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Tasty Tuesday…and a Spring Giveaway for you

Last year, through the power of Facebook, I met Eileen from Scarlet Threads. I think that particular day I had posted a picture of a pretty new apron I had bought myself from Anthropologie. The apron must of caught Eileen’s eye because she then shared with me a link to the fair trade organization that she along with her sister-in-law Carrie and a few others work with called Scarlet Threads. What makes Scarlet Threads so special is not just their products (though, I must say I have fallen in love with their beautiful hand-made aprons!), but the story behind it. The seamstresses that work for ST are women who come from a poor village in China, who are trying to make a living to provide for their families. Since ST follows the Fair Trade movement, these women are treated with integrity and paid fairly, not pennies like they do in some traditional trade models (aka “sweat shops”). ST empowers these women to embrace their talents by working under fair conditions, making a living and being positive role models for their children.

Kinda makes ya feel good doesn’t it?

How beautiful and fun is this little number…

Do you want one?

Well, Scarlet Threads is giving away the “Daphne” apron to one of my readers this week. All you have to do is leave a comment here after visiting the Scarlet Threads Shop and tell me your favorite item. It can be an apron, a cute little girl dress, or purse. If you see something you like, Scarlet Threads is exclusively offering Aggie’s Kitchen readers their own 20% off coupon code…just type in “aggieskitchen” at checkout to receive your discount!

Of course there are ways to earn additional entries…here are all the details.

Giveaway: Scarlet Threads “Daphne” apron

Starts today and ends Friday, April 22 at midnight (EST)

To enter into the giveaway:

Leave a comment on this post sharing your favorite item in the Scarlet Threads Shop.

Sorry, giveaway open to US readers only.

Additional Entries can be earned by:

1.  Become a fan of Scarlet Threads on Facebook.  “Like” them and then come back and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

2. Follow Scarlet Threads on Twitter, then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you arleady follow, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

3. Become a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.  “Like” Aggie’s Kitchen then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you already “like”, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

4. Follow @AggiesKitchen on Twitter, then come back to this page and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. (if you already follow, let me know, that counts as an entry!)

5.  Share about giveaway and link back to this post on Facebook, Twitter or your own blog and leave a separate comment telling me you did so.

And if you thought I could write a whole post without one mention of food, you’re wrong! :)

My Spinach and Orzo Salad with Cranberries and Almonds is the featured Tasty Tuesday recipe over on the Scarlet Threads blog! This is one of my favorite salads ever…I warn you, it’s addicting.

 

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115 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday…and a Spring Giveaway for you”

  1. Leslie posted April 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    LOVE Summer Joy dress — reminds me of the sundresses my mom used to make us as kids. I am in love, love, love with all bib aprons these days too.

  2. Leslie posted April 19, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    “Liked” on FB — how could you not?! Would have done it even without the great give-away — wonderful things.

  3. Laural (bhealthier) posted April 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    I love the Maddie May- first one but the Daphne is so stinkin cute!

    I was already following you on twitter, so I made your tweet for this a favorite!

  4. Sara posted April 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I think that the Daphne apron is the cutest, but the Kyra apron is a close 2nd! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. Gretchen W posted April 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Followed Aggie’s Kitchen on FB!

  6. Gretchen W posted April 19, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Followed Scarlet Threads on Facebook!

  7. Sara posted April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    I follow you on Twitter! :)

  8. Gretchen W posted April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Followed Scarlet Threads on TwitteR!

  9. Gretchen W posted April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Favorite item on the Scarlet Threads site are those adorable handmade Tiger hats!!! Love them!

  10. Sara posted April 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    And now I “like” you on Facebook!

  11. Cheryl posted April 19, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity! I love the Mattie May, it’s awesome :)

  12. Tara L. Cole posted April 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Looking cute in the ‘Daphne’ or the ‘Kyra’ half aprons is easy! Best part about them, is that they come with a pocket! Being a health coach, I am always on the lookout for wonderful ways to get people into the kitchen and cooking. No better way then a promise of looking good while cooking up some healthy dishes.

  13. Beth posted April 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I love Mattie May!

  14. Beth posted April 19, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I “like” scarlet threads on facebook.

  15. Beth posted April 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I follow scarlet threads on twitter.

  16. Beth posted April 19, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    I now follow you on twitter.

  17. Beth posted April 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm
  18. Catherine posted April 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    The Daphne and Kyra are SUPER cute!!

  19. kelley posted April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The aubergine is my favorite! I love a cute apron!!

  20. kelley posted April 19, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I follow you on twitter!!

  21. melissa@IWasBornToCook posted April 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    LOVE the mommy & me aubergine!

  22. melissa@IWasBornToCook posted April 19, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

  23. Erica posted April 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I’m not entering because I have about 10 aprons right now (one could say I have an apron issue ;)) but I just wanted to say how FANTASTIC this company is! Next time I’m looking for a gift for a friend who likes to cook, I will definitely be ordering from them!

  24. melissa@IWasBornToCook posted April 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I follow you on Twitter.

  25. Franci posted April 19, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    I love the Kyra apron!!

  26. natalie (the sweets life) posted April 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    love love love the kyra! so adorable! would love to win and give it to a friend of mine!

  27. Melanie posted April 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I love the Mattie May! So sweet.

  28. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Ohhhhh I’m in LOVE!
    ESP love the name:)

    Please enter me-
    Daphne!

    -I Lile Scarlet Threads on FB

  29. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I also follow on Twitter

  30. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I am a fan of Aggies kitchen on FB

  31. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I follow Aggies kitchen on twitter:)

  32. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    I would love to have the Maddie May!
    Or any for that matter, I love aprons LOL!

    Thanks for the chance,
    Daphne

  33. flip flops & pearla posted April 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    I tweeted:)

  34. Amy's Cooking Adventures posted April 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I am living the Mattie may & the Daphne! Beautiful work and such a great cause!

  35. Amy's Cooking Adventures posted April 19, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I am following Scarlet Thread on Twitter @amyscookingadve

  36. Amy's Cooking Adventures posted April 19, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I am a fan of Aggie’s kitchen on Facebook

  37. Amy's Cooking Adventures posted April 19, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I am following Aggie’s Kitchen on twitter @amyscookingadve

  38. Amy's Cooking Adventures posted April 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    I tweeted the giveaway!

  39. Tara L. Cole posted April 19, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Tweets for you! :)

  40. Mary posted April 19, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    This salad looks SO fresh and delicious, I love cranberries and my kids love orzo, so this will work!
    Mary

  41. Valerie posted April 19, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I love the Sadie bag!

  42. sara posted April 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I love the cocoa hand bag!

  43. sara posted April 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    follow you twitter saramama

  44. sara posted April 19, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    like you twitter sara peterson davis

  45. Amy @ A Little Nosh posted April 19, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    My son would kill for one of those Tiger Hats. Adorable!

  46. Amy @ A Little Nosh posted April 19, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I like you on FB!

  47. Amber posted April 19, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    The Mattie May apron is super cute! The pillowcase dresses are adorable if you have little girls. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  48. Carol posted April 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Ok..Miss Aggie…Mattie May is my fav. So springy and REVERSIBLE. I “liked” Scarlet Threads after you started posting about them months ago and just mentioned them again to someone. Was at World Market and saw their aprons and thought..I need one from Scarlet Threads! I already like (love) Aggie’s Kitchen and posted a link to this site…three lucky entrys please!!!!!!! xxooxx Love the salad too. I just made quinoa with walnutes, cranberries and italian parsley from my new garden!

  49. Elizabeth McDowell posted April 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I love the Mattie May apron! Too adorable!

  50. Elizabeth McDowell posted April 19, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

  51. Amanda Thompson posted April 20, 2011 at 1:32 am

    I really like the Aubergine apron ~ it is very pretty!

  52. Elizabeth posted April 20, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Now I “Like” Scarlet Threads on Facebook — But in fact, I really love there aprons!

  53. Jo Derouin posted April 20, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I love the mattie may apron

  54. Jo Derouin posted April 20, 2011 at 5:34 am

    I like you on FB

  55. Angie Rouse posted April 20, 2011 at 7:22 am

    I like the Mattie May. The mommy and me idea is so cute!

  56. Angie Rouse posted April 20, 2011 at 7:25 am

    I like Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  57. Angie Rouse posted April 20, 2011 at 7:26 am

    I already like you on Facebook!

  58. jenny posted April 20, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I liked the cocoa purse!

  59. Angie Rouse posted April 20, 2011 at 7:27 am

    I posted a link about your giveaway on Facebook.

  60. Maris (In Good Taste) posted April 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

    Love the Mattie May!

  61. Amanda posted April 20, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I love the Cocoa purse, beautiful items.

  62. Aggie posted April 20, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Love Mattie May! So pretty!

  63. Aggie posted April 20, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I just liked Scarlet Threads on FB!

  64. Aggie posted April 20, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I just like Aggie’s Kitchen on FB!

  65. Karen posted April 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Great post, Aggie! Love your spinach and orzo salad recipe. Yum :-)

  66. Susan posted April 20, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I “love” you on Facebook and use your recipes. The aprons remind me of my mom, she always wore one in the kitchen.

  67. Liz Gaytan posted April 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Following you on Twitter!

  68. Liz Gaytan posted April 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Following Scarlet threads on twitter!

  69. yvonne posted April 20, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    my favorite would be the Cocoa purse! thanx for entering my name.

  70. Catharine posted April 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    I love the cocoa purse!

  71. Catharine posted April 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    i am now a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen of Facebook.

  72. Catharine posted April 20, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    I am now a fan of Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  73. Lindsey Hubbard posted April 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I really had a hard time deciding a favorite! The one you are giving away is the one I was drawn to most, but I also really like Mattie May. Awesome designs, and even more awesome concept to provide benefit to rural artisans.
    I have “liked” Scarlet Threads on facebook!

  74. Catherine posted April 20, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I “like” Scarlett Threads on FB…

  75. Catherine posted April 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I am now following Scarlet Threads on Twitter…

  76. Catherine posted April 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I have been a fan of Aggie’s Kitchen on FB – love the recipes!!

  77. Catherine posted April 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    and, now, I’m following Aggie’s Kitchen on Twitter!!

  78. Amber posted April 20, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    I absolutely looove the Mattie May!

  79. Kim B. posted April 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I LOVE the Aubergine apron! VERY pretty! GREAT giveaway!

  80. Lina Williams posted April 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I love the Aubergine apron! Such a beautiful mix of colors.

  81. Lina Williams posted April 21, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I already LOVE you on Facebook! : )

  82. Lina Williams posted April 21, 2011 at 5:52 am

    I “liked” scarlet threads on FB

  83. Lina Williams posted April 21, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I shared Scarlet Threads on FB with friends! Love you sis!

  84. Tara @sugardisecookie posted April 21, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I love the Maggie May apron!

  85. amy v posted April 21, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    i also like the mattie mae apron!

  86. Kat posted April 21, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I like the Poppy Toddler Dress!

  87. Jennifer posted April 21, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    My favorite item the Maggie May apron.
    jennifergrieco(at)verizon(dot)net

  88. Jamie posted April 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I like the Mattie May Apron.

  89. Jamie posted April 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I am an Aggie’s Kitchen FB Fan.

  90. eatingRD posted April 21, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Cute! I actually really like the Daphne :)

  91. Kayla Dau posted April 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

    I love the Coco Purse! It is so cute!

  92. Kayla Dau posted April 22, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I liked Scarlet Threads on Facebook.

  93. Kayla Dau posted April 22, 2011 at 2:53 am

    I liked Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook.

  94. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Wow! Yes the Aubergine style apron is beautiful–I really likey that one :)

  95. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I “liked” Scarlet Threads on facebook!

  96. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

    I am now following Scarlet Threads on Twitter too! :O)

  97. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:54 am

    I already like/love Aggie’s Kitchen on Facebook

  98. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I now follow you on Twitter too 😀

  99. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Tweeted about your giveaway link!

  100. Camille Lane posted April 22, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Shared your link on facebook :)

  101. Maryellen LaGarde posted April 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I really like you on Facebook, I also liked Scarlet Threads on Facebook. My favorite apron is the Daphne. I am not yet shopping for Christmas gifts as we pick names now but this would make a lovely gift so I alos added it to my Favorites. It is so wonderful to hear about the fair treatment of the people that work there. So many times I look at where things are made and and wonder of the treatment of the workers. Like McDonald toys in happy meals. Just pennies and I try to avoid those that I have checked and know use this “sweat shop process”. No one in anywhere need to work under those kind of conditions. Thanks Aggie for sharing this with us today on “Good Friday” and for all your awesome recipes.

  102. Sharon posted April 22, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I follow you on Facebook!

  103. Sharon posted April 22, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Enjoy following you on Twitter. 711mum

  104. cindy w posted April 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I love the Maddie May or Aubergine…..so cute!!!

  105. nicole weiss posted April 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    mattie may is my favorite

  106. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    I like the Aubergine
    eabivens at gmail dot com

  107. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    liked Scarlet Threads on FB

  108. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Liked Aggie’s Kitchen on FB
    eabivens at gmail dot com

  109. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Following Scarlet Threads on Twitter
    eabivens at gmail dot com

  110. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Following AggiesKitchen on Twitter @5Grapes
    eabivens at gmail dot com

  111. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  112. ElizaBeth posted April 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm
  113. Laural (bhealthier) posted April 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    😀 I wanted to look at it again.

    😀 I can’t wait!!! What an amazing story too.

  114. Kerstin posted April 30, 2011 at 12:08 am

    I think the Daphne one you’re giving one is the cutest!

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