Special Edition - Two Cookbooks Giveaway!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Strawberries 'N Cream

I'm coming here empty handed today. Well almost...Looks like I won't be around here much this week and I apologize for that. I was hoping to have pictures of some of the behind the scene moment of the work for Carrie's cookbook but I got to tell you, when 2am rolls around...I have no more energy left to bake and write.

Carrie is here, staying at the house for a few days working with me on her book. It's the first time we meet in person and it really feels special to be part of making her dream come true. Above is an out take of one of the dessert for a her book. I was putting things together and wanted to check the morning light in the studio one morning.

I fall asleep flipping through pages of other people's cookbooks knowing that I am never going to have time to bake or cook anything from them. Instead of seeing them collect dust, I thought about holding a giveaway for a couple I have enjoyed reading so far. More like salivating as I read! I have two wonderful books up for grabs for you today: Amy's Bread and Unforgettable Desserts.

All you have to do is leave a comment here (one entry per person) between Tuesday February 9th and Friday February 12th midnight eastern US time. I'll ship anywhere in the world. My dear B. will pick at random a winner for each cookbook.

I really am bad at having a pool of recipes ready to go for busy times. I wish I was as organized as my buddy Jen. Sigh...I have a post in draft mode. I don't have things properly aligned in my head yet. Ha...that could be a goal for 2010 right - a sort of late resolution. Hmmmm. I promise to work on that.

Thank you for your patience!

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Peggy said...

It's never too late for resolutions. Sometimes it takes a bit of time for things to settle in the brain before you can attempt to deal with it. When you are ready things will some how work out aligne themselves. The thing is not too worry too much about it.

Etta said...

Here I am! Tomorrow I'll try with macarons!!! kisses
Etta

Sheila said...

Thanks for the giveaway, keeping my fingers crossed. Great blog!

Amy A said...

I enjoy checking your blog to see what wonderful treats you have made and to view your beautiful pictures. Thanks.

Philo said...

Si je suis encore dans le créneau horaire, petite française que je suis, je vais bien avoir la chance de gagner un livre.
Bonne journée

Botacook said...

Moi aussi je veux jouer! :)
Moi je trouve que tu postes relativement souvent, et c'est toujours un plaisir pour les yeux!

Lara said...

Your hard work is well worth the wait!

Two Hoopy Froods said...

I would love to win either one of those cookbooks!

Charlotte said...

I read this blog every day, it's always got such great ideas for recipes, and desserts. Keep doing what you're doing!

kashyle said...

both books look great....fingers crossed

Shalini said...

lucky , you have fresh strawberries there! the picture is fab as always. would love to win a cookbook.:)
thanks

Jeremy Meeks said...

Great giveaway! Have fun this week

jmmeeks@gmail.com

Deborah said...

I'd love to win, and in my oppinion you never get too many cookbooks :)

Sini said...

Oh, I would love to have more cookbooks in my small collection :)

aspengirl said...

Can never have too many cookbooks! looks lovely. fingers crossed

i am zoe said...

i am so inspired by your photography. you're such an artist!

Ginny said...

Bread and dessert - two of my favorite food categories! Hope things calm down for you soon.

Ady said...

Oh ! Count me in! adrienne dot simmons at gmail dot com

Deena said...

Just discovered your blog--looking forward to perusing and being inspired. Cheers!

Vanessa E. said...

Hello Tartalette.

I love love love your blog. Everything you make looks so delicious! I recently made the mava cakes (total success) and some of the viennese almond cookies. Everybody loved them. Thanks for the very easy to follow recipes.

Thanks for your hardwork!

P.S: it'd be cool to win one of the books :-)

Bing said...

I love to bake, winning these books would be great!!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

After you finish your gorgeous work, get some rest, will you, darling?

xx

Linda said...

That photo of the gorgeous strawberries make me yearn for spring!

Rebecca said...

Both cookbooks look amazing!!

Estie said...

Helen-hope the cookbook shoot is going well. Thanks for the chance to win!

Faith said...

mmmmm-- both books look so delicious-- thanks for another great giveaway!

rt said...

This would be a good addition, since I recently started baking lessons and would like to make more new recipes :)

Kim said...

Love cookbooks!!

archipelago said...

your blog is impecable, beautiful photography, to to mention amazing, inventive recipes which look delicious. I wish I could get round to trying more of your recipes than I do.

Kelly @Isle said...

Just found your site, and here you are giving away cook books! A woman after my own heart...

Pick me, dear B.!

Angela K. said...

I have used so many of your recipes - thanks for your hard work in the past! I wouldn't worry about taking a break for awhile - I have plenty of your recipes in my must-try pile as it is!

rest up & come back refreshed!

Since I'd love some new cookbooks, I'm leaving my email. :)
matt_owns_me{at}yahoo{dot}com

npfldmom said...

love your blog- Thanks for all the great recipes

Libby said...

Girl, we will always wait for you because the wait is always worth it. But please don't burn yourself out. Thanks for the chance to win...big fan of Amy's Bread. planbee1911@earthlink.net

Cinderella said...

Love cookbooks!

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http://pennypinchingepicure.com

Caty said...

These look amazing! I'd be thrilled with both, but the dessert book really strikes my fancy...

Thanks for the lovely posts & recipes!

Eliana said...

These is something about this photo that is so peaceful. And what a fun giveaway.

Alison Turner said...

Gosh, I want to eat one of those strawberries. Your job looks so tranquil, but I'm sure it isn't. Get some rest!

kitchentravels.com said...

Even if you can't post a recipe, I love hearing about your current project. It must be a ton of work, but it sounds like a labor of love! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Naomi said...

Awesome give-way. Awesome books. Awesome site!

Ashley said...

Oh my... that is a beautiful photo. I long for strawberry season this year.

Anonymous said...

I love love love strawberries (: <3

I recently just stumbled upon your blog and I love it already. I also really want to better at making macaroons as I love french cakes...

Love, Lulu

Anonymous said...

Every time I read your blog I feel I have to go and bake something! I would love to win one of the books!

jenny said...

ooo! what a fab giveaway! I will patiently await your return!

Miel Abeille said...

Wow! Both look inspiring. Thank you for sharing with us!

Melissa

carol said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG :]

Krank Mills said...

Oooh lovely books! Amy's Bread is my absolute favorite bakery in the city so I'd love to get my hands on their yellow cake recipe.

Hannah said...

The cook books look amazing, It would be great to have either of them.

Lars Kiilerich said...

Your pictures are the best. Salivainducing!

Cheri said...

We understand that you're busy, that's life! Try to get some rest, we will all be here when you get back!

TeaLady said...

How fun!! Would love either book.

Thanks for the chance.

Sammi G said...

Wow! I can't believe how many people left comments here, I guess a lot of people want to win a free cookbook! Thanks for the offer, mighty generous of you!

Kevin said...

Love your images and food.... beautiful!

Lightpool said...

Ooh, I was dreaming of strawberries yesterday. Your picture is making me want them more and more!

dona said...

WOW

I just ran across your beautiful website. Good going and a happy Valentine's to you.
I will be back soon to read more.

PeggyR said...

I love cookbooks and these would be a nice addition to my collection! Happy Valentines Day! Peggy (OH)

steph25 said...

I would be thrilled to win Unforgettable Desserts!

MellowMellowMarshmellow said...

I wish I could get strawberries here, but they are unfortunately not in season here.. Still they look really nice on your picture, gives me a feeling of summer :)

EmmettsMommy said...

Oh wow I can't wait to see them!

ecognium said...

Awesome blog...the giveaways make it even better!!!

Wendy said...

thanks :)
you're awesome!

Anonymous said...

Your work is inspirational. I look forward to seeing your creations. Thanks!

Marsha said...

I'd love to win. I invite you to enter my Valentine giveaway. You could win a pink, bead-knitted purse, hand-knit by me, with a chocolate bar charm.

S.W.A.K.

Hayley and Steve said...

Would love to win either cookbook! I always appreciate a new cooking adventure :)

Rebecca said...

Love your blog I wish I could get my macarons to look as beautiful as your many attempts and no where near close to how yours comes out!! Any tricks or tips would be greatly appreciated I am determined to get these lovely creations to work for me!! And would love to win a new cookbook its been awhile since I got anything new for myself! Babies come first! ;o) Keep up the good work!!

Tiena said...

I don't think I could ever have too many cookbooks.

Pastrychefgrl said...

BTW this is my normal name I post my comments on your blog I hadnt realized I was logged onto my other personal account!!

Judi Cox Steib said...

I always enjoy your blogs! Don't get too tired!

Yael said...

Reading your blog and viewing your photos is like a breath of fresh air! Thanks!

Jen said...

Wow- there are so many entries. I would love to win either of the books.

Ewa said...

Sends greetings from the cold ireland.
Ewa

jane said...

Even without a new recipe, it's a pleasure to read your blog.

Giant said...

Wow, so many comments! I'm a little late on the bandwagon I guess. :)

Ji said...

I'm a avid home baker and you are my hero!
Your photos are absolutely beautiful and makes me want to try making everything!

Anne M said...

I would like to enter.

Stephanie said...

Both book sound great!

Vintage Duygular said...

Beautiful picture and great giveaway!

Yen said...

I'd <3 to win one of the book. Happy Valentine's Day.

Yen

Georgia G. Casas said...

It's already 12pm in my clock, but thanks God it's European time!

It would be really nice one of these books takes a long trip to Barcelona (Spain) where I live.

And it would help me to improve my English! ;)))

Thanks a lot for your recipes and your comments!

Georgia

Marina B said...

Would love and appreciate these cookbooks!

Anonymous said...

Hi Helen. Your pictures are so beautiful! As a lover of baking, your site is an inspiration to me. Thanks for your generous giveaway!

-Angela

www.bellaverita.wordpress.com

Natasha Febriana said...

hi! ^^ i'm new at baking,, but i really hope i can get the books! haha.. ^^

Mar said...

Hi! I just made my 7th batch of macarons but the insides are hollow. Why O why? They are so tiring but this time it only took me an hour. Sigh. They finally looked purrrfect but now now moistness inside.

Kirsty said...

Desserts are my favourite part of any meal!! I would love to be able to make something that was "Unforgettable". As for bread... the book looks like it would be inspiriation!

Clementine said...

Cookbook! Yes please. I love you tartelette.

stigg100 said...

I'm slowly learning how to cook, so a new cookbook to teach me all the ropes would be great!

Melanie said...

Your photos are beautiful.

Hiromi said...

I am a big fan...love you recipes and sharing in your baking adventure!
gmoore5@cox.net

julianne rose said...

i'm just in time! i'm about to move away from amy's bread here in new york city and i'm so so sad. would love to take the book with me on my new adventures in berlin :)

Miss Lee said...

I would like to be the one, can I?^_______^

Kim said...

My word another set of blogs to look at.... I am running out of time and I won't give them up! I think I will live better this way.

iipr3cious said...

I love your images, amazing! As for your new years resolution, it's never too late if you decide to do so now because Chinese New Year will be this coming Sunday, 2/14. Thanks for sharing your recipes, images, and passion on this website, you're an inspiration.

Jennifer O'Shea said...

Love love love your blog--the photos are gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I love your site, your recipes and photography! I am so happy I found your site.

I would love to win either cookbook to add to my collection.

Thanks and Happy Valentines Day!

lynlock said...

Your food and photographs are so inspiring. It's sites like yours that encourage me to try new recipes almost weekly, and I'm thinking it's time to pick up the camera again too. Thank you SO much sharing your talents with us.

tt said...

those strawberries look delicious!

Crêpes Suzie said...

Super ! Count me in!

Kathy said...

I have just discovered the world of cooking blogs. I have cooked for years and you have opened a new world for me with your blog.

Amy said...

I'd love to own both of those cookbooks, but especially Amy's Bread because it would help me with my resolution to start baking homemade bread. Thanks!

Lambie's Family said...

Yum! Strawberries! It's that time of the year again...

Daniela said...

Beautiful photo! I wish strawberries were in season here...

Piebird said...

I love your blog! The photography is so breathtaking... wonderful colors! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

Aidria said...

1000 comments! oh my! thanks for the giveaway, fingers crossed! (btw i love love love your blog)

Tory said...

Your recipes and pictures are really inspiring.

Claire said...

This Army Wife's kitchen can always use more recipes! Thanks for being willing to share with someone!

Kristy said...

What wonderful pictures you take. Love it.

Anna said...

Oh I hope I'm not too late. I'd love to get my hands on these lovely books.

Salinde said...

I would love another cookbook to add to my collection. :)

Heather Mayes said...

I love your photographs. Thank you for all the ways you share!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos; beautiful atmospheres
Thank you for your work and translations of French recipe ...
When will you come back to Atlanta?
Vinciane

katieann said...

I love this site! It has provided so many ideas. I have just started getting into cooking so some of the recipes are a little too advanced for me. But I still love looking at the beautiful pictures of delicious dishes. This give away is fantastic.

Deeba PAB said...

Missed it...dang ... good luck to the winners. The books sound lovely!

Nadia said...

count me in!

eliza said...

just wanted to visit you and see your lovely posts!

French Cooking for Dummies said...

Me! Me! Me!
Gorgeous photo, as usual ;)

Axelle de Toulon (Var) said...

Bonjour,
quotidiennement en vadrouille sur de nombreux sites US, j'ai découvert votre site grâce à un lien de Bakerella. Je suis française, habitant à Toulon et je suis une fan des USA, d'où la raison de mes voyages dématérialisés sur les sites US.
Je voulais juste vous dire que vous avez AUTANT de commentaires que le blog Pioneer Woman !!! Je pense que vous devez connaitre et c'est un sacré exploit ;-))
Un bonjour amical de France.

red ticking said...

hello... i love your blog and have nominated you for kreative blogger award...

please reveal 7 things about yourself and then pass along to 7 others...

have a great valentines day! x pam

Angie Mae said...

Good luck this week! I hope I can add one of these to my cookbook shelf!

Alexandra W. said...

I know what you mean about not having time to bake or write...live gets in way of edible joy. Would love either of these books! I only have one cookbook and its lame!

Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said...

Carbs and sweets are seriously my life lines, so both of these cook books are totally meant for me!!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

Would love either cookbook!

mipiacciono said...

Lovely site

Anonymous said...

Every post of yours is interesting and engaging. Thanks for sharing your interests with us.

mark andrews said...

put your site on my favorites, I just have to try everything I can.Love it all,keep up what your doing.

Victor said...

Found your blog... started reading... now I check daily to see if there's anything new...

Love your site, the photography is absolutely beautiful... so is the food and the recipes... 2008 still to go through... amazing just to go back and look up some of the previous posts.

Tried some of the recipes for my two girls... yummy...

Teenage Thumb said...

You blog is so beautiful! You have inspired me today, thank you!

Diana said...

I love recipes so this is wonderful!

Bonnie said...

Yum, yum, fill my tum!

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