Contest winner!! And....NEW Giveaway!

My daughter just picked the winner of my last giveaway at random and (drumroll please)...it's "Thriftgoddess!!" Congratulations, you have just won a signed copy of my 2nd edtion book "Radiant Health, Inner Wealth" as well as a free vegan makeover of your favorite dessert recipe.

To claim your prize, please respond (or e-mail me at quintess@care2.com) with your mailing address, and the recipe you'd like veganized.

Congratulations, Thriftgoddess!!!

And now for the new giveaway!!!

The next prize will be a homemade sourdough bread starter kit (EVERYTHING you need to start making delicious wholegrain artisan sourdough bread at home). This will include:

*Sourdough starter (it's good - it's from my very own batch that I use!)
*Detailed directions on how to easily make yummy sourdough bread (it's foolproof and easy!)
*Enough locally grown whole grain flours to make your first loaf of bread!

To enter this contest:
1. Follow this blog (on the lower left side of this page, you'll see "followers." Just click "follow" and add yourself to the list).
2. Reply to this post, stating what you love most about homemade bread
3. Become a fan on my facebook page (if you aren't already).

Please enter this contest no later than April 2nd. The winner will be announced on April 4th. Good luck!

23 comments:

  1. Count me in on this one! T love fresh sourdough bread. What do I love most about homemade bread? Umm. Homemade bread. I also love knowing that the bread is made of wholesome ingredients and doesn't contain a bunch of additives like the store-bought stuff.

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  2. I like that we can control the ingredients ... and, of course, the smell and taste are great!

    Art Ist
    http://4oneaday.blogspot.com/

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  3. I like that I know and control what ingredients I use. Plus, who doesn't love the smell and taste of fresh baked bread. Oh, and the feeling of accomplishment when it turns out just right! YUM!

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  4. I love the fact that I know exactly what goes into the bread... and that my kitchen smells great for hours!

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  5. Ooo! I've never made sourdough! How exciting!

    Favorite thing about homemade bread--kneading it, strangely enough. I find it oddly satisfying to turn a lumpy mixture into a velvety smooth ball of wheaty goodness all while using the power of my small but mighty hands :)

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  6. Kim, me too! People always complain about kneading and say how great it is when you don't have to knead certain breads...but that's the best part!

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  7. Me Please!! I like bread =) (I am tapped creatively and have nothing better to say than that!! lol)

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  8. Home made bread? ever since I was a kid, I loved the smell the whole house had when we were making oatmeal bread (my mom's only venture in bread baking), the feel of it in my hands while kneeding and couldn't wait to slather on butter when the new loaf was "cool enough". Now that I am just a bit older :-) & know a bit more about food & it's origins, the knowlegde of where the ingredients come from, who is involved in creating it, etc. Plus everthing is better homemade! Not to mention I'm a bread fiend!

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  9. Nice, Tink! I love that I've found a local source for the whole grain flour I use. It's called "Mountain Mama" and it just makes the bread so much better!

    p.s. That's going to be part of the giveaway!

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  10. p.s. Is it wrong that I secretly want ALL of you to win? That's the only hard part about these contests!!!

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  11. I love the warmth and freshness when you get to eat it!

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  12. We decided probably five years ago that we were "worth" good bread. No more junk fake bread. We started buying from a local bakery in MO that made fantastic bread...but then we moved! You would think a person could find good bread in Chicagoland, but it's a big place and there is nothing around our house, so I started making my own sourdough pizza crusts and honey whole wheat bread. When I got your book I added your multi-grain bread! I love the smell of baking bread!

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  13. I love how fresh homemade bread is...it just tastes better than store-bought!

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  14. Aaaah!! I just made a loaf of sourdough and gave it away (I catered a lunch today). It smelled & looked SO good.
    It was heart-wrenching.
    ;)

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  15. I love the delicious smell of home baked bread!

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  16. Oh my goodness, what's not to love about homemade bread?!

    My absolute favorite part is taking the first bite from a loaf of fresh bread--it's a heady experience...on top of that making bread is fun and I choose the ingredients.

    I lost my sense of smell 4 years ago; I still desperately miss the smell of baking bread (eating it helps ease the pain!).

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  17. i follow! and my favorite thing about fresh bread is the crisp crunch on the outside and the soft warm inside...oh and the smell! mm!

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  18. I love homemade bread because it is fresh and you know what ingredients go into it.

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  19. I love sourdough, in general, but making homemade bread is a meditation for me. I can see each and every step of the process and know that I did that! Love your blog and your tweets, Tess.

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  20. XOXO!
    p.s. agreed - love that bread making is a meditative activity.

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  21. The smell of course, the hard-ish outer crust and soft warm interior of wholesome, healthy, local, home-made, whole grain goodness, The feeling of accomplishment in providing oneself with slow food served as it should be (maybe a little olive oil and garlic?)0h yeah and a cold beer in a glass!

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  22. Having grown up in the SF Bay area, I LOVE sourdough! All homemade bread is great, though. Love the taste of the warm bread out of the oven or bread machine as well as the smell while it's cooking. Mmmmmm ...

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