August 24, 2009


Thanks to all the friends and fans that participated in our first giveaway. It was fun reading all of your comments and stories. The challenge is on to meet all of your recipe requests ~ a challenge we look forward to in the coming weeks. We've already made some progress in tracking down the famous artichoke cupcake recipe for Holly, and are crossing our fingers that the talented baker that came up with this unique creation will be willing to share his genius with our readers.

So, without further ado, the winner is...SAMANTHA STEWART!

Congratulations Sam! You were interested in some great salad recipes, so we hope you'll give our "Peas, Love & Orzo" a try. You also inquired about some recipes for gazpacho. Turns out our pal Martha did a whole feature on gazpacho in the September issue of LIVING, and we're eager to try all four recipes, especially the "Gazpacho Ajo Blanco". You'll receive a copy with your t-shirt. But for instant gratification, we recommend her Cucumber Buttermilk Gazpacho. It's delightful!

Barb wrote in asking about a referral for online Singer sewing machine parts. Our friend Kate at the Sewing Forum recommends Ron at A1 Sewing Machines. We're working on a local lead for you for sewing machine repairs.

More recipe requests to be fulfilled shortly...

Thanks again!


  1. I can't wait to try this recipe out! Seems like the perfect after school/ beach snack.

  2. Oh speaking of energy bars it reminds me of my past quest to make a Carmelita that I buy at Whole Foods. The bakers at whole foods wouldn't give me the recipe and I couldn't find it online. I expeimented and used the same ingredients as what was listed at whole foods but while what I made was good it wasn't the same consistentcy. Any ideas?


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