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Saturday, January 7, 2012

From the WINE COUNTRY


I recently was BLESSED with winning a
WINE COUNTRY GOURMET GIVEAWAY
and this morning, when I answered the front doorbell, I found THIS in my porch swing.....
My heart started beating a little faster 'cause I saw the return address was ..... WINE COUNTRY.

O MY GOODNESS.....

THIS box was full to the brim with some of the best things....

STRAWBERRY PEACH CONSERVE...
Wow...doesn't THAT sound delicious...
and
APRICOT FIG CHUTNEY

Yep.....I am ready to make some 
hot biscuits, get out the butter
and OPEN THESE JARS. !!


NEXT....
the girl & the fig
Balsamic Vinegar....
and
Honey & Lemon Vinaigrette
......ummmmmmmm






MR. SWEET, being the outdoor cook around here, quickly claimed the
Zinfandel Barbeque sauce and the
grill marinade 
AS HIS OWN .

Can't you just almost taste a nice thick New York Strip steak, using these two luscious-sounding bottles of goodness !
meee, too
AND....when I got to the bottom of the box and found this BEAUTIFUL wooden cutting board,
I just about did a cartwheel, if I only knew how !!
This is just BEAUTIFUL...
I am so proud of it, I could just spit.
THANK YOU so much, Kate.

I looked in the fridge for block cheese to put on the board for photos...
but we ate every bit of the cheese at THE PARTY....no pretty desserts, either.....


BUT we do have a little wine left in this beautiful blue bottle...

....makes a pretty picture !

Look how thick this cutting board is...it will LOOOOONG
outlast this ole gal.

This beautiful board, of NORFOLK PINE, was handmade by KATE...
Go HERE to read all about how she makes these beautiful boards...
She is a very talented young lady and you will love reading her blog.
Thanks again, KATE....
I. LOVE. MY. WINE COUNTRY GOURMET PACKAGE !!!
xoxoxoxo

39 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's one flavorful goodie box BJ! The cutting board is very pretty too-enjoy:@)

Blondie's Journal said...

What a great win, BJ!! That cutting board alone is to die for! Don't you love giveaways?

XO,
Jane

Rita said...

Congratulations my friend; what a wonderful gift; that cutting board will need a speacial spot.
Nothing beats a visit from Mr Purelator. Check out my blog this coming Monday and see what I won.
Rita

From the Kitchen said...

What a treat! I've had lunch several times at The Girl and The Fig and each time purchased some of their treats. It was good to see your blue bottle of wine. Llano Esticado (sp?) was just starting out when we lived in Lubbock.

Happy new year!

Best,
Bonnie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, what fun and luscious items. Congratulations. Hugs, marty

Deb said...

Fabulous, BJ. What a beautiful board. Congrats!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What a box full of goodies. She made that board. Wow. It is the thickest I have ever seen one.

Theresa said...

Wow, that was a box load of goodies! Beautiful board, can't wait to visit her site! Have a blessed day, I know you will be having something tasty on your table using this yummy gift! HUGS!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow, and Charlie Sheen thinks he's WINNING! Lol, you're the winningest person I know BJ, and what a great package. Everything looks so delicious! The cutting board is awesome, you'll get so much use out of it!

The French Hutch said...

Wow bj, your lucky day. Yum such goodies to go with your homemade biscuits………And the cutting board is over the top gorgeous. I'll have to pop in and say hello to Kate. Thanks for sharing.
Happy New Year sweet girl…….

~Emily
The French Hutch

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great assortment of gourmet wine country goodies! That cutting board is so pretty! Great gift! Hugs, Linda

Madeline's Album said...

Enjoy your boxfull of goodies. That cutting board is a thick one like you said it will last a long long time. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Vee said...

Oh just wonderful! That cutting board is amazing so I am off to see what Kate is up to with that. We will get to see those strip steaks, right? =)

Kelly said...

Oh my! What a fantastic giveaway you won! Who wouldn't get excited to win all of that? I am really impressed with that thick bread board too. You can use that and leave it out for display. Lucky girl!

Julie Harward said...

Wow, such nice gifts and the surprise of it all is the best part along with knowing that someone is thinking of you..wonderful! Happy New Year bj! :D

Loretta said...

Nice!

Love Of Quilts said...

Boy that is a nice win.

Sweet Tea said...

You've been bitten by the Lucky Bug!
Congrat's!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Lucky you BJ! That looks like a wonderful package to get,,,,

Sall's Country Life said...

Oh you lucky girl! Enjoy all that fun stuff!

Debbie said...

Oh goodness... That was just one wonderful goody after another. Congrats on the win!

Shay said...

What a lovely parcel. I just want ti run off and cook something totally gourmet now.

That board is simply gorgeous and has so much character.

PEA said...

Now that's what I call a wonderful giveaway package and I have no doubt that you and Mr. Sweet will be enjoying all the goodies to the fullest:-) The cutting board is absolutely gorgeous and I love the thickness of it. You were one lucky lady for winning this giveaway, it couldn't have happened to anyone nicer!! xoxo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

AWESOME win BJ!!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Congratulations, you deserve such a wonderful prize! Can't wait until you have us all over for dinner!

Centsational Girl said...

So happy your present arrived and so delighted you are excited about the goodies inside! Enjoy them all and take good care of my baby board, I miss it so, but I KNOW it's in good hands!!! Bon appetit!
xoxo
Kate

Sandy said...

Wow..what a lucky girl you are! So enjoying your blog..I've just returned after a bittersweet departure, but happy to say I'm back and would love to have you come and visit me. Enjoy your *yummies*! xoso Sandy

Sandy said...

Wow..what a lucky girl you are! So enjoying your blog..I've just returned after a bittersweet departure, but happy to say I'm back and would love to have you come and visit me. Enjoy your *yummies*! xoso Sandy

Life on the Edge said...

Oh lucky you! That is an amazing package, and I know you will put it to good use.

After a 7 month absence from blogland, I have finally posted my wedding pics! It was a truly wonderful day.

Life has kept me so busy since the wedding as I now have a 110 mile round trip commute to work, plus I have been so busy making the parsonage a home, and have a lot of duties as a pastor's wife. But I am LOVING it!!!

Hugs, to you! No matter how long it's been since I've visited, your blog is like a warm welcoming home.

Kady
Life on the Edge

Cheri said...

Congrats! What a wonderful gift.

Sandy said...

Okie dokie...I think I figured it out and hopefully it's gone... So much to learn... and I so dislike having to stop having fun and work. lol thanks again... xoso Sandy

Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

Oh goodness - what a box full of treats. Lovely!

Sue said...

BJ this is my kind of surprise, everything looks superlicious, and the cutting board! wow! I do enjoy giveaways.

Enjoy!!

Thank you for visiting me and for your kinds words.
Sue

sabri said...

awe...how sweet...wish i could have some luck like yours...lol..i know you were the perfect choice for this gift bj..we all know you will put it to use...have a great week sweetie...xoxoxo ~sabri~

NanaDiana said...

What a great win, Bj! I love the cutting board! xo Diana

Gayla said...

How cool... Your goodie bag was amazing.

Carla said...

Wow that was nice. You hit the jack pot.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, you just know if you win something from Kate it is going to be wonderful and this certainly is! I can't imagine anyone who will have more fun and take fabulous pictures of all those goodies!

Paula said...

Oh my goodness... what a wonderful gift!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying howdy, Miss BJ~ please come back and visit me anytime!