Happy Blogiversary To JBean Cuisine (& A Giveaway!)!

I can’t believe it.  My blog is officially 1-Year-Old!! I remember starting this blog last year – CH bought me the domain for Christmas and away I went. I remember worrying that no one would read it, that it would be boring and that I wouldn’t get the hang of it.  But you know what, today as I sit here, I don’t really care about those things any more – I blog for me, I blog for you my readers and I blog because I enjoy it.  I love food and trying new recipes, and that in of itself is a reason to celebrate.

I have grown from a few readers (thanks CH!) to more than I can believe each day – I am truly humbled every time I look at my stats, and I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read my little piece of the internet and my ramblings!  83 post have gone-up on this site, and probably 20x the amount of photos have been taken.  I’ve blogged from London (ON!), Paris, London (UK!), Italy, Vancouver and now Toronto. I’ve made some great blogging friends and challenged myself in the kitchen.  What an adventurous year it has been!

As a sign of my thanks, I am giving away a $25 gift card to WholeFoods (valid in both Canada & the US).  Why this?  Well, I love the store, but I also want you to go out and treat yourself to a product or ingredient that you wouldn’t always buy.  Get some nice Olive Oil, or a beautiful piece of cheese and enjoy it with someone you love (or keep it all for yourself!).  Basically, just have a treat on me as my way to say THANKS for being my reader.

To enter, simply leave a simple note below in the comments section – either just saying “Hi”, or let me know what you’d treat yourself to at WholeFoods. I will have CH use that software that randomly selects a winner, and I will notify you via email (so don’t forget to include it!). This giveaway is open to BOTH Canadian and US residents.  A winner will be selected on Tuesday, February 28th and the gift card will be delivered electronically to your email (upon verification).

I have truly enjoyed every moment of this blogging thing – even when I am cursing the light available, spilling things as a stage a photo or even forgetting to take pictures of my creations.  I cannot wait to continue this journey, and I can’t wait to see what life in the kitchen brings.

Thank you again, each and every one of you.


JBean Cuisine

Photos courtesy of WholeFoods and TheCurvyFastionista.



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34 responses to “Happy Blogiversary To JBean Cuisine (& A Giveaway!)!

  1. Mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance! I would treat myself to some fresh fruit!

  2. Wendy Gigliotti

    Hi Jill,
    I have saved your ‘blog’ in my favorites and read it all the time. I often up date your Mom on what you have been cooking! I also complain(to myself) when you have not posted a new story and recipe!
    Keep up the good job.
    Always, Wendy Gigliotti

  3. Elena V

    Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!
    And as for Whole foods, I’d stock up on some organic pasta…and peanut butter…and chocolate. All the good things, you know.
    Thank you!

  4. Congrats on the blogiversary! Awesome giveaway! I absolutely love the cheese section at Whole Foods, so I would treat myself to tons of different kinds of cheese!

  5. aubreylaine

    I’d love to treat myself to some Barbara’s Bakery cereal.
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  6. Happy Blogiversary! I’d get some seafood for dinner this Friday 🙂

  7. Happy blogiversary! Our Whole Foods lets you drink while you shop, so I would start with a beer =)

  8. Dawn

    I absolutely love your blog! I look forward to your blog updates on the nest, great recipes and gorgeous pictures! I would treat myself to some seafood from Whole Foods-around me it’s the best place to get it!

  9. Happy blogiversary!! What a great giveaway to celebrate! I would probably splurge on some nice cheese.

  10. Chelai

    happy blogiversary!
    I would get salsa, wine and chips!

  11. Happy blogiversary! I heard so much about WF cheese, that I think I’d have to try some!

  12. Congrats on a year of blogging. Here’s to many more years!

    As for Whole Foods, I don’t know what I’ll end up getting…maybe some fresh fish or some of their fantastic olive oil.

  13. Congrats on your blogiversary! There are so many great things at Whole Foods that I’m not sure what I’d get!

  14. Happy blogaversary!!!!
    Pick me!!! Lol
    -veniceforever 🙂

  15. Great giveaway! I am now dairy free due to my baby’s dairy allergy so Whole Foods has become my second home!

  16. Congrats and happy blogiversary! Amazing how quickly time flies 🙂

  17. I would love to use this gift card for some fancy cheese!

  18. Lauren

    I have never been to Whole Foods, but I’d love to!

  19. Sara

    I’d stock up on some gluten-free stuff for my DH. They have a great selection at Whole Foods.

  20. Amy

    Congratulations on your Blogiversary! 🙂

    I’d never shopped at Whole Foods so this would be a great way to experience WF.

  21. What a great giveaway! Happy Blogiversary!

    I would love to get a nice cheese selection and a great bottle of pinot noir 🙂

  22. Annie

    Happy Blogiversary! I love to get meat there and also indulge in their desserts.

  23. Jey

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I would love some wine and cheese!

  24. Lindsay

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m not sure what I would buy at WH (although I would certainly find lots), however, I just bought everything for your butternut squash mac and cheese. I’m very excited to try it out tomorrow!

  25. Kate S.

    Congrats – we are really proud of all your accomplishments! You are one talented lady and we are so happy you are toughing it out in Ontario 🙂

    To many more years of your blogging!

    Love K, M, & G

  26. Happy blogiversary!
    Confession: I’ve never been to whole foods!

  27. Happy Blogiversary! WHile there is not a Whole Foods near my house, I always go to one near my parents when I go to visit!

  28. I’ve never been to Whole Foods, this was would give me a great reason to check it out.

  29. Kristy L

    Congrats! What a nice giveaway! I would splurge on some fantastic cheese. 🙂

  30. jigginjessica

    Happy Blogiversary!! I’ve loved reading all about your worldly adventures. Keep ’em coming! 🙂

    No Whole Foods in China, but in San Diego I like to buy meat there, even if it’s only every once in a while (since it can be $$$).

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