Friday, November 30, 2012

Herb Book Giveaway Winner

Yes, I have a winner of the Diane Kidman Book giveaway.  Laura Pelkey from Connecticut was the lucky winner, randomly selected.  Congratulations Laura, your books are on their way.
Watch for the new Diane Kidman book, arriving on the scene in December.

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Diane Kidman Herb Book Giveaway

                                             My Herb Garden -- 2008

  You might have noticed the Amazon buttons in the sidebar for five Diane Kidman books.  It's now time to come clean.  Diane Kidman is my daughter and I am very proud of her. Diane studied herbalism with the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine, and she loves nothing better than teaching others how to grow and use herbs for everyday purposes.

Diane's Amazon Kindle and paperback best sellers include:
Herbs Gone Wild! Ancient Remedies Turned Loose
Beauty Gone Wild! Herbal Remedies for Gorgeous Skin & Hair
Hair Gone Wild! Recipes & Remedies for Natural Tresses
Teas for Life: 101 Herbal Teas for Greater Health
Smoothie Power!  Recipes for Weight Loss, Vitality & the Occasional Superpower

  If you have often thought about starting to use those herbs that you grow for more than flavoring your favorite dishes; if you have often thought about learning to be more pro-active and self-sufficient in the medicinal world; if you have often thought about using the wonderful bounty that is free for all of us right here on earth and probably in your own back yard, then these books could benefit you. And guess what?  I am giving away two of my favorites.  One lucky winner will receive paperback autographed copies of:
Herbs Gone Wild! Ancient Remedies Turned Loose,
Teas for Life,
and a lavender sachet.

  There are 3 ways to enter -- do one or all! to enter.   See how to do it here:

If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.
1. Leave a comment  about why you love herbs.
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.)
3. For a third chance to win, blog, Tweet, or Facebook about this contest with a link here.
4. For a fourth chance to win, visit, then come back here and tell me something new you learned about herbs.

. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address.   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.
Good Luck!!
Open to continental US residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on Friday November 23rd, 2012 at midnight ET.

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow
and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day 2012

My dad was a World War II hero.  He served in three of the four major battles in Europe and received an individual  bronze star for bravery plus many other ribbons.

My husband is a Vietnam Era Vet, he served  in the Navy from 1966-1970. He had a top secret cryptographic clearance relaying important messages from Washington D.C. to Vietnam.  He served in Taiwan and Iceland.

My brother was in the Air Force, serving in California, working on planes going to Viet Nam, and my brothers-in law were both in the Navy; one was a lifer, retiring after 20 years served.
My great great grandfather served in the Civil War and was also a hero.  I found his story in a book.

I am in awe of the men in my life who have served to keep me free. My heart swells with pride. Thank you to all of our Vets, but especially my own!

You might also like to visit my cooking blogs at An Herbal Bedfellow and my restaurant reviews at Grabbin' A Bite