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…