One of the things I was most excited about when we moved into this house was the large backyard. The kids saw places to play, my husband saw lawn that would need mowing (and after 10 years living in a condo, he was looking forward to it!) and I saw a blank canvas ready and waiting for a vegetable garden. We moved in the middle of June, which unfortunately meant that planting a garden would have to be put on hold until this coming spring. But I’ve been dreaming, plotting and preparing all this time.
There is just something about growing our own food that excites me. I love the idea of cooking up homemade meals filled with homegrown veggies. Last summer, we were fortunate enough to have neighbors more than willing to share their garden bounty with us and I relished using all those goodies in our meals. I’m counting down the days until I can start planting!
Seed of Change is a fantastic company that offers 100% Certified Organic seeds for vegetables, flowers and herbs. With over 1200 varieties to choose from, they offer something for everyone. As I map out my garden, I’ve spent a lot of time scrolling through their website and deciding just exactly what I want to plant. If Eric and I can come up with a spot that will work, I think I might start the seeds in the house before I transfer them outside. (Any tips you might have for me on making this a success would be hugely appreciated!)
In addition to the seeds they sell, Seeds of Change also has a line of foods and a line of chocolates – Seeds of Change Food and Seeds of Change Chocolate. Like their flagship product, both of these lines offer goods that are all-naturel and certified organic. Seeds of change sent me a gift basket with two seed packets to help my garden grow as well as a sampling of foods from their line.
One of the items I received was a jar of marinara sauce. When I needed an easy dinner one night last week, I made spaghetti and used that sauce. However, I didn’t tell anyone I was using a jarred sauce. After my husband cleaned his plate, I asked him what he thought of the sauce. He said it was good. Then, I told him that for a jarred sauce, I thought it was really good. This shocked him because he thought he’d been eating my homemade sauce. That is the freshness and quality we’ve enjoyed with every Seeds of Change food product we’ve sampled.
Now for the fun part – Seeds of Change has offered to send one of my readers the same gift basket that I received. The basket features seed packets, four offerings from their food line and a few other small goodies. Sounds good, right?
Here are the giveaway details:
- send me a photo and brief description of your favorite meal made with homegrown foods (or one that you’d make with homegrown foods if you had the tools)
- You have two weeks to choose and photograph your favorite. I will select one winner on Tuesday, February 8th.
Disclosure: I was provided with a gift basket from Seeds of Change to facilitate this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.