Lottie + Doof = 2!

Two years, people. TWO years. Two years ago I decided to start telling you about what I was cooking.

Back then I was mostly talking to myself, but eventually you wonderful people found me. I am glad to have formed many online friendships, some of which have turned into real-life friendships. I’ve collaborated with some of my favorite people. I’ve learned so much from you and continue to be inspired by your comments and emails. I want to spend this week celebrating and I have some good stuff in store for all of us—recipes, guests and giveaways. It all starts today, when I am proud to debut the first ever Lottie + Doof merchandise.

Two of my favorite designers graciously agreed to create two tote bags for me (two! get it? two!).

Stephanie Waddell is one of my dear friends and the genius behind Agnes & Hoss, a textile design and home/personal accessory line that she ran for years. Her illustrations of natural objects are so wonderfully rendered. I love this strawberry tote bag which is perfect for a trip to the market.

Julia Rothman is an illustrator extraordinaire, whose work has been featured everywhere, including in the NYC subway! She recently published her first book (along with my friends Matt and Jenny!) and maintains the wonderful blog, Book By Its Cover. She designed this fantastic Lottie + Doof crest featuring, Lottie, me and an assortment of kitchen gear.

I am so grateful to both Steph and Julia for designing these wonderful bags and am excited to share them with you.

So, some of you loyal Doofers might be wondering how you can get your  hands on one of these tote bags. Well, you’ll have a few opportunities this week to secure your very own—starting right now! Leave a comment before Friday (9/10/10) that includes either your favorite fruit or your favorite recipe from Lottie + Doof and you will be entered into the give-away. I’ll randomly select a few people to receive a tote bag. Commenting not your thing? Stay tuned, there will be a couple of other opportunities later in the week.

Thanks again to all of you for making this site so fun. I am really looking forward to another year of cooking with all of you. Stay tuned for lots of fun stuff this week…

131 comments to “Lottie + Doof = 2!”

  1. the bags are super cute!~!!!! i have to say, my favorite recipe is the baked fries… i think it’s a lottie classic! my boyfriend and i went through a phase where we would make those fries every weekend… definitely not a good thing for my waistine, but oh my tastebuds were in savory heaven!

  2. Congratulations on 2 years! I can hardly pick a favorite recipe, but the one I’ve come back to the most so far has been your Cranberry Vanilla Coffee cake. Every time I have to bake a cake, my boyfriend requests this one… and he usually hates cake. (Which I just can’t grasp… it’s CAKE!) As for my favorite fruit – I’d have to go with peaches. Either that or raspberries. Yum!

    Keep up the awesome work on your blog!

  3. My favorite recipe (so far!) is the Cardamom-Pistachio Cookies. I made them for friends and they were a huge hit. I can’t wait to try some more recipes from your site :)

  4. one of my faves is the oatmeal snack cake. I make it for the kids lunchboxes.
    yum yum. ps the bags are very stylish!

  5. holy cuteness! this is inspiring!!

  6. I LOVE the Pasta with Fresh Corn Pesto.
    Congrats Julia! The bag is adorable!

  7. That is a really great illustration, I am always impressed by Julia’s work but this time she has outdone herself. i love how the salt and pepper sprinkle out. Congratulations on 2 years!

  8. The fresh corn pesto is awesome. And while I haven’t tried making it yet, the pictures of the caramel cake haunt me…

  9. nice bags! my favorite fruit is pomegranates.
    so many of your recipes are on my “to cook” list – i need to get on that. congrats on 2 years!

  10. These are gorgeous – congratulations!

    My favorite fruit has to be Rhubarb. I know it’s botanically a veggie, but in the U.S. its a fruit. A delicious, delicious fruit.

  11. My favorite fruit varies by season, whatever is fresh and ripe is my favorite.
    I love your blog, I can’t believe it’s already been 2 years! I still remeber first stumbling across your beautiful blog when it was only a few entries in. Congrads! I really enjoyed the raspberry breakfast bar recipe.

  12. Happy 2 years! I am a relatively new reader but a Chicagoan and love all the references to places I adore and/or places I want to try. Thanks for spotlighting our great city!

    Favorite fruit: Granny Smith apples, no question. First thing I ate after I got my braces off at age fourteen! And now we’re coming into fall and apple dessert time….yummy!

  13. I can’t pick just one! Here are 4 favorites (in no particular order):
    Homemade ricotta with roasted tomatoes and crostini
    Chocolate caramel tart
    Marlow & Sons shortbread
    Pasta with fresh corn pesto

    …..damn, this is making me hungry.

  14. I have made your mac-n-cheese, Lottie and Doof style, several times and shared that recipe with many friends. It is always delicious, and this cooler weather is making me crave such lovely comfort food!

    Best wishes for many more years of happy blogging!

  15. i am forever dreaming of the caramel cake, as are all my friends and coworkers who constantly beg me to make it for them over and over!

    congrats on two years, i love seeing what is happening in your kitchen

  16. Congrats!!! This is one of my favorite blogs and I love checking out what’s going on in your kitchen. It’s always such an aesthetically rewarding experience to stop by!

    Favorite fruit? That’s easy: MANGO!!!!!!!

  17. Congrats on 2 years! Love the tote bags too–what an amazing collaboration with talented artists.

    I didn’t think I loved grapes, but my new fave fruit is bronx grapes. mmmm!

  18. love the bags, love the caramel cake :)

  19. yay lottie & doof! it’s hard to play favorites, but i can say that i’ve made that corn pesto 3 times in the last two weeks.

  20. Happy 2 & many more! I luv lychees

  21. Sivan Harlap says:

    September 11th, 2010 at 7:54 am

    oh man! i missed it :( I’m in Israel, commenting from Tel Aviv (any extensions for the likes of me..) either way, happy 2 year anniversary!! love the site, as you know. i also love love love figs and watermelon. and i love love love the totes! v. hot!

  22. Had to say, “Congratulations!” Love so many recipes, but I can’t get enough of your Mac & Cheese.

  23. Congrats on two years…hoping for many more! Fav fruit, no contest, strawberries!

  24. I’ve just found your blog (where have I been for the past 2 years?) happy blogiversary!
    My favourite fruit would be my home grown alpine strawberries. They are small sweet and very very good. Best of all they self seed, this means they just grow and grow each year, how good is that!!

  25. Hmmm, favorite fruit, that’s tricky… I’m torn between yellow raspberries and kiwis. I also love the grapefruit-sized oranges from the tree in my grandma’s front yard. :)

  26. Well I’m excited at the idea of winning something, but if my luck stays the same as it usually does, I’d be just as happy to be able to buy!

    I love nectarines, preferably white ones. An advert ran here in Australia last year with a guy crying on a cliff edge because it was the end of the stone fruit season and he was nursing his last nectarine for that year. I too feel a little like that when the season ends!

  27. Julia Yates Brunet says:

    November 5th, 2010 at 5:34 am

    Peaches and pears, of course I can’t forget all the luscious berries

  28. a million congratulations on this milestone, sorry I’m coming to it so late. I would LOVE to buy a tote bag to support L&D and these wonderful artists! The blog has been looking so good lately I want to make everything from this post forward to today’s date!!! xxxx

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