Friday, March 5, 2010

Giveaway Winners!

No, it's not cookies! I just came home to this lovely arrangement of maraschino cherry & chocolate kiss delights earlier this week....and it was so appealing I just wanted to share.

It also made me laugh a little, because Miss Chef and I were both dead tired the night before when we tried to figure out how to store these without damaging them. I tried to help her put plastic wrap over the cookie sheets they were on, but my plastic wrap skills were so pathetic she had to take over, at which point I retired in ignominy to bed.

But I digress...

First, I want to sincerely thank everyone for their thoughtful and enthusiastic responses to my little giveaway. I was a bit overwhelmed when it came time to write up the little slips of paper with your names on them! So everybody gets a gold star!

And now I will reveal the prize: not only is this something locally made, but it is a non-food product made (in part) by Miss Chef herself! As I told Liz and Alison, you had to go pretty far back--almost a year, in fact--to remember my visit to Bosky Acres farm, where I helped Miss Chef and Michele. Not only did we start a batch of cheese, but there was also mention of:

Hey, I did say "mention!" I knew this would be a hard guess, which is why, since nobody figured it out, I picked TWO winners! Each will receive a bar of soft, fragrant Bosky Acres goat-milk soap and a bottle of luscious, silky lotion. I can honestly say that the patchouli-rose soaps smell good enough to eat. (And that's no exaggeration, because Rosie has actually eaten two of them! And I can also assure you, as a result, of their, um purity and gentleness...I shall say no more.)

In fact, I had Rosie pick the winners of the giveaway. I tossed all the names on the floor, and picked the first ones she sniffed at. (It took several tries for 2nd place, since she was more interested in sitting and lying on them for a tummy rub...but we eventually worked it out.)

Ok, so with no further ado, our winners are:

1st place: Alison of The French Experience Alison will be receiving a bar of Patchouli-Rose and a bottle of Lavender lotion.

2nd place: Jennifer of Goats in the Garden Jennifer will receive both soap and lotion of Patchouli-Rose ('cause Michele was out of Lavender lotion.)

Congratulations to both our deserving winners (not that the rest of you weren't equally deserving...) and thanks once again for playing along! Ladies, if you'll please email me at "Flartus" at, I'll send your prizes along post haste!

As a footnote, here are links to the favorite posts you all "voted" for:

Auntie Eva

Are You A Slave Driver? (migrant workers in Florida's tomato fields)

Bûche de Noël

Rosie's Kludge

Farmers' Markets (just a sample)

Thanksgiving 2009



  1. Oh YEEEEESSSS! That is sooo exciting! And I so love rosie-smelly things. Thank you so much. (And if this inspires anyone to check out my blog, I have to say that having been back from France for 6 months now my blog is kinda fizzling.... but if you can be bothered trawling back a bit you might find some of the entries worth a read.)

  2. Congrats to Alison and Jennifer (both great bloggers, I might add).

    Never in a million years would I have thought of the Bosky Acres products, but I SHOULD have. Thanks for a great giveaway. You were very cleaver with the contest.

    Hope you and Miss chef have a fab weekend.


  3. Wow, thank you! I swear I never win anything so I am happily surprised! I also love Patchouli soap!

  4. Yay for the winners! Anything made with goat milk is awesome!



  5. Oh my.... those cookies are to die for. Yum. I really need to hone my baking skills. Larry would love those!

    Your giveaway was so sweet, Flar. Congrats to all the lucky winners. Awesome.

  6. Well, poo. I'm sorry I missed the giveaway. I've been a terrible blog follower these past few months. However, I will now not rest until I've whipped up a batch of those cookies! Love the new stove!

  7. I love the cookies! Peanut butter blossom are sooo yummy.


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