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Friday, March 12, 2010

Good things all over the blogosphere

Today I want to use this post to point your attention to all kinds of great giveaways and other great things happening online.

A giveaway and a challenge

The nourishing gourmet is having a spring cleaning challenge. This week's challenge is to clean your pantry. I am lucky enough to have a large walk in pantry, and 'cause it's so big, it stays pretty organized. There were a few things I needed to do to spruce it up. When you participate in the spring cleaning challenge and leave a comment, you are entered in the giveaway. That's great motivation for getting things clean!
I do lots of canning, as you can see in the picture above. But not all of that is actually canned. Some of those are old peanut butter or spaghetti jars that I've reused for storage of bulk items. Using glass jars makes things look neat and organized, and bonus!- they are free and help you save the planet when you reuse old jars.


The Nourished Kitchen is having a giveaway for organic, grass-fed ghee. Not familiar with ghee? (pronounced gee with a hard g) It's clarified butter and can be used to cook or saute foods. Ghee can be heated to a higher temperature than butter and will last longer-- in fact, it doesn't even need to be refrigerated.

Katie at Kitchen Stewardship is having a giveaway for 3 bread pans from Urban Homemakers. They look great, and are made from tinware, something I had never heard of before. If you're the lucky winner, you can use them to make this delicious soaked bread recipe

Emily at Not so idle hands is having a Mikarose giveaway. Mikarose is a modest clothing company. They have lots of cute dresses. The giveaway is for a $60 gift certificate for clothing of your choice.

Some good things I've read lately

Elizabeth at the Nourished Life wrote a great post about yoga and weight loss. I used to teach aerobics and yoga, back before my son got banned from the gyms daycare. I can't say that I fully "got it" back then, but I've definitely grown to love yoga and plan to teach again soon.

This post is about a woman who traveled to Kenya and had a touching but inspiring experience. Some of the things she saw and experienced are really heartbreaking, but it makes you think: what can I do to help those who are less fortunate?

Enjoy your reading and good luck on the giveaways!


  1. Wow you really do a lot of canning! Your pantry looks beautiful! :)

  2. thanks! sometimes I go in my pantry to admire it-- it's one of the few things that I do that actually STAYS DONE without little people undo-ing it! :)