sponsor giveaway: salt traders!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


today we have a sponsor giveaway from a specialty foods company, salt traders.  a little over a month ago they sent me their salt blend collection and has it ever been fun to use in my kitchen.  the labeling is cute (always a plus) and the combinations are endless (on the side of each salt, they even give you ideas of how to use it!).

here are some things i did: i tried the sagemary salt on mashed potatoes... divine.  the smoked paprika on a breakfast of scrambled eggs and homefries... yum.  the aleppo chile salt sprinkled on some pizza... mmhmm.  i mixed the porcini salt in with olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and fresh lemon juice to make the perfect salad dressing.  the vanilla salt will have to wait until it can rim my glass of rum and coke after baby arrives.  you get the point.  endless i tell you, endless!

lucky for you they are giving away not one but THREE of their salt blend collections.  that's three winners, woot woot!  perfect for you, your mom or dad, or the hostess-with-the-mostest whose invited you over for easter.  pair it with a bottle of wine and you are done!

be sure to check out their website as the products go far beyond salt: flavored oils, cocoa blends, sugarsraw honey (my fave & with a fabulous logo to boot!), and more.

{for U.S. residents only}
to enter:
+  leave a comment telling how you might give this a whirl in your own kitchen

additional entries:
{seperate comments}
+ like them on facebook
+ subscribe to their blog
+  follow them on twitter

giveaway closes friday.  good luck!

nicole marie, roxanne, and natalie are the winners.  congrats!  

94 comments:

  1. I love seasonings! these sound perfect. I'd love to use the sagemary salt on Kale chips (:

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  2. Those all sound amazing! I think the vanilla salt would be great to try with some salted caramel cupcakes!

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  3. ooh i LOVE seasoned salts.

    I just found a recipe for a leek & pea pasta that the fennel thyme would be perfect for...

    and the porcini salt would be PERFECT for risotto!

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  4. that salt on homefries sounds to DIE for!!!

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  5. I love adding flavored salts when I cook. I'm dying to try the vanilla salt on my salted fudge brownies!

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  6. Oh yum! I'd probably use it with potroast and that vanilla salt would be perfect on top of chocolate chip cookies.

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  7. I would love to try the vanilla salt in place of the sea salt in the oatmeal toffee chocolate chip cookies I just made!

    I'm following them on twitter and liked them on facebook!

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  8. Fun! I love trying new food stuff. I would probably try some of the herby salts on roasted vegetables.

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  9. recently went into a specialty salt store on vacation but didn't buy any--would love to win and experiment :)

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  10. I am loving your idea of the smoked paprika on scrambled eggs...yum!

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  11. Girl anything that makes it look like I've got cooking secrets (of any kind) will work for me! Hook it up! : )

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  12. What a cool giveaway!
    To be honest, if I win, I'll be having my man use them to cook for me since he's the chef in our household!

    jessgott@yahoo.com

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  13. Okay, this is great! I saw a recipe for a chocolate, caramel, and graham cracker dessert that required hickory salt sprinkled on top. I think the vanilla salt would be divine! :)

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  15. I've never entered a giveaway for salt, but it sounds awesome and I want it! Yummmm :)

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  16. I might try them on some home fries....sound awesome!

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  17. Everyone is inspiring me to try the vanilla salt on a pie...a salted pecan caramel? Mmmmmmm

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  18. hmmmm on some homemade french fries!!! or just with fresh green beans with a splash of balsamic vinegar!

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  19. OMG, vanilla salt?! Would love to try this out, like you said rimming a glass or even in a dessert. Salty and sweet is my favorite combo!

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  21. Hi! I love salt and and I love reading your happy blog! I would love to sprinkle some vanilla salt on my caramel ice cream, throw some sage thyme in my popcorn and sprinkle my kale chips with the smokey paprika salt. yum!!

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  22. Just liked them on fb! yay!

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  23. Oh.my.gosh. Yes please!! I get so bored using the same ol' seasonings when I make my i'm-feeling-lazy-after-work chicken, so this would really kick things up a notch!!

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  24. I'd love to try some of the salts on green beans. If I put anything on them it's salt!

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  25. just signed up to follow their blog. fun! thanks! petra.

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  26. Hmmm--honestly I think my husband would be the one to come up with the fun ways to use these salt blends and what a great mother's day gift idea!

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  27. i love this! i'm cooking more everyday and this would be perfect to try some new recipes with!

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  28. mm vanilla salt on top of chocolate chip cookies! yes please!

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  29. These look divine! I would definitely use some on sauteed veggies. Yum!

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  30. Oh yum, I think salt is its own food group! I would love to try all the savory/herb flavors one at a time on my signature mashed potatoes :)

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  31. I'd love to try the vanilla salt on a chocolatey dessert, and my husband would love the aleppo chile salt on anything!

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  32. Oh my. These look/sound so delightful!! I think I'd just have fun testing them out first, I'm not sure I'd know where to start with some! But...I have a feeling the smokes spicy paprika would be delicious on cod! Hmm, perhaps the aleppo chili would be great in chili.

    PS...I quite enjoy stopping here daily, I've been doing it for a while now. You are a beautiful woman with a transparent heart. I SO appreciate your honesty :)

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  33. all I know is that I'm on a total salt kick and these would probably end up on everything I eat.

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  34. These salts would be delicious addition to any dish, dancing on your taste buds in new delight!

    I would love to sprinkle the sweet salts on morning sweet bread, and the spiced salts would go great with some steamed veggies and greens.

    Delish!

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  35. Oh goodness i LOVE good seasonings! I had to teach my MIL how to use cumin! :) I would love to try some of them in mashed potatoes!!

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  36. They sound yummy! Def use them to spice up my cooking and impress the hubs!!

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  37. would love to experiment with these! sounds so exciting for a bunch of unique dishes!

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  38. I would love to try the sagemary salt on top of homemade rosemary bread...yum.

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  39. this is awesome! i am an awful cook, so this would definitely help in adding a flavor to dinner :)

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  40. What would be better than some of their salts on some haddock! Maybe the kids would even try it?

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  41. they all sound delish! i am always looking for ways to spice up (literally and figuratively) my veggies. steam some green beans, throw some organic butter and a flavored salt on there and viola! same goes for kale or spinach...just need the extra kick.

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  42. The sagemary salt on mashed potatoes sounds so good!!!

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  43. I liked them on facebook as well :)

    albuss26@gmail.com

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  44. I am also following them on twitter.

    albuss26@gmail.com

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  45. I am always experiementing with different spices in my "same ole same ole recipes" - I would love any and all of these!!

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  46. since I'm a poor college student...I essentially make the same dishes over and over again...this will allow me the spice up the dishes with some new flavor!!

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  47. awesome giveaway! one of my close friends works for salt traders and gave them out as favors at her wedding :) so cute!

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  48. We LOVE to make our own pizza. It is a great way to get the kids involved. I would definetly try several of these on pizza!!

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  49. I would love the sage in mashed potatoes! So yummy! The fennel thyme would also be good. Thanks for sharing these :)

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  50. The fennel thyme sounds delicious on top of goat cheese with crackers. Mmmmm.

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  51. So I follow their blog now too! Pretty pics on their website.

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  52. Twitter - done. Facebook - done. And I want to try their honey too.

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  53. subscribed to their blog and following along....awesome products!

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  54. I would SO use the vanilla salt on caramel brownies and the rim of my pear vodka martini....i would also like the paprika on homemade fries...yummy!

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  55. I would SO use the vanilla salt on caramel brownies and the rim of my pear vodka martini....i would also like the paprika on homemade fries...yummy!

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  56. sagemary salt with olive oil and bread, or vanilla salt on anything salted caramel, OR truffle salt on ANYTHING! NOM!

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  57. I had no idea there were so many different kinds of salt!

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  58. YUM. love salty and sweet. i'd probably make cookies or a super delicious salad. i know, call me crazy.

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  59. I know people are crazy for fancy salts these days and it would be fun to experiment...maybe these would help me to enjoy veggies more!

    Annnd this isn't giveaway related at all but I've read your blog a few times before but never actually read your story until yesterday...all I can say is I'm hooked! :)

    I'm so glad you trusted the Lord even though his plan sounded craazay! You are such a blessing to that family but I'm sure you already know that :) Good thing you got rid of the pizza/spaghetti/hot dog rotation...bleh!

    Also, baby boys are seriously the best...so sweet and cuddly (my friends with girls are always jealous). I'm excited to follow this new chapter in your life!

    PS: I can't believe your mom can do the splits...I can't even do a cartwheel!

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  60. I am drooling. I would love to try the porcini salt in my risotto. Yum! But the real taste challenge would be to take them all and try each one separately on popcorn. That would make for a magical foodie evening in my house.

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  61. Great giveaway! I would love to try the vanilla salt, I love to make cake pops and I think the vanilla salt might be nice sprinkled on top!

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  62. i would for sure sprinkle some of this goodness into evoo and dip into it with sourdough bread.

    or, combine a few flavors together over a pan of roasted root veggies.

    OR, on an avocado. just add a spoon.

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  63. oh my, i'd try any and every salt blend on our steamed veggies each night if it will make my kids EAT them...these sound amazing!

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  64. absolutely LOVE THIS (and love your blog which I found via Reagan's blob;). I have gotten super into crockpotting it up lately and I am pretty much drooling at the possibilities right now. my baked potato soup is already super yummy but with a little dash from these babies it would be awesomeeeee.

    also loving the rum+coke+vanilla salt (why didn't I invent that?)


    happy tuuuuuuuesday!

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  65. I love seasonings! I would love to try these with our vegetarian meals!

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  66. I've never tried these fancy pants salts before, so this would be a great opportunity. I would love to try on roasted veggies or a breakfast scramble. Thanks.

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  67. Salt on an over medium fried egg with Sriracha on top. Fancy salt could only make it better.

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  68. This is soooo cool! I would love to get one of these! :)

    I would sprinkle some on fresh asparagus - in a deep skillet with EVOO and lemon...and freshly minced garlic. Yum! :)

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  69. Well I am a caterer so I use salts of all types in all sorts of ways. I love to experiment. This sounds so fun!
    Love your blog by the way. I have been reading for a couple of weeks.

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  70. Yum! If I don't win I'm going to have to buy some!! These would be great on just about anything!! Stir frys, grilled veggies, sauces!

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  71. Definitely following them on Twitter!!

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  72. And 'liking' their Facebook page?? Done :)

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  73. oooo how wonderful! i'd love to try it out in mashed potatoes. :)

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  74. I just found your blog today, I love it!

    come and visit me at thestyleprojects.blogspot.com

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  75. I would love to try the sagemary salt on chicken! I'm also curious about the porcini salt or savory syrah, they all sound AMAZING!

    lovelylittlethingsblog@gmail.com

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  76. paprika! paprika! I use it on everything! :)

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  77. so fun, I'd love to use a variety of these in spicing up tomato sauce and/or making homefries!

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  78. I'd love to put some of the vanilla salt on my ice cream :). MMmmmmmm

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  79. OK this is a little silly to admit, but I eat so much salt that I swear when I cry or my eyes water (which is a lot lately since it's allergy season here in Arkansas) it burns my face! I know this is probably totally impossible, but I can't think of anything else it could be! I especially love salt in soups and salad dressings. Cheers!

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  80. this stuff looks awesome! i would use it to flavor some of kate's food since she's gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. hope i win!

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  81. Oh, I love these! I'd love to try the Chile Pepper Salt because I love making anything and everything spicy. The hotter, the better.

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  82. Oh gosh, these look amazing. I'm a total salt girl, so this is right up my alley. I'd sprinkle them on everything... but one of the first things I'd try would be the vanilla salt on popcorn. Yum!

    Better Than a Milk Mustache

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  83. DELICIOUS!!!! I would sprinkle the vanilla salt on fresh baked bread with butter! And it would MAKE me bake fresh bread.

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  84. oh, i L.O.V.E. salt....in the war of salty vs. sweet, my salty tooth wins EVERY time! I'd spirnkle these on my favorite plain popcorn to give my mouth an arsenal of flavor!

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  85. yum! i'm all about experimenting in the kitchen! i'd love to try these :)

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