WHB Turns Three: Announcing Prize Winners and Your Favorite Herb, Vegetable, and Fruit
posted by Kalyn Denny on November 3, 2008
It’s been quite a week of celebrating around here for the third birthday of Weekend Herb Blogging, and now we have some announcements to make. Our friendly Random Number Generator has picked the prize winners, and Kalyn’s Kitchen readers have chosen the favorite herb, favorite vegetable, and favorite fruit of the year. And the winners are . . .
I drew slips to see which prize went with each set of comments, starting with comments left for favorite herb. The slip I drew for that prize was:
The winning comment number for the knives was:
And comment #16 was from:
For favorite vegetable, the prize slip I drew out was:
The winning comment number for the cookbooks was:
And comment #20 was from:
Of course that left this prize for the comments from favorite fruit:
The winning comment number for the pressure pan was:
Cilantro and basil were in a close race to be crowned the favorite herb (52-51.) Runners-up were rosemary (17), dill (13), thyme (12), mint (11), and parsley (7.) Other herbs receiving votes were ginger, oregano, lemongrass, scented geranium, pandan leaves, lemon verbena, lavender, marjoram, shiso, Thai basil, tarragon, and chives.
Favorite Vegetable Winner
Asparagus was one vote ahead of zucchini to be named favorite vegetable (18-17.) Runners-up were butternut squash (12), eggplant (12), tomato (11), potato (10), kale (9), brussels sprouts (9), onions (8), broccoli (7), and sweet potato (7.) Other veggies receiving votes included arugula, samphire, lentils, gell peppers, rutabaga, beets, artichoke, chickpeas, moringa, sprouts, carrots, fennel bulb, mushrooms, edamame, chard, green beans, spaghetti squash, parsnips, avocados, pumpkin, cucumbers, spinach, okra, sorrel, cabbage, leeks, rhubarb, cauliglower, squash blossoms, hot chiles, bok choy, beet tops, and corn.
Favorite Fruit Winner
Apple squeaked by mango to be declared favorite fruit (23-22.) Runners-up were peaches (15), strawberries (11), lemon (11), blueberries (10), and figs (8.) Other fruits people voted for included tangelo, dragonfruit, quince, banana, lime, grapefruit, nectarine, coconut, cherry, tomato, pomegranate, grapes, cantalope, raspberry, persimmon, lychee, pineapple, orange, soursop, plums, watermelon, pineapple guava, olives, avocado, and blackberry.
WHB #156 Recap is coming, then WHB Carries on at Haalo’s Blog
I’m putting finishing touches on the recap of posts for the Three Year Anniversary edition of WHB and will be posting it shortly. Before I finish this post, I’d like to say thanks to all the people who have supported WHB over the last three years. I’ve made some wonderful online friends, and even a few that I’ve met in person. Starting next week, Haalo will take over management of Weekend Herb Blogging at Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once, where you can find complete WHB Information.