Happy Monday, friends. Was your weekend glorious? Mine was wet, particularly yesterday when the sky decided to let the rain pour down on my little town. It truly felt like spring, despite the threat of more snow. (Dear snow, I'm so done with you.) Jason went to Chicago for the auto show, so I took myself to my favorite little coffee shop for some, well...coffee and blogging. Yes, I'm mobile. My parents had a little netbook that got little to no use, and they've so graciously donated it to my cause. It's no Mac, but it gets me out of the house for a bit. Let me emphasize that it truly isn't a Mac, which makes me feel computer dumb. I am not a PC, but I'll make do. Especially if I've got a delicious salad by my side:
A cup of Cinnamon Hazelnut coffee with a dash of skim milk and a bottle of Ayala's Herbal Water. Have you heard of Ayala's Herbal Water? It's rather good. And I'm super-picky when it comes to flavored waters. I technically shouldn't have had it with me since I didn't purchase it at the coffee shop, but no one seemed to mind when I pulled it out of my bag. And the lemon verbena geranium flavor really accented the flavors in my salad, so I wasn't about to put it back in my bag, no sir! But more on that later, let's get back to Ayala: a pediatrician and gardener (and blogger), she single-handedly created this product in her kitchen as an alternative to artificially flavored bottles of water. Which I hate. I like water, and I like when it has some flavor...but not if said flavor is brought on by a bunch of chemicals I can't pronounce. Great success ensued for Dr. Ayala, and here I am reviewing her product for you! I was sent a sample pack that contained one 16-ounce bottle of each flavor.
lemon verbena geranium. The sample pack above came with a food pairings card that artfully describes each flavor and makes (obviously) food recommendations. The lemon verbena geranium is described as being like "a dozen sweet sips of roses for your sweetie (and a touch of tart lemon for the one who broke your heart)." So perfect. And it's meant to pair well with green salads. (I figured that one out on my own!) Oh, and if you're wondering:
Needless to say, I'm looking forward to trying out each and every flavor. (When it's cold, of course.) And I'm looking forward to giving you this opportunity, too! Dr. Ayala's company has so graciously given me the chance to provide one lucky Daily Dose reader with a sample pack just like the one you see above. Including the food pairings card! To enter, head on over to Ayala's Herbal Water and browse the entire collection of flavors. Come back here and let me know which one temps your taste buds. Additional entries can be received by doing one or more of the following:
1) Subscribe to the Herbal Water newsletter (and get a $5.00 coupon).
2) "Like" Herbal Water on Facebook.
3) Follow Herbal Water on Twitter.
4) Subscribe to Daily Dose.
5) "Like" Daily Dose on Facebook.
Please note that I will only count the last two if you are a new subscriber, or if you are a new follower on Facebook. In order to get all of your qualifying entries, be sure let me know what you've done! In addition, this contest is only open to those of you that live in the continental United States. All entries must be received by midnight EST on Friday, February 25, 2010. Please leave your email address so that I may contact you for your mailing address if and when you win. The winner will be announced on Sunday, February 27, 2010.
Good luck to all of you! I assure you, you'll love this product And if you can't wait for a prize pack, see if you can find Ayala's Herbal Water locally. Remember, it's absolutely necessary to drink water throughout your day. Dehydration never does a body good.