Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New Scents from Seventh Generation ( #7thGenDishLiquid & Le Creuset #Giveaway)

The power of a scent can transport me to my childhood, a favorite vacation or memory. As the holidays approach, the baking smells from my kitchen remind me of past holidays and loved ones I miss. So, what about the smell of my dish soap?

Instead of the standard scents, Seventh Generation has gone with essential oils and botanical extracts to not only get my dishes ready for my next culinary masterpiece, but make cleaning a lot more enjoyable!

I have tried a variety of Seventh Generation cleaning products in my home, from glass and surface cleaner to all purpose cleaners. With small children I like using a safe, plant-based cleaner that will also cut through the grime of raising 2 toddlers.

I was sent Seventh Generation's 4 new dish liquid scents. Inspired by nature the scents are:  Free & Clear, Lavender Floral & Mint, Fresh Citrus & Ginger, and Lemongrass & Clementine Zest.

Currently Seventh Generation is running a "Nature Makes Perfect Scents" sweepstakes. You can win a trip for two to the sources of their scents, France, Italy or Vermont. Doesn't that sound like a wonderful trip?

They also threw in a Le Creuset Baking Dish, dish towels and scouring pads to help me clean up after baking a dish inspired by one of their new scents. Hmmm... they all were pretty inspiring, but I decided to use the Fresh Citrus & Ginger as my muse.

So, here is my Blueberry Lemon and Ginger Crisp recipe:

You Will Need:
5 c. of fresh or frozen blueberries
2 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
zest of one lemon
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 c.packed  brown sugar
2 or 3 pieces of finely chopped candied ginger
1/4 c. butter

Preheat the oven to 375 degree.

Toss the fruit with the fresh ginger, sugar, lemon zest and flour. Place the berry mixture in a greased baking dish.

For the topping, combine the oats, brown sugar, candied ginger and butter in a medium bowl. Mix till it resembles coarse crumbs. Spread this evenly over the berry mixture.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes till the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Let it sit for 10 minutes and then serve it warm, or let it cool and serve later. Enjoy!

This was a wonderful twist on the usual blueberry crisp. I loved the warmth from the ginger and how bright the lemon made the blueberries.

It was good to the last bite...

And cleanup? Well, it smelled almost as good as the dessert itself. This definitely made scrubbing more fun.

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Okay, would you like to win your own prize pack like the one I reviewed here? One winner will enjoy a prize pack containing :
  • (4) bottles of Seventh Generation natural dish liquid varieties in Free & Clear, Lavender Floral & Mint, Fresh Citrus & Ginger, and Lemongrass & Clementine Zest scents
  • Premium 3 Qt. 12" x 9" Baking Dish from Le Creuset
  • (2) Twist© loofah sponges and (2) Twist© scour pads made from 100% post-recycled materials
  • Set of 3 organic cotton dish towels
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*Disclaimer - The Seventh Generation Natural Dish Liquid prize pack, product and information have been provided by Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark. All opinions are my own.
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