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Friday, October 22, 2010

Freebie Friday: Win a Mexican/Spanish spice kit



Can you smell that? It's the promise of summer only just around the corner!


What does summer smell like? To me it smells of sunscreen, ripe mangoes, and of course the good ol' Aussie backyard barbecue.

You'll be able to add some pizazz to your next barbecue with this week's Freebie Friday prize - a Mexican/Spanish BBQ kit from Le' Spice. Rub the Mexican seasoning into your favourite meats, use the chillies to make your own chicken mole poblano with chilli chocolate, and then welcome a balmy summer's evening with an iced chocolate made from raw organic drinking chocolate.



THE PRIZE:
Three lucky readers will win a Le' Spice Mexican/Spanish spice kit containing:

  • Mexican seasoning
  • Spanish paella seasoning
  • Spanish adobo seasoning
  • Le' Spice raw organic drinking chocolate
  • Cinnamon quill
  • and the complete range of Le' Spice's Mexican chillies:
      • chile ancho
      • chile chipotle
      • chile ouajillo
      • chile mulato
      • chile pasilla.

    Prize value: Each spice kit is worth over AU$50

    ~~~~~
    HOW TO ENTER:
    All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:

    Option 1:
    1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: What does summer smell like to you?
    2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Spice" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
    Option 2:
    1. Enter via the Grab Your Fork facebook fan page. Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.
    *This competition is open to Australian delivery addresses only.

    The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different.

    The Le' Spice competition closes on Tuesday 16 November 2010 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Wednesday 17 November 2010.

    EDIT: This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners announced here.

    More Grab Your Fork competitions to enter:
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    posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 10/22/2010 01:11:00 am


    82 Comments:

    • At 10/22/2010 8:58 am, Blogger Leila Nelson Gunning said…

      The sweet citrus smell of lemons being squeezed for a refreshing glass of lemonade sitting under the umbrella on the porch while soaking in the aroma of freshly cut grass and pear tree blossoms...delightful.

       
    • At 10/22/2010 9:14 am, Blogger Leo said…

      Summer smells like barbequeing! I was born and raised in Venezuela, where is summer all year long. I love the smells of grilling meat marinated in cumin, and the aroma of freshly chopped coriander (cilantro), which we use in pretty much EVERY dish.

       
    • At 10/22/2010 9:16 am, Anonymous Aliza Shehzad said…

      Le Spice is also running a great deal valid only until 23.10.2010
      http://www.ourdeal.com.au/deal/le-spice-seasoning-and-spice-rub
      Get ready for summer BBQ !!! :)

       
    • At 10/22/2010 9:52 am, Anonymous Rozzie Kaye said…

      Being a Qlder most of life before moving to Sydney the smell of summer has always been - ripe mangos, frangipani's and canefires burning.

      smiles Rozzie Kaye

       
    • At 10/22/2010 10:22 am, Anonymous Shannon said…

      Summer to me is all about the smell of coconut sunscreen and margaritas - bliss!

       
    • At 10/22/2010 10:50 am, Anonymous Jonathon Clarke said…

      Summer smells like snags on the BBQ, pool chlorine in your hair, and Aeroguard everywhere, it's Sunny Boy juice on your fingers, sunscreen on your already peeling shoulders, and the anticipation of everyone finishing their charred animal products, so that the pavlova can be brought out!

       
    • At 10/22/2010 10:58 am, Blogger Re said…

      Summer is indelibly the smell of sunscreen and salty ocean air for me, mingled with occasional wafts of bbq-ing prawns and mussels... mmmm....

       
    • At 10/22/2010 9:18 pm, Anonymous Diptyque so good said…

      I haven't even smell enough of roses, strawberry, broad breans, bearded iris and we are already thinking summer!!

      Summer smells like gardenia, basil, figs, feta (strange...), rain on hot garden, unpleasant but lovely smell of tomato foliage, figs, mango and passion fruit.

      sounded like a lovely combination for a few scented candel... tomato leaf scented candle.... ummmm. Must write into Diptyque.

       
    • At 10/23/2010 8:31 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Freshly cut salad with Spanish onion and tomatoes straight from the vine,
      Steak and seafood herbed and marinated on which to dine,
      The smell of the ocean as it wafts on the wind to combine,
      And create an aromatic ambience so devine!

       
    • At 10/23/2010 10:30 am, Anonymous wharfrat said…

      Gardenia, frangipani, jasmine wafting past mingling with the smell of barbecue and sunscreen and bug repellent.

       
    • At 10/23/2010 10:39 pm, Blogger skbou said…

      When you bury your nose in the old beach towels summer rushes back with the lingering smell of warm salt and suncreen, bringing with it a kaliedoscope of memories of fun.

       
    • At 10/24/2010 2:21 am, Anonymous Ann S (via Facebook) said…

      Barecued meat covered in spice.. lots of friends coming over to entice :)

       
    • At 10/24/2010 2:21 am, Anonymous Caitlin C (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like sleepy afternoon warmth, the salty ion charged air of the beach, overripe peaches sliced on a platter, their juice melting out, a barbeque and onion-y sweet green mango salad.

       
    • At 10/24/2010 2:22 am, Anonymous Emily R (via Facebook) said…

      summer smells of sweet and juicy melons, mangoes and berries!

       
    • At 10/24/2010 2:22 am, Anonymous Karina W (via Facebook) said…

      Wet grass with a hint of humidity.

       
    • At 10/24/2010 3:59 pm, Anonymous Tim F (via Facebook) said…

      Sea salt, sunscreen and fish and chips

       
    • At 10/24/2010 4:00 pm, Anonymous Dan S (via Facebook) said…

      Bushfire smoke.

       
    • At 10/24/2010 4:00 pm, Anonymous Jacqui I (via Facebook) said…

      frESHLY MOWED GRASS AND SUCCULENT MARINATED PRAWNS ON THE BAR B Q

       
    • At 10/25/2010 12:19 am, Anonymous Lesley Ann Walker said…

      Seabreeze with a soft sun glow, just the most sensational aroma

       
    • At 10/25/2010 12:46 pm, Blogger vlt06 said…

      sweat, bbqs and beer

       
    • At 10/27/2010 1:31 pm, Blogger stevengaunt said…

      Summer smells of new mown grass or hay drying in the sunshine; summer smells like raindrops on a dusty street; summer smells like the salty sea on a warm breeze; like the soft perfume of flowers in a garden, just a whif and then its gone to be replaced by yet another different scent; like the smell of food cooking outdoors; like fresh washing blowing in the breeze; like fresh strawberries eaten in the spot where they grow and the scent that they leave on your fingers; like a lovers freshly washed hair drying in the sunshine... for me my memories of summers past are embedded in the smells around me.

       
    • At 10/27/2010 9:37 pm, Blogger Cyndie said…

      Melon!
      Because rock melon with port is a very popular entree during summer in France!
      We also have a lot of sardines bbq while playing petanque! :( I feel home sick now :(

       
    • At 10/29/2010 4:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      well this summer it's going to be newborn nappies sitting in a hot bin for a week

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:50 pm, Anonymous Roberto C (via Facebook) said…

      The smell of the surf and of alcohol - I love 'Ruling the Waves' and 'Waiving the Rules' all summer long!

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:50 pm, Anonymous Katie U (via Facebook) said…

      summer smells like citronella candles and wafts of next door's grilled sausages

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:50 pm, Anonymous Wendy S (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smalls of the ocean, sunscreen and mango daquiris!

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:51 pm, Anonymous Michelle L (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like my mums thai beef and papaya salad and the ocean! :)

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:51 pm, Anonymous Kathy M (via Facebook) said…

      Sun, fun and lots of good food and ice cold drinks.

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:51 pm, Anonymous Tiffany N (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like Nem Nuong on the Barbie, Pina Coladas/Mango Caprioska/Classic Margarita Cocktail parties, and Pistachio Gelato on the beach! :)

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:52 pm, Anonymous Caitlin C (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like fresh lemon and mint muddled together in a glass with tangy-sweet lemon cordial on a stinking hot afternoon.

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:52 pm, Anonymous Kym J (via Facebook) said…

      The smell of summer is sausages, steak and onion frying on the bbq and Suncream.

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:52 pm, Anonymous Caitlin C (via Facebook) said…

      the smell of summer is the sea-smell of juicy blue mana crabs, fresh out of the pot and eaten just as they are

       
    • At 10/29/2010 5:53 pm, Anonymous Caroline K (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like the chance to indulge in longed-for crustaceans that have been amiss during winter's frigid months.

       
    • At 10/29/2010 7:48 pm, Anonymous unfrufru said…

      that smoky, bbq flavour by using charcoal & kindling with some beer poured over the hot plate, it’s the taste of summer

       
    • At 10/30/2010 12:44 pm, Blogger wei said…

      Summer smells like combination of citrus, fresh flowers and freshly mowed grass to me. It is the time when my family is here for a visit so we will go around Victoria exploring the fruit orchard, strawberry farms and doing things around the house.. Love Summer!

       
    • At 10/31/2010 9:03 am, Anonymous Andrea said…

      Summer is the smell of sunscreen, barbeques and the smell of the sea from all the seafood meals, especially prawn shells. You're making me hungry; peeling a kilogram of prawns for lunch and then dipping each shelled prawn into egg mayonnaise. Yum. Just a piece of sourdough on the side!
      Can't wait to pack away the winter woollies for another year and wear some brighter colours for spring and summer!

       
    • At 10/31/2010 9:09 pm, Anonymous Phillip C (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like the beach by day as there's no better place that I'd rather be and in the pagola at night as that's my idea of a perfect Aussie summer's night

       
    • At 10/31/2010 9:09 pm, Anonymous Alison L (via Facebook) said…

      Summer smells like watermelon with a hint of sunscreen!! lol.. Red ice-blocks and the coals on the Webber.. It also smells of AirWick Lavender as we have to disguise our neighbours nasty chicken poop smell!! lol..

       
    • At 11/01/2010 12:08 am, Anonymous Graeme Kemsley said…

      Summer to me smells like Zero Pollution!

       
    • At 11/02/2010 12:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Summer is the smell of freshly cut grass, the salty sea breeze, watermelon, the musk of mangoes and bloom of magnolias. Can't wait!

       
    • At 11/03/2010 6:14 pm, Anonymous Courtney said…

      A bbq heating up wafting the aroma of chops, sausages, mushrooms and tomatoes into the air.

       
    • At 11/04/2010 1:40 am, Anonymous David W (via Facebook) said…

      summer evenings smell like flowers, barbecue and freshly opened beer.

       
    • At 11/04/2010 9:00 pm, Anonymous Tess12 said…

      Honeysuckle and Popsicles remind me of my childhood summers in Alabama, trying to catch fireflies at dusk.
      Now its the smell of my kids sunscreen slathered bodies, BBQs and Eucalyptus!

       
    • At 11/05/2010 5:50 am, Anonymous Kym Matthews said…

      Summer smells like freshly mowed lawn, and the smell of Christmas decorations still up around the home.

       
    • At 11/06/2010 11:05 am, Blogger kimmieeex said…

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    • At 11/06/2010 11:07 am, Blogger kimmieeex said…

      I'm a beach kid so summer smells of cut lemons & watermelons, just-fried calamari rings, sea salt and oddly enough, freshly mown grass!!

       
    • At 11/06/2010 8:42 pm, Anonymous Deborah C said…

      Coppertone Sun Cream, frangipani flowers and Mangoes!! Not necessarily together!

       
    • At 11/06/2010 8:42 pm, Anonymous Caroline S said…

      Reef coconut oil, salty sea breezes, BBQs, beer, mangoes and seafood

       
    • At 11/07/2010 12:47 pm, Anonymous Mimma said…

      Summer smells to me of childhood memories. I'll be sitting outside on a hot Summers night and catch a smell in the air, it takes me back down memory lane and makes me smile.

       
    • At 11/09/2010 10:49 am, Anonymous BonniesCouncil said…

      Summer smells like my Beagle's paws after he has danced about in the pile of freshly mown lawn clippings.

       
    • At 11/09/2010 10:07 pm, Anonymous Elissa H said…

      Summer smells of fun! of Dancing and heat and catching up with yr chum!!
      Christmas falls in summer, lots of cheer and lots of warm spicey beer!

       
    • At 11/09/2010 10:07 pm, Anonymous Jenny B said…

      Eucalyptus oils rising from the warm garden with a hint of backyard BBQ and a note of SPF30+

       
    • At 11/09/2010 10:08 pm, Anonymous Laura J said…

      My favourite scent is cut grass, Reminds me how summers used to last. School holidays were the best, Lying on the grass, having a rest!

       
    • At 11/10/2010 2:48 pm, Anonymous Kate H said…

      Smell of Sunscreen and the salty sea water air but best of all? Good Old Aeroguard. Brings back many memories!

       
    • At 11/10/2010 5:52 pm, Anonymous Shelley said…

      At our place Summer smells like lime wedges being squeezed into Coronas, Tabasco sauce being sprinkled onto BBQ'd meat, surfboard wax melting in the sun and aloe vera drying on freshly sunburn skin. But most of all Summer smells like ... fun!

       
    • At 11/14/2010 8:18 am, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Hot like a fiery jalopeno, 'juan' is not enough!

       
    • At 11/14/2010 9:35 am, Anonymous Andrea said…

      It's definitely summer this weekend in Sydney. Summer is the smell of freshly mown grass and the smell in the air before the cool southerly winds come through in the evening. And the smell of lemons and the first mango for the season.

       
    • At 11/14/2010 12:15 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      The sea and salt air, freshly mown grass, and dinner cooking on the barbecue.

       
    • At 11/14/2010 9:38 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      the smell of freshly cut lawn while sipping an icy cold cider....ahhhhh

       
    • At 11/15/2010 9:49 am, Blogger Craig said…

      Impending thunderstorm!

       
    • At 11/15/2010 6:15 pm, Blogger Cheryl said…

      Sun sizzling without deviation,
      Coconut oiled skin - no imitations,
      Delicately salted, accompanied by musky smelling man,
      Traditionally accompanied by a golden tan!

      cheryl

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:02 am, Blogger Margaret said…

      Summer smells like coconut suncreen when you walk along the beach.
      Summer smells like the first drops of rain just before the storm's about to reach.
      Summer smells like stonefruit when you walk down the supermarket isle.
      Summer smells like the soft gardenia on the evening breeze, it makes me smile.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 1:00 pm, Anonymous Mick said…

      BBQs sizzling for all to hear
      People watching sipping a beer
      Natures aromas in the air
      Family salads and counrty fare

       
    • At 11/16/2010 1:25 pm, Anonymous Steele Lamrock said…

      The cool ocean breeze and some delicious fish and chips coated with seasoned salt and a dash of tomato sauce.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 3:32 pm, Anonymous Amanda K said…

      The falling of light summer rain and it's lovely fresh smell,
      the salty sea at the beach and in the shores sandy shells,
      brushing past those gorgeous large climbing jasmine plants,
      to beer drenched cricket supporters while hearing them chant,
      driving the streets and smelling barbeques in the air,
      and beautifuly fresh cut grass in streets here and there,
      suntan lotion on bodies that pass you by,
      chlorine wafting from pools and into the sky,
      but it's coconut cocktails at the end of the day,
      that truly have the smell of Summer, each and every which way!

      Amanda =)

       
    • At 11/16/2010 4:17 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

      Mangoes, sunscreen and salty air!

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:32 pm, Anonymous Judith W said…

      Summer has the smell of rain, just before it starts, with a hint of jasmine, sun cream and bbq's

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:32 pm, Anonymous Snowlilly M said…

      As I drive up to the Aussie Alps, Summer smells like eucalyptus leaves and other bush scents...

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:32 pm, Anonymous Heather C said…

      At our place, summer smells of burnt flesh and not just the sausages! Every year my husband somehow manages to singe himself whilst trying to cook up the perfect bbq feast. I have no idea how he manages it - it's definitely a unique ability of his!

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:33 pm, Anonymous Laura G said…

      Freshly mown grass, rare summer rain, extra-strong chlorine and coconut sunscreen. From childhood, I remember the distinctive smell of jelly shoes and the plastic-y smell that accompanied newly opened floaties and swimming pools. The smells of peppermint, gingerbread and tinsel in the leadup to Christmas round off the list.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:33 pm, Anonymous Rosemary A said…

      Bushfire smoke, gardenias, bbqs, coconut oil, rockmelon, christmas pudding, melting tar on the road, stale beer drifting out of the pubs, christmas tree pine needles, the contrasting and conflictingly delightful smells of an Australian Summer!

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:34 pm, Anonymous Sarah B said…

      Smells like it's time to call the exterminator again....

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:34 pm, Anonymous Christine W said…

      Summer smells of happiness,
      of picnics and cricke,t sunscreen greasiness.
      Of Hot chips and vinegar after a swim,
      The smell of summer, take a breath, breathe it in.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:34 pm, Anonymous Sean L said…

      Growing up, Summer always smelled like charcoal. Dad's barbecue only had two settings: Napalm and Off. I was 12 before I learned that steaks didn't have to be served black.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:34 pm, Anonymous Justin F said…

      BBQ's, Beers and cut grass with the faint sprinkle of water on the slipe and slide :-)

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:35 pm, Anonymous Anthony F said…

      The smell of Warmth, the strangers smelly armpitts, the stuffyness in the air, the smell of everything hotted up...

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:35 pm, Anonymous Julie T said…

      Summer to me smells like salt at the beach, fresh seafood, lemon and limes in the margarita cocktails and pheromones form people who are having fun.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:35 pm, Anonymous Kelly J said…

      although it's hard to describe, there is a smell to the heat of summer that drives your senses into over drive, I thin food wise the strongest smells are of BBQ's and seafood and the smell of the ocean as you go by.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:36 pm, Anonymous Sonja R said…

      Sunscreen and salt air, seafood and christmas fare, cut grass and summer storms, perfume and smelly dorms.

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:36 pm, Anonymous Rebecca W said…

      An avocado and chilli, A summer dress so frilly,
      Mix it together, on the sand lays a feather,
      Served with prawns, beer as the sun dawns,
      Spice rubbed chops, some old flip-flops!
      A salsa so hearty, your own Mexican Party!

       
    • At 11/16/2010 11:54 pm, Blogger piccolanippy said…

      The smell of watermelon put into a blender as a delicious smoothie.

       
    • At 11/17/2010 3:41 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

      This competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners announced here.

       

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