Win Honey Ridge Farms Honey + Healing Powers of Olive Oil Book! #contest

I love great food. That’s not news to anyone, since most everyone I know loves to eat great food too. It would seem silly to say you prefer to eat poorly prepared food, right? When Honey Ridge Farms (known for their flavored Honey Cremes, Honey Balsamic Vinegar and lots more) offered to sponsor a contest for you, my readers, I was all for it.

This is not just ANY contest! It’s a very special contest for those who love to cook or eat great food but also for those who want to have tasty food that is also healthy! It’s a HONEY and OIL contest where you can win 2 jars of honey cremes, a bottle of the gloriously delish Honey Balsamic Vinegar, and this great recipe/nutritional book on olive oil by Cal Orey!

Here’s the scoop on the prizes:
JUST ONE PERSON will win all these great products:


Want to enter immediately? Scroll down for the rafflecopter embed! Contest ends on 2/14

The Healing Powers of Olive Oil:
Researched and written by health and wellness author, Cal Orey, this newly revised, updated digest size book reveals why chefs, doctors, and nutritionists all love extra virgin olive oil—a key ingredient in the Mediterranean Diet–and why other healthful oils from vegetables, fruits, and nuts are not far behind.You’ll find easy recipes for satisfying foods like Pizza Baguettes with Garlic Oil, Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies, Honey-Citrus-Olive Oil Fruit Kabobs, and Macadamia Nut Oil Cookies.
Also included: home cures that beat colds and reduce pain, beauty and household secrets, and pet care tips that really work!

Honey Ridge Farms Raw Honey Creme –Clover:


A 2015 Good Food Award-Winner, drizzle all-natural raw Honey Creme Clover on pancakes, waffles, French toast and hot cereal. It’s a delicious glaze for quick breads and pound cakes. Serve with favorite cheese and charcuterie, or mix with mustard and other condiments for a delicious sandwich spread. Great simple syrup for all kinds of beverages.

Honey Ridge Farms Raw Honey Creme–Lemon-Lavender:


A lovely balance of piquant and floral makes this a perfect sweetener for teas, or glaze for cookies and cakes. Drizzle it over fresh ricotta or farmers cheese; yummy in yogurt, fold it into whipped creams, or serve with a cheese plate.

Honey Ridge Farms Honey Balsamic Vinegar:


Honey Ridge Farms’ signature award-winning pure Honey Vinegar offers a unique twist on traditional Balsamic. Produced entirely from honey mead, this vinegar has mellow-sweetness and delicate bite. A must-have in any well-stocked pantry, Balsamic Honey Vinegar adds wonderfully fragrant honey flavor and richness to so many dishes and pan sauces. Because it’s 100% honey, the vinegar is also sulfite-free.

Here are 2 fabulous recipes courtesy of Honey Ridge Farms and also Cal Orey, the author of The Healing Powers of Olive Oil.


Classic Balsamic Vinaigrette

½ cup Honey Ridge Farms Balsamic Honey Vinegar
1 shallot (diced)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup olive oil

Place Balsamic Honey Vinegar, shallot, Dijon, salt, and pepper in a blender. Slowly add the olive oil until all of the oil in incorporated, and the dressing becomes thickened. For salads, dips and marinades. Courtesy

Fudgy Coconut Oil Brownies

Welcome to fudgy brownies with both olive oil and coconut oil. Also, dark chocolate and nuts are part of this bar—heart healthy foods. This recipe is —perfect for February because February is American Heart Month and Valentine’s Day.
This is a classic recipe but with my own healing oils spin of semi-homemade (the brownie mix nutrition label reads no trans-fats). But note, these bars are good so if you want to stave off a “muffin top” as noted in Eat Pray Love, savor one not a whole batch like I did.

¼ cup and 2 teaspoons cup extra virgin olive oil
¼ cup coconut oil
2 organic brown eggs, beaten
¼ cup water
1 package store-bought premium dark chocolate brownie mix (with no trans fats)
¼ cup whole-wheat flour (at high altitude)
½ cup dark chocolate chips
½ cup almonds or walnuts, sliced
Butter for greasing dish
1 cup sweetened coconut, shredded

In a large bowl, combine oil, beaten eggs, and water. Add brownie mix and flour, stir till smooth. Fold in chips and nuts. Lightly grease (with extra virgin olive oil or butter) an 8-inch-by8-inch glass square dish, pour and spread brownie mixture. (Or pour batter into a cupcake paper lined muffin pan.) Bake at 325 degrees for about 40 minutes. Don’t over bake. While warm from the oven, sprinkle top with coconut. Makes about 12 brownies. Serve with coffee or tea. More amazing healing oils shared in dozens of new recipes. Recipe courtesy of Cal Orey.

Rafflecopter Contest Ends on 2/14

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Important Details: Guidelines for contest:
READ these RULES and Release of Liability
1) For this prize, you must provide a continental US-BASED address only. No PO Boxes or FPO boxes. (sorry!).
2) It must have a street address. You must provide a primary email address and a phone number.
3) Contest is open to men and women over the age of 18.
4) Winners must reply within 3 business days with complete name, address, phone number (for USPS tracking) and email (also for USPS tracking)
5)The package will be mailed PRIORITY via You will be told when the package is picked up and what the tracking number is. If the brand chooses to have Amazon or the brands ship it, it will be Amazon or the brand’s responsibility since both brands sell through Amazon.
6)It is not not the responsibility of the brand, or Stevie Wilson for lost, stolen or damaged packages– particularly packages damaged due to weather.
7) They are packed as best and safely as possible.
8)Neither nor Stevie Wilson are responsible for any incorrect use of the food products (honey cremes, balsamic vingear or the olive oil book or any other uses for these products. 3 items are food products, 1 is a book. Use them safely, use them wisely.
9)Do not allow children to consume the products or use the cookbook without adult supervision
10)Winner is responsible for all taxes or other fees.
11)There is no liability for the products and how you use it by Honey Ridge Farms, Cal Orey or Stevie Wilson/LA-Story blog.
12)Winner will be required to post either a comment on the blog post about the contest OR post a tweet to acknowledging receipt and how much you like the products
13) Winner will notify Stevie Wilson/LA-Story of receipt of prize package.



Located in Brush Prairie, Washington, Honey Ridge Farms was founded in 2004 by Leeanne Goetz, who is part of an extended beekeeping legacy. Honey Ridge Farms was built on the core belief that honey is nature’s best and most delicious sweetener, and produces a selection of raw honey crèmes and honey vinegars, which are available online and from select retailers. Leeanne sources her raw clover honey from a small circle of Pacific Northwest and Western beekeepers, all of whom she knows personally and professionally. Her company is proud to offer only superior USA honey products using raw honey that can be traced back to its origin.



Cal Orey is a veteran author and journalist. She has a master’s degree in English from San Francisco State University and has penned the successful Healing Powers series, including books on Vinegar, Honey, Chocolate, and Coffee. She specializes in topics on nutrition, health, beauty and relationships. She lives in Northern CA.


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