Monday, January 6, 2014

Giveaway | WFVG

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Hooray! My first GIVEAWAY of the year!
Two lucky people will be picked to win a copy of
featuring over 50 Golly Bard illustrations!
I will ship anywhere in the world so don't be shy!
To enter simply write your favorite herb or vegetable in the comments below.
Please leave your name or link or a way for me to contact you!
Leave your comment by Thursday, January 9th, 9PM EST
I will announce the winners right here on Friday!
Good luck!
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Congratulations to:
Frances Marin
who loves parsley and basil
&
Hannah B.
who loves brussels sprouts
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p.s.
The most favored herb was basil!
The most favored vegetable was the beet!

151 comments:

kathy n said...

i love rosemary...both the smell and taste...and recently read that smelling it daily can help increase memory!

Cindy W. said...

It's so hard to pick only one! I have an herb garden in the summer, and my favorite are lemon-balm, lavender and rosemary. But if I had to pick one, I'd choose lavender.

Unknown said...

I will say rosemary, not the least because it is my name.

andreea said...

i like parsley. i'm trying to branch out but i often end up using parsley! :)

ps: i love ur blog! :)

pps: in case i win, find me at andreeapopa6 at gmail dot com. thnx

RosaMaría said...

Happy New Year for you!

i like many herbs, but I think Rosemary and lavender are my favs!

thank you so much for this amazing giveaway, I'm big fan of your work!
xo

Laura Terry said...

Basil...all varieties, sweet, purple, thai, you name it, and I grow it!!!

QuiltsterMEG said...

Carrots!! All that beautiful orange hiding, waiting to be shown off. Megalestar at gmail dot com

Alison Pearldiver said...

I love oregano, and am such of fan of this hard working herb both to eat and the many ornamental varieties. I am very excited abut this book I have had it wish-listed on Amazon since finding out about it.

Subtle Acts said...

My all-time favorite is sage, which I think tastes good in so many dishes. You can find me at subtleacts@gmail.com.

marigoldsmakin said...

I really love rainbow chard, it's so easy and multiseasonal. It's also gorgeously pretty and delicious to eat too!

Anonymous said...

Kale because of it's health benefits and hardiness.

heathermoorland@yahoo.co.uk

marigoldsmakin said...

I really love rainbow chard, it's so easy and multiseasonal. It's also gorgeously pretty and delicious to eat too!

Joanne S said...

I saw this on your site and then followed the link to see more. No book stores nearby--but I could REALLY use this for the classes I teach on gardening. I always like to give the class some organic or not heard of before ways to garden,

Pick ME!!!!

Micael Kemp said...

My current favorite veggie is Kale and herbs is Rosemary, especially the scent of it in my garden.

Karen L R said...

You ask an impossible question! But...what tastes more like the earth in a garden that a BEET?

Anonymous said...

I have to say catnip. I don't use it myself, although I could make catmint tea I suppose. Our five cats love it most. They especially love one spot in the front planting bed where they can roll on a large plant. My cat, Sherlock, will have what I call a " nipsicle". I pick him up and hold him belly up, like a baby. I'll present him with a large stalk of catnip and he holds it in his hands, like a Popsicle.....licking,licking, licking. He loves it!

Jenny W
Jemofer@comcast.net

Mary Ann in Vermont!, said...

I'm all about all~herbs and all~vegetables...never met one that I don't love. If I really had to choose though, it would basil for an herb and spinach for a vegetable.

Frances Marin said...

What a treasure! I love the illustrations. My favorite herb... I do love parsley and basil. We throw lots of fresh herbs into our soups all winter long.

Cynthia Nicole said...

Hi Holly-
Congratulations on the book!

My favorite is the radish because I'm in love with its seedpods! :)

-Cynthia

shell said...

Lavender! & Peppermint! :)
((starkissedlover@yahoo.com))

thanks for a chance to win !!

els manning said...

I am in Utah... and after the long winter i can't wait to dig in the soil. My favorite would be the pea. Fresh from the vine. The smell, the taste... perfect! My girls are the first to find them. And will bring me their find :)


elsmanning7@yahoo.com

Anne Grön said...

I love a lot of herbs - but if I have to chose one out of this rich pot I would chose Nasturtium. They do look lovely and you'd be able to eat all of it. Leaves, Flowers and also the fruits in autumn. Put that little berries in vinegar and let them sit for a while and you have a nice pickled something for salads and other dishes.

The german name for Nasturtium is "Kapuzinerkresse".

Jacquelyn Zitek said...

Basil for the win! : ) Love your work so much!! Extremely inspiring. jacquelyn.zitek@gmail.com

KitzieG said...

It would have to be mint for me - sprinkled over a summer potato salad or crushed with ice and lime in a cocktail. Love your artwork and congratulations on such a beautiful book.
Laura - info@kitzieg.com

Clair said...

I'm with Anne on this one. I LOVE Nasturtiums, they look amazing, you can eat the flowers, leaves and fruits (they are related to capers). They also will only grow when the frost is finished so for me they signify the coming warmth. I'd love to win this book for my Mum & Dad who are keen no-dig gardeners who are always sharing their crops with the local wildlife.Thanks Holly!

Year Ahead said...

I am so excited for you! Your illustrations are beautiful, Holly! My favorite herb is basil…just the scent is intoxicating.

Tracy said...

swiss chard and cauliflower (love your work btw, and would be thrilled to have this book...most of my garden was eaten by wildlife last year!)

Michelle Schneider said...

i love basil (and this book)! :)

Sasha said...

I love lavender, but hate fennel…am planning to do my first veg garden this year!

lucky13 said...

I'd have to say basil, in all of its different flavors: Thai, Genovese, Lemon, etc. Mint would be a close second for all the same reasons as basil! ;0)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work, as always Holly. I'm sure my mom would love this book for her gardening endeavours. I love basil, basil, basil and oregano too. I am at artichokehrt at hotmail dot com

Happy New Year, Tamara

Alexandra W said...

My favourite herb is thyme. Anything with thyme in it in winter just makes me feel so cozy. :)

birdhops at gmail dot com!

Veronique said...

My favorite is coriander. It makes me think when I cook with it that I am in an exotic country...
Véronique

dolores said...

So exciting...the pages look wonderful!
Hmmm....fav herb....I think I have to say basil in all forms. I have a recipe for a one pot pasta meal and basil makes it amazing!:)

Sandra said...

Hello from France!

I like the citrus flavor of lemon thyme. It is delicious added in marinade with fish.

Thank you for this giveaway, I love your work!

Happy New Year !!!

Stephanie Gentry said...

I adore so many herbs! Impossible to pick just one, but, Lemon Verbena & Lavender are at the top of my list!!!!!


Stefntom@aol.com

Sunflower Design said...

My favourite vegetable is cauliflower... especially with cheese sauce :-)

Olivia said...

Oh my, how exciting! I love rosemary!

emma said...

Oh some of my favourite things in this giveaway! Food gardens, wildlife and Golly Bard illustrations!

I always like to have camomile and mint in the garden for a fresh pot of tea.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Chamomile. its a gorgeous book!

Cathy said...

I couldn't live without broccoli! I built a raised bed this past weekend and hope to grow my own in the spring.

P.S. Do you have single prints available from the book? They're beautiful!
( huttoc@mindspring.com )

Caitlin said...

Oooh... SAGE is my favorite herb. Equal parts culinary and aromatherapy. Your illustrations are lovely, and such a great subject for a book.

Hilary said...

Lavender, definitely! This book is gorgeous!

lamina@do a bit said...

Oh WOW... what a gorgeous book!!
My FAVOURITE herb at the moment is Mint... soooo yummy in all sorts of salads... being summer here in Australia... I'm off to have a salad right now...YUMMO!!! :)

laminag(at)Hotmail(dot)com

Scout said...

To pick just one is such a challenge! I'll go with beets which I eat almost everyday.... Thanks so much for the chance to win your beautiful work again. And happy new year!!

Carol said...

Oh, what a wonderful give-away!!!
My very favorite herb is lemon verbena.
I love your work!

Run Lori Run said...

I received your book today for my birthday and it's simply gorgeous. Quite a lot of work must have went into this endeavor! You must be very proud- it is quite a lovely book.

R R said...

This is such a beautiful book! My husband would love it (he is an organic gardener, you see?).
My favorites by far are peppers. Sweet or spicy, they make everything tastier.
Crossing my fingers!
Rebeca

artist said...

Kale - I grow the ornamental kind too, but even though that variety is also edible I grow it for painting purposes.

Would love to win!
Thank you.

JAcqui said...

I love lavender. Growing it, drying it, wearing the oil.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Anita said...

Mint is my choice herb. It's great in mixed drinks, as a tea, garnish and flavoring in sweets. Your artwork is an inspiration for me to be more observant out-of-doors. Thank you for sharing your work with us! Anita - anitagorder@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

What a difficult question! I think perhaps sage for both its flavor and its visual presence. Plus, there are so many varieties I feel as though I'm cheating a bit.

-Autumn
x_raystyle@yahoo.com

Daniella Germain said...

I love beetroot - it's so easy to grow and their colour is beautiful. I don't even mind when it stains my hands!

Debbie said...

This book looks amazing! As for my favorite veggie, I'd say asparagus and sage is my favorite herb with rosemary and basil as runners up!

liv said...

i just recently discovered parsnips and cant wait to plant them this year. my new winter root love!
your paintings are lovely, i bet many of your followers are gardeners because all your images convey that earthy feel gardeners crave!
livmegargle.blogspot.com

Candice Cruz Dintino said...

Your illustrations are stunning! My favorite vegetable is cauliflower. Oh and my email address is candice@shortcakescraps.com in case you need to reach me :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing illustrations!

Bayleaf and thyme . . . I can't decide which is my favorite.

Annika Langa said...

I love the look of your book and I adore your art. My favorite herb got to be mint. I have plants growing right outside my door. It´s just to step out, still dressed in pyjama, and pick some for a glorious cup of morning tea.

Susan Christensen said...

My favorite herb? Hmmm. I think basil. I hope to win your give away because we are moving to a place i may actually be growing a little something this summer: probably basil!
best wishes, sus

Cindy Mead said...

my favorite herb is mint- I grow it not only for tea, but moth species are very attracted to the small flowers on the mint plants and deer tend to leave plants in the mint family alone. I have spent countless hours photographing moths on my property at night so anything that draws in moths is a good thing.
I am a huge fan of your artwork- thank you for the opportunity to win what looks like a really useful and beautiful book :)
C. Mead
danceswithmoths@gmail.com

Louise said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this delightful creation! I have to say I adore fresh raw cilantro - or coriander. It goes with almost anything and I can pretty much eat it on its own. It is full of amazing health properties too! :) Love your work. :) x

Nicole Y. said...

I love albahaca. I dont know the
name in english. sorry.

Kim said...

The radish, with salt! Spearmint for my fav herb. Beautiful book, thanks for the chance.

Penfriends Patter said...

Lavender - it reminds me of my grandmother and walking in my garden. Anne-Marie South Africa

Madeleine Royer said...

Parsnips!!!!....not very pretty but so tastfull and reminds me of my Granny who loved to put them along the roasbeef....yummy in the gravy.
What a nice and fresh book you illustrated, I'm crossing my fingers....

Elisa said...

I like coriander !!! Thank you for this giveaway !!

ZIZO label said...

So many... but if I am honest: lavender it is, the smell is comforting, uplifting and reminds me of holiday and summer...
Curious to see the book as a result of all your labour and inspiration...

Andree said...

Pumpkin. Lovely to eat...interesting to draw and a nice word to say.
Thankyou for your delightful weekly emails...they're gems!

Steam Kid said...

Definitely tomatoes!

Karen said...

I've just subscribed to your blog - my kids loved looking at your art today with me! It is warm in Melbourne, Australia, now, so my favourite seasonal herb is basil. We have been making lots of basil pesto to have with pasta or on dry biscuits or in a salad. Thanks for offering such a wonderful giveaway!
Karen

Fiona Ritchie said...

I'd just love to win one of your books as I'm a great admirer of your work!I'm in the UK and my email is Fiona@Houseshape.co.uk

kate said...

Gotta be thyme. Gotta be.

Hannah B said...

Hi Holly! Happy new year from Kent,UK.
I have recently discovered your work - so exquisite and inspiring. Thank you!
Well, my favourite vegetable is one with a terrible reputation...the little brussel sprout!
Please find me at: beyondtheorchard@hotmail.co.uk

..:::Ulle:::.. said...

I thiiiiink will say parsley. Love from Sweden

beth byrd said...

I love basil (with tomatoes)! I could eat it every day!!

Beth

Jana TangledPen said...

Oh what a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!
It's really hard to pick a favorite... lemon balm it is, if I have to pick. Followed by lemon thyme. If you can, plant it somewhere close to your house and then walk on it during spring, summer, fall - barefoot is best :) It's fragrance is sooooo heavenly (well, at least I think so ;)) ...the bees love it too, BTW.
Thanks again,
Jana
jana dot tangledpen at gmail dot com

Britton said...

So hard to choose one., especially after reading others' favorites. Mint, though is versatile and yummy!

Love the illustrations!

Britton 1sewsweet at gmail.com

laura said...

Hmm, have to say Rosemary for an herb and for a veggie, kale, hands down!

Molly & Bea & T., Tra-Lee said...

Cilantro and purple onions for Pico de Gallo!

Acadialee@gmail.com

lipo iri said...

hy and happy new year !
my favorite herb is mint - i plant it wherever i find a nice spot :)

mypoeticdays said...

Hands down, coriander is my favourite garden herb!
Thank you so much for this chance and wishing you a wonderful 2014!

Regina Campbell said...

I can't imagine a life without garlic. And some fresh basil and you have heaven on earth.

Autumn Adams said...

My favorite herb is thyme. It smells good, it tastes good and it is beautiful.

I think the book is wonderful and if I don't win a copy I will certainly buy one.

Laura said...

My favorite herb is basil. Your illustrations are so pretty!
Thank you for offering the giveaway.

Farmgirl Susan said...

Your illustrations are so wonderful. Congratulations! My favorite vegetable in the kitchen garden is Swiss chard - easy to grow from seed, both heat and cold tolerant, more versatile than spinach (the stems can even be used like celery), and of course, delicious! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Catherine Coulson said...

Hi, what a beautiful book, reminds me of antique botany books.
i live in Lincolnshire, England and grow a lot of herbs in my garden. My favourite this year was dill with it's huge chartreuse umbells almost as tall as me, planted amongst white larkspur and peony poppies. I collected its seeds in autumn, so i can still capture the summer when i open the jar to cook with them!

Michelle Lodge said...

I'm a huge fan! My favorite herb is basil...can't get enough of it.

Lisa said...

What an awesome giveaway! My favorite herb is basil, but my favorite gardeny thing would be fresh summer tomatoes.
ljhub8 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Heather Sebastian said...

My favorite is lemon-balm! Thank you kindly for such a fabulous giveaway!
heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

sandy said...

Although it is an acquired taste, bitter melon is my fav. Love your illustrations!

sandy
pproahu@hawaii.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Chives. So versatile and sticks around well into the colder months (unfortunately not in todays 2 degrees though). Love your illustrations!
dreamerpa2@yahoo.com

Hélène said...

My favorite herb is thym that is growing in my garden. Perfect for meat on barbecue.

Marina Cerra said...

My favourite herb is parsley (the flat-leaf one), it goes well with almost anything and contains lots of natural vitamins.
This book look awesome, thank you for this giveaway!

kelly said...

Hi Holly,
My favorite herb to grow is bronze fennel. I don't eat it but love the drama it adds to the garden. Happy New Year!

Cinder said...

I have your book, it is fantastic! The illustrations make it fun to read.
I have learned a few new things already.
Every gardener should have it on their bookshelf.

We grow basil and parsley in very large quantities to make pesto for the year. I just put it in ziplock bags and pop it in the freezer. In the middle of winter I'm so happy to have it.

I'll choose basil. If I win I'll gift the book to a friend.

Great give away! Thanks

cw33stone@aol.com

bella said...

basil. I love basil. Basil and tomatoes. I love them together. Now I am hungry.

Congrats on the book. =)

Annie said...

I love thyme the smell is so nice and is delicious in casseroles and soups.

Your work is magnificent, congratulations!

Rebecca Fisher said...

I would have to say rosemary.

Sarah said...

It's hard to choose, but I think I'm going to have to go with tomatoes. Basil and arugula and carrots are all jostling for second place, though. And let's not forget the blueberries...

This book looks so amazing, Holly. What a terrific project. Can't wait to leaf through a treasured copy of my own!

Maike Bohlen said...

It´s parsnip! Ever tried parsnip crips from the oven? Gorgeous! As your illustrations! Greetings!

Lauren said...

I'm in absolute love with eggplant! ( ¯ ▽ ¯)~♡ I can't wait to start growing herbs in the new place i'm moving into too.

Sarah Sullivan said...

Carrots! They're tasty raw or cooked...plus I love all the colors they can come in.

miss polly said...

so hard to choose just one!!! but beets never fail to make me swoon. the new book looks DIVINE!!

Julie said...

I would say marjoram...
What a beautiful book!

Jenny M said...

Mint-fresh ,cool and lovely.....

Marga said...

So beautiful illustrations!

As herb I love eneldo, dill, and as vegetable berenjena, eggplant (I always found this a funny name)

Barb said...

For me the perfect pairing is heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil! Congratulations on your published illustrations!

Sarah said...

I've have been eyeing this book--so beautiful!

It's hard to pick just one, but I think my favorite might be sage.

sarah.dilettante at gmail dot com

Melissa Macdougall said...

Love them all, but arugula is a favorite. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Sarah Melling said...

My most recent gardening fave is the "Kellogg's Breakfast" tomato. Folks were tripping over each other to get them at the local master gardener's plant fair last year. Juicy, fleshy, and school-bus yellow. Yum.

marishi said...

Sage!

Green Morning said...

I really love basil because I make delicious pesto!
green.morning.2032@gmail.com

Helen at cle2hxh@yahoo.com said...

Beautiful work :) My fave herb right now happens to be rosemary because it's alive and thriving in my living room window- smells wonderful..

Maria Fernanda Delgado said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway. Your work is amazing, I just love it. My favorite herb is Sage, I like the silver like color of the leaves combined with the purplish flowers. The perfume and taste is amazing too.
You can find me at mfdelgado.ilustracion@gmail.com

Thanks again


Jennifer Durham said...

I love rosemary and cilantro! Gorgeous illustrations!
jrspry1(at)gmail(dot)com

ChicksRock said...

My favourite herb is peppermint.

Greetings from Australia.


Georgina

Ashley Gierke said...

Beets, hands down. Thanks for the opportunity!

Chiara said...

The book looks beautiful! Curry leaf for me - so evocative of the east.

Shannon Castor said...

My favorite vegetable is carrots, I am like a human rabbit. I eat them every day!

givemealittlesmirk@gmail.com

Shannon Castor

Constantina Kalimeris said...

Hello Holly, I always love visiting your blog. Your work is fabulous! My favorite vegetable is spinach and my favorite herb is dill. Together they make a great duo in spanakopita :) Looking forward to seeing your book as a prize or not-cheers!

pancake and lulu said...

hard to pick one favorite, but I love Basil (and Cilantro!).

Elizabeth said...

Hi Holly, I love my lavender! Every year I harvest it for sachets and this summer I even created a lavender vodka for nummy lavender lemon drops.

Heather A said...

Lavender. Basil. Fresh garden peas eaten raw. I do love your illustrations!

Esther said...

Mint is my favorite. I like to crush some leaves in my hand when I'm in my garden and when I put it in tea, the taste reminds me of my travels in the Middle East :)

K Spoering said...

I love lavender. I grow it, cook with it, bathe in it, and crush bits of it in the bottom of my purse. It soothes my spirit!
Love your work, too!

DollZandThingZ said...

What a wonderful book! Asparagus...and chives...though I have never met a vegetable or spice I didn't like!

Dita said...

My favourites from herb family is coriander for cooking, lemon balm for tea and rosemary for baking.

LizD said...

I bought myself a rosemary topiary for Christmas and it's my current favorite! The book looks gorgeous!

Edwina said...

I do love mint - it reminds me of Morocco. Unfortunately some little beasts in the garden love it too so I never have very much.

Congrats on the book - your illustrations, as always, are stunning.

Stephanie said...

I find myself most often reaching (and longing) for Basil. Even if I am not planning to use it, just running my fingers through a plant releases such a wonderful burst of fragrance.

Carroll said...

i am enamored of lavender--nothing is more soothing to the senses! thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my favorite herb is Chocolate Mint! Love to smell it in the summer. Your book looks lovely by the way! :)
You'll find me on Facebook if I'm lucky!
/ Helene Sjödin Rasmusson

Line Katrin Moe said...

Happy new year! How kind of you to start with giving away suck a lovely book. I would love to be the owner of this book. I think my favourite must be lavender. It makes me feel peace.

Kate Fern said...

I love pumpkin (soup) and coriander, but I can't grow either of these!! I love growing brazillian spinach and lemon grass (unkillable!)
Many thank for the chance to win this beautiful book.
best wishes

Christina Rowe said...

I love kale and all of its wonderful benefits. I also adore cinnamon.

cupcakeshape said...

the illustrations look awesome!
My favorite herb has to be Lavender, smells divine and is so good in lemonade and some baked goods!

Jamie Wayman said...

Pumpkins! We never eat them, just dress our house and others houses up with them, and it makes my kids sooooooooo happy!

Your book is beautiful! Love your work! Can't wait to see what 2014 produces:)

Patricia said...

I love basil!

liYa said...

Hello!
Thank you for your work and inspiration!

I like very much bergamot.

Happy new year!

gordeeva.v at gmail.com

Maria Larsson said...

Gott Nytt År! Happy New year from Sweden! I found your beautiful ilustrations in 2013 and since then they have been one of my biggest inspirations! Absolutely lovely work! My FAVOURITE herb is without competition CORIANDER!

JanineZ said...

My favourite herb is basil because not matter what you add it to it gives such a fresh lift to any dish.

I adore your art work, by the way. Such a silent admirer of yours.

Colleen Roberts said...

My favourite herb is definately BASIL...especially on pasta!

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just this minute found your blog, and am delighted by your wonderful work! I love nature, too, and the joy in your artwork resonates with me....
A favorite herb, hmmm - so hard to choose one, but dill brings me back to my grandfather's tiny kitchen, where dill from the garden was added to a dinner of eggs and potatoes with brown butter....

Bubamara šarena said...

I like mint and rosemary.

Anonymous said...

Count me in! I'd love a copy of the book! I'm a big fan of cinnamon.

Rosita

Amy said...

I couldn't live without the smell of lavender. It's heaven...

Thank you!
Amy

linda said...

I love beets!

passifleur said...

oups! i think it's too late for me
now, i don't known what time is it in your country!!tanpis!

passifleur said...

oups again! i forget to wright my favorit herb, i chose chive, ciboulette en français, i like to niddle them walking in my garden!

Linda McMaster said...

I love thyme. I've grown it in my garden year after year, but until recently had never used it in my food!!LOL

holly aka golly said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments! I didn't do a tally but at a glance coriander, basil and lavender seem to be favorites! I'm going to close the comments now and will anounce the winner tomorrow! Good luck!