Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blogwarming Party - Day 2

Hello and welcome to our Blogwarming Party!

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We're having a bloggy open house all week to show off our newly renovated blog.
For more info on everything we're doing this week, check our our party invitation here.
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Today's party food is: Frank's Crab Cakes.
The title of his blog post is actually titled, "Panko Crusted Crab Cake Bites With Roasted Pepper Chive Aioli." I tend to be intimidated by recipes with long names, so I shortened it. This recipe is not so hard, though.

Here are two more recipes that Frank posted on his own blog, Deaf Chef at Large:
  • Kofta Kabobs (Mid-East seasoned ground beef. Excellent!)
  • Blueberry Liqueur (the hard part about this recipe is restricting your sampling so you have enough left over for winter and Christmas gifts!)
Grab a plate and come along for the tour of our new place.
Don't forget to sign our guestbook!
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Today we can't wait to show you cool stuff from the Pacific NW:
  1. Bellevue farmers market bread vendor (Seattle area) - just an artisan baker's booth with really cool-looking breads
  2. Fig Musings ...kind of a memoir of cookies and kolache and kind of a short story about trees
  3. 2008 Oregon State Fair Recap This provides links to all three state fair posts. This has been brought to you by the color pink... and by Tofurkey, the other white meat. No, wait, Tofurkey is a bean. The other white bean. No, that doesn't sound appealing...
    Where's the BBQ pork?
    ! ! That's the pork?
    ...Ew. Uhhh, I think I'll stick with ice cream.
  4. Standing in the Santiam (Santiam rhymes with "Sandy Ann") - One of Pam and Rachel's favorite places to relax
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Today's party game is Pam & Frank's Big Blog Scavenger Hunt!

We have a bunch of great blogs in the blogroll. Since they are just too good to keep to ourselves, we thought it would be fun to make a game out of visiting these blogs. You get to check out some interesting blogs, meet a bunch of really cool people, and get a chance to win a prize!

The scavenger hunt starts today and runs through Saturday 7/18/09. The winner will be announced on Monday 7/20/09.

Want to play or need more info? Click here.

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Today's door prize is a Sea-n-Sun Notebook

($15 value)
I make up these notebooks for friends. They're all one of a kind, of course. I have a confession to make. While getting this finished up for the giveaway I was putting one last coat of paper varnish on the book and a piece of purple fuzz from my sweater got stuck in the varnish. It's not too obvious, but if you see a squiggly fiber in there, it's my sweater. Sorry! (It was chilly in the studio that day.)
Compelled Sea -n- Sun theme book
This Sea-n-Sun Book belongs to... Sea -n- Sun theme book, back side

Don't forget to enter today's giveaway!
Here are four ways to enter:
+1 comment below to say hello
+1 follow our blog and comment
+1 subscribe (with the little orange thingy or by email) and comment
+1 blog about our Scavenger Hunt and post the URL to your post in another comment. Do you want to post a Scavenger Hunt badge? Grab the code from our sidebar.

(BTW, all comments here are "do follow")

Only comments from today's date (ending at 11:59pm PST) are eligible for this prize. Be sure to include a way for us to let you know if you're the winner. You don't need a blog to enter, but you'll need to have a mailing address in the US or Canada. If you have already won a prize during this party, you may continue to participate but you will not be eligible for other prizes from this week's party. Thanks for understanding.
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Today's badge:
Food - Games - Prizes - All week long!


Collect all seven badges and you will be entered to win a special prize!
This is separate from today's door prize.
*For rules and complete details, click here.

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That's it!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for more blog party fun!





PS: The picture in the background of today's badge is Rachel and Caesar on the beach at Cape Kiwanda in Pacific City, Oregon. This is our favorite beach because of the tidepools full of sea anenomes and other fascinating critters, the 300 ft sand dune that people try to climb (Rachel can actually make it to the top), surfers (in dry suits), and The Pelican Pub & Brewery.

37 comments:

  1. Saying hello from Anchorage. Count me in on the contest. Thanks. :)s...@h...l.com

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  2. Great blog! My husband would love the crab cakes :) My mom makes Kolache every year for Christmas. It is one of those family recipes that has been passed down from one generation to the next.
    I just started following you too!
    Amy
    http://newenglandquilter.etsy.com

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  3. I can't wait to make the crab cakes for my mil! thanks for the recipe. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  4. Those crab cakes look yummy! Stopping by to say hi!

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  5. I love the beach scene at the top of this page! So beautiful! The crab cakes look great too! Please enter me in this giveaway! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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  6. Hello, I'm from Portland OR. So glad to have found your blog.
    meredycat*lycos*com

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  7. Oh, that journal is so sunny and pretty.

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  8. Hello!

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  9. hello pretty note book please enter me con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Great notebook, great contest!

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  11. Hello from Georgia. I love the journals. They are beautiful. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  12. Hello, those crab cakes look great!

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  13. I follow your blog

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  14. Hi and welcome to blogging
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  15. Subscribe by e-mail
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  16. Looks like loads of fun over here! :0)

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  17. lovely notebook
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  18. following your blog klp1965
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  19. I am now following your blog.

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  20. Beautiful pic..looks like a great place to relax and unwind.

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  21. Saying Hi!
    Count me in for this :)

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  22. Stopping in to say hello,my name is Charlene
    and I hail from Virginia

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  23. Following your blog

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  24. Subscriber via google reader

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  25. Yay! We have a winner!
    Posted here: http://adventuresofpamandfrank.blogspot.com/2009/07/blogwarming-party-winners.html

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  26. Crab cake appears yummy. Best wishes.
    my blog

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