Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blueberries for Jill and a Berry Good Giveaway

We are big time berry lovers here.

More than one of us is allergic to tree fruit, so berries, pineapple, kiwi, and citrus are our staples.

Berries are so very, very good for you too!  Vitamins and fiber!  They taste good in cereal, yogurt, salad, and just plain.

I eat a bowl of fruit every evening for dessert and it usually looks like this:


That dish there is blueberries, bananas, blackberries, pineapple, and kiwi (peeled because I'm a baby). Sometimes, my evening bowl has strawberries or raspberries or a drizzle of Hershey's syrup.  It's on the couch because that's where I do my best eating, knitting, and laundry folding.

I love that Driscoll is offering organic berries now.  Sometimes the price difference between their organic offerings and the regular fruit is negligible.  Score!

The berry people at Driscoll's sent me a storybook and send coupons to use in berries a fun and delicious way.


First, the book. The Scary Blueberry (written by Jaden Shelton and illustrated by Livia Jovanovic) is about a boy who is afraid to try a blueberry.  After his father points out all of the things he is not afraid of:  pirates, aliens, monsters, etc, the boy tries tasting a blueberry.

But he doesn't like it.

He keeps trying them however, and eventually realizes they are delicious.


Jill enjoyed the book.  She "reads" it to herself now because the minimal text matches the illustrations perfectly.

Now for the dish.  We had some excellent French toast, made with Costco baguette. That baguette makes the best French toast.  Jill had hers with syrup and blueberries.


Guess which part she liked best?

That mini glass of OJ is served in a votive candle holder, an idea I stole from my sister-in-law.  Jill loves her tiny glasses.


Lastly, the fun part!  Giveaway Time!

Driscoll sent me the book and some coupons for myself, and they have some coupons they want to send to one lucky reader!  $15 worth of coupons!

One of those $3 coupons paid for one of those berry boxes.  That means free berries! Sorry not sorry but the blackberries "accidentally fell into my mouth" before their photo op.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

  1. Yes. Oh wait, more specific. We eat berries ALL the time but my favorite it making breakfasty things with berries.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We love blueberries... by themselves, in pancakes, muffins, anything!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the votive candles as juice glasses idea! And I LOVE berries. My perfect dessert is a mixture of berries with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream melted over them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. HI!! Also, my mother makes a killer fruit bowl with cherry yogurt (http://www.iris-hanlin.com/2014/03/fresh-fruit-bowl-birthday-dinner-2014.html) as a side dish for most of our dinners. Deeeliciouso.

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  5. Does anyone NOT peel their kiwi? I had no idea that was a thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol! Apparently, if you eat the peel it triples the fiber and adds the amount of Vit C you get too. http://www.kiwifruit.org/about/faqs.aspx

      Delete
    2. Huh! Who knew? I learn something new every day!

      Delete
    3. But that means… you have to EAT THE PEEL. Ewwwww!

      Delete
    4. Yeah, my mouth feels fuzzy just reading that.

      Delete
  6. Wait, what? There are people who eat kiwi peels?!?!?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The peel is the part that's best for you. Or at least good for you. http://www.kiwifruit.org/about/faqs.aspx

      Delete
  7. I start my day with a bowl of fruit! It was a huge switch going from a heavy breakfast like pancakes to a bowl of fruit and toast. But it's the best way to start the day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love strawberries the most, but all berries have their perks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We eat so many berries plain but also love a cake that has strawberries and white chocolate chips!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love raspberries in particular. I love having fruit (berries) with scones.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love strawberry shortcake!! Entered under Jill

    memorypop(at) gmail (dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a terrible sweet tooth for fruit desserts. Blueberry boy bait and blueberry streusel pie are my favorites. My daughter puts everything in a smoothie - blueberries (or any other fruit, no allergy worries for her), yogurt, ice and she has a delicious snack. I get to clean out the blender when she is done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Blueberry boy bait is a favorite here too!

      Delete
  13. Blueberries are my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love blueberries with PB on toast, bagels, or English muffins.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi! And, I love raspberries bc my 2yo won't eat them so I don't have to share. Blueberries though? Haven't had one since she was born. Inhales them.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love berries, especially strawberries!

    ReplyDelete
  17. love raspeberries and thanks for the giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love all things berries....strawberries, blueberries, blackberries ,huckleberries. I love them all! And, I really, really want free berries, because they are so expensive, we usually can't buy them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. We love berries around here! Strawberries and blueberries are favorites for eating plain or in other ways.

    ReplyDelete
  20. i love a good strawberry shortcake, but any berry smoothie would do too! (alisa)

    ReplyDelete
  21. We love berries-especially me! Strawberries are the current favorite in our household.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for reviewing my book! I'm doing an interview show again this summer. Maybe I can interview you about how my book may have helped your children not being afraid to try new foods.

    ReplyDelete

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blueberries for Jill and a Berry Good Giveaway

We are big time berry lovers here.

More than one of us is allergic to tree fruit, so berries, pineapple, kiwi, and citrus are our staples.

Berries are so very, very good for you too!  Vitamins and fiber!  They taste good in cereal, yogurt, salad, and just plain.

I eat a bowl of fruit every evening for dessert and it usually looks like this:


That dish there is blueberries, bananas, blackberries, pineapple, and kiwi (peeled because I'm a baby). Sometimes, my evening bowl has strawberries or raspberries or a drizzle of Hershey's syrup.  It's on the couch because that's where I do my best eating, knitting, and laundry folding.

I love that Driscoll is offering organic berries now.  Sometimes the price difference between their organic offerings and the regular fruit is negligible.  Score!

The berry people at Driscoll's sent me a storybook and send coupons to use in berries a fun and delicious way.


First, the book. The Scary Blueberry (written by Jaden Shelton and illustrated by Livia Jovanovic) is about a boy who is afraid to try a blueberry.  After his father points out all of the things he is not afraid of:  pirates, aliens, monsters, etc, the boy tries tasting a blueberry.

But he doesn't like it.

He keeps trying them however, and eventually realizes they are delicious.


Jill enjoyed the book.  She "reads" it to herself now because the minimal text matches the illustrations perfectly.

Now for the dish.  We had some excellent French toast, made with Costco baguette. That baguette makes the best French toast.  Jill had hers with syrup and blueberries.


Guess which part she liked best?

That mini glass of OJ is served in a votive candle holder, an idea I stole from my sister-in-law.  Jill loves her tiny glasses.


Lastly, the fun part!  Giveaway Time!

Driscoll sent me the book and some coupons for myself, and they have some coupons they want to send to one lucky reader!  $15 worth of coupons!

One of those $3 coupons paid for one of those berry boxes.  That means free berries! Sorry not sorry but the blackberries "accidentally fell into my mouth" before their photo op.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

33 comments:

  1. Yes. Oh wait, more specific. We eat berries ALL the time but my favorite it making breakfasty things with berries.

    ReplyDelete
  2. We love blueberries... by themselves, in pancakes, muffins, anything!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love the votive candles as juice glasses idea! And I LOVE berries. My perfect dessert is a mixture of berries with a small scoop of vanilla ice cream melted over them.

    ReplyDelete
  4. HI!! Also, my mother makes a killer fruit bowl with cherry yogurt (http://www.iris-hanlin.com/2014/03/fresh-fruit-bowl-birthday-dinner-2014.html) as a side dish for most of our dinners. Deeeliciouso.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Does anyone NOT peel their kiwi? I had no idea that was a thing!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol! Apparently, if you eat the peel it triples the fiber and adds the amount of Vit C you get too. http://www.kiwifruit.org/about/faqs.aspx

      Delete
    2. Huh! Who knew? I learn something new every day!

      Delete
    3. But that means… you have to EAT THE PEEL. Ewwwww!

      Delete
    4. Yeah, my mouth feels fuzzy just reading that.

      Delete
  6. Wait, what? There are people who eat kiwi peels?!?!?!?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The peel is the part that's best for you. Or at least good for you. http://www.kiwifruit.org/about/faqs.aspx

      Delete
  7. I start my day with a bowl of fruit! It was a huge switch going from a heavy breakfast like pancakes to a bowl of fruit and toast. But it's the best way to start the day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love strawberries the most, but all berries have their perks!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We eat so many berries plain but also love a cake that has strawberries and white chocolate chips!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love raspberries in particular. I love having fruit (berries) with scones.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love strawberry shortcake!! Entered under Jill

    memorypop(at) gmail (dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have a terrible sweet tooth for fruit desserts. Blueberry boy bait and blueberry streusel pie are my favorites. My daughter puts everything in a smoothie - blueberries (or any other fruit, no allergy worries for her), yogurt, ice and she has a delicious snack. I get to clean out the blender when she is done.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Blueberry boy bait is a favorite here too!

      Delete
  13. Blueberries are my favorite.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love blueberries with PB on toast, bagels, or English muffins.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hi! And, I love raspberries bc my 2yo won't eat them so I don't have to share. Blueberries though? Haven't had one since she was born. Inhales them.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love berries, especially strawberries!

    ReplyDelete
  17. love raspeberries and thanks for the giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love all things berries....strawberries, blueberries, blackberries ,huckleberries. I love them all! And, I really, really want free berries, because they are so expensive, we usually can't buy them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. We love berries around here! Strawberries and blueberries are favorites for eating plain or in other ways.

    ReplyDelete
  20. i love a good strawberry shortcake, but any berry smoothie would do too! (alisa)

    ReplyDelete
  21. We love berries-especially me! Strawberries are the current favorite in our household.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thanks for reviewing my book! I'm doing an interview show again this summer. Maybe I can interview you about how my book may have helped your children not being afraid to try new foods.

    ReplyDelete