Monday, November 4, 2013

Joy to the Wild Sweepstakes! Let Wild Blueberries Help You Ring in the Holidays!


It’s hard to believe but the holidays are just around the corner. And, we’re here to help you celebrate and enjoy this most flavorful time of the year with a fun contest called the Joy to the Wild Sweepstakes. This November there’s something new to win every week — from a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Mixer to a Vitamix® Blender to Le Creuset bakeware to a mouthwatering Wild Blueberry gift basket and $1,000 grand prize!

Entering
Entering is easy. Simply share your email address via the Joy to the Wild Sweepstakes tab on the Wild Blueberries Facebook page and you’re entered to win the Joy to the Wild Sweepstakes. Share the contest with your friends, and we’ll enter you a second time – doubling your chances to Go Wild this holiday season.

Grand Prize
Weekly Prizes
Prizes
This November there’s something new to win every week — from a KitchenAid® Artisan Series Mixer to a Vitamix® Blender to a collection of Le Creuset bakeware. Each week we‘ll select a winner at random to receive one of these incredible weekly prizes. All entries will be eligible to win the grand prize — a mouthwatering Wild Blueberry gift basket and $1,000.


Wild Wonderland Recipe Collection
And just for entering, you’ll receive our special Wild Wonderland Recipe Collection — seven (7) tasty Wild Blueberry recipes from some of our favorite bloggers including Regan Jones, RD of the Healthy Aperture. She has created a Spiced Wild Blueberry Cider, which we have to say is a yummy warm beverage for cold winter evenings. For the dessert table, she’s come up with Wild Blueberry Snowballs, a classic cookie with a Wild Blueberry surprise inside. GoDairyFree.org founder, Alisa Fleming, has added a Wild Blueberry twist to some traditional holiday recipes such as Wild Blueberry Gingerbread and Wild Blueberry Egg Nog. And, Hannah Kaminsky of BitterSweet, will have visions of Wild Blueberries dancing in your head with her Wild Blueberry Chai-Hot Chocolate and Wild Blueberry Crostini, which features her Savory Wild Blueberry-Sage Jam. Simply devine!

Here’s a sneak peek at one of the recipes in our Wild Wonderland Recipe Collection courtesy of Regan Jones.

Spiced Wild Blueberry Cider
Makes 6 to 8 servings
2 cups frozen Wild Blueberries, slightly thawed
8 cups apple cider
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 tablespoon whole allspice
1 tablespoon cardamom pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1 vanilla bean, split
Garnish: Wild Blueberries, thawed

Pulse Wild Blueberries in a blender or food processor until chopped, stopping to scrape down sides. Combine processed Wild Blueberries and remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring just to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook for 2 hours. Strain cider, discarding pulp and spices. Serve warm.

And don’t forget to add Wild Blueberries to your holiday gift wish list. I’m sure Santa would be able to deliver on it since he keeps a supply at the North Pole (the best freezer in the world). You’ll find that Wild Blueberries are different from the regular blueberries you find in the produce section. Wild Blueberries, available in the freezer section of your grocery store, are fresh frozen immediately after harvest and have a delicious, richer flavor and double the antioxidants than their larger regular, cultivated cousins. Wild Blueberries are the tiny, potent berries that truly are the Blueberriest! So if you like blueberries, ’tis the season to Go Wild!

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