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Pay it Forward

A while ago I left a comment on a post on Not Quite Nigella and then a few months later I was delighted to receive a package in the mail containing containing many foodie goodies! The package included some candied Australian macadamia nuts, biscuits, fig and fennel paste, Persian fairy floss and lemon myrtle leaves! The post on Not Quite Nigella was about a food blogging event called Pay it Forwardwhere Lorraine randomly picked 3 comments and sent their authors a package containing foodie goodies. In return for receiving those packages those lucky recipients would then continue to Pay It Forward by sending out 3 packages themselves.

It took me a while but now that it is the holidays I figured it was the perfect time to continue to Pay It Forward! The rules are simple; leave a comment on this post and I will choose 3 random comments on Saturday December the 5th. I will send the authors of the chosen comments a package containing food related goodies. The recipients of the packages agree to Pay It Forward and send out 3 similar packages within a year.

155 comments:

sailrox said...

What a neat idea!

Rachael said...

Oooh! This sounds like fun! Is it within the rules to mix in some homemade goodies with the other food stuffs?

kat said...

sounds fun!!

Natalie said...

How fun! I would love to get some food related goodies from you Kevin, I already know you have good taste ;)

Michelle said...

food bloggers rock! Awesome idea!

Emily Tritabaugh said...

A great way to try new things.

Daniel said...

I'm a big fan of your blog. I hope to become part of the pay it forward chain. :)

Mags said...

What a great idea! Geeze I love the internet.

Velva said...

Would love to play Pay it forward! What a great way to experience new food.

Marissa said...

I am so intrigued!

maybelle's mom said...

i'm in.

bruce perreault said...

i love it!!. hope i get to send stuff to people. i am compiling a list already. started baking for the holidays. cranberry pist wht choc cookies are better this year then last. and that pumpkin coffee cake was a huge hit. steeped some cinnomon sticks in cream to whipp as a topping outta this world. thanks so much for keeping this blog thriving.

Sheila said...

Kevin! This is a great idea! I'm new to blogging and I would love to participate and send out foodie packages!

20 minutes a day said...

I love it!!!

Lhinelle said...

If I'm lucky enough to be chosen, it would be great fun to put together three more gift baskets! What a great idea! :)

Karen said...

What a great idea! I think I might send out 3 packages even if I don't win -- but I hope I do. :-)

Tatiana said...

This would be a blast, and I'm already brainstorming what I'd put in my pay it forward package. Hmm...

Kaylie said...

Sounds wonderful!

Adam said...

Great idea!

Cienna said...

What a perfect project to capture the "holiday spirit". Making food is one thing, but packaging them pretty as a gift is even more fun!

Amy said...

It is kind of like a random Secret Santa thing. I love it! I would love to pay it forward with local Michigan products!

Suzanne said...

cool. can some of my “pay it forward” be home-made canned goodies? i have a great yellow tomato jam...

ashupe said...

Hi! As a fellow Ontario resident, I hope your random generator picks me! I'd dry to pick something local to put in the package.

mg said...

I loved the sweet potato and pumpkin pie mix! It's my first recipe of yours but I will try more.

Culinary Cory said...

What a cute idea. You've been so great about posting comments on peoples blogs. You totally deserved to get a pay it forward package.

Bridget said...

That sounds fun! I'd love to participate.

Amber said...

Oooh, how fun!

Ter said...

I love Pay It Forwards and I love Food. :)

Catherine said...

Great idea. Count me in!

Ghadah said...

That is such a great idea! I would like to play Pay it Forward :)

Cheap Chronicles said...

I never saw the movie, but I love this concept. I was given some free yarn this fall, so I've been knitting away as quickly as I can to donate some scarves. Total thus far--9!

Ricki said...

What a fabulous idea--I love it!

Michael D M said...

Excited to get/give some foodstuff goodies.

cmoye said...

Oooo I love this idea!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

This sounds like such a fun idea.

delightfullysweet said...

This is the most amazing idea!

Kristan said...

Great idea, and I'd love to see a foodie surprise in the mail! :)

Willie said...

As a fellow Torontonian and food blogger, I'd love to receive whatever gift you have to send and to pay it forward myself!

Cyndi said...

I'd like a chance. Count me in!

Ginny said...

awesome! What a fabulous idea! :)

TaGa_Luto said...

I'm in! Love the idea and appropriate for the season.

Judy said...

what a great idea!

Sean said...

Cool stuff Kevin! I'm doing a giveaway on my blog too and it's the perfect time of the year to make other people happy.

CStrack said...

What a fantastic idea! Also a huge thank you for all the recipes and ideas. You've been a huge culinary inspiration.

Anonymous said...

First-time commenter! I am a fellow Canadian, but became a foodie during a summer in California.
All the fresh delicious in-season fruit - and the Mushroom Man. I have a special place in my heart for Mushrooms.

Christina said...

what a cool idea since not all foodie goodies are available in our local markets!

PS I love your new pumpkin header, it's beautiful!

Megan said...

I love this idea. Even if my comment isn't randomly picked it is a great chain to start on my own blog. GREAT!!

Days said...

What a great way to share great local treats with people!

dramagirl42 said...

That is a great idea and it was enough to make me delurk long enough to thank you for all the hard work you put in on the blog. I've used more of your recipes than I can count and always had great results. You, sir, are a delight. :)

Days said...

Ahem. With contact information this time, perhaps.

SexyNinjaMonkey said...

I wanna win

Li-Li said...

This is quite a delightful idea.

Amy said...

This is great! I just stumbled upon your blog because it was mentioned on about.com & you've got such great ideas on here! Thanks so much for posting them. I too love to try new recipes.
I hope I can pay it forward!
amy(dot)flatten(at)gmail(dot)com.

Expat Kochen said...

I love this idea - thanks for continuing it. (I also appreciate that you said it took you a while!) Friends and I living as expats in Switzerland have recently started a food blog (expatkochen.blogger.com) and look forward to continuing the idea from here. Thanks Kevin. :-)

Amy said...

Most of the things you received in your pay it forward I've never heard of! Sounds like fun. I'd love to do this!

lestlequik said...

Game on!

Anon said...

What a fun way to get to know people, try new things, pass on favorites of my own. I wonder what I would send...

Gabby said...

I love this idea!

foodie ffanatic said...

I love this idea! It's always fun to try what other people use in their kitchens. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Brittany (He Cooks She Cooks) said...

I don't know how I missed this opportunity on NQN. (Lucky you!) Well count me in on your drawing.

screwdestiny said...

That is a super cool idea and I'd love to be in the drawing because I'm sure you'd send some awesome stuff. I'm not sure if I could find cool stuff to send in the place I live, were I chosen, but I guess that's what the internet's for.

CeciliaRose said...

I'm currently studying abroad in Milan, Italy. It's been 4 months and am returning home on December 19th. I've been having the time of my life but I couldn't think of a better homecoming present then a package from you!

Eve said...

When I saw Pay it Forward in the title I knew I had to comment. Not only is the idea of Pay it Forward (the book and the movie) totally brilliant, but also... Foodie goodies?! Count me in!

Dilani said...

Great idea! And you have a great blog!

Joanne said...

What a great idea Kevin! I love it.

ed and brooke said...

great idea! count me in

Meals by Misty said...

My students and I just talked about Pay it Forward..which is one of my favorite movies :) Love your blog and your amazing photography! Your recipes are always so perfect!

Melissa said...

I'm in! Also wanted to say that this is an awesome blog. Just stumbled across it after googling "strawberry sour cream recipes". (i had both, didn't know what to do with them, tho!) Great bread recipe, btw! I made mini muffins out of it. :o)

Katie said...

sounds fun :-)

Michele said...

I love this idea! Your blog isn't so bad either! ;)

Lauren said...

I show everyone your blog when they are in need of a recipe, it's great! Ha ha, in fact, I was joking with my friends just this week that the next time I travel to Canada, I'd like to stop at your door to say hi and watch you cook! This would be a fun alternative!

Carol said...

Your blog is the first one I read every morning! I have tried lots of your recipes and we always love them. I liked your pie crust hints, can't wait to try your recipe. How fun getting a basket of foodie things!

Jenelle said...

This was the perfect incentive to finally comment on your blog, since I've been meaning to do so for a while. I am a huge fan and am always spreading the word about you. You post so many lovely recipes and since I'm in Ottawa, most of the ingredients available to you are also available to me at the same time. I look forward to continuing to follow you!

Peter said...

Living in Japan, the shipping costs of paying it forward will probably be ridiculous, but I can't resist all the same. Do I get bonus points for being half Canadian?

theapartmentkitchen said...

Oh how fun! I bet you'd send great stuff!

Pam said...

Wow, this is such a cool idea and fun too!

Enjoy!

wdziedzic said...

The movie "Pay it Forward" is one of my favorites. i'd love to participate in this!!

Pam Hobbs said...

Great idea. I lurk on your site , you always have interesting recipes, and great pictures.

Mary S said...

Great idea!

kimberleyblue said...

I love this idea! I would have a great time paying it forward to...Montreal has some great foodie products I'd love to give away!

Dawn said...

Such a lovely idea! Also, I have to thank you for answering my novice food blogging questions. I got my Lowel Ego and LOVE it and just got my 30D in the mail last night and hope to start using it this weekend!

Jessica @ JJsVinBlanc said...

Lvoe the idea!

WannabeVirginia W. said...

Bring it! eeerrr Send it...lol

OK Chick said...

Great idea!

Christine said...

Maybe having to pay it forward will make me post on my blog at least once in the coming year. :)

Anna said...

Very neat thought! It would be a great thing to do with a circle of friends as well.

USA Kiwi (aka Kylee) said...

great idea!

Kathleen said...

I'm in! But do you have to be in North America to qualify? Because I'm in South America.

Leigh said...

What a lovely idea. A girlfriend and I are getting together this weekend to bake cookies and other yummies to give to friends and family for the holidays. This is very much in that spirit, and I love it!

The DeL Sisters said...

OH! The food you received looks good!

Kari said...

How fun! I love receiving goodies and love sending them out too!

I'll send out some even if I'm not chosen!

Jessica Jo said...

i could totally do this. but saturday is the 7th, dude, not the 2nd.

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

Wonderful idea, Kevin! I'd love to get and pass on foodie gifts. Thanks!

JacquieLH said...

Awesome idea! I would love to participate in this. I can already put together a full basket of things to give away in my head :)

Sarah said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea!

Meagan said...

Oh I love this, I have so many goodies that would be fun to giveaway.
:-D

Bree said...

This is an awesome idea!

Shenanigans said...

Amazing - I have so many ideas of what I could put into a Pay It Forward package!

Meg Bennett said...

(crossing fingers) I would love to get some great new items to try.

Also, I thought about you the other day when I did a post on a new dip.

Sammy said...

This sounds like such a cool idea!

Beth said...

Kevin, your blog is one of my favorites. Hope you're having a great holiday season!

Kim Scott said...

Kevin,
Love your blog...you always have the most mouth-watering pictures! Cool idea!
Kim

Melia said...

Love it! I've been following your blog for about 6 months now, and even have it bookmarked in my favorites! Fingers crossed...

Candice or Keith said...

The pay it forward idea is really wonderful. I would love to send out my favorite goodies from this little corner of the planet...

aubrey said...

This is the perfect time of year for this- good luck to everyone!

Steph said...

That sounds like a great idea. I'd love to be part of the chain.

riot said...

Delightful!

Amanda said...

pick me pick me!

Lisa said...

Great idea and a perfect time for it! :)

jenisnape said...

As I post this comment, I am currently cooking your Beef Stroganoff :)
Hope I get the chance to pay it forward too :)
(Also, I miss all my usual Canadian cooking goodies since I'm stuck in the Netherlands at the moment ^^;)

Janet said...

Pick me!! I love surprise goodies in the mail... but then again I have never won anything online before.. :(

Kathryn.Malison said...

Kevin
What an awesome idea! I made a couple of your Thanksgiving recipes and they were a huge hit. Your recipes are amazing!!

Heather said...

neat idea, indeed!

Nicole said...

What a wonderful idea, good for you for being so thoughtful.

Meredith said...

What a fun idea! LOVE your blog - the recipies are to die for:)

melissa said...

this is such a beautiful idea. I may do it whether I win or not. =)

Natalie said...

love the concept and hope i win :)

check out my blog for a chobani giveaway!

ana-maria said...

will this do? ; )

Sareberry said...

Fun Game!

Vanessa said...

what a great idea! and i love cooking for others!

Becky said...

receiving a foodie goodie package from you in the mail, well, it would make my day and then to send out goodies to others, how much fun is that?!?!?! Kevin, you ROCK

Becky Smith Kuk said...

I love that. On a related idea, since there's so much cooking/baking I want to do (and not enough appetite in me to do it all for me) I've decided to give 12 random food gives to 12 random friends. It's the 12 days of food!

Raquel said...

Awesome Idea! I would so love to win! Raquel

Abby said...

Oh I love things like paying it forward (any your blog)! Such kind and simple actions can really make someone's day! Great idea

Caryn said...

I love the idea! I have my fingers crossed. PS. I love your blog!!

Rebecca said...

I'm totally in! I think this is such a neat idea and I would be willing to pay it forward! LOVE THE IDEA!

angela@spinachtiger said...

Lovely Idea, I love Lorraine too. Food blogging has been so good to me. Just today I received a copy of Ad Hoc (thomas keller) from Bouchonfor2 for a comment about comfort food. I also received a subscription to an Italian high end food magazine. I'm always willing to give it back.

Krissy said...

nomnomnomnom.

yes please!

Cortnee said...

Brilliant idea. Tis the season! :) p.s. LOVE your blog. Seriously.

Becky said...

How generous of you!

Rachel said...

Sweeeeeeeeet! Great idea!!

Pamela said...

This sounds like an awesome idea. I'm not a blogger, but I'd love to participate in this, if I could.

Elizabeth said...

Kevin, I've been reading your blog for almost a year, and I've never posted. I'll take this opportunity to tell you how much I love your recipes and photography. You have excellent taste, and have provided us with many great dinners!

Thank you for everything!
Elizabeth

Ivy said...

What a great idea. It's really fun getting food related goodies and I always love sending back some Greek goodies.

fiona lynne said...

he he... the thought of a care package from you kicked me out of my blog-lurker status :)

N. VanDervort said...

Way to pay it forward. I also cook in a closet sized kitchen with an apartment sized stove/oven. People always ask if I "made this" when I bring goodies or leftovers to work because they think it is impossible to cook in a small kitchen!

Allie said...

What a cool idea!

A. Jane Patience said...

That's very generous. I've enjoyed your posts very much, so it's a little selfish to enter the contest, too.

Calvine said...

What a fun idea!! I would love to pay it forward :)

Thanks, Kevin!

meaghan said...

This is such a fun idea!
Now, what would I want to pay forward...?

VW said...

Interesting. Do you have any ideas what you're going to put in the basket? Whatever they will be, I think the recipients should try to make something out of them!

Lisa@The Cutting Edge of Odinary said...

Wow I almost missed this post! What a great idea!

Lisa Donovan said...

This sounds like something I did in a book club when I was in elementary school! Sounds like fun!

Amy said...

I love your blog. It is a weekly read for me!

Rich'n'Rach said...

I must say that even if I don't get the package, I'll be paying forward all of the DIVINE recipes I've tried from your blog to my Christmas goodie plate recipients this year...lots of choc. zucchini bread!

K said...

This = Amazingness. I am not amazing at cooking. I took a vacation to Charleston, and was so impressed by an amazing portobella mushroom sandwich that I googled a recipe. Thus I landed upon your blog, and have been nothing but inspired by pistachio pestos and recipes that make my mind scream in desire. I am still figuring out why it makes a difference if I let the butter naturally soften, or put it in the microwave (seperation of water!). I am a shame of a cook, in an itty bitty apartment in Atlanta, but you inspire me. So.. for letting me glimpse into your delicious recipes, and hope that I can one day measure up... thanks a bunch. :)

cb said...

Brilliant! I just want to let you know that I love following your blog and continue to try your concoctions and haven't been let down yet! Keep the good ideas coming!

Nicole said...

Well I'm not a very good blogger, but I enjoy reading yours. I am always inspired by your recipes.

Anything but Work said...

Love reading about your recipes and concoctions!! Thanks!!

Helen said...

What a fun idea! Love your blog, just tried your swiss chard gratin last week..loved it!

Angie said...

This is an ADORABLE idea! And Kevin your food ROCKS!!!!

Puppydogs said...

I love the idea and would like the goodies, but I don't blog oh well. I wanted you to know that I like your site!

Cami said...

I recently found your blog and love it. I think this sounds like a great idea and a good way to get me to try some new recipes!

Sara said...

I love giving food gifts. It is sometimes hard to figure out what to give people, but usually quality chocolate, spices, or homemade items are good.

Cari Snell said...

I love paying it forward ideas! Thanks Kevin!

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