Recipe: Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Cinco de Mayo is only days away… Planning a little fiesta? Have we got a recipe for you: fresh pineapple salsa from Salsa del Rio! Use it to top off your favorite baked fish or include it in a chicken quesadilla for the ultimate Mexican feast. Don’t forget to include a side of margarita for good measure! ;-)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pineapple
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped red bell pepper, optional
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Dash of ground red pepper, cayenne or chipotle
  • 2 tsp finely minced jalapeno pepper, optional
  • juice of 1 fresh lime, (squeeze half the lime)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • Salt to taste (sea salt recommended)

Cedar Rapids residents, be sure to check out our sweet deal! Just $4 gets you $8 worth of homemade tacos, tamales or taquitos from Salsa del Rio.

Off the Leash: Atlanta

Cheers to the weekend! And I do mean cheers, because a few things are certain this weekend in Atlanta: drinks, music and fun!

Raise Your Glass

Family-friendly Fun

  • Escape the city and head to the Big Top for The World’s Largest Shrine Circus and Midway Carnival in Marietta. The fun lasts all weekend with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • If sitting and watching isn’t your thing, check out Laser Voyage Cafe in Duluth for hours of laser tag fun, rain or shine. Jack’s found a pirate-themed treasure with this deal that gets you a three-game play pass for just $10.

FREE Festivals

  • Check out the Inman Park Festival on Saturday and Sunday for kids’ events, music, dancing, arts and crafts and more. Admission is free for everything except the home tour.
  • Finally, don’t let mealtime spoil your fun (or your wallet!).  Head over to Locos Grill and Pub in Buckhead for 55% Off your meal ($22 to spend)! Hang out, dig in and watch the Braves take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jack’s counting down the minutes ’til quitting time so he can get started with this weekend’s festivities!

Houston Contest: Win 2 Tickets to a Wine Tasting Class at Haak Vineyards and Winery ($128 Value)

Congratulations to our winner, Sara! Please email marianne@sweetjack.com to claim your prize.

Calling all winos! We’re giving away TWO Sweetjack vouchers for a $64-valued wine tasting class at Haak Vineyards and Winery ($128 value). Sample from eight award-winning, never released wines (including whites, reds and a dessert wine) and Haak’s expert winemakers will guide you through the fundamentals of comparison and pairing–including cheese & crackers and chocolate samples.

Entering is easy. Just leave a comment on this post telling us why you love SweetJack! You may comment as frequently as once per day through Wednesday, May 2 by 11:59 pm CST. You can ALSO do any of the following to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tweet about this giveaway
  • Follow @SweetJack on Twitter
  • Like SweetJack on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway on your blog

Make sure to come back and leave a separate comment for EACH action you take. Please include links to your posts, tweets etc. when possible. We will announce the winner Thursday, May 3, so be sure to check back with us so you don’t miss the opportunity to claim your prize. Good luck!

Don’t want to miss out on this sweet opportunity? Visit SweetJack.com and snag this wine tasting class for just $32. Get it while it lasts!

How to Give a Neck Massage

Are you and your sweetie stressed to the max? Nothing will help you relax and get rid of your neck pain like a giving each other a gentle massage. Follow these step-by-step instructions from Christie Abbott of Cherokee Hands and feel your worries melt away!

{Step 1} Make sure the room is comfortable with low lighting (candles are great), easy listening music playing in the background, and a warm temperature.
{Step 2} Your significant other should start off supine (face up) on the massage table (or other comfortable surface). Stand behind them and place both hands on each side of the head. This is called grounding and gets them used to your touch and transfer of energy from body to body.
{Step 3} Warm cream in your hands and stroke around the sternal notch (triangular indent at bottom center of neck), around the shoulders, up the neck, to the occipital ridge (base if the skull). Do this 3 times.
{Step 4} Turn their head to one side and continue strokes around the shoulder and up the neck. Thoroughly knead and rub the side of the neck paying close attention to any tight areas. Repeat the long strokes around the shoulder and up the neck.
{Step 5} Turn their head to the other side and repeat.
{Step 6} Next, hold their head in the palm of your hands placing fingers under the occiput (back portion of the head). Gently pull to stretch the neck. Knead the back of the neck with knuckles and pull on the occipital ridge.
{Step 7} You’ve just given a great neck massage!

Nashville residents, don’t miss out on our sweet deal! Get a $70 1-hour massage at Cherokee Hands for just $35!

Atlanta Contest: Win Tickets to Lake Lanier Islands Music and Beer Fest ($92 Value)

Congratulations to our winner, Rachel Cryan! Please email marianne@sweetjack.com to claim your prize.

It’s festival season here in Atlanta and the SweetJack team is celebrating by giving away two SweetJack vouchers to the first Lake Lanier Islands Music and Beer Fest this Saturday, April 28! Enjoy over 150 beers, live music on three stages, great food and a gorgeous Lake Lanier backdrop. Both SweetJack vouchers include admission to the festival, free parking, a souvenir 2012 Lake Lanier Islands Music and Beer Fest tasting glass plus an island gate entrance pass (a $92 value!).

Entering is easy. Just leave a comment on this post telling us why you love SweetJack! You may comment as frequently as once per day through Thursday, April 26 by 12:00 pm EST. You can ALSO do any of the following to increase your chances of winning:

  • Tweet about this giveaway
  • Follow @SweetJack on Twitter
  • Like SweetJack on Facebook
  • Post about this giveaway on Facebook
  • Share this giveaway on your blog

Make sure to come back and leave a separate comment for EACH action you take. Please include links to your posts, tweets etc. when possible. We will announce the winner Thursday, April 26th, so be sure to check back with us so you don’t miss the opportunity to claim your prize. Good luck!