Friday, May 14, 2010

Love With Food's 3 Month Anniversary Giveaway

Wow, can you believe it's been three months since I started the Love With Food blog?  Time really flies when you're having fun.  To celebrate the three month anniversary of my blog, I thought it would be fitting to have a GIVEAWAY for three great prizes to three lucky winners!

I have not advertised this giveaway to the general public--I wanted it to be a special event just for my current LWF community members.  Sweet, huh?  It's just one of the benefits of being part of the Love With Food community and a way for me to show my gratitude for your support. :>)  Read on to see the prizes and how to enter.

PRIZE #1 - Limited Edition Fusion Gourmet Salt Sampler from

My friends at, providers of premium-grade specialty salts, have generously donated one of their popular gourmet salt samplers for the anniversary giveaway. In addition to offering gourmet sea salts, they also offer a huge assortment of specialty retail and bulk bath and spa salts. I have tried all of the salts in this collection and can tell you that they are amazing!!!  The quality is superb and they are extremely versatile as they compliment so many dishes.  The sampler sets also make great gifts so the next time you need gourmet or spa sea salts, please visit

The Limited Edition Fusion Gourmet salt sampler contains:

Wild Porcini - A strong mushroom scent greets you when you open a container of Wild Porcini Salt. Dried porcini mushrooms mixed with sea salt has a concentrated mushroom aroma that is excellent in risotto, soups, sauces and on salmon. (.6 ounces/18 grams)

Black Truffle - Truffles are a genuine treasure imported from Italy. Black Truffle Salt utilizes the unique power of sea salt to intensify the aroma and flavors of this exquisite mushroom. Ideal with egg dishes, pasta, mashed potatoes, red meat…even on buttered popcorn. (.8 ounces/24 grams)

Spanish Rosemary - salt delivers a "straight from the herb garden" flavor. A natural pairing with roasted potatoes, it will make this simple dish extraordinary. Add to any dish to give it a fresh, herbed taste. (.7 ounces/22 grams)

Vintage Merlot - is the salt that started the entire Fusion product line. The question became, "How do you capture the deep, rich flavor or merlot within a sea salt crystal?" The answer took 18 months, but here it is. There is just one word for it…amazing. (.8 ounces/24 grams)

Espresso Brava - Properly brewed espresso has three major parts: the heart, the body and the crema. Espresso salt is a popular addition to chocolates and desserts. For an entree, try using this salt in steak rubs and marinades. (.5 ounces/15 grams)

The set also contains three glass bowls and three stainless steel salt spoons

Prize #2 - A Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker

The Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker is a great machine for busy people. The size is perfect for a 4-5 pound chicken or two 2 pound roasts.  It has a latch lid strap and gasket lid that helps to reduce messy spills and the stoneware crock and glass lid are dishwasher safe.  Simply let it do the cooking for you and come home to a great meal or use it as a perfect, handy little helper to keep you out of the kitchen on those hot summer days!

Prize #3 - A $25 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card

Williams-Sonoma Gift Cards may be used for making purchases at stores in the United States & Puerto Rico, by phone or online with Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, pottery barn kids, PBteen, and west elm.


Please read and follow the rules carefully.  Not following the rules will result in you not qualifying for the giveaway prizes.  To enter the giveaway simply do the following.  You MUST do both to be eligible for one of the giveaway prizes:

1. Leave a comment to this post telling me which of the prizes you'd like to win and why. Winners will be contacted via email so please leave your email address in your post!

2. Recommend the Love With Food Facebook page to at least one of your Facebook friends.  Post a comment on the page letting me know who you recommended and provide a link to their Facebook pageHere's a direct link to the Love With Food page on Facebook:

More info about this Giveaway:
1. Sorry, this giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada only
2. All entrants: You MUST leave your email address AND location in your post (example: lotusrising523(at)hotmail(dot)com, Baltimore, MD) as I will be contacting the winner via email
3. Winners may keep the prizes for themselves or gift them to someone else (the recipient must also be a resident of the US or Canada) 
4. Giveaway valid from May 14th through midnight, May 17th.  I will personally select the winners for this giveaway and post the winners here on the blog on Tues, May 18th.  Winners will be selected based on their comments and the number of friends they get to join the Love With Food Facebook page.

That's it folks! If you have any questions, email me at lotusrising523(at)hotmail(dot)com.  GOOD LUCK! :>).


  1. Congratulations !! for the three month anniversary. Will love to be part of the celebrations.
    Would like the portable slow cooker or the gift card, we will bring it to good use with more yum-delights to blog about ;-)
    Will recommend your blog to one of our Fb friends and leave you a link for now our email id : and location midwest, US.

    All the best with blogging and happy times:)


  2. recomendation sent to one fb friend and the link is :!/profile.php?id=1094533280.

    let us know if this is fine!:)

  3. @Turmericnspice, Thanks for your entry and I received the FB link for your friend, Nivedita. Perfect--I'll add you guys in for the giveaway. Good luck!

  4. Frederick HamlinMay 14, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Prize #2 A Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker. Yeehi. Now I can slow cook my craw da feet,crows wings,pig feet,teeth,nose and eyebrows finally all together once I get my gas and electric back on. Just playing.Just somrthing to keep a smile on your heart. Being real I've always wanted one of my own but never took the time to treat myself. Also Ham ilton is so close to Ham lin. Thanks for allowing us the opportunity

  5. Congrats on your 3 month anniversary!! I would choose the Williams-Sonoma Gift Card. I've never shopped there but I've heard about it. I would love to purchase some of those fruit tools! :)
    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  6. I forgot to put my location in my previous posty! I'd love to win the Williams-Sonoma Gift Card as it seems like a wonderful place to purchase for all of one's cooking/baking needs! I was eyeing up the Blenders but I think would go with some vegetable/fruit peelers as I don't own any of them and they seem so wonderful!! Thanks for the chance to win. Congrats on your Anniversary!! :)
    (purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com Baltimore, MD)

  7. @Frederick, LOLOL...I'm seeing Granny with her gun cocked and pointed at some poor I love slow cookers and one-pot meals. I thought it would make a great giveaway prize. Glad you like my choice. Thanks for your comment and you're welcome. :>) Good luck!

  8. @Doreen, thanks! Williams-Sonoma is incredible! You must visit one soon. In my opinion, it's the foodie's FAO Schwarz!

    It's funny you mentioned "fruit tools" because I was actually looking at the mango pitter, cherry pitter and the pineapple slicer for this giveaway! I couldn't decide which to get so I opted for the gift card instead. Thanks for your comment and don't forget to do step #2 to qualify for the giveaway! Good luck!

  9. CONGRATS on your 3 month Anniversary!!

    I would luv to Win the Williams-Sonoma Gift Card!

    I have a store close by and I could spend hours browsing all their "goodies".

    1 Java Jill [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. I recommended your Giveaway to a "foodie" friend of mine.. Lisa!/lisamwatson

  11. I 'like' you on Facebook (Doreen H.)
    and shared you w/two friends! :) Michele:
    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

  12. @Jill, thanks for your entry and recommendation! Good luck!!! :>)

    @Doreen, wow, AWESOME. Thanks!! :>)

  13. Congrats on your 3 month anniversary Lynn!!!!!!!! Wishing you many more to come !!!!!!

    I would love the Gift card for then i can browse through and pick up what i need most which for me now is the Kitchenaid Stand Mixer :).

    I have recommended!/album.php?profile=1&id=732893465

    My mail id is niveditadotsekar@gmaildotcom and i am from NJ :)

    Congrats once more !!!!

  14. @Nive, THANKS! I would LOVE to have the Kitchenaid stand mixer!!! Thanks for your entry and recommendation. Good luck! :>)

  15. _Love With Food_ is only three months old?! It looks like it's three YEARS old! Wow! Congratulations! You have done an astounding job of getting your blog set up and established in such a short period of time. I'm jealous! :) (Also, I honestly assumed your blog was several years old - no joke!)

  16. I would like to win the A Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker because I don't have a slow cooker and I would love one.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. @Carmen: Hi there! :>). Thanks for stopping by! Yes the blog is just three months old! Thanks for the compliments. It truly is a labor of love and I'm having a blast! Of course, like any blog or website, it's a work in progress. Can't wait to see where we are in six months!

    Are you not throwing your hat in the ring for one of the giveaway prizes? Not interested?

    Have you and your mom have a chance to use the soup tureen and cookbook yet?

  18. I would like to win the salts or the gift card, sure I could put both to good use!

    I am sharing your giveaway on my facebook page so I guess I'm recommending it to all my friends?

  19. What a great giveaway thank you for the opportunity!

    If I won I would choose Prize #2 - A Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Portable Slow Cooker-- I have 3 boys and I am always on the run. My current slow cooker gets a lot of use and I know this one would too :-)

    I have suggested your page on Facebook to several of my friends--My user name is Kerrie Frick Gregory


  20. Frederick HamlinMay 17, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    I recommended Sonia Ferguson to the L. W. F. page

  21. Hey Lynn! I would love to win the Williams-Sonoma gift card-you can never have enough kitchen stuff, right?! I recommended your page to my friend Denise:

  22. Hello Lynn, I would love to win the salts! They sound wonderful. I'm salavating over the truffle salt!!! I can't belive your blog is only 3 months old! Seems like it has been longer than that! Here is a FB friend I will recomend, she's my step-mom and loves to cook!!/profile.php?id=100000437133127 Caldwell, Idaho

    Thank you so much for the gift card to the Olive Garden, my husband and I are going tomarrow. He has been in San Deigo this week and were just having a lazy weekend around the house lol!!! Thank you again,


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