Links: Apple Pie, Fermented Carrots, and Winners

October 14, 2013(updated on April 24, 2023)
Very late breakfast of pumpkin butter oats and tea.

To me, one of the markers of a good week is that I have enough time to cook through at least half my CSA share. This last week, I managed to cook five dinners and even got Scott to take leftovers for lunch twice. Truly, it’s the little things that thrill me. Other than that, things were wonderfully uneventful. Now, links!

Adjustable Microplane Slicer

We have winners! First up is the winner in the Microplane Adjustable Slicer giveaway. It’s commenter #948, Rachel Groat. She said, “I have a simple mandoline slicer, and I use it for tons of stuff, especially onions slicing. My two favorite recipes have been making curried carrot chips, and a lovely little appetizer with caramelized brown sugar onions and goat cheese on puff pastry rounds! I would love to upgrade my cheapy slicer one day, and this one looks awesome! Love your site bunches 🙂.”

The Little Book of Home Preserving

It was a two giveaway week, which means we also have a winner in The Little Book of Home Preserving giveaway. It’s commenter #85, Debbie Bruster. She said that she was planning on canning applesauce and apple butter this weekend. Delicious choices!

Many thanks to Microplane and Rebecca Gagnon for providing their tools and books for giveaway, as well as to all of you who took the time to enter!

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7 thoughts on "Links: Apple Pie, Fermented Carrots, and Winners"

  • Great reminder to slow down and get some cooking time in! I always look forward to your links, even nicer to have my sweet cherry tomato pickles included — thank-you!

  • Hello,

    Someone just turned me on to your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook (also a blog). I’m so excited to look through your blog. Denise

  • I echo your CSA sentiment! Our share has been so plentiful this year and a good portion of it finds its way to our freezer.

  • Congratulations to the winners! And to me too…since I was lucky enough to learn about these great products thanks to your blog, Marisa and have already ordered the little book. The microplane is on my Christmas list now and I hope Santa is paying attention.


  • I put that little Microplane jewel on my Amazon wish list! I like it a lot. The cookbook looks like something I’d love to have, too!