Sunday, November 02, 2008

WHB Turns Three: Announcing Prize Winners and Your Favorite Herb, Vegetable, and Fruit

Weekend Herb Blogging Three Year AnniversaryIt'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 . . .

Prize Winners
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:


And comment #108 was from:


Congratulations to Tanna, Shannon, and Nabeela, and thanks again to New West Knifeworks for generously donating the set of Fusionwood Knives, and to Fissler USA for donating the Blue Point Pressure Pan set.

Favorite Herb Winner
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.
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16 comments:

Genie said...

Congrats to the winners -- it was a really fun giveaway, Kalyn, and I'm not surprised to see such diversity in voting!

Maris said...

Congrats for the winners! And thank you Kalyn for wrangling this contest! It looked like a lot of hard work to tally up those answers.

Chris said...

Congrats for the winners! It was fun playing. :)

ChichaJo said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Nabeela said...

Thanks again Kalyn for holding the fun contest. I still can't believe I won :)

Cindystar said...

Congratulations to winners!
And thank you very much, Kalyn, for your great work!

Yasmeen said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!

Haalo said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners!
You know, if you disqualify asparagus because its a grass and squash, eggplant and tomato are all really fruit, then guess what, Potato wins!

Carole with an "e" in NYC said...

Kalyn
How much fun was that! Terrific.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Congratulations to the winners, and to you, for creating WHB. It is still the premier event in the food blog world, and hooray to Haalo for taking on the coordinating of it.

Jya-Syin said...

It was fun, thank you Kalyn.

The game would be even more exciting if there were one sweepskate prize for those who "guessed" right on all three groups! (Just a thought.)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Yay! What lucky winners!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

You sure surprised me Kalyn and put a very big smile on my face!
Now I think I need a special bread for the new bread knife!! and some great herbs for the other two! I can't thank you enough!
And congrats to the othe two winners!!

Maria said...

Congrats to all of the winners. Thanks for such a fun giveaway!

Nevis said...

Congrats to the winners!

But you're really sending me the knives, right? This was all merely a ruse to surprise me? Aww...you're so sweet!

_ts of [eatingclub] vancouver said...

Congrats to the winners. It's fun to see what the winners were, in terms of herb, veg and fruit. =)

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