The winner of the Well Fed Network's Food Blog Award in the rural category is... Farmgirl Fare. The total votes tallied when the voting polls closed at 8 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2008 were...
Chez Lou Lou- 74 votes
Whiteley Creek Homestead B&B- 221 votes
(not so) urban hennery-232 votes
Farmgirl Fare-389 votes Congratulations... a very fine blog!
Lucullian Delights- 239 votes
As I begin to leisurely peruse the five finalists' blogs in each of the fourteen categories, I will provide tidbits of info. with links so that you might visit them as well, or you can go directly to Well Fed Network. The site contains a wealth of information that you will want to tap into.
I have had my little excitement with the whole process of being nominated, then selected as one of the five finalists, and lastly the voting process. Now, it's time for me to "pay it forward". To express my gratefulness for your involvement in the voting process, and to the new readers who discovered my blog through the contest, I am having a drawing. If you choose to participate, all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post. On the 9th of February at 8 p.m., I will select a winner. When filling out the comment form, you can provide just your first name or both first and last name. You must, however supply your email address so that I may contact you in the event that you are a winner. At that time, I will acquire additional info. that I will need to mail your prize. Note: Your email address is invisible to everyone but me. Also, to prevent spam from finding its way onto my blog, I moderate (filter) comments. Therefore, your comment won't immediately display. It will appear after I approve it.
What, you say, is the prize??? There are four choices, so when I inform you of your winning status, I will request that you make a selection at that time. They make nice gifts, too, for you to pass along to the perfect recipient.
Choice #1 sprouting drainage rack with seeds and unbleached cheesecloth to get you started. All you'll need to provide is the canning jars and rings and you're set to go. The rack is handmade by Dick using our own design. It will be identical to the one pictured but without the blue spoons at each end and it will have a board in place of the metal seive to rest your sprouting jars on.
Choice #2 A book titled A is for Apron by Nathalie Mornu. It features "25 fresh and flirty designs". It has brightly colored photos of each completed apron with drawings and text explaining each step. I sewed an apron from the book. I am featuring the apron in tomorrow's post.
Choice #3 A book titled Bend-the-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol. It is "the essential guide to a whole new way of sewing" with "fresh patterns, 30 cute designs, great for beginners, learn the basics, have fun, and sew with abandon".
Choice #4 Smart Cookies by Jane Kinderlehrer, who was food editor of Prevention Magazine. This one in a series of her cookbooks that consist of recipes that "are dense in nutrients, each programmed to do a special job, without the abundance of fat and refined sweeteners." (Note: The copy is gently... lovingly... used.)
I hope you have as much fun with my drawing as I did participating in the Food Blog Awards.