Happy Sorteo Tuesday! Why is it happy? Because sorteo means giveaway en Español!
Día de Los Muertos is coming up next week and I’ve been cooking up a storm to get ready! You can expect to see a recipe posted later this week to help you prepare for the holiday.
If you’re not familiar with Día de Los Muertos, check out SpanglishBaby each day this week for new and interesting posts – they’ve got a whole category on the subject to educate yourself along with fun ideas on how to celebrate with your escuincles (a funny slang term for ‘kids’ that José’s abuelita Ana likes to use). You can read more about the holiday here on Friday alongside a special recipe post, so don’t forget to come back or subscribe via email to get recipes and stories delivered directly to your inbox so you don’t miss it!
I’m a big fan of all things Día de Los Muertos and when I found this fabric with miniature sugar skulls on it, I knew I had to have it. At the cooking demo I did in Miami making albóndigas, I wore a special apron made of this very fabric that my friend Lisa made for me for an extra serving of buena suerte. She was kind enough to ship the apron to me at the hotel I was staying at so that I’d receive it in time to wear for my demo, and it was a huge hit with the audience – in fact, the apron got almost as many compliments as the albóndigas!
AND I’VE GOT ANOTHER APRON JUST LIKE MINE TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE LUCKY TORTILLA READER!
The apron you have the chance to win is made with the very unique mini calaveras fabric by Alexander Henry with an adorable floral ruffle trim and a beautiful little pleated pocket, perfect for storing little kitchen tools or a few ingredients you need to keep close at hand. I purchased the fabric with my own money and Lisa donated her time and creative sewing services. I love my apron so much and wear it all the time in the Tortilla Test Kitchen, so I can’t wait to share one with you!
Please visit Lisa’s blog, Sabor a Cajeta for great tips on sewing, cooking and other topics as well as her Etsy store where you can purchase Lisa’s original designs. She also does custom orders, so tell her The Other Side of The Tortilla sent you!
To enter to win this beautiful handmade apron please tell me in the comments why you love Día de Los Muertos and how you celebrate the holiday. That’s all you have to do!
If you want to increase your chances of winning, see the directions below on how you can get additional entries (only after you’ve completed the step above):
**Please leave a separate comment for each so I can count them properly.**
1. Subscribe to The Tortilla feed via email and leave an extra comment letting me know you did so or that you’re already a subscriber. Make sure to leave the comment using the same email you subscribed with.
2. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway including a link to the post & mentioning @MauraHernandez. Copy the link to the tweet in an additional comment on the giveaway’s post.
3. Become a fan of The Other Side of The Tortilla on Facebook and post a status update that tags the fan page and links to the giveaway. Be sure to come back here to let me know you posted it on Facebook!
This giveaway ends Sunday, October 31 at midnight EST and you must have a valid U.S. mailing address to enter. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 2.
FINE PRINT: Entries or comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be automatically deleted. The winner will be chosen by tallying up all the entries and then using random.org to generate a random number. You may only enter once per entry method. Winner must leave a valid email address on their entry and will be notified via email with 48 hours to respond with a valid mailing address and contact info. If there is no response, winner will be disqualified and another winner will be chosen at random. Void where prohibited.
LIKE THE DETAILED PHOTOS OF THE APRON? They were taken using the new Samsung ST600 camera, courtesy of Sears Electronics. I received a sample of the product for testing but all opinions about the product are my own and not influenced by the company from which I received the product. The detailed shots were taken using the macro setting on the camera (which I love and plan to use often) and the regular view taken with the auto-smart function. I’m so pleased with the product, I’m happy to introduce it in the regular rotation to serve my photo needs while cooking and traveling.
*COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED. WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY, NOV. 2.