Garofalo Pasta & Partida Agave Nectar Giveaway!
Sara is my newest best friend! Sara represents Garofalo & Partida Agave Nectar, and she sent me this HUGE box of goodies one day! I almost felt guilty trying all the little bottles of Tequila, Vodka, and Gin. But wait! That wasn't all! She also sent me a big bag of Garolfalo's Calamarata Pasta too. I'll show you the picture of all the things she sent, but then you'd feel left out. So, please, don't feel bad, because we're having a.......
Thanks to Sara, she's going to drop ship TWO (2) winners, a big bag of Garolfalo's Calamarata Pasta, AND a bottle of their awesome Partida Agave Nectar! We ate the pasta with homemade sauce and mushrooms. It was awesome! The pasta holds its shape and is very elegant on the plate.
John is in LOVE with the Partida Agave Nectar! Even though it's great for a Margarita, he's been using it as a sweetener in his tea and coffee too. It's 100% organic, so he really feels good about that. I've used it in baking, which is comparable to honey in texture and volume, although much sweeter. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of those gallon jugs some day. Good for Margaritas AND baking!
Garofalo has been making pasta for over 200 years and today produces the Signature line from its headquarters near the world-renowned ruins of Pompeii. Garofalo’s Signature line of pastas combines decades of knowledge of the art and skill of traditional Neapolitan pasta making with the efficiencies of today’s technology to create top quality pasta products. Their specialty cuts include; Schiaffoni, Pappardelle and Calamarata. Long cuts, short cuts and whole wheat pasta. They make lots more, so go check out their website and see what else they have to offer! Also, I heard that Costco carries the product in some of their stores, so you'll be able to get it there as well.
The shape of this specialty cut calls to mind calamari rings and is perfect when paired with heavy sauces that can stand up to Calamarata’s heft.Sauce Pairing Suggestion: Cream sauce with porcini mushrooms. Like I said, the pasta rings are big almost like Calamari, and very elegant. Something you would definitely serve to company!
Check out Garofalo's tips & tricks for "The Secret To Perfect Pasta". Lots of good info here; How long do I cook pasta for? Do I rinse my pasta? What so you suggest I pair the pasta with? Recipes & links to more recipes!!!
Partida Agave Nectar Partida Tequila from 100% blue agave combined with 100% Organic Partida Agave Nectar provides the pure, natural agave taste found in the partida Margarita. Agave Nectar is a natural sweetener made from 100% agave extracted from the heart of the blue agave plant. Because agave nectar has a low glycemic index, it is absorbed slowly into the body which prevents spikes in blood sugar levels. Partida nectar is sweeter than sugar by as much as 2/3 so less is needed for sweetening, meaning less calories. It is also less viscous than honey, making it more versatile. The sweet, natural flavor of agave nectar is great for baking, sweetening beverages and a multitude of other uses in addition to making the Partida Margarita, the best Margarita ever!
The Partida Agave Nectar Margarita
- 1 1/2 ounces Partida Tequila (Blanco, Reposado or Anejo)
- 1 ounce fresh squeezed lime juice (the juice of one whole lime)
- 3/4 ounces Partida Agave Nectar (to taste)
- 3/4 ounces pure water
- Shake all ingredients with ice in standard bar shaker. Taste. Add additional lime juice if you prefer more tartness; add more agave nectar for more sweetness. Serve in glass on rocks. No garnish, no salt.
The Giveaway Rules
Don't you just hate rules? I do too, but to make sure everything goes along smoothly, there has to be some guidelines. Tell me what kind of pasta sauce is your favorite? Do you make your own? Or do you buy it in a jar, then doctor it up?
Sorry, US entries only this time please! They're drop-shipping the box, so we have to keep it in the country. One entry, no duplicate comments allowed, and it has to be on this post. I'll use Mr. Random Generator (totally legit) to pick the winning numbers and email you if your number comes up. I will choose TWO (2) winners. They'll each get a box with Garolfalo's Calamarata Pasta & a bottle of Partida Agave Nectar. I'll announce it right here on my blog like I always do.
Deadline for comments is Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 at midnight EST. Good luck to everyone!