Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom, An All Author Blog Hop! Enter to Win a Nook or Kindle!


April 9th –April 18th
10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!
Plus GRAND PRIZE you’ll be digging to win!

Gardening Tip: Plant strawberries in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked or in late fall.

Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar (from
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ready in: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled and large berries cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
Place strawberries in a bowl. Drizzle vinegar over strawberries, and sprinkle with sugar. Stir gently to combine. Cover, and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour but not more than 4 hours. Just before serving, grind pepper over berries.               


What you can win from Books, Products and More!

Paperback copy of Gardening Success by Peter McHoy with Susan Berry and Steve Bradley
Hardcover copy of Best Plants for Your Garden by Jane Hattatt

Open to residents of the United States only.
Authors in Bloom Travling Story Phrase for Grand Prize:

To enter this giveaway for your chance to win a Nook or Kindle you need to collect all the phrases of the traveling story by visiting each author on the linky list below. Each page has a phrase. I recommend copying and pasting all the phrases into a separate document and then copy and paste the full list into the form at They do not have to be in order, but if you do put them in order you will get to read a wonderful short, written by Dianne Venetta. Happy Collecting! Don't forget to enter all the giveaways on each authors' sites while collecting the phrases! Each author is posting a tip or recipie for your enjoyment as well!

Line 80: But then again, you were so focused on being noticed, wanted…
Line 81: Take your time.

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