Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Winner

Jan-Feb 2010 Italy 006

I’ve just gotten home from my vacation in Italy and have lots of recipes and food adventures from family and friends to share with you in the coming weeks, including some great meals eaten at little mountain huts in the Dolomite mountains of the beautiful Val Gardena and a visit to learn how aged balsamic vinegar is made.

Before I get to the new posts though, I wanted to let you know that a winner for the anolini cutter offered in my recent giveaway has been selected, using a random number generator. The result from the automated number selection is ….. drum roll please…. April from Abbey Sweets.

April, I hope you enjoy the cool kitchen tool from Italy. Also as promised, for each person who left a comment on my post, I’m making a donation to help the people in Haiti suffering from the recent earthquake. A check for $100 is on its way to Partners in Health, a group that brings medical care to poor communities.

Now I’m off to deal with more snow – not skiing in Italy this time, but shoveling my driveway from the latest blizzard here in New Jersey.

New recipes and posts coming as soon as I can find my way back to the kitchen and the computer.

15 comments:

April said...

I'm so excited to try it! Glad you had a wonderful trip and can't wait to hear about it!Thank you!

♥peachkins♥ said...

looking forward to the pictures you are gonna share with us!

Stacey Snacks said...

Welcome home!
You have been missed in the blogosphere!

Elra said...

I bet your vacation was really a delicious vacation with lots of family gathering and wonderful meal. I'll be coming back to check your recipe.

Congratulation to Abbey!

Daniela said...

Bentornata, invece di riposarti stai spalndo la neve, qui' da me sta piovendo e per questa notte è prevista neve.
Un abbraccio Daniela.

Proud Italian Cook said...

Can't wait to see all your upcoming posts, I've been looking forward to them all, we're glad you're back!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear all about Val Gardena, that's where we go skiing too. So I want to hear your thoughts and food and such.
Paola

Nancy Gail Ring said...

That plane wing shot is fantastic. Brings out my travel fever. I will live vicariously through your new recipes and posts. Looking forward!

Jen_from_NJ said...

Welcome back! I'm sorry that it had to be in time for all of this snow! I am so excited to read about your Italian adventures.

Congratulations to April!

Claudia said...

Welcome home, Linda. You must have beat the snows to be able to land. Look forward to living vicariously through your travels.

Bridgett said...

I look forward to your pictures and posts. Take care in all of that snow. I still can't believe how much you guys are getting right now...it's just crazy.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad you are hone safe and sound Linda, and I look forward to all your upcoming posts. Thanks also for checking in with me and leaving such nice comments.

Today's storm was bad wasn't it? My arms are so sore from shoveling multiple times trying to keep up with it.

Gracie said...

Welcome back! Did you managed to be in Parma?

Ann said...

Linda,
That's a gorgeous shot! Thanks for sharing.

lisetta said...

Ben tornata! Can't wait to learn more about your trip.