Monday, June 18, 2012

Embarking on the second thousand

Woah! This blog just passed the 1000-post milestone. One. Thousand. Posts. 1k. Lotsa lotsa many many. Whole lotta posts.

If those post were only 500 words each, that's a half-million words. And I'm willing to bet that most were WELL over 500 words. No wonder I wore out the e-key on my laptop!

When I started this blog, I wondered if I'd have enough to say to sustain regular posting. Well, it turns out that I like to blab. A lot. Some days, I've had so much going on that I posted twice.

And sometimes I'm so scatterbrained that I've accidentally posted twice. Oops.

But either way, the post earlier today was #1000, and now I'm embarking on the second thousand.

So, let's celebrate, shall we?  And what better way to celebrate than with a gift? No, not for me. For you. I've got one of these to give away:
Pretty, isn't it? It's a soapstone pizza stone in a metal carrying ring made by All Clad

And it includes the pizza cutter as well. Besides baking on the stone, you can chill it and use to to serve cold foods. You want one, don't you?

I did a review of a whole bunch of pizza stones for Serious Eats, and this was one I reviewed and I really liked. Here's my review of this one. And here's the roundup of the whole bunch of them.

When the nice folks at All Clad shipped the baking stone to me to review, they accidentally shipped two. I contacted them and asked what I should do with the second one. "Whatever you like," they said. So I boxed it up and waited for a good time to give it away.

The celebration of 1000 posts seems like a good time. Right?

Yeah, I thought so, too.

How to enter:
  • To enter to win, leave a comment on this post. Whatever you like.That's your Official Mandatory Entry. One little comment. Easy peasy.

But wait! There's more! Since this is a big milestone for me, let's make it a bit more interesting, shall we?

  • Go to THIS POST. You will see a list of bloggers (me included) who are making Fabio's recipes. For additional entries, go to as many of those blogs as you like, comment on their Fabio recipe, then come back here and tell me which blog you commented on. Those Fabio posts will be going up all week, so be sure to post on the correct recipe! Leave ONE COMMENT HERE FOR EACH ENTRY. If you leave one comment that says you commented on three other blogs, that only counts as one entry.

There we go! One mandatory entry, and a whopping TEN possible extra entries. 

Contest begins the second this posts and ends on Monday, June 25 at midnight mountain time. Open to continental US residents only. Sorry, but this thing is REALLY heavy, and it's gonna cost enough to ship within the US.

BUT WAIT! STOP THE PRESSES!!! 
My friends at Marx Foods have sweetened the pot a bit. There will be a SECOND winner, and that person will receive 1/4 pound of vanilla beans from Marx Foods. If you've never tried fresh vanilla beans (instead of the crunchy stale ones that you often find at grocery stores) you need to try them! I've used vanilla beans from Marx, and they're AWESOME!

No additional hoops to jump through for entry - just one additional prize!

Good luck!
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