Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Herb Companion Giveaway



The Herb Companion has been a long-time favorite magazine of mine. I've been a subscriber, but at times I pick it up at the local health food store. I get an elated feeling each time I flip through the pages. It's usually loaded with new recipes. Since it focuses on herbs, (how to cook with them, how to grow them, how to heal with them), I thought you might be interested in it, too.

The March 2009 issue talks about "The Humble Cabbage," and "Chervil: A Fine Herb for the Kitchen." In January, one of the featured articles was "Real Food Done Well," and in September of '08 I read about "Garlic - Growing Tips, Recipes and More." I even love reading the advertisements, learning more about gardening tools and herbal products.

Can you see why I'm crazy about this magazine? Did you see the title of this post? Yes, that's right! I'm hosting a giving for a one-year subscription to The Herb Companion. Isn't it exciting? So don't hesitate, jump in and enter. It's easy. Here's how:


1. Visit The Herb Companion website, then come back here and leave a comment about something new you learned or why you'd loved this magazine.

2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.

3. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

The winner will be chosen by Random.org
Emails will not be shared with any third parites.

This contest is ends on Saturday February 28th at midnight ET. and is open to US residents only, 18 and over.





If you like this blog, please look for my other blogs:
Thyme for Herbs
Happenstance House
Tickling the Ivories

90 comments:

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

this looks great to learn about healthier eating and healthier living- herbs for health was my favorite area

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

subscriber

anastasia said...

I am just starting to grow my own herbs this summer and this would be a big help. My sister started growing her own last year and got me interested.

mverno said...

i learned that The Herb Companion focuses on the joys of gardening and cooking with herbs, while Herbs for Health takes a medicinal approach, discussing integrative medicines and research that supports the effectiveness of an herbal lifestyle

demmi said...

that you can get the magazine for 50% off if you order now con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Deci said...

I really liked the 5-year kitchen garden plan. In fact, I printed it out.

Deci said...

I added you to my Yahoo Page. Because I like your blog, contest or not.

De said...

Great magazine. I would love to win this one.

Meaghan F. said...

Wow, they have amazing topics! I'd really love to read this magazine!

deedleweedle said...

I'd really like to learn more about herbs and this would be a great start.

Rosemary L said...

Has anyone ever heard of an edible plant called "sheepshire"? and what does it look like or what other names is it known by?

Anonymous said...

Cooking with herbs is the way to go--fresh herbs!

randio said...

I love growing & cooking with my own fresh herbs but I had no idea cabbage was considered an herb!!

randio said...

I just subscribed!

Sweetpeas said...

Herbs seem to be the one thing that don't die on me when I try to grow them, I'd love to learn more about growing & using them!!

chromiumman said...

love some more recipes with herbs

carol myring said...

WOW!! SINCE I HAVE NOT BEEN OUT. I HAD NOT HEARD OF THIS MAGAZINE. SURE WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS.

Kutty1101 said...

I would love to get this subscription. I've tried to encorperate herbs into our cooking....but am just a beginner. I could use some help.

lsfish said...

I would love to get this magazine , I grow herbs and am in a herb club

carolasar said...

I liked their recipe for an easy sugarscrub-1csugar,1/4c almond oil and 10 drops grapefruit or lavender essential oil.This magazine looks great. Thanks.

carolasar said...

I subscribed-thank you

silverbele said...

I started an herb garden and it is not doing well so I need help.

Diane said...

I love to grow herbs but I don't know alot on what to do with them other then tea herbs.This would be a blessing to win.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I found the information on composting helpful, particularly the layering of brown and green material. Thanks!

PrissyGreen said...

I love that it isn't just about cooking with herbs but also about healing.

I would love to learn more!

thanks for the chance!

karissag at gmail.com

laurieahigh said...

I am interested in learning to make herbal bath products and salves. I would like to cook more with them and learn the proper way of harvesting them.

laurieahigh at yahoo dot com

Tiffany said...

I learned more cooking ideas with herbs...would love to win this!

Hues262 said...

I love cooking with herbs,would like to know more about growing them.

Joan said...

I have taken this magazine before and loved it. On the website I learned that their focus is how to grow, cook and use herbs to heal. I'd love to try this magazine again!

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sweetsue said...

I learned garlic can lower blood pressure. I can't wait to try it!
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sweetsue said...

I am following you on Blogger!
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dawns41 said...

I would love to win this subscription because I learned that they have articles on growing herbs. My husband and I are really getting into gardening. We are slowly putting in a home orchard: apples, pears, cherries, plums, blueberries, raspberries and grapes.

Our next step is a herb garden to be a companion to our veggie garden!

dawns_horizen@yahoo.com

Christy G. said...

I learned how to grow thyme in an egg. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christy G. said...

I subscribed via email.

Sunnyvale said...

there are a lot of natural cures using herbs

Lori said...

I've been growing herbs for a while, but there are so many and I'd love to know more about growing, cooking and using herbs for healing. This looks like a great magazine for me!

alexandrea said...

I subscribed to this years back when I had a yard, and now have a garden again! I love how they list everything for herbs, grow tips, medicinal purposes, folklore...

Colengal said...

I did not know they had a secton on pet health and herbs. Very interesting reading. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

Cynthya said...

I learned "In skin care, chocolate, cocoa and cocoa butter are all excellent moisturizers." I have a small herb garden next to my deck and would love some new ideas on how to use the herbs.

valerie2350 said...

i liked the natural heart health article

valerie2350 said...

email subscriber

nala07102002 said...

love herb's for everything

laurie said...

Mom and I always enjoy growing our own fresh herbs and would love more ideas in which to use them.

sfyates said...

I would love to read this magazine because it seems to have everything that I need like information on how to grow and use herbs and how to make cosmetics,recipes for cooking and information on how to grow orchids too.

trishden said...

I learned that Orichids are edible, who knew. Thanks for a great giveaway!

trishden said...

I'm already a blogger follower, trishden. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Herbs.........the essence of both health and cuisine!

juau4 said...

I love cooking with bay. I learned; Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia), cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), bayberry (Myrica pennsylvanica), loblolly bay (Gordonia lasianthus) and West Indian bay (Pimenta racemosa) are highly toxic and should not be ingested. ...And here, I thought they were all safe.

Bonnie in FL said...

I always used herbs for cookiing but the health properties are intrigueing to me Real great articles and I really want to learn more about them

Deb said...

I'm a follower of your blog and also subscribe via Bloglines.

Deb said...

I'd love to win the herb companion magazine because I would learn sooo much about herbs and how to grow them. I especially love rosemary and cilantro and grew those last year. I'd like to know more about all herbs.

gjgille said...

I would love to lean more about herbs and how to make my dishes more extravagant :)

Smooshy said...

i'd love this because i'm starting an herb garden this year!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I learned that this magazine is not only for the established herb grower but also for the beginner, like me. I have grown some herbs before but wasn't quite sure what to do with all of them. This magazine would solve this problem.

Shirley said...

I love that the magazine has articles on growing, cooking and using herbs for healing.

Shirley said...

I subscribed to your newsletter.

Lauren said...

Hehe, I definitely need something like this! I love gardening and have managed to grow some herbs before, but never know where/what combination and then what to do with them once I have them, how to keep them for winter or which ones to grow inside :D THis looks like the perfect source of information for someone like me :D

jennem said...

Classical legends mention bay in relation to the nymph Daphne, who transformed into a laurel tree during her pursuit by the Greek god Apollo.
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

EILEEN said...

I learned how to compost from the website. Interesting!

dymphna said...

i would love to learn more about composting, i have tried it before but never got it to heat up enough
deefna@gmail.com

dymphna said...

i subscribe via email
deefna@gmail.com

Deb said...

I used to have a subscription to this magazine and I just loved it. I start a lot of herbs from seed for my container garden and this was a great source for great ways to grow and use them. Money got tight, and I had to cancel all my gardening subscriptions, and it would be so great to win! Thanks.

HOBIT said...

I never knew that cabbage was considered an herb.

pancak said...

I like the variety of info in the magazine...not just recipes. I grow a few potted herbs each year and want to learn how best to store them.

Anonymous said...

Herb Companion magazine looks to be very interesting and informative.The varied articles would tempt every family member to read up on "natural" ways to garden, clean your house or even take care of yourself. I think my cooking would even improve with fresh herbs out in the garden! Miss Zukas llredhat(at)charter(dot)com

pickledseeds said...

I'm trying to incorporate more herbs into my every day cooking. I think this magazine would be a big help!

Deedles said...

The 5-year kitchen garden plan really interested me.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Good tips on how to compost.

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AICORP said...

The primary thing I learned is what herbs that I will presumably be able to grow in my kitchen this year.

Of course that assumes no kids or dogs get to them first.

MJ said...

I loved the artical Step By Step Your Garden Grows: Design an Easy Kitchen Garden

Creative Mom said...

I love to cook and don't know much about growing and storing fresh herbs so this will help! Go information on composting and garden plans.
teraustin@mindspring.com

mojomomma said...

I found this out definitely going to try it.
No More Weeds
If the spring rains are encouraging weeds to flourish in the cracks of your sidewalk, reach for white vinegar. Just splash some on the weeds to make quick (and herbicide-free) work of those unruly interlopers. Once the vinegar kills the weeds, you can pull them easily

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HeavenlyAlchemy said...

I learned from Green Patch: Quality Soil is the Soul of a Healthy Garden !

jillian3445 said...

I have just started a small herb garden. What a treat

Amy said...

I learned about what to plant to attract bees to your garden.

Salleefur said...

Even if my husband and I didn't HAVE to be on a low-sodium diet - I would still prefer to cook with (preferably FRESH) herbs (and spices.) We started our own organic herb garden about 15 years ago - but are always looking for new ideas for growing and uses for herbs. Cooking with herbs will awaken you tastebud like you never imagined. Growing your own is SO rewarding. This magazine sounds like a "MUST HAVE!"

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I am a big fan of The Herb Companion ! I get their newletter & love learning about the herbs for health reasons & for better tasting meals.
I wrote an essay for their contest & am keeping my fingers crossed that I am a winner.
I would be so thrill to get thier magizne for a whole year.
The Herb Companion is an Awesome Magizine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I subscribe!

bndraldy said...

If the spring rains are encouraging weeds to flourish in the cracks of your sidewalk, reach for white vinegar. Just splash some on the weeds to make quick (and herbicide-free) work of those unruly interlopers. Once the vinegar kills the weeds, you can pull them easily. Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

lilyk said...

I loved this magazine because it was so interesting and informative!

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lilyk said...

I subscribed by email.

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slehan said...

They have some great sounding salad dressing recipies. Yum! Thanks for the contest.

jvastine said...

This looks like an excellent magazine! The article Cut Your Grocery Bill: A Great Garden Plan was very informative. With information like this a subscription would be very handy right now as I am offering the use of my land to develop a community garden to help feed as many as we can, since a number of people in our area have lost their jobs. A gift subscription would be a real benefit to and used by everyone who becomes involved in this. Not to mention those who will be blessed as a result of this. Thank you for making this opportunity available as this will truly be a blessing to the recipient!

Donna said...

It has info about kitchen gardening.
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Donna said...

I subscribed.
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Michele said...

I loved the article entitled "Herbal eye care rescue kit". This is something I have been very interested in and was pleasantly surprised to find it.

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Michele said...

I subscribe!!!


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MJ said...

My Mom used to get this!! I loved it!!

MJ said...

I follow