I'm happy to announce my very first giveaway on this blog. A couple of months ago I accepted this kit of canned organic tomatoes from the Northern California-based company Muir Glen to review on my blog. I have turned down many offers like this, mainly because I don't do ads and in general don't want to promote any products since my blog is about non-consumerism.
But this product won me over for a number of reasons, and I encourage you to purchase this Internet-only package of delicious vintage variety organic canned tomatoes.
First of all, it's a consumable, so it's not something I refrain from buying while on The Compact. We still have to buy food, and since it's organic, all the better.
I was impressed with the packaging when it arrived. The cardboard around the box could easily be recycled, and the crate could be used to store items in the pantry or just about anything else you want to organize, or even as a container for a gift of food items.
Since we're eating organic and local produce from our CSA delivery, we haven't had any tomatoes for over three months and my husband is a big tomato lover. This came at just the right time to satisfy his tomato cravings.
Most of all, the tomatoes are just delicious. The kit comes with a recipe book and so far we've loved everything we tried, including fire roasted tomato soup, vodka pasta sauce, and fire roasted tomato and olive bruschetta. All the recipes are keepers, and we were particularly excited about the tomato soup because it's even better than our favorite that I've been making for years. I think it's because the tomatoes are so fresh. Muir Glen diced canned tomatoes won first prize in a taste test done by America's Test Kitchen.
This kit would make a perfect gift for a foodie, college student, or anyone craving tomatoes out of season. It's just $7, and includes four cans of diced organic tomatoes that were raised without using any pesticides and canned within hours of harvesting, along with the recipe book. Visit Muir Glen Reserve to place an order.
Muir Glen has provided me with another kit free of charge as a giveaway for one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment, and I'll randomly pick a winner. Your kit will be shipped to you immediately upon notification. Your comment can be about anything related to tomatoes- you can share your favorite canned tomato recipe, a growing tip, or just what you love about tomatoes or your favorite variety. If you can't think of anything, just leave a comment saying that you'd like the kit and you'll be entered.
I'll pick a winner on Friday, February 26th at midnight PST, so enter your comment by then and I'll announce a winner on Saturday February 27th. Good luck!