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It’s My Birthday… Giveaway!

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Edited to name the winners of the giveaway. I used a random number generator to select the winners here: https://www.random.org/

The winners are:

  • Stephanie (email starts with stephanieb***) is winner of the banneton set.
  • Wendy (email starts with prin****) is winner of the parchment paper set.

The five winners of a free sourdough baking course of their choice:

  • Lim Mun Kit
  • Chris Stromberger
  • Suzanne (email starts with rhea****)
  • Julie (email starts with host*****)
  • Wiryawati  (email starts with xiau****)

I will be sending out an email to the winners and they can also email me at [email protected]

Some of the coupons for the courses may still be good, see below to check on availability: 

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Hello everyone! It’s my birthday (March 22nd) and I am 57! Wow!

Of course I want to have a giveaway and some fun on my birthday!

To start off with,

Discounted Baking Courses (online, at your own pace)

There are 57 coupons for each of my courses for only 9.00 each here:
#1 Sourdough Bread Baking 101

#2 Bake Real Artisan Sourdough Bread Like a Professional A

#3 Bake Classic Sourdough Bread Like a Professional B

#4 Old Fashioned Sourdough Baking – Delicious Quick Breads !

#5 Bake the Best Bagels

Learn to Bake Magnificent Challah

They are good until they are gone! (or April 4th in which case they will expire)

I will select five winners,  chosen from those who comment on this post, to win a free baking course of their choice!!!


 

Discovering Sourdough Books

My four volume book, Discovering Sourdough is on a birthday sale for 9.00 too!!! 

See here: Discovering Sourdough (pdf download version)


 

Prizes Giveaway!!!

I have two prizes that will be given away to two lucky winners plus five winners who will win a free baking course of their choice. That’s seven winners!

You must comment on this blog post for chance to be selected.

#1 Banneton Prize (2 bannetons in the package)

The first prize is TWO 8.5″ Bannetons. That means that ONE winner will receive a package with two bannetons in it. Here is the link and photo to go check it out:

http://amzn.to/1pP162G

Banneton for Bread

 

#2 Baking Parchment Paper Prize (note the pan doesn’t come with the prize)

The second winner will receive a 200 count pack of baking parchment paper. I find them to be invaluable. Here is the link and photo:

http://amzn.to/1RbNdWS

Parchment Paper for baking

Anyone can comment and have a chance to win, but if you are outside of the continental USA you will have to pay for shipping.

#3 (5 winners) Baking Course Prize:

Note that five winners (chosen from those that comment)  will also be selected to win a baking course of their choice!

For a chance to win one of the prizes, make a comment on this post. Comments are open until March 29th. The winners will be chosen on March 30th.

Happy Birthday to me! Have fun baking everyone!!

Teresa

Tomorrow March 22nd is the last day to get my memoir as a free Kindle or PC digital version from Amazon here: Reach for Joy

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227 Comments

  1. KatKat
    March 29, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to starting the courses I have subscribed to so far. Can’t Wait!

  2. Jeff LipinskiJeff Lipinski
    March 29, 2016    

    Pretty Please with Sourdough on top….. pick me… Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Annie CoyneAnnie Coyne
    March 29, 2016    

    Happy birthday, and thanks for the opportunity.

  4. Tracie ThorneTracie Thorne
    March 29, 2016    

    Oh how I would love to win something to help get me started!
    Happy Birthday to you and thank you for being so generous! I hope I am a winner!!

  5. Theodora HoltTheodora Holt
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  6. Casey FisherCasey Fisher
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy birthday ! Having just turned 60, retired and kids out of the house I have turned my energy to baking. Hubby says he’s going to need to build me a pantry just for my flours and all the goodies that go with but I am having sooooo much fun. And of course he definitely is enjoying it too.

  7. Carla HoekCarla Hoek
    March 28, 2016    

    Thanks for your sourdough courses, since I have found them, I bake every day a nice bread ans will continue as long as I can !

  8. CraigCraig
    March 28, 2016    

    I grew up in a bakery. Scraped my first pan in 1952. Sold bakery ingredients for 32 years (Westco/ Bakemark, and Honeyville Grain). In other words I’ve seen a lot of great bakers and bakeries.
    Your site is as good as anything I’ve encountered. Signed up for #2, and was truly thrilled with the very first loaf. For a youngster, you have accomplished a lot !!!!! Happy BD

  9. LisaLisa
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy, happy birthday! Take time to enjoy the day. Lisa

  10. SusanSusan
    March 28, 2016    

    A very Happy Birthday to you! I’m new to sourdough. I may take one of your classes!

  11. Lauren LeeLauren Lee
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Lovely Lady! Thank you for you! <3 <3 <3

  12. Kelli HyattKelli Hyatt
    March 28, 2016    

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday. I have taken many of your courses and I enjoy them very much. i am in the process of getting my cottage license to sell bread. Thank you very much for your courses, and i also enjoy your give away contests.

  13. March 28, 2016    

    You have the same birthday as my husband, haha! Lots of great stuff you’re giving away, I’d be happy to win any of it!

  14. kirsten berwickkirsten berwick
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, I’m a fan!!

  15. Carrie LimCarrie Lim
    March 28, 2016    

    Happy belated birthday, Teresa! Many happy returns! Thank you for the offers. Your courses came highly recommended by my friend in Singapore. I signed up for 5 courses today and am very excited about learning more about sourdough, and discussing what I learn with my friend.

  16. Yi PinYi Pin
    March 27, 2016    

    Happy Belated Birthday to you, Teresa! I’ve enjoyed your lessons a lot and my favourite is the baguettes. Thank you for the lessons! Hope your birthday was a wonderful day!

  17. March 27, 2016    

    Brightest of Belated Birthday Blessings Theresa, you are truly the Queen of Sourdoughdome.

  18. DeniseDenise
    March 27, 2016    

    Thank you for all the inspiration. Happy Birthday!

  19. Diana waiteDiana waite
    March 26, 2016    

    I hope your birthday was wonderful! Thanks for the offer 😆

  20. March 25, 2016    

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and may someone you love bake you a truly lovely loaf to celebrate it.

  21. MegMeg
    March 25, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Week Ms. Teresa! =) I’m happy you have found something you enjoy teaching! That is in itself a blessing.

    I would really like to be entered into the giveaway. I keep seeing a friend on Facebook baking breads that she learned from your courses. The problem is she lives on the other side of the world – so all I get to do is imagine what the baked treats taste like! 🙂 I’ve shied away from breads in the past because of really bad outcomes (i.e. getting the yeast to do right or the texture to be correct). Since finding you and your classes, and seeing successful pictures all the time on FB, I’m thinking I may just try baking bread again. =)

    Also, congratulations on your eBook. I wish you success with it and with your courses. I’m also new to your website – I just signed up for your email newsletter…thank you for the pdf goodie. 🙂

    Blessings and Have a Happy and Safe Easter,
    Meg

  22. WiryawatiWiryawati
    March 24, 2016    

    Hi Teressa…. Happy birthday..
    Happy knowing you and learning so much from your blog and FB Perfect Sourdough about making breads especially sourdough breads.
    Thank you for sharing, may God returns all your kindness.

  23. Nicole NovakNicole Novak
    March 24, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! What a wonderful set of gifts. LOVE the bannetons and everything else. 😉

  24. Carey MedinCarey Medin
    March 24, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the first recipe that actually worked for me and my family.

  25. Karen JohnsonKaren Johnson
    March 24, 2016    

    Happy Birthday I love your classes wish we could taste

  26. Christine YuenChristine Yuen
    March 23, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all your time and support with my 101 courses.

  27. Christine YuenChristine Yuen
    March 23, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for all your time and support with my 101 courses.

  28. Benton VeltriBenton Veltri
    March 23, 2016    

    Dear Teresa,
    I hope that you have a magical birthday, may your halls be fragrant with fresh baked bread and your countertops be flourless. Clearly you enjoy giving so for your birthday, I give you my gratitude, for having shared the wonders of baking.

    Sincerely,
    Benton Veltri

  29. Aya SallatAya Sallat
    March 22, 2016    

    Cool giveaway! Hope you had a nice day.

  30. Lady AnnieLady Annie
    March 22, 2016    

    Hippo Birdies to you ..Happy to pay shipping if I win I am in Australia …

  31. BreanneBreanne
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!! What a fun giveaway!!! 🙂

  32. LindaLinda
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!!! I just bought your Discovering Sourdough e-book set, and am looking forward to trying to make my own starter. I had a starter previously and eventually quit caring for it so it will be fun to see if I can start a new one on my own.

  33. Jacalyn RaceJacalyn Race
    March 22, 2016    

    Wonderful birthday blessings to you! I’m excited about learning more about challah baking. Today is my oldest sons birthday also. I have four boys and they sure love their challah bread! Going to make bread bakers of all them.

  34. WendyWendy
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I’m new to your site and already in love! Can’t wait to turn the oven on and begin baking.

  35. Sally AndrysiakSally Andrysiak
    March 22, 2016    

    hope your day is special. happy birthday!
    I too like to give to others on my birthday
    it makes the day happier and for me it is more
    fun to give than to get

  36. Robbie MarieRobbie Marie
    March 22, 2016    

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Teresa! I love your classes!

    I started my sourdough odyssey on YouTube where I came across your videos. I quickly found my way to Edemy where I have purchased #2, #3, #4 and your new challah class. (Each had been reduced in price, thank you.) Every one of my loaves has baked off wonderfully. My very favorite formulas are March Madness Sourdough and Flaxseed Heaven! I usually gift Alaska Sourdough wrapped in a flour sack towel. It is an easy, reliable, no-fail loaf that has never failed to impress!

    Initially, I was concerned how high altitude and humidity (or lack thereof) would affect my starter and bread, but so far I have been very successful. Sourdough seems to be very flexible and I only need make just a few adjustments.

    I appreciate you sharing your tools and equipment, as well. You saved me time and money allowing me to go directly to your method and start creating wonderful bread!

    Thank you for sharing your passion; I am addicted to sourdough!
    58 yo grandmother near Boulder

  37. JerryJerry
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Theresa! Just started going through your bagel course. Looking forward to baking some maybe this weekend!

  38. Heather GrantHeather Grant
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy, Happy Birthday to you, Teresa! Enjoy!

    I am new at this and had never even heard of bannetons until recently. Great learning and of course, having the right tools helps too!
    Great way to share your birthday with all 🙂

  39. CJ BryanCJ Bryan
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I am currently reading Discovering Sourdough Pt. 2 and have learned so much! Can’t wait to try all the recipes. Thank you!

  40. KirbyKirby
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! May your life be filled with the sweet aroma of sourdough!

  41. ElizabethElizabeth
    March 22, 2016    

    sounds fun- hope I win!

  42. Tammie KruseTammie Kruse
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday. Hope your having a wonderful day. I am enjoying learning from your courses. Thank You.

    Again
    Happy Birthday

  43. Danielle WallaceDanielle Wallace
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday! And thank you for sharing your love of sourdough with us!

  44. RicciRicci
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa.
    I have baked,my best bread ever, since starting your sourdough courses.
    Looking forward towards buying your 4 volume books

  45. Anna Marie FalconeAnna Marie Falcone
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday !!!!! You are an amazing baker and teacher !! 🙂

  46. CamillaCamilla
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa! you have touched our lives in so many ways! THANK YOU
    May God bless you very much in this special day

  47. Jayne ChandlerJayne Chandler
    March 22, 2016    

    Hope you are having the “finest Kind” of birthdays (as we say in Maine). I’m in the process of relearning sourdough baking. It has been 40 years since I last made a loaf of that delicious, toothsome bread and I miss it. I’ve been asking around for a spelt starter to begin with. You are so generous to be giving away prizes on your birthday. You should be getting gifts. However I’d be happy with any of them. The Bannetons would really come in handy. Thank You.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  48. AmaliaAmalia
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, enjoy your day,thanks for the giveaway

  49. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, and thank you very much youre fantastic recepis!

  50. Jennifer MenoughJennifer Menough
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I hope it’s an awesome one!

  51. Sandra HansonSandra Hanson
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! How generous to give presents on your birthday.

  52. stephaniestephanie
    March 22, 2016    

    Blessed Birthday ! Thank you for all that you do.! breaking bread with you and the many you have helped to finally make an amazing bread.
    With love Steph

  53. Mike HenrichsMike Henrichs
    March 22, 2016    

    Many people do not know the benefits of sour dough Breads. Your classes and willingness to teach are invaluable. BTW Happy Birthday youngster!

  54. March 22, 2016    

    have a wonderful birthday. I am trying to get a sourdough starter going once again. I had one from kombucha but it got away from me over the winter.

  55. MercbakerMercbaker
    March 22, 2016    

    Great set of courses on Udemy, I bought them all a while back.

    I was originally looking for web development courses, related to my actual profession! But who cares about earning a living when you can make bread right?

    Thanks for the videos!

    Happy Birthday ~

  56. Martin BaumgartelMartin Baumgartel
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! Thank you for all your knowledge you’re sharing with us all!

  57. SueSue
    March 22, 2016    

    Love your giving spirit. Learning so much from first course I’m still working on, can’t wait till I have time to take it all in. My first loaves before I found you were bricks, husband still teases about using them as hockey pucks. Thanks So Much!

  58. Melissa MMelissa M
    March 22, 2016    

    I just started baking sourdough for my hungry family or 8, and it’s so much fun! I’m ready to learn more, beyond the basic loaf. So excited to try one of your courses!

  59. Bob EvansBob Evans
    March 22, 2016    

    Hoppy Boidies, Two Ewes. Many thanks for all the help and advice over the years. One of my prized baking tools is the hardwood handled lame your son was making to earn tuition money. I made my starters (white and rye) about 7 years ago and was freeforming the loaves for years until I saw your notes on Blister Crust. That got me to change the hydration and start to use baskets. The most affordable ones were old Easter baskets at local thrift shops, with handles cut off. I am about ready to graduate to real banetons, and would love to win those on offer. Regardless, many thanks for all the help and advice and videos.

  60. NINA M REEDNINA M REED
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Your courses have been invaluable to me.

  61. Antonio ScaringiAntonio Scaringi
    March 22, 2016    

    A very happy birthday Teresa.
    I have enrolled in and absolutely love all of your courses on Udemy. I enjoy this and your blog. The techniques and processes you use in your courses makes baking fun and enjoyable. Thank you.
    I’ve gone through a lot this past year. Having you and your great courses and information helped me during many sleepless nights. Not to mention the GREAT RESULTS… I’m The Bagel King of my.development.. Lol. They all come out of the woodwork when word gets out I’m making bagels. Thank you.
    Enjoy your Birthday. Can’t wait for every course you offer. I’m your student for life. Always, Tonio Scaringi.

  62. Jane MorneauJane Morneau
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy, happy (slightly belated) birthday Teresa!!! I’ve been wanting to try sourdough for years. You’ve broken it down into simple, understandable bite-sizes (pun intended). You’re a fantastic teacher! Thank you!

  63. rbeerbee
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday! Thank you for sharing your love of baking with us.

  64. TracyTracy
    March 22, 2016    

    Thank you for sharing your birthday with us! Happiest of Birthdays!

  65. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, and thank YOU for the gifts! I’m new to sourdough after watching Michael Pollan’s “Cooked.” The Air episode got me looking at bread in a whole new way. There’s so much to learn! I’ve just signed up for Sourdough 101. Very exciting! This has given me a reason to use my oven for more than storage!

  66. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday. Readying sponges now for Easter sourdough loaves. 🙂

  67. AnnAnn
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Great giveaways – would love any of those in my kitchen!

  68. ChristinaChristina
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday! Here’s to another year of fantastic bread! Now. Off to check out those courses…

  69. LeahLeah
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday, Teresa!

  70. Raquel SiliesRaquel Silies
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! what a nice giveaway!

  71. BarbaraBarbara
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa!

    I am currently baking whole wheat bread, for a Bake Sale, to benefit the local Humane Society.
    I do plan on getting back to my sourdough bread baking, in a few days.

  72. HeatherHeather
    March 22, 2016    

    I have all your courses and I”m halfway through, thank you! And Happy Birthday!!!

  73. Lee HoneycuttLee Honeycutt
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday Sister Sourdough! Hope your day is as beautiful as the bread you create!

  74. Cheryl lambCheryl lamb
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy 57 the birthday!! Most people receive gifts, and you are giving them. Have an outstanding birthday!!

  75. Mary MobergMary Moberg
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, thank you so much for your classes , I have learned soooo very much.

  76. Jona FieldsJona Fields
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!

  77. KarenKaren
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday. I’m so impressed with your bread baking and wonderful courses. I hope this year is one of your best.

  78. caryncaryn
    March 22, 2016    

    Hope you have the happiest of birthdays! I love baking bread and would love to learn more from you!

  79. Art FinkArt Fink
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! May yoru starter always be ready, your rise be at its peak, and may that bread coming from the oven be half as good as its smell filling the air! Just getting started in sourdough but I’m excited about the possibilities and the challenges ahead!

  80. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa! I wish God bless you alldays of your life. Thank very much for share your knowledges with us.

  81. Crina ApahideanCrina Apahidean
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!

  82. MIchelle R JonesMIchelle R Jones
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

  83. Alison RamcharranAlison Ramcharran
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday – your courses look amazing and could just be the boost I am looking for – I was motivated by baking for our 2 boys when we moved up to Scotland, they were 1 and 3 and I started to bake in my Aga, as I wanted them know what real bread tastes like. I could buy Poilane in London, but nothing like it up here. Aga baked, sourdough Pain de Campagne is now our daily bread, and nothing makes me happier than to see them learn the difference between real bread and mass-produced stuff. I also love converting friends, but their daily bread comes first. Thank you for your beautiful pics – your bread looks amazing and I feel like I will sign up to one of the courses anyway. All the best for more conversions to the cause of Real Bread!!

  84. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! And for fun, your special horoscope:
    Born today, you are a serious-minded, hard-working, idealistic and principled individual, but you can also be quite lighthearted, humorous and carefree when circumstances allow it. The truth is that despite your ability to commit yourself wholeheartedly to your work and to the serious business of living, you are able to maintain good spirits at all times — even when circumstances seem to conspire against you. You’re not the kind who thinks that you can score significant gains only through a fight; on the contrary, you know that you can gain far more by getting along with those around you — even rivals and close competitors. Life ca
    n be quite enjoyable to you, and you know how to make it enjoyable for others as well.

    You’re not one to let time slip by unused; you will take advantage of each and every moment and make the most out of it. You know how to dream big dreams, but you never let your feet leave the ground. This allows you to turn many of those dreams into reality. You are always grounded.

    Also born on this date are: Reese Witherspoon, actress; William Shatner, actor; James Patterson, author; Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer; Ross Martin, actor; George Benson, musician; Chico Marx, actor and comedian; Stephen Sondheim, songwriter; Bob Costas, sportscaster; Elvis Stojko, figure skater; Marcel Marceau, mime; Karl Malden, actor; Matthew Modine, actor; Lena Olin, actress; Werner Klemperer, actor.

  85. Jennifer BurchJennifer Burch
    March 22, 2016    

    Hello Teresa, I am wishing you a very Happy Birthday! I would have commented even if there were no prizes because it’s people like you who change the world for the better. To say you are an inspiration is repetitive I suppose, but truly, your example gives hope to many of us.
    I can’t even begin to tell you how many smiles and giggles have come my way just because of your “Perfect Sourdough” group on Facebook. What a brilliant idea and what a fabulous bunch of people you’ve brought together. We all get to share the JOY. Thank you!

  86. March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday! I have been following your blog for a long time – when you were first posting videos. I am pretty sure I learned how to shape a boule from your videos.

  87. Bruce CadenheadBruce Cadenhead
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, I already have bought 3 different classes. You are awesome!

  88. Kristian ChristiansenKristian Christiansen
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! I hope it’s fabulous for you! 🙂

  89. Dan ErkkilaDan Erkkila
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday – seize the day!!

  90. Tzinorah GoldbergTzinorah Goldberg
    March 22, 2016    

    I hope you have the happiest celebration of life with wishes-come-true for you!! You are such a warm and giving person and it has been a pleasure to be known to you!!

  91. Rebecca AydeletteRebecca Aydelette
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!! We have a mill in our town dates back to the 1700’s. Last week, I stopped in to get flour to begin a hybrid white-whole wheat starter. I’ll begin it after we come home from Easter visiting. Can’t wait! Again, happy birthday!

  92. Roy WRoy W
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa!

    Thank you SO much for your baking courses. Me and my girlfriend made a lot of sourdough breads, biscuits and bagels. Well worth the time and effort!

  93. John KiedelJohn Kiedel
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa,

    After taking Your Course I purchased a New Range with a Convection Oven that arrived a few days ago. I can’t wait to get to work using Your method. Have a Lovely Day.

  94. Felicia TangFelicia Tang
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday Teresa 祝你生日快樂!I look forward to learning lots of new recipes from you in the coming year 💐💐💐🎂🎂🎂🍞🍞🍞🍷🍷🍷🎉🎉🎉

  95. Karen BKaren B
    March 22, 2016    

    Thanks for sharing your birthday with me. I just signed up for three of your courses. Happy Birthday!

  96. Vincenzo AmaranteVincenzo Amarante
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa!
    And congratulation for your excellent work. I follow you from your first video on Youtube!
    If you’ll get in Rome let me know I’ll be happy to take a coffee.
    Vincenzo

  97. Marzena HollyMarzena Holly
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday.

  98. March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa and wish you a good baking day!!!!!

  99. Donna-Lee GreavesDonna-Lee Greaves
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday from Queensland, Australia. I have recently rediscovered sourdough bread, and I’m really impressed with the research that I’ve uncovered, so far. My late father had tried to get me interested, maybe 20 years ago, however the stress of raising a young son and a shaky marriage was more than I cope with. My new partner is even impressed – he’s only beginning to get his head around my background in natural medicine – he’s given up his commercially manufactured “wholegrain” loaf (aka bleached white flour with grains and seeds tossed in), and actually went out and bought a sourdough loaf from a local baker. I look forward to next week, when I can bake him my first loaf with stone-ground, organic wholemeal flour. It’s still quite warm here – despite the fact that it’s supposed to be autumn – so my starter is chugging along nicely. Thanks Teresa, for sharing your wealth of knowledge, and your birthday. Enjoy! 🙂

  100. Paula McColmPaula McColm
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, I hope it is the best one ever, and many many more. Thanks for all of your courses too, I am signed up for all of them.

  101. ZsuzsaZsuzsa
    March 22, 2016    

    Happy birthday! I wish you all the best!

  102. Yael LeviYael Levi
    March 22, 2016    

    Yom Huledet Same’ach! Happy Birthday, Teresa! Wishing you a fabulous new year filled with love, joy, happiness and good health…may all of your dreams and wishes come true!

  103. Teresa MillerTeresa Miller
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!!!! I am looking forward to learning allllll about baking bread from you!!! I am pretty new to baking bread, but luv what I have done so far!!

    Hope you have a beautiful birthday!!

    Teresa

  104. ToniToni
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Nice of you to celebrate by sharing with the bread bakers who love you!

  105. katjakatja
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! I started baking my own sourdough bread almost two years ago (mostly rye bread, it’s difficult to find a good quality rye bread over here) and last week I finally tried some sourdough bagels. Very curious about your new challah course.

  106. SamruddhiSamruddhi
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa..My only Bread Guru…Have learnt so much from you ..Im really obliged with all your help and guidance .

  107. George HollyGeorge Holly
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday and happy Spring!

    My good friend passed away a month ago and it hit me the other day that she had sent me some dried starter a year prior. I poured thru my cupboard and thankfully found it. My friend Helen was know. For her love of cooking, especially her traditional Tlingít foods from the land (Southeast Alaska). Thankfully her dried starter reconstituted well and I am learning how to use it. My friend Helen got her starter from a Yupik woman, Bella, 40 years prior who was the then First Lady of Alaska, the wife of the widely loved Alaska Governor Jay Hammond.

    I want to learn more.
    Thank you for your works.
    Geo
    An Athabascan man in South Central Alaska.

  108. GayGay
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday Teresa, I hope you had a wonderful celebration!

  109. Michelle WulfMichelle Wulf
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! 😀 What a fun (and generous!) way to celebrate! Thank you for the chance. 🙂

  110. AngieAngie
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!

  111. JimJim
    March 21, 2016    

    It’s very generous of you to make your Sourdough book and Reach for Joy available. Thank you and Happy Birthday.
    Jim
    Hattiesburg, MS

  112. ShawnyaShawnya
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday to you and a happy day for me if I win. 😉

  113. Guy FrenkelGuy Frenkel
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday, T. 🎂

  114. Pam TowersPam Towers
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa. May you at this stage of your life know how many people appreciate you for just being you. The fact that you are very talented but willing to share your life and lessons with each of us is a magnificent gift to all. Life has turned to roses for you and you share the scent with those around you. I’d be pleased to win one of your prizes, and to be honest I truly feel as if I’ve won a lot just by association with you this last 6 months.

  115. March 21, 2016    

    I just saw your posts this evening. I think that you have a great idea with online at ones own pace is a great idea. I will be looking them over to see where I might like to start. Yesterday I posted to Perfect Sourdough with my first attempts in my own stoneware baking bowls. I like to test run all my pottery designs.

  116. Kari MackayKari Mackay
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! I hope you have a fantastic day tomorrow.

    I will definitely be looking at your courses on Friday (payday). I’ve heard your courses are invaluable. I’m excited to start using my starter!

  117. Corine RunnionCorine Runnion
    March 21, 2016    

    Excited about the courses on this site. Happy Birthday 🙂

  118. March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! You are an inspiration to many and you are the one that inspired me to give bread baking another try after a few years break 🙂 have a wonderful year ahead!

  119. nsmithinvtnsmithinvt
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday to you, Teresa! I first learned about sourdough baking through your PDF books. I appreciate all the great information that you share through your books and classes. Finished watching the bagel class recently and am excited to make some bagels!

  120. JudyJudy
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday from Mississippi !! Have a great year and keep the awesome courses coming please.

  121. Dennis HixsonDennis Hixson
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday
    Have a blessed day and all the. Eat in the coming year

  122. Kim HaaseKim Haase
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa! Hope your day is filled with tummy smells and goodies!

  123. Sunila MunjalSunila Munjal
    March 21, 2016    

    A very happy birthday to you Teresa! Thank you for this opportunity to win the chance to learn more from your courses. I love making breads, it’s more of an addiction now 🙂 Hoping to make ever better breads with more knowledge.

  124. Sarah RuizSarah Ruiz
    March 21, 2016    

    Hope you have a fun filled birthday, and thank you for giving us a chance to win gifts, on your birthday!

  125. March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I hope you have an amazing day!

  126. JaneGJaneG
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! I have successfully made many things with my sourdough starter, but have yet to bake a successful loaf of bread.
    I have learned a great deal and know there’s still much more to learn.

  127. FWDFWD
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to making Sourdough bread at home!

  128. Tracy Lovec (Marr)Tracy Lovec (Marr)
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa! I hope that you have an amazing day and it gives to you all the fun and joy you give to everyone else. I have thoroughly enjoyed completing your first 5 classes! And now I am enjoying your book Reach for Joy. You truly are a strong inspiring woman!

  129. Kevin SantucchiKevin Santucchi
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa, your way to kind offering such outstanding gifts to your followers. We should all be sending you a gift for offering such great classes your an outstanding instructor making bread making easy and fun. Thank you again for offering your talents to the world. Have a great day it belongs to you.

  130. JodiJodi
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for your wonderful classes.

  131. GabrieleGabriele
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa. My birthday is today (21) and I gave myself one of your courses for my birthday (I should not have been so eager and should have waited. I would have saved some money – maybe gotten 2 courses, haha). I’m still working on starting my sourdough but love your exactness and your explanations. Thank you for a chance to win.

  132. JodyJody
    March 21, 2016    

    A very Happy Birthday to you, Teresa! I know you’ll have a wonderful day!
    So glad I found your online videos & classes. My dad use to bake sourdough bread and I, basically, took it for granted. Now, I’m looking forward to learning the ins & outs of Sourdough Bread Baking myself. Gosh, I wish he were still here…he would so enjoy being in the kitchen doing this together! :-))

  133. samsam
    March 21, 2016    

    happiest of birthdays sourdough friend!

  134. Alexis LeeAlexis Lee
    March 21, 2016    

    Dear Teresa, I love your enthusiasm for bread-making and could feel your passion and fervour in every single video You are my inspiration for picking up bread-making and I cannot thank you enough for that.

    Have a fabulous birthday!

  135. Heather MillerHeather Miller
    March 21, 2016    

    Have a very happy birthday, Teresa! Thank you as always for sharing your gift with us!

  136. Andre MermelsteinAndre Mermelstein
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday and greetings from Brazil.

  137. Helen FerridgeHelen Ferridge
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! Thanks for the awesome contest and sharing your knowledge!

  138. Ms W LargeMs W Large
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday my dear! Hope it turns out grand for you!

  139. Vicki GensiniVicki Gensini
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday and thank you for an opportunity to win a prize.

  140. DenisaDenisa
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I just celebrated mine. Great birthday giveaway.

  141. AmyAmy
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa! I’ve learned so much here – thank you!

  142. SueSue
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I’m excited to participate in your Sourdough #1 to improve my baking skills.

  143. NancyNancy
    March 21, 2016    

    How wonderful to share your birthday with us by giving gifts. They are true gifts because they keep on giving in the lessons you teach and the products that can be used many times. Wishing you a wonderful day!

  144. MichelleMichelle
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!

  145. FrancescaFrancesca
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!! I hope it was a great one!

  146. kirstenkirsten
    March 21, 2016    

    I have just found your blog and am devouring all of the information.

  147. GailGail
    March 21, 2016    

    A very happy birthday to you, Teresa. Thank you for helping me make my family look forward to my gifts from the oven. After 40 years my menu got short, my technique sloppy, and my offerings, well, not so exciting. So thanks for reviving my love of baking and their live of eating my stuff!!
    Happy, happy birthday.

  148. Karen HallKaren Hall
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday

  149. Jody WoodJody Wood
    March 21, 2016    

    Wishing you a wonderful birthday and many more. I just started my first course but I love sourdough and want to learn how to make it at home.

  150. LeighLeigh
    March 21, 2016    

    Hey Teresa ! Happy Happy Birthday ! And thank you ! I am learning sooooo much !

  151. MichalleMichalle
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the chance to win.

  152. JodiJodi
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy, happy birthday! Mine was on the 19th 🙂 it’s a great week for a bday!

  153. JerelleJerelle
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday, Teresa! Thank you for all you share!

  154. Cecilia LopezCecilia Lopez
    March 21, 2016    

    A very happy birthday to you! Coming across your students at ‘Perfect Sourdough’ has reinvigorated my love of baking.

  155. PattiPatti
    March 21, 2016    

    Thank you so much for spreading your knowledge with others. Most of my education is self taught, but I am going to take your classes so I can learn even more. Sourdough is a new frontier for me, and I’m very excited! Hope you had a wonderful birthday

  156. March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!! Thank you so much for the fun giveway. I just started taking your bagel class now and love it!! Would love to try the Challah class!! Thank you again for the great giveway! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

  157. IrynaIryna
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday Teresa!

  158. JulieJulie
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I loving learning all about sourdough.

  159. WendyWendy
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! Thanks for the nice giveaway!

  160. TrishTrish
    March 21, 2016    

    Have a great day and enjoy your birthday

  161. PilarPilar
    March 21, 2016    

    Have a wonderful birthday and thanks for sharing your joy and celebration.

  162. BethanyBethany
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I’m just starting my sourdough adventure and I’m hopeful for a chance to win! Thanks!

  163. Amanda FurtadoAmanda Furtado
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday, Teresa!! I hope you have a wonderful day and year to come!

  164. MayleeneMayleene
    March 21, 2016    

    I started in sourdough because i found you and some day I hope to bake just like you.

  165. Steven BergsteinSteven Bergstein
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!

  166. KellyKelly
    March 21, 2016    

    Teresa – Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your gifts with US on YOUR special day! It’s a beautiful thing to look back on your years and see the gifts and miracles along the way…and to share in gratitude with others. Thank you. 🙂

  167. Terry AyersTerry Ayers
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! You’re so very generous. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a prize, but I feel as if I have already won with all the wonderful information I’ve received in your courses.

  168. Jody pJody p
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday. Thank you for the amazing inspiration.

  169. March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday. Hope it’s filled with joy and pleasant surprises!
    I love your instructional videos and your breads.

  170. March 21, 2016    

    Its your birthday and YOU are giving the presents? Wow!

    Im very new to making sourdough but had the chance to bake many loved ones “birthday bread” for bday celebrations. Better than a box of cake if you ask me! I think it may be a tradition we stick with 😉

    Happy Birthday!

  171. Radwan SaadeRadwan Saade
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday my dear, to have been such an inspiration.

  172. March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! I have learned so much from you about sourdough. Thank you!

  173. wandawanda
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday, Teresa! I think I get it. 9 – 5+7……..

  174. Angie HenryAngie Henry
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!

  175. MichelleMichelle
    March 21, 2016    

    Happiest of birthdays. You bring joy to so many people through your bread I hope you reci be joy in return.

  176. PetraPetra
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday Teresa! You wish you all the best and many more delicious breads!

  177. SueSue
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Just ordered your courses last week and really enjoy them. Don’t eat too much cake, eat bread!

  178. Neeloufar GharaviNeeloufar Gharavi
    March 21, 2016    

    Happiest of birthdays! May you continue to learn, teach, and inspire!

  179. Elise FeinerElise Feiner
    March 21, 2016    

    Teresa, enjoy your birthday. Your greatest gift has been the ability to teach all of us how to bake such wonderful bread. Thank you so much and may this year be filled with only wonderful things for you and your family!
    Elise

  180. KeerKeer
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!

  181. Penpokai SilverPenpokai Silver
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa, I’ll keep it simple and sweet. I have only signed up for one class, but I can’t wait for more. I have been a passionate baker for as long as I can remember but have already learned so much from you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and they are gifts enough. Sharing gifts on your birthday speaks volumes of what type of person you are.

  182. Mike LynchMike Lynch
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa. You’ve taken baking bread to an art form.

  183. Diane BernathDiane Bernath
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!
    You make wonderful bread – maybe one day I’ll do half as well.
    Thank You

  184. Denise PalmerDenise Palmer
    March 21, 2016    

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERESA! You have done so much in your short years on this planet. You are an inspiration ! Thank you for doing this fun birthday giveaway too!!

  185. SuzanneSuzanne
    March 21, 2016    

    So generous Teresa! Love your courses. I make the sourdough tortillas all the time and even make a big batch that I freeze in 400 grams portions, gives me a dozen tortillas, so tasty! And I love that I can go back to the course whenever I want. It really improved my sourdough baking 💗😀

  186. Dawn OrrDawn Orr
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday. Thanks so much for sharing all of you knowledge! Enjoy your day!

  187. SherlynSherlyn
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!!!

  188. BeckiBecki
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa, I am looking forward to learning from you!

  189. Brenda SheetsBrenda Sheets
    March 21, 2016    

    What a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy Birthday !!

  190. March 21, 2016    

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! * note birthday horns and whistles noise whopping it up in the background!!!…uh oh police are here..

  191. March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!!

  192. Dana MearsDana Mears
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!

  193. Evil BrownEvil Brown
    March 21, 2016    

    As a very green novice breadbaker , I’d love to win the bannetons. And thank you for sharing your birthday so generously with us. Happy birthday! 🙂

  194. Ivy FaskoIvy Fasko
    March 21, 2016    

    Happiest of birthdays, Teresa! That challah seems to get bigger every time I see it! 57 will be a great year for you – I’m sure of it.

  195. PetePete
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa!

    Thanks to your courses, I am baking some delicious sourdough bread!

  196. Jo'Jo'
    March 21, 2016    

    Thank you for sharing on your special day. Happy Birthday!

  197. DeanneDeanne
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday

  198. Donni AdamsDonni Adams
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!! Everyone is a winner when they join your courses! ! Hope your day awesome!

  199. March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday Teresa!!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday! Very excited about this sourdough class. Looking forward to using what I learn and baking breads in our mobile wood-fired oven! Very sweet of you to give gifts on your birthday! Thank you for giving your time in teaching all these great skills!

  200. KcKc
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday, Teresa, Sourdough Queen!

  201. Amanda CroweAmanda Crowe
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday!

  202. RobinRobin
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing with us all!

  203. hafshahhafshah
    March 21, 2016    

    Thank you for all your help – Happy Birthday xx

  204. March 21, 2016    

    Happy, happy B’Day! Wishing you good food and good times! My husband has decided that my weekly sourdough bread bake is just the ticket! He commented today on this week’s loaves – the flavor from an overnight bulk rise was amazing!

  205. KarriKarri
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! I have gone through sourdough 101. I learned alot! Thank you!

  206. BarbaraBarbara
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday, Teresa! Thanks for sharing your sourdough knowledge, I have learned a lot from you.

  207. JoeJoe
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!

  208. Chris StrombergerChris Stromberger
    March 21, 2016    

    Woohoo happy birthday! Mine is coming up soon, maybe I’ll win!! 😀

  209. Lim Mun KitLim Mun Kit
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday Teresa! Hope to see many more delicious and puffy recipes from you! I am your student for sourdough 101 and am happy to learn about the nature way of making my own bread. It is an interesting journey and i hope one day i can bake as well as you 🙂

    Many happy returns!

    Mun Kit

  210. Jenn CannonJenn Cannon
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! You are so sweet to give presents away on your day! 🙂

  211. Heather LootenHeather Looten
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy birthday! Thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us. I am loving your courses that I am taking right now.

    • Cathy BeckerCathy Becker
      April 14, 2016    

      Happy Birthday, i hope you had a blessed day

  212. StephanieStephanie
    March 21, 2016    

    Happy Birthday!

    • MissyMissy
      March 21, 2016    

      Happy Happy Birthday….Thank you for this opportunity …winning these would make me very happy. Just recently restarted making my own sourdough bread after a 10 year absence. Need to get my equipment up to par…Starter is doing well …Again thanx for this opportunity.

    • Rich KettleRich Kettle
      March 21, 2016    

      Happy Birthday! Thank you for bringing us bread knowledge!

    • Leslie LansdowneLeslie Lansdowne
      March 21, 2016    

      Happiest of birthdays to you! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for the generous opportunities for us all!!

    • Mike ReedMike Reed
      March 21, 2016    

      Happy Birthday Theresa,
      I just started your sourdough course last week and am enjoying it. My sourdough starter is on its 8th day. I am looking forward to making my first loaf next week. Thanks for doing such a great job on the course.

    • Lisa W.Lisa W.
      March 21, 2016    

      Happy Birthday!

    • Barbara CBarbara C
      March 22, 2016    

      Happy birthday to you! I love y our courses. Plenty of closeups and tips really help. You can’t get this from a book!

    • Eshchar YedidiaEshchar Yedidia
      March 22, 2016    

      Wow….i wish you happy birthday and thx a lot for all your courses they are super!!

    • Aileen NickelAileen Nickel
      March 22, 2016    

      Woo hoo! Hope you have a sweet day. Just purchased your challah course. Can’t wait to try some magnificent challah. Thanks for the great price and for your birthday giveaway.

    • b wicks srb wicks sr
      March 22, 2016    

      HAPPY Birthday ! and thank you for the great courses !

    • JennaJenna
      March 22, 2016    

      Congrats and Birthday wishes! What a great thing to do for your birthday. Your classes are on my to do list since starting to make bread baking again within the last year. Lots of lessons learned so far, as well as copious notes to figure out how to do it consistently. Life long learning at it’s best.

    • March 22, 2016    

      Happy Happy birthday. I hope you have a wonderful celebration and an amazing year. I too have a March birthday 🙂

      Thank you for the opportunity to win any of your amazing products.

    • izzizz
      March 22, 2016    

      happy birthday i love you and your courses!!!

    • SUSAN WATSONSUSAN WATSON
      March 28, 2016    

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY…..ALMOST DOESNT SEEM FAIR FOR YOUR READERS TO EARN A GIFT!!!…BUT I’LL TAKE IT…..I LOVE TO BAKE AND WOULD LOVE ANY OF THESE PRIZES

    • CandaceCandace
      March 29, 2016    

      Happy 57th Birthday!!! Yesterday was my dad’s birthday and the day before that, was mine!

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