And the Winner is….

Two things:

1. Apparently I cannot spell simple words like hamster. Allegedly, I graduated with honors and an English degree but who’s to say?

2. I thought it would show me the winner’s email address but it did not. Therefore, I could not email the winner so I am posting it here.

…..drum roll please…..

And the winner is Rose Talbert! Congratulations, Rose! Please email me your shipping information and we’ll go from there. Wahoo!

And thank you to everyone that donated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

So today, after I tried on several occasions to spell hamster and failed miserably, I sat down on my bed and then fell asleep for an hour and a half. That is NOT like me at all. I couldn’t even believe it when I looked down at my watch and it said 4:15. My eyes were super glued shut and Dexter was nestled next to my arm. I probably could have slept on until tomorrow but had somewhere very important to be!


Thursday is veggie bag day! I raced to the studio to pick up mine and was giddy with joy when I saw that we got fresh fennel. I LOVE fennel in salads! Plus, more raindbow chard, kale, squash, fava beans and the cutest darn little red onion I’ve ever set eyes on.
I hate to admit it though, but I was just too tired to experiment with the veggies tonight. I heated up some leftover channa masala with an Arnold’s thin and some grapes instead

I’m going to go to bed early tonight for sure. I think this past week of moving has really caught up with me and I just feel wiped. Tomorrow I get to pick up Caitlin from the airport though and the festivities will officially begin!

Lovers reunite!
Can you believe I knew her before she had a blog? When I was just a mere little culinary schoolchild baking fluffy breads and pate a choux until the midnight hours? My heart!
I’m off to eat a snack, write an article and gaze at my vegetables. Goodnight!

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  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    May 20, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I looove fennel! It is one of the only veggies I really like!

  • Evan Thomas
    May 20, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I had no clue you knew Caitlin before blogging! So funny how small the blog community is

  • Sarah for Real
    May 20, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Oh your veggie bag looks so good! I’m super jealous. I even went to our farmer’s market this week and it was pretty sad.

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    May 20, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know you knew her before!!! You should tell the story of how you met! Well, if you’d like that is.
    It’s ok. I am a really good speller but some words just GET me.. like definitely and Wednesday and refrigerator… If it wasn’t for spell check..

  • Diana (mymarblerye)
    May 20, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    I think it’s awesome that you’ve known each other before your blogs “made it” 🙂 btw watch out for those naps! Don’t they make your migraines worse?

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    May 20, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    I consider myself a pretty competent in terms of spelling – but sometimes I find that it’s always the seemingly simplest of words that tie me up!! Have so much fun with Caitlin!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    May 20, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I had no idea you guys were friends before blogs. Thats so cool! I can’t wait for my veggies to start – two weeks from today!!

  • jenny (green food diaries)
    May 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    i love your veg bag. please show us some veg recipes!!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    May 20, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    HAHAHA. I graduated with creative writing 4.2 GPA can’t spell or write! Those veggies look sooo good and fresh. I do that too. Get back from power walk and crash in PM for quickie 5 min. nap and awake up 1-2 hrs later!

    What fun that you and Caitlin are doing ride together–very cute pix of you both. Do I remember reading that Rocky and others are also joining you.

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    May 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    That’s so cool that you knew Caitlin before she became a blogger. Still jealous of your CSA… what a great thing to do!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    May 20, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Sleep well and have fun tomorrow!!! Sounds like a great weekend you have planned 🙂

  • Laura
    May 20, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    you may or may not have misspelled “rainbow” 🙂 i love it.

    • M
      May 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm

      I noticed that too! 😛

  • Camille
    May 20, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see what shenanigans go down when two of my favorite bloggers unite!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    May 21, 2010 at 12:10 am

    OH NO, fennel!? HOrrible vegetable!! Blerch 🙁
    I don’t blame you for being tired – moving can be exhausting!

  • Kerry Dyer
    May 21, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Ah love caitlin! xx

  • Joyce
    May 21, 2010 at 3:12 am

    congratulations to Rose! Have a great weekend with Caitlin, can’t wait to read about your race and other fun! ( can’t spell shenanigans)

  • Sarah
    May 21, 2010 at 4:45 am

    My first veggie bag day is on Tuesday! I’m so excited to see what I’ll get. Your post amp me up for the “event” just a little bit more:-).

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    May 21, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I love fennel. I had a great salad with it and it’s still my favorite way to eat the veggie. It’s romaine, radicchio, shaved parmesan and thinly shaved fennel with a dressing of olive oil and lemon juice. So good!

  • Helen
    May 21, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Love your veggie box this week. I need to sign myself up to one of those pronto! Have fun with Catlin this weekend.

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    May 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Congrats on raising so much money- such an inspiration! You girls are gonna have such a fun weekend!

  • caitlin
    May 21, 2010 at 6:00 am

    I can’t remember a time before the blog!!! LOL How sad is that.

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    May 21, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Your veggie bags are so gorgeous! I’ve never even tried a couple of those things before.

  • Becky
    May 21, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Congratulations to Rose!

  • kelly
    May 21, 2010 at 6:33 am

    LOL- Allegedly, I graduated with honors and an English degree but who’s to say? LOVE IT and LOVE your sense of humor!!!

  • Carol
    May 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

    Fennel is awesome but do not cook it. It tastes so good raw and cold and you can store it it the fridge in a cold bowl of water and it will be even more crunchy.

  • hungryforbalance.wordpress.com
    May 21, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Have fun with Caitlin! You both have such wonderful blogs- keep it up!

  • eatmovelove
    May 21, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Congrats to Rose!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    May 21, 2010 at 7:19 am

    i can tell you girls are going to get in trouble in a good way…can’t wait to read about it!

  • Katerina
    May 21, 2010 at 7:37 am

    hamster!!! Too funny, I read the post yesterday and was like, hmm she spelled hamster wrong. Then at the bottom when you mentioned that you googled it I thought… so weird, oh well I guess I have been spelling hamster wrong for awhile. oops!

    Best of Luck this weekend!!!! You will rock it!

    I love fennel risotto with lemon and goat cheese!

  • allison @ livingoneday
    May 21, 2010 at 8:05 am

    ooooh love fennel! i have the best roasted corn summer salad with fennel recipe on my blog. it is such a good summer veggie! enjoy the bag

  • Steph-exercise physiologist and artist
    May 21, 2010 at 8:12 am

    I will gaze at your veggies too! They look so good and fresh!

    You girls must be so excited to see each other and begin the official count-down to RACE DAY!! WaaaHooo!
    You will have a lot of people cheering you on here in blog world 🙂

  • Bridget
    May 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

    I just bought fava beans for the first time today!

    Have a great time with Caitlin! (She and I lived on the same floor of the freshman dorm at Pitt).

    And, good luck on your race!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    May 21, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Fennel is such an interesting taste.

    I remember Caitlin telling about how you met. So fun that you knew each other.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    May 21, 2010 at 8:52 am

    How exciting that you get to meet up with Caitlin…you girls are going to have a blast! 😀

  • Erin at The Healthy Apron
    May 21, 2010 at 9:53 am

    Just stopping in to say hello! REally cool that you knew caitlin before her “famous” blog!!

  • Lauren
    May 22, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Have fun with your friend! I recognize that background in the picture — my neighborhood in downtown Orlando on Orange Ave!! 🙂