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Mar 20, 2013

"Welcome to Spring" Giveaway!



THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED.
SEE MY APRIL 9, 2013 POST.


Happy First Day of Spring! Although it will take a bit longer for our mountain community to thoroughly embrace it, there are telltale signs!

To celebrate, I am hosting a "Welcome to Spring" Giveaway of Diane Morgan's new book, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with more than 225 Recipes. If you scroll down one post, you will discover why I am in love with this book! I seriously crave root vegetables 365 days a year and this book is an adventure just waiting to happen! I guarantee that it will inspire you to dig deep and explore the possibilities!

TO ENTER...

  1. Leave a Comment on this post. Share what you love about root vegetables. Make sure that your name is on the post and that I have some way to reach you.
  2. I will award an extra entry for each person that you refer. Just make sure that they mention YOUR NAME in their post.
  3. I will award an extra entry for following this blog. You may do so on the top right sidebar. Please leave an additional comment telling me that you did so.
  4. The Giveaway will end at Midnight PST on Monday, April 8, 2013.

Rooting for YOU!

6 comments:

  1. Hmmmmm, where do I begin? Added to most any dish, root Vegetables add a nice texture and " meaty" quality to the meal. They can be seasoned and cooked in virtually any way and taste yummy in each preparation. This would be a truly sad world without scalloped potatoes, hash browns, candied yams, carrot cake, potato pancakes; and who would eat pot roast without potatoes and carrots? And lastly, I can not end this comment without mentioning the beloved...FRENCH FRY. I think my mother will agree hands down, don't you Mom? :) - Briana

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  2. My favorite root veggie is turnips, hands down! I love just about all foods, including other root veggies, but turnips is the hot-fudge-sundae of veggies as far as I'm concerned.

    I peel & cube them, put them in a bowl with just a little water, then nuke them until they're done. I then drain off the water, salt & pepper them, add a little butter, then just a dash of sugar. I learned the sugar trick from my late mother-in-law. It takes out the bitterness that turnips sometimes have. You don't want to overdue it, though, as the idea isn't to 'sweeten' them. Mmm, I can just taste them now. :-)

    The book sounds wonderful! Oh, and I loved all your little puns. ;-)

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  3. My favorite food at our Thanksgiving table is turnips! My parents tricked me when I was a kid and said they were potatoes. I've been diggin' them ever since....my parents, and the turnips.
    Carrots are yummy. Potatoes are yummy.
    And I love the Leekspin song on Youtube but have never eaten any leeks. There you have it...my vast knowledge on the subject.

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  4. THIS ENTRY CAME TO ME VIA MY FACEBOOK. JOYCE M REFERRED HER.

    Phyllis Turner · 2 mutual friends

    Karen: I am Joyce MAHANs friend. Saw your "Roots" info and please sign me up for the book drawing. I love root veggies. Just clean them, Olive oil them, season and pop in the oven. they go with everything and are so healthy. Carrots and parsnips and Fennel, Oh My! Come on down to Louisiana and we will throw in a few Crawfish too. Not too many mountains, but we have lots of water - great fishing, salt water, fresh water and brackish - all with their own type of fish. Must run, get busy, it is getting late.

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  5. I love root veggies! I have recently become re-acquainted with parsnips,I just roast them with some olive oil and steak seasoning. Sooo good.

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  6. Hi Karen,
    I just discovered beets! As a child I detested beets. My first boyfriend took me home to meet his parents for the first time and his Mom served borscht. Oh NO! I still remember having to try to impress them while eating that nasty stuff. Fast forward 40 years and I decided it was time to give beets another chance. Surprise! I love beets. I've been missing out.

    Barbara

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♫ Karen