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May iTunes Giveaway Contest!
17th May 2016 • GREEN Organic Garden Podcast • Jackie Marie Beyer
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So I wanted to make an official announcement about the May iTunes Giveaway! Since I was sent a box of perishable food I thought it would be better to not let it sit around for too long so I thought I would pick a winner each week! That being said, I have been crazy busy working almost every day since mid April and haven’t had time to record this announcement so I think the best thing will be just to pick 4 winners throughout the month.

I have to say thank all you so much for listening. It is an honor to host these amazing guests who share such valuable knowledge and share their exciting journeys with us all.

So if you didn’t hear the update from April’s contest I reached out to Nutiva who’s Hemp Products are a regular staple in my kitchen. I always have some of their hemp seed oil and hemp protein in my fridge. I use the hemp protein in smoothies and try to get Mike to add it to muffins and cookies whenever possible because his oatmeal cookies are as healthy as any nutrition bar you buy at the store full of whole grains, raisins, nuts, coconut and applesauce etc.

I’m also going to share my recipe for Hemp Seed Oil Salad Dressing today. I like to cut the hemp seed oil with olive oil because of the cost so I take about

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup of Nutiva‘s Hemp Seed Oil

A heaping tablespoon of Mustard – usually something like grey poupon’s dijon mustard or I’ve been really into some horseradish mustards lately

Any fresh or dried herbs I have available. In winter that usually means, dried oregano and basil.

Then some red wine or balsamic vinegar. Just a few splashes… probably about 1/8

I mix everything together in my food processor for a few minutes.

Occasionally I’ll add a little honey for a bit of a sweeter taste but not very often.

in the summer I’ll pick thyme, sage,  or rosemary…  when I’m at my mom’s she always has delicious herbs including fresh fennel that is just to die for but I usually add those on fresh at the end.

It’s delicious!!!

So, the package from Nutiva included 2 packages of chia seeds – white & black and a giant tub of coconut shortening!

Nutiva Organic Coconut Shortening Giveaway PrizeNutiva Chia Seeds Giveaway Prize


And then it also had 2 delicious boxes of tea from Numi Organic Teas!

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There’s a Mate Lemon made with Yerba Mate, Green Tea and Lemon Myrtle and an assorted collection of Melange form around the world. It includes a green tea, black tea that’s a combo of aged earl grey and golden chai! a Puerh tea that has chocolate and cardamom, a white tea that combines white rose and orange spice and and herbal teasan mix of chamomile lemon, rooibox, moroccan mint, rooibos chai, honeybush and dry desert lime! Mmmmm doesn’t that sound so good?

and 2 boxes of crackers and a box of Ginger Snaps from Mary’s Gone Crackers!


The Crackers are garlic and onion and super seed classic!!!

IMG_6284IMG_6282I’m going to read a few of the reviews that have been submitted so far and then announce one winner today and I will pick 3 more winners at the end of the month!


BasiaDomiasFacebookCommentNumi Organic Teas IMG_6286And today’s winner is Donna Bentkowski who wrote 

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Congratulations Donna!!!

Since you’re the first winner I think you can pick which of the items in the box you would like to try!

If you would like to win one of the samples all you have to do is go to iTunes and leave an honest review for the podcast so that more listeners can hear from the amazing guests and learn how to garden using earth friendly techniques!

There’s a link in the shownotes that connects to a little video on how to leave a review. To me the confusing part is always having to go to itunes and search for the show again even after I have downloaded it to my phone. Then you just click on the ratings and review tab and there’s a button that says Write a Review you can click on. It will ask you for your apple id and password that you use to download podcasts, purchase music and anything else Apple…

If you have any trouble, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me and I will happily walk you through it. And for that matter if you have any questions about gardening I can help you with please don’t ever hesitate to reach out to me via any social media channel, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat (my new favorite), Twitter – although I don’t check twitter as regularly as I probably should! or email me at

So remember the Nutiva,Numi Organic Teas ,Mary’s Gone Crackers Giveaway ends at the end of May! AND DON’T FORGET TO TELL ME WHO YOU ARE WHEN YOU LEAVE YOUR REVIEW!!! Thanks so MUCH for listening! And let’s get growing!

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