While plowing through my blogroll over the past week or two, I was suddenly struck with the realization that I am a Big Blogger Idiot. Somehow I never put two and two together, peddling my wee wares over here and coming across all sorts of food blog giveaways for products and cookbooks and toys over there… but I’ve never offered a giveaway of my own!
In part this is also a celebration, for I just got back from Kinko’s where I printed a second (and final) big batch of zines. Back when I debuted this little project of mine in April, I didn’t know that I would be standing zine-less less than four months later. Yep, that’s right – somehow the 200 copies from my first printing have all gone out into the world! While most of them have made their way to safety within the U.S. to urban vegan meccas and small towns in small states alike and many to people in my own city (Minneapolis represent!), I’ve also gotten to trek down to the USPO with envelopes addressed to Canada, Europe, Australia… even the United Arab Emirates!
Once this second batch of 150 is sold, I’m not sure I’ll be doing any more printings, as I’m hard at work trying to come up with recipes for Zine no. 2 (zomg!) amidst testing for two cookbooks, working full-time, and (hopefully) soon taking on a second weekly volunteering shift. So, even if you don’t win the giveaway, please feel free to contact me about ordering a zine (or more) before they’re gone for good. (The procedure is the same as indicated at the end of this post.)
I’m hoping Zine no. 2 will be even bigger and better! In keeping with my sweet potato love a la swell, here is a yum-picture of them with a Creamy Pepita-Cilantro Dressing of which I’ve recently been enamored (and honestly, isn’t it weird how a couple days later, Ricki posted a similar-looking recipe on her lovely blog? More on how we’re twin-flavor-souls in an upcoming post!):
Okay, okay, enough blabbering and onto what you are really here for…
I’m giving away copies of swell to two lucky people (one each)! To enter, please leave a comment telling me what your favorite summer fruit or vegetable is and why (being that time of year and all) by Monday, July 26, 9pm CST. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced by Tuesday night (July 27), and I will contact them via email for subsequent prize-claimings.
Good luck and eat something yummy!