Winners of Home for the Holidays Giveaways

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend, whatever holiday you celebrate! I enjoyed a lovely Christmas with my family that I’ll be sharing some of on my other blog, trend & chic, before this year is out and we ring in 2012.

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaways on my post for Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Shirley at Gluten-Free Easily, the host and organizer of this blogging event, already announced the winners (including the winners for the other days and the prize winners) but in case you missed it, here they are:

Sarah C. won the subscription to Delight magazine! Her comment:

I would love to win the Delight magazine, it looks terrific! Home for the Holidays to me is so many different things. Dreaming of future children, dreaming of Christmas day, decorating every part of my house from top to bottom in red and gold…. Mostly, I love spending time with family and friend. My husband and I usually host my family Christmas party, his cousin’s Christmas party and a friend Christmas party, we also go to his mom’s to celebrate Christmas and we also make a day of decorating her ancient acrylic tree.

Rebecca A. won Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts and Carol’s Amazing All-Purpose Flour Mix! Her comment:

I will have to try these out once I make my dairy free white chocolate that is waiting to be made. This is our first Christmas being gluten free although we have been dairy free for a while longer. The holidays to me is about making sugar cookies and watching my kids decorate them any way they want. They are 2 and 5 so it takes a lot not to get involved but they are so proud of themselves when they are done.

And last but not least, Annette won Gluten-Free Cupcakes! Her comment:

I would like Gluten-Free Cupcakes. This year “Home for the Holidays” means staying home and spending time with family.

For more winners, including the winners of the three prizes (including the grand prize, the Vitamix) please go to Shirley’s post.

Hopefully I’ll post one more thing before this year comes to a close and a new one begins. Look out for it!


Guest Post on Bob’s Red Mill with a Recipe for Quinoa and Happy Fiji Day and Thanksgiving

Dear Readers,

In my last post when I told you all that I am away in Fiji, I forgot to mention in it that I guest posted on the Bob’s Red Mill blog with a recipe for Broccolini, Corn, and Shrimp Quinoa with Olive Oil Lemon Garlic Dressing last week. I tweeted the link and posted it on Facebook, though I thought I would mention it here for those of you who aren’t on Twitter or Facebook and might have missed it.

Remember, if you’re looking for a particular recipe, or you’re just browsing, you can always check out the ever-expanding recipe index.

Tomorrow (Monday, October 10th) is Fiji Day, celebrating Fiji’s independence from the British for forty-one years and all the celebrations this weekend are leading up to it. (My Dad told us that, thankfully, Fiji’s independence was non-violent and was a generally peaceful affair.)

As it is also the Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend, I wish all my readers a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Fiji Day! 🙂

Bula Fiji!

Dear Readers,

I am writing this from Fiji! I’m here for a month with my Dad and sister visiting my grandfather and grandmother. Today is our first day here, proper. The trip itself has been so much of an adventure and it was also the first time that my sister and I have been on a plane. I like flying, except for the turbulence. I don’t know if or when I’ll ever get used to it.

This is, basically, an opportunity of a lifetime so I want to be here for all of it and be in the moment – I didn’t even bring my iPod Touch! Thus, I won’t be blogging as much or responding to comments or approving them as quickly as I usually do (if you’ve commented on my posts before, your comment should come right through without needing approval) as well as responding to emails. I also won’t be as active on Twitter.

Continue reading “Bula Fiji!”