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Win Summer’s Best Grilling Basket

By Cathy Cochran-Lewis, May 9, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Cathy Cochran-Lewis
THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS! Grab your tongs, don your apron and light your grills – it’s time to fire up for summer! At Whole Foods Market, we are excited to bring you Summer’s Best – a summer-long online and in-store roadmap to the freshest and seasonally best foods at peak perfection, strategies for making the most of the season both indoors and out, and solutions for enjoying summer full tilt. Gear up for backyard grilling and Memorial Day (May 30) celebrations by entering to win our Summer’s Best Grilling Basket. You’ll become the master of the grill in no time with this basket stuffed with marinades, grilling tools, spices, condiments and more – all the essentials to help get your grill on! Ready to start the season ripe? Tell us your favorite ways to make summer sizzle on the grill in the comments section below by May 22nd. One winner will be randomly selected to receive the Summer’s Best Grilling Gift Basket, a $100 value, plus a $50 gift card so you can pick up your favorite grilling necessities like charcoal, burgers, sausages, veggies, buns and more. Here’s what you’ll find in the basket. And even if you don’t win, this list will give you a great starting point for must-haves to kick off the season of grilling greatness!
  • 365 Everyday Value Caribbean BBQ Seasoning and Southwestern Grille Seasoning
  • 365 Everyday Value Mayonnaise, Organic Yellow Mustard and Organic Tomato Ketchup
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Kosher Pickles and Sweet Relish
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Ranch Dressing
  • Nature’s Rancher Theo’s Steakhouse and Ginger Teriyaki Cooking & Grilling Sauce
  • Laurel Hill Tortilla Chips (Multi Grain)
  • Food Should Taste Good Chips (Sweet Potato and Cheddar)
  • 365 Everyday Value Organic Unsweetened Black Tea
  • Good Grips 16” Tongs
  • 100 Bamboo Skewers
  • Good Grips Large Wooden Spoons
  • Good Grips Metal Spatula
  • No Mo’ Skeeters Bug Spray
So tell us how you make summer sizzle on the grill! Add your comment by May 22nd for a chance to win a grilling gift basket. Ready, set, summer! THE CONTEST HAS CLOSED. CONGRATS TO HEIDI FROM COLORADO. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE COMMENTS!
Category: Contests, Summer's Best




Carla Laney says ...
If I win, I'll have to buy a grill!
05/14/2011 5:56:01 AM CDT
Kenneth Royston says ...
Baby back ribs on the big green egg is a sure fire way to get my summer sizzling. But really any excuse to fire up the grill is a great excuse.
05/12/2011 10:45:45 PM CDT
nina says ...
OOPS, typed wrong email address in last post, must have eaten too many burgers :) above is the correct one
05/14/2011 10:53:52 PM CDT
Jody says ...
Once the temperature reaches 90 here in Austin (happened a little sooner than I was expecting this year!), our grill becomes our outdoor kitchen. We cook everything we possibly can outside! I even do a grilled oatmeal on there for breakfast the next day. A little grillin', some tasty beer, a baby pool for the kids, and we're set!
05/11/2011 9:27:21 AM CDT
Joan M. says ...
Since we have a charcoal grill, when we grill we make it worth our time; we buy 5 lbs. of the grassfed burger and make patties. We also buy several chicken breasts (usually marinated overnight in either BBQ spices or Jamican Jerk spices or Greek Lemon Herb spices). We cook the chicken first as it takes longer (and the first is hotter), then we'll do the burgers while the chicken cools. After everthing cools, we wrap each in either plastic wrap or put into individual sandwich zipbags and put those into freezer zipbags for freezer storage. A lot of work! But our main entrees are ready to eat spread out over several months.
05/12/2011 4:07:50 AM CDT
Lynn R says ...
My favorite is a good old fashioned hot dogs and hamburgers party. My parents always grilled hot dogs split down the middle -- more surface area for the great grill char taste to happen! And I'm just like my Dad -- the only thing I want on a burger is tons of grilled onions (and maybe a little salt and pepper). Fantastic! I love all sorts of other things grilled (veggies, salmon, fruit, etc.) but the dogs and burgers will always be tops --memories of childhood!
05/12/2011 3:34:07 AM CDT
Michael Schimelpfenig says ...
MMMMM Grilling fresh veggies all summer long...
05/12/2011 4:03:27 AM CDT
Bethany Sigler says ...
I love you use the natural hardwood charcoal verses the other stuff. I just recently gained a propane grill so I will be learning how to cook with that. still love the smell of wood and smoke and the way the food absorbs the flavor from hardwood charcoal
05/11/2011 11:43:48 PM CDT
Sharada Skidmore says ...
We raise Beefalo and the steaks & hamburgers grilled outside are the best. Nothing better than home grown. :-) Luv to grill zucchini and also quartered potatoes coated in olive oil and seasonings. Happy Summer Everyone!
05/11/2011 6:18:30 AM CDT
Jill says ...
Love to put the premade pizza crusts from Whole Foods on the grill - brush with a little olive oil and top with red peppers, cheese and arugula.
05/15/2011 7:04:39 AM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
I just learned about grilling fruit from the above Whole Foods friends...who knew? I guess I will try that first followed by salmon and veggies! Yum!
05/15/2011 7:09:43 AM CDT
Anita Childress says ...
Our family loves to grill all year round. Some of our favorites are Tri Tip, Salmon Burgers and Corn on the Cob. We hope to try grilled pizza this summer.
05/16/2011 11:11:31 PM CDT
Kathy D. says ...
Nothing beats grilled corn on the cob, burgers, and a beer on a nice spring evening! Too bad we just haven't had any of those yet...
05/16/2011 9:46:39 AM CDT
Kaitlyn S says ...
Grilled corn cobs with old bay! Nothing is better.
05/18/2011 3:16:10 AM CDT
Katie Russell says ...
While my family loves burgers on the grill (so do I, with your 85% pasture raised beef!) my personal favorite thing is grilled veggies! I love zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms and potatoes put right on the grill, no plank or foil :)
05/18/2011 7:41:17 AM CDT
Leah says ...
I'm so excited to try making my own veggie burgers this summer!
05/18/2011 8:25:58 AM CDT
Kim says ...
Mustard and sea salt crusted tri-tip. It's the most unbelievable culinary experience and SO easy anyone can do it! I really wish there were a whole foods closer to me so I could go more often!
05/18/2011 9:05:21 AM CDT
M. M. Cassidy says ...
An ample amount of sugar, blackstrap molasses, or agave nectar will ensure that any grilled food has perfectly charred grilled marks--around this neck of the woods it's drained and pressed grilled extra firm tofu. Paired with anything avocado and an oragne wine (especially Paolo Bea's Coenobium) or chilled Lambrusco, an instant success is guaranteed.
05/21/2011 1:04:01 AM CDT
Joe Martin says ...
I cook meat and fish(exclusively from whole foods), and my wife is a wizard on the grill with vegetables. Summer is grilling, and this summer I plan on buying a smoker, and learning how to use it.Sunshine, food on the grill, and Oberon, make me one happy grill master.
05/09/2011 4:34:57 PM CDT
Julie Stevenson says ...
Our favorite summer grilling item is lamb kabobs. Nice fresh leg of lamb cut into chunks with baby bella mushrooms, red and yellow bell pepper chunks, onion chunks marinated in italian dressing before grilling! Yum! Now we just need grilling weather!
05/11/2011 10:25:22 PM CDT
Nancy says ...
Mmmm. Chunks of vegetables tossed lightly in olive oil, grilled and then drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar. Mmmm.
05/11/2011 10:26:53 PM CDT
Starla Nelson says ...
We love using our pizza stones on the grill to make homemade pizzas with summer squash & zucchini..
05/11/2011 9:37:22 AM CDT
Jenny says ...
That basket would be great for fathers day!
05/11/2011 9:44:36 AM CDT
helenlam says ...
Grilling is about the only time I cook steaks, so I'll go all out and grill up vegetables too!
05/12/2011 2:51:03 AM CDT
lydia says ...
I love that our whole meal can cook on the grill while I sip a tastey beverage of choice while relaxing under the mister, watching the kids burn off all their energy!
05/12/2011 12:23:54 AM CDT