June 30, 2011

In a Jam- Giveaway


My mother is one of the best cooks in the universe. I'm not exaggerating. I was a shy, awkward kid in high school, but managed to get a few people to talk to me by bringing my mom's homemade cinnamon bread to class. Kids who seemed to overlook my existence suddenly became close friends of mine when I'd bring a snack she had made. If any boys had crushes on me, I would bet that this was a huge factor.

She just (finally!) opened up shop on Etsy. She is well suited for it- she makes amazing food, cans everything, and is wonderful with sewing, quilting, crocheting, etc. The woman puts me to shame!

It seems like every time I get a package in the mail from her, a new flavor of jam is tucked inside. When she stayed with me during the week after Millie was born, I think I ate her apricot jam for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- it was that delicious. I'll let her tell you about the Apricot-Gooseberry-Spiced Wine Jam she is currently selling. 

"One-of-a-kind spread is made from fresh apricots, cane sugar, our own organically grown gooseberries, and my own spiced apple wine. The alcohol is removed during the cooking process, leaving behind a lovely, subtle spice flavor. The jam is processed according to USDA guidelines by an experienced (over 30 years) processor. Enjoy the perfect balance of sweet and tart, especially on English muffins, toast, or ice cream. This is my own special recipe made with my very own one-of-a-kind wine, also my own recipe. The wine was made from a blend of locally grown Oregon apples we chose and picked ourselves. This spread will keep almost indefinitely, but is best used within one year."

Is your mouth watering yet? Whether you're away from home and miss homemade food, curious to try something different, or you're like me and manage to burn a pot of water, I can honestly tell you that you will love my mom's cooking. 

So why am I raving about this? Well- how would you like to win a jar? My mom will be shipping one to the lucky winner. Just leave a comment for each entry. Have fun and good luck.

I can promise you that I'm the only blogger giving away something like this!

Mandatory: 
You must be a follower of this blog. (worth one entry)
Optional:
* If you have an Etsy profile, add my mama's shop to your favorites. (worth two entries- leave two comments)
* Tell me what homemade food you cannot live without. (worth one entry)
* Request to follow me on Twitter. (worth one entry)
* Like the Chambanachik Facebook page. (worth one entry)
* Tweet, blog, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave me the link. (worth two entries)
* Bonus entry! Buy a jar of jam from my mama's store. [Only a few available!] (worth five entries)

The giveaway will end July 6th, 2011 at 9:00pm CST. U.S. residents only.

100 kind comments from you:

annoyed army wife said...

Yum!!! I'm a follower.

Saundra said...

I know your mama's cooking and all the beautiful handmade things she can do...super domestic goddess! I have a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt she gave me a looonnnng time ago. And she is the best friend a girl could ever have:)She's the cookie to my dough...lol.

Melissa said...

I of course follow you! and this sounds amazing! I love home made goodness!

Melissa said...

I cannot live without home made cinnamon rolls...although I seem to because I can never make them! mmmm...so good!

Poekitten said...

I'm a follower!!!!

Poekitten said...

I already follow you on twitter...does it still count?

Poekitten said...

I like you on Facebook too:)

Poekitten said...

I just love homemade salsa...so much better than store bought in a jar!

Melissa said...

I already follow you on twitta! :)

Mrs. Wookie said...

Hello - yes, I love your blog!

Mrs. Wookie said...

What homemade food I can't live without?? Anything Mr. Wookie whips up! He's AMAZING in the kitchen. :D

Melissa said...

oh I forgot I follow you on facebook.

Melissa said...

I added your moms shop to my favs on etsy! Love her quilt!

Melissa said...

2nd entry for the etsy fav

Amber said...

I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I cannot live without my sister's pierogi!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart your mama's shop on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I heart your mama's shop on Etsy - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com
#2

Mrs. S said...

I follow you :)

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

The shop has been added to my favorites (user name Sawyerbunch) *1st entry*

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

The shop has been added to my favorites (user name Sawyerbunch) *2nd entry*

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I follow you on Twitter :) @SawyerBunch

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I "liked" you on facebook :)

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I absolutely LOVE my mama's pot roast and potatoes.. it's a favorite I ask for all the time when we're home visiting!!!

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I tweeted! @SawyerBunch *1st entry* :)

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Mrs. S said...

I tweeted! @SawyerBunch *2nd entry* :)

coaswblog@hotmail.com

Marija said...

Mmm, mmm! following you via GFC

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

requested to follow you on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

I can't live without homemade mashed potatoes :)

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Marija said...

added your mom's shop to my etsy favorites- username bokononist

marija.majerle at gmail dot com

Mrs H. said...

Yum!! I'm a follower!!

Gwama Terri said...

I'm a new follower and it sounds so yummy!
Terri
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com

Gwama Terri said...

Homemade food(s) I can't live without... chicken and dumplings, applebutter. I love them both.
Terri
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com

Gwama Terri said...

I sent a request for twitter (terrishutterbug)
Terri
Http://www.terrislittlehaven.com

florentina said...

i follow on GFC!

florentina said...

mom's soup! yum

Gwama Terri said...

I liked you on facebook (gwama terri)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002414780222
Terri
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com
(if you are wondering why I'm posting my link it is because I don't use blogger anymore)

Gwama Terri said...

I tweeted about the giveaway!
https://twitter.com/#!/terrishutterbug/status/86820842029318144
Terri
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com

Gwama Terri said...

I blogged about the giveaway:
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com/2011/07/01/etsy-giveaways/
Terri
http://www.terrislittlehaven.com

Mrs. H said...

Sounds so yummy! And you KNOW I love to follow you :D

Mrs. H said...

I like you on facebook too :D

Mrs. H said...

I absolutely cannot live without cucumbers, a lemon, and a little bit of salt :D

Mrs. H said...

And I added your mama to my favorites on Etsy! :)

Mrs. H said...

More lovin' for your mama ♥

beka said...

Apricot-Gooseberry-Spiced Wine Jam? are you freaking kidding me? that sounds amazing!

i'm a follower:)

beka said...

i favorited her shop.

beka said...

your mom's shop is sweet. literally. ;)

beka said...

what homemade food i cannot live without??
hmmm....
chicken curry. peanut thai noodles. cinnamon chip scones. home-fresh-brewed coffee;)

beka said...

i like you!!
on facebook! :) :)

beka said...

blogging it.

beka said...

facebooking it
{blogging it tonight}

Birdie said...

I'm a blog follower :)

Birdie said...

I can't live without my own homemade lasagna.

Birdie said...

I've sent a follow request on twitter @Birdie_SW

Birdie said...

I like you on Facebook

Paulena B. said...

I am a follower of your blog

Paulena B. said...

Add your mommas shop to my favorites on etsy. User name -Paulena

Paulena B. said...

Add your mommas shop to my favorites on etsy. User name -Paulena

Paulena B. said...

Cake is the homemade food that I cannot live with out.

Paulena B. said...

I like Chambanachik on Facebook.

ohkeeka said...

I follow this blog on GFC

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I cannot live without homemade lentil soup. Yummy comfort food!

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

ohkeeka said...

I sent a follow request on Twitter (I'm @ohkeeka)

ohkeeka at gmail dot com

hofken said...

I follow your blog via GFC - Cynthia Richardson

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

I added your mama's shop to my Etsy favorites - Hofken
#1

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

I added your mama's shop to my Etsy favorites - Hofken
#2

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

The homemade food that I cannot live without is salsa.

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Requested to follow you on twitter @hofken.

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

I Like the Chambanachik Facebook page - Cynthia M Richardson

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Tweeted
https://mobile.twitter.com/hofken/status/87935157604065282

Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

hofken said...

Shared on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=117638118326261&id=1372571824
Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

Carolsue said...

I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
digicats {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

Added her shop to my Etsy favorites - cezovski
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Carolsue said...

#2 Added her shop to my Etsy favorites - cezovski
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Carolsue said...

I requested to follow you on Twitter (Cezovski)
Digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

Carolsue said...

I like you on Facebook
(Carolsue Anderson)
Digicats @ sbcglobal.net

Carolsue said...

Homemade guacamole is my weakness
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Jenna said...

I follow on GFC

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

(1/2)

I hearted your shop on Etsy

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

(2/2)

I hearted your shop on Etsy

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I can't live without homemade chocolate chip cookies.

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

I liked on FB

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

(1/2)

I Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/meffordj/status/88095943559348224

redshadow1606@gmail.com

Jenna said...

(2/2)

I Tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/meffordj/status/88095943559348224

redshadow1606@gmail.com

ElfRenee said...

I follow your blog! :)

ElfRenee said...

I couldn't live without homemade macaroni and cheese!

ElfRenee said...

I requested to follow you on Twitter! @ElfRenee

Dana West said...

I follow via GFC! What a great giveaway! Fingers crossed! Thanks!
Dana West
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I added greatexp59 to my Etsy faves!
dana10879
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I added greatexp59 to my Etsy faves!
dana10879
dana10879@yahoo.com
#2

Dana West said...

I can't live without my mom's Pineapple Upside Down Cake! Yum!
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I requested to follow you on Twitter
@SETexasMama
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

I like Chambanachik on FB
Dana West
dana10879@yahoo.com

Dana West said...

Tweeted
dana10879@yahoo.com
1

http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/88456844653236224

Dana West said...

Tweeted
dana10879@yahoo.com
2

http://twitter.com/#!/SETexasMama/status/88456844653236224

Gianna said...

Now following GFC (Gianna).

Gianna said...

I hearted greatexp59, user name gkran.

Gianna said...

I hearted greatexp59, user name gkran. 2

Gianna said...

Pasta.. is one of many.

Ajnewby said...

Now following you on GFC ajnewby

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