Jul 27, 2009

KitchenAid Giveaway (time’s up!)

Filed under: Expressions,giveaways,Recipes — Kay @ 7:47 am


Thanks for entering, everyone! It sure gave me plenty ideas for new postings! Certain types of food were new to me and sounded fascinating, like the deep-fried cheese curds. I have no idea what it is, but it sure sounds good. I was also completely unaware of fajita tacos? I’ve eaten fajitas and I’ve eaten tacos, but not sure what to expect when you combine them. Which brings me to the winner.


Random.org gave me #234.


Which is Rhonda! Congrats!


Please contact me Kay@kayotic.nl, so we can get you that pretty shiny KitchenAid! And Rhonda, please let me know what those fajita tacos are, okay!


Happy birthday to me! Or better said, happy birthday to Kayotic Kitchen!

My blog is officially one year old today, my baby is a toddler! Wow, the year has flown by. Only one year ago I decided to do something with the photo recipes I’ve been posting over at Livejournal for about 4 years now, so I started posting them here as well—in a slightly more extensive form—not realizing how many people would enjoy seeing them. I think it’s safe to say that food unites the world.

I’m amazed, and a little proud of myself, by how far the blog has come. So many daily visitors from all over the world, so many recipes, so many photos and so much fun. I just love doing this.



But I couldn’t have done it without you. As a big thank you, I’m giving away something special to jazz up your kitchen, spice up your cooking and make your life a little bit easier. What better way to do that than with a Kitchen Aid Artisan Mixer, in your color of choice. It’s rare for me to do a giveaway, much less such an expensive one, so know it’s absolutely from the heart! Not pushing you in any directions, but oh boy, this one sure looks sexy good.



To enter, let me know what your all-time favorite food is. Having a food blog, it can be really useful for me to know that!


* Only one entry per person and no entries after Wednesday 7am CEST, please. I’ll announce the winner later that day! 


Thanks for making this blog a really fun place to be! And for giving me a chance to do something more with my photography and my love for cooking other than keeping it tucked away on my harddisk. You guys are the best!


Much love,


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      Hi, I’m Missy and I am a Vietnamese foodaholic. From pho to ga luc lac to basic simple, delicious rice- it is so ALL good. I could eat it everyday. Vietnamese sandwiches- good enough to serve as my last meal. Vietnamese sweet rice- good to the last coconut shaving. Lemongrass, lemongrass lemongrass. Clay pot pork, and certainly not to be forgotten the most wonderful crisp tender veggies stir fried in one of my truest of loves…GARLIC. Lots and lots of garlic. And veggies, lots and lots of veggies. I absolutely love the stuff. To me it encompasses all that is good in food. But in hopes that I have your attention now, I must also say, Kay you are fabulous. You are so good at what you do. You have saved me from many a boring meal- and my husband is so grateful for it. Congrats on a wonderful year!!!!!!

      Missy Testa on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:06 am Reply
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      Congrats with your birthday !!! the answer to your question is easy. fettuccini alfredo with a little dark sweet soysauce….or hmmm souvlaki….. or hhmmm a fresh shellfishplatter……..or hhhmmmmm

      Free on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:12 am Reply
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      Happy Birthday! Your blog is one of my faves – from the recipes to the pretty pics. You rock.

      My favorite food is fried chicken. I suppose because I have such strong memories of my great-grandma cooking it on Sunday morning, or my grandmother cooking it on Friday afternoon to get us through the sabbath. It’s everything – crunchy, salty, juicy, delicious… words fail me. I cook mine in the same cast iron skillet that belonged to my great-grandma – every time I pull it out I get misty. Such a plain, simple recipe – but the best chicken ever.

      LS on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:21 am Reply
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      happy blog birthday! favorite dish…pineapple shrimp

      kat on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:21 am Reply
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      Congratulations!! My favorite is cupcakes, but food wise, it’s a cheeseburger – all the way!

      Nikki on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:23 am Reply
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      Happy birthday!
      My favourites are dark chocolate cakes. I have made these rasberry brownies: http://www.kayotic.nl/blog/?p=2817. So gooood!

      Triinu from Estonia.

      Triinu on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:23 am Reply
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      Happy blog birthday! I just found your site a few weeks ago and I love it.

      My favorite dish to eat (and make) is chicken piccata. Its not hard to make, really delicious and goes well with so many sides

      Dan on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:26 am Reply
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      Happy birthday to your blog! It’s such an enjoyable read and I’m always excited to see new recipes posted here. MY favorite food is sushi for sure. I used to spend so much money a week on sushi I just decided to buy a book on making sushi rolls so I could make it myself for a fraction of the price. I’m in love with the sweet eel sauce that I put on unagi rolls and the spicy sriracha mayonnaise mix I use for spicy tuna rolls. I just wish I had decided to learn how to make it sooner. :)

      Julianne on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:30 am Reply
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      Only one year?? Realy? It seems like I got Kayotic Kitchen addiction 3 or even some more years ago!!!
      Congrats Kay! Doing a wonderful wonderful job.
      Every new post on Kayotic Kitchen website is like a tasty a vacation (even for some minutes) for me :)) Though it would be really nice of you to post everyday :) Just joking, no worries.

      About the favorite meal? Ever ever ever? It’s sooo simple – you can buy my attention and win my heart with a good Ceasar salad with some crynchy croutons and homemade Ceasar dressing on top. And of course a lot of Parmiggianio Reggiano. It is so good.

      Happy birthday! Long live the Kayotic Kitchen :)

      Egle on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:32 am Reply
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      Happy blog birthday! Your blog is so inpsiring!
      Favourite food: well, I love meatballs but my hubby always says that I can’t say that meatballs are my favourite food, so I say lemon chicken pasta with lot of parmesan!

      Linda on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:38 am Reply
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      By the look and design of your blog, I would have guessed you have been at this for more than one year. Well done, congrats on one year anniversary. I love food an do, as you do, believe food is one of the fundamental thing human have in common. It does units us all.
      My favorite meal is risotto in all variations, from plain to a smorgasbord of stuff.

      Gloria Chen on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:43 am Reply
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      Hi Kay, happy blog birthday! Great site, I always enjoy reading your posts.

      As for my favourite food, I love french fries. Kind of boring, but I can’t get enough of them! Especially with mayonnaise. :)

      Torie on Jul 27, 2009 @ 8:54 am Reply
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      Happy 1st Birthday!! I love your blog!
      As for my favourite food… I cant pick just one!
      I live to eat, (rather than eat to live). I love trying many different types of food and different cullinary experiences!

      Chelle on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:08 am Reply
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      Potatoes. Baked, fried, skillet, smashed, mashed, au gratin, on a pizza, on the grill… well, you get the idea.

      Boulder on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:12 am Reply
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      Congratulations AND Happy Birthday!!! Love having you ‘around’.
      My favourite would be……..Pasta Alfredo and garlic bread

      aadila on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:21 am Reply
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      Happy Blog Birthday!!!! Your blog is fantastic. Nice food and nice photos…. I love pasta. With everything. So good………
      Love from Spain!!!!!!

      Marta on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:25 am Reply
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      Kay, congratulations!!! I haven’t followed your blog for a while (no time to cook, so no need for recipes), until yesterday when I made your kefta and couscous, it was soo good. I remembered again how good your blog is. From now on I will be a loyal follower again.
      I would love to win that kitchenaid. So my favorite food is everything that is asian. From vietnamese, to chinese, and filipino to Indian, from japanese to Indonesian food.
      Keep up the good work!

      Mae on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:27 am Reply
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      My favourite food has to be chips (fries/frittes) – although I am attempting to step away lately *eyes waistline*. So I’ll just have to say potatoes, in general. So versataile! So yummy! :))

      (btw, wanted to tell you how much I love the blog – I send my mom links every other day, the highest praise of course…)

      Yaara in Tel Aviv on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:31 am Reply
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      My favorite is really anything my husband makes :). But seriously, I love Kalbi ribs with rice and then the pickled sides they make in Korea. It reminds me of my home in Hawaii.

      Mindy on Jul 27, 2009 @ 9:39 am Reply
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      Hi Kay, congratulations and happy blog Birthday!!! I admire your cooking skills and photos which really compliment your blog. My favorite food is seafood and rabbit cooked in wine and lots of garlic hmmmm!!
      Love from Malta.

      Marco on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:03 am Reply
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      kay! has it already been a whole year??? wow, that IS a long time! this is one of my FAVORITE foodblogs!
      anyway, my favorite food, hmmm.. well, there’re so many things to pick from!!! but i think i’m going to pick dosa with a spicy onion & tomato chutney (lol, thats probably the fifth time im mentioning this food in your blog!).
      look! this explains exactly what it is!


      raj @ the hungry cook on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:10 am Reply
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      Happy 1st Anniversary!

      I couldn’t possibly choose my all-time favourite food. Burritos are, of course, fantastic and versatile, but I have grown to love lasagne, and all sorts of Indian (oh, tandoori chicken..)

      Moving to the Netherlands really got me more in contact with other types of delicious food.

      Tricster on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:24 am Reply
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      It’s hard to say, I love food in general so much. But right now, because it’s hot, I’d say ice cream.

      Lorelei on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:24 am Reply
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      My all-time favorite food is this fantastic spaghetti with meat sauce dinner that my whole family will each make a piece of and bring together for dinner. Someone does the salad, another does the garlic bread and I usually do the meat sauce. My brothers and I are all grown up and doing our own things, but we always come home and do this dinner together with our parents. It’s as much for the family unity as it is the delicious food we get to make and eat together, but this spaghetti dinner will always be my favorite.

      Happy anniversary! I wish you many more to come!

      Megan on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:32 am Reply
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      Happy anniversary! I’m so happy to have found your blog this year. My favorite food right now has to be Korean – anything spiced and pickled makes me happy.

      Ann on Jul 27, 2009 @ 10:36 am Reply
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