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WHB Giveaway #2: Tell Us Your Favorite Vegetable of 2008 and You Might Win a Fantastic Prize!

VegetablesWe started our three days of giveaways yesterday by asking about your favorite herb of 2008. Now you have a second chance to win one of three amazing prizes by leaving a comment naming your favorite vegetable of 2008. This is all part of our Week-Long Celebration for the three year anniversary of Weekend Herb Blogging. Thanks to New West KnifeWorks and Fissler USA who have donated two amazing prizes. I’m also is giving away a set of my three favorite cookbooks of 2008, so keep reading to see how to enter.

How to Enter

It’s easy to enter! First, read more about the prizes at the post announcing the anniversary celebrations. Then come back to this post and leave a comment naming your favorite vegetable of 2008. Feel free to use any interpretation of the word “vegetable” that works for choosing your favorite. If you’re a blogger, you must sign in using Open ID or name/url so we can contact you if you’re the winner. Readers who are not bloggers must leave an e-mail address typed into the body of the comment. Use the format kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net to protect your e-mail from spammers. Comments left without a way to verify or contact the person leaving the comment will be deleted! (Remember comments are moderated, so you won’t see your comment until I approve it. If you’re in Europe or Asia and I’m asleep in my part of the world, that might take a while!)

More Chances to Win!
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to vote for your favorite herb too. There will be voting for favorite fruit (on Thursday) so come back for that too. Comments on all prize posts will close at 10:00 P.M. (MST – Salt Lake Time) on Friday, October 31, and the winners will be announced in the Anniversary Edition of Weekend Herb Blogging on Sunday evening. (Duplicate entries on the same post will result in all comments from that person being deleted, so please be careful to enter only once on each post.)

Kalyn Recommends:
Of course I can’t enter to win the prizes, but nothing can stop me from doing a little campaigning, can it? I might be going out on a limb here by endorsing chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) as my favorite vegetable of 2008, because I know chickpeas are really legumes, and I’m not actually sure if legumes are considered vegetables. But I was so overcome with the love of chickpeas in 2008 that I don’t really care what they’re categorized. Here are three reasons I think you should vote for chickpeas.

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas with Moroccan Spices were a completely new way to cook chickpeas for me, and I loved them (as did a lot of other people who tried them!)

Another chickpea recipe that really was a hit around here was this Baked Falafel Patties with Yogurt Tahini Sauce. The recipe was sent to me by a reader (Thanks Jamie!) and when I tried it, I found out a few other food bloggers had also liked the recipe.

Finally, sneaking in another pitch for my favorite herb, another dish that really rocked was this Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Beef and Cilantro which came from Mark Bittman. This is simple and delicious, and completely my kind of food.

Are You Blogging About Vegetables?
Of course, Weekend Herb Blogging is really about the posts that are submitted each week, by great bloggers from all over the world, so here is information about how to submit a post if you’d like to join in for the anniversary edition. You can write about your favorite herb, favorite vegetable, or favorite fruit for this special edition.

(P.S. I can’t publish off-topic comments or respond to questions in comments on these give-away posts because it will foul up the numbering system for the random number selection.)

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    199 Comments on “WHB Giveaway #2: Tell Us Your Favorite Vegetable of 2008 and You Might Win a Fantastic Prize!”

  1. Yep sweet potato is the one for 2008… baked with lots of cinnamon!

    tracyclem at msn dot com

  2. Yep – I’m voting for the sweet potato… baked with lots of cinnamon!

  3. Green Tomatoes

    I look forward to them in my garden every summer, can’t get them very often the rest of the year. Remind me of my grandmother and her green tomato jam. Love them fried with cornmeal!

  4. I’m definitely going to have to go with eggplant. When it’s in season, I eat it every couple of days, mostly roasted, and love it! My local farmer’s market offers so many different kinds of eggplant, all the way from Italian to Japanese to little tiny Thai eggplant perfect for curry!

  5. Sweet potatoes for 2008 !!!!!!

    karina_ms at hotmail dot com

  6. my favorite is GREEN BEANS. I mean you can do them so many ways…stir fry, barbecue, bake, can them, Green beans with new potatoes, mix them with soups, put them in stews,soups and casseroles, eat them fresh, pickle them, and now adays you can get them fresh all the time, love to grill them. the edible incredible green bean.. MaryAnn

  7. I like bok choys. They are very easy to include in a stir fry, steamed fish or soup. The green and white colours are fresh and inviting

  8. butternut squash, oven roasted and then tossed with pesto right before serving.

  9. My favorite to eat? Broccoli.

    My favorite this year? since so many seem to be naming vine growing gourds and the like (which are technically fruits, I will go with an entire plant as my veggie… celery. I have been using it more an more and in its entirety. The leaves, stalks, celery salt (derived from root) seeds… etc. It is just useful!

  10. It is amazing how the things you hate when you are little…are the things you love love love as an adult. Brussel Sprouts (raosted with Garlic and olive oil…yum), Asparagus (same way)and ok…chickpeas!! Love them too. This is hard….can you vote for three…lol!

  11. RED PEPPERS!!! I put red peppers on everything….roasted on sandwiches, sauteed in eggs, freshly sliced on a toasted bagel with cream cheese…yummmmm. When they are in season and on sale, I buy tons of them. Christine


  12. Zucchini! Oh and onions and garlic!! Gotta have it!

  13. I’m not a big veggie fan. But I’ve discovered I love cabbage.

  14. Asparagus, however and whenever I can get it! Debbie

  15. Potato – fry it, bake it, roast it, boil it, mash it, steam it, saute it, sweet, savoury – how could we live without it?

  16. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Onion!

  17. My favorite pick for 2008 would have to go to Asparagus. I crave it lately:) !!!

  18. This year’s vegetable of choice is the humble potato – boring, I suppose, but so versatile and wonderful in so many combinations.

  19. Okra is one of my favorites. I don’t get to eat it too often but I enjoy it when I do.

  20. My all-time favorite veggie is asparagus. You have helped me love it even more with different ways to eat this wonderful flower!