Pecan Coconut Cherry Granola and A Deliciously Organic Giveaway

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pecan Cherry Granola

*** Per the instructions in this post, the giveaway ended on Sunday night, 01/23/2011.***
It's not often that I cook from a cookbook from beginning to end. It's not often that I do it twice. Three times. And it's not often that a cookbook becomes like the postcard of a very dear friend. Something you read over and over for fun, to learn, because it touched you somehow. That's how I feel about Carrie's book, Deliciously Organic. That's how I feel about Carrie.

A year ago, I had no idea who Carrie Vitt was. I had no idea I would be privileged to bring her recipes, her family and her words to photographs. I had no idea, just a faint and distant skip in my heart, that we would become friends. When work allows you to connect beyond the image, to understand someone's journey and decisions, you can't be anything but grateful.

Granola

I know, I know. I am biased. Of course I am! Not only was I given a tremendous "first" cookbook to shoot, her first to write, but all the hard work and the hours spent dissecting recipes and looking over hundreds of images really paid off. Huge thanks to IFP, her publisher, for putting the highest quality demands on both of us. And to the amazing crew of people working on it.

We ate well for the two weeks I worked on her book. We ate very well. Carrie came during the shoot and her recipes took on an even greater dimension. We talked about her reasons for going organic and non processed. We discussed and commented. We established a dialogue and an area of mutual quiet respect. Through food. As it should be.

Tomato Chive Quiche

If you are looking for organic, unprocessed, wholesome ingredients, Carrie's recipes are simply put just pure gourmandise whether you are making Sour Cream and Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Puree, Grandma's Crawfish Etouffee, Roasted Red Onion and Pear Salad, or the Pecan Coconut And Cherry Granola and the Tomato Basil Quiche in the pictures here. (click on continue for recipes at the bottom to get the granola recipe.)

If you are puzzled with the what/why/where of going organic, Carrie's story and subsequent journey and discoveries will provide some pointers and ways to explore. Carrie's tone is never preachy or condescending. It can't be. You realize that when you meet her in real life, trust me. So you listen or read. And you learn. And you share.

Of course I want her to do well! I loved photographing this book! I can't wait to start on her second! I loved the work but first and foremost it's not everyday that you first cookbook shoot turns out to be one you handle from ingredient shopping to post processing all by yourself and still leave you elated and rubbing your belly for more good food.

Tomato Chive Quiche

Every dish in this book was photographed, then eaten. That chicken on the back cover? Man...it came out hot from the oven, we set it down on my table, photos were taken and we ate it but a big salad simply dressed of lemon juice and olive oil. I have dreams about that chicken. Yep, I planned every work day around a set menu: one breakfast, one entree, two sides, one dessert. Oh yes...

Again. We ate well. Very well.

And we still do. And now you can too! In honor of Carrie's book release, I have one copy to giveaway to a lucky reader among you! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and a winner will be picked at random on Sunday night 01/23/2011, midnight eastern time. One entry per person, no anonymous please. I will ship anywhere in the world.

Carrie....I am so flipping proud of you! Virtual flowers and Champagne to celebrate!

Wishing...



Notes: I know...where's the quiche recipe, right? In the book....we can't give you all that's inside the book but I urge you to try it as you as you can. That recipe alone will make for better Sunday mornings...trust me!

Pecan, Coconut and Cherry Granola, printed with permission of Carrie Vitt.

Makes about 8 cups
1 cup (185gr) whole cane sugar or sucanat
¾ cup (180ml) organic maple syrup
4 cups (440gr) rolled oats
1 ½ cups (130gr) coconut, unsweetened
1 ½ cups (150gr) dehydrated whole pecans, or pecan halves
1 cup (160gr) dried cherries, lightly chopped

Preheat your oven to 350º and adjust the top rack to the middle of the oven.
Whisk sugar and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until almost smooth. Pour the oats, coconut, pecans into a large bowl and then pour the syrup over them. Stir gently until the syrup coats everything. Spread mixture onto a large baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for twenty minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Break into pieces and add the dried cherries. Add dried fruit after you break up the granola into loose bits and large pieces. Sore in an airtight container.

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jarnizzl said...

Sounds so awesome!

jarnizzl said...

This sounds so good!

mary said...

I've thought of writing a cookbook myself.

Christi said...

Wow...the photos are amazing and the food looks delicious. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book!!

Meadow said...

Wow! That looks delish!!
Carrie's book would be really nice to read and use.

Molly Aleza Vogel said...

I would love a copy!

Pilar said...

Congratulations on finishing the work, I love your pictures and the book sounds really good and honest.

Anonymous said...

sounds and looks splendid, I would love to add this book to my collection specially with the appreciation of your recomendation and beautiful work!!!

Lesley said...

The thing I love best about the internet is finding food sites which I would otherwise have no idea of and then linking from these to others - I just love it! The granola and the tomato basil quiche look so appealing and I just want to make (and eat!) them now!

Faith said...

I would love to try out this cookbook! The recipes sound wonderful, and I am completely in love with your photography as well. :-)

flowers on my table said...

wow I can@t believe how many comments are on here! The book looks amazing...I need to go organic! Thankyou for an amazing and beautiful blog.

Olciam222 said...

Oh my! This copy can be very useful for me!

Biblioholicbeth said...

What beautiful photos! The recipes sounds incredible as well...congrats to both of you!

AMankin said...

Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I'd adore a copy :)

Human Potpourri said...

I REALLY REALLY want this book. I guess the rest is up to the luck fairies....

Tracy Grant said...

So exciting!! I am slowly progressing to a more complete organic, non processed diet here for me and my family. It's a lot of fun and so satisfying! Your photos are gorgeous Helen and I love this granola recipe Carrie !

Anonymous said...

The book looks amazing! Thanks for offering a copy.
lonetree72(at)yahoo(dot)com

DeeGeeRN said...

Would love this book.. I'm all about organics and non processed food products.
Thanks for the giveaway.

adamsca at me dot com

Sareberry said...

Yay! I'm getting bored with my usual granola recipe. This looks like just the fix!

Elena said...

i'd love the cookbook

Zeenat said...

I just stumbled across your blog while searching for macaron recipes. Love the recipes, everything looks sooo delicious! Would love a copy of the cookbook.

Annetje said...

Adore your photo's and recipes, would love to win the book.

Claudia said...

Wow, great photography. Congrats on the 1st book and good luck with second. Must get myself a copy!

Giulia said...

This looks delicious...the ingredients I don't have just went on my marketing list for next week. Yum.

Carrie's book sounds delicious...count me in.

Cheers.

Annetje said...

Adore your photo's and recipes. Would love to win the book

Jill said...

Yay! This sounds great!

Elessara said...

Wow - beautiful work, by both of you. Looking forward to seeing more! :)

Always Wright said...

What gorgeous photos! You did a great job! I can't wait to see the book and try more recipes! Thanks!

The InTolerant Chef said...

I'd love to try the roast onion and pear salad, it sounds divine... actually they all do! yumm...

Jessie said...

I love your photography as well as homemade, organic food! :)

Misty said...

Lovely and I understand why Carrie is such an inspiration!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Congrats on the book and Good luck to both you and Carie. Hope to see you write about the next one very soon :)
And love to have the book

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

It would be fabulous to win a copy!

Janae' said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I would love to feed my family from this cookbook!

a2 said...

Love granola. perfect nutty snack :)

The Hip Homemaker said...

That quiche looks amazing! If I am not the lucky winner, I will be putting this on my library check out list, for sure.

Jessica R said...

You make the chicken sound divine!

kimchicsisters said...

Granola looks amazing!

http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/crepes.html

Hale said...

I love to win your book!!!
Beautiful photography as usual, and the recipes sound delicious!

Dru said...

My mouth is watering.... hopefully I'll get lucky.

Natalie said...

I recently went organic, and I love it! Im glad so many people are enthusiastic about this kind of food.

Pamela Keener said...

I'm salivating. Everything looks delish!!!!!!
Love & Hugs,
Pam

terri said...

everything looks amazing!

Susan said...

I love the idea. I would love this book!

sharon said...

what a wonderful giveaway!

elegant_storms (at) yahoo.com
elegantstorms.blogspot.com

Marsha H said...

The cookbook sounds like a lovely book. I can't wait to see the recipes AND the photos

dezzi said...

I love your photos! And that cookbook sounds really nice.

Sisley said...

I never thought to add coconut to my granola, next batch I'm trying this recipe.

Sarah said...

Just brilliant! Beautiful.

Terri. said...

The cookbook sounds great! Keeping my fingers crossed....
tshaw6580@yahoo.com

Kim said...

My goodness! You have a really blessed life to work on sonething you are so passionate about! I'm struggling through a horrible jpb and this blog always gives me hope and ideas!

Wendy said...

Wow, that sounds like a fabulous book!

Ms. Dixon said...

I would love to try out the cookbook! Especially after reading such a great praise for it!

Rita said...

G-R-A-N-O-L-A! I love it. Thanks for the recipe!

Tina said...

This is so perfect. That is why it is so easy to cook and come up with wonderful meals because there are so many help that we can get from the internet aside from books. I am really learning a lot when it comes to cooking. I am glad to benefit from all of these things.

Corey :) said...

I would love to have the book! :)

emrigsby said...

Your pictures and your blog life are so beautiful! Continued best wishes, Ellen

Tisha said...

Wow...organic and beautiful....sign me up to win!!!!

Monica said...

Your recipes and photos are always such an inspiration for me...thank you.

Lisa said...

That granola looks incredible! Will definately be trying it out this weekend...

Jo said...

Your photos are amazing! My mouth is watering just looking at the photos!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks amazing! I'd love the pop to try all the recipes!!!

Hannah said...

I adore, adore, adore homemade granola! My favourite uses figs, molasses, and sesame seeds, but I'm definitely going to try this version soon :)

Jen M said...

I love your pictures, thank you for sharing with us.

Alli said...

Yum! I'd love to get my hands on this cookbook! <3

grace said...

Lovely !

ErinA said...

Love the quiche.... just made a similar one for a girls night a few weeks back! The organic cookbook sounds divine...

Katchoo said...

I bet this would make a good muesli/soft cereal too!

Bea said...

Quelle incroyable aventure! Les recettes de Carrie + tes photos, ça doit être un mélange absolument exquis! Je m'intéresse beaucoup à tout ce qui est bio, sain et complet (j'espère que de plus en plus de personnes s'y intéresseront...), mais à part les recettes du livre ce sont aussi (ou peut-être surtout :) ) tes photos que j'aimerais voir. J'aime beaucoup ton style et souvent je reviens ici rien que pour revoir certaines de tes images.
Quelle chance qu'Internet existe ;)


(désolée d'écrire en français, mais l'anglais me sert surtout pour la lecture, pas tellement pour exprimer correctement ce que je voudrais dire... :))

Jo @ Quirky Cooking said...

Wow! This recipe looks so delicious, just like your photos! Congratulations to both of you!!! I would LOVE this book - I cook as much as possible organic, and with natural sweeteners. And I love your photos! If I don't win it, I think I'm going to have to buy it!!! :D

Christine said...

Hi

As always.. Everything you do is Beautiful = )

Thank you for the giveaway/

BLessings
Chris

Ms. Manda said...

This seems like a great cookbook for me to get started eating healthier.

Thanks for doing this.

Susie said...

These recipes look delicious, especially the granola. I love homemade granola for breakfast! Think I'm going to make that today!

KristelSN said...

I'm a new follower of this blog - beautiful pictures and the recipies are very inspiring. Since my son has food-allergies, everything related to organic food is interesting for me.

Katarzyna said...

Mmmm delicious... I'm getting hungry! Great job :)

Hannah said...

Would you believe I currently have almonds, cashews, macadamias, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and pine nuts in my pantry but no pecans?! The horror! Off to the grocery store tomorrow :)

Kelly said...

It all looks so amazing - I'd love to win a copy xxx

Joyce said...

That quiche looks delicious!
Can I please win this time? Not all books are made available here in the Phils. Would love to have a copy of it. Thanks! :)

Joyce said...

That quiche looks delicious!
Can I please win this time? Not all books are made available here in the Phils. Would love to have a copy of it. Thanks! :)

Dawna McKillip said...

I shouldn't read your blog when hungry. I almost licked the screen. :) They all look delicious. Great pictures! Great recipes!

Amy said...

Fabulous! I just recently subscribed to your blog and am enjoying it.

Jenn said...

Ooh looks fantastic!! If the food is half as good as the pictures it will be amazing!!

Emily said...

Hi Helene! I'm une Americaine learning to cook in France (as I teach English to primary-school children too). I would love a copy of Carrie's book, as I am making the effort to buy organic on a budget and I never regret it. All recipes turn out better when using organic ingredients! Bisous!

Laura said...

I make granola all the time and I would love to try this one, it looks and sounds delicious!

I love Carrie's site, very inspirational!

Maureen said...

That quiche looks delicious- I'm sorry I'll have to wait til summer farmers markets or my garden. But I'm sure there are delicious recipes for all seasons. I guess I'll have to get a copy!

Janine said...

Beautiful photos! I'd love to read more!

Janine

Zach & Erin Ward said...

The photos are beautiful, as always! Hope I win!

monica said...

I am trying to cook non processed foods for my family. This book would make the transition a breeze. Thank you Helene for the beautiful photography that stirs my appetite like no others.

jocelyn teo said...

whattttt almost 300 comments?? :( here's a long shot then, no matter what, thank you for always providing such lovely photos along with the interesting write up! :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

I think you and her had a lot of fun together, sweetie, even though you were working. :)
The granola sounds and looks delicious - crunchy and full of flavor, as I like my granola to be - and that quiche... Yum, yum!

Marilyn said...

Definitely! I need to win this book. That Tomato Basil Quiche looks so good. Copying the granola recipe now.

Tina Brok Hansen said...

Hi, first of all thanks for a fantastic blog - I am a big fan - very interesting food and great photos. I am buying more and more organic food and would love to get new inspiration. Hope your friends cookbook will find its way to Copenhagen. Best regards

miniNigella said...

the tomato basil quiche looks amaaaaaaazing.....

Nicole said...

Beautiful blog post, photos are delightful and I'm intrigued by the book! Merci!!!

Kimberley said...

the granola recipe looks super tasty. thank you for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway! :) k

Julea Ivancovich Photography said...

I would love to have a copy of this book! There is nothing better than hunkering down with a glass of vino and a new cookbook! :)

fishy.delishey said...

sounds like a fab book - count me in on the giveaway! :)

ebugarin said...

How nice that you get to work on something that gives you so much pleasure AND that you are amazing at! I really like your work! Thank you for sharing that amazing copy!

Alice at Northeast Locavore said...

The photo of the tart is beyond beautiful! I'm sure it is as delicious as it looks. Congratulations to both you and Carrie.

Wandering Gal said...

What an amazing time you must have had! That Tomato Tart looks so Delicious!!

Ulrika Laan said...

What a heavenly blog!

Kaa_Acklie said...

That tomato and basil quiche will be mine for lunch. Yummm.....

Clytie said...

Congrats to Carrie and of course you for this gorgeous photos.
Quiche looks absolutely amazing. Yumm :)

Louann said...

I love granola and with cherries would be absolutely amazing....I would love to win Carrie's cookbook!

Amanda Thompson said...

Honestly, I can't wait until YOU come out with a cookbook! I adore your photos and your recipes.

LeahSavitsky said...

Those recipes look completely amazing. I'd love to cook pretty much any of the recipes you mentioned.

marla@familyfreshcooking.com said...

I am sooooo proud of the two of you!! As you know you are both dear to my heart in so many ways. Gorgeous book, wonderful recipes & you are both an exceptional team. xo

iva said...

It Sounds and looks splendid! I would love to indulge in the pleasure of making and add that book to my collection!!!

lg said...

I would love to win this book!

Vicki said...

The photos are gorgeous. Would like to see more recipes. The quiche has me yearning for tomato season. Would like to win this lovely book. thank you!

Jswm said...

Greetings from Poland :)
I love your recipes!

Tarte In Training said...

Beautiful photographs means wonderful recipes to me! Congratulations!

Return to Sunday Supper℠ said...

This cookbook looks visually delicious and I'm betting that the recipes are just as good as they appear.

--jenna said...

Well...first time visitor to the site and I'm already drooling. Even though I just finished eating a huge Thanksgiving-in-January-in-South-America feast! Organic cookbook? If I don't win, this is going on my Amazon list... :)

Chelsey said...

The pictures are incredibly gorgeous, and the recipes seem wonderful as well. What an amazing cookbook you took part in! And an awesome journey as well.

sara said...

you've really sold me on this book, it sounds great!

museandreverie said...

Congratulations to you both - the pictures are beautiful and the food sounds and looks remarkably delicious.

I love hearing about how special your work is to you, how in many ways it is more than just a way to pay the bills.

And thank you for the chance to win a copy of such a lovely sounding book.

MonicaDG327 said...

I would love to have this book. That quiche looks amazing!!

Esme said...

This would be an awesome cookbook to have.

Thank you

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Advah said...

I love Carrie's blog and was planning on getting the cookbook on my next trip to the States!
This cherry granola made me hungry, and it's time for bed. Hmm..

Anonymous said...

This book sounds simply divine and as they say eating begins with the eyes so the photos are an integral part of the whole culinary experience. I often wonder just how much weight I can attribute to those photographs in the cook books!
I always cook recipes I see on the page before I cook the others.

Cyndi said...

You are such a generous, loving person and I'm so glad I found your blog. Can't wait to try the cherry granola. Cherries are my favorite fruit. Best of luck to you and Carrie on the book.

spoonwithme said...

Your photos and writing always take me to a sunnier, brighter place. What an amazing first cookbook to work on. Congrats!

Maggie said...

I would love to win! Thanks so much!

Robin (Hippo Flambe) said...

The photos and cookbook look beautiful. Hoping I am lucky enough to win this cookbook. I know I would cook from it often.

-Robin

kalaina said...

I would absolutely LOVE to have this book! My mouth is watering just from those lovely pictures posted! I've recently gone vegetarian and I'd love to find new recipes to try!

xoxo
K.Alaina

keri wong said...

i am new to blogs, so i don't follow too many but after checking this one out, i definitely bookmarked it! i LOVE organic food and even if i don't win the book, i may have to just go out and buy one!

Wombler said...

Mmmm yummy, :)

Sue said...

Your photographs, as always, are inspiring! However the food looks equally inspiring and delicious. The books sounds amazing and I will have to watch for it..unless of course I was the lucky recipient of the draw!
Congrats to both of you!

my life be like said...

your photography seems like the perfect pairing for her incredible looking food. all the best to you both :)

Mairi@Toast said...

That book is on my wish list! That quiche looks beautiful & I will have to give the granola a go.

Lauren said...

The granola is currently in the oven and smells so delicious!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe.

Henrietta said...

I am always astounded by your photographs. Your blog truly inspires me to cook more and to snap more pictures.

P.S -I would love to win the cookbook!

melissa said...

that quiche looks amazing!

Amanda said...

All of the food looks delicious and the pictures are, as always, gorgeous!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Everything about Carrie's book grabbed my attention - the recipes, the photography, the message. I can't tell you how many times I have flipped through the book, making notes of the recipes I want to try (there are a lot).

Since I already have a copy of the cookbook, please don't consider my entry for the giveaway.

Rebecca said...

Can I cook from it and take the pictures out and hang them on my wall? What a beautiful masterpiece! Well done, well done

Heather said...

Your photographs are always beautiful. I visit your site for the great recipes, but just seeing the amazing food pics is great too.

That tomato basil quiche looks yummy. I would love to have this cookbook.

vkitchen said...

I am in love with that tart. You have convinced me to buy a rectangular tart pan. I don't know what it is, but those things turn out so much more attractive than the rounds. I think it has something to do with the fact that rectangles don't really appear in nature the way that the circles do. So, when we see food that way it looks polished, man made, artistic in a sense. It's awesome. Thanks for inspiring me today =)

Mo said...

This cookbook looks amazing! I love organic food and the self-sustained lifestyle. It would be so much fun to play with those recipes!

Elaine said...

How lovely! Count me in. :)

Silvina said...

The photos are amazing; that quiche looks so tasty!!!
I'd love to get a copy of that book

Laurie C. said...

Your photos are gorgeous, and congratulations on this great accomplishment!

Jennifer Warren said...

What a wonderful and inspiring collaboration.

Paul said...

If the book holds recipes like that granola one, I'd certainly like to try a bunch more from it...

LT said...

Lovely pictures as always! Please enter me in the cookbook giveaway. :)

Betsy said...

I love your blog...have been following you for quite a while! I would love to win this cookbook, too!

Tanya said...

Thank you for the chance to win this. I have a bag of organic dried cherries that would work great in that granola recipe. Beautiful photos as ever. Merci!

Elisabet Figueras said...

Fantastic post! Carrie and you are amazing!

Thea Katrine said...

That looks so delicious. It would be so nice to win the book!

- Thea

elise said...

everything looks AMAZING!!!

Delphine said...

I would love to win ! I'm keen of vegetables, granola, and organic stuff, since i discovered about it a few years ago. Cross my fingers ;)

Mona said...

Sounds delicious. Please count me in.

Melissa said...

Wow! I cannot wait to try all of those delicious recipes!

Kathryn said...

Yummy granola! The book would be a welcome addition to my cookbook library!

Boutet said...

I love the photographs you put on here! It makes everything look so wonderful

Catherine said...

Congratulations to the both of you! It must feel like a wonderful accomplishment.

CL said...

You are very talented! This looks like an incredible cookbook.

Mary Kellye said...

All of those recipes sound incredible!

Andie D. said...

That tomato basil quiche looks delish!

lady warfield said...

Just from what you've shown, the recipes look very delicious. I'm new to cooking; I've relied on roommates, and husband to cook for me. It's only been in the last year, that I have enjoyed baking and cooking fun and yummy meals. But I think often about trying to make all those deserts a bit healthier. But I don't know how! This book looks like a great start for me. And I can't wait to see it!
Hope I win!!
xxoo

Benny said...

The granola looks amazing and I'll be trying that for sure!The pictures are amazing!!I soo would love to win this book!!

If you want, check out my LIGHT and DIET LIKE cook blog on

www.beinitaly.blogspot.com

I would love to know ur opinion!!!

soosanlee said...

The photos look amazing and the way you describe everything is just brilliant and so inspiring:) definately going to make this granola! And would love love love the book! x Ireland.

Time for Good Food said...

This cookbook sounds great! And your photos are gorgeous, of course!

Sierra Bangs said...

This book looks fabulous! I would love some delicious organic recipes. Also, thank you for this granola recipe, I have recently gotten into dried cherries and have been eating them nonstop!

Sandra said...

I love the recipes, can't wait to try making the granola

joan e said...

I'm new to your blog. The pictures are beautiful and I love all your ideas. I'll visit often!

queencake and titangirl said...

it all looks lovely and utterly delicious...

Lorna said...

Looks yummy!

Elleadit said...

This looks simply amazing! I'm going to try making the granola, though I have no idea if the local supermarket actually has rolled oats. Or maybe I just don't pay much attention to that section.

I actually haven't heard of Carrie before, but I will be following her blog from now on!

ahayes said...

Your website is absolutely beautiful. I cannot wait to try the granola!

Brooke said...

I'm a law student who loooves to cook, has little time, and really misses my mother's home-cooked food from the farm. That Quiche reminds me of one she used to make for us!
A new cookbook would be rather nice, especially one that is near and dear to what I grew up with - fresh, organic, home-cooked food. :)

Jocelyn said...

I LOVE THIS BLOG SO MUCH. I also am building my cookbook selection. I would be so amped to get picked!

jocelyn.bourgault@gmail.com

L said...

That is fantastic. I would love to know the proper way of turning to organic food. All the images look amazing. <3

Victoria said...

How wonderful - well done both of you. I'd love to be included in your draw. So many of us, the world over, seem to be focussing on eating better, less waste, fresh taste. I'd love to read this book.

Barbara said...

The book sounds lovely. I would love to win it.

Jenna said...

That granola looks incredible - exactly what I want for breakfast tomorrow! Would love this book...

Chocolate Cat said...

Oh count me in please, I'd love a copy of this book! I love visiting your blog..

Amber said...

Looks delicious!!

Kristin said...

Those pancakes sounded so good!

e j carter said...

the pictures look good enough to eat!

Kati Especial said...

I love your recipes! I'm hoping to impress my future French M-I-L when she visits with your delicious GF recipes!

Cheers!

Bea said...

The pictures of the quiche are making me so hungry... at 11pm. Must... just... go to bed... instead!

Els Manning said...

That is one lovely cookbook. The photo's are just beautiful. And the recipes sound divine. I think that the granola is my number one on the list! Thank you for hosting the generous give a way :)

k:io said...

That whole post sounds so lovely and all the pictures look this deliciouse, even if I don't win I will have to get this book!

Grey Areas said...

Coming from a "food family" (as in both my father and grandmother are/were chefs), I really value the simpleness of a well-made, home-cooked meal.

Nowadays, I feel so many people are quick to jump to the nearest local restaurant out of laziness of cooking or lack of time - I know, I did it myself tonight, oops! However, I have found over and over again that unprocessed meals with fresh ingredients (local, organic, in season, whatever is available, etc) are the most satisfying and healthy for you. And, to make a meal like that even better is the opportunity to share and teach with those for whom you cook.

Cookbook sounds wonderful - will definitely have to recommend it to some friends (and my dad!) and I can see how your style would complement the recipes and stories very well. Congrats!

katetie said...

The photos are truely amazing, the food looks incredible! Congrats to both of you. Now that we're planning a family I'm definatly aiming to buy and cook more local and organic food... YUM!

Knalltüte said...

I have been following your blog for a long while now and I always enjoy looking at the photos as well as reading the stories behind the pictures.

The granola looks fabulous but the tomato quiche has really caught my highest interest. Perfect inspiration to satisyfy my craving for a little taste of sunshine on this cloudy day...

Thanks for sharing a little piece of your world with us every now and then. And who knows, eventually you'll share the cookbook with me too :-)

Louise said...

I haven't even seen this chicken on the back cover, but I'm already imagining it. Delicious!

Here's to celebrations!

Dawnabelles said...

The quiche photo is inspirational.

Paula - bell'alimento said...

I'm so excited to get my hands on a copy of Carrie's book for her incredible recipes & YOUR amazing photography! What a dynamic duo! xoxo

Jody said...

Wow. I would love to win. My husband and I are trying very hard to teach our little ones about the virtue of homecooked, healthy, and beautiful food. Thanks for the chance!

Gen said...

This looks absolutely delicious!

toontz said...

I am all set to make that incredible granola, with every ingredient in my pantry (which doesn't happen very often). I would love to win this cookbook, for the recipes AND the photos! It would be a double win for me, Helen!

Ruchira said...

Great giveaway! Would love to win!

Jo said...

Organic produces are more readily available in this part of Asia now as people are more informed and affluent. I would love to try some of the recipes in this book. Hmm and also because I horde cook books.

Marcella said...

everything looks delicious, as always! :)

Du 2 au 9 aout 2008 said...

I love anything related to organic food, books, and photography! Would absolutely love to discover Carrie's book!

Lisa . said...

This book sounds amazing. I love your blog. I check your blog several times a week.

Melissa said...

That tomato tart looks amazing. I've heard so many wonderful things about this book from all over the web - it looks like you both did an amazing job.

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