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My First {Salty} Giveaway and Tender Crockpot Roast

Good morning, dear ones! ๐Ÿ™‚ How are you this fine, Autumn day? I am sleepy (up waaaay too late last night!) but so excited to be sharing my first giveaway with you!!

You’ve been such dear and supportive readers and this weekend I want to say thanks. A friend gave me a marvy collection of the most delectable salts from around the world, and I am giving away one cork-topped jar of artisan salt to three of you. I will ship anywhere in the world so you are ALL welcome to enter! ๐Ÿ™‚ Winners will be announced next week and will receive one of the following salts:

  1. Flower of Bali from Indonesia
  2. Peruvian Pink from Peru
  3. Flor de Sel from France

To Enter simply comment below or on Facebook at RamblingTart. I’d love to know where you’re from and what you’d like to see more or less of on RamblingTart. Is there a country you’d like to learn more about? Perhaps a specific cuisine? Anything at all! I’d love to know your thoughts. ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime I’ll share with you a positively SCRUMPTIOUS and easy crockpot roast I made this week. I salted and peppered the beef, placed it in the crockpot and sprinkled it with sliced garlic and fresh rosemary sprigs. Then I mixed 1 can of mushroom soup, 1 can almond milk and one envelope of onion soup mix and poured that over the beef, turning it a few times to coat. I popped on the lid and cooked it on low for 8 hours. Oh mercy. My house smelled positively heavenly when I woke the next morning and the beef was fork tender and savory as can be. The soups make a divine gravy so all you have to do is shred the meat, pour on the gravy and you’re set. ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy weekending, dear folks!! Good luck with the giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy and Tender Crockpot Roast

1 medium sized roast
salt and pepper
4 cloves garlic, sliced
1 sprig rosemary, leaves removed
1 can mushroom soup
1 cup almond milk or regular milk
1 envelope onion soup mix


  1. Salt and pepper beef and place in crockpot. Sprinkle with garlic and rosemary.
  2. In small bowl mix milk and soups and pour over beef, turning to coat.
  3. Set crockpot to low and cook 8-10 hours.
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{lauryl} - Just saw your comment on my blog- I wish you’d take a road trip down to LA, I would love to host you with my favorite “patio living.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ Also, I love everything you blog, but I’d also love more classic British fare… do you have a good recipe for Cottage Pie, for example? I keep trying to figure it out, but have never quite mastered the flavor…

Flaviana - Hello darling
just to let you know that your crockpot roast looks delicious and I must absolutely try it this weekend!!
All of yoour recipes are so yummy but I wouldn’t mind to learn more about russian cuisine ..I bet you know a lot about it too ?!
A big hug ๐Ÿ™‚

Corinne @ Gourmantic - I like your salty giveaway! The Peruvian pink looks intriguing.

My suggestion for a topic is how the kind of foods you grew up with has influenced your cooking style (or not).

Mary - Oh, I HAVE to try this! Sounds fab!

Mary xo
Delightful Bitefuls

kate - i no weve been emailing so i thought hang on ive never commented on the brilliance of your blog on your actual blog,HOW DARE I.so this was the perfect time i thought as id also love one of those salts!!hehe cheeky girl with a motive!!
i dont think you can do anything better than you already do on your blog,its amazing.every post,every where you go i want to go and see.i could say oh yes my fav place is france bt when you put up post of all the different places u go to im instantly in love with them too.so keep going with it all!!
much love

Joanne - Krista, that meat is PERFECTLY cooked! It’s making me crave some serious comfort food just looking at it!

Thanks so much for the giveaway! Coming here never fails to put a smile on my face and warm my soul. You are just the sweetest! Keep on doing what you’re doing!

Tracy Myers - You do some amazing things on here, and the photos make them so much fun to check out! I would love to see some Indonesian recipes, but any country from around the world has unique and savory dishes that are so delicious! If you can’t travel the world, experiment with the foods from other cultures. It is always rewarding and a rich experience!

corrie - Oooo Salt! I think it should be sent to Denver, Colorado! Lots of love and love what you’re doing with Rambling Tart… just love to see more of it! xoxo Corrie

Keziah - Hey you…thanks for your posts…keep the great quotes coming.

Glenna - Dear Krista, You have a special way of taking your readers along with you on these wonderful eating & sightseeing adventures. I feel I’m there with you on the journey. Would absolutely love to experience the taste of Luxembourg with you and discover a secret hideaway with beautiful scenery over there. (in similar style to your previous coverage of Lake Blad). My maternal grandfather was from Luxembourg and it has always fascinated me.
To quote RLS: “the world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings”. Love your blog, Glenna

Barbara - What a super giveaway! I love salts….I have some fleur de sel and some truffle salt, but would love to try some others.

Fabulous photo of your roast, Krista! It’ looks moist and delicious. I haven’t had a crock pot for years, but imagine this can be done stovetop as well.

Alina - Hi Krista,

Everything you post looks so finger licking good, I can’t decide which I love more, your photos are so romantic and inspiring, all I want is to thank you and hope for more inspiring posts.

Cynthia - I’ve learned that there are way more ingredients than I’ve been using. I need to broaden my cooking horizons.

Angela Giroux - The roast looks amazing. And now I’m craving it at 11:20 at night. As usual, amazing pictures… simply mouth-watering. Have a great weekend!

sophia - I love my crockpot. I’ve been meaning to make a roast of some sort, too! Hopefully, using your salt. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jen Cheung - happy weekend to you too! hope your enjoying it already ๐Ÿ™‚ keep smiling.

have a lovely weekend ๐Ÿ™‚
jen @ http://www.charmoflife.ca

Anna Johnston - Wow Krista, this roast looks so juicy & tender & such a simple idea. I love *that smell*.., walking in on a cold winters day (or in your case waking up to it) & your hit with that welcome home honey smell.., I can imagine this roast would’ve greeted you this way for sure.
Love the salt competition, I’m a fanatic about a good salt, in fact I’d almost go so far as to say salts can be like wines depending on the different regions you get a whole different taste going on there, so think your little salt giveaway sounds amazing. I’ve never tasted Peruvian Pink from Peru so would be so interested to try that one out.
Thanks for sharing Krista. Have an awesome weekend.
Cheers Anna

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Krista, that roast looks so divine! You can see how soft it is right there! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Gorgeous giveaway too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nancie - It’s been a long time since I’ve cooked (or eaten) a roast. This sounds delicious.

Pat - Salt…..is it not the nectar of the gods? It is my most favorite of all the seasonings. I love trying new salts, especially any one of these you are offering.

shenais - i would love to learn more about peru and the cuisine of the andes.

Robyn Lenssen - yes please, enter me for the salt. i’d love to read more about all of your travels to places overseas like france, italy, etc. keep up the good work though.

Jerusha Lofland - I adore all the photos–of both food and scenery. They make me Happy!

Katie@Cozydelicious - Your roast looks amazing! And I love fancy salts… I have sort of an addiction… I have a spice drawer and also a salt drawer! But I have never had salt from Bali!

Susan Beaird - I am loving your blog Krista! Especially when you’ve shared about your painful journey from the Institute day – right there with you. I really think you need to stop by Russia the next time you’re on this side of the pond. I’ll make you borsht and lots of chai. ๐Ÿ™‚ blessings! Susan

Margo - pick me! pick me! Love your blog just as it is ๐Ÿ™‚

Bekah Mae - I bought some Flor de Sal (this brand, actually) a few months ago. It’s amazing what difference GOOD salt makes on your food!

RamblingTart - Thank you, Mallory!! I just love it when the meat gets so tender and delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

mallory - Roast is one of the first things on my ‘fall list’ of dinners, yours looks incredibly delicious! Yum!

RamblingTart - Thank you so much, Val. ๐Ÿ™‚ There were definitely Italian foods that stood out!! I will do some posts on them for you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

bellini valli - Wouldn’t we all love to have this delicious crock pot roast ready and waiting when we come home from work. I enjoy your blog as is with little snippets of travels you have been on. Since you were in Italy perhaps there was some food that stood out for you there? I am ready to do some armchair travelling from British Columbia.

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