Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not so much fresh

Before I forget, I wanted to thank Justin, from Marx Foods, who sent me samples of some of their whole spices!!

Totally made my day :) I can't wait to use them! And I finally took down the snowflakes... we did pass the first day of spring after all.

Part of the reason for my lack of posting?

Dante & Sampson

More doggie time!!!! Seriously, I can watch them play with each other for hours :) So entertaining! And when Dante wants to cuddle on the couch with a movie, who am I to fight??

Oh right, food. For now all I got is this Beet, Fennel & Jicama Salad w/Macadamia Nut Dressing. It was just ho-hum. I like fennel better caramelized, not so much a fan of it fresh (hence the title of this post). But hey, I tried! The tomatoes seemed slightly out of place, and the dressing had potential, but didn't seem to fit here. Maybe in cookies ;-) I could've just been in the mood for something warmer given this weeks' *chilly* temperatures in Boston.

Next time I promise something more tasty... and I got one word to entice you back-- nutella. You'll be back to see what it is, right? :) Thought so!!

Still more contests... Ricki is having another sweet contest, and I only wish I was closer to Toronto! Trust me, this one's good, b/c I never thought I'd say that :) Elina and Abbie are taking their turn playing Granola Mix-a-lot. There are also a bunch Newman's Own goodies up for grabs, and last but not least, there's also a chance to get your paws-err, hands, on Barney Butter! That should keep you all busy :)

30 comments:

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

horay for free samples!! :)
doggies are sooooooo cute!
Nutella?! yeah~~~

VeggieGirl said...

Looove your dogs!!

lesley said...

Haha, gotta love your dogs : )

I think that salad looks tasty ... to bad it wasn't quite as tasty as expected.

Aaaand, hoory for samples!! : )

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

aww doggies!

Cate said...

Never heard of that spice company, but will check it out. In desperate need of overhauling my spice drawers...

Erica said...

Awwww- the pups! Loving it :) And I know you are too! Let us know how all the spices are/which ones you would rec/are your favorites. Oww nutella- I'm always in!

FoodsThatFit said...

I checked out the MarxFood site and it is awesome! Thanks so much for posting about it!

Your dog is adorable!

burpandslurp said...

with a promise of something delicious like nutella, how can I not be back? woo hoo!
awwww, cUTE dogs! can DEFINITELY understand your time spend on them!

Ricki said...

Well, that salad SOUNDS delicious, anyway! And thanks for the shout-out re: the contest. I'm off to check out the other ones, too!

5 Star Foodie said...

The macadamia nut dressing sounds like a great idea!

Lauren said...

The whole spice samples are awesome - can't wait to see what you use 'em for!

The pups are so cute :) And yes, I will be back to view your nutella creation!!

Kelly said...

I'm a sucker for free samples too. Especially something like spices. I know people normally don't get excited about spices but Penzeys has made buying them a bit of a love affair for me. I especially enjoy cooking with lavender. If you need any recipes or suggestions of what to do with it I have quite a few yummy ones from Extraveganza.

Kelly said...

I should also mention that I am jealous of the vanilla beans. Those can get pricey.

Elina said...

Thanks for the shout out :)
Those dogs are CUTE!!!

Erin of Care to Eat said...

I can see why you've been distracted! Hi little puppers!!! More pics please!

Jess said...

I love Nutella! I will be back.

wholefoodswholeme said...

love the pups! and yep you got me with nutella.

Heather said...

awww, look at those adorable puppies! they're so sweet. and cool spices! can't wait to see what you do with them :)

Rachel said...

LOVE NUTELLA!

Reeni♥ said...

Yay! Spice samples rock!! The doggies are so cute!! Nutella, yum!

Kerstin said...

Awww, the doggies are adorable - can't wait to see your Nutella treat!

Elra said...

Your dogs are so cute, I also like to watch my dogs play together.
Cheers,
elra

Maria said...

Lucky you to get free samples! Love the doggies!

burpandslurp said...

carrots and cake is having a PURE bar giveaway too! thought you might wanna know, since you list these kind of stuff at the bottom of your posts...

Sagan said...

Ooh am super jealous of your samples, can't wait to see what you do with them!

Kelly said...

I noticed the lavender in your spice picture and figured I would ask. :-)

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Nutella? When? Where?

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

P.S. Adorable pups!

biz319 said...

Gotta love free loot! "D

Pumpkin said...

Oooh! Fun free samples, how exciting!

Your little pups are so cute!

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