Blog-friend Sara recently said to me, “If I send you some delicious and FREE fruit, will you cook something up and blog about it for the Crave! at Work Holiday Recipe Challenge?”
“Hell yeah!” I replied, even though I don’t really cook. I mean, I know people who cook, and sometimes I take pictures of the food they cook. That’s really what I write about here. Eating food, not cooking food.
But whatever, free fruit. I’d work it out. (And PS I once won a national recipe contest, I think by default. But that’s a story for another day… and it was NOT a good recipe. So I’ve stricken it from my cooking record.)
I was pumped when this adorable tote bag of Crave! fruit arrived at my office today…
… and then I found the note that instructed me to “think about a dish you can create… [and] post your tasty recipe.”
UH OH. GULP. Like I said, not an amazing cook. And recipes of my own invention?? SCARY PANTS!
But I will try, for Crave! (The exclamation is theirs, in case you think I’ve gone mental with my punctuation.) (That too.)
I have to say, the other competing blogs look super-legit, recipe-wise. What have I gotten myself into?
It’s amazing what I’ll do for free fruit. And to get YOU GUYS some free fruit. WHAT? That’s right. My first giveaway.
If you live in the LA area, YOU TOO could have an adorable tote containing TEN POUNDS of seasonal fruit delivered to your door. Really. Really really. You’ll be the toast of the neighborhood. (If your neighbors like fruit.) (If they don’t like fruit… you don’t want them to toast you, anyway.) (Throw toast at them.)
Want to meet the contents of my fruit bag?
Back to front, that’s baby bananas (& chestnuts), Comice pears, and Asian pears (AKA apple pears… they look like apples).
I have a few more adorable pictures of the baby fruits, but I have to save something for the next post.
If you want to be entered in the Crave! giveaway, simply comment on the blog (make sure you give a valid email address… it won’t be shared with the universe– just me). Remember, you have to live in LA. And, uh, maybe say what your favorite fruit is, or what your favorite holiday meal is. Or tell me what you would make with this fruit. Yeah– let’s go with that. Or all three.
And if you don’t live in LA– comment anyway. I’ll send one of you a really cute card. IN THE MAIL. Just to thank you for being a pal.
Talk to me, people. Help a blogger out! And you could get some fruit for your labors. And my labors.
SOS! Savory or sweet!
I’m going to do my best to make something Binge-worthy. Something easy enough for me to make, and for you to make, too– possibly with a tote of free Crave! fruits.