This week’s win­ner is: Heather! Con­grats Heather!

Not only do we have Treat of the Week this week, we have a super cool give­away, too!

When you are a kid, there is noth­ing more excit­ing than get­ting the mail. My grand­par­ents would always give me junk mail, which was so excit­ing, until I real­ized it was just junk. Then as you get older, you appre­ci­ate junk mail more because it’s not a bill. Such is life of the adult.

Any time there is a box in the mail, that’s cause for extra excite­ment, I was super stoked to get this in the mail from the lovely peo­ple at Kelapo.

When they con­tacted me, as an avid coconut oil lover, to try their prod­uct and I was excited. And when they agreed to offer a jar of their prod­uct to one of my read­ers, I was extra excited!

Their coconut oil is def­i­nitely the creami­est that I’ve tried. It’s also the only brand I’ve tried that is both organic and fair trade, which is fab­u­lous. I usu­ally use it in my smooth­ies and have lately been rely­ing on it to lend some great fla­vor to cream cheese icing as well. I decided to kick it up a notch and take it for a whirl in pie crust, with two of my sum­mer favorites– straw­ber­ries and rhubarb.

To be fair, this isn’t a new recipe. It’s a throw­back to a sum­mer sta­ple I posted a cou­ple of years ago, but with a twist.

This is my stan­dard Straw­berry Rhubarb Pie recipe. What I did do dif­fer­ently, though is use 2 tbsp. less oil and splash more water in the dough. Then I divided the dough in half and returned half of it to the food process (my pie crust maker extra­or­di­naire) and added 1/4 cup sugar and 1/3 cup oat­meal for the crum­ble topping.

Let me just say that bak­ing with coconut oil smells heav­enly. It’s so amaz­ing. And the crust was ten­der and but­tery and delight­ful. Next up I want to try mak­ing some raw fudge. Any suggestions?

Leave a com­ment to be entered in the draw­ing for your very own jar of Kelapo Coconut Oil! Win­ners will be drawn next Wednesday!

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23 Responses to TofW and a winner!

  1. Hope says:

    Sigh, I am just going to have to buy another copy of Have Your Cake since I didn’t win and still can’t find my book. :( Con­grats Heather! Enjoy! It’s fan­tas­tic… I’m try­ing for the coconut oil this week. It’s a lit­tle too pricey for me to buy for myself so this would be a treat!

  2. Tofu Ted says:

    I really enjoy bak­ing with coconut oil. There’s a cer­tain fla­vor that you get as well… Com­bined with the smell when it’s bak­ing… It’s so wonderful!

  3. Amy says:

    Oooooh, what a fun give­away! I love using coconut oil for mak­ing pan­cakes and cin­na­mon roll dough. I even use it to make my own deodorant!

  4. Throuthehaze says:

    That pie looks so yummy! I have never used coconut oil before but I would def­i­nitely love to try it out

  5. Tiffany says:

    I’ve begun to enjoy bak­ing with coconut oil as well. It must be the but­tery fla­vor it gives to baked goods. The pie looks scrump­tious, by the way. I’m all about that oat­meal crum­ble top­ping mmmmm…

  6. Allison says:

    I can never afford coconut oil, I would love it!

  7. Liz Dean says:

    I have really wanted to try bak­ing with coconut oil…but the cost has def­i­nitely been a hin­der­ance to me. :(

    Would love to win this so I could give it a try!

  8. Amy says:

    I keep eying coconut oil at the store but have yet to pull the trig­ger and buy it. I’d love to give it a shot

  9. Josiane says:

    Organic and fair trade? Nice! I’ll have to ask my local food co-op to start car­ry­ing it. In the mean­time, I’d sure love to win a jar — which I could bring to the co-op if they need any convincing. :)

    I hope I can get my hands on some rhubarb soon… With every­one shar­ing their yummy-looking rhubarb recipes, my crav­ings are only get­ting worse!

  10. Courtney says:

    I used to love to open junk mail too, lol. I could never under­stand why my mom referred to it as “junk” mail…it was mail! It was fun to open! Hand it to me!! If only we were so eas­ily enter­tained and cheered up as adults… :-)


  11. Robin Smith says:

    Haha, get­ting a pack­age is totally the high­light of my month (or week…depending on how much I’ve ordered..) And those package-tracking sys­tems they all use now are SO MUCH FUN for some­one as neu­rotic as me : ]

    Thanks for inspir­ing me to pick up some rhubarb tomor­row at my farmer’s mar­ket and for the giveaway!

  12. Jojo says:

    Yum, your pie looks fantastic.

  13. Ana says:

    What a beau­ti­ful pie! Makes me want to stop by your house for dessert and stay for — EVER. Ideas for raw fudge … well, when I was a child my Dad always gave me loads of candy (awful, I know) and Mounds was one of my favorites. Creamy dark choco­late and coconut — yum! One of my friends also made an amazing-looking choco­late coconut bark for Christ­mas two years ago, that would be lovely too. Know­ing you, you can always mix it up. Mounds in a muf­fin for break­fast anyone? :-)

  14. Lisa says:

    Ooh, I’d love to try this. I’ve recently begun exper­i­ment­ing with coconut oil.

  15. Cammy says:

    I’ve been hear­ing a lot about coconut oil lately and i would love to win some.

  16. Amy says:

    I have yet to delve into coconut oil, but would love to win this to try it out! I read about Kelapo on another blog and both of you sound totally excited about it!

  17. Jess says:

    Coconut oil is my favorite!

  18. meg says:

    I love your blog, and this looks so deli­cious. :) I’m just jump­ing on the coconut bandwagon.

  19. Lori says:

    I have been obsessed with coconut lately and this would be per­fect to fuel that obsession!

  20. FoodFeud says:

    I would love to win a jar of this! I’ve been hold­ing off because of the price tag but I’ve seen so many deli­cious recipes that call for coconut butter.

  21. Amy R says:

    Mmmmm I just used some coconut oil to grill some pinap­ple rings on the BBQ, SO YUMMY! I was lick­ing the pineap­ple and coconut oil off my fin­gers, mmm… must make smoothie.

  22. Ana says:

    Oh, I would love to try Kelapo brand of coconut oil. I absolutely LOVE Coconut Oil, I use it for cook­ing, bak­ing, and mois­tur­iz­ing (great for the legs, feet. knees and elbows).
    I use it for all my bak­ing, just sub the oil for coconut oil. It works great on muffins, cakes, even on home­made gra­ham crack­ers, coconut oil is amaz­ing in the kitchen. And I agree with you, it smells so good! :-)
    I can only imag­ine how it would taste in fudge, I need to try that!
    Nice give­away!! :-)

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