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Birthdays (hint: there’s a giveaway!)

Happy Friday lovelies! …and happy giveaway day too!…
 
Just to prove what a crappy blogger I’ve been these days, I’m going to let you in on a little secret…
 
…I forgot to post A. that it was recently my 32nd birthday. Big whoop. I still maintain I deserve to be 31 an extra 6 months based on the fact that for the first 6 of being 31 I had actually forgotten I had a birthday go by – telling people “yeah I’m 30! Woo!”… Until John kindly yet sardonically informed me that I was indeed 31. Crap. It seems like just yesterday I was:
 
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And more importantly, B: that it was also my blogs birthday. Her second, to be exact. I’m about a month and a half late on this one. Unforgivable in the real world; haphazard and silly in this one. Luckily, my toddler-age bitch loves me as much as I love her and we’ve made our peace.
 
In my first post ever, I established what this blog was supposed to be about. At the one year mark, I reflected on how she had evolved over that time. This past year has been no different. Shit changes my friends; nothing stays the same. And if it does, something’s amiss. So this bloggy-birthday I’m doing something different. To steal an idea from a fabulous blogger friend and had I stayed living on the West coast a gorgeous woman whom I believe I would have made real-life-friends with, here are my 32 lessons for 32 years… 
 
Yes, you have to read through them to get to the good part – the giveaway. Or just scroll on by. But seriously read them – there are some real gems in there!
 
32.  Tell your own truth. Do it as kindly as you can, but be honest. Respect others for telling theirs. Live and let live.
 
31. Laugh. Mostly at yourself. And never at people who can’t defend themselves. If you take yourself too seriously you’re bound to smash yourself in the face with life. Or someone else’s face with your fist.
 

30. Shit happens. Literally. Everybody poos people, everybody poos. Don’t be afraid to take one in a public washroom. You’ll be much more comfortable if you just go.

29. Knowledge is power. Read stuff. Educate yourself. A university degree might look nice on paper and it might get you a high paying job, but taking the time to inform yourself makes you a better person. Libraries are great things.

28. Talk. Give people more credit than you think they deserve and give them the opportunity to support you. If they don’t, find other people to surround yourself with.

27. Drink less. Booze that is. It’s way more fun to get buzzed and remember the night than it is to get super-uber-wasted and wake up with a new-fangled STI, no wallet, and no memory.

26. Don’t get hung up on socially invented & accepted life plans. There is no where to “be” at a certain point in life; No one to “become”. We have choices to set goals, to work toward those goals and achieve them – materially and socially. But then it comes back to the same question, “what do I want to do now?”. Create your own path.

25. Live smaller. Kinder. Fuller. Slow down.

24. Being happy takes a lot less energy than it takes to be angry or hostile. Chill, Winston.

23. Once you put on an outfit, own it. You can’t be pulling and twisting and fidgeting all the time. Own that shit.

22. Onesies are king. Especially if you’re a grown up.21. If someone is shrewd or mean to you when you’ve done nothing wrong, let it roll off your back. Roll baby roll. Chances are there is something amiss in their own life and their frustration has nothing to do with you. That being said, don’t be a doormat. Ask yourself, “does this person really matter?”. If they do, speak up. If not, let it go.

20. If you’re not getting happier, as you get older, then you’re fuckin’ up. (thank YOU Ani D.!)

19. You have a right to space. Metaphorically and literally. Take it.

18. Bright nail polish can really make an outfit. And your life.

17. If you can’t walk in them, you shouldn’t be wearing them. No really, clumsy is not sexy. Toppling over is not sexy. Looking like you’ve got a broomstick shoved up your hoo ha is not sexy. It just isn’t.(totally just swiped that word for word from here).

16. Snail mail is not dead. Write someone a letter. Mail it. Spread the joy.

15. Your waist line does not have to determine your happiness. Do you feel good? Are you active? Eat (mostly) well? Enjoy yourself! Imagine if we didn’t let ourselves insist that we fit into a size 4 dress? Imagine if a size 9 or 10 or 12 or 16 was okay. Make it okay. Say “I don’t have a flat stomach; my hips are curvy; my boobs are an E cup and therefore don’t sit up around my chin; etc…” Embrace your curves. Or lack thereof.

14. Your actions and words and choices do affect others – make choices that cause the least amount of harm.

13. Move more than you watch television.

12. Don’t be a snob – not all television, movies, magazines, music, fashion, etc… need to change your life or the world. Take joy in the superficial pop stuff – I’m talkin’ to you Bon Jovi haters.

11. Sex is okay. Doing it is okay. Talking about it is also okay. In all it’s forms and colors – as long as it’s consensual.

10. Relocate to or visit an area/city/country you’ve never been to before. You’ll learn things about life and yourself and others that you never knew existed.

9. There is no such thing as “sex” or “gender”. The binary logic that establishes “male/man” & “female/woman” and the differences between them, is socially constructed bullshit. And it’s discriminatory against people who don’t identify as either/or. There is no such thing as black and white.

8. Question anything and everything you assume to be “true”. See number 9. Also include sexuality, race, religion, age, language and all the social systems we take for granted. None of this is “natural” – it’s been constructed. Ask, “why?”.

7. Not everyone has “choices”; Not everyone is “equal”. There are social, political and economic life circumstances that take away their power. This is unfair and sick. It’s important to ask how we participate in those circumstances/systems and change our behavior.

6. Wine for breakfast is never a bad idea.

5. Dance as if no one’s watching. Live this way too.

4. Make sure to tell people how much you love and value them. Be specific.

3. Sleep. A lot. In the day time, surrounded by pillows and fluffy blankets and a big fat cup of tea – it’s fabulous.

2. You will always be your own best friend. Better get cozy.

1. You can walk the line with people but ultimately they come and go. And that’s okay. Mourn your losses and embrace you gains. Learn from them; grow; be a better person. A kinder one. See number 2. 

See? Told ‘ya there were some gems!
 
NOW: onto the good part. Or at least the part that lands you with some serious swag. I’ve given this giveaway a lot of thought. Food blog giveaways can be tricky! While the art and craft world can ship shit all around the world without too much thought, us food bloggers can’t exactly send you a plate of seared duck breast with cherry wine reduction.
 
So here’s the deal. One lucky winner is going to score a happy food treasure trove of goodies! You’re lookin at a wonderfully decorated 250ml jar of each of the following…just in time for Christmas or perhaps, a little Christmas for yourself:
For dessert…1 500ml Jar of:

preserved food giveaway

A super fabulous cooking apron or Tea Towels (your choice) that I’m having silk-screened to say something very clever about how hot and sexy cooking/preserving your own food can be – something like “I eat local because I ‘can'”. Obviously that’s not done yet – I’m waiting to see who wins to try to adjust for size.

Mint-a-liscioussource

And of course, a copy of my very limited edition first print ever Cookbook! Thank you John for having these printed for me. 

my cookbook

 To Enter:
* Contest open to Canadian & American residents only. 
** If you already like or follow me, you can still enter – just comment here telling me exactly that. 
*** For non-bloggers (or people unfamiliar with commenting), you can comment by clicking the button at the bottom of this post marked “comments”.
 
MANDATORY:
1. Click the “follow/join this site” button to the right of my page under the “my friends” heading and simply select login or join, follow publicly and you’re done – now leave me a comment here, telling me you’ve done so. 
 
Extra (optional) Entries (one for each task):
 
 2. Like Gastronomical Sovereignty on Facebook, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
3. Follow gsonblogger on Twitter, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
4. Tweet this giveaway with a link to this page on Twitter and include @gsonblogger in the tweet so I can see it.
 
5.  Follow Gastronomical Sovereignty on Bloglovin, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
6. Follow me on Pinterest, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so. 
 
and to support my sister blog with friend Haydn…

And to support the new blog…

7. Follow Tastebuds the same way you did with this blog, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
8. Like Taste Buds on Facebook, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
9. Follow Taste Buds on Twitter, leave a comment here telling me you’ve done so.
 
Bonus 3 entries:
10. Blog this giveaway on your own blog and leave me a comment here with the link.
 
This giveaway closes Sunday, October 28, 2012 – so get your entries in whilst you can! The winner will be announced October 29th! Good luck to you!

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ORDER YOUR COPY BEFORE YOU GO HUNGRY!

If you’re into really good food cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients, drinks with a little somethin’ somethin’ and enjoying what you put in your mouth, this book is for you.

 

Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food . . . ” Kristy Gardner has taken this idea to the next level in Cooking with Cocktails. Every recipe is touched with alcohol; the result is a punchy visual adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine that demands enjoying meals with passion, with friends, and with alcohol.

 

Join the celebration of the very best that life has to offer—good friends, good food, good drink and great stories —with humor, delicious and inventive recipes, and mouth-watering photographs for each and every dish!

 

Cook. Eat. Imbibe. Live. And repeat.

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  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    October 19, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Friend, I love this post! Isn’t it amazing to realize that all of the shit you go through in life actually teaches you something?! I agree with everything you’ve said – so much so that I can’t even pick favorites! And despite the fact that you’ve moved away from the west coast, I’m convinced that we can still find a way to be real life friends. I haven’t ever visited TO, and it’s probably a place I should see at some point, no? 😉
    And most importantly, happy belated birthday! xoxo

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  • Courtney J
    October 19, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    What a fantastic post! 🙂 I really can relate to a lot of what you said. Number One is something I’ve really learned as of late. And I think you stated it perfectly through a few posts – have more patience with people and with yourself.

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    October 20, 2012 at 1:56 AM

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    And I love #2 and #9. And the one about pooping. Ain’t nothin’ funny about an impacted colon.

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    I have liked your Facebook page. 🙂
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    October 22, 2012 at 10:02 AM

    Love the 32 lessons for 32 years, So true. Your giveaway sounds/looks scrummy x

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    October 22, 2012 at 2:49 PM

    32 great lessons for all of us

  • Lorelei
    October 22, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    I so agree with all those lessons! Good to be reminded:)

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  • Amy
    October 22, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Aaaaand on Pinterest! You are one busy woman!!

  • Amy
    October 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    And, this comment doesn’t count, but Happy Happy Birthday to my favorite international friend, you are wonderful, your blog is wonderful, and so are all of your deliscious recipes, I hope you have incredible success this year!

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    October 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Great “life tips” list Kristy. You’ve brightened my day a bit reading through that. 🙂 Formally following your blog now.

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    October 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    Happy Birthday and Happy Blog Birthday (albeit belated…that’s a hell of a lot of B’s).
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    October 25, 2012 at 5:01 AM

    I am a follower on GFC

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  • Dominique
    October 25, 2012 at 6:11 AM

    Your Twitter Follower: @laylees

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    October 25, 2012 at 6:21 AM

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    October 25, 2012 at 6:23 AM

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  • SheLovesToCraft
    October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

    Holy shit, I love your blog. I found you via byhandgiveaways.blogspot.com, and I am now following you. And not just because I’m trying to win some shit. I really like your blogging style – reminds me of shootin’ the shit with a friend or something. Very homey, homie.

  • SheLovesToCraft
    October 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

    I am Mia More on Facebook, and I liked yo’ shit. 🙂

  • SheLovesToCraft
    October 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    And on Twitter, I am shelovestocraft, now following you.

  • coriwestphal
    October 25, 2012 at 5:36 PM

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    October 25, 2012 at 5:46 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

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    October 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

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    October 26, 2012 at 2:15 AM

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  • teresacarey@mindspring.com
    October 26, 2012 at 3:27 AM

    I subscribed via e-mail. Love the 32 lessons. Many happy more.

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    October 26, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    I found your blog because of the giveaway. Love the list. I’m now subscribed. Looking forward to learning more about you!

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    October 26, 2012 at 12:31 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 12:32 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM

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  • Athena Russell
    October 26, 2012 at 4:38 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 4:42 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 6:07 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 6:08 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    Hi 🙂 I’m now a follower via GFC!!

  • Erica Muddled
    October 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM

    I now like you on facebook! 🙂

  • Crystal
    October 26, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    I enjoyed reading your list!! I am a follower GFC-Ginger
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    October 26, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 11:38 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 11:42 PM

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    October 26, 2012 at 11:44 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 12:49 AM

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    October 27, 2012 at 12:51 AM

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    October 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

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  • Amy
    October 27, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    following by email…

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    I follow you on GFC
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    October 27, 2012 at 9:18 PM

    following you, a new follower! Looks yummy!

  • Danielle Williams
    October 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    I follow you on GFC

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:21 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    I follow Tastebuds on FB

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    October 27, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    Hi I joined this site!

  • helen
    October 27, 2012 at 10:29 PM

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  • Trish
    October 27, 2012 at 10:36 PM

    I follow on GFC

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    October 27, 2012 at 10:37 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 10:39 PM

    I followed on Twitter although i had to search for ya since the link was broken 🙂 – princesstrish76

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    October 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    I subscribed to this blog.
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    October 27, 2012 at 10:41 PM

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  • Trish
    October 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM

    Couldn’t find Taste Buds on Twitter…link was broken??

  • Becca Acker
    October 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Following your blog

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  • Becca Acker
    October 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Liked Gastronomical Sovereignty on FB

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  • Becca Acker
    October 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    Followed you on Pinterest

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  • Becca Acker
    October 27, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    Liked Taste Buds on FB

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  • michelle mcafee
    October 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

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  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    I followed you on Pinterest.
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    October 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM

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    October 27, 2012 at 10:55 PM

    I followed Taste Buds on Twitter.
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  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM

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  • SB
    October 27, 2012 at 10:57 PM

    I followed your blog!

  • Wendy E Cross
    October 27, 2012 at 10:58 PM

    Im following you on Facebook, following Taste Buds too. Love your pages and info.

  • ASCD
    October 27, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    I liked you on Facebook, am following you on Pinterest ( I cannot find the words to tell you how heartily I support your noble quest the perfect spot for naps, btw) & plan to start following you on Twitter after I finish this comment. I buy and eat local, because it’s better for me, my family and everyone else I can think of.

  • Meebitt@aol.com
    October 27, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    I am not following you via email!

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    October 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    I now like you on Facebook!

  • Jennifer
    October 27, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    I followed your on GFC; this looks like a yummy prize pack!

  • Cass Beck
    October 27, 2012 at 11:50 PM

    I am following your blog

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  • EBates
    October 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM

    I followed you on Pinterest!

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    October 28, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    I followed you blog!

  • Lisa
    October 28, 2012 at 12:05 AM

    Looks like a great giveaway! not sure I would share.

  • Lisa
    October 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    I’m following you on Pinterest.

  • Karla
    October 28, 2012 at 12:46 AM

    I follow via GFC – karlatrx
    I really like your 32 lessons
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  • Karla
    October 28, 2012 at 12:51 AM

    I like you on FB

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  • Andrea
    October 28, 2012 at 1:10 AM

    I am following the site publicly. Thanks!

  • Rene'
    October 28, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    I’ve signed up to follow your blog and I’m looking forward to trying out some of your recipes. They look great!
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    October 28, 2012 at 1:19 AM

    I follow you on publicly on google and on Pinterest as well as on twitter (Jen Magdech)

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    October 28, 2012 at 1:53 AM

    following you on Email

  • Dana
    October 28, 2012 at 1:55 AM

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  • Gena
    October 28, 2012 at 3:06 AM

    Wow! My first visit and I’m already intrigued by you and your talents. So nice to meet you! I look forward to trying your dishes. I love to cook and create my own recipes so we should get along great!

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    I joined your blog – your preserved foods look amazing. I just finished freezing lots of turnips and greens, only occasionally do any canning.

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:11 AM

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  • Christine Treece
    October 28, 2012 at 3:12 AM

    I happily follow on GFC as Christine Treece 🙂

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    Thanks!

  • Christine Treece
    October 28, 2012 at 3:14 AM

    Liked Gastronomical Sovereignty on Facebook as Christine Treece 🙂

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:16 AM

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  • Christine Treece
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    October 28, 2012 at 3:17 AM

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    I follow your blog and like you on FB. 🙂

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:19 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:26 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 3:55 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 4:27 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 5:04 AM

    Love your page! soooo of course I like and followed by email!
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    October 28, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    Followed Taste Buds on Twitter! wheezimoi@gmail.com

  • wheezi
    October 28, 2012 at 5:13 AM

    Liked Taste Buds on Facebook.

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    October 28, 2012 at 5:20 AM

    Followed Tastebuds with this blog.
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    October 28, 2012 at 5:22 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 5:24 AM

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    October 28, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    I follow!

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    October 28, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I liked you on fb

  • Laura
    October 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

    I follow via GFC (Laura Burgess)
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  • Laura
    October 28, 2012 at 1:57 PM

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  • Laura
    October 28, 2012 at 1:58 PM

    I follow via twitter
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    October 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM

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    October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    I follow Tastebuds via GFC
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  • Laura
    October 28, 2012 at 2:03 PM

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    October 28, 2012 at 2:04 PM

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  • Lesley
    October 28, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    I followed you on Pinterest and I joined!

  • luckiest1
    October 28, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    I follow you! Not at my computer this weekend unfortunately.

  • Anonymous
    October 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM

    Following you in that cute apron
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    October 28, 2012 at 9:55 PM

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    October 28, 2012 at 9:56 PM

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