Bodum Goodies Giveaway for Coffee & Wine Lovers

NOTE: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Mary R. and thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more gfe-style giveaways!

If you follow blogs, you know that bloggers can bring home a lot of swag from conferences. In fact, I’ve had to ship home my swag from the ones I’ve attended. My one carry-on suitcase is already quite full when I arrive. After all, a girl has to have a variety of outfits. And, shoes … don’t forget the shoes. So there was no way I could add another thing to my suitcase and pass the inspection of the gate agent.

Some Bodum goodies were in my swag from the recent International Food Bloggers Conference and another came from BlogHer Food from last year. Don’t worry … they’ve all been stored away. But since I’m not going to use any of them, I thought it would be fun to share.

What are the items? For the coffee lovers, there’s a French Press Brazil Cafetiere ( 1 1/2 cups in US measurements) and a Bodum Mini-Press for travel. There’s also a stemless wine glass—a spiffy tumbler—that’s designed to go in the dishwasher. That means no standing up at the sink and washing a fragile wine glass after imbibing … nice!.

Interested? Just leave a comment to enter. If you’d like additional entries, you can “like” gfe on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, tweet, share this giveaway on Facebook, or share this giveaway in a blog post. Leave a comment for each one. The giveaway will be open until Saturday, September 18, at midnight Eastern.

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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58 Responses to “Bodum Goodies Giveaway for Coffee & Wine Lovers”

  1. Debi on September 14th, 2010 10:34 am

    LOL I can just imagine trying to stuff a ton of swag in suitcases and carry-ons. I shop a lot when we visit my hometown and packing is always interesting. My husband even made a bet with me once that I couldn’t fit everything in the suitcases and box we had to check in. He learned never to bet with me when it comes to space management!

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:17 pm

      Debi–Some folks actually manage it, but they do checked bags and my traveling buddy (Diane over at The W.H.O.L.E. Gang) only does carry-on’s. Sigh. It’s a challenge, but I’m actually kind of glad she’s a stickler about it. Shipping the swag home costs less than checking an extra bag costs these days! I totally love how you met your husband’s challenge! Silly man … just about every woman I know can’t resist a challenge from the man. ;-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  2. Nikky on September 14th, 2010 10:44 am

    I loved your description about trying to bring everything home. I’m guilty of not only bringing multiple shoes, but multiple purses as well (my husband thinks I’m crazy!).

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:24 pm

      Nikky–Multiple purses … yes, sometimes multiple purses are a requirement. I had two on this trip … just in case. However, if I recall, I stuck with just the one. ;-) We are all crazy about different things, right? Your hubby probably has his weaknesses/idiosyncracies, too. I know mine does. :-)

      Shirley

  3. Mir on September 14th, 2010 10:45 am

    Still drooling over your coffee ice cream recipe, so I’m thinking some Bodum goodies are a great idea…. ;)

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:29 pm

      Hi there, Mir–So nice to see you! :-) Yep, if you like your coffee, the Bodum coffee tools would come in handy. ;-) Then you’d have some excellent coffee to use in your ice cream!

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  4. Dee on September 14th, 2010 10:47 am

    Cool stuff! I love coffee and am sipping some now. The ice cream sounds divine!

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:33 pm

      Hi Dee–Nice to see you again! Glad you like the giveaway. :-) If you are a true coffee lover, you might back down a bit on the coconut milk and add more coffee. ;-)

      Shirley

  5. Loflin on September 14th, 2010 12:24 pm

    I would be in heaven with all that swag…and with all you bloggers! I can’t wait to make your coffee ice cream…I’ve got 2 cans of coconut milk in the frig just waiting for a new recipe!

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:39 pm

      Hi Loflin–Nice to see you here at gfe again! :-)The swag can be pretty impressive. We’re all just normal people, but we’re enthusiastic and caring. There’s an amazing amount of energy at those events!

      Oh, you are set for this ice cream then. I try to keep coconut milk in my fridge all the time … just in case. ;-)

      Shirley

  6. Mary R on September 14th, 2010 12:34 pm

    You are such a lucky gal – all that swag! Anxious to try your ideas on my g/f and insulin dependent granddaughter! Love your site!

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:51 pm

      Hi Mary–How nice to see you again! :-) Yeah, the swag can be a lot of fun. Finding out I needed things that I never even knew existed. ;-) Many thanks for your kind words, Mary! I hope you’ll find the help you are looking for here. Please shoot me an email if I can be of further help.

      Shirley

  7. Beth Oswitch on September 14th, 2010 12:52 pm

    I am so glad that I found your site. After reading your blog I went right to Facebook and “liked” you! I want all of my friends that have Celiac Disease like my family to find you too. We are always looking for information! I would love to win your give aways too! What a great thing you are doing for those of us in need. Keep up the great work!

    • Shirley on September 14th, 2010 11:59 pm

      Hi Beth–Welcome to gfe! :-) Thanks very, very much for the kind words, FB connection, and sharing gfe with family members. I truly hope you’ll find the info and recipes you need here. Let me know if I can answer any specific questions/concerns.

      Shirley

  8. Anne B, on September 14th, 2010 2:38 pm

    Just found your site through Celiacs in the House…and can’t wait to try the coffee ice cream recipe! Thanks for letting us have a chance to win your wonderful swag!

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 12:00 am

      Hi Anne B.–So glad you came over from Wendy’s great blog. :-) I hope you’ll enjoy the ice cream and best of luck on the giveaway! ;-)

      Shirley

  9. Sunny on September 14th, 2010 3:12 pm

    Ah coffee ice cream sounds so good…would love to win the Bodum…thanks

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 12:02 am

      Hi Sunny–Looks like you are new here—welcome! :-) The coffee ice cream is very good indeed. Good luck to you in the giveaway and thanks for the FB connection! ;-)

      Shirley

  10. Sunny on September 14th, 2010 3:13 pm

    I have already “liked” you on Facebook.

  11. Molly on September 14th, 2010 5:55 pm

    You are so sweet to give these away! I also leave conferences usually having a suitcase WAY too heavy to ship back, so sometimes right in the airport I will end up giving away some freebies! These are amazing freebies, wow! I press my own coffee quite a bit, especially when I have guests over. It’s always so fun to use with company more than just a coffee pot. I also use the stronger pressed coffee for baking (adds great flavor to anything chocolate).
    Yes to no hand-washing wine glasses! I’d use this alongside the pork chops I have marinating from your recipe a while back! Yumm! Can’t wait!

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 12:11 am

      Hi Molly–So nice to see you again. So, first, spill … did your dad love the flourless chocolate cake? (Fingers crossed.)

      I’m just visualizing you giving away stuff in the airport. I would certainly do that, although unfortunately it would probably be suspect these days.

      Cool for you on making your own pressed coffee. I’d like to try it in this recipe … maybe add some cocoa to the recipe, too. Yum.

      Hope you enjoy the pork chop recipe, too! Thanks for the FB connection and nice words. Well, if you ingest all of those goodies, you will be in for a treat. ;-)

      Shirley

      • Molly on September 15th, 2010 12:58 am

        Hey Shirley!
        Well my Dad basically lives for chocolate, so I KNEW he would love your rich chocolatey cake recipe…and he is not a big guy (so he needed it! but shh, dont tell him I said that) HE LOVED IT! It turned out beautifully too. The raspberries were perfect on top. I got LOTS of compliments. Even my grandparents were impressed by me, thanks to you!! I love being able to serve gluten-free meals and/or desserts that don’t compromise everyone elses’s pallates just because I have to eat gluten-free. No one even came close to a complaint, and everyone was completely satisfied after the meal. Funny thing is that I served it with coffee-flavored ice cream…should have made my own, right? :) Next time! Thank you so much again.

        • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:50 am

          Hi Molly!–Thank you so much for the “on demand” review! Woohoo!! It’s such a great review. It totally makes my day—thank you! I love that you impressed everyone with it, too. Nope, gluten free never has to mean compromise … just wonderful, great-tasting food that everyone will love! Too funny on the coffee ice cream though. Next time on the homemade version then. ;-)

          Thanks again, dear!
          Shirley

  12. Molly on September 14th, 2010 5:58 pm

    I now “like” you on Facebook. Although, I already did like you for real! :)

    By the way, I might have to have the coffee, oatmeal marble squares, and the coffee ice cream ALL together! with wine to follow, of course.

  13. Magess on September 14th, 2010 6:08 pm

    You just made conferences sound even better. ;)

    The wine glass is pretty!

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:38 am

      Hey Magess–Nice to see you. :-) Oh, yeah, the conferences are the best! :-)

      That wine glass is pretty in all the photos and on the box. I haven’t opened it to really check it out. ;-)

      Best of luck!
      Shirley

  14. jamie on September 14th, 2010 6:31 pm

    Shirley! coffee ice cream sounds fabulous!! can’t wait to try :) and i already follow you on twitter (@strokegirl) and i will go and like you on fb. :) swag would be great-i’d love to try a french press. keep up the fabulous work-and i won’t mention how i spent 3 weeks in europe with a carryon sized suitcase and didn’t have to ship anything home *grins*

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:41 am

      Hi Jamie–I’ve missed you! ;-) You should make this ice cream. I think you can ever share it with your sister, right? Or maybe a small tweak might be needed …

      Thanks for entering the giveaway! And, no, please don’t mention that you are one of those awe-inspiring girls who can live for days with just a small sampling of clothes. LOL And, no doubt you looked sensational the whole time, too!! Good luck!

      Shirley

      • jamie on September 21st, 2010 12:30 pm

        Shirley! i’ve missed you too-life has just been crazy busy and my blog has been neglected :( but i made your coffee ice cream and i & my sister loved it! the coconut milk made it fabulous :)
        and i don’t know about looking sensational-in my pics it looked like i never changed my clothes lol and i would gladly trade my packing skills for your blog ones! your hard work helps us all and i’ve no idea where you find the time-but am glad you do :) hugs!
        jamie

        • Shirley on September 22nd, 2010 9:50 am

          Hi Jamie–Understand on being crazy busy … I think summers really tend to do that to a person. Fall means slowing down some; that’s just one of the reasons I love it so. ;-)

          Woohoo on making the coffee ice cream and you and your sister enjoying it so! You are in the running for the world’s best sister award, you know that, right? :-) I know your sister truly appreciates you looking out for her all the time with her food restrictions. And, sharing ice cream … well, that’s just a required sister thing, I think. It always has been in our family!

          You’re a sweetie to say such nice things about my blog (thank you!) and still I am certain you looked great in those photos. :-) (Hey, basics work and nobody really looks at the clothes when Europe is your back drop.)

          Squeezing in all the blogging moments I can … hugsss,
          Shirley

  15. jenny on September 14th, 2010 7:00 pm

    Coffee ice cream is my favorite flavor. And seeing this post made me excited and sad at the same time. Both of my french presses broke during the move across country. So now I am using an old coffee pot that my dad gave me, which is also broken but at least this one still is functioning and not shattered in little pieces!

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:47 am

      Hi Jenny–Your favorite!? I’ll be interested to see what you think if you make it. You might prefer a stronger coffee flavor. If so just add more coffee and back off on the coconut milk a bit. Bummer on the demise of your French presses in the move. Glad you have the special coffee pot from your dad! As long as it keeps functioning, right? I’m sure the coffee tastes better because of its history. :-) I know that everything I make using my grandmother’s tea pot does. ;-)

      Best of luck!
      Shirley

  16. jenny on September 14th, 2010 7:00 pm

    I follow you on twitter

  17. jenny on September 14th, 2010 7:05 pm

    I follow you on facebook

  18. jenny on September 14th, 2010 7:06 pm

    shared on twitter

  19. jenny on September 14th, 2010 7:07 pm

    shared on facebook

  20. Linda on September 15th, 2010 10:22 am

    For the one conference I went to, I was told to allow room for swag so I checked a suitcase as well as took a small one on board. (I packed a lot of food since there wasn’t much I could eat there.) I would love to take any of these items off your hands. Thanks for offering them as a giveaway.

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:16 pm

      Hey Linda–I’ll probably do that if I wasn’t traveling with Diane who has the “no checked bags” rule. ;-) But, I have to admit it’s nice not to wait for checked bags once you arrive at the airport. And, when the swag box arrives, it’s like Christmas again. :-)

      Best of luck in the giveaway!
      Shirley

  21. judy on September 15th, 2010 4:38 pm

    can’t wait to try the coconut milk ice cream!

    • Shirley on September 15th, 2010 9:22 pm

      Hi Judy–It looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! :-) Coconut milk ice cream is a very wonderful thing IMHO. It’s just so easy to make and one successful recipe leads to another—be forewarned. ;-)

      Shirley

  22. veganlisa on September 16th, 2010 6:27 am

    I have a very loving relationship with coffee. Dressing it up in fancy glasses and a press will only make our time together that little bit more amazing.

    And…I will be trying you coffee ice cream this week.

    xo

    • Shirley on September 16th, 2010 8:06 pm

      Hi veganlisa–Welcome to gfe! :-) Ahhh, I appreciate your wording … “loving relationship.” LOL

      Hope you enjoy this ice cream, and best of luck on the giveaway!

      Shirley

  23. Tonia Hughes Willis on September 18th, 2010 11:00 pm

    Looks like I finally found the perfect place for all the recipes I’ve needed. Thanks for the extra boost to help me stay gluten free!!!

    • Shirley on September 19th, 2010 12:11 am

      Hi Tonia–Welcome to gfe! :-) What a nice thing to say, too. Thank you! I hope you’ll find everything you need … please let me know if there’s something in particular you are looking for and can’t find. ;-) I definitely want to help you stay gluten free! That’s the whole concept of gfe … keeping it easy, plus healthier and more economical.

      Shirley

  24. therese on September 18th, 2010 11:55 pm

    What fun and how nice of you to share! I’ve always wanted to have one but just haven’t done it.

    ttys!

    • Shirley on September 19th, 2010 12:28 am

      Hi there Therese–What a pleasant surprise to have you pop on right at the last moment! Up late waiting for Mr. GFE to return from his trip. :-) You would love these!

      Okay, getting ready to run the random number generator. Stay tuned for results. ;-)

      Shirley

  25. Carol Fleisher on September 19th, 2010 8:21 am

    I love coffee and wine! I love your blog too! I follow you on facebook, and twitter.

    • Shirley on September 19th, 2010 12:19 pm

      Hi Carol–So good to see you here at gfe! Unfortunately you missed the giveaway deadline. No worries though … just stay tuned for more fun ones. ;-)

      Thanks for all the connections! ;-) Hugs,
      Shirley

  26. christine mercer-vernon on September 24th, 2010 3:55 pm

    i don’t think there is a week that goes by that i don’t bookmark one of your GF recipes. i’d be living on plain chicken and green beans otherwise. :]

    • Shirley on September 24th, 2010 4:13 pm

      Hi christine–I don’t think you’ve commented before … welcome to gfe! :-) And, WOW, what a comment for your first one! You have truly made my day and more! I can’t tell you how rewarding it always is to hear that I am helping someone eat gluten free easily. I hope that as time goes on and you use my recipes, you’ll also be able to figure out how to create your own dishes by using the gfe approach. I still want you as a reader and a recipe tester, make no mistake, but the more you eat this way, the more you should be able to put together great gfe-style meals, too. Using both, you should have a great repertoire of things besides plain chicken and green beans! ;-)

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave this fabulous comment! Hugs to you today,
      Shirley

  27. Katharine on September 24th, 2010 10:58 pm

    Ooooo my boyfriend is a coffee connoisseur and he’s always trying to get me interested. This would be the perfect thing!

    cookka@gwmail.gwu.edu

    • Shirley on September 24th, 2010 11:09 pm

      Hi Katharine–Thanks for stopping by and welcome to gfe! :-) Unfortunately, this giveaway has already closed. Stay tuned for more though. ;-)

      Best,
      Shirley

  28. Deanna on September 24th, 2010 11:28 pm

    Oh – fun stuff! We’ve broken several French presses in our house. A back up one (and travel size!) would be so excellent.

    • Shirley on September 26th, 2010 10:42 pm

      Hi Deanna–Nice to see you again. :-) Thanks for expressing an interest in the giveaway; unfortunately it already closed. For some reason, my first update showing that info didn’t get saved—so sorry! I hope you’ll come back for future giveaways.

      All the best,
      Shirley

  29. Mary R on October 2nd, 2010 8:49 am

    Received my Bodum products – can I say “WOW!” Thanks so very much. Your blog has helped immensely with ideas for my g/f and diabetic granddaughter. Many, many thanks!

    • Shirley on October 3rd, 2010 8:14 am

      Hi Mary–I’m so thrilled that you are pleased with your Bodum products! Thanks for taking the time to let everyone here at gfe know. :-) Thanks, too, for your kind words on gfe as far as helping your granddaughter. Knowing that makes my heart sing … truly! I hope you’ll continue to find gfe helpful as I share more and more of the recipes, discussions, and products that work for my gfe approach.

      Hugs,
      Shirley

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