Third Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

Solerno Cocktail

My site is three years old this week. It has been an endless source of enjoyment and enrichment far beyond what I imagined. I have made friends and through them more friends, a real network – gli amici degli amici .

As a thanks and to celebrate, I’m having a giveaway, of what else, Italian food products! The winner will receive a gift certificate for Olio2go valued at $100.00 from And, Olio2go has generously added a 5 bottle Fonte di Foiano Sampler Gift Set (retail value of $55.95.)

The contest is now closed.


It is easy to enter: Just comment below and tell me what you think this kitchen gizmo is.

Mystery Item

Not to worry, you don’t have to be right to win. Be sure to enter your email address so I can contact you if you win. And, remember to enter your email in the email field and not the body of the comment. Your email address will not be shown or used for any purpose other than to contact you for this giveaway. The winner’s name will be published the week of July 1, 2013. Because of restrictions, entries are limited to addresses in the United States of America, and its territories.

The Official Fine Print:
Giveaway closes on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. My computer is the official timekeeper for this Giveaway. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to an email from, otherwise a new winner will be chosen. Be sure to allow email from if you use an email filtering program.

Immediate family members (parent, child, sibling, IRS dependent and spouse of each) of and Olio2Go are not eligible to participate.

Entries open only for shipping addresses in the United States of America, and its territories. This giveaway is void where prohibited by law, and is open only to those 18 years and older. Please, only one comment per person.

This is a giveaway through sweepstakes where the winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about July 2, 2013 from all eligible entries received during the sweepstakes period.

By entering your name below you are agreeing to these rules in the Official Fine Print.

The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning.

You enter by leaving a comment below, and doing so gives me permission to publish your online name (avatar name, blog name, or handle) in an announcement here on

Since we all know there could be technical problems, let there be even Finer Print: and Olio2go assume no responsibility or liability for a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty, failed, garbled or jumbled electronic data transmissions; b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this sweepstakes; c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion. If, for any reason, the sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned then we reserve the right at our sole discretion to cancel and restart the sweepstakes.

Buona fortuna!

Disclosure: I received, for this sweepstakes, the Fonte di Foiano Sampler Set for free. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I otherwise have no affiliation with any product, manufacturer, or site mentioned in this article.

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  1. Comment by Heather Wethern:

    It looks like a really cool stove-top coffee percolator. I love your blog! You have the best pictures, too!

  2. Comment by speedy70:

    non perdioamoci di vista, un abbraccio!!!!!

  3. Comment by Cat Braithwaite:

    That looks like one of those rockin’, stovetop espresso machines! …just sayin’ 🙂

  4. Comment by Lew Rothbart:

    Congratulations on the website anniversary. Even though I’m not much of a cook, I love reading the history and cultural aspects of the selections.
    On to the contest. One glance and I thought I knew immediately what it was. A carburetor for a 1953 Chevy. No, I guess not. What I actually thought it was something to measure or make espresso and steam the milk.
    Best always,

  5. Comment by David:

    A machine to keep Anthony under control.

  6. Comment by Jamie Thompson:

    Congrats on your three year anniversary! Wishing you all the best and many more years of success!! Guessing it is an olive oil can!

  7. Comment by Laura @ Family Spice:

    Congratulations on your anniversary! What a gorgeous prize pack! Ok, I think that is a coffee pot of some sort. Reminds me of a Turkish coffee pot, actually! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  8. Comment by Gerry @ Foodness Gracious:

    Hi there! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I’m very jealous of your Italian connections, if there was one place I’d like to learn to cook is in Italy..the food is absolutely amazing! Take care and happy anniversary!

  9. Comment by Marilyn Ure:

    Butter clarifier? Ha. Congratulations on your website!

  10. Comment by James Rinaldi:

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. It’s a flip coffee pot.

  11. Comment by Risa:

    A coffee pot?????

  12. Comment by TheKitchenLioness:

    Adri, what a delight – Happy third Blogiversary!!! You already know that I enjoy your blog tremendously, I love your wonderful writing style, the fact that I always learn something new when I come here to visit and I am looking forward to many more fabulous blog entries!

    Your giveaway is wonderful and I am jealous (in a really good kind of way) – I do have one last question, when I attempted to “like” the link to my blog on your FB site, (big thanks for that!) I could not and I also cannot “like” your blog for some reason…aiuto! Ti ringrazio!

  13. Comment by Christine Phoenix Green:

    I think this weird thingie has something to do with espresso coffee…or maybe olive oil?

  14. Comment by mariangela:

    Tanti auguri per il tuo anniversario, sei bravissima!!!!! Molto carini questi premi, in bocca al lupo agli amici americani!!!! Bacioni dall’Italia

  15. Comment by Maureen | Orgasmic Chef:

    Congratulations on three marvelous years! You have a terrific blog and I’m so glad we’ve connected. Best of luck to the contest winner – great prize!

  16. Comment by Foodie in WV:

    Congrats 🙂 My guess is that it’s an espresso maker. It’s very pretty!

  17. Comment by SCOTT BROWN:

    Congratulation on the third anniversary of your blog. The recipes are great and the pictures of your food are beautiful. I can almost taste the food without actually making it although I will try some of your dessert recipes this fall. Keep on blogging.

  18. Comment by Tracey:

    First,congratulations on your “blogiversary”,love following what you are up to.
    Second,I believe this to be a modern ( and beautiful) version of an espresso maker

  19. Comment by Louis:

    I think it’s an espresso maker.

  20. Comment by Meryl:

    It looks like an espresso maker.

  21. Comment by Liz:

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary! What a lovely giveway! Hmmmmm….I was thinking some sort of sleek coffee gizmo.

  22. Comment by Katye Castan:

    Congrats & Cheers on three years! xxoo And my lovely guess is a Neapolitan Coffee Maker 🙂 All the best wishes for the future.

  23. Comment by Helen Fama:

    Congrats on three years and may you have many more!! Would this be an expresso cafe’ pot??

  24. Comment by Jim Lister-Looker:

    Congratulations on three years!

  25. Comment by Glenn Cooper:

    Congratulations on three years of web presence. Splendid job. Keep it going Adri! BTW, I think that contraption above is a cappuccino dispenser. Be well!

  26. Comment by Robin O:

    Congratulations on your blogiversary! Mine is about 3 years old too and I agree that the network and connections found in this community are amazing. Discovered you via Jamie Schler and Ilva Beretta. As for your question… expresso pot
    Wishing your continued enjoyment in your blogging. – Robin

  27. Comment by ashley:

    looks cool : )

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  29. Comment by Mary@One Perfect Bite:

    Happy Anniversary! I know there will be many more. I think the photo is of an espresso maker. Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  30. Comment by Stephen Frew:

    A well designed coffee maker.

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