my family and friends that vegan food can taste really good!

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  13. Beautiful veggies! What I think of MoFo? I think it's fantastic! So many great posts, pictures, and all about vegan food!

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  14. Those vegetables look fantastic. This is my first MoFo so I have no theme and will wing it (wish me luck). Celebrations for me always involve my family who are not vegan, so I do a lot of the cooking. Mum will usually pick a a meat dish or two she wants to cook and I will do the rest vegan style based on where her dish comes from or the style of the dish. I love watching my Dad, a real meat eater, gobble up a tofu cheesecake!

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  15. Beautiful veggies! I think MoFo is fantastic!

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  16. This is my very first Vegan MoFo and so far I love finding new cool blogs from all around the world. It is quite overwhelming :-)
    Your blog is really cute!

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  17. I'm a new vegan, and, thus, am new to Vegan MOFO. I love it. I just posted my first blog post today for last night's dinner of Vegan 3-Bean Crockpot Chili. I've been really naughty about not blogging too often, so MOFO was the inspiration I needed to get moving again. I'm really looking forward to checking out everyone's blogs and getting more inspiration.

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  18. The last celebration I can remember was my birtday, in June this year. Me and my bf was on a 6 week travel, and at the moment we were in Egirdir, Turkey. We had just arrived to a lovely pension right at the lakeside. We hadn't eaten anything more than bread and chips for the last 24 hours, so now when we had access to a kitchen we made pasta with bolognese from a bag. It wasn't fancy it all but it felt really amazing to have real food. Maybe next year I'll throw myself a big party.

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  19. Hi my name is Sherry. I am a new vegan and new to MoFo. How exciting! I write a vegan blog and am so happy that I just found your site and found out about MoFo. I also love cookbooks and hope I win.

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  20. I love MoFo! My reader has exploded, and I don't think I'll get any work done all month, but I'm so happy anyway :)

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  21. I am overwhelmed (in a good way!) by all the wonderful MoFo posts. Can't wait to try some of those new recipes.

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  22. This is my first MoFo and I'm loving how interested my non-vegan friends who are foodies are finding it.

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  23. Yay. I'm the winner! Thank you so much. I looooove Rishi tea.

    Good luck to everyone else in the future giveaways!

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  24. I love veganmofo... so many pretty pictures and recipes! It's wrecking havoc on my ability to participate in nanowrimo though, since looking at veganmofo blogs is so time consuming!

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  25. Vegan MoFo is lots of fun, of course my internet decided to be lots of not fun yesterday and i wasn't able to post on the first day. That didn't stop me from making some amazing asparagus pastries.

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  26. For our Halloween party I made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kelly Peloza's The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur. They were a hit!

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  27. This is my first VeganMoFo and first year as a vegan. I love it so far! I get to blog and read tons (not that i don't already). Only downside is my busy work schedule. But i'll keep on posting! :)

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  28. I am so excited about MoFo this year-- I've followed in previous years, but this is my first one participating. I've never been to Cannon Beach's farmers' market-- is it bigger than Manzanita's?

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  29. I actually just bought that book today! It looks fantastic, and I can't wait to try it.(Please don't include me in the drawing for it, I just wanted to comment.)

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  30. I made a yummy vegan chili for a football party a few weeks ago where I was the only vegan present. Everyone loved it! :)

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  31. Dino Kale always makes me laugh! It looks so crazy huge! I love it!

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  32. I love MoFo because I can read about awesome, creative food while I eat a dinner of potato chips and Newman's O's. Those fresh vegetables look mighty good!

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  33. MoFo... I've never done it so far but your blog is inspiring me! The last celebration food I made was a yummy apple squash soup. Oooohhh so creamy and dreamy!

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  34. i'm a new vegan (several months!) so i am love love loving mofo! so many wonderful recipes...so little time! lol

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