Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I won!

Back in May, Sew, Mama Sew! sponsored a giveaway day, with hundreds of bloggers participating by offering wonderful craft supplies and handmade goodies to commenters. I was on vacation then, so had time to browse many new blogs and enter the giveaways. And I won one!

Trish, at Two Peas in a Pod Homegrown Designs, offered this beautiful farmer's market tote, and then at the last minute, decided to add a lovely produce bag to go inside. They arrived yesterday and are more beautiful in person than photos can show. They are very well made, sturdy, and lovely. I adore the mix of vintagy-looking fabrics.

Trish had asked for snack suggestions: "your favorite fresh wholesome after school snack... It should use fruits or veggies and not a lot of ingredients – something tasty and good for you and something that celebrates nature's harvest." I won with my (admittedly very strange) suggestion of cabbage and ketchup--but I can't take credit for the idea. Last summer, I took an online food storage class with Sharon Astyk, and I asked the group for suggestions about how to get kids to eat more greens--particularly cabbage, which I had tons of from the farmer with whom I was bartering. Sharon suggested offering it with ketchup as a dip, which seemed like a gross but perfectly logical choice, as kids love to dip. Sure enough, they all ask for "more cabbage! more cabbage!" when I offer that now-favorite snack. (I make my own ketchup, so I know they're not getting too much sugar and nasty ingredients.)

So this summer, when I shop the farmer's market for more cabbage and tomatoes destined to become ketchup, I'll carry them home in a lovely new bag. Thanks, Trish!

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