Shameless Self-Promotion and Happy Mail

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If you enjoy reading food blogs, than chances are good that you’ve heard of The Daring Bakers -  you may even be a member. There have been some major changes happening with my favourite monthly baking rendez-vous and I am so excited to invite you to visit The Daring Kitchen. This brand new website is open to members and non-members alike and has lots of great weekly features like member spotlights, cookbook reviews and fun and informative food articles… like my new article that just went up yesterday on crêpes. So head over to the new site, check out the bells and whistles, read my article (duh!) and hey, if you haven’t already, why don’t you sign up to be a Daring Baker? Baking not quite your thing? Well, have no fear, because now you can sign up to be a Daring Cook! That’s right, we’re going to move our daring to the savory side of things, and as always Alternative Daring Cooks are more than welcome to help show the world that une cuisine sans cruauté is not just possible, it’s delicious! The first Daring Cooks challenge will be announced on April 17 so you have time to get in on the fun – head over to The Daring Kitchen and sign up today!

And now for some rather over-due Happy Mail thanks. First a big merci to Sophie of Her Heart, My Hands for this lovely loot  that I won (weeee!):

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My lovely package contained the most delicious-smelling shampoo and conditioner, an adorable pin cushion and a sweet card. My hair also thanks you because this stuff is just lovely.

And because lady luck has been smiling on me, here are the fantabulous handmade bulk bags made by the supercalafragalistc Amy (aka Tahinitoo) :

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These little bags are the perfect sizes for all my bulk and marché shopping needs! And because Amy is a sweetums she also added an adorable handmade card (that I had to wrangle back from Guppy. Shesh, kids.) and a super-cool patch from Herbivore (or was it Food Fight! Grr, I can’t remember now, must be nice to live in Portland, OR kids!) that I can wait to sew onto something fun!

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So thank you to Sophie and Amy: you are both adorable, talented and very generous. I’m sending you virtual hugs and kisses right now!

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20 thoughts on “Shameless Self-Promotion and Happy Mail

  1. Oooooh, your mailbox must be magic or something, it’s always full of happy mail!!! Don’t you ever get bills?

    Hmmm… I hope your new bags will last you a long, long, long time! I am glad you are enjoying them!!!

  2. That was a great article and thanks for linking to your vegan crepe recipe. I have never tried vegan crepes. I am so fearful, but you made me a bit more bold. Now I must have crepes!

  3. congratulations on your article, shelly! i can’t wait to go sign up to be a daring cook, either (i’m much more adept at savory cooking rather than baking…). and you are SO lucky! i never win anything, haha. hooray for happy mail, and i hope you like your produce/bulk bin bags. i just ordered some from another source and used them last night and it felt so great to not be using any plastic.

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