How Sweet It Is

To be a winner.

To be a winner.

To be a winner.

To be a winner.

To be a winner.

To be a winner.

And the winner of the Limited Edition “Chocolats Noirs de Domaine” Presentation Box is Shirley  from Gluten Free Easily.

Shirley you were #35 from Random Integer Generator!

Please email me your address and this will be sent out to you as soon as possible! Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who commented, there were so many of you.

I wish I had a big Valentine’s Day post for you all but truth be told, I am exhausted.  I am currently in Oregon and the Wild Boar and I just returned home from an amazing dinner with two of the winery/vineyard owners closest to our property.

We ate until we were stuffed and sampled wines from their wineries while discussing the future of our area. 

It was pure bliss for me. 

I can’t tell you how wonderful it was to have so much in common with these people who have recently become our friends. 

Life is good.

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

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  1. deeba 1

    Oooooh congrats Shirley…YOU LUCKY GIRL!!! Great to hear you had a good day Cathy…Happy VD to you too!!

  2. Hilary 2

    Hi Cathy .. as it’s the day of love .. I love your blog and am now about to comment regularly … I’ve enjoyed reading all the posts and your rants and raves .. fun, brilliant and delicious to the brain!

    Good for you .. it’s a really good blog & I’m so pleased you’ve had so much success with it ..

    I’ll enjoy participating .. thanks have an excellent day – Hilary

  3. Will you be posting about tonight’s excellent dinner and wines? More about your fantastic plans for an award winning vineyard and the wines you will produce from it ?

    Actually sounds like you had a great time! Happy Valentine’s Day to you all!

  4. OMG, what a surprise! I am tickled pink to come here today and get this news before I am starting the final preps for our party tonight. Thanks so much, Cathy! And, special thanks to you for blogging here daily for us–we love you!! I understand the exhaustion for sure. So glad you had that blissful meal with friends/colleagues though.

    I was able to get a Valentine’s Day post up with a sweet treat recipe last night. Can you say turtles? Everyone can make these (you don’t have to be gluten free) and it’s such and easy delish little treat.

    Thanks again, Cathy, and to the others for your best wishes! It’s such fun to win. Happy Valentine’s Day to all!! Oh, I will report back on the chocolate … OMG, I am salivating already … I think I have enough energy now to move on with my “to do” list! LOL


  5. Congratulations Shirley!

    Cathy, I’m so glad you had a wonderful dinner with your neighbors! It’s always nice to spend time with people that share your passion!

    Wishing you a happy valentines day!

  6. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day as well!!!

  7. Liz C. 7

    Congratulations to the winner!

    I know you’re loving meeting some neighbors that are actually nice & know the business. It must beat the daylights out of the *strange fence family*.

    Glad you had such fun and hoping you & the Wild Boar have a very happy Valentines Day.

    Mr. Snoots is making a dessert tonight called *chocolate purses*, which he has agreed to let me take digitals of. Hopefully, I’ll have that recipe posted tomorrow…

  8. Sounds like you had a great time last night. Who wouldn’t enjoy that?

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!

  9. Marcy 9

    Happy Valentines Day to you to Cathy! Glad you have so much in common with your new friends!
    Congrats to the winner!

  10. Katrina 10

    So the dinner wasn’t with the property line problem-guy, I take it?! ;) Or did you “mend fences”? Bahhhahaha

  11. imom 11

    Yay Shirley!

    Sounds like you had a great evening. It’s so enjoyable to be with people you have something in common with.

    Happy Valentines Day!

  12. Becky 12

    Congratulations, Shirley!!

  13. Tami 13

    Sounds like you had a fun night. Hope you get some rest today.

  14. katie 14

    Lucky! Congrats to Shirley. Happy Valentines Day Cathy, you always make my day.

  15. Trisha 15

    It sounds like you are having a good time out there!

  16. kiki 16

    Happy Valentines!
    Enjoy the day

  17. Julie 17

    Congrats to Shirley, may she think of all us losers while she enjoying that glorious box o’ chocolates. :)

  18. elra 18

    Congratulation to the winner!

  19. Bob 19

    Hey, *I’M* Shirley! The other is an impostor! Send me the chocolates! Heh, congratz Shirley! :)

    I’m wicked jealous of your new friends, I wish I knew winery owners.

  20. Congratulations Shirley…my hubby is mucho envious! *lol*

    Happy Valentine’s Day Cathy!

  21. Happy Valentin’s Day Cathy!

    And congrats to the winner!!

  22. Happy Valentines Day!
    I am having a little give away today over at my blog. Come over for a visit!

    link to

  23. Laurie 23

    Cathy, I hope you relax and have a wonderful, romantic Valentine’s Day!

  24. Congratulations to the winner how sweet it is! and yeah for new friends.

  25. tipper 25

    Congrats to Shirley! Happy Anniversary to you!!

  26. Congrats Shirley!! What a great Valentine’s Day win!

    Thanks Noble Pig, now that I know about this chocolate it’s my duty to seek it out :-)
    Happy V Day to you.

  27. Biz 27

    Sounds like you had a wonderful night!

    Happy V-Day!!

  28. DD 28

    I wanna be a winner! Heyy…

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Eat lots of chocolate!

  29. Paula 29

    Congrats to Shirley! And, Cathy, hope your weekend in Oregon is extra special this Valentine’s Day. By the way, in case you are looking for more to celebrate, as of today, Oregon is celebrating their 150th year of state hood. :-)

  30. dawn 30

    Congrats to the lucky winner.

  31. Bren 31

    ur right, these potatoes are just gorgeous. i love mashed taters and they’re so sexy in martini glasses. way to go. love it.

  32. Alisa 32

    Congratulations lucky winner!!

  33. Barbie with a T 33

    I just got back from a short trip and just wanted to thank you for having the chocolate give away. That was very thoughtful of you. Congratulations to the winner.

  34. kayola 34

    Congratulations to GLUTEN FREE…that is awesome!


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