A Give-Away for Mother's Day

To celebrate Mother's Day, a special give-away just for the readers of Kitchen Parade.

SWEET DEALS on
ARTISANAL OLIVE OIL & VINEGAR
from O OLIVE OIL

FOR PURCHASES, A 15 PERCENT DISCOUNT Between now and Mother's Day on Sunday, May 9, 2010, use the discount coupon code "mother" when purchasing goods at O Olive Oil.

(Would you like to know more about how good vinegars are made with a 'mother'? It's quite a story! Read it and get the recipe for a summer Sweet Potato Salad too.)

A GIVE-AWAY JUST for READERS of KITCHEN PARADE

TWO-BOTTLE NATURAL GIFT BOXES One winner per fifty comments, limit 4. Winners choose which pair of olive oil and vinegar combinations will be sent. I'm especially fond of the champagne vinegar and Meyer lemon olive oil, also the sherry vinegar and Tahitian lime olive oil. But they're all good, let your senses guide! I'm not the only one who loves O Olive Oil, so does O Magazine, Saveur, Bon Appetit, Cook's Illustrated and more, see the whole list!

BONUS COOKBOOK! Each winner will also receive a copy of the new cookbook Insalata's Mediterranean Table by California chef Heidi Insalata Krahling and truly sensuous drawings by Laura Parker. I've yet to cook from this cookbook but unlike many cookbooks from chefs, the ingredients and recipes are accessible. I think we're all going to fall in love with this cookbook. It has a summery feel to me and would make a lovely Mother's Day gift for someone who likes to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

CONTEST RULES

  • The contest runs between now and Monday, May 3rd at 6pm CST.
  • This contest is open to U.S. residents and yes, you too Canadian readers! who are at least 18 years old. (Sorry, readers from outside North America. U.S. postage costs have become prohibitive.)
  • Winners will be selected at random and notified on May 3, 2010. If I don't hear back from the winner in 48 hours, or if for some reason the winner is not eligible, I will select another.
  • This give-away is not sponsored by O Olive Oil. For three years now, I have enjoyed their 'good' (make that very, very good) organic and citrus-crushed olive oils and 'good' (ditto) barrel-aged wine vinegars. This give-away is my gift to Kitchen Parade readers.

THREE WAYS TO ENTER TO WIN!

ENTER ONCE by leaving a COMMENT on this page.

We're celebrating Mother's Day so in your comment, finish this sentence, "These five words best describe my mother ... ".
For example, here's what I'd write about my mother. "These five words best describe my mother Shirley ... missed - creative - bridge queen - smart - big laugh."
IMPORTANT! Your comment must include an e-mail address. You are welcome to format your address so that spammers won't grab it. If your address is olive-oil-girl@gmail.com, change it, for example, to olive hyphen oil dash girl at gmail. If a comment doesn't include an e-mail address, I reserve the right to deem it ineligible.

ENTER AGAIN by SIGNING UP for a FREE E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION All new e-mail subscribers to Kitchen Parade and A Veggie Venture between April 26 and May 3, 2010 will be automatically entered into the contest. Sign up here, it's free, you'll learn about new recipes whenever they're published.

ENTER AGAIN via TWITTER Just share the link to this give-away with your Twitter followers, then leave a comment here with a link to your tweet and your e-mail address.

"LIKE" KITCHEN PARADE ON FACEBOOK If you like, share news about this giveaway with your friends and family on Facebook. Just "like" Kitchen Parade on Facebook. There's no way to 'count' this "like" toward the giveaway (since Facebook doesn't provide information about when Facebook members "like" a service like Kitchen Parade) but I sure would appreciate it!

GOOD LUCK, ALL!
I can't wait to hear how you describe your moms!


Kitchen Parade is written by second-generation food columnist Alanna Kellogg and features fresh, seasonal dishes for every-day healthful eating and occasional indulgences. Kitchen Parade recipes are sorted by Weight Watchers points and the common-sense Shop Your Pantry, Fridge & Freezer First. If you like Kitchen Parade, you're sure to like my food blog about vegetable recipes, too, A Veggie Venture.





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Mom ~ musical, fun-loving, humorous, cookie queen, dearly missed...



dfuller55 at verizon dot net
 
Thanks, Alanna! I went ahead and ordered some of this oil & vinegar the last time you featured them - they're WONDERFUL!

These five words best describe my mother ...

strong
courageous
example
godly
partner

darksideofthefridge (AT) gmail (DOT) com
 
My mother is loving, caring, inspiring, a great grandmother, and supportive.
 
These five words best describe my mother: Smart, clever, creative, funny, generous.
 
Thanks, Alanna! Can't wait to try the sweet potato recipe and will order the oil and vinegar, which I've never tried.
 
Oh, I loved loved loved the O olive oil you gave me as a gift; thanks for this great giveaway!

"These five words best describe my mother ... "
tireless
hardworking
intelligent
opinionated
greatcook (why yes, that is a word, and if it is not, it should be).

nupur.kittur AT gmail DOT com
 
missed
forgiving
strong
loving
kind
christine/california
 
A REMINDER:

ENTER ONCE by leaving a COMMENT on this page.

We're celebrating Mother's Day so in your comment, finish this sentence, "These five words best describe my mother ... ".
For example, here's what I'd write about my mother. "These five words best describe my mother Shirley ... missed - creative - bridge queen - smart - big laugh."

IMPORTANT! Your comment must include an e-mail address. You are welcome to format your address so that spammers won't grab it. If your address is olive-oil-girl@gmail.com, change it, for example, to olive hyphen oil dash girl at gmail. If a comment doesn't include an e-mail address, I reserve the right to deem it ineligible.
 
Peggy - my mother:
missed (thanks for this one Alanna)
Godly
luminous
kind
loyal
 
I would LOVE to try these!

My mother is surprising, introverted, sensitive, hard-working, loving.

kawingard at yahoo dot com
 
Mama: Caring, giving, brave, smart, beautiful :)
 
Mom - caring, missed, African Violet lover,bridge queen, smart

willow8440(AT)yahoo(DOT)com
 
These five words best describe my mother...
creative
passionate
spiritual
interesting
intelligent

nat8199 at hotmail dot com
 
My mom died 20 years ago, and I still miss her. These five words describe her:
loving, compassionate, creative, long-suffering, listener
. . . or this 5-word summary:
She was my best friend!

skorstanje at shaw dot ca
 
My Mom was...loving, generous, hard-working, patient and is greatly-missed.
She was a wonderful cook too so I will be making some of her favorite dishes for Mother's Day.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
 
These 5 words describe my mother:
Driven
Over-achieving
Loving
Strong
Compassionate

libra 54 laa AT Gmail Dot Com
 
MOM: loving, supportive, laid-back, funny, forgetful

sarah dot a dot berridge at gmail dot com
 
Mom: sweet, generous, caring, protective, loving.

cjdaleyb at /gmail/ -dot- com.
 
My mom - shy, loving, witty, rare, wonderful.
 
My mom: strong - creative - mentor - wise - italian

kvalko (AT) nd (DOT) edu
 
These five words best describe my mother ... nurturing, stubborn, creative, shy and graceful.

wrongs.reversed@gmail.com
 
These five words best describe my mother ...

loving
self-sacrificing
humble
strong
missed

Thanks, I needed that.

hrh_02 at yahoo dot ca
 
thoughtful, selfless, organized, loyal, independent. Love her :)
 
These five words best describe my mother Gwen: compassionate, sad, mediator, naive, innocent

Amanda
acotton at cachecreek dot com
 
What a great giveaway! The five words that I would use to describe my mother are funny, quirky, energetic, supportive and friend.

cassidy (at) bobsredmill.com
 
calm quiet loving busy-bee caring
mamasimpson4 at yahoo dot com
 
These five words best describe my mother ... calm, wise, spendthrift, loves life, best friend.
 
These five words best describe my mother:
beautiful
goofy
loving
strong
missed
 
Thank you for your special blogs. I look at recipes in my email or make something from your "recipe box" just about every day.
I wish my Mother were here to cook with me...here goes...Mother-artistic, colorful, musical, baking lady, and irrepressible.

Leonora
odessiatopaz at yahoo dot com
 
These five words best describe my mother: nature lover, gardener, creative, frugal, shy.
 
These five words best describe my mother:
intelligent
opinionated
group social
stubborn
bird lover

Homegrownhealthy at yahoo dot com

Thanks for this great giveaway.
 
These five words best describe my mother ....

---loving

---independent

---strong

---inspirational

---human

and so very, very loved! Thanks, Alanna, my Mom is my best friend and was the matron of honor in my wedding. I love her dearly and am so thankful that she is my Mom!

Cheryl
phantomcg at aol dot com
 
These five words best describe my mother ... beautiful, intelligent, caring, serious & at peace - I know, an extra word ( -:
 
My Mom: friend, dependable, creative, high-energy, too-far-away


backpackandpearls(at)gmail(dot)com
 
These five words describe my mother...

nurturing
quirky
supportive
big hearted
domesticated

Rachm03@hotmail.com
 
These five words describe my mother...

nurturing
quirky
supportive
big hearted
domesticated

Rachm03@hotmail.com
 
These five words best describe my mother, Vi: quilter, intelligent, demure, supportive, determined
 
ack, forgot to include my contact info in previous one, sorry about that! I realized it as soon as I clicked on "publish"

These five words best describe my mother, Vi: quilter, intelligent, demure, supportive, determined.

triciaj_aa at airpost -dot- net
 
My mother in 5 words:
'She is velvet over steel'

BTW, when I grow up I want to be just like her!

tanya(DOT)pc(AT)verizon(DOT)net
 
These five words best describe my mother - Generous, loyal, good listener, momma bear, my rock
jen62728@aol.com
 
5 words that describe my momma:

Strong
athletic
dedicated
short,
and
dancing queen
 
I just realized I forgot my email!

My momma is

strong, athletic, short, and dancing queen!
MDevine22 AT gmail DOT com
 
inquisitive, strong, spiritual, fun, loving



flootie at aol dot com
 
These five words best describe my mother, musical, neat, petite, caring and artistic.
Zoe
zrevell at gmail dot com
 
Oh, my dear departed Mom (Norma): literary (a poet really), Scrabble warrior, unapologetic and clueless in the kitchen (hey, you're still alive, right?), hated housework, but so so loving.
 
My mom - loving, kind, thoughtful, a great friend, and hardworking.

(I would love someone to describe me with those five words!)
 
"A Give-Away for Mother's Day"

These five words best describe my mother.......

Trustworthy
adviser
worrier
sentimental
joker.............and so many more!
 
5 words describing my mom:
loving, warm, bright, wise and indispensable!

zmama09 at yahoo dot com
 
Sorry had to do a redo:)
"A Give-Away for Mother's Day"

These five words best describe my mother.......

Trustworthy
adviser
worrier
sentimental
joker.............and so many more!

4/29/2010
bjaeger at cheqnet dot net
 
These five words best descibe my mommy... incredible, beautiful, sassy, my hero, simply amazing.
 
MOM - loving, dependable, sensitive, baker, gardener

Tricia - t dot oshea at yahoo
 
These five words best describe my mother Ruth ... wise - caring - fun - worrier - wonderful."
 
These five words best describe my mother: Energetic, excellent cook, loving soul.
 
Ilove this blog. It helps me get creative in my cooking!
Thanks!
Rachelanne007@hotmail.com
 
My mom: goofy, opinionated, strong, tired, independent

lynnalpert(AT)sbcglobal(DOT)net
 
These five words best describe my mother:selfless...giving...dependable...athletic...reasonable.
lringel-at-comcast-dot-net
 
Mom:

protector - chef - love - loyalty - friendship.

deaconsbench@yahoo.com
 
My mom Supportive,Strong,lovable,Sharable,
Mild heart
deepapriyagatgmaildotcom
 
in8346@gmail.net says
Mom - lovingly missed, supportive, funny,caring
from Irene
 
My mom: whistler of happy tunes, scratcher of itchy backs, fount of encouragements, rememberer of birthdays, local Florence Nightingale.
 
The five words that describe my mom are -
strong
loving
capable
inspiring
beautiful

kathleenpellatt@gmail.com
 
Five words that best describes my mom is:
missed
best-friend
giving
caring
patience

ButterfliesRfre1 (at) a o l (dot) com
 
missed
quit the lady
perfectionist
talented seamstress
someone in charge
 
caring, fun, musical, loving, appreciative
 
caring, fun, protective, spontaneous, musical
 
subscribed at misaacmom at gmail dot com
 
http://twitter.com/misaacmom/status/13274582137
 
The five words that best describe my mother are..
Crafty
Surprising
Savvy
Encouraging
Beautiful

prof DOT noriega AT GMail Dot COM
 
These five words best describe my mother are:
Loving
Funny
Strong
Understanding
Wise
thegrants(at)live(dot)com
 
the world's most organized woman
 
7963mfgenerous
involved
pokerqueen
perserverant
loving
 
My mom - independent, strong, smart, hardworking, too-far-away.

cassie-dianne (at) Aol (dot) com
 
My Mom = sweet + shy + loving + trusting + true. swomersley at gmail dot com.
 
Thank you, all, for your entries. The contest is now closed. I'm off to tally the entries and select a winner or two!

Let me say, however, that I loved all these descriptions of our mothers. Lucky moms, lucky daughters.