Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Spring Giveaway..

because I have the spring fever- I guess kitchen tools have nothing to do with spring. Mostly because I really do love all my blog followers. I love getting feedback from, you, who are interested in what I am interested in.

I want to give you some of my favorite kitchen tools. All used in my kitchen very often.

A set of stainless steel shakers with no lids to mess with and these guys give a nice even sprinkle. This handy mini grater is great for zesting lemons or grating Parmesan cheese. A sturdy Norpro whisk and an all silicon spatula are my best friends. My diligent plastic scraper to scrape crusty pans or dough off my counter top. A little taste of vanilla bean paste, the ingredient that changed my life forever. No more imitation vanilla. Bars and cookies scoop beautifully with this wooden handled spatula and can be cut in one swoop with this sharp Rada knife. Icing a cake or cookies with an angled spatula  really is relaxing. No more stress- it all smooths out with one swipe. 



To enter just answer the following question, here is where the spring part comes in.

What is your favorite food to make in the spring?
It can be anything- the first vegetables from your garden,
or a creamy lemon dessert.

Deadline March 23.

In order to enter to win you must be a follower of my blog. However, you can become a new follower and enter to win as well. No shipping outside USA and Canada. I did that for you Parla:)

Winners will be selected using www.randompicker.com. One entry per person.
Winner will be announced on my blog page Saturday evening. Please include your email address so I can contact you. If you feel uncomfortable leaving your email address be sure to look at my page Saturday evening and you can email me your information for shipping.


Let the fun begin,
Hope

49 comments:

  1. lemon meringue pie!
    -Ginger

    gingerbread85@juno.com

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  2. Fresh from the garden cucumber and dill salad. (anzhie (at) live -dot- com)

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  3. Grilled asparagus and grilled meats.

    Misty

    missweaver82atyahoo.com

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  4. Asparagus!!! We love it Grilled or in Baked Asparagus casserole. Mom says that for our birthdays we wanted Baked Asparagus instead of cake ;) that is how much we love it!

    hometownhauling@gmail.com

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  5. What fun... And how to pick just one thing? I love to run out and cut a big bowl of lettuces,radishes, and whatever else is in my salad garden for a fresh spring salad, but we probably look forward to strawberries more tha anything. We love strawberry shortcake, strawberries on waffles or French toast, strawberry-spinach salad... Just about anything involving them fresh. Am I a follower of your blog? My girls and I both enjoy it tremendously and check on you quite frequently, but I don't think I'm signed up anywhere. I' ll try to figure it out. Thanks, Hope!
    Burtndeb@ juno.com

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  6. What a lovely giveaway. We love roasted asparagus. Fresh sugar peas. Strawberries. Rhubarb as well. Just the joy of eating dinner outside is wonderful. natenjo01@gmail.com

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  7. Fresh Strawberry milkshakes and Watercress salad (without the salamanders)! eheatwole@gmail.com

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  8. you are too sweet :) as soon as i saw your giveaway i was looking for the clause that limited it to US residents only lol..thanks for letting me enter!!! it's kinda hard to think of springy things when we got like 8 inches of snow yesterday, but i made a delicious quinoa salad today that def. reminded me of spring :) onions, peppers, feta cheese, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper...delicious! and i'm sure it would have even been better w/ fresh garden veggies :) brokenmiracle@gmail.com

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  9. This is an absolutely lovely giveaway!! I would love to have all of those beautiful kitchen tools....you have great taste! In the Spring, my favorite dish to make is strawberry shortcake for dessert. Yum!

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    ~Julia

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  10. O wow, all things fresh from the garden are good! :) Luke's favorite is probably sliced strawberries over white cake, and mine (besides strawberries too) would probably be asparagus casserole! Michelle lukenchelle06@juno.com

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  11. I feel I deserve this giveaway because. . . . I helped you find your salt shaker at the retreat and my son gave you a sticker on Sunday. Oh wait that wasn't the question I was supposed to answer. . :) Anything on the grill. . . marinated chicken breast, burgers, hot dogs over a fire... and than anything made with strawberries...lemonade, truffle, pie. The idea is making my taste buds do a happy dance. Melissa (yoblis07(at)gmail.com)

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  12. My mother's cheesecake/pie (we use pie crust)! :-)

    -Gabby (gabrielazapata03@gmail.com)

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  13. Sally sue!!! hee hee:)

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  14. My MIL's Rhubarb Quick Bread is what says spring to me.

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  15. I like to make a tomato & mozzarella salad.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  16. Love Springtime!! And I would have to pick anything strawberry! Whats not to love about fresh strawberrys!! A close second would be fresh cut lettuce from my hot bed

    floydnwilmaATfrontier.com

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  17. I love spring asparagus. Yum!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I look forward to roasted red potatoes, carrots, onions (all fresh from the garden) and mushrooms. And fresh salsa!
    ~Carolyn carolyn.4.kurtz@gmail.com

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  19. Great giveaway! =) I love to make grilled asparagus and a fresh spinach and strawberry salad.

    srshow86(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. Nice giveaway! Looks like some things I could use. And I if couldn't I know someone who could. :)
    What I look forward to is fresh strawberries! Cherylyheatwole@gmail.com

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  21. Vegetable pizza. I love your blog! ~Claire (Please contact me via facebook when I win. :-D)

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  22. I have just become a follower thanks to Julia. What a beautiful page you have. Thank you for the opportunity to win so many fun bits for the kitchen. I am just starting to bake on a regular basis. In the past I was just a cook...but cakes have really become a new love for me. I'm looking forward to all the fresh berries. my email is p3frogs@gmail.com

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  23. I've been following you since i met you in Belize last summer. I enjoy your blog and frequently check to see if there is a new one on. I guess Rhubarb is the first thing i check for in the garden, I love the pie. I love, love the spring flowers even tho that is not food. :) LilBurkholder

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  24. I'm a new follower and found you through "Blissfully Content Life." Since I live in the northern regions of North Dakota, we really don't see the first signs of spring till May but for all purposes, I still like to make something special in hope to coax the warm weather to come early. I love to bake bread. Warm, yeasty, hearty breads that fill your heart with hope, even when it's bone chilling cold outside, yeast will rise in our home and make the most delicious breads. Wishing you warm days and happy cooking, Mandy
    Mandyrn6@gmail.com

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  25. Oh wow! The thought of spring makes me smile although with 3 ft. of snow on the ground it seems like a distant dream. My first thoughts go to fresh mint tea with lemon and strawberry spinach salad. BTW, I'm your MIL's cousin. ~Laura
    ljstrite@juno.com

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  26. One of my favorite spring meals is grilled chicken, fresh sugar peas, a crunchy garden salad, and fresh strawberries eaten out on the patio! And many recipes have come from your blog!
    rosannawitmer@gmail.com

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  27. I started following your blog in the last year and have enjoyed seeing your talents here. You even inspired me to make homemade marshmallows over the holidays. :-) i think of fun desserts for spring/easter. Like one year i made a "flower" cake using an angel food cake and cutting from the center to form petals. The frosting is cool whip sprinkled with coconut and you fill the center with strawberry slices. Another yummy dessert (i like any time of year) that i had a slice of today, the first day of spring, is a new york style cheesecake with a lemon buttery sauce. Yummo :-)

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  28. Asparagus! Dorcas tndzimm@verizon.net

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  29. I always look forward to asparagus and rhubarb! Love this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. Janelle turnercreek507@yahoo.com

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  30. I love making Chop Suey salad with carrots and tuna. jwalways07@hotmail.com

    Thanks!

    Anna

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  31. Strawberry pie. I love it :) ehart1990@gmail.com

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  32. Anything strawberry and last year Derek and I went asparagus 'hunting' for the first time! I hope to do it again this year!

    Shelby.Trumble@gmail.com

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  33. Key Lime Cheesecake Bars or Fresh Strawberry Pie
    tami_kay84@yahoo.com

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  34. Strawberry pie all the way!! :)
    neveralone289 [at] gmail.com

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  35. Strawberry pie or this Strawberry Yogurt Cake: http://www.aspicyperspective.com/2010/05/farmstand-fresh.html

    Enjoy your blog- your creativity and lovely pictures inspire me!

    Lydia
    lydiab81 at gmail dot com

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  36. Oh fun! I love my mom's strawberry shortcake! Her hot milk cake fresh from the oven with berries is just the best! I also love my recipe for grilled honey mustard chicken with lemon-butter red potatoes!

    kimmygirl90@gmail.com

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  37. When I think of spring, I think of Easter and the first batch of pickled eggs. I love them all year round, but especially at Easter.

    Kristin
    vapampchef@yahoo.com

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  38. Fruit pizza made with strawberries. Peas from the garden to table in less than 15 minutes. Maybe more summerish but thats what comes to mind!
    micahlaura6@ aol.com

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  39. Strawberry shortcake, angel food cake with strawberry danish on top. . . anything with strawberries :)dmeby2012@gmail.com

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  40. My favorite is asparagus. Lots and lots of asparagus!! Thanks for giving the neat items.

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  41. Fresh Strawberry Pie and a crisp garden salad. Thanks for a chance to win! Great Giveaway!

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  42. Strawberry pie and strawberry Fruit pizza are a favorite here. I would love a few of these items :)

    Janessa

    afirefighterlovesme@yahoo.com

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  43. strawberry short cake and grilled garden veggies are just a few of my favorites. :) Awesome give-aways!

    Polly

    pollyshowalter@gmail.com

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  44. I love making fruit pizza and lemon meringue pie.
    Rochelle
    hostetlers00@yahoo.com

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  45. I love bein able to make a veggie stir fry with fresh garden produce and then have a grilled meat to go with it.

    - Kristi
    (Kayaredee@gmail.com)

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  46. Lemon bars!

    memoriesmama AT netonecom . net

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  47. How do I pick a favorite!? ...raw snap peas, asparagus roasted in olive oil and garlic, anything grilled, fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream on top... I am so ready for spring to be here! We love to haul the kitchen table and all,outside to eat.The children love it just as much as I do :)
    I love your blog,btw. So many times I have almost left a comment :) You inspire me in my kitchen,cause I'd rather be outside! Such a generous give away!

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