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Marmalades…A Cookbook Giveaway

Marmalades Cookbook

Radio silence once again. If you know me, you also know that this is not my usual thing to be this quiet. Lots and lots happening again. Generally, I would never come up with reasons why I did let something get a bit more silent (this page) but this time, tonight, there are plentiful and I am letting them all be.

Marmalades Cookbook

The last five months have turned into a blurr. Many destinations. Workshops. Two cookbooks shoots. Fifty recipes for other clients. A job proposal. An acceptance. A house hunt. A bare bone move (seriously moved with three boxes labeled kitchen, clothes, toiletries and office. Oh and some props, linens, reflectors and strobes…)** And my first day working with amazing talent propping and styling the recipes I will be shooting.

Marmalades Cookbook

A wave of emotions is taking hold of me as I reflect on the years gone by. I am sitting in an empty living room. It’s an unsually chilly day for Birmingham, I am told. I have a fire going. Some hot soup on the stove. A glass of wine. This is it. What comes to my mind, very clearly, though is how I would have never imagined the winding roads of this career would take me to this moment.

Marmalades Cookbook

Yet, how everything I did in my work was never by chance but always from a place of hard work and desire of a job well done. How goodness comes to one’s own heart by just trusting yourself onto others. How just opening up your guts and heart to the universe gives you ten times the hopes you sent out there. How leading lights of desires, friendships, mentors and aspirations, inspirations lead one to just pack up and go seek a better life for the ones you love.

I am not alone. Bill has been the best team mate of all. He fully let me take hold of the direction of this team of two we created 14 years ago. That’s big. And then there is the team at work. Mindblowingly creative. I feel completely supported to bring myself into team project. A place where individual growth will happen as I work on many different collaborative projects.

Marmalades Cookbook

Good people working on fun projects always make for a fun day at work. That is one if the reasons I wanted to share this book I photographed a few months ago, Marmalades by Elizabeth Fields (Running Press). It just came out and while I take a little time getting situated in my new life, I wanted to share with you some good old fashioned and modern marmalades recipes by giving away a couple of copies of the book, courtesy of Running Press.

All you have to do to participate is to leave a comment on this post. Two winners will be picked at random this Sunday October 14th, midnight central time. The giveaway is open to all, one comment per person, (no anonymous comments please).

Good luck!

** some of you seem to think I permanently moved with three boxes. No! That’s all I could bring to Birmingham before flying out of the country for a shoot and coming back directly to Birmingham. I have not been home to Charleston to get my stuff since mid September. If I had the luxury of time and space, you bet I would have taken a couple more….!

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DineInDiva October 9, 2012 um 12:45 pm

Congratulations! The book looks beautiful

Jami October 9, 2012 um 12:48 pm

Oh marmalade…it's so good. And my son's favorite! Yum!

BigManLovesFood October 9, 2012 um 12:49 pm

Those pictures are amazing. Congrats on the new job!

Jami October 9, 2012 um 12:49 pm

Marmalade is my son's favorite. And sooo good. Thanks for sharing this!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 12:51 pm

I love you're blog and you're photography, Helene. I do own you're book as well and my biggest dream one day is to be able to do a little bit of my own food photography. I wish you all the luck with all your new adventures πŸ™‚

Marcela October 9, 2012 um 1:00 pm

I have been reading you, albeit mostly silently, for many years and your work has always been such a wonderful inspiration. I am so happy for you, for all the changes in your life and all the wonderful opportunities that are opening up before you. Here's to ongoing success, doing what you love most!

I don't know whether I should leave an email to participate in the giveaway, but just in case here it is: [email protected]

martina October 9, 2012 um 1:02 pm

I admire you from far away and think of you with some nostalgic memory of my move from Italy to Ireland. So difficult but so rewarding!Now I can hold my little daughter (something in Italy I couldn't do!)
Good luck to you and to your move

Susan Lindquist October 9, 2012 um 1:04 pm

As a long time follower, I have watched you develop your craft and have learned so much from really looking at your photos, Helene. Thank you! This new book with your work looks just lovely … and delicious. Keep on; many of us appreciate your silences for what they are … times of change and growth.

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 1:05 pm

Would love to win – thanks for that giveaway!

Amy October 9, 2012 um 1:09 pm

Lovely! Welcome back!

The Devil's Food Advocate October 9, 2012 um 1:11 pm

I will always be grateful for having the opportunity to learn from you. All the best in your new home and job! By the way, they remembered you and Bill at Stonefield Castle πŸ™‚

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things October 9, 2012 um 1:17 pm

I have just recently discovered your blog and am enjoying it so much. This book looks fabulous! Count me in on the drawing.

Kelly-Jane October 9, 2012 um 1:19 pm

I love to make jams and marmalades, so would love to win.

Good luck in your new home.

Melwilyn October 9, 2012 um 1:19 pm

Looks great !

sam October 9, 2012 um 1:20 pm

Beautiful photographs! I want to reach out and grab one of those jars.

Lindsay October 9, 2012 um 1:23 pm

Helene this is such a gorgeous book I'd absolutely love to own it. πŸ™‚

Raquel October 9, 2012 um 1:33 pm

Helene –

I'm so happy to hear that your move (both to a new house and to a new job) has been successful. The best to you and Bill!

Also, I'd love to get a copy of that book.. I looks absolutely amazing πŸ™‚

Renata October 9, 2012 um 1:36 pm

Absolutely beautiful,as all your photos!Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
I wish you have a wondeful new beginning πŸ™‚

agustina October 9, 2012 um 1:36 pm

I would love to win the book!

agustina October 9, 2012 um 1:37 pm

I would love to have the book!

Jennifer Michie October 9, 2012 um 1:46 pm

I am so happy that this move is going well for you! New adventures are always exciting, even if they give you butterflies in your stomach! What a gorgeous book this is. Your stunning pictures enhance the beautifully written words. Who wouldn't want a book that tells you the history of Marmalade in a chapter? Stay warm in Birmingham!

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 1:48 pm

Beautiful font choice for the recipes. Look forward to diving into this.



karoleenah October 9, 2012 um 1:51 pm

Congratulations Helene! The book looks so interesting and your photos are beautiful, as usual. πŸ™‚ Good luck in your new home and job.

Katerina October 9, 2012 um 1:55 pm

This book seems to be very good))

ykristen October 9, 2012 um 1:56 pm

Your pictures are inspiring, really love them.


Miranda October 9, 2012 um 1:56 pm

What a beautiful book! What a beautiful subject to photograph!

Jess October 9, 2012 um 1:58 pm

Wow, can you see me drooling onto my keyboard? That cookbook looks amazing. I would love a copy!

Carolyn October 9, 2012 um 1:58 pm


Congratulations on your newest adventures! It has been a pleasure following your blog.

Even more grateful for your approachable and easy-to-follow writing style found in your food photography book. Really appreciate your generosity in sharing your knowledge and work with all of us!

Best regards to you as you embark on this next journey!


Louise October 9, 2012 um 2:02 pm

Wow, the quince membrillo looks beautiful. I'm such a sucker for fruit pastes. I could eat them forever.

Heather October 9, 2012 um 2:04 pm

this cookbook looks great!

Danja October 9, 2012 um 2:05 pm

This cookbook looks lovely, thank you for having the giveaway. I tried making some jams over the summer, the plum and apricot ones were nice, but the peach one was not, so I will check out this book for recipes.
On the other hand, could we, your readers, hope to see your own cookbook sometime in the near future? I bet it would be amazing.

Karla October 9, 2012 um 2:05 pm

This looks amazing! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Katy Noelle October 9, 2012 um 2:14 pm

I just got your book a month and a half ago. I'm so in love with food photography! No matter how good or how bad I am – my heart just breathes in it. and, happily, I started reading your blog to watch this further story of your creative journey unfolding. It's so fun and I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Very best wishes and thank you for all of your help through your book! =]


Jess October 9, 2012 um 2:15 pm

I've always wanted to do a move like that, but never quite got up the courage. It's a brave thing to do, congrats!

leesh October 9, 2012 um 2:16 pm

I feel like I need some good instruction when it comes to marmalades.I can never seem to find my groove which means I always have a few jars that don't make the holiday gift cut. Eeek.

kelli October 9, 2012 um 2:24 pm

i've tried marmalade once and it didn't go over so well with me, but i want to try it out again just to make sure it wasn't just the brand or how it was made. this would be perfect πŸ™‚

Padmajha October 9, 2012 um 2:24 pm

Congrats on your projects :)Awesome clicks!Those jar look irresistible.We love marmalade. Hope to win this book πŸ™‚

Denise October 9, 2012 um 2:25 pm

Congrats on new beginnings. Change is such an amazing thing and so exciting. The book looks delicious as always. Cannot wait to check it out, being a fan of marmalades.

Ron October 9, 2012 um 2:25 pm

Earliest memory of marmalade. It's dark outside. Sleeping in the top of a "Devon Conversion" VW BUS camper. A gentle knock on the door and little bag left by the driver side wheel. Inside, made fresh that day from a local bakery, fresh rolls and a hearty marmalade. The memory may be nearly 40 years old, but I can still remember the taste of that marmalade.

JMFaus October 9, 2012 um 2:29 pm

Gorgeous photos! Love me some marmalade, but have never made it myself! Thanks πŸ™‚

Andrea October 9, 2012 um 2:29 pm

Great photography. Foodl looks delicious and ready to eat. Yum.

Peilin October 9, 2012 um 2:32 pm

Congratulations on the new life, new job, new beautiful book, and the more surprising goodies coming your ways!!!

Barbara Palermo October 9, 2012 um 2:32 pm

Congrats, the best to you and Bill! I'd love to get a copy of that book.. I looks absolutely amazing, thanks! πŸ™‚

LadyWild October 9, 2012 um 2:34 pm

The book looks great! Making me hungry.

Zillah October 9, 2012 um 2:35 pm


Piper October 9, 2012 um 2:35 pm

Very inspiring to see people following their dreams with such gusto! Bravo Helene, and I look forward to this cookbook!

Louise Loves Cake October 9, 2012 um 2:35 pm

The book looks beautiful – stunning photography as *always*!I have never made a good marmelade and I'd love to know how! I do hope you're settling in ok πŸ™‚ Louise xXx

Ashley October 9, 2012 um 2:37 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lorna October 9, 2012 um 2:41 pm

Beautiful photography, as always. πŸ™‚

Polly October 9, 2012 um 2:43 pm

Congratulations on the new job, home, etc.
Marmalade, my favorite….can't wait to make some, but I really need the recipes.
Book looks beautiful!!

Nisa-mom October 9, 2012 um 2:53 pm

Congratulations! Helen, The book looks beautiful. I Can't live without marmalade…

gail October 9, 2012 um 2:58 pm

thanks for this giveaway!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 3:02 pm

The photos are breathtaking is like I can almost feel the taste of the food. Great job! You definitely have a gift.

I would love to have a copy.

Julia October 9, 2012 um 3:03 pm


2011 was the year of marmalade, marmalade, and more marmalade. 2011 was probably the year of marmalade burnout since I made almost no marmalade this year. I would like 2013 to be the year of healthy marmalade integration into my preserving. Always glad to get new recipes.


Val October 9, 2012 um 3:11 pm

"How just opening up your guts and heart to the universe gives you ten times the hopes you sent out there." – wonderful and scary at the same time! Congratulations on your new chapter. The book looks wonderful. I can't wait to try the cherry marmalade…. yum !

risa223 October 9, 2012 um 3:13 pm

This book looks STUNNING. Nothing beats homemade marmalades and jams!

Kristen October 9, 2012 um 3:14 pm

Beautiful post. Congratulations on all of your success. This book looks stunning – as do all of your others!

risa223 October 9, 2012 um 3:14 pm

This book looks STUNNING. Nothing beats homemade marmalades and jams!

Amelie October 9, 2012 um 3:15 pm

While I definitely am not the best cook in the world, your photos are always so beautiful and inspiring that it makes me want to keep trying to find that culinary gene I know is hiding somewhere. Congratulations on your beautiful book design and would absolutely love to add this to my addition of decorative accessories and culinary inspiration!

katpilato October 9, 2012 um 3:17 pm

oh, this lovely blog. "Use Real Butter" gave you a credit on salted caramels and I clicked. What serendipity! Thank you for hosting the giveway and lovely stuff!

Eva @ Eva Bakes October 9, 2012 um 3:18 pm

Hope your new job is going well!

adriprints October 9, 2012 um 3:26 pm

The book looks beautiful! Radio silence can be understood with so much going on. Congratulations!

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot October 9, 2012 um 3:28 pm

Beautiful photographs as always Helene..

Sara October 9, 2012 um 3:37 pm

Awesome giveaway – loving that rugelach!

Elissa October 9, 2012 um 3:40 pm

This book looks beautiful. I just made marmalade for the first time this year (blood orange and then meyer lemon). So fun!

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 3:45 pm

Oh how beautiful is that book and subject! My favorite to boot. Wish I might win. Good luck in your new life places!

Jemma October 9, 2012 um 3:46 pm

The book looks so sweet!

Justine October 9, 2012 um 3:48 pm

What a fantastic cookbook – jars of jams and marmalades make such great gifts! It's such a comfort to me when I see my pantry lined with jars of brightly colored things! Really perks up a dreary day.

Justine Navarro
[email protected]

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 3:58 pm

What beautiful photos – the blue eggs and the red fruit. All the best for the future, you'll always fall on your feet and change is exciting! Plus life can only ever be positive when wine, fire and soup are all at your disposal. Good luck!

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 4:02 pm

Looks amazing! I just learned how to make scones so this would be the next best thing!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 4:03 pm

Beautiful photos, as always! I would love a copy of this book to add to my cookbook collection! thanks,

What's for dessert? October 9, 2012 um 4:08 pm

Congrats on the new job! Book is gorgeous.

Molly October 9, 2012 um 4:14 pm

Lovely! I've tried making marmalade only once, and it was a failure — but this books looks as though it would inspire me to try again πŸ™‚

Marie-Ch Collin October 9, 2012 um 4:20 pm

Looks absolutely lovely. The pictures are beautiful, the styling is amazing, even the font for the recipes is just right and looks really pretty.

MaryB October 9, 2012 um 4:23 pm

The book looks beautiful! I love your blog and always learn so much from you.

dabmab2010 @

Kitchen Witch of the West October 9, 2012 um 4:25 pm

I won a copy of this book on another site and *Love* it. Making the Regina de Notte cake on this autumn day. Tomorrow the lamb. This will be the cookbook of the season for me.

Good Luck!
(please don't enter me)

Danielle October 9, 2012 um 4:33 pm

Beautiful book! Your photography is stunning.

Ms Quez October 9, 2012 um 4:38 pm

I'm in love with your photography, it just makes for such food, linens, beautiful-touches table inspiration! I also love the idea of switching from jams to marmalades, they seem more unique!

jan October 9, 2012 um 4:43 pm

congrats! The book looks amazing!

Action Tremors October 9, 2012 um 4:43 pm


Unknown October 9, 2012 um 4:46 pm

Congratulations! The book looks wonderful and exciting..
Look forward to more of your great works!!


Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 4:53 pm

Such gorgeous photos! Makes me want to snuggle up in bed with a pile of warm biscuits, butter and marmalade. Yum!

Congrats on all the great fortune that has come your way recently!

Daniel L. Dill October 9, 2012 um 4:58 pm

Lovely pictures. I can almost taste the fruity goodness!

Lizabeth U October 9, 2012 um 5:03 pm

Can't wait to have you settled in and tell us all about your journeys…

Marmalade and English muffins – yum!

ktm October 9, 2012 um 5:11 pm

The pictures leave me wanting more. Just found your site and will be back

Keri October 9, 2012 um 5:16 pm

I really enjoy your blog, especially the beautiful photos. Congratulations on this wonderful new job opportunity and I pray that it is a wonderful experience.

Amy October 9, 2012 um 5:17 pm

Good to hear you enjoy your new job. πŸ™‚ Happy to get updates from you to know you're doing well, and busy. I would love to learn how to make old fashioned and modern marmalade! Your pictures are stunning and beautiful, as alwasy. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this book.

amy [at] utry [dot] it

nadine paduart October 9, 2012 um 5:17 pm

i'm ready for dessert, and all that…
cheers for the opportunity!

Alexandra Skrebtsova October 9, 2012 um 5:23 pm

Thanks for the giveaway)) I'd love to have a copy of this book

Kepa October 9, 2012 um 5:24 pm

Good luck with your new job Helene. The photos from the book are amazing as always.

Emily @ Jelly Toast October 9, 2012 um 5:24 pm

Congratulations on all of the new, and exciting changes in your life. I hope everything goes smoothly for you and that your new home and job are just what you hoped they would be. I love your blog, and will continue to follow along, no matter how long the 'radio silence' lasts πŸ™‚ Best wishes to you and your husband!

Averie @ Averie Cooks October 9, 2012 um 5:26 pm

Helene your life is one big huge whirlwind and I can only imagine what living it must be like! How exciting for all these amazing things to be happening, bigger and better, and movin' on up! I am so happy for all your successes for you and for making them happen and following your dreams and making them realities.

I love jam-making, sweet & savory. What a great book idea!

Murai October 9, 2012 um 5:30 pm

Ahh, just in the process of packing up and moving myself. I hate it, lol. It's always bittersweet, these endings and beginnings. Plus, moving itself is SO stressful… I hope that you have some time to relax and take care of yourself.

I wouldn't mind packing up one of those lovely marmalade books. πŸ˜‰

Laura October 9, 2012 um 5:34 pm

Thanks for sharing the book pages. I love seeing the work of the cookbook shoot finally in print πŸ™‚ What a fun experience the shoot was!

l'Γ©toile October 9, 2012 um 5:40 pm

The best marmalade I've tasted was in France. Homemade orange marmalade with the rind spread atop a slice of baguette with salted butter or nutella. Simply delicious.
I'd love to see if I could ever replicate that experience.

Celestine October 9, 2012 um 5:47 pm

Best wishes in your new adventures!

Uma October 9, 2012 um 5:49 pm

Marmalade is my favourite kind of jam. The book looks amazing! Would especially love a low-sugar recipe.

Kelly E. October 9, 2012 um 5:51 pm

Not sure if my last comment was posted. I'd love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance to win. Your work is so beautiful and so inspiring. You are going to ROCK the new job and new location. Best of luck!

Rebecca October 9, 2012 um 6:04 pm

That book looks amazing!

Anita October 9, 2012 um 6:05 pm

I am so proud of you, taking such a big leap. I know there are amazing things ahead in your new home, your new job. xox

Anna Blasco October 9, 2012 um 6:08 pm

Looks lovely, hope I win!

primjillie October 9, 2012 um 6:11 pm

A book about marmalade…….can it get any better?!?! My dad introduced me to marmalade many years and something we always shared in common. I still think of him when I enjoy the sweet, tart taste. Thanks for bringing back good memories!

Jill Palumbo

Gail October 9, 2012 um 6:12 pm

I want to be you! Lovely photography and good luck in your new adventure.

Miia October 9, 2012 um 6:23 pm

Thanks for the giveaway!

PS. I really love your blog, it's definitely one of my absolute favourites! πŸ™‚

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 6:28 pm

Thank you for doing such a great book giveaway! Good luck with all of your changes πŸ™‚

Crystal October 9, 2012 um 6:33 pm

Wow, I love marmalade and have only made it once. Book is beautiful!

Dana October 9, 2012 um 6:35 pm

Cherry marmalade you say? That sounds almost too good to be true!

megan October 9, 2012 um 6:40 pm

What beautiful photos, and the book looks amazing! Would love to win a copy πŸ™‚

Patricia Scarpin October 9, 2012 um 6:42 pm

Helen, it's great to hear from you and to know everything is on its way. Congrats! xx

Lorrie October 9, 2012 um 6:43 pm

Change usually provides the desire for reflection. I'm so glad your new job is starting well.

The book looks lovely. Thank you for the giveaway.

Salt Lake Sugar October 9, 2012 um 6:46 pm

Helene, I am so excited for you. I cannot imagine the emotions you are feeling. Good luck and thanks for the giveaway. Cheers to you and yours.

M. Henderson October 9, 2012 um 6:47 pm

I'm glad Birmingham is treating you well so far. The photos from the book that you posted look amazing!

eyo October 9, 2012 um 7:01 pm

homemade marmalades…. perhaps a new family tradition!?

Liz October 9, 2012 um 7:14 pm

While you move on Helene, to pastures new (well done and wishes true!), your mention of marmalade takes me 40 years back to childhood. New Year, my dad would spend a week cooking up the Sevilles. At 83, he still does! Now, he's joined by me, across oceans in the Med, where my Sevilles are gifted over the garden wall from Maltese neighbours who don't know what to do with the bitter, Arab legacy oranges! Looking back, anchored somewhere solid, is how we best move on in life I feel. Love a copy!

Nicole October 9, 2012 um 7:25 pm

Beautiful book that I must have for my bookshelf. Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 7:26 pm

It's stunning! I would love a copy!

Weaving my Life October 9, 2012 um 7:36 pm

Ooooo, this looks lovely! I haven't made marmalade in ages. This just might spark me into doing something about it.

ChiHa October 9, 2012 um 7:41 pm

Oh My! That book looks beautiful! I love orange marmalade, the only one in my family, and always have a jar in my fridge!

thisdayinhistory October 9, 2012 um 7:49 pm

My wife is a huge fan of yours and loves your book. I am sure she will love this one as well.

Brianne October 9, 2012 um 7:52 pm

Your photos are beautiful! I've wanted to make membrillo for months now, but it's hard to find quinces where I live.

JC October 9, 2012 um 7:59 pm

Congrats on everything!

Looks like a great giveaway.

lusitania October 9, 2012 um 8:04 pm

As always great pic! I can feel the autumn spirit and granny's table…would I like to get a book? Sure!!!

Nancy Runnings October 9, 2012 um 8:05 pm

Jams and Marmalades are so fun to makes, and what a beautiful book. Congratulations on the new job and your new adventure!

elizabeyta October 9, 2012 um 8:16 pm

I have to admit that it all sounds so lovely. And I am a bit envious of the adventure of the change!



Jaclyn's Cookies October 9, 2012 um 8:55 pm

the book looks gorgeous!!! i just started making jam and have yet to make a marmalade, so I would love to win!

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 9:05 pm

This book looks lovely!

Sarah October 9, 2012 um 9:09 pm

I love marmalade! Any kind of jam, jelly, or preserve really! I'm not picky!

leslie October 9, 2012 um 9:09 pm

One of the most fun experiences of my life involved taking a marmalade class with 4 friends from work. I would love to win this book to remind me of that time.

Isa October 9, 2012 um 9:12 pm

Your words struck a chord with me: "How just opening up your guts and heart to the universe gives you ten times the hopes you sent out there." I needed that. I sat there, took a deep breath and re-read it a few times. Thanks for helping me let go of the frenzy and refocus on gratitude for a life full and fulfilling. Your compass is set is the right direction and all your life changes will certainly be for the best!

Amethyst October 9, 2012 um 9:15 pm

I would love to own the book. Beautiful book!

Samantha Erin October 9, 2012 um 9:21 pm

Lovely photos!

Sounds like you've been busy.

AnΓ½zovka October 9, 2012 um 9:26 pm

It reminds me my move … The cartons are stored in the truck, my house is empty, a glass of wine in hand, I see the path achieved and I look forward to new adventures. Three years ago, I realized my dream … a new life in Provence πŸ™‚
I wish you much happiness and joy in your new life!

DentalHygenie October 9, 2012 um 9:27 pm

Thanks for the giveaway. Love to win!

The Producer October 9, 2012 um 9:30 pm

Marmalade, my knickname

Christian Stoll-Dreeszen October 9, 2012 um 9:34 pm

Love me some Marmalade! If you ever go to Monterey, CA there is the a place called Happy Girl Kitchen you need to go to!

kaa_acklie at hot mail dot com

Kathy Walker October 9, 2012 um 9:34 pm

Oh yummy….I cannot walk past a jar of marmalade..any kind. Congratulations on your move and new position!

Ate_Liza October 9, 2012 um 9:39 pm

Would love to try out the recipes

kristy October 9, 2012 um 10:04 pm

Wow such lovely photographs!

Maja Skorupska October 9, 2012 um 10:06 pm

the photos are great, the book looks fantastic, I love your style. congratulations:)

bill_carrera October 9, 2012 um 10:19 pm

Amazing Pictures. The book looks awesome and the recipes look do-able.

KJ October 9, 2012 um 10:20 pm

I am a regular reader and I love your photos. I am absolutely sure I would enjoy this book, but my Mom would love it. So, enter me on behalf of my Mom.

Amy October 9, 2012 um 10:22 pm

Congratulations on handling home and career changes gracefully and gratefully! I so much enjoy your blog and photography. Cheers!

White Toast with Butter October 9, 2012 um 10:24 pm

I bought this book because you photographed it – and I love making jams and marmalade. I would like to enter to win a copy for a gift. Thank you.

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 10:25 pm

Wow, the book looks awesome!

One of Ottawa's Real Foodies October 9, 2012 um 10:26 pm

The book looks stunning. Marmalades represent colours from my favourite part of the rainbow.

Lauren October 9, 2012 um 10:38 pm

As always, dear. Inspired by your journey and your work. Many blessings as you take these next steps and thinking of you.

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 10:40 pm

Hi there,

Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! I'd love a chance to have this book =)

Beautiful photography, too

Sneh | Cook Republic October 9, 2012 um 10:40 pm

Glad to know you are/have settled in. Fortune favours the brave and if you make the change for something you love, it only gets better! Wishing you lots of adventures in your new journey πŸ™‚

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 10:41 pm

Beautiful photography! I'd love for a chance to win this book, thank you!

Ana Slavova October 9, 2012 um 10:42 pm

Everything looks amazing!

onesilentwinter October 9, 2012 um 10:44 pm

so inspiring, reading through the list i think how great it all and in such a short period of time. you are doing something right and the universe sees it helen, congrats on all of it. what a beautiful collaboration, marmalade will be at the table on my last supper or the thing i take on a desert island.


Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 10:45 pm

I am new to your blog and came via a recommending tweet. So glad I visited, and will be back. Thank you for adding another wonderful blog to my reading list x

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 10:53 pm

Congratulations on everything– the book, the new job, the amazing opportunities. The photographs for the book look simply delicious!

terri October 9, 2012 um 10:56 pm

Glad to hear that you're doing well–I've missed your blog posts.

Looks like an amazing book!

Alicia {Giving the Good Life} October 9, 2012 um 11:01 pm

The book, like everything you do, looks gorgeous! Congrats on all your success!

Tracy October 9, 2012 um 11:02 pm

Beautiful! Much happiness in your new endeavors.

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 11:02 pm

congrats! I can't wait to see more of your work!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 11:08 pm

I open the page and the (almost) first thing I see is membrillo. That brings all good memories of several months I spent in Galicia (north of Spain).

Anonymous October 9, 2012 um 11:08 pm

My mother would love it if I figured out how to make her some marmalade.

Hana Stolarikova October 9, 2012 um 11:09 pm

Wow, what a wonderful book, congratulations. I don't think I could've ever thought of that many marmaladas πŸ™‚

Heather @ The Unsophisticated Kitchen October 9, 2012 um 11:13 pm

Congratulations on your success!

Laviza Shariff October 9, 2012 um 11:13 pm

Congratulations on your beautiful book! I would love to learn how to make home made marmalades, especially savory ones….can just taste it with bread and cheese. yum. thanks for offering your book as a giveaway!

Heather @ The Unsophisticated Kitchen October 9, 2012 um 11:13 pm

Congratulations on all your success!

Jennifer October 9, 2012 um 11:21 pm

I would love to have this book! My children and I love all kinds of marmalade & jam. πŸ™‚

You are a terrific photographer. I found you through a recommendation from The Prudent Homemaker.

Jen πŸ™‚

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 11:25 pm

I love Tartelette and would love a copy of Marmalade!

NorthernSunny October 9, 2012 um 11:29 pm

This looks divine! Oooh, the inspiration…

Meryl October 9, 2012 um 11:41 pm

It looks like a beautiful book!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 11:45 pm

This looks amazingly delicious!!

AimΓ©e October 9, 2012 um 11:49 pm

Maybe it's my British background kicking in, but I adore marmalades. So excited for this cookbook. And your images are just amazing!!

Unknown October 9, 2012 um 11:50 pm

I absolutely love marmalade and would love to get a good recipe for it. Still haven't found one yet. Been following your blog very closely for sometime now and would love to win this prized book πŸ™‚

nicci October 9, 2012 um 11:51 pm

Oh wow! my mother is an avid canner, and is always coming up with new and delicious concoctions! She would love this book.

Delete October 10, 2012 um 12:21 am

I so admire your courage and ability to accept the opportunities that come into your life without holding back. Something we all could take away from. Thank you. ( :

Debbie October 10, 2012 um 12:36 am

Hope your first day was wonderful. Love the book and your blog. So happy do you.

Melodie K October 10, 2012 um 12:51 am

I just got your book a few weeks ago and I'm excited to start following you here!

Diana October 10, 2012 um 1:02 am

Rugelach is MY FAVE. I obviously need a charry marmalade recipe to go with it πŸ™‚

Sarah October 10, 2012 um 1:04 am

I LOVE orange marmalade and would love to learn some other recipes. Enjoy settling in and the continued adventure, Helene.

Diamond October 10, 2012 um 1:13 am

How in the world does one move with only 3 boxes for the kitchen! Amazing.

I am always a sucker for marmalade. It's all the Paddington Bear I watched as a child.

Truc October 10, 2012 um 1:16 am

Pictures are gorgeous as usual Helene!

Holly October 10, 2012 um 1:42 am

The book looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cindy Martin October 10, 2012 um 1:49 am

We should all be blessed to have someone we can call a team player, Helene! I have just started making marmalades and this book would be an immense help! Glad to hear you are settling in to your new surroundings! Come back to KC soon! πŸ™‚

Cindy Martin

Maira Gall October 10, 2012 um 1:56 am

I really admire your work, Helene!

Tamar October 10, 2012 um 1:57 am

Many congratulations for everything happening in your life. You deserve it!

The Culinary Chase October 10, 2012 um 2:03 am

Wow, gorgeous photos! I love marmalade…grew up with my mom and grandmother making many versions. Now I enjoy it more as a condiment on a charcuterie board, baked with chicken, foie gras or with a slice of Manchego cheese. Cheers!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 2:15 am

Would love to try the Rugelach recipe!

Eva October 10, 2012 um 2:26 am

The photos look divine. I'd love to experience in the flesh what I see on the page!

Eva October 10, 2012 um 2:27 am

Stunning. I would love to experience in the flesh what I see on these pages!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 2:29 am

I hope your new place turns into home real soon. and I love making marmalades!

Laura October 10, 2012 um 2:38 am

Oh my gosh, that book is GORGEOUS! The rugelach recipe looks so yummy ;). Congratulations! πŸ™‚
– Laura S

Deeba PAB October 10, 2012 um 2:50 am

How interesting the book is, beautiful too. Cherry marmalade? WOW!! I make bitter orange marmalade often, but this sounds amazing!

Susan M. October 10, 2012 um 2:56 am

Glad you are somewhat settling in. I'm an old pro at moving. It is never easy! Love the name of the book as marmalade is my favorite jam.

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 3:12 am

The book looks stupendous!!
Congratulations on the new job and the new house.

elizabeth October 10, 2012 um 3:20 am

What a beautiful book! I love marmalade and would enjoy learning to make it myself.

Dani Beutell October 10, 2012 um 3:27 am

This cookbook is beautiful and looks like it's full of amazing new recipes to try out. Lovely giveaway!

Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 10, 2012 um 3:35 am

Gorgeous photos, the book looks stunning!

Pallavi October 10, 2012 um 3:41 am

Love your work and your blog/recipes. It is so wonderful to see how your life/career is shaping up. Would love to have this book.Thanks for being such an inspiration!

Annie October 10, 2012 um 4:01 am

What a beautiful book.

Juliana October 10, 2012 um 4:13 am

Congratulations on the new job and I wish you much joy. Thank you for the generous giveaway. I love making marmelades and jam and would love a copy to give mine new twist. Thank you!

Lynn October 10, 2012 um 4:37 am

I've recently started making marmalades, have had mostly not so great outcomes. But that's how you learn! Always learning more and looking forward to making a successful batch (or 2, or 5 or 10)!

Rachel Laug October 10, 2012 um 4:41 am

What an absolutely beautifully written and inspiring post – definitely speaks to where I am at right now! I am so glad for how life has brought you to a place of contentment. Wishing you all the very best!
Rachel xx

1bimbi October 10, 2012 um 4:45 am

I have been going out to look at our Quince tree daily to see how they are ripening. Cannot wait to make Membrillo, and what do I see, but a recipe on your site. How awesome is that. The new book looks lovely, I am sure your photos are works of art!

Simply June October 10, 2012 um 4:49 am

I love your blog and are very inspired by beautiful food photography.

Lea October 10, 2012 um 5:21 am

Looks wonderful! Cute book

Naama October 10, 2012 um 5:29 am

Looks great! I can't wait to try it – I love marmalade!

Ana-Maria October 10, 2012 um 5:31 am

Thank you for sharing your emotions with us. Best wishes! [email protected]

Rose October 10, 2012 um 5:41 am

Would love to have some recipes to try out! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

Margaret@KitchenFrau October 10, 2012 um 5:51 am

What beautiful light-filled photos. They make me think of warm, comforting places with friends. There's love in those pictures.

אדוניΧͺ Χ”ΧͺΧ‘ΧœΧ™Χ Χ™Χ October 10, 2012 um 6:02 am

love it!! it looks so good!!

Erin October 10, 2012 um 6:07 am

I just came across your blog recently and I love it! Your photos are fantastic! Very inspirational!

Amanda October 10, 2012 um 6:20 am

beautiful sentiment, and beautiful book. you are so inspiring to me. thanks for sharing.

KLFoodBlog October 10, 2012 um 6:46 am


I have been a silent follower for a while now, I joined your flickr group too. I always look for inspirations here for my kitchen and our blog. Keep up the great workm you are one of my favourites…

Thilwen October 10, 2012 um 7:05 am

Helene, I love your photographs (and would love the book, too!). I wish I could arrange my food like you do. I wish I could take photos 1/10 as amazing as yours. But, alas, I can't. On the other hand, if I could, I probably wouldn't spend so much time with my doggie – training obedience, agility, tracking…

Aga October 10, 2012 um 7:23 am

Lovely photos, as usual πŸ™‚

Ellemay October 10, 2012 um 7:33 am

excuse me whilst I drool……

Monia October 10, 2012 um 7:55 am

I would love to have this book. Looks so yummy!

Tanja Leković October 10, 2012 um 7:59 am

How nice pictures! I suppose that this book is as great as Plate to Pixel and I can see various of marmalade – very inspiring; those are the reasons why I'd like to have it.

Sweet Pixel October 10, 2012 um 8:06 am

the book looks absolutely amazing. Congratulation!

Frau Haselmayer October 10, 2012 um 8:22 am

Congrats on the new job. And the new home! All the best!

The book looks awesome!

Dulcistella October 10, 2012 um 9:09 am

I love marmalades! Good luck with your new life, you deserve all the beautiful things you have!

Mary October 10, 2012 um 9:10 am

Beautiful book,amazing photos as usual. I really love your work!

BakingTray October 10, 2012 um 9:12 am

Congratulations and thanks for sharing the giveaway =D

little frog October 10, 2012 um 9:16 am

Love the pics. Really inspiring blog. I would also like to choose a similar path, by putting together my love for cooking and photography. Who knows what the future will be like.. all the best!

Let the Baking Begin! October 10, 2012 um 9:23 am

I love the photograph on the book cover!

Kandi October 10, 2012 um 9:47 am

10x for the giveaway πŸ™‚

jane October 10, 2012 um 10:22 am

This book looks super sweet and I want to sweeten my life with those marmalades.

Natalia October 10, 2012 um 10:26 am

Looking forward to more news and pictures from you!

Erica October 10, 2012 um 10:34 am

Very nice book!

wen October 10, 2012 um 10:37 am


Diana Sh P October 10, 2012 um 10:39 am

I do love your photography:)

Barbara October 10, 2012 um 11:05 am

I love your pictures. They are so warm and I would take the buns and marmalades and eat them right now πŸ™‚ I would be glad to become one of the books. My family would be happy, if I would made one or two or some more of those beautiful marmalades πŸ™‚

Christi October 10, 2012 um 11:06 am

This book looks amazing and the photos are spectacular! I would love to have a camera and a profession like you! Maybe one day…thank you for the giveaway.

cjpike at indiana dot edu

Catalina October 10, 2012 um 11:09 am

I would love to have (read) book this great book. I like to make jams, syrups and marmalade so it would be more than welcome πŸ™‚

sconelady October 10, 2012 um 11:11 am

Would love to add this to my preserving book collection!

Kari Anne October 10, 2012 um 11:12 am

This books looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have a copy and your photographs are truly inspiring! Having just moved to a farm, I have started canning again and it is so lovely to see the larder gradually filling up with all kinds of goodies πŸ™‚

sherri October 10, 2012 um 11:13 am

What a gorgeous post. I have always wanted to try my hand at making jams and marmalades and wow am I ever inspired now. What lovely photographs.

Betty October 10, 2012 um 11:13 am

I love making jams

sherri October 10, 2012 um 11:15 am

How inspiring. I've always wanted to try my hand at making marmalade and you have certainly inspired me to attempt this sooner rather than later.

tamara8205 October 10, 2012 um 11:19 am

Looks like a Christmas present in the making!

Yolene October 10, 2012 um 11:20 am

Miam! It looks like a great cookbook to have. And I discovered for the past eight years living in Ireland that marmalade is an important staple to have in one's kitchen. I would love to try recipes in this book as I prefer homemade things.

Bleischatz October 10, 2012 um 11:21 am

Good luck for everything πŸ™‚

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 11:23 am

Congratulations on all the changes. One day at a time, eh? The book looks beautiful, too.

Marsha Ieronimo October 10, 2012 um 11:24 am

Have several citrus trees in my or lose I will somehow get this book..congrats on your new job.. am from Alabama—just outside BHAM–and you are working for my favorite magazine..

Elizabeth K. '99 October 10, 2012 um 11:24 am

I would love to have this cookbook, looks like fun and the photos are beautiful!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 11:27 am

Hi Congratulations on all the wonderful things going one for you right now! I'm moving to but three no way i could do it with only three boxes. Hats off to you! πŸ™‚
[email protected]

Sally October 10, 2012 um 11:27 am

I met Elizabeth a few weeks ago (and it turns out, we knew each other from way back!) and she showed me the book. I was so excited to see your photos. The book is a small treasure and the photos inspire you to MAKE the marmalade. It is truly a little gem that needs to be in any cookbook collection, and if you are a marmalade lover (me!) then it is really a must-have.

Congratulations on all your changes. You are such a hard worker (it shows in all that you do.) I wish you all happiness in your new home! Thanks for sharing your beauty with the world πŸ™‚

JD October 10, 2012 um 11:27 am

I love to cook Marmalade, Beautiful Book!

Reine October 10, 2012 um 11:28 am

I adore marmalade, so I'd love to win this book!

riandei October 10, 2012 um 11:29 am

Congrats….looks lovely

Michelle October 10, 2012 um 11:29 am

A truly lovely experience > amazing recipes beautifully displayed. I canNOT wait to try these. I LOVE marmalades! I'm just going to have to hold myself in check long enough to read the book – cover to cover and then back again. πŸ™‚

lapiubelladitutte October 10, 2012 um 11:32 am

Wow, it looks really beautiful!!!

Jo October 10, 2012 um 11:35 am

lovely blog, great inspiration, the book has to be extraordinary πŸ™‚

Ilke October 10, 2012 um 11:38 am

I was always told by my grandparents "Just do good and honest work, and let it be…you will reach where you want"
Seems like the same thing happen to you:) Good luck on your adventure.

Roxanne October 10, 2012 um 11:41 am

How beautiful the images are! Congratulations!

reikeAdams October 10, 2012 um 11:41 am

You're such a stellar photographer and it's become such a routine that when I want to procrastinate from studying I read your blog over and over again!

Vicki Bensinger October 10, 2012 um 11:46 am

Congratulations on another wonderful book. You're a woman of many talents. I think what I love most about blogging is getting to know others through their blog and watching them flourish.

When I first started reading your blog years ago I added your blog to the top of my favorites bar on my PC so I could get to it quickly. Between your incredible recipes and photos I was so inspired. Now you've become a well known food photographer. I've loved hearing you talk about and create your own book and now helping others with theirs. It gives me and I'm sure others out there inspiration to know that if we all follow our passion good things can happen.

Congrats and I wish you many years of success and happiness. Marmalade looks stunning!

Raindrops on Roses October 10, 2012 um 11:48 am

Those look so delicious!

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 11:49 am

Marmalade sounds fantastic! your pictures are beautiful as usual!

Steph October 10, 2012 um 11:52 am

Lovely book! Congrats to you.

Indira October 10, 2012 um 11:53 am

I subscribe to you blog recently;so glad I found it πŸ™‚

Jan October 10, 2012 um 11:53 am

Love your photos. I purchased your book for my daughter in law who is a aspiring food photographer.

Ms. Marmalade October 10, 2012 um 11:56 am

I need to do more canning! Delicious!

Milen October 10, 2012 um 12:00 pm

Wow! that book is stunning!

Liron October 10, 2012 um 12:00 pm

The pictures look absolutely amazing! Everything looks so inviting.. =)

PaulaW October 10, 2012 um 12:01 pm

I love your beautiful photography and have many times over the past year used your macaron recipes.

ap stewart October 10, 2012 um 12:02 pm

It looks so appetizing… I pray that I win so I can try the gorgeous recipes.

Jeannie Wang October 10, 2012 um 12:02 pm

Amazing pictures and great looking recipes, can't wait to try them out.

Penny October 10, 2012 um 12:03 pm

Oh how I would live this cookbook!!! What a perfect time of year to enjoy these new recipes.

Thank you,

Caryn October 10, 2012 um 12:04 pm

Love making jams;never tried making marmalades. Your photos are fantastic; congrats and best wishes on your new venture.

Karine Keldany October 10, 2012 um 12:05 pm

The book looks amazing and the photography is beautiful. Makes you want to scoop some right out iof the jar.
Moves are hard. I know how it feels. I have moved myself twice in less than 2 years. Very hectic and challenging. It does help though to just focus on the adventure ahead and relax. Congrats again for your new job. It sounds wonderful. Best wishes Helene.

Rachel Mary October 10, 2012 um 12:09 pm

What a beautiful post, and a great giveaway!

Andrea October 10, 2012 um 12:11 pm

Beautiful photography! Maybe this is why I am so drawn to cookbooks, not so much the recipes but the photos. Hmmm… Best of luck in transitioning to a new job and a new location.

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 12:13 pm

Looks delicious! Congrats!

silarem October 10, 2012 um 12:13 pm

Your approach to food photography is so unique that even though there are foods that I’m not very fond to, when I see them in your pictures they look inviting and tempting! By the way the book looks very interesting; I was really surprised to see the membrillo which leads me to think that the book has traditional marmalades but definitively includes famous marmalades from around the world!

MΓ³nica LΓ³pez October 10, 2012 um 12:20 pm

Congratulations for the new goals!!
The pictures are amazing…

Annetje October 10, 2012 um 12:20 pm

Bok looks fantastic, with stunning photo's

Helena October 10, 2012 um 12:24 pm

Stunning photos, thank you.

Gaia October 10, 2012 um 12:24 pm

You deserve all of it!
Last weekend I managed to make two different type of jams… the book could be more inspiration!

kate October 10, 2012 um 12:28 pm

Lovely post! It all looks delicious.

Laia Lora October 10, 2012 um 12:31 pm

I love your blog and your photographs. I would love to get a book! πŸ™‚

Tracy Grant October 10, 2012 um 12:36 pm

I am so excited for you and your new adventures! Breathe and know you are inspiring πŸ™‚
Your work is amazing!

leedav October 10, 2012 um 12:38 pm

Good luck on your new adventure!

Yas October 10, 2012 um 12:41 pm

The book sounds intriguing and the pictures look lovely. I would really like to try out recipes from the book.

CarreyB October 10, 2012 um 12:49 pm

The pictures look amazing! My partner's favorite food is marmalade, and I've been meaning to learn how to make it for her.

Laura October 10, 2012 um 12:53 pm

It sounds like you are in an amazing place right now. You worked really hard at it.

I love making preserves, this book looks lovely.

Kim Ioc October 10, 2012 um 12:57 pm

What a beautiful book! I would love to win it and use my ripeining oranges in a recipe soon!

dickaiello October 10, 2012 um 1:00 pm

Though I didn't know you, we call the same city home, and I felt such a sense of loss that you would be leaving Charleston. Thankfully, your blog lives on as you so generously share your lovely photos, delicious recipes, and adventures in a "new land." Enjoy your wonderful new life!

Nehan S October 10, 2012 um 1:02 pm

Just came across your work and its fantastic! I love marmalades (just thinking of it makes me drool) Would love to win the book!

Sally October 10, 2012 um 1:07 pm

It's so lovely to hear about this new chapter in your life. Wish you all the best! I remember my first and only batch of marmalade, made when I was sixteen with my mother's homegrown kumquats. Was beautiful golden deliciousness!

Alison Shibata October 10, 2012 um 1:07 pm

Your photos and posts are a wonderful source of inspiration for me, a food miniaturist and foodie in general. Absolutely gorgeous work…wishing you neverending success!!

Gianly October 10, 2012 um 1:08 pm

Incrocio le dita!!!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 1:11 pm

Oh wow, your photographs are beautiful, the styling is so fresh and lovely it reminds me of a farm kitchen. I'm drooling looking at all those lovely marmalades. Congratulations. Regards, Karen

Gnosher (Colleen) October 10, 2012 um 1:12 pm

Congratulations on the new job, the move, and the book! I a new to your blog but look forward to enjoying your posts (and hopefully the cook book!)

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 1:13 pm

Oh wow, your photographs are beautiful, the styling is so fresh and lovely it reminds me of a farm kitchen. I'm drooling looking at all those lovely marmalades. Congratulations. Regards, Karen

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 1:14 pm

Simplement magnifique je sens le parfum des saveurs jusque chez moi! Je prends la chance de participer et merci encore! J'adore <3

Mavis October 10, 2012 um 1:14 pm

Life really does get busy, doesn't it? Good luck with the move!

abyuri October 10, 2012 um 1:16 pm

pictures are beautiful and marmalades are yummy.. what to ask more?

Barbara October 10, 2012 um 1:23 pm

Your photography makes me want to start cooking!

Barbara. Copes.

[email protected]

October 10, 2012 um 1:24 pm

I never really loved marmalades (i believed they were chocolate's worst enemy) until i recently had in my hands a ton of vegetables from my garden to preserve somehow. So I decided to give it a try… I got totally addicted not only to making marmalade but also to eating it too. Oh so many years i've wasted…

SkinnyMommy October 10, 2012 um 1:27 pm

You have an incredible talent to turn food into art. Beautiful!

[email protected] October 10, 2012 um 1:29 pm

This looks live a lovely book. Marmalade is one of life's finest treasures. Can't wait to make some.

karin October 10, 2012 um 1:31 pm

Marmalades and jams are my favorite part of breakfast and tea time !!!
I can just have spoonfuls without bread!!!

Meesh1957 October 10, 2012 um 1:34 pm

Welcome to Alabama! I so excited that you are here, I thought when I read Birmingham you were in England! I so hope you enjoy this lovely state and residing here enriches your career in significant and enjoyable ways!

Michelle Ross

Bevy October 10, 2012 um 1:37 pm

Congratulations on realizing your goals. What a wonderful opportunity. Your photos are stunning. I have a quote I often think of "change of any sort requires courage."

Bevy October 10, 2012 um 1:39 pm

congratulations on reaching some of your goals…your photos are stunning.
My quote for today: "Change of any sort requires courage." All will be well.

BkP October 10, 2012 um 1:41 pm

Picture of the rugelach and cherry marmalade instantly made me hungry! And I've never even heard of cherry marmalade! Merci!

Lori in Saskatchewan October 10, 2012 um 1:41 pm

I came to this blog just as your move began so the gaps between posts weren't that apparent to me! Your photos are worth waiting for and the book looks amazing. I hope I win!

Emily K. October 10, 2012 um 1:42 pm

Beautiful post!

ethereal October 10, 2012 um 1:43 pm

What an inspiring post! Best wishes on your new ventures! The photos are mouth-watering, and I'd love a copy of the cookbook.

Lora Johns October 10, 2012 um 1:51 pm

Heaven, pure unadulterated heaven. Mouth-watering photos. A recipe book is not an easy sell without the delectable photos. Great job!

Shannon @ JustAsDelish October 10, 2012 um 1:51 pm

beautiful cookbook, beautiful photographs, beautiful recipes and beautiful new life

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 1:52 pm

Well, that's a really full programme! The book looks amazing and I can only imagine the taste of its contents!

Joyce October 10, 2012 um 1:52 pm

Congratulations on your beautiful work. Would be a wonderful thing to have that book. πŸ™‚

Joyce October 10, 2012 um 1:54 pm

Congratulations on such a beautiful work! πŸ™‚

Arlene Braun Mobley October 10, 2012 um 1:54 pm

Beautiful! This would be a great book to add to my [email protected]

Behty October 10, 2012 um 1:56 pm

Rugelach…ahh…. the food of my childhood. This recipe and picture looks mindblowing, thanks for the awesome pictures and posts!

shoutingforha October 10, 2012 um 1:59 pm

What a wonderful cookbook. I adore marmalades. My fingers are crossed!

heatherota October 10, 2012 um 2:01 pm


Unknown October 10, 2012 um 2:02 pm

I loves me some marmelades! πŸ˜€

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 2:03 pm

Don't worry about letting us down! I'm so excited that you're sharing your experiences with us. Hoping for more great photos in Birmingham. πŸ™‚

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 2:03 pm

Congratulations on the new job and everthing else… I really love marmalades. They remind me my late grandmother who always used to have marmalades when we came to visit her.

Maria Alm October 10, 2012 um 2:03 pm

Loved this post. It's good to be reminded to follow your heart! Positive thinking attracts positive things! Beijos Maria Alm

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 2:04 pm

can't wait to see it – the products and photography look amazing!

TΓΊry AmΓ‘lia October 10, 2012 um 2:06 pm

Congratulations! What a beautiful book! Amalia

Wendy C October 10, 2012 um 2:08 pm

Best of luck in you new job! I love Marmalades.

Kelly_Π•Π»Π΅Π½Π° October 10, 2012 um 2:08 pm

Please express-mail me one of those scone sandwich – it would suit me well this morning with my cup of black tea. Yum.

Audrey October 10, 2012 um 2:22 pm

What a beautiful book! Love it!

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 2:25 pm

The book looks gorgeous! I'm adding it to my Amazon wish list, just in case I don't win. Gotta have it!

Noa October 10, 2012 um 2:31 pm

what a lovely book, I hope we shall win it πŸ™‚

Juleslebo October 10, 2012 um 2:34 pm

Love, love, love marmalades. My grandmother used to make them when I was a kid. Can't wait to see the book! Congratulations!

Nimi October 10, 2012 um 2:36 pm

Congratulations on the new job! The book looks beautiful and very delicious.

iordanovs October 10, 2012 um 2:38 pm

The pictures are gorgeous & the recipe book looks divine! I'm in love with recipe books & would love to add this one to my collection! Yay for cooking!

Cynthia Flores October 10, 2012 um 2:41 pm

This book looks gorgeous!!! it goes perfectly with my collection of cookbooks!!! I haven't made any marmalades, but I would most definitely do so now!!!

Click Click Culinary October 10, 2012 um 2:44 pm

Congrats on the book πŸ™‚

My Own Bakery October 10, 2012 um 2:47 pm

I love your photos! Good luck!

Jana Hyde October 10, 2012 um 2:51 pm

I'm so glad your finding your new job rewarding already. There are some wonderful people in my hometown of Birmingham. And some great food to photograph! I will be looking for photo credits in my Southern Living magazines… I bet I'll know your photos before I see the credits. And I'm a little jealous of your three-box move. I just moved to Seattle, and am still unpacking. The nice part is that I have a plum tree in my new yard and now I can make plum jam!

Vee October 10, 2012 um 2:53 pm

I would love to learn how to make marmalade, jams and jellies. It just seems so classically southern.

Mary Miller | A Passionate Plate October 10, 2012 um 2:56 pm

Congratulations on the job, the move, and your beautiful attitude about life!

Rhonda October 10, 2012 um 2:57 pm

Helene, it's so wonderful that your career and partnership πŸ˜‰ have blossomed so well. I am just starting my food photography career, and I mean JUST starting (I finish photography), I hope that my desire and hard work will pay off like yours.

Adriana Gallo October 10, 2012 um 2:58 pm

Beautiful styling!

Adriana Gallo October 10, 2012 um 2:58 pm

Amazing design!

Steeno October 10, 2012 um 2:58 pm

They say don't judge a book by its cover… this one looks like it'll be amazing inside. Thanks for the giveaway, and congrats!

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 3:02 pm

You and your photography are so inspirational. Good luck at your new job!

Ginger October 10, 2012 um 3:08 pm

… perfect time of the year for marmaldes for biscuits on a chilly fall morning!

KristinHoltPhotography October 10, 2012 um 3:14 pm

Amazing! β™‘

Hannah B. October 10, 2012 um 3:14 pm

I just wanted to let you know that I am a HUGE fan of your work! Your photos flood my Pinterest boards and I am always excited when your blog post shows up in my inbox. As for that book- well, it looks wonderful and I wouldn't cry if I were selected…well, maybe with joy. πŸ™‚ Please NEVER stop what you do, because you excel at it!

KristinHoltPhotography October 10, 2012 um 3:17 pm

Amazing! β™‘ You're such an inspiration.
Kristin β™‘

Micaela October 10, 2012 um 3:20 pm

Beautiful pictures. I love confitures!

robyn October 10, 2012 um 3:22 pm

love your photos!!
good luck on your new job!!

Colleen McCaughan October 10, 2012 um 3:31 pm

Beautiful – this cookbook looks amazing!
— Colleen

Kristin October 10, 2012 um 3:31 pm

Congratulations on this beautiful book. This would make a great addition to my recipe collection! mmmM!

Nanasniftynitch October 10, 2012 um 3:40 pm

You took a chance on what you love (love of a man, love of your work) and landed on your feet! Congratulations!!
It is so nice to take time to reflect on ones accomplishments in life. Thank you so much for sharing some of yours with us.
Now as for the book, WOW Sounds and looks amazing! I was immediately drawn to the first picture Yum, then the second… oh man. My mom's quince is on right now and I would love to make something good and tasty that will last the whole winter. I love to cook and learn new recipes, have shared your blog with many friends. Please add me to the draw.
Thanks again, April

Chris October 10, 2012 um 3:41 pm

Marmalade…..on a warm biscuit….. My definition of happy-breakfast! Mouth-watering photos, for sure! Would love a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

Betsi October 10, 2012 um 3:44 pm

The photography is exquisite in this book and the recipes look so good. I love marmalades and am always looking for new recipes. I will buy this book if I don't win it. Good luck to you in your new home and job and good luck to me for the drawing!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 3:47 pm

What a wonderful post,,love that you are doing what you enjoy doing. You've worked hard,,you deserve good!! We've never met,,but I live in Charleston and have followed you cheerfully from all your wonderful posts here and on FB. Have enjoyed all your great pictures,,great recipes.Good luck,,lovingly, Mary

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 3:50 pm

The book looks wonderful! I would love to learn how to make the marmalades to give as gifts!

Sarah October 10, 2012 um 3:53 pm

The photos look amazing! Looks like a wonderful cookbook. πŸ™‚

Colette (Coco) October 10, 2012 um 3:56 pm

Helene, the photos are gorgeous. I WANT THIS BOOK!

Jen October 10, 2012 um 4:03 pm

I was just given some marionberry preserves (so yummy) which set me on a jam kick. This giveaway couldn't have hit at a more perfect moment. πŸ™‚

Jimena October 10, 2012 um 4:05 pm

Congratulations on your new job!! The book looks great and the pictures beautiful!
I love making marmelades… Would love to have this book! Thanks

Kristen Rettig October 10, 2012 um 4:10 pm

That book, how beautiful. And I love quince paste, had no idea you could make it.

Jaynie @Junabug October 10, 2012 um 4:12 pm

Beautiful photos!

Sixteen Paw Productions October 10, 2012 um 4:13 pm

Great to hear that your move to new adventures is going so well. It's damp and raining here and toast and marmalade sounds wonderful.

Frankinscience October 10, 2012 um 4:25 pm

Greetings! What a beautiful day it is. Your post sounds so familiar in that I too am transitioning…a new place, new things, new life. It soothes me to read how you're settling in— "I have a fire going. Some hot soup on the stove. A glass of wine. This is it." This truly comforts me. Thank you for such a lovely place to visit sharing your thoughts and talent and your vision. I am inspired! Peace and blessings.

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 4:27 pm

Wow the book looks fabulous!

I'm doing a cookbook giveaway this week too!

Chloe October 10, 2012 um 4:29 pm

Congratulations. The books looks wonderful, and the recipes – delicious!

Christine D October 10, 2012 um 4:44 pm

Helene, the pictures from this book look beautiful. I've been toying with the idea of making perserves for the last while, but haven't yet attempted any. This looks like a lovely way to begin!

AndreiaV October 10, 2012 um 4:46 pm

Ohh that book might be awesome! I love marmelades and all kind of homemade jams xD
ItΒ΄s so good make them in cold & rainy days πŸ™‚
ItΒ΄s pure confort!

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 4:47 pm

This book looks absolutely stunning! Congratulations on the move! I certainly know how difficult those can be. I am definitely going to have to add this book to my collection! That Rugelach looks fantastic!

CamdenSF October 10, 2012 um 4:49 pm

I'm always so proud of seeing somebody working so hard and achieving what they were looking for and beyond. Thumbs up to you…!

The book also seems amazing. Would love a copy!

Best of luck and keep rocking it!

Noelani October 10, 2012 um 4:53 pm

What beautiful photos and even more beautiful words. Best of luck on your new adventure!

Jenny Ree October 10, 2012 um 4:59 pm


Love your blog.


AliciaK October 10, 2012 um 4:59 pm

This book looks awesome!

kcc October 10, 2012 um 5:05 pm

lovely, lovely book. the photography is gorgeous! now i want homemade marmalade!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 5:13 pm

perfect timing for some marmalades. it just started raining here and craving to make some to store for the holidays or as gifts.

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 5:32 pm

Stunning imagery – great job! I also like the font style using in the copy of the recipe. It's fitting for the marmalades.

I just may need to purchase this one as I LOVE marmalades!

Thanks for sharing!

bqualley October 10, 2012 um 5:38 pm

many thanks for beautiful photos… and a great giveaway!

Monica October 10, 2012 um 5:48 pm

Glad you are having an amazing life….you are an amazing lady!! I consider myself fortunate for finding your blog and reading about YOUR amazing life…it has made my life better as well!!

Jenny October 10, 2012 um 5:48 pm

Try again it did not work the time

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 5:56 pm

Helene, these marmalades look so yummy and beautiful too. I have been reading your posts and the book Plate to pixel. I love the way you take photographs of light coming from the back, But somehow, I haven't been able to get that right yet and I am still practicing. Congratulations for the book and the new job. Keep up the good and keep us inspiring.

Pat R October 10, 2012 um 6:06 pm

can't have too many cookbooks
[email protected]

Unknown October 10, 2012 um 6:23 pm

Love to make all kind of jams. Thank you, Helene and good luck to you with your new job!

The Bakery October 10, 2012 um 6:24 pm

Beautiful photos, would love to try the recipes. [email protected]

Quested October 10, 2012 um 6:26 pm

I love how life leads us to the places we're meant to go, all we have to do is be open to life. Hope you enjoy your new home!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 6:42 pm

You HAVE been busy. I'm SO excited about this book – I've been all about making jams and marmalades this year….my first year of preserving! WooHoo

annas October 10, 2012 um 6:46 pm

Always enjoy your posts as a cook, eater, and maker of gf food for my husband and daughter. I'm rooting for your big change.

Robin (Hippo Flambe) October 10, 2012 um 6:51 pm

I would so love to add this book to my collection. I love making marmalade and jams and love new twists on flavors combinations and techniques.

Charm8 October 10, 2012 um 6:58 pm

Congratulations! You are such an inspiration…and very brave, too. Best of luck.

Angel in Alabama October 10, 2012 um 7:09 pm

I always enjoy your comments, but your recent thought provoking words have made me more grateful than usual. I pray continued blessings for you and your family as you continue your journey and bring us all wonderful reminders of our beautiful world and how blessed we all are… πŸ™‚ if we will just open our eyes and our hearts. Many thanks.

Seanna Lea October 10, 2012 um 7:14 pm

I love marmalades. My lemon ginger kumquat marmalade was my first experience making a marmalade and only my 3rd jam or preserve ever. I love it as a bright bit summer over my morning yogurt!

Amanda October 10, 2012 um 7:15 pm

Your posts are always so inspiring…. Thank you, I enjoyed reading today's very much. And the book looks fabulous! I've always been a big fan of a good marmalade : ).

The Ellsies October 10, 2012 um 7:23 pm

Thanks for the giveaway. For years I've been wanting to explore spreads more fully. Maybe this will be the catalyst!

Margo October 10, 2012 um 7:39 pm

This books sounds great! I would like to try making marmalade.

Nat October 10, 2012 um 8:06 pm

Beautiful work as always. Well done on all your achievements.

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 8:10 pm

Helene, your words inspire me as much as your photos. I am also loving the jam. I have got a preserving itch that I need to scratch, so I'm off to pick some fruit from the hedgerows and sterilize some jars.

Acorns Bakery & Cafe October 10, 2012 um 8:16 pm

beautiful creative…would love to win

christina October 10, 2012 um 8:27 pm

congratulations to you on all the good things coming your way! This book looks amazing.

Isa October 10, 2012 um 8:34 pm

Absolutely beautiful! And what an inspiring post πŸ™‚

AnnieSun October 10, 2012 um 8:43 pm

Looks so wonderful…I love your blog!!!

AnnieSun October 10, 2012 um 8:44 pm

Looks wonderful…I love your blog!!!

milliestar October 10, 2012 um 8:47 pm

what a delightful looking book – it would be a pleasure to have this on my cookbook shelf. My beloved belated grandmother was the "Marmalade Queen" and I always love to make a batch each year in honour of her. I feel so lucky that she imparted her culinary skills to me before she passed away.

Pam Abraham October 10, 2012 um 9:16 pm

Much success in your new adventure. Love seeing your beautiful photography.


Alison October 10, 2012 um 9:32 pm

Oh marmalade, early morning, birds singing, cup of tea toast what more would anyone want!

Rocky Mountain Woman October 10, 2012 um 9:44 pm

What a gorgeous cover! I would love a copy!

W. Ong October 10, 2012 um 9:46 pm

Me! Me! Oh, Me, Me! Pick Me! Please…

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 9:50 pm

I went to a boarding school when I was in high school and I remember making fresh lime marmalade, so much fine but my hands all wrinkled up from the acid… lots of memory. Thanks for the give away.

Grace October 10, 2012 um 10:04 pm

Great pictures! Beautiful as always!

danube66 October 10, 2012 um 10:41 pm

Good luck! And thanks for the book giveaway.

julie October 10, 2012 um 11:05 pm

Hi! I love your photography and would love a copy of the book.

Gail Lloyd October 10, 2012 um 11:14 pm

This cookbook looks lovely! Thank you for the chance!

jackyg October 10, 2012 um 11:18 pm

Helene, you have done it again. The book looks beautiful and your work amazing.

[email protected] October 10, 2012 um 11:24 pm

I love to try new recipes; especially when accompanied by thorough details and fantastic pictures that help me interpret it.

Mare October 10, 2012 um 11:46 pm

Truly beautiful, THANK YOU for the inspirations!

Mare October 10, 2012 um 11:48 pm

Truly beautiful, THANK YOU for the many inspirations!!

Anonymous October 10, 2012 um 11:51 pm

Oh, I hope I get this one, but if not, seeing the peek of it may push me to get it no matter what.


Unknown October 11, 2012 um 12:12 am

Congrats…the photos look amazing. I would love to win this book

Unknown October 11, 2012 um 12:23 am


cutiesteffi October 11, 2012 um 12:48 am

Congrats on your move! Your blog has really inspired me and though I'm only 15, Im sure that when I grow, I will be as dedicated to my job as you

Barbara Cox October 11, 2012 um 1:10 am

Great to see you at Squam again, and thanks for the on-going photography, food, and travel inspiration! Best wishes in Birmingham!

Yami October 11, 2012 um 1:13 am

I wish I could hold a. Job like that for a day at least! God bless you Helen.

plume October 11, 2012 um 1:15 am

Your pictures are amazing, you choose incredible angles. Chapeau bas!

Claire October 11, 2012 um 1:41 am

Wow, a beautiful book! Can't wait to hear more about the new adventures for you in store.

Cynthia October 11, 2012 um 2:12 am

The pictures look beautiful. I would love to win a copy of the book.

Megan October 11, 2012 um 2:15 am

Congratulations on all the new events in your life! The book look gorgeous and the recipes look delicious! I love your blog and look forward to more of your fabulous eye candy!

Isabella October 11, 2012 um 2:28 am

I'm so glad you love your new home!
Also, every single picture looks delicious from the book! Maybe I'll buy it for myself!

Susana I. October 11, 2012 um 2:46 am

Thanks for the oportunity, the book seams pretty nice.
([email protected])

Helene October 11, 2012 um 2:47 am

Jana Hyde: you won't find my name in Soughern Living magazines. inam on the cookbook division not the magazine one. That's a different floor/breed entirely πŸ™‚

terry October 11, 2012 um 2:57 am

Looks like a beautiful book. I love making marmaldes. Looks like a must read!!!

love2read October 11, 2012 um 3:09 am

I love jams and marmalade! This book looks great.

Renata October 11, 2012 um 3:29 am

Every change will bring you good and bad experiences, but all of them will make you grow! congratulations! IΒ΄d love to have the book in my hands! even if I have to pay for it!!

Rowena Walker October 11, 2012 um 3:40 am

Beautiful book! I've learned so much from your posts! Thank you!!

Ms Joey Nicole October 11, 2012 um 3:48 am

I want to try homemade marmalades but I don't know where to or how start! Maybe this book can help.

Anonymous October 11, 2012 um 3:55 am

i love fresh jam especially on savory sandwiches!

[email protected]

Lynna October 11, 2012 um 4:01 am

You`re busy and that's good! You get to do what you love! πŸ˜€

All That's Left Are The Crumbs October 11, 2012 um 4:10 am

Beautiful photos and the book looks wonderful.

AmyRuth October 11, 2012 um 4:20 am

I hope you have a warm blanket to go with your glass of wine. I love that you are following your heart and your diligent work and talent have brought you opportunities that make your heart happy.

The photos – of course they are fabulous. Can't wait to learn more. Please

AmyRuth October 11, 2012 um 4:32 am

That your diligence, consistence and talent have brought opportunity to you is such a huge blessing and also fabulously exciting to all who admire you.

A beautiful post and lovely story telling.

Stay warm and savor the challenges.

What's Cookin" Good Lookin" October 11, 2012 um 5:08 am

Just found Tartelette… your vibrations touched my corner of the universe! So excited to be invited to cherish your Marmalade Book. Thank you for your kindness. [email protected]

Daniela October 11, 2012 um 6:06 am

this looks absolutely fantastic, good luck for everything….

Uma Miller October 11, 2012 um 6:35 am

The book makes my mouth water… Just opened the last jar of last year's tangerine marmalade… Our family's favorite!

Anonymous October 11, 2012 um 7:18 am

What a gorgeous post this is…. so exciting and inspiring for your readers to pursue their dreams, passions, goals while balancing a healthy family at the same time.. congratulations!!! Your work is absolutely stunning, bravo!

Michelle October 11, 2012 um 8:01 am

I would love to start making jam to go with my freshly baked goodies. Congratulations!!

xx michelle

Katarzyna October 11, 2012 um 8:57 am

Dear Helene, i love to start a day with your words and photos :). Jams and marmalades are the best way to survive grey Autumn days!
All best,

Anonymous October 11, 2012 um 10:17 am

What a beautiful book! I'd love to win one.

Also, congratulations on your always lovely blog!


Bonpierce October 11, 2012 um 11:03 am

I would love to have this beautiful book!

Lara October 11, 2012 um 11:40 am

Hi Hélène, all the best for your new projects and thank you for your amazing and inspiring blog. It makes me always feel happy!
I'd like to win the book, since I've a 2 years old quince tree in my garden which has 20 almost ripe quinces. I need new ideas to use them!!
Hugs from Tuscany and have fun! πŸ˜‰

Beth October 11, 2012 um 12:38 pm

The book looks gorgeous! I just started making spreads (outside of pesto πŸ™‚ with a lemon curd. As always, the homemade version is much better than what you find in the store. I'd love to try these new ideas!

CJ Pillow October 11, 2012 um 1:04 pm

This is pure eye candy!

Kristen M October 11, 2012 um 1:08 pm

Recipies and photos look delicious

LeeRB October 11, 2012 um 1:36 pm

Those marmalades look gorgeous!

Kim Bee October 11, 2012 um 1:40 pm

Congrats on the move and new opportunities. We just moved my son across Canada for school. We packed what would fit in the SUV and that's all he brought. Hopefully he's home for Christmas to pick up more stuff.

Look forward to meeting you at Whipped.

Alexis R. October 11, 2012 um 1:57 pm

The book looks amazing! I've always wanted to make marmalade. Best of luck in your new home!

jennifer_f October 11, 2012 um 3:32 pm

Congratulations…can't wait to explore the whole book!

valerie s. October 11, 2012 um 4:13 pm

All the best in your new home! Love your work. The book is beautiful, sign me up!

Grace W. October 11, 2012 um 4:22 pm

This book looks so wonderful! I love your blog and can't wait to hear how you are adjusting to life in Birmingham!

Much love…

Unknown October 11, 2012 um 4:43 pm

Thanks for such a lovely giveaway. The book looks amazing!!

TK October 11, 2012 um 5:23 pm

So beautiful! Congratulations and best wishes!

queencake and titangirl October 11, 2012 um 5:37 pm

good luck for all you are doing right now! and the book looks lovely!

Nicole October 11, 2012 um 6:07 pm

Having just moved to Boston from New York myself – I can completely relate. Lucky for me all my boxes came (but none of the furniture to put anything away in!)

Bon courage!

– Nicole

Natasha October 11, 2012 um 6:10 pm

It all looks so amazing, I'd love to try the recipes.

Aurora October 11, 2012 um 6:48 pm

These all look so yummy!!! thanks for the opportunity.

aurora6772 at sbcglobal dot net

Suzie Qzie October 11, 2012 um 6:53 pm

I can't wait to pick up a copy of this beautiful book. I am just as excited about the photos as I am about the recipes. It looks like a beautiful book. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous October 11, 2012 um 7:15 pm

Beautiful photographs! Thanks for that giveaway!

Unknown October 11, 2012 um 10:04 pm

AlΓ΄ Helene, Je suis trΓ©s content pour vous. Beautiful things always happen to people that deserve it. Merci Beaucoup from Portugal, Li

Sareberry October 11, 2012 um 10:04 pm

Delicious! My mom didn't like marmalades so I never got any as a kid, and now I just can't get enough!

kate October 11, 2012 um 10:24 pm

i love your photography Helene! this book looks amazing. if i don't win this book, i will probably buy it anyway! so beautiful!

Guppymomma October 11, 2012 um 11:12 pm

That book looks lovely in both idea and photo.

Bianca October 11, 2012 um 11:15 pm

Holy Marmalade! I NEED this book! I am Sweet. Savoury, And a sophisticated taste. Or is that ACQUIRED taste…? Either way, I am clearly in need of this awesomeness in the form of a book.

Michelle Stephens October 12, 2012 um 1:52 am

Beautiful photos. Thanks for an opportunity to win this book πŸ™‚

Jenn Mac October 12, 2012 um 2:18 am

It's good to be part of a team – my husband is my number one fan, and I am his. It's a wonderful thing.

GiGi October 12, 2012 um 2:23 am

Yum! What a wonderful cookbook.

Andreea October 12, 2012 um 3:18 am

beautiful pictures as always πŸ˜‰

Teri October 12, 2012 um 3:18 am

Definitely going to try the Rugelach!!! Congrats!!! πŸ™‚

Marie October 12, 2012 um 3:29 am

Such a lovely post, I am so encouraged and blessed by you and all that you learn and teach. The book looks and sounds beautiful!
Congratulations on your latest adventure!
Many blessings to you
~ Marie

Harborgirl October 12, 2012 um 3:30 am

Enjoy your photos and journal of "life" would love a copy of the cookbook for my 93 year old father who makes marmelade every year at least two times. Best to you! Virginia

Mary Carl October 12, 2012 um 4:24 am

Best Wishes, a new direction is always exciting…and inspiring for us, your faithful readers.

Crumbs N Crust October 12, 2012 um 5:27 am

Congratulations ! What a beautiful book… Everything you touch is beautiful = )

Thank you for the giveaway


growntocook October 12, 2012 um 7:08 am

Once again – so beautifully photographed! I am elbows deep in preserving some of our fall harvest for the winter – would love to get new inspiration for preserving!

Elena October 12, 2012 um 8:53 am

… dalla mia casetta nel bosco, un bosco in Italia oggi pieno di kaki quasi maturi sull'albero… mai fatto una marnellata in vita mia, ma Γ¨ il mio sogno, le adoro e vorrei provare a cuocerne una tutta mia… chissΓ  che con un libro con istruzioni che mi aiutano…
grazie, e che immagini meravigliose, mi sorride il cuore! Elena

Madli October 12, 2012 um 9:13 am

wow, this book looks so beautiful.
Hope i'll have a chnce to read it too πŸ™‚

The Savory and The Beautiful October 12, 2012 um 10:38 am

Just turned 33 a couple days ago and you gave me so much to think about. I send your way positive energy and best wishes. Don't forget to make time to just sit in some bubbles till your skin is all pruney xoxo

Unknown October 12, 2012 um 10:51 am

One of my most favorite times of year is making jams & chutney from the summer bounty! At the holidays friends and family look forward to my peach marmalade and my brinjal chutney (eggplant). I am always on the look-out for new flavors and combinations and can't wait to find your book to add to my collection! Congratulations on such a wonderful accomplishment! Getting published is an awesome feat.

Maria_NJ October 12, 2012 um 12:02 pm

thank you for a chance to win this great book…

mmcmm 563 at comcast dot net

your macaron recipe is to die for!!!

seya October 12, 2012 um 12:24 pm

Ohhh, I love that book colors!

Phoebe October 12, 2012 um 12:59 pm

Gorgeous photos and the such wonderful looking jams!

Michelle October 12, 2012 um 1:32 pm

The book looks beautiful. My husband loves marmalade!

Julie (matundmi) October 12, 2012 um 2:50 pm

oh wow helene, im deeply impressed by your photos. and i love marmalade, especially from quinces or apricots. they are best with a little twist like added poppy seeds, herbs or saffron!

Unknown October 12, 2012 um 3:19 pm

Love the blog! and I totally relate to this post, moving is crazy. Best of luck!

Elaine October 12, 2012 um 3:53 pm

The photographs are so enticing!

Cheryl Bach October 12, 2012 um 4:49 pm

Thanks so much for the chance to win! I absolutely love your photography!

Molly Keener October 12, 2012 um 5:04 pm

Cheers and peace to you as you settle into this new phase of your journey!

Desi October 12, 2012 um 6:11 pm

Beautiful photos as always! Would love to win this cookbook. It looks like so much fun!

Marie D October 12, 2012 um 6:11 pm

"Imagine" I imagine beautifull cherries, apricots on the trees, a so nice kithchen to do marmelade. I dream of "orange sanguines" , "kiwis"… which will become sweet marmelade for " a french petit dΓ©jeuner avec une baguette" (french breakfast with baguette). Congratulations to allow us to dream with so nice pictures.

Unknown October 12, 2012 um 7:04 pm

What wonderful idea for a book. I would love to be able to make some this yumminess with my little family!

Liz October 12, 2012 um 8:10 pm

Congrats on the new adventure. The photos are lovely. When I was younger, I never looked twice at marmalade. But on a trip to London, I had toast with orange marmalade with my tea every morning, and fell in love. I've only tried them once or twice, even though I do a lot of regular jams, but would like to concentrate on marmalades this winter and expand my repertoire. This book looks so fabulous!

dervla @ The Curator October 12, 2012 um 8:39 pm

marmalade is the best on buttered bread with a cup of tea – would love to learn how to make it!

Karlijn October 12, 2012 um 9:21 pm

Beautiful pictures, I really hope I win a copy of this wonderful book! I love making everything from scratch, like sauces or peanut butter or jams and marmalades, so this book would be the perfect company in my kitchen.

Emmy D October 12, 2012 um 9:33 pm

Marmalade! I love it!

Sarah October 12, 2012 um 9:37 pm

I was just in Birmingham visiting family! (I grew up near there and went to high school in Birmingham.) Looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful things you cook with Alabama fruits and veggies–our peach season is the best in the world!

p.s. I have this idea that you and Caitlin from Roost are going to become best friends and write a cookbook together πŸ™‚

Jane October 13, 2012 um 3:00 am

I like food photography very much too!Your photos are stunning!

Unknown October 13, 2012 um 3:10 am

Beautiful book! So glad to hear you are living your dream!

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