Monday, May 7, 2012

Candied Lemon Slices


Happy Friday Slow Roasters!!!  I am so excited for today's post and FABULOUS GIVEAWAY!!!  Today I have these AMAZING Candied Lemon Slices for you.  Many of you asked about them when we shared the Lemon Curd Meringue Nests.  They taste like a "lemon drop", but better.  Incredibly easy and so delicious.  Recipe follows giveaway details.

Now, on to the reason you are all here. Today Chad and I are celebrating you, our readers. 1,000 Facebook fans! We are so grateful for you all! To say thank you, we are giving away 3 fabulous prizes, worth over $500!!!


We have received numerous emails over the past year, inquiring about the designer for our website. While many of you already know that Chad does the photography and design for our blog; what you may not know is that he also has an extensive background in graphic design. Chad is the designer that created our logo and page header.  

Chad is also the founder and CEO of our company e3 Studios. I am so excited to announce that e3Studios is the sponsor of this amazing giveaway! The company specializes in Image Branding and Identity Development.  e3 Studios is passionate about helping your business achieve unlimited potential.  Chad believes that imagination is the only limitation.  This belief inspires incredible creativity and an exceptional ability to translate who you are into a Branded Image. 

I AM SO PSYCHED to finally tell you about these prizes! Prize#1 is a special prize for our blog family. Prizes#2 and 3 are something EVERYONE will love!

PRIZE#1 

Bloggers, this is a special opportunity for you! We are giving away a custom designed header and logo by e3Studios. They will work with you to create a masterful logo AND header. The winner will be presented with up to 3 concepts and up to 3 revisions on the chosen concept!

This will be your own unique branded identity bloggers!  What a fabulous opportunity to take your blog to the next level. Who isn't looking for the perfect way to brand their blog? This professionally designed header will do just that! The logo will be delivered digitally and can be used to make your own business cards, print media, aprons, whatever you choose!!! This is a prize worth $450!!!


As part of this giveaway, e3Studios is offering a fantastic limited time special for every blogger that contacts them throughout the month of May. When you mention this giveaway or TSRI, you will receive a 45% discount on a custom designed logo and header for your website! This is a $450 value. Contact e3Studios now to start creating your new look for only $249! This is an INCREDIBLE DEAL available exclusively to TSRI readers!  See e3studios.com for details.

PRIZE #2

This is a gift card to my favorite place to shop, Amazon.com!!  I love going to Amazon to read reviews and get great deals.  I get my use out of Amazon gift cards.  With this $25 gift card, I am sure you will find something you can't live without!


PRIZE #3

The Ultimate Cocktail Book.  It is the perfect for the entertainer or anyone who wants to stay on trend with what is hot right now! 

"...Whether you are planning a fun and special event or are just in the mood for an exotic drink, this book is a foolproof guide to cocktail making. With over 200 recipes from classics to the more exotic , there is something for everyone to enjoy."


I heard that some of you are stuck with the Rafflecopter widget.  We want ALL of our readers to have a chance to win.  So, try this...
  • First scroll down to the comment section of the post (where you normally comment) and leave a comment to answer which prize you are most excited about. 
  • Then scroll up the the Rafflecopter widget right under the recipe (large rectangular box).  The bottom half of the widget is where I would like to find "Log in with either Facebook or email". 
  • After you log in it will populate with "Leave a comment" to the right click on +1 Do It! button.  Then it will open up to 8 more BONUS entries you can earn by performing tasks.  Be sure to perform the task before clicking OK.
ONLY 1 MANDATORY ENTRY to get in on the fun! Earn EXTRA entries by preforming different tasks!!!  This is a 2 WEEK giveaway!  Winner will be announced 5/21/12.

Thank you for your entries this drawing is closed!

Good luck to you all!

Donna, Chad (and Munchkin too)
♥♥♥


Candied Lemon Slices
2 small lemons (the small ones have more flavor)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.  Fill a bowl with ice and water and set aside.  Cut lemons into very thin slices (use a sharp knife); remove and discard seeds.

Bring medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil over high heat.

Add lemon slices and stir gently until softened (to remove bitterness), 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove from heat, drain water and place lemon slices in ice water.  Drain lemon slices and set aside.

In a 10" skillet bring water and sugar to the boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved and mixture is clear.

Reduce heat to medium-low and add lemon slices, arranging slices so they do not overlap.  Simmer, uncovered, until lemon slices are translucent, about 1 hour.

Transfer to prepared baking sheet; allow slices to cool completely.

Click here for a printable version of this recipe - The Slow Roasted Italian.com
a Rafflecopter giveaway

85 comments:

  1. I am so excited about this giveaway! I can hardly wait to see who will win! Have a fabulous day, Donna. (Save me some more of those Lemon Curd Meringue Nests, k?)

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  2. Fabulous giveaways. Thank you for sponsoring and keeping in mind the readers. I'm a huge fan of your space and also a follower already.

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  3. Well, I would like my blog header to be designed as I'm thinking of going for my own website. Had always loved yours so it would be a pleasure indeed.

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  4. Omg. I would love LOVE to win the custom designed header and logo! What a fantastic giveaway!

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  5. I would love to win a logo and blog header. My website could really use some new branding!

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  6. I love your blog header and logo! Very nice giveaway! Good for you and thanks!

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  7. I need help with the appearance of my website. It's too plain!

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  8. Awesome! I've been thinking of re-designing!And amazon.com is a total lifesaver.

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  9. What a wonderful prize. Would love to win.

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  10. I was just saying I need a new look on my blog, so the design service would most appeal to me.

    jehaine at yahoo dot com

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  11. i have been looking to take my blog to the next level... i've been doing it for a year now with the provided templates and friends keep telling me i need to take it up a notch. such a great giveaway :)

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  12. Amazon giftcard for sure! Textbooks don't pay for themselves.

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  13. The Amazon gift card would be great.

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  14. Wowza - what an awesome give away!! Pick me and just get it over with. :D

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  15. Prize #1 - that would be so cool to create an identity for my blog!

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  16. I am excited about the $25 Amazon GC and I would buy food for my pets if my husband didnt spend it first.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  17. I would most like to win the Amazon gift card to buy some books on my Kindle.

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  18. I would love to win the Amazon gift card to buy some books for my Kindle.

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  19. i'd buy sandor katz's new book about fermentation with that amazon.com giftcard!

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  20. I would love that Amazon giftcard!

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  21. I soooooo need a new blog design!

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  22. Amazing giveaway! And the lemons look so pretty! I've never done that before but I want to try.

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    1. I guess I should have mentioned that I would love the custom header and logo. That's something my blog desperately needs but I really can't afford.

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  23. I totally want that header design, I would love to freshen up my blog!

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  24. I would LOVE to win this!! I love my blog but I'm really, really, really in need of a major makeover!!!
    Mary x

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  25. I would be interested in winning the $25 Amazon.com gift card. I would buy something that I just couldn't live without.

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  26. Congrats on 1000 fans! This is such a great giveaway - I most look forward to some graphic design help:)

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  27. I'm most excited about the Amazon giftcard! I could use it to buy some DVDs I've had my eye on for a while :)
    Rafflecopter name: Jennifer Doe

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  28. I think I am most excited about prize 1 but the Amazon gift card looks great also. Thanks.

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  29. Most excited about Prize #1! I'm a blogger and my website could use some more polishing ;)

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  30. Very exciting giveaway and congratulations on 1000 fans! I'm most interested in Prize #1

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  31. Most excited about the blog logo/banner! Very cool prize.

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  32. What an incredible giveaway! I've been struggling with how to brand my blog for a while now, so prize #1 would be my choice. And congrats on 1,000 followers, that's awesome.

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  33. What a fabulous giveaway prize! congratulations on 1,000 facebook fans. I absolutely love your blog and design. Best wishes!

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  34. I forgot to say what i would like best...of course the new blog design/header but the amazon gift card is awesome as well!

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  35. I'm excited about all of them! I've recently been looking into new blog designs so that header would be great to have. Can't go wrong with a drink cookbook or Amazon gift card though either!

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  36. I'm subscribed to your blog via email!

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  37. I'm excited about all of them! Kitty could really used the logo/header. The Amazon gift card would be great too. Don't really need a cocktail book I have a connection with the drink master.

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  38. I would want to win #1, and start a blog!! I've been thinking about what I want to do for a while!
    lguilboATgmailDOTcom

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  39. how amazing. I would love the first prize as I am a blogger, but I'm a big fan of amazon too. And I know some people that would like the book. So any of these would be amazing, but 1 and 2 are my top picks

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  40. Great giveaway and I love your header! A customized header would rock my blog!

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  41. I'd love the blog logo and header!

    kristenlaudick at yahoo dot com

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  42. I'm most excited for the $25 gift card! I need some new wine glasses!
    lilelizabee AT gmail.com

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  43. I would love to win the Amazon gift card and buy a couple of books to take on vacation!

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  44. Really cool giveaway. We have that book and it is so awesome! So many ideas in there.

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  45. Honestly, I'd just be happy with an Amazon gift card, since I literally started blogging only about two months ago.

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  46. I'd love the logo for my website! That would be amazing!

    chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. I shop Amazon weekly. I could buy one of the fabulous cookbooks off of my ever expanding wishlist.

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  48. I would love that amazon gift card..I could use some new books!

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  49. Great giveaway! We'd love a chance to work with e3 studios!

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  50. boy! How I wish I had a professional header and logo for my blog!

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  51. Amazing giveaway! I would love to win a header and logo!

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  52. id love the amazon gift card! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  53. Most excited about the custom blog header

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  54. I would love the amazon g.c. or the cocktail book!

    Cara
    kckts@msn.com

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  55. I would love the amazon gc because my daughter needs some new bedding for her room

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  56. I would be ecstatic for the blog package!

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  57. I'd love the blog package (or any of the prizes!)

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  58. I would love LOVE to win the amazon gc to get cookbooks!

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  59. I would LOVE to win the blog redesign from your talented hubby (and of course those beautiful lemon slices). I'll keep my fingers crossed! I would literally dance in my kitchen if I were to win. I think both yours and Mary's sites are fabulous looking!

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  60. Id use the blog design for my own blog that Im starting
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  61. Wow, I want them all!! :) I really cannot choose - my blog could use a spruce-up, I'd love to go shopping online for these nail stamps I've been eyeballing and new recipes are always a bonus!
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  62. great giveaway, so could use the redesign! I made candied Meyer lemon slices this year... so good!

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  63. i am most excited about the amazon giftcard! i love shopping on amazon
    crazyweirdo33@yahoo.com

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  64. Such a wonderful giveaway, Donna and I'm so excited for you, Chad and Munchkin!! I'm most excited about the Amazon gift card. I could always use some new props for my pictures!

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  65. amazon gift card always useful

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  66. I'm most excited for the blog header. My blog is so blah and I need help! :)

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  67. I love the idea of a contest. I would love to win the amazon gift so I can get my kids more books to read. Got to keep them busy this summer.

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  68. The Blog Header/ logo would be great....but I love Amazon too! Thanks.

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  69. Hands down, the blog header design sounds the most exciting to me! The others are pretty cool, too.

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  70. Prize #1 so that i could design a new blog

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  71. Honestly, I would probably be excited about the amazon gc most (I'm a book lover), but the blog design is super duper cool, and I'm excited for that too. Cocktails are fun also, but not quite up there with the other 2

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  72. the gift card bse i need to get a couple of things from amazon

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

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  73. I would like amazon gift card
    dagmara.hawkins@yahoo.com

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  74. I'd love to win the Custom designed logo and blog header, with up to 3 concepts & up to 3 revisions on the chosen concept!.

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