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Sending Love on Valentine’s Day + Whole Foods Giveaway

“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.” -Julia Child Oh Julia. With her love of food and butter and good French wine, I…

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Sending Love on Valentine’s Day + Whole Foods Giveaway

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“I think careful cooking is love, don’t you? The loveliest thing you can cook for someone who’s close to you is about as nice a valentine as you can give.” -Julia Child

Oh Julia. With her love of food and butter and good French wine, I couldn’t agree more. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I wanted to send some love, from my kitchen to yours.

These gorgeous blooms were actually a beautiful surprise from our friends at Whole Foods, and I was reminded that each sale of their Whole Trade Roses benefit the farmers and workers directly, to help with housing, schooling and medical benefits. I am excited to give away a $50 Whole Foods Virtual Gift Card, just in time for you to buy some roses for your own sweetie, along with some treats or ingredients to round out your Valentine’s celebrations.

So, what do you have planned for your day of love?  My husband specifically requested that I make my Crab & Corn Chowder and Cheat’s Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse again. I am more than happy to oblige. Whatever you do, whether it is go out for a fancy dinner, stay in and cook a thoughtful meal, or simply give your loved one a longer hug, I wish you a very sweet Valentine’s Day. May each day be full of love.


I would love for you to win a $50 Whole Foods Virtual Gift Card to use for your Valentine’s celebrations! Since the holiday is tomorrow, this will be a quick and speedy giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed.

Congratulations to Holly!!! I really enjoyed reading everyone’s responses to this giveaway – it is so nice to learn how you all share food with loved ones. Holly, hope you enjoy your gift card — happy shopping and have a delicious Valentine’s Day!

Ready to enter? Here’s how:

  • Please leave a comment below and share: What foods do you love to share with the ones who matter most?
  • Entries/Comments accepted until 10 pm Pacific, Wednesday, 13 February, 2013.
  • One winner will be randomly selected end of day 13 February, 2013 and notified by email.
  • A link to your virtual gift card will be emailed immediately upon selection. You will be able to print it out for your immediate use.

Disclosure: This was a  sponsored giveaway from Whole Foods. I received a bouquet of Whole Trade Roses and gift cards to share in this giveaway, however, I was not compensated to write this post. As always, all opinions are my own.



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  1. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    Hearty meals are the funnest to share with friends and family. Grilled burgers with french fries or chili and cornbread would be my favorites! Great giveaway and hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Allison Dorsett

    I love to share anything that is homemade and healthy with a touch of added love!

  3. Shelagh

    Lately, banana bread! Not sure why, since I’m not particularly a fan of bananas… Also, I enjoy making lavender salted caramels for friends but those are slightly more involved, and with two baby boys at home, I find myself trying to simplify.

  4. MaryB

    I love to bake a special treat for dessert – something that I don’t make often like Creme Brûlée or a Bavarian Torte. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  5. Solducky

    Desserts, especially with chocolate and PB

  6. Jordan D

    I love baking for others, but valentine’s day calls for cooking a delicious, healthy meal with natural ingredients. I would love to make some spinach linguine with fresh basil pesto!

  7. Holly B

    I love making big pots of soup for the family!

  8. denise

    i love baking and experimenting with new recipes for my bf :]

  9. Kristina M

    i love to share a homemade spinach lasagna with my boyfriend. it’s our favorite meal for a cozy night in :)

  10. Janet

    For the ones who matter most to me, I love to share my all-time favorite foods — garden-fresh tomatoes and chocolates from my favorite candy company back in Chicago. You know you’re really loved when I share my mint meltaway chocolates with you. :-)

  11. Maggie

    I love to share any seafood dishes with my loved ones. I also love making pink and red chocolate desserts to share!

  12. Emily Bakken

    I love to share my famous minestrone soup – healthy and delicious!

  13. Holly

    I love to share food that is as nutritious as it is delicious. (things like hearty bone broth soups with lots of vegetables, salads with colorful vegetables and dark leafy greens, and smoothies with antioxidant berries, kale, and chia seeds, to name a few).

  14. Rosie

    Food! and it has to be healthy food! I like making special treats, food gifts, unexpected homemade goodies, and of course, nice meals! I like to look up recipes and invent my own (entering contests, too). I like to make a nice setting so that it seems even more special, a pretty basket with plaid cloth for biscuits with nice jar of cream and pretty place settings.

  15. manda

    I love to share warm meals with my husband!

  16. Kelly

    I love to share my experiments with my dearest! Hes always willing to try out my new recipes with me – no matter how strange they may sound.

  17. Lizbeth

    We both adore chocolate desserts, so I always make him a wonderful chocolate surprise on Valentine’s Day! This year: rocky road brownies!

  18. Philby

    My boyfriend and I just got a griddler, and I love sharing homemade paninis with him!

  19. Tiffany F

    Being in my mid-twenties, I’ve found that many of my friends actually have little to no skills in the kitchen…so whenever I cook ANYTHING for them, they are always massively impressed. My favorite things to share are Chicken Marsala and Fettucine with Shrimp and Tomato Cream Sauce.

  20. Sarah L

    I love making my husband a special dessert. I might make some candied nuts this year.

  21. Christine

    I love to bake and I love sharing my baked goods with friends and coworkers. I love their reactions when they take a bite of a really yummy treat and it especially makes me happy when they go back for seconds!

  22. erin

    definitely baked good! especially chocolate

  23. Rachael H.

    Apple pie! My husband’s favorite food :)

  24. Jennifer s

    Comfort foods, Mac and cheese, enchiladas, waffles, and of course your awesome buttermilk banana bread! Happy Valentine’s day!

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