This is my 500th post. I don't really have words for how much food that is. Could you imagine sitting down to a meal of 500 things that I've cooked and baked? That would be so nutty. Sometimes I look at my blog traffic and try to imagine all of those people in the same place at the same time, bonding over good food. That would be nutty too. And an amazing party.
I have a tradition of pausing every hundred posts (#101, #200, #300, #400) to reflect on Playing House. Post #300 is still my favorite thing I've ever written, and it all still rings true.
In honor of me actually maintaining a hobby for more than 5 minutes (which, before starting this blog, was completely unprecedented), I have the best giveaway ever to share with you. It's genuinely one that I would be excited to win, and I hope you will be too.
As you may know, I'm currently living in Dubai. Three winners of this giveaway will receive a package from me with an assortment of spices, herbs, and seasonings from the Dubai Spice Souk (market)!
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday, February 16th, 2010.
You can say anything, tell me who you are, where you're from, what you like to cook, how you found Playing House, share your favorite recipe, or just say hi! I'd also love it if you would tell me your favorite dried herbs & spice(s). No guarantees, but it's possible that I can accommodate requests for the winners.
I'll choose three winners on Thursday using a random number generator. Thank you so much for being here, this whole game wouldn't be nearly as fun without you.
Edit: Entries are now closed, thanks to all who commented!