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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. I go bananas for Bananas!

    I bought a banana tree a few months ago to see if I could grow my own, but something about living in Missouri doesn’t make suitable banana growing weather.

  2. blueberries!!! I moved away from my berry bushes for the year and only got a few, which I treasured!

  3. This is too hard!!!
    This may not be the TOP NUMBER ! EVER choice, but I just have to pick one and get it over with! =D For actual EATING, even though it *has* to be a specific kind, I say:


    (Peaches are great too! I love pineapples! Lemons are so useful. Limes are so fragrant! Calamansi is not like the above 2 citurs fruits. The list goes on.)

  4. Mangoes are the best- I cannot resist them- even on off-seasons when they cost way too much! Yum!

  5. This is the easiest one to answer. THE LEMON. Hands down. I add lemon juice to so many of my recipes, meats (chicken, lamb, veal, pork), all vegetables, and I even squeeze some onto fruit salad or melon.
    carolepip (at) verizon (dot) net

  6. My favorite fruit is strawberries. I love them frozen, fresh, whole, sliced (with a bit of sugar and whipped cream), any ole kind of way!

    cseybt [at] gmail [dot] com

  7. I love to squeeze lemon juice for the salad instead of vinegar as I love the scented smell of lemon. For grilling, I often used lemons. If any recipes calls for garnishing lemon juice, then I use it. Sweet Mangoes are my favourite when they’re in peak season. I used to make Banana bread with chcolate chip and some indian sweets with banana. I used Mango lassi when the mangoes are not in season. Lemon, Mangoes and Bananas are my favourite fruit for 2008.

  8. Apples have to be my favorite. They aren’t all that exciting, but they are so versatile.

  9. Who doesn’t love Apples? My fav is the Jona Gold’s.

    Ryan Blizzard
    blizzard.rw (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. I just discovered that I love figs!

  11. My favorite would have to be blackberries. I live in Washington State, which has tons of berries and the patch I pick from is in a hidden cove off a logging road. I always pick enough to freeze for use during the winter to remind me of the summer around the corner.

  12. I agree…I love lemons. Lemon water is so refreshing.

  13. Mixed frozen berries in a smoothie.

    Jo Anna

    edjoannaaz at hotmail dot com

  14. tomato.

    I had a hard time choosing so I went with the most used in our house.

  15. A few years ago I spent some time with friends in the Black Forest. Every morning, my job was to go out and pick raspberries for breakfast. I never seemed to get back with the full amount that I picked! They’ve been my favorite since.

  16. Apples. They are the only fruit I’ve been craving since starting SBD. I really want one dipped in caramel this time of year…

  17. Without a doubt…avocados! I can eat those every single day. We eat them mashed on sandwiches, chunked in salads, mashed as guac, chunked in soups. Of all the stuff I eat, this is the one thing I would love to grow because they can be so expensive, but the trees won’t survive our winters.

  18. Strawberrys. I cant wait each spring for the strawberry patch to open. 🙂

  19. I love LIMES! since the lemons have been so expensive this year, and I have always used limes for things such as drinks! and my cilantro pesto, I started using them more in other things, instead of lemons.