I’m excited to be participating in the Dreaming of a Green Christmas Giveaway Bash this week along with several other green bloggers. We’ll be giving you the opportunity to win green Christmas gifts for your family, friends, or yourself! Be sure to check out the other great giveaways at the end of this post.
Today’s giveaway is brought to you by Tropical Traditions.
They are giving you a chance to win a 5-pound bag of Soft White Winter Wheat Grains!
Maybe you are thinking: Wheat Grains are not a Christmas gift item! Are you? Because I would love a bag of wheat for Christmas. In fact, once my mum disguised a Christmas gift in an empty brown rice box and I was thrilled (thinking it was actually brown rice)!
Judging by the response and questions I received after sharing about grinding my own wheat, I think many of you will be excited to try these grains.
Before I go on, Tropical Traditions does sell many other wonderful items that would be perfect for gift giving: coconut oil soap, hair oil, some of the best coconut oil around, gift certificates and so on. So, even if you don’t care for wheat grains, be sure to check them out.
Why Soft White Wheat Grains?
When I first began to grind my own wheat, I only used hard white or red wheat grains. These grains work well for yeast breads and some quick breads, too. But they tend to make muffins and other baked goods a little heavy.
Soft white wheat grains make a lighter flour, called pastry flour. Since using soft white wheat grains to make pastry flour, I have been able to sneak it into all kinds of goodies without people noticing!
I’ve made cakes with it and taken them to church. And people eat them and like them!
A few items I’ve cooked up with flour made from soft white wheat:
Another reason it is nice to buy grains opposed to flour, is because they stay fresh longer. Grains stored correctly can last indefinitely, where as flour will go bad in a matter of months.
Why Buy from Tropical Traditions?
Tropical Traditions is a company with high standards. So far all of my dealings with them have been positive. I have confidence that they choose products of good quality and work ethically.
I tried their wheat grains and loved them. They were fresh and tasted good (that’s important!).
To enter to win a 5-lb bag of Organic Soft White Wheat Grains:
For extra entries (Leave an extra comment for each):
- Share about the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog.
- Take a look around Tropical Traditions and tell me what other products you’d like to try
- Follow @TropTraditions on Twitter
- Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter (I do – they have GREAT sales!).
Giveaway ends on Wednesday, November 23rd at 5pm.
Open to US residents only.
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Check out the Hand Made Masterclass!
- make your own nourishing soaps with natural colorants
- beeswax candles in Mason jars
- herbal infused body butters and moisturizers
- create your own customized tinted lip balms and lipsticks
You’ll also get:
- countdown calendar to Christmas to help you plan out your handmade gifts
- tried and true recipes for making your own handmade natural products
Each project is broken down in the amount of hands on time, cost per item, how long until you can use the item, and so much more!
The class includes 8 lessons and video tutorials, plus a bonus lesson on how to make herbal salves and ointments.
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It’s really the hand made jackpot!!