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WHB Giveaway #3: Tell Us Your Favorite Fruit of 2008 You Might Win a Fantastic Prize!

Fruits with Ponderosa LemonHopefully you’ve already taken time to tell us about your favorite herb and your favorite vegetable. Now, leave one more comment on this post telling us about your favorite fruit of 2008, for your final chance to win one of three valuable prizes. The give-aways are just 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 wonderful 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 fruit of 2008. 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. (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!)

You MUST either sign in and create a link to your blog or leave an e-mail address if you’re not a blogger. Comments that don’t have either of those ways to notify the winner will be deleted, since I have no way to verify who left the comment. There are a few people who have had comments deleted on all three give-aways because they are not leaving an e-mail address or blog link. Please be sure you’re including that information because I hate having to delete the comments.

More Chances to Win!
We’ve already had voting for favorite herb (Tuesday) and favorite vegetable (Wednesday) so if you missed out, visit those posts and leave more comments! Comments on all posts will close at 10:00 P.M. (MST) 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.)

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Of course I can’t enter to win prizes, but nothing can stop me from doing a little campaigning, can it? Favorite fruit is a tough one for me, because, as my niece Elizabeth told me when she was five and I was trying to get her to eat a banana “I’ve never been much of a fruit eater.” This isn’t a South Beach Diet thing; from an early age I preferred vegetables to fruits. Of course I could pick tomatoes, since they’re fruits and I love them, but instead I’m voting for the one fruit I couldn’t cook without: lemons! Here’s a few recipes where lemon juice made all the difference.

I was crazy over Merritt’s Cannellini Beans in Mint Marinade, and this is a dish where lemon juice really made all the difference.

It’s an easy recipe, but fresh lemon juice adds a delightful note to this Low Sugar Cocktail Sauce that’s so great with delicious shrimp.

Finally, lemon juice was really important for this Roasted Butternut Squash with Lemon, Thyme, and Parmesan.

Are You Blogging About Fruits?
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.

(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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    162 Comments on “WHB Giveaway #3: Tell Us Your Favorite Fruit of 2008 You Might Win a Fantastic Prize!”

  1. My favorite fruit would have to be….avocados! I LOVE them!

  2. watermelon!!!

    There isn’t summertime unless watermelon for me!

  3. Hehe could get all technical and say tomato but I do not think that is in the spirit.

    Would have to go with the lemon. Been using it in so many dishes and in so many ways that I have developed a brand new love for them. Juiced, zest, as an acid, salt cured, candied, you name it.

  4. my fave fruit of 2008 … plums! ^o^

  5. I think my fave is the Nectarine. I spent weeks picking them in Australia, and still can’t get enough of them. Nothing beats a nectarine fresh off the tree!

  6. I am passionate about the taste of the pomegranate which originated in Persia and is claimed to fight disease. How good is that?

  7. Kalyn, like you, for most of my life I’ve been raw fruit-adverse – loved veggies, but fruit? Not so much. In the last couple years, I’ve been learning to eat them more often. The fruit I use most often is lemon – so on this one, I’m voting with you!

  8. Ever since I first tried them about 5 years ago, my absolute favorite fruit has been fresh figs (I HATE the dried ones!) This year I was also partial to apricots and cherries, though.

  9. This is a very difficult choice!

    Probably will have to go with apples, because they are so delicious both raw and cooked. But oranges and persimmons battled mightily for the top spot!

  10. Mangoes! I ate the best ones in Senegal last april! perfectly juicy, sweet and just a little tangy.

  11. i have so many favourite fruits: lemons, bananas, cherries, mangosteens, nectarines, limes, pineapple, mangoes and crunchy green grapes.

    but my new found fruit love for 2008 has been figs. fresh or dried, i have discovered i adore them.

  12. apples!! really, really love the honeycrisps..

    saross413(at)bellsouth (dot)net

  13. And AGAIN, Kalyn, you have almost changed my vote with your persuasive argument for lemons. Lemons are wonderful! Limes too.

    But are they my favourite fruit? Almost, but not quite. My favourite:



  14. It was got to be wild blueberries. Not those horrid cultivated things but those wee blue bullets bursting with flavour and vitamins.

    As a child I use to pick them at my aunt’s farm. NOW I alwasy have some on hand in the freezer (except I pay $ 75 for a basket OUCH).

    I have never known a fruit to give such a jolt of refreshing flavour before. You don’t need a big hunk of apple, a few wild blueberries and you’re on your way.

  15. Fresh peaches…mmm…

  16. Red Raspberries … love them with yogurt.

  17. My favorite fruit this year is grapes, crisp, sweet and juicy. I have kids so grapes are always a sure bet snack for them. I grab a bag to take with us to the park, on the road or for an afternoon snack. It doesn’t get much easier than that.

  18. Blueberries are my favorite,I love it in pie,muffins,smoothies,salad ,yogurt and morning cereal

  19. I love fruit in pretty much all shapes and sizes… however in 2008 I have been over the moon with strawberries fresh from the farmers market, they go in everything!