Thursday, November 29, 2007

Yay! Yay! I won Donna Day!

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Oh my stars! All through the past weekend and the Daring Baker Challenge and the past couple of days I have been sitting on this bit of superfantastic news, thrilled beyond reason, giggling and smiling to myself in shameless delight :) :) :)

I won this round of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day!!! The theme was terrines and the host was the lovely Tami of Running with Tweezers. I made Country Terrine for the very first time and it was a great success at the dinner party I brought it to…and now this!

YAAAY!

Pardon this Donna-head her moment of bliss :) Even C, who knows how much I love Donna, and has even cooked from her magazine himself (!), knew enough to clap and cheer when I shared the news. Hehe :) Not only do I win an event that I luuuurv to pieces, created by a blogger I greatly admire (that’s you Barbara!), in honor of a food-loving-stylist-cook-cookbookwriter-mother-woman-editor that I adore…if that wasn’t enough prize….I also get these beauties from Tami!!! And, yes and, I get to host the next round of Hay Hay it’s Donna Day! Thank you to everyone who voted for my maiden terrine!

So, instead of the 2nd installment of my Hong Kong posts you are getting a post that is equivalent to my little dance of joy…I hope you don’t mind terribly.

Now, down to business. Because I am sure everyone is rushing about doing important holiday things, we have decided to hold the next round of HHDD in January 2008. This is a hectic time for everyone, and I believe every free moment should be used to savor the good times and breaking bread we will be having with family and friends this time of year. Ergo, I will be posting the new theme with the corresponding recipe in January. Can you guys hold out that long? I hope so! I’m already perusing her books and magazines for the next theme. Until then, whip up holiday goodness to your heart’s delight :)

I’ll be off in a couple of hours…not too far, but not too near either. Hopefully, we’ll get a lot of relaxing, napping, hammock-ing, and lazy reading done. Also, seafood, cocktails, and exploring! Plus, I’m planning to gather some Christmas ornaments for my tree. Will tell you all about it when I get back …meanwhile, please pray that the weather is good to us ok? :)

My last bit on Hong Kong when I get back next week!

34 comments:

katiez said...

Big Congrats!
Keep doing your happy dance - that is a lovely terrine!
I'm afraid I'm not familiar with Donna Hay...been out of the loop too long, I guess. I'm now inspired to become familiar. It will be my quest on my next trip to the U.S.!

Marvin said...

Congrats Joey! Nothing wrong with doing a dance of joy!

Suzana said...

Well done, Joey! After reading and not posting, I just thought this had to be a perfect occasion to say hi.

Congrats on your win!

Dee said...

Congratulations:) Totally well-deserved!

veron said...

Congrats Joey. That is one gorgeous terrine!

Em Dy said...

Congrats. You've really come along way from the old you (as revealed in Yummy). My hats off to you.

Bryan said...

Well done JOey. I'm so pleased you won.

Barbara said...

The previous comment from Bryan is from me. He was signed in on my computer. I made the terrine this week. It was delicious.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Congratulations, dear Joey!

linda said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful and delicious! Missed the HHDD terrine edition unfortunately but hopefully not the Januari HHDD. Can't wait to see what your theme will be....

katrina said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! *dancing with you*

I'm thrilled for you, Joey! You absolutely deserve it, that terrine looks great.

Enjoy your long weekend. I hope the weather (and the political situation) cooperate! :-)

Susan said...

Well deserved win, Joey! The terrine must be as delicious as it is beautiful.

aria said...

congrats joey, that is ever so perfect :)

Anh said...

Congrat!!! Well-deserved Joey!

mtan said...

A well deserved win for a terrine with peppercorns! Go Joey Go!
Those knives are gorgeous! Hope you find good use for them.

Jen Tan said...

Congratulations dear joey!!!! I knew your terrine was a knock out by the looks of it pa lang! =) I can feel your excitement by just reading this post...I am SOOOOO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!! Can't wait when you host the next event!

lobstersquad said...

well deserved. it looks wonderful, just what I like, no wonder you won

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Well done Joey! You deserve it, keep dancing for joy!

Dhanggit said...

congrats!!

Peabody said...

Excellent! Congrats to you.

kellypea said...

Yay! Congrats to you and THANKS for a perfect holiday recipe to try out and feel swanky about. Have fun and enjoy your holidays. I'll look forward to what you come up with for the next Donna Day since I totally blew this one. *sigh*

maybahay said...

well-done. this is a lovely terrine, sounds perfect for a country style lunch. looking forward to the next DD round.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

HipHipHooray for you Joey! I think you should be doing many happy dances!
Have a safe trip.

mrsa said...

Congrats Joey!!!! 3 Cheers for you!!!

Honeybee said...

I was just thinking that I had to go and find that recipe for terrine on your blog and what do I see? You won! Congratulations, that was very well deserved!!

Kelly-Jane said...

Well done! It's a gorgeous looking terrine!

Have a happy hammocking time :)

Tartelette said...

You deserve evey bit of it! Each of your HHDD entry has been perfectly in tune with the lady's approach. Hope you're still doing your happy dance!!

Ruy said...

Congratulations!!! I thought I've posted already but for some reason it's gone. Oh well, once again GREAT JOB on the beautiful terrine!

Gattina said...

Joey, Congrats! You well-deserve it! *joining you for happy boogie*

christine said...

Congratulations again, dear Jo-jo! I'm not surprised by the win at all, you did a wonderful job on that terrine! I'll be joining the round you host, for sure. :) Mwah!

Bearbrick Lover: said...

I can imagine how you must feel, Joey! How exciting! Congratulations! :-)

Anonymous said...

been enjoying your blog and find you have such an eclectic but homey taste. i'd like to suggest you make it to angel's kitchen in greenhills. what can i say, you just have to try many of my faves! from pinakbet rice to crusted salmon to ostrich salpicado to heavenly desserts to adobong bangus belly from the traiteur!! bon appetit xx andrea

Marketman said...

Congratulations! And the terrine looks brilliant!

ChichaJo said...

Hi all! Thank you all so much for the congratulatory wishes! Each and every comment warmed my heart...I wish I could all give you hugs in return. Here is a virtual hug instead: (((HUG)))!

I hope you'll all join the round I host this January :)