Thursday, March 17, 2011

Give Oh Giveaway! Announcements...so many good things going down...

So, Chef Tess Bakeresse has been spreading.  I'm almost afraid to blink!  Can I share some crazy flattering and fun details?  This week I got another call from the producer at NBC 12 Phoenix "Valley Dish" asking me to be on the show again next week.  Thursday!   Between that and Fox 10 that will be my 3rd segment this month.  I'm doing what I love best...teaching cooking classes and blogging food for a local food storage store called Preparing Wisely (that I've loved forever!!).  I'm seeing a lot of momentum here! .   Tuesday March 29th at 9 AM I'm teaching a home canning safety class at Preparing Wisely store in Mesa. So, here on the blog, I'm doing a giveaway! A 12 piece Columbian Home canning set from Cookware.com.

Here's how to enter (up to three times!) :
1st entry...leave a comment.
2nd entry...leave a comment and then leave a second comment if you share it on FB or Twitter (there's a little "share" box at the end of the post).
3rd entry...become a public follower of the blog and comment on that as well.

So, join the fun! Winner will be picked randomly Tuesday the 29th of March...Smooooches!

72 comments:

Shae Ko said...

Yay! Canning is my next big adventure, but I haven't started because I don't have the equipment. And I was once taught the importance of not poisoning your family by doing it improperly!

Shae Ko said...

I left a facebook comment!

Shae Ko said...

. . . and I have always been a public follower.

Dori said...

Okay...so I would have shared your blog even without the incentive! :) In fact, I'm sure I have multiple times in the past. But I just did again.

Dori said...

And now for the actual blog comment...I'm determined to start canning this year! Life ended up on the way crazy side last summer and it just didn't happen...but I did manage to purchase some supplies. Of course, I bought the wrong size lids for the jars I actually had. I'll fix that for this year. :)

And yea you! I think it's awesome that you get to reach a far greater audience than you ever imagined possible! What an amazing time to be you!

Bobbi Jo said...

I haven't canned in over 12 years but I am just starting to get back into it. I am a stalker I mean follower on all. I love your blog. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for the chance. I'd love to learn how to can some of our garden abundance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Raejean said...

I'd love to can again. Thanks for the contest!

clan of the cave hair said...

oh my goodness....my friends are doing the most amazing things in their lives. I'm so excited for you!
What wonderful opportunities. Enjoy the ride dear friend.

Lisa said...

checking your blog out thanks to my friend Lisa V. :)

Lisa said...

Just shared your post on my FB wall!

Lisa said...

following..."publicly" :)

Lillie said...

Canning is something that's been on my cooking bucket list, so this is a wonderful contest!

Lillie said...

Home canning is something that has been on my cooking bucket list, so this is a wonderful contest.

Stoddard's said...

Chef Tess Rocks!!!

Stoddard's said...

She Makes the Yummiest Breads!!!

carl said...

i would love to learn how to can..

Marcy said...

I haven't canned in years, but have been thinking about trying my hand at it again this summer... who know's what will happen???

Tia Ko said...

I love your all-purpose spice and use it religiously! Luckily, I have an in (Shae) who happens to go to AZ every year before Christmas *grin*.

Tia Ko said...

Consider yourself shared!

Tia Ko said...

I guess I've been a secret follower all this while, but I'd love to bring my love for cooking to light!

Donia said...

If Dori loves you...she's my sister and I occasionally jump from her blog to yours! Love to cook and can.

Donia said...

okie dokie--shared on FB--lots of foodie friends there!

Farrah Nelson said...

What a great idea, I would love this. I borrow my mom's stuff everytime I can and let me tell you that get tiring.

Anash said...

i would love to be able to do this..thnks for the giveaway
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

vladyfan said...

I am so happy for you! What a wonderful thing to get to do what you love and even get paid for it!

That being said, greedy me, would LOVE to have a canning set!

Team Jensen said...

Tess, I'm so freakin' excited for this giveaway! I've wanted my own canning set for forever! It would make me so happy if I were the big "winner winner home-canned dinner"! Teehee!
Lisa
gourmified@gmail.com

sharon e said...

I follow here and on F/b....can't wait to see what fun you'll be sharing for the waterbath!

srelsensohn (at) frontier (dot) com

Jess said...

I've always wanted to do some canning!! Anyhow, I love your blog :)

Jess said...

Just posted on FB.

Jess said...

Just became a public follower, but I thought I already was...maybe I was. Now I am for sure :).

Lamb said...

I need new canning equipment this year as I lost all mine when I moved, so I'm in!

Lamb said...

Oh! And I shared on facebook AND twitter...since I am already a public follower!

Lynn said...

I would love this set up. Last year I made some strawberry jam with agave instead of sugar. It was great. My daughters canned pickles. We would like to expand this year. A little at a time.

Chef Tonya, The Healthy Gourmet said...

I LOVE Cheff Tess! I also love canning, so I'm looking forward to seeing what kwell things she has up her sleeve for next week!

My Sweet Indulgences said...

I love canning..I have had successes and failures, but have it on my agenda this summer..

Salsa Mama said...

Sounds fun! I will try to come to your class. A nice new canning set would sure help... ;)

Coby Smith said...

I need some better tools to give more than strawberry jam a try in the canning department! I would love to win that set so I can venture out into more canning. Hopefully my garden will cooperate this year too:)

Lori said...

I have become your newest follower, publicly and on Facebook too! :) I love your blog so far... I would love to learn how to can homemade jellies and even vegetables, having some equipment would be a good start, right? ^_^

A in NL said...

I haven't done any canning since I grew up, but I'd like to get back into it again.

crazy burnett6 said...

I need to get back to canning, I love your blog you are such an inspiration.

crazy burnett6 said...

I just got back from visiting my big
Sis, and I talked so much about your recipes with her, I love, your love for food.

Emily said...

Woo hoot canning stuff, I'm in.

Me! said...

oh, I could so use this! thank you for the give away chance!

www.ruralin.blogspot.com said...

Canning is not a new adventure, but my equipment is about paper thin! Rusted, yucky old stuff. Time for a change!!! Love the blog!

Amy said...

I just found you're website! Love it! I just moved to CA and the Farmer's Markets here are fabulous. I can't wait to put up stuff for the winter.

superspouse said...

I need to learn how to can! It would be great for my food storage that I have yet to start.

superspouse said...

Yay! I became a follower!

susitravl said...

My grandma was a canner, but when she died I wasn't interested and gave her equipment to a friend. Now I wish I had it. Maybe this is my chance to get started and carry on the family tradition.
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

susitravl said...

Follow via GFC - susitravl
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

Kerri Richards said...

I have been seriously wanting to learn to can....this would be an AWESOME incentive!

loridean said...

yeah, can't have enough canning supplies.

loridean said...

following the blog!

loridean said...

and shared on fb!

loridean said...

and shared on fb!

Sarah said...

You need to come to the White Mountains and do a class!!

Sarah said...

Made a comment of FB
http://www.facebook.com/#!/sarah.doster

Sarah said...

Following your blog!

Tamster said...

You're so awesome, Steph! Miss you! :-)

Tamster said...

fb comment

Tamster said...

already a follower :-)

Jeremy said...

I would love some canning supplies so I could can more.

Anonymous said...

Mike is in!

Anonymous said...

Mike also posted it on FB!

Angela Grice said...

I would love to start canning.

t5winmom said...

WHEW! I almost couldn't find the "comment" link! Yippee for canning!

t5winmom said...

Put me down for TWO more entries! One of Facebook, & one as a follower!

I'm the friend of Tammy G with whom you emailed a year or so ago about sprouted wheat bread. Still making it, & I've sent a bunch of friends to get your tutorial. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!!

ann-marie said...

I really need to start canning! I am planting my first ever garden this summer, and I would love the equipment to can what I reap!

ann-marie said...

I need to learn to can! I am planting my first ever garden this summer, and I would love to have the equipment to can my spoils!

ann-marie said...

Posting on Facebook!

ann-marie said...

I am a follower! (of the blog, that is!)