Dana Slatkin

December Thanks…and a Giveaway

‘Tis the season for gratitude, and I want to take a moment to thank you all for your readership, your kind words, your good company in my kitchen, and your continued inspiration. You are the reason I started this blog almost 6 years ago, and you are what keeps it going! 2014 may be almost over, but there is still time to squeeze in one more giveaway. This beautiful acacia wood salad bowl is the most popular item in The Farmgirl Shop. It’s the perfect size for two or a crowd, shallow enough to showcase any salad and large enough for easy tossing. I use mine nearly every night. For a chance to win, just fill out the form below. You can enter as often as you wish. The winner will be selected at random and notified by e-mail first week … [Read more...]

Harvest Cranberry Apple Sauce

My heartiest thanks and congratulations to all of you who shared your recipes in my Fall Cooking Contest! Entries came from all over the country and beyond. Each recipe made me think of your warm, cozy kitchens and the comforting flavors of fall. There was a delicious butternut squash baked with coconut and pineapple concentrate; an ambitious Chai Caramel Pie (spanning 3 pages!); a unique warm apple salsa; a casserole of apples, sweet potatoes, dried cranberries and pears; Sweet Potato Pear Soup; a mac ‘n cheese with bacon (kudos to my youngest entrant, a 15-year-old from New Brunswick, Canada); plus colorful salads, decadent cakes, stuffings, frittatas, and even a smoothie. It was a tough call, but after much debate, I chose the dish … [Read more...]

Farmgirl Winners Circle

farmgirl winners circle

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS! Here are a few of the lucky readers who have won 90210 Farmgirl Cooking Contests and Giveaways. You, too, can win fabulous kitchen gadgets, ceramic pans, beautiful serving pieces, Farmgirl aprons, and more. Enter as many times as you wish!   Sharon Extine (Toledo, Ohio) Blima Spetner (St. Louis, Missouri) Jessica Lane (Tempe, Arizona) Sandie Brown Forsyth (Birmingham, Alabama) Diane Azais (Gaithersburg, Maryland) Angela Smith (Loves Park, Illinois) Courtney Sander (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Mahdi Martin (Kyle, Texas) Jerri Gerard (Newport Beach) Tricia Wehner (Millersville, Maryland) John Brindisi (New York, New York) Deborah Harwood (Cornelius, NC) Jaclyn Reynolds … [Read more...]