Monday, June 1, 2009

Gaea Extra Virgin Olive Oil - CLOSED

I have to admit, some of these giveaways are hard to let go of. I am sitting here, looking at this bottle of olive oil, and I have to admit that this is one prize that is going to be hard to send off to a winner!!

Today's giveaway is for a 17 ounce bottle of Gaea Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

From Gaea:

Gaea, which means ‘Mother Earth’ in ancient Greek mythology, represents the healthy Mediterranean lifestyle and their natural line has been approved for the Med Mark seal which certifies products as part of the healthy Mediterranean diet.

Gaea provides the world’s first Extra Virgin Olive Oils that have been certified Carbon Neutral. Their olive oils are known for their rich, intensely fruity flavor and gentle aroma and is a winner of top prizes in prestigious international competitions. Gaea’s olives are another delicious treat; they are grown and harvested the old fashioned way, with no modern machinery to ensure that every olive is fresh and delicious. Sourcing from small Greek farmers who live on the land they harvest, every ingredient is handled with care and evaluated to ensure exceptional quality. Their 9 varieties of olives come from the finest olive groves in Greece to bring authentic Mediterranean flavor to your kitchen. And last but not least, their cooking sauces and tapenades are the perfect way to add flavor and excitement to any home cooked dish.


WHO can enter? Anyone, anywhere!

WHAT
is the giveaway? One 17-ounce bottle of Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil

WHEN
can I enter? This giveaway is open from today until Sunday, June 7th at 5pm MDT. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 8th.

HOW
do I enter? You have 3 chances to win:

1 - comment below and let us know your favorite way to use olive oil.

2 - Visit the Gaea site and check out the recipes they have on their site. Let us know what recipe you would use the olive oil on. Make sure and check out Gaea's other products while you are there!

3 - tell someone about this giveaway. You can blog about it on your blog, tweet about it, or post about it on facebook. Make sure you include a link back to this post. After you have done this, come back and leave another comment letting us know what you did. Remember - the more people that come, the better the giveaways will be!

This giveaway is sponsored by Gaea.
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79 comments:

  1. I use olive oil for everything! I only use other types of oil when i bake.

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  2. This is a great prize!! Hope it maks its way to my home!

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  3. Olive oil is great!...I love to dip a slice of crusty artisan bread in it!

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  4. I love a top quality olive oil with fresh, crusty bread still warm. Yum!

    The Fussili with "Gaea Sundried Tomato Bruschetta (Spread)",
    Mozzarella Balls and Herbs sounds delicious!

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  5. I posted the link to this site on my Facebook.

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  6. I love olive oil when you use it with herbs and dip fresh bread in it.. mmmm

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  7. I love to use olive oil for drizzling on bruschetta.

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  8. I love great olive oil, the Bruschetta is my favorite bruschetta with Mozzarella.

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  9. I love olive oil and balsamic vinegar with fresh french bread.

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  10. I would love to try the meatballs with red pepper and goat cheese spread.

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  11. A favorite way to use olive oil? I have to pick just one???
    I twittered this same thought

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  12. I love to dip crusty bread in good olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

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  13. I love a nice warm bread out of the oven dipped in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

    And I want to try this recipe from the website Zucchini Stuffed with
    Orzo and Sundried tomatoes

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  14. I want to try this recipe from the website Zucchini Stuffed with
    Orzo and Sundried tomatoes

    Sorry put it all in one post but wanted to get the credit for 2 posts. Thanks :)

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  15. I love to drizzle a really good olive oil over my homemade pasta. That and a little garlic and you're good to go!

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  16. All those recipes look great, but the meatballs with sweet red pepper & goat cheese spread sound amazing.

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  17. Oh...best one yet!! I love a good olive oil with some herbs just for dipping crusty bread into! YUM!

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  18. They all do look amazing, but I want to try the olive tapenade omelet!!!

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  19. I use olive oil in everything, but my favorite thing to use it in is Greek Salad. Mmmmm....

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  20. I think I'm going to make this: Zucchini Stuffed with Orzo and Sundried tomatoes

    I have to find myzithra cheese though. I love new things!

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  21. http://whatsamandacooking.blogspot.com/2009/06/foodie-giveaway.html

    Its on my cooking site now too. My poor site is looking a little rough. I really need to work on it.

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  22. I love using olive oil to saute veggies and dipping rosemary bread in with a little bit of balsamic vinegar. Yum!

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  23. I would make the Fussili with "Gaea Sundried Tomato Bruschetta (Spread)",Mozzarella Balls and Herbs. It sounds delicious!

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  24. My favorite way to use olive oil is to cook chicken.

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. The Omelet with"Gaea Kalamata Olive Tapenade",
    Tuna, Peppers and Onions would be great to make with the olive oil. Yum!
    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I use Olive Oil with my Carrabba's type seasoning and bread. It's divine with Italian food.

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  27. love using it to make pesto and concoctions to dip bread in!

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  28. and I definitely want to try: Chicken Salad Tossed with "Gaea Sweet Pepper & Goat Cheese Spread"

    making me hungry already!

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  29. The latest and greatest way for us is to brush it on panini to make them extra toasty.

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  30. I'd like to try the Greek Burgers with Feta and SunDried Tomatoes Bruschetta. Perfect for a summertime cookout.

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  31. I use olive oil in practically everything I cook! My new favorite is splashing a little bit in the pan then throwing on some fresh spinach and sea salt.

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  32. I just checked out their website and think the fussili with the sundried tomato spread and mozzarella balls looks so great!

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  33. I love using olive oil with fresh herbs to dip french bread into!

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  34. I LOVE olive oil and use it for just about everything, except baking, but I've even been known to use it in some baked goods!

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  35. On the Gaea site, the chicken salad with sweet peppers and goat cheese spread sounds awesome!

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  36. I was just on the website and I think Greek Salad Cous-Cous with Kalamata Olive Tapenade looks delicious and easy to make!

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  37. I use olive oil for pretty much anything except baking.

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  38. I LOVE red peppers and goat cheese so I want to make Gaea's Pastitsio with Sweet Red Peppers & Goat Cheese Tapenade.

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  39. My favorite way to use Olive Oil is in a white pasta with garlic and fresh Parmesan.

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  40. I would love to use it to a make Pastitsio with
    Sweet Red Peppers & Goat Cheese Tapenade from the web site! YUMMM

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  41. I love olive oil and bread. I'd make the Bruschetta with spicy olive tapenade recipe on Gaea's website. Yum!

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  42. Mix with herbs and roasted garlic; use to dip bread. Delish!

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  43. I like to drip bread in it with some good balsamic vinegar

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  44. The bruschetta with spicy green olive tapenade looks like something I would definately try!

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  45. Oh, olive oil. I use it all the time!

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  46. The Meatballs with Sweet Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Spread looks delicious!

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  47. I love to just dip crusty french bread in it!

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  48. the olive confit with the proscuitto on a breadstick. Yum! Thats what I woul like to try.

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  49. I love tossing pasta noodles with some olive oil & garlic, yum!

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  50. I just love to soak it up with warm fresh italian bread... :)

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  51. My favorite way to use olive oil is to dip a nice baguette in olive oil and balsamic vinegar!! SOOOO YUMMY!

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  52. My husband lived in Italy for 2 years and he puts olive oil on and in EVERYTHING!!! It is a staple in his diet almost as much as water.

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  53. I love olive oil, on salads. Great give a way!!!

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  54. Fussili with "Gaea Sundried Tomato Bruschetta (Spread)", Mozzarella Balls and Herbs from the website looks yummy. I love mozzarella balls. Oh yummy!!!

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  55. I am an olive oil kind of girl. My favorite way to eat it is swirled with some balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with fresh parmesan cheese. Dip a little bread into this and I am in heaven.

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  56. I use olive oil for cooking vegetables. Either frying them or baking them drizzled in oil with salt and pepper. So good!

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  57. I use olive oil on my favorite focaccia bread and for cooking on the stovetop, when I'm not using high temps.

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  58. I think I want to try all thier recipes, but definitely meatballs with red peppers and goat cheese is going ot have to be made very soon.

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  59. I use olive oil on pretty much everything. Drizzled on finished products, rubbed on meats & vegetables before grilling. Can't imagine a meal without olive oil somehow involved. Yum! ;o}

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  60. When I was on Coumadin it seemed to be the only type of oil the doctors would allow me to use. I love to use this with a bit of garlic rub on an Italian bread when we are having pasta. it just adds to the flavors coming out.

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  61. Olive oil & balsalmic vinegar on a soft baguette. Holy moly, this is the bee's knees. Much better than butter and healthier too!

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  62. Um. Yum. There's nothing better than good olive oil!!

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  63. Oh! And all those recipes look wonderful - "Gaea Kalamata Olive Confit"
    with Prosciutto and Mascarpone looks especially yummy!

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  64. I love to cook with olive oil, but the best is to dip bread in it with some spices or cheese. Num.

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  65. Gaea recipes? Handsdown the stuffed zuchini. I want to run out and buy the ingredients right now. It looks divine.

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  66. My favorite way to use olive oil is to make hummus with it! Good stuff!

    As for their recipes, the "Gaea Lentil & Olive Tapenade" Rice Salad looks delish. I love lentils but don't eat them very often. I would definitely like to give that one a try.

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  67. I love olive oil! I love to use it on salads.

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  68. I love to drizzle good olive oil over my home grown tomatos and basil with freshly made mozzerella and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Yum!

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  69. I would love to try the Zucchini Stuffed with Orzo and Sundried tomatoes! Always looking for new ways to use Zucchini.

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  70. There is now a link for this on my food blog
    http://adventuresinallthingsfood.blogspot.com/

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  71. I love dipping foccacia in olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Yum!

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  72. I love olive oil for dipping - mixed with Italian spices - with a good loaf of bread.

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  73. I use olive oil a lot but I guess if I had to pick one favorite it would be fresh olive oil and cider vinegar dressing. A few additional spices or even a packet of seasoning and it is heads above anything bottled.

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  74. Oh my gosh, that Gaea Kalamata Olive Confit with Prosciutto and Mascarpone sounds amazing!

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  75. Olive oil dippers are always great. Or on fresh, homemade pasta with grated cheese.

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