Tuesday, September 29, 2009

TWD--Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart and a Giveaway

I just got back from my wonderful trip to San Francisco for the Food BlogHer Conference  (check out my fun post all about the trip if you haven't seen it yet!) Monday night.  So I was not able to make the heavenly looking Chocolate-Crunched Caramel Tart that Carla at Chocolate Moosey chose for Tuesday's With Dorie this week.  But rest assured, my plan is for you to get a two for one next week!  I just can't pass that tart up.  And I can't wait to see what all the other TWD bakers and bloggers do with it!

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Now don't think I'd just leave it at that.  I thought since you've taken the time to stop by that I would have a little giveaway.  And why?  Well, because during the summer I got one of these grater/juicers and while I was at it, grabbed one to share with a lucky one of you, too.  I have actually really liked especially zesting citrus with it.  And I just now noticed that it also has an egg separator, too.  I've actually only used it for zesting and juicing, but now I can't wait to use it the next time I need to separate an egg or two (and heaven knows with TWD, we will have to separate eggs! ;)  I also like that it measures liquids.

But that's not all.  You see, a few months back, the people at Stonyfield/Oikos Greek Yogurt sent me a nice little package of goodies which included some coupons for some of their Oikos yogurt.  I quickly found their smaller single serving containers of yogurt at my grocery store and loved the yogurt!  But they also sent me two coupons for the 16 oz. containers of Oikos Greek Yogurt.  Believe me when I tell you, I have searched HI and LO at all the stores 'round these parts and I cannot find 16 oz. containers of Oikos yogurt.  I even looked an hour away from here at the nearest Whole Foods and thought for sure they would have it.  Nope.  I have given up.  But I do not want to see these coupons just go to waste.  They are good until the last day of the year.  And they could be yours for the taking.

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Hurry before this guy eats the coupons!  He's pretty scary and hungry.  He almost bit my finger when I grabbed the coupons back!  ;)

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite city to visit (or live) in and why.  I've got another crazy week coming up as Kevin and I will be going out of town on Thursday and won't be back until Sunday, so hmmm, let's see.  How about deadline for the giveaway will be Thursday at 9 a.m. central time.  Then we'll pick a winner before we leave.  (Kevin has an interview with Virginia Tech and they pretty much already want him to say yes to the potential job offer so much that they want me to come, too.  Heck, we'll take a nice little getaway together, and just on the heels of my great trip to San Francisco as well!  Thanks beforehand to my mom for coming to watch the boys while we're gone.  We'll owe you for this one for sure!)  This little giveaway is for those in the US only.  (Sorry.)  We'll randomly choose a winner in our favorite way, by putting all the comments in a bowl and having each of the boys pick one, then for fun this time, we'll have my mom choose the winner from those!  So fun.  Good luck.

32 comments:

Amanda said...

Glad you had fun at Blogher, wish I could have gone! I have those coupons too and can't find that size anywhere either :-( There's one more store I need to try, they may have them.

I'd love to be entered for that zester, slicer, juicer thingy! :-D My favorite city to visit is Estes Park, CO. We have an RV and have been to a wonderful campground there several times. The tony is incredibly charming and the mountain views are spectacular. How could they not be, the town is nestled at the opening of the Rocky Mountain National Forest. I want to go now! Our plan is actually to retire there some day :)

Lisa said...

Great giveaway. My favorite city to visit is NYC. And it is only 2 hours away. Have afun trip!

Deeba @Passionate About Baking said...

Wonderful to read about the great time you had at Blogher & SFO. I visited SFO almost 15 years ago for the 2nd & last time & have very fond memories of that beautiful city. My favourite city by far is Sydney. I love it...the people, the places, the culture, downtown...FAB!
I'd love to be entered for the zester...it's magical! Thank you!!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Waiting to see your TWD double post next week!! Because knowing you, yo'll have created something super awesome of your own with it!!

The juicer zester separator slicer thingy looks great! I'd love to own one. I'd love to live in New York, for the food and the fashion, and the pace of life is similar to that of Mumbai [people from here usually find it hard to adjust in slower cities]

Jeannette said...

my favorite city to travel to is new braunfels in texas. its a 2.5 hour drive to semi-obscurity. sometimes i just need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. this is my relax-y spot :)

thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

Virginia Tech? No you want to come to ISU. So if I had to pick a city it would be Chicago. I love all the museums. Have a fun trip.

Tressa said...

Well, I must admit that I absolutely love where I live. I don't have to travel to see people, they come to me because where I live is just awesome. A suburb of Salt Lake City (South Jordan) is just perfect. I love having 4 distinct seasons.
For traveling I really like Victoria, British Columbia. Just a pretty place to be. We've been there a few times since we used to live across the water in Sequim, WA. A fairly short ferry ride (I think it was about 2 hours) got you there.

Shari said...

My favorite place to visit is anyplace in New England - brings back lots of college memories. If I had to pick a city, Portland ME is incredible as long as it's not winter. :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love to visit San Diego. Love the beach; great memories there, etc. Have a fun weekend in Virginia. Lawrence will miss you.

Shanbanan said...

My favorite city to visit is Charleston, SC. I've been there many times, and I can say that it's the only place other than my home town where I've ever felt completely relaxed and comfortable. It's not home and never could be, but I do have a real feeling of contentment whenever I'm there

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Wow, you are really on the go! My favorite city to visit might be Paris, if I ever got there. Of places I've actually been, Chicago is great. So much to do and see! But my favorite city to live is where I am. Seattle is not too hot (usually), not too cold, but just right.

Megan said...

So if he accepts the offer, does this mean you'll be moving? How exciting, though - a new position! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

My favorite city to visit would have to be Venice, Italy.

You didn't say it had to be in the U.S.!

Creating Goodness said...

My favorite city to visit is Chicago...the shopping, the pizza, YUM! But, now I live in Seattle, and it's for sure my favorite city to live in ;)

spike. said...

my favorite city is Paris, for the food of course

Kayte said...

The boys will have such fun choosing...such a great thing for you to do. I am VERY VERY VERY disappointed you did not make the TART...just so you know. I look forward to your baking each week. My favorite city is SF, how lucky were you to get to go there! Good luck on VA Tech thing.

Carole said...

I returned, yesterday, from a week of visiting relatives in Santa Barbara, CA It was 20 degrees cooler than LA It was so nice being near the Pacific. I am ready to sell me house, here in Cleveland, and move to Santa Barbara.

I would like any of your prizes.

CindyinTempe said...

My favorite city to visit is Houston, because it's always fun to hang out with the grandsons (8 &11).
Glad you had a great trip!

pinkstripes said...

I love love love Montreal. It's a great place to visit. People are very friendly, everything is very french. Great restaurants, museums, night life. And it's way cheaper than getting to Paris/France.

Pamela said...

My favorite city to visit right now is probably San Francisco. I miss Pier 39 and Muir Woods and all the great places to eat. However, as great as the city is, it's currently my favorite city to visit because my only niece (who just turned 1 a couple months ago!) lives there, and I hardly ever get to see her since I live in Chicago.

Susan said...

I would love to be entered into your drawing. My favorite city I have ever visited would have to be Kyoto. It was just beautiful and the temples alongside modern building was so interesting. I was even lucky enough to get a ride in a rickshaw while there. Wonderful city.

MindyW said...

Can I just say that I love your blog! It is so down to earth and real...I have made several of the recipes that you have come up with and keep coming back for more.
Anyway, my favorite city is Skagway, Alaska. I lived there during 5 summers when I was a young one and I know all the best hikes, restaurants, and the people are wonderful! You can just feel it in the air when you get off the little six-seater plane! That is my happy place.

Earlene said...

There are so many I'd like to visit, but since I live near San Francisco, and don't get to go there very often, I guess I'll say S.F. Now I want to go look up those bakeries that you mentioned.

Lisa Ernst said...

Your trip looks like it was really fun -- makes me want to start a baking blog so I can attend next time! My favorite city to visit is San Francisco. My husband and I have been there many times for the great food, moderate weather and the ability to walk just about anywhere in the city (all the better to walk off all those great meals and desserts). Love the Ferry Building and the world class Farmer's Market. A food lover's dream.

Flourchild said...

Im glad your home from your trip safe and sound.

My favorite place to visit is Arch Cape Oregon. My entire family meets from all over and we rent a beach house right on the beach! We have been going now for 14 years. It's a place to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. The kids love exploring for sanddollars and sea shells. We see a sea creature from time to time..campfires and roasting marshmallows..but most of all being together with family!

Karen said...

I actually have your other post saved so I can go back and read it. :) I am jealous and would love to go to a Blogher conference.

My favorite place to visit is Yosemite. I lived there for a summer and miss it!

You will love the torte when you get a chance to make it!

Kim said...

Glad you had fun at Blogher. Loved the post. I always like to visit Amsterdam. There is always beautiful things to see and everyone is so friendly.

Natalie said...

my favorite place to visit is anywhere that my family is :) love family vacations!

thanks for the giveaway! i want that yogurt!!

AmyRuth said...

Well so glad you got to go to Blogher, just a little envious here. Anyway, well throw my name in the "mad Hat" and give it a whirl. BTW The tart this week is amazing....make sure you get around to it. So worth the calories. Oh, yes....haven't traveled that many places but I love the sunshine so I guess it would be Mexico, and wouldn't mind living there either.
AmyRuth

lasinthekitchen said...

My favorite city to visit is San Francisco. Mostly because of the food - all of the different ethnic cuisines, ice cream places, the Ferry building, the farmer's market, I could go on and on...
=)

Mimi said...

I am glad you had such a great time at Blogher. San Francisco is one of my favorite palces. It's always an adventure when I go there.
Mimi

elaine1954 said...

My favorite place to visit is wherever our next family reunion is! Good food, family and fun. Eating is our favorite pasttime

Liz said...

What a great giveaway, and a fun trip! My favorite city to visit (and live in) is London...I lived there for a year and have visited since then, and it's my favorite place in the world. Pip pip!