Quarter-Life Crisis & Dreaming of Summer {Giveaway Closed}

I am sure many of you have been wondering where I have been. No, I did not drown or get eaten by a tiger shark. No, I did not move away to a remote village with no internet. No, I did not abandon my blog. I know it is shocking that none of these things happened. Here is what has actually been up.

First, I quit my job at Morimoto. Yes, I am happy about my decision. I decided that I didn’t want to be in the chaos of a kitchen that was constantly losing employees and chefs. Instead, I am starting a new job with a health-conscious kitchen that I think will allow me to work more closely with the chef.

Second, I am going through a quarter-life crisis. I am sure you all know about these. The point in your life when you question every choice you have made. I have even been second  guessing culinary school. After about a week of chaos and phonecalls home, I have decided that I am still going to go to culinary school, but to Escoffier in Boulder, CO instead of Johnson & Wales. This new program focuses more on farm to table and sustainable food, which is right up my alley. Oh, did I mention that it also hosts a trip to France?!

So, with all this chaos, I haven’t been cooking at home or posting recipes for you all. To show you that I still love you all, I am hosting a giveaway with our good friends Muir Glen Organics. I am sure you remember their delicious tomato giveaways last year? And those delicious grilled pizzas?

I’m not sure about you, but I am so ready for the summertime. I know I am in Hawaii, but I am still craving the summertime attitude and all the fresh summer veggies! Muir Glen knows how excited we all are for summer, so they want to give us a little taste of last summers harvest with their 2011 Reserve Kit giveaway!

How to enter:

Leave a comment below letting me know when you have done one of the following (separate comments for each!):

  1. Tell me your favorite thing about summer or what you would make with the fresh tomatoes!
  2. Follow me on Twitter.
  3. Become a fan on Facebook (include your Facebook name that you are using).
  4. Follow me on StumbleUpon.
  5. Stumble this giveaway.
  6. Tweet about this giveaway (use @savourthesenses in the tweet).
  7. Add me on Google+.
  8. Share this on Google+. (Use +Jenny Morris)
  9. Get your friends to enter (Leave a comment telling me each friend who you referred, I will check for validation).
  10. Get your friends to like my Facebook (Leave a comment telling me each friend who you referred, I will check for validation).
  11. Get your friends to follow me on stumble upon (Leave a comment telling me each friend who you referred, I will check for validation).
  12. Browse my other posts and comment on them =) (Leave a comment here though so I know you did.)

I will pick a winner one week from today on Friday April 27th. Good luck!

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28 Responses to Quarter-Life Crisis & Dreaming of Summer {Giveaway Closed}

  1. Athena Russell says:

    The thing I love most about summer besides the abundance of fresh berries and vegetables in being outdoors…hiking, walking, etc.

  2. Athena Russell says:

    I follow you on Twitter @GoddessFoodie

  3. Athena Russell says:

    I like you on FB (Athena Russell)

  4. Athena Russell says:

    Added you to Google+

  5. I love making tomato soup and spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes!

  6. Kimby says:

    My favorite thing about summer is relaxed dining. (Which is what you’re embarking on already!) I love throwing something on the grill “whenever,” tossing a salad with fresh-from-the-garden goodies, or drizzling a plateful of ripe tomato slices with extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt & freshly ground pepper.

  7. Kimby says:

    I already like you on Facebook (www.facebook.com/okielicious) and have enjoyed commenting on your previous posts, so I’ll leave it at that and wish you well in your new adventures! Way to go, Jenny!

  8. Solducky says:

    I love the smell of tomatoes in the garden. Even touching the leaves makes your hands smell like summer!
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  9. Solducky says:

    like you on FB as sarah linette
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  10. Solducky says:

    added on Google+ as sarah solducky
    soluckyducky at gmail dot com

  11. john says:

    Interesting give away idea. I’m writing on a similar topic (quelling the QLC). My opinion, as well as collection of research on the topic, is at quellingtheQLC.com

  12. Eliot says:

    I had the hardest time turning 25. I had a lot of self-talks to convince myself that it was still “only a teacher” (how sad is that?) and I wasn’t off doing some glamorous career. I had a tougher time turning 25 than I did 30 or 40! Good luck at your new job!

    Favorite thing about summer: grilling and I would make some fantastic grilled pizza with these tomatoes.

  13. Aubreylaine says:

    My fave thing about summer is beautiful weather :)
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  14. Aubreylaine says:

    I like you via FB as Alaine Elise
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  15. Kelsey says:

    My favorite thing about summer is getting my hands dirty in my garden! Living in Wisconsin, I am usually stir crazy around this time of year, so getting outside every day is a much welcomed change! Last year, I probably roasted about 10 cookie sheets worth of tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and made a ton of tomato sauce. I froze most of it and believe me- having that sauce in the dead of January made winter a little more tolerable :)

  16. Melissa C. says:

    Homemade salsa for sure

  17. manda says:

    I love summer tomatoes, especially in fresh salsa!

  18. manda says:

    I follow you on twitter.

    @mandaoverturf

  19. manda says:

    I tweeted!

  20. manda says:

    I commented on the shrimp eggs benedict. Yum!

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  22. Tripp says:

    I would love to make a simple cucumber tomato salad.

  23. Kita says:

    You’r not the only one. I have been freaking out lately myself in my quarter life crisis…. But hopefully your new job and the school will help with that!

  24. Kiri W. says:

    Wow – I am glad you had the courage to do that! Sounds like a huge decision, but I am happy that you are happy. Follow your heart! And sustainable food is a wonderful thing to focus on.
    The thing I love best about summer is the abundance of fruit. I can never get enough of sweet fruit in a warm park :)

  25. Kiri W. says:

    I already follow you on twitter (kirikiri1)

  26. Kiri W. says:

    And I already like you on facebook (Kerstin Wolff)

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