Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{CLOSED} Spice Up Your Life this Valentine's Day!

** This giveaway is closed **


I LOVE spices.  Spices add so much spark and life to food.  I traveled a lot when I was in college - visited some exotic and beautiful countries - but now that I'm a mama with two little boys, I don't get to see the world like I did before.  Spices can bring the world to me!  I love that I can fix dinner and experience just a taste of the Mediterranean.... or South America.... or northern Thailand.  And I love that spices allow me to introduce the guys in my house to places they haven't seen yet.

I was recently introduced to SpicesInc.com and a few things immediately stood out to me: (1) founder Greg Patterson has a passion for good spices and healthy living, (2) he's committed to offering top quality spices, herbs and seasonings, (3) they give away free spices every week! (4) you can find organic spices and herbs as well as salt-free seasonings on their site... and (5) free shipping on all orders over $35!!

So here it is.  The giveaway that you don't want to miss (and I admit, I'm jealous of those of you who get to enter!):  SpicesInc.com is graciously offering one of my readers your choice of one of these fabulous spice sets.

Salt Free Basics 
This no-salt set includes Pennsylvania Pepper, Salt Free Steak Rub, 
Garlic & Herb Seasoning and Manzanillo Mexican Seasoning. (:::drool:::)
Italian food lovers, this one's for you! Wow your family when you cook with these amazing spices... 
Tomato Powder, Italian Seasoning, Basil, Mediterranean Oregano.
Curry lovers unite!  This amazing set includes Madras Curry, 
Sweet Curry Powder, Maharajah Style Curry Powder, Garam Masala

Here's how to enter (You may enter up to six times, once for each of the ways below.  Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry!):
  1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment - (e.g. "I'm a follower!") - if you already follow my blog, just leave a comment. 
  2. Become a fan of Mama Jan's Kitchen on Facebook and leave a comment here - (e.g. "I'm a fan of Mama Jan's Kitchen!") - if you're already a fan, just leave a comment.
  3. Add SpicesInc.com's blog to your blogroll then leave a comment here - (e.g. "Spice Balance is on my blogroll!")
  4. Become a fan of SpicesInc.com on Facebook then leave a comment here - (e.g. "I'm a fan of SpicesInc.com!")
  5. Check out SpicesInc.com's list of Top 25 Spices Every Kitchen Must Have and then come back here to leave a comment telling me either which of these is your favorite spice to cook with OR which one have you never cooked with.
  6. Blog about this giveaway - post a link to that specific blog post in the comments.
Contest will be open until 8pm PST on Sunday, February 14.  One lucky winner will be chosen to spice up their life on Valentine's Day!  Please make sure you leave your email address in the comment or have your email visible in your blogger profile so I can contact you if you win!

49 comments:

Amber said...

I'm a follower.

Baby Redenbo said...

i am a follower!

Amber said...

I have never cooked with Coriander Seed Powder.

Cassy said...

I'm following now MamaJan!

Amber said...

blogged at http://leilagavin.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-spice-set.html

imhistory said...

I have never cooked with marjoram.

Maggie said...

I'm a follower!

Jen said...

I read the list of 25 spices. I have to say that I keep whole nutmegs in my kitchen because fresh is SO much better than nutmeg powder. I've never used ginger root powder, sounds intriguing... Another fav of mine (other than fresh nutmeg) is smoked paprika. It's so good!

Amy and Jeff said...

I'm a fan of Mama Jan's kitchen on FB!

Amy and Jeff said...

I'm a fan of SpicesInc. on FB now too!

eileen clark said...

I'm a follower of Mama Jan's Kitchen

Amy said...

I'm a follower!

Amy said...

I checked out the Top 25 list, and I just used tumeric for the first time a few months ago. I really like the flavor it added.

Christy said...

From the top 25 spices list, I love to cook with Curry Powder!

from my motorhome to yours said...

Im a follower on your blog

from my motorhome to yours said...

I have never cooked with the specialty curry powders

from my motorhome to yours said...

I'm a fan on spices on fb

from my motorhome to yours said...

the nutmeg I use is whole nutmeg it is so much better than the store bought powder

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Newest blog follower!

Amanda said...

I have never cooked with curry powder, but absolutely love vanilla extract!

sunflowerramos said...

I am a follower!!

sunflowerramos said...

I am fan on Facebook

sunflowerramos said...

I would love to try the fennel seed spice. I have not used it before.

sunflowerramos said...

Spice Balance is on my blogroll

Marchifamily said...

I'm a fan on Facebook!

Velva said...

Just wanted to let you know that this is the first time I have visited your blog...Very nice.

Good luck with the giveaway.

Katie said...

I just became a fan on Facebook! I can't wait to start trying out your recipes. Keep 'em coming please!

Deanna G. said...

Oooh, curry! :)
I'm a fan of Mama Jan's Kitchen on Facebook.

Deanna G. said...

I'm a fan of SpicesInc.com on Facebook.

Deanna G. said...

I've never cooked with Ginger Root Powder before.

bellasbistro said...

I am a follower!

bellasbistro said...

I'm a fan of SpicesInc.com!

Gina said...

I'm a follower!

Gina said...

I'm a FB fan too!

Amy and Jeff said...

Have you ever used the Pacific Smoked Sea Salt? Now that sounds delicious. I just started using sea salt when cooking and I'm a big fan. I would love to try the smoked version.

Mary said...

I have never used turmeric. I love cinnamon!

Mary said...

I am a follower too.

cafriend said...

I'm a follower!!!

Emilyc03 said...

I am a fan on facebook! emilyc03@aol.com

Emilyc03 said...

I am now following your blog! emilyc03

cafriend said...

I love to cook with garlic powder!!!!

Bella Mia Bows & Things said...

I'm a follower of the blog already =) awesome giveaway!

Bella Mia Bows & Things said...

i just became a facebook fan!

Bella Mia Bows & Things said...

i'm a fan of spicesinc!

Bella Mia Bows & Things said...

top 25 spices...def a tie between oregano and basil. the smells of those two spices is enough to bring back a million memories of growing up in an italian household =)
and they are things i cook with at least 2-3 times a week, and maybe one day those smells/tastes will evoke lots of memories for my daughter too =)

bonnie said...

just became a fan,love all the things food

Jenn said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Jenn said...

spice balance is on my blogroll

Jenn said...

Allspice is BY FAR my most favorite spice. I'm more of a baker, and this little beauty adds such earth and warmth to breads, cookies, and even some meals (I've dared try it with!). I stock up on this puppy for sure!