Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Contest! We had a good time reading and imagining how your dishes would taste. Be sure to check back on Friday when Gina De Palma will announce who the winners are and who will receive the autographed cookbooks from herself and Mario Batali! We can’t wait!
Thanks to everyone who donated money via our FirstGiving page to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. All the money donated goes directly to the organization – we’ve collected more than $600 in these two years and while it doesn’t sound like much, I’m sure it gratifies the organization to know that so many people are becoming aware of this silent killer and some are even contributing directly to its demise.
Check out the other half of our participants’ entries at O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Round-up Part 1 over at Bleeding Espresso with Michelle!
Now onto the entries – there are plenty of recipes here to keep you busy this weekend!
|Ilva at Lucullian Delights included us in her 4th blogiversary and makes a moist Oatmeal Cake with Pears and Pine nuts! Grazie, Ilva!|
|Cathy from The Dutch Baker’s Daughter makes a Creamy TOmatO Bisque in honor of her mother. Grazie, Cathy!|
|Valerie from 2 Baci from a Pinon Tree talks about the ever-delicious Olive all’Ascolana, her “hometown’s” specialty. Grazie, Valerie!|
|Karen from The Shock of the Old shares an Oatmeal Banana Bread Grazie, Karen!|
|Marie from Proud Italian Cook makes a little cup of heaven with Ziti with Caramelized Onions and PortobellO Mushrooms (and let’s count the shredded RomanO cheese, too!) Yum! Grazie, Marie!|
|Laura from Ciao Amalfi whips up PollO (Chicken) with Olive, Capperi and Limone (capers and lemon). Grazie, Laura!|
|Jennifer from A2EatWrite not only spreads cancer awareness, she fights cancer with her recipe, too! Full of TOmatOes and TOmatillOs, Chili Peppers and JalapenOs, her Tomatillo, Onion and Pepper Stew is chock full of cancer-fighting power! Grazie, Jennifer!|
|City Girl from City Girl Lifestyle contributes her Simple TOmatO Sauce and recommends caramelizing the tomato paste first! Grazie!|
|Erika from Sweet Pea contributes a super-healthy salad with some of my favorite ingredients – AvOcadO, GOats Cheese and QuinOa Salad Grazie, Erika!|
|Nuria from Spanish Recipes stuffs some homemade Empanadillas chock full of Olives for O Foods! Grazie, Nuria!|
|David from My Year on the Grill contributes a refreshing cocktail to go with all of these yummy O Foods – Orange Juice ICE CUBES flavored with BOCCE BALL cOcktail for Ovarian cancer awareness! Grazie, David!|
|Simona from Briciole (that’s crumbs for you and me in Italian!) sends some warmed Fichi col FormaggiO (figs and cheese) and she even gives you the pronunciation file so you can learn some Italian, too! Grazie Simona!|
|Jenn from The Leftover Queen makes a tart chock full of CameO apples and Swiss Chard to celebrate O Foods and the EquinOx! Grazie, Jenn!|
|Sandi from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking enjoys the last of the warm weather with her Strawberry GelatO Grazie, Sandi!|
|Sefa from Food is Love makes a whopper of a hearty cookie with Oatmeal Banana Almond Cookies – a combination I’ve never tried but can’t wait to now! Grazie, Sefa!|
|Susan from My Life’s Joys keeps it classic with a slow-cooked French Onion Soup topped with crusty baguettes and Gruyere! Grazie, Susan!|
|Deborah from Old Shoes – New Trip comes straight off a 5k run to make these POlenta Cups with Spicy Whipped AvocadO and Pancetta! Grazie, Deborah!|
|Janet from Gourmet Traveller 88 beautifully presents a FarrO (spelt) Salad with Roasted Vegetables and a lemon-garlic vineagrette with white balsamic vinegar! Wow! Grazie, Janet!|
|Bellini Valli from More than Burnt Toast comes straight off a weekend at BlogHer Food to participate in O Foods with O-rzo RisottO with Zucchini, Feta and Mint! Grazie!|
|Linda from Ciao Chow Linda made individual PotatO Gratins – I’m not sure I’d be able to stop at just one! Grazie, Linda!|
|Chocolate & Croissants splashes her ordinary vegetable with some color with Oranges and Oregano with Cauliflower. Grazie!|
And so many people just wanted to help us spread awareness about the event, too! Thank you so much for your awareness posts! Your efforts have been much appreciated!
- Carol from Middle-Aged Diva
- Chrissy from Chrissy Blogs
- Michelle from Notes from Memphis
- Giz at Equal Opportunity Kitchen
- City Girl did it two times! O Foods and Teal Toes
Thanks to everyone who participated! Stumble our round-ups, check out the recipes and make them yourself, and check back Friday for the winners of the O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Contest picked by Gina De Palma!