Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas giveaway winners!



As of 11pm EST 10 December 2017 (phew) this giveaway is closed. 

Thank you for your comments! They make wonderful reading and give me a real sense of good lives being lived, across the US, as well as very close to home.

The winners have been chosen by random number generator.

And the winner of the ten gifts is...

Jo, from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Congratulations!

The four runners up who will receive a copy of Toast and Jam are:

EmmyG from Flushing, NY
Patricia Forsyth, from the Hill Country of Texas
Sevans10, from outside Pittsburg, PA
Anita K, Jackson Heights, Queens

Please email me so that we can arrange for your gifts to reach you.

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Christmas could come early. I am so excited to share this giveaway with you.

For Gardenista I compiled my Gift Guide for Botanically Minded Cooks and Mixologists. It's a personal selection of my favorite things -  things that have made me happy, and that I think would be lovely gifts for you or for the cooks and cocktail lovers in your life. They range from lime trees to purple potatoes, and from books to beach plum gin.

Every item on that list can be won here by one lucky commenter. (I contacted everyone on the list and they each generously offered to be part of this giveaway.)

The monetary value is just under $500, before shipping, and shipping will be covered, so no need to worry about that, either. You can keep them all, or have them sent to friends. There is even a consolation prize for three runners up: a copy of Toast and Jam, provided by Roost Books.

The giveaway is open to US residents only (for shipping reasons). To enter, please leave a comment below telling us: 1. Where you live, garden, cook and shake up drinks. The deadline for the giveaway is Sunday, 10 December, 11PM EST.

Here are the details:


1. Any size tree from Lemon Citrus Tree.

I bought my beloved Thai limes (now overwintering in our bedroom windows, first picture) from LemonCitrusTree.com. Carol Kim, the new owner, is generously offering a choice of any tree you like on the site, as well as any size tree. It could be a Meyer lemon, a Thai lime like mine, a Key lime, Persian lime, a minneola,  an orange - there are lots of citrus choices. There also avocados, pomegranates, loquats and figs. And olives! All my favorite things. Go over and have a look.

Important: Not all states may receive citrus trees, and Lemon Citrus Tree spells that out on every tree's listing. If the winner (or receiver you designate) resides in one of those states, you may choose a non citrus.



2. I first met Cecil and Merl's delicious, small batch Apricot and Cherry bitters at a party for Remodelista, where I shook up - memorably - 500 cocktails. Their latest bitters batch is turmeric, with burdock. Right up my foraging alley. For this giveaway Cecil and Merl are offering the pictured combo of their handsome tote bag, Apricot and Cherry Bitters (both fantastic), and Made in Brooklyn, an inspirational catalog of the artisans and makers at the epicenter of Brooklyn's food and drink renaissance.

Bitters are not just for cocktails. Check out Cecil and Merl's recipes, too.


3. Two 1 oz packets of spicebush. My favourite spice, usually foraged, and native to the US east of those Rockies. If you can't forage it you can find it at Integration Acres. I will mail two packages to the winner.

If you like it, you can head over there and buy more. Include it in your holiday cookies and cakes.



4. Sansho, sumac, saffron and mahlab (above - cherry kernels) are my selection of spices from Raw Spice Bar, who contacted me some months ago about their spice offerings. I usually forage and grow these spices, but not everyone can. And I am including many recipes using sansho, sumac and mahlab in Forage, Harvest Feast, my new book. Having a good resource for readers who only forage online is fantastic. If you don't like my choice of four (but you should!), you may instead choose four other spices from their selection using a code that will be provided.



5.  Greenhook Ginsmiths make my favourite dry gin. And their beach plum (Prunus maritima) gin, above, is just plain exciting, especially for a forager. Our native fruits and herbs and spices are still massively underexplored or forgotten. These beach plums, ripe in very late summer, come from Long Island and are given a good, long soak in gin, with the addition of some sugar. A dash of this in your Champagne flute will make a very good Plum Royale...


6. Californian wildcrafter and foraging friend Pascal Baudar's New Wildcrafted Cuisine is stellar. It is packed with innovative techniques and original research, and has a wonderful list of edible Californian flora in its pages. The methods Pascal details can be applied to any region. His work is authentic and trend setting, and packed with integrity. His next book will be all about wild brews...


7. Emily Han's Wild Drinks and Cocktails is an elegant handbook on making just about anything botanical into something very good to drink. Her recipes are clear, simple and very appealing.


8. Stephen Orr's The New American Herbal is, for me, one of those classics that is not only collectable but hugely practical and informative. It is a fat, solid, beautifully photographed collection of hundreds of herbs, A - Z (some very unusual), and many ways to use them, including recipes. When he is not writing books, Stephen is the editor-in-chief of Better Homes and Gardens. He will sign the copy that wings its way to a winner.


9. From ceramicist to rosarian to baker to award winning cookbook author, nothing Sarah Owens does is mediocre. Toast and Jam is her new book and it is filled with...toast, and jam! And tons more. Loads of bread, cracker, cake and scone recipes make up Part One, while everything that you can possibly put on top of them is Part Two. It's a beautiful, mouthwatering book. (You can read my 2014 story about Sarah in Edible Brooklyn.)


10. Ending on an earthy note: 5lbs of Purple Majesty potatoes could be yours from Grow Organic (shipped for spring planting). Even though I planted my potatoes way too early this year, and had them zapped by a hard freeze, they made it (there they are, above). A mound of mulch over the rows may have helped.

I planted Grow Organic's garlic just a few weeks ago, and my vegetable garden is amended with their crushed oyster shells (to raise its pH, which it did, admirably). Their packaging is how all packaging should be: plastic free.

There you have it.

What do you think?

Reminder: This giveaway is open to US residents only (for shipping reasons). To enter, please leave a comment below telling us: 1. Where you live, garden, cook and shake up drinks.

The winner and runners up will be chosen at random and announced on Monday the 12th of December, here. Please check back, then.

109 comments:

  1. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in a Ashland OR. Would love to win any of these gifts for my holiday treat

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  2. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks (my own invention "Swedish Sunshine" gin, Meyer Lemon juice, Ikea Elderflower syrup topped with club soda - add half the squeezed Meyer lemon for the "sun") in East Greenwich Rhode Island. Love, love, love your blog!

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  3. i live and garden in SF; i'll cook or shake up a drink anywhere but usually here also. this list is great and thank you for the information that goes with each. i learn a lot from your blogs.

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  4. I live in Louisville, Kentucky; garden all around my narrow city yard (35' wide by 125' deep); cook in both of the two kitchens wedged into my modest pre-war bungalow (one is an old 'summer kitchen' intended for canning and food prep in sweltering weather); and shake up drinks pretty much anywhere! I love the giveaway - what an amazing array of goodies! - and always enjoy reading your blog...

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  5. Enjoy your blog and what a great giveaway. I am a transplant to wild and wonderful West Virginia from the flat lands of the Oak Openings in Toledo, Ohio. I am a blessed to be a landscape designer and plant my ideas throughout my local area.

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  6. love this list :) I live in downtown Brooklyn, & drink & garden on a 14th floor terrace there. And Greenhook's gin is already my go-to for my default house cocktail, Corpse Reviver #2

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  7. I live, garden and shake up drinks in Novelty, Ohio. I was recently talking with a friend about getting a citrus tree!

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  8. I cook and garden in Ventura, CA. Thanks for sharing such thoughtful gift ideas!

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  9. I live cook,garden and shake up in Flushing, NY.
    Wonderful things you do, thank you so much.

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  10. I live in Brooklyn, but split my gardening,(foraging!)and cooking between here and Catania,Sicily. I mostly leave the drink shaking to the professionals..

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  11. I do all of the above, and more, in the gorgeous wilds of southwest Montana!

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  12. I live on a little lake in the woods in northwest Arkansas. Most of my garden goes to feeding the local deer & squirrel population.

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  13. I live, garden and shake up drinks in Seattle, WA. I wish you could bottle your table decorating skills and send those :-)

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  14. I live, plant, and drink in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. This is an amazing giveaway! The only thing better would be a foraging walk with you through our woods!

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  15. Living, gardening, shaking and (first attempt at) baking in Jackson Heights, Queens! Enamored by - and grateful for - your recent cocktail post on Gardenista. Whatever was I to do with a bagful of OceanSpray? Well, now I know. Let's forage soon!

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  16. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Portland, Oregon - USA. Love this list and would be thrilled to win and share the bounty with friends.

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  17. i live garden cook and shake u drinks in texas usa i love planting and growing i have plenty of fruit trees but thats another story

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  18. I live garden cook and shake up drinks in Fryeburg, Maine

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  19. This wonderful list inspires me to celebrate Christmas! I am your old pal from the Chelsea Garden Center, getting old but still gardening out in Patchogue, Long Island. Mixing drinks all the time, Prosecco and Widow Jane Bourbon (not together) are current favorites.

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  20. Great list! We do our gardening, cooking, and drinking in the Hudson highlands, about 60 miles north of the city.

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  21. Wonderful gifts! I️ live in Charleston, SC - our neighborhood is a warm microclimate where citrus thrives and my neighbors and family love finding ways to use unusual varieties.

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  22. I live in Maine. Mid coast. Grow citrus trees (lemon) indoors and out but would love a Thai lime tree like yours. Fig trees (you inspired me to try) that overwinter in a 46 degree attic space. Have Beach Plums but they haven't been successful in producing fruit--yet. Interested in foraging.

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  23. I live in a small 1920s Craftsman Bungalow in downtown Gadsden, AL where I garden in our postage-stamp-sized back yard, cook in our galley kitchen, and shake up drinks for friends on our back patio on the outskirts of the James D. Martin Wildlife Park! I lived in upstate NY for a bit (Ithaca), and in Denver, CO for an even longer bit, growing plants on window sills and in pots on tiny patios. Your blog speaks my heart’s language!

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  24. I live in the Arcadia neighborhood in Phoenix, AZ. I have 6 raised beds at home and can pretty much grow things year round. I totally click with the items on your list. Have always meant to get my hands on a Kaffir lime tree. It would elevate so many of my dishes. Thank you!

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  25. I am Cyndie Schindler and I live in peaceful little Forney, Texas with all my rescued pets. Marie has taught me a lot about eating all the earth has to give us.

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  26. I live, cook, and garden in Flatbush, Brookly, am a beginning forager and rubbish mixologist but hoping to improve under Marie's tutelage!

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  27. I am Mary, I live, garden and cook in Colorado Springs. I struggle with drought, hail when I garden, but I keep at it! I'm not much of a drinker,but I do love a spicy bloody mary every now and then!

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  28. OMG! That's 10 YEARS' worth of prizes! They would be lovingly used here in Richmond, VA, where my garden is just slipping into its winter slumbers. And, where i live, garden and cook on a wee, small plot!

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  29. I live in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. What a nice prize! I garden in my yard and in a community garden. Working on developing a new community garden in Detroit from vacant land.

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  30. I live one block from downtown Saint Paul, MN.I garden veges in raised beds and pots and share a yard with all sorts of animals who live near the Mississippi River. And we shake up drinks at the basement bar, the patio, and the porch through the seasons. Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Greenville, SC!

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  32. Would you name the potted plants in each of the windows above? I like that they're a good size and seem to do well in pots. Thanks you.

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  33. Thank you Marie for this giveaway. I garden and forage around my house in Florida's capital nook, Tallahassee.

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  34. This is amazing Marie!! Any of these would be terrific all on their own, but ALL??! I currently reside in Jersey City where I tend my container garden and forage urban and parklands, cook umpteen times a day, and shake a mean drink to celebrate, nightly.

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  35. What a wonderful giveaway! I live in Chicago, IL. I garden on the east-facing back porch of my second floor walk-up apartment. I cook in the kitchen – 9 times out of 10 with my boyfriend (who is a much better chef than me). More realistically, he's cooking while I shake up drinks for us in the dining room!

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  36. Great post, thank you! I live, garden, cook and enjoy drinks on beautiful Camano Island, Washington.

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  37. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Rochester, NY!

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  38. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Rochester, NY!

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  39. I live, garden, cook, forage (at least I'm starting to ..) and shake up drinks in Madison, WI

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  40. i live, cook and shake up drinks in Sunnyvale, CA, Maybe I'll start planting some stuff soon..:-).

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  41. I do all the above and take dips in the ocean in Rockport Massachusetts!

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  42. What a wonderful giveaway! I garden, cook and shake up drinks in Hendersonville, NC, just 30 miles north of Tyrant Farms home of Grow Journey (thanks for the tip - I subscribe to their seeds service). I just brought my citrus trees (Meyer lemon, Persian lime and satsuma orange) into our cool sunroom for the winter. I would love to add a Thai lime to my collection. Love your blog and Gardenista articles - I always learn so much.

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  43. This is such an exciting giveaway! I live, garden, cook, shake up drinks here in Elkridge, Maryland! Love following all of your posts, especially wildcrafting!

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  44. Wonderful ideas. Alexandria, Virginia

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  45. Would love a citrus tree for my son’s room! Hudson, ohio

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  46. This is a fantastic compilation. I grow, cook, and eat food, in Olympia, Washington.

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  47. Wow, what a generous offering! I would love all of this, I'd share the bounty with my friends and family by making them all kinds of lovely things. I live in Delaware in an old home with an attached greenhouse and have a small raised vegetable garden that I keep adding on to. I love all things botanical and spend my time cooking when I'm not gardening, playing guitar, cycling with friends or working in a landscape architecture firm.

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  48. Please enter me from Fairfax, Virginia!

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  49. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Westfield, Massachusetts . All of the above are my new found love , love your insta and blog . Thank you so much for putting together such an amazing giveaway

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  50. How wonderful! I do it all in Portland, OR!

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  51. I live, garden, and cook in Chicago! Love those purple potatoes, I've grown them also.

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  52. I live in NYC & have plants everywhere, but I garden in Upstate NY. My favorite thing to grow is garlic. This is a lovely giveaway.

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  53. I live, cook, garden and mix drinks in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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  54. I live just outside of Houston, Texas in zone 9A! I'm really interested in that wildcrafted cuisine book! My goal for next year is to add more wild foods into the mix.

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  55. I live, garden, cook, and shake up many cocktails in the Catskill Mountains of NY. I am so blessed to live up here, and hopefully this awesome giveaway will come my way because I think it's pretty much the best giveaway I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  56. I shake up things in Edmond, Oklahoma. Love the giveaway.

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  57. Hello!!!!!
    I live cook garden and shake saucy things up in Centeral Wisconsin! Stevens Point to be exact! I am thrilled to hear of your giveaway! Lucky winners (-;
    I'm 21 and dedicating my life to living as holistic as possible! Thank you thank you thank you

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  58. Marie, I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Scappoose, Oregon.

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  59. Live, garden and pour-not shake--in Brownfield Maine, next to Sandy from Fryeburg!

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  60. Gretchen NiendorffDecember 6, 2017 at 9:13 PM

    Truly a splendid collection of gifts. I live, garden and such in Denton, Texas

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  61. I live, garden, cook and forage ( especially all these wonderful mushrooms here in Oregon) in Bend,OR. Being in the High Desert has it challenges for gardening, but there is always a way to be more creative. Love the give-away - what an amazing selection. Thank you!

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  62. I keep it real in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. My husband & son ran electricity to my vegetable garden & installed lighting so that I can garden all night! Ideally I combine my snacking, weeding, & drinking. #nightgardener

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  63. I have lived and gardened in SF, Seattle & Chicago but now I live and garden in San Antonio TX. I love to grow my own food and having the quiet moments of digging, arranging and caring. Thank you.

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  64. I live/love/cook/shake up cocktails in Albany NY! I garden at my local community garden plot down the block from where I live. LOVE these fabulous selections & your blog! Would be happy with anyone of these wondergul giveaways! #HappyHolidays #TisTheSeasonForIndoorGardening #CommunityGardens #ILoveToCook

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  65. I live, cook and shake up cocktails mostly in Brooklyn, a few blocks from you! I garden in NW CT and shake up more cocktails in Scotland when I visit my family.

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  66. I have lived, gardened, cooked, and made cocktails all over the North East. Presently I enjoy doing it for family and friends in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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  67. I live, garden, cook, drink, forage, etc in southern MN.

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  68. I live, garden and make cocktails and sweets just outside of Philadelphia.

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  69. I live and garden (to the extent made possible by my number of windows) in Brooklyn, NY. The cooking and drink shaking happens all over the place

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  70. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Holyoke, MA. (Western MA) I live in a thirties four-square house, my neighbor next door is landscape designer and he shares his red blackberries with us. I garden - well- I hang with the gardeners at La Finca (the farm) at Nuestras Raices (Our Roots) a 25 yr old community farm, (started by Puerto Rican residents who missed their gardens) Additionally, the farm has community gardens interspersed throughout the city. I cook with Neftali Duran, when ever possible (you'll see more about him here- local and international: @icollective2017_ AND i make a mean shrub!! sour cherry is my favorite, although i love rhubarb too. Too bad i can't show you photos!!!!

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  71. Outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. love the citrus tree inspiration.

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  72. I live, garden, forage and farm uptown in Manhattan, where I manage a large East Harlem rooftop school garden and have a plot at a West Harlem community garden. I wildcraft medicinal plants from St Nicholas Park, Inwood and Central Parks and, thanks to the kindness of some farmer friends, rurally from the forests of the lower Hudson Valley. My favorite drinks involve my homemade bitters, which feature distilled yellow dock, motherwort and a few other plants that form a really special, spicy secret recipe. Thats for offering this giveaway!

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  73. I live, garden, and make my cocktails in Peoria, Illinois. Thank you for this lovely possible holiday gift!

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  74. cdailey [At] aol [dot] comDecember 7, 2017 at 5:38 PM

    I live, cook and shake up drinks in my apartment in hamilton heights in New York city. I garden (aka bemoan squirrels) on the ladder-accessed roof. All of these gifts look fantastic. Best, cd

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  75. What an exciting giveaway! I live, garden, cook & drink in Grand Rapids, Mi! Thanks for the chance! Jeanette

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  76. Hello from Philadelphia! I have a front-yard vegetable garden (gets the most sun) and am trying to be more creative when it comes to cocktails. Kathryn

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  77. Vanessa ValenzuelaDecember 7, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    Come spring, I’ll be gardening on my home's front stoop in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. I bottled your cold extraction cranberry syrup yesterday so drinks are imminent (cheers!). Thank you for all you do for us readers.

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  78. Hallo! I live, cook and enjoy a refreshing drink here in San Antonio Texas. I am really into guava gimlets at the moment and loving all the tips from your blog and Instagram.

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  79. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Portland, OR!

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  80. My wife and I live in Wheat Ridge, CO and loves hosting and sharing all of that goodness here!

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  81. I live in Hinsdale, a small town in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

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  82. What an amazing selection, and so inspiring! I live, garden, cook, and shake in Centennial, Colorado - southwest Denver metro area. Fortunately, I have a nice south patio door in my very small home - my personal jungle, including two citrus trees, has taken over most of my bedroom for the winter. Well worth the hassle of navigating around them!

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  83. I live/garden/cook/drink in Philadelphia! Cool giveaway!

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  84. Living, vegetable gardening, cooking (and baking), and shaking drinks (with as many local and homegrown ingredients as possible) in Montclair, nj with the best living, gardening, cooking, and cocktail-shaking hubby and two wee boys.

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  85. I live and garden in Omaha, Nebraska. I cook and shake up here also, though I really enjoy doing that when visiting friends and family across the country. What a wonderful list! Thank you -Susan

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  86. This is an incredible list of gifts! I have a little roofdeck garden, which is my passion (as well as anything herbaceous). Those lime trees are beauties!

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  87. My 1 acre garden is just north from Philadelphia, PA. I grow plants, fruits, vegetables for my family, friends and neighbors. Alo, we raise chickens and racing pigeons. I cook, make wine and bake breads and enjoy reading your blog. Anna

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  88. Marie, you have clearly outdone yourself here! I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Sullivan County, NY, in the foothills of the Catskills along the Delaware River. Please come visit!

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  89. What a wonderful gift selection. I live in Brooklyn and garden in a shady, tiny backyard, challenged by squirrel excavations and silver maple roots. But sometimes I harvest a little bit to cook and drink. I enjoy reading your blog and it gave me many ideas for urban gardening and cooking. Thank you and keep going! Best, Kerstin

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  90. How very nice, and a great bunch of gifts. I live, garden and shake up drinks in the Hill Country of Texas, in the country near Bandera, Texas. We're in garden zone #8b, so mostly warm weather gardening, but we do get an occasional cold snap. Love your blog!

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  91. Amazing! I live in New Haven, CT, where I garden indoors at home and outdoors at a community garden. Cooking and homemade cocktails are a must : )

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  92. I live, garden and shake up drinks in Riverdale GA which means I can garden 10 months out of the year. I bake bread and 'put things up' all year long. I enjoy reading your blog!

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  93. I live, garden and cook in the capital city of Missouri! Jefferson City.

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  94. I live, garden, and cook in Johnstown, NY- north of the Mohawk Valley, just south of the Adirondack Park. Supposedly, we are a 5a zone but I treat it like a 4b. Just in case.

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  95. I dont drink. But I garden and forage and cook and eat in western Idaho.

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  96. I live, garden, cook, mix up drinks -- and even bake bread -- in Portland, Oregon. These gift pack items would be shared with my two urban gardener- baker- mixologist- bread-making - sons. who live in Seattle and Brooklyn. Happy Holidays!

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  97. I live, garden, cook and shake up drinks in Chicago. All of my family is in NY and Florida, and since we won't be seeing them this winter, it would be nice to have these treats to make the holiday season festive!

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  98. How lovely! I garden, cook, and shake up drinks in Northeast Minneapolis!

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  99. What a great giveaway list! I'm in Brooklyn too- and could def use a little citrus tree or two in a snowy window.
    Cheers,
    Justine

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  100. I live, cook, garden, and mix drinks, (more in that order), in Portland Oregon. What a terrific list of gifts. Thanks for putting this together.

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  101. Thank you, Marie. I live, garden, cook and mix drinks in Mill Valley, CA where I've just moved from foggy Sausalito and finding much more sun in my garden here. I love all the comments you have inspired here from readers and all your articles, musings and photos. Happy holidays to all.

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  102. This is such an amazingly generous giveaway! I live, garden, cook and mix drinks in Braintree Vermont...dead center in the Green Mountain State. I'm lucky to have a root cellar that extends our home grown produce season, with buckets of sand filled with carrots, parsnips, and beets tucked under the floor boards. Potatoes and onions rest on wire shelves and potted paper white bulbs wait their turn to come up, to light up the winter windowsills. I've been reading your blog for ages, and I appreciate your dedication to this space. :-)

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  103. I cook, garden and drink in Brooklyn, but I wish it were in my native New Zealand.
    We would love another citrus, our mandarin needs a friend.
    Tracy.

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  104. Hi Marie, It’s exciting about your new cookbook! John and I live in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. We left Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, 14 Year’s ago to live in the country surrounded by nature. It has been a wild ride, but I couldn’t give up the flora, birds and animals! Wishing you great success with this new project! Alexia

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  105. I live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where winter has yet to show up this year! I garden, and cook with my husband, family, and friends. We shake up drinks on our back patio, especially in the summer. Our favorite summer get-together is a Cajun Fest we celebrate each year. Dulcie

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  106. I live in Brooklyn and grow greens and veggies overlooking the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. Close to Marie V - we may even share the same family of mosquitoes. Our little gas oven does a great job at 500 degrees so we bake a weekly sourdough boule and the occasional baguette. Vodka or gin mixed with sharp citrus is a favorite style of cocktail. +++PS thanks for the reminder to pick my greens before the snow!

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  107. This is lovely! I "hoop" it up in Maryland; I have low hoop houses with lettuce and carrots covered with snow this evening. I'm still cooking with the summer tomatoes that I either canned or froze from my summer bounty.

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  108. Hi! I live, garden, cook and eat in Brooklyn. During the summer, our little backyard garden provides not only us, but also our bearded dragon, Ab Lincoln with colorful salads. About a month ago, we harvest all our herbs and spices and began experimenting with infused tinctures! LOVE greenhook, and am v intrigued by spiced plum gin, yum.

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