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Pecan Coconut Cherry Granola and A Deliciously Organic Giveaway

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.


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!


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
ΒΎ cup (180ml) organic maple syrup
4 cups (440gr) rolled oats
1 Β½ cups (130gr) coconut, unsweetened
1 Β½ cups (150gr) dehydrated whole pecans, or pecan halves
1 cup (160gr) dried cherries, lightly chopped

Preheat your oven to 350ΒΊ 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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ainhoa vega January 21, 2011 um 7:19 am

Everything looks delicious. So happy for you! And I'd love to have Carrie's cookbook!

nekkutyttoe January 21, 2011 um 7:37 am

What an amazing project! Organic is definately the way to go. The recipes sound amazing. I'll have to try that granola, I've never done it with cherries before πŸ™‚

Rachel Tucker January 21, 2011 um 7:46 am

These are beautiful photos. The quiche looks divine!

Scott Browne January 21, 2011 um 7:56 am

This all looks amazing – I'm going to have to try the recipe, & look for the book.

Well done!

equisetaceae January 21, 2011 um 7:58 am

so beautiful! thankyou so much for sharing with us!

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 7:58 am

What a fun mix of granola!

leny January 21, 2011 um 7:58 am

you have such a beautiful life. thank you for sharing it with all of us πŸ˜€

Jenny Tan January 21, 2011 um 8:03 am

It's midnight right now…and looking at those pictures makes me so hungry!!! Would love to be the lucky one to get Carrie's book. πŸ™‚

Fragolina January 21, 2011 um 8:08 am

I would love to prepare this tomato basil quiche, and savour it…looks so delicious.. The pictures are amazing..

Just Relax January 21, 2011 um 8:26 am

Beautiful photography as usual, and the recipes sound delicious!

L January 21, 2011 um 8:30 am

Congrats! It looks fab. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Kina January 21, 2011 um 8:34 am

Wonderful pictures as usual! I would like to cook and eat organic and non-processed, but it's sometimes difficult to find good recipes. This book will surely help!

New Kitch on the Blog January 21, 2011 um 8:44 am

Your beautiful pictures just made my day, this quiche looks fantastic! Oh, and I must have this book, if I donΒ΄t win it I will buy it anyway… πŸ˜‰

jessi January 21, 2011 um 8:45 am

So beautiful and inspiring… Wow.

Matinaki January 21, 2011 um 9:03 am

I am so intrigued by your story, and really eager to be convinced to go organic! Plus, I can't get enough of your photos!! I would love love love to win this cookbook!!

Adi January 21, 2011 um 9:25 am

Thank you for this giveaway! Have a beautiful weekend.

adiluria (at) yahoo (dot) com

Sarah January 21, 2011 um 9:27 am

Love the fact that you planned each day's shoot around a menu – what brilliant working days they must have been.

Natasha January 21, 2011 um 9:30 am

Oh fab a giveaway I can enter. Your photo's are gorgeous I would love to have them in book form!

martina January 21, 2011 um 9:35 am

I can feel the kind of inspiration you got from Carrie and her book. It's amazing and I want it, too!!!
Beautiful pictures for what seems very yummy food!
Thanks Martina

E lise January 21, 2011 um 9:37 am

Can I win please:)
I am from the Netherlands

Greetings from Elise

Amy January 21, 2011 um 9:39 am

Wow, love those recipes you mentioned on this post. Would be nice to win a copy of the cook book for a healthy start in 2011. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 9:43 am

I am getting hungry by just looking at the pictures πŸ™‚ I am sure the book will be a great success!

Charles January 21, 2011 um 9:47 am

Wow, the granola looks great – never even considered trying to make this myself – must give it a shot when I'm out of my current "bought" supplies.

Nadia January 21, 2011 um 10:07 am

amazing photos, as always :)))

and I really would love to get my hands on Carrie's book, the quiche looks super delicious!

anne-laure January 21, 2011 um 10:11 am

those recipes both sound and look crazy tasty!

ilaria January 21, 2011 um 10:37 am

wow this post is amaizing! pictures are beautiful as usual…and the book…I know I'll love it!

whisk the pantry January 21, 2011 um 10:47 am

Carrie's cookbook looks amazingly delicious. The recipes look easy and delicious for home cooking. Thank you for sharing!

Ayu January 21, 2011 um 10:51 am

Being a student means I have to cook with such a tight budget. Therefore, it is a little bit impossible for me to buy organic ingredients which are more expensive than the 'normal' ingredients. I wish in the future, I can go organic too. πŸ˜€ Beautiful pictures as usual πŸ™‚


Lisa RenΓ©e January 21, 2011 um 10:58 am

Thinking I will be trying this granola this week-end and I would LOVE to have a copy of her book! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!!

Aveen January 21, 2011 um 11:52 am

Wow, it looks gorgeous! I'm definitely trying that granola and the chicken sounds heavenly.

Here in the UK we miss out on so many great US cookbooks – this isn't even available on the Amazon UK website – so I'd love to win πŸ™‚

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots January 21, 2011 um 12:04 pm

Your photos are absolutely amazing. Definitely the quality that I am striving for. πŸ™‚ January 21, 2011 um 12:04 pm

Oh this book looks just wonderful. I cant say I've done much organic cooking but this makes me want to try it! Glad you had a lovely time cooking the recipes. I think I will be making that granola!
Thanks for the posts and the giveaway πŸ™‚

Lori January 21, 2011 um 12:06 pm

We eat more and more organic. Certain things we do. It is so much more expensive so it is not always easy to do. We also eat mostly local and from my own garden which is technically organic.

I am quite sure with your photography the book is stunning. Congratulations to you both.

Maya January 21, 2011 um 12:07 pm

I am wondering about the chicken. Would love to get the book.

Sabrine d'Aubergine January 21, 2011 um 12:20 pm

Lovely photographs. Lovely dishes. Lovely post. And – I suppose – lovely book. I think it wouldn't be easy to buy it here in Italy: cross my fingers… Ciao!

Kelly January 21, 2011 um 12:22 pm

Both the photos and the food look delightful! Yum! And congrats to both of you.

β™₯peachkinsβ™₯ January 21, 2011 um 12:36 pm

love the looks of the granola!

Magda January 21, 2011 um 12:45 pm

It's always wonderful to find a friend through work. When your work is so creative and food related, it's hard not to.

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 12:51 pm

congrats!! this book looks amazing too.

carmencooksblog at gmail dot com

javagirlkt's cookin' January 21, 2011 um 12:52 pm

Wow, what a fantastic job to have had πŸ™‚ I am so jealous! Your pictures are wonderful and the food looks delicious.

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 12:59 pm

Both the granola and the quiche look absolutely delicious!

Zielenina January 21, 2011 um 1:00 pm

I wanted to buy it at bookdepository but it sais it's already sold out! So you're my hope πŸ˜‰ Your photos are simply amazing!

Bess January 21, 2011 um 1:04 pm

Everything looks amazing! The pictures are making me drool over here! Congratulations on such a beautiful project!

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 1:04 pm

The photos are lovely and the recipes look very tempting. Congratulations!

Nina January 21, 2011 um 1:07 pm

Your photos are simply perfect, the food looks so irresistible.. and if you have dreams about that chicken.. I just need to cook it πŸ™‚

Helena January 21, 2011 um 1:13 pm

I would buy the book solely for your pictures!

AnneSo Ohmiroir January 21, 2011 um 1:14 pm

Very inspiring! She seems like a lovely person!!

maya m January 21, 2011 um 1:15 pm

so gorgeous…
OMG i'm dying to have this book already!!

Banannas January 21, 2011 um 1:16 pm

Beautiful photos, as always. I've added the granola to my to-do list. I'd also love to read Carrie's story!

Ploplop January 21, 2011 um 1:24 pm

I always look at your photos with admiration. Food is beautiful!

claudia_rose07 January 21, 2011 um 1:25 pm

This book looks amazing. I would love to have a copy to start practicing organic cooking.

Micki January 21, 2011 um 1:26 pm

After your post I feel like I know Carrie! It is rare – at least in my world – to find a cookbook where the photos match the recipes in beauty and taste, but this one sounds like it will do just that. And more. I would love to win a copy of the book. Fingers crossed!

WendyinKK January 21, 2011 um 1:29 pm

I definately love the tomato and basil quiche πŸ™‚

Darla January 21, 2011 um 1:29 pm

Both of these recipes look incredible! I have been eyeing this book since it came out…I'm definitely investing in it if I don't win!

bunkycooks January 21, 2011 um 1:33 pm

I would love to try some of these recipes! The book sounds delightful.

Emily L. January 21, 2011 um 1:33 pm

What a great opportunity to photograph that kind of book! Looks fantastic!

Rachel Warden January 21, 2011 um 1:34 pm

What a beautiful and unusual shape for a quiche. I need to get me an oblong tart dish!

Jade January 21, 2011 um 1:35 pm

Ooh, pick me pick me! Her book is on my wishlist πŸ™‚

LittleWit January 21, 2011 um 1:36 pm

Congratulations! I am so very hungry just looking at your post. I'd love to have this book πŸ™‚

Debbie D January 21, 2011 um 1:36 pm

Looks scrumpish!

linda January 21, 2011 um 1:37 pm

lovely post & as always beautiful verbiage & photography!
thank you for inspiring me!

Mindy Darnell January 21, 2011 um 1:40 pm

As usual, amazing photos and food. I'm all over the tomato basil quiche. Is it wrong to be dreaming of summer tomatoes already?!

Jade January 21, 2011 um 1:42 pm

Your photos are amazing!

Abigail January 21, 2011 um 1:45 pm

Those recipes sound delicious! Having a cookbook that you were part of making would be so great.

bethebel January 21, 2011 um 1:49 pm

We recently watched Food Inc and now we've been so much more conscious about where our food comes from, I'd love a cookbook that features fresh, unprocessed foods!

Courtney January 21, 2011 um 1:52 pm

The photographs look amazing…I can't decide what I'd want to try first!

Lindsay-Jean January 21, 2011 um 1:56 pm

It sounds like a fantastic cookbook – thanks for the giveaway!

Julie January 21, 2011 um 1:56 pm

what a lovely sentiment, as always! i'd love to get my hands on that book. thanks for the giveaway!

Sandra January 21, 2011 um 1:57 pm

This cook book seems amazing! and i really love your photos!
I don't know if the book is available in France, so I take my chance πŸ™‚
Thank for your wonderfull and inspiring blog!
cuisine_addict [at]

KG3 January 21, 2011 um 1:59 pm

The photographs drew me in, then reading your words hooked me. I must get this book!

Flour On My Face January 21, 2011 um 1:59 pm

Beautiful photography! That Quiche looks so good!


Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 1:59 pm

I love the notion of cooking with organic and non-processed foods, and I wish that there was more of those items available to all at good prices! That quiche looks amazing and I am real curious about the chicken . .

Danja January 21, 2011 um 2:02 pm

This cookbook looks amazing. I love the photos of the recipes. Congratulations to both of you!

Serena January 21, 2011 um 2:03 pm

oh please let it be me! πŸ™‚

luisa January 21, 2011 um 2:04 pm

I'd really like to win the book! let's try!

dani January 21, 2011 um 2:05 pm

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photography. If I win the cookbook I'm afraid I'll be tempted to rip pages out and frame them for my kitchen…

Katy January 21, 2011 um 2:07 pm

That quiche looks amazing. You have such an eye, there is always a unique twist to your photos.

TΓΊry AmΓ‘lia January 21, 2011 um 2:10 pm

Your pictures are amazing as always! πŸ™‚ I would love to win the cookbook.

KHG January 21, 2011 um 2:17 pm

This book looks delicious!

Katie @ Frugal Femina January 21, 2011 um 2:18 pm

I'm so glad you posted about this book. It sounds right up my alley, and your pics are stunning!

Vicki Wilde January 21, 2011 um 2:24 pm

Congratulations on a job well done! The photographs look amazing. I'm going to have to keep an eye out for this book (unless I win, I hope I hope!)

Leeann January 21, 2011 um 2:26 pm

Love the pictures once again. I have been trying to go organic, even planting a larger garden here at home. Thank you for sharing your talents!

Allison January 21, 2011 um 2:29 pm

sounds great!

mary January 21, 2011 um 2:31 pm

I am so excited for you and for this book – this way of eating is right up my alley!

Shelby January 21, 2011 um 2:32 pm

Wow! I look so forward to experiencing the same satisfaction and culinary delight in Carrie's new book. Congratulations on a brilliant collaboration of talent!

Cheryl January 21, 2011 um 2:33 pm

Carrie's first cookbook looks fantastic! Can't wait to open it up and explore the recipes myself! Congratulations to you both!

NikiTheo January 21, 2011 um 2:35 pm

That tomato tart looks delicious!!!!

Cheryl January 21, 2011 um 2:36 pm

looks absolutely delicious, as always! thanks for the inspiration.

Heather January 21, 2011 um 2:37 pm

what a wonderful idea for a cookbook! my new years resolution is to go less processed this year. congrats!

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 2:41 pm

Wow, beautiful work from both of you. Organic and clean is my kind of meal!

Samantha January 21, 2011 um 2:52 pm

How delicious those pictures look! You have definitely inspired my dinner tonight… Now if only it was 17h00 so that I could rush off from work to start cooking!

Dani @ Cloud 8Β½ January 21, 2011 um 2:57 pm

The cookbook sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

G'ma Jan January 21, 2011 um 2:58 pm

These recipes sound delicious and the
photos are fabulous

Kelsie Bentall January 21, 2011 um 3:02 pm

Love this pictures! I can't wait to try some of her recipes!

Michelle January 21, 2011 um 3:02 pm

Congratulations to both of you! The tart and granola both look to die for… I am now going to have to purchase the book if I don't win! πŸ™‚

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 3:04 pm

That quiche looks divine!

Trudi S January 21, 2011 um 3:08 pm

This cook book looks great…your pictures are amazing…as usual

Aude Touzot January 21, 2011 um 3:09 pm

Thank you for sharing your world, food and discovery with us!

Paige January 21, 2011 um 3:13 pm

Lovely pictures…as always. And a beautiful story to go with them. Thank you. I can't wait to try the granola.

Heather January 21, 2011 um 3:15 pm

I'd love to read this! I know it will be lovely.


Emily January 21, 2011 um 3:20 pm

Gorgeous photos! I can't wait to try the recipes.

[email protected] January 21, 2011 um 3:20 pm

The cookbook sounds like the kind I love to read. Hope I get picked.

Christine January 21, 2011 um 3:21 pm

Your photos are delicious, and this granola is making me drool! I would love to win this book. It sounds awesome πŸ™‚

Grisgawa January 21, 2011 um 3:26 pm

What a "teaser"! This book looks fabulous, and I have no doubt that it will be added to my collection very soon. Congratulations on what appears to be a wonderful collaboration.

IM January 21, 2011 um 3:27 pm

This cookbook sounds great… I love the ones that read as good as a novel

Christine January 21, 2011 um 3:30 pm

This looks like a beautiful and tasty book!

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 3:31 pm

Looks beautiful!

Judy Gerstley January 21, 2011 um 3:32 pm

I love your comment that begins with, "When work allows you to connect beyond the image". Many of my lifelong friendships that began at work transcended beyond just "co-worker" status also! I am eager to incorporate more unprocessed ingredients into my family's already healthy diet. Thank you for your beautiful blog and this opportunity.

Skye January 21, 2011 um 3:36 pm

Such a huge accomplishment for you both! Congratulations! I can't wait to see it =)

Maria January 21, 2011 um 3:40 pm

That tomato basil quiche looks ah-maze-ing. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Allison C January 21, 2011 um 3:42 pm

The granola looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway and the recipe! Can't wait to make it πŸ™‚

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 3:50 pm

i can't wait to try this recipe! it looks so good.

juliaelmer at hotmail dot com January 21, 2011 um 3:53 pm

The roasted red onion and pear salad sounds especially delicious. And I'm curious about the sour cream pancakes because I just made a chocolate sour cream cake this week that had sour cream in the cake and the frosting. The frosting was absolutely delicious, but the cake turned out dry-ish. All the best to Carrie! And I love the photos, too, of course!

Micaela January 21, 2011 um 3:54 pm

The tomato basil quiche looks delicious. And what an unusual shape!

Brianne January 21, 2011 um 4:00 pm

What lovely photographs, as always. You're amazing Helene! b

Alyse January 21, 2011 um 4:01 pm

Thank you for this chance for the cookbook.

Ms. Glaeser January 21, 2011 um 4:02 pm

This looks WONDERFUL! Congrats to both of you- Can't wait to find the book and try out some of these recipes!

Jan January 21, 2011 um 4:03 pm

I'm running to the kitchen to make me some granola… looks delish!

crystal January 21, 2011 um 4:03 pm

Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations on the book (to you both!).

Mrs. G January 21, 2011 um 4:03 pm

Congrats to both you and Carrie on this cookbook.

Amanda Morris January 21, 2011 um 4:04 pm

YUM! I just have to try the granola and I can't wait to read more recipes. I must buy a copy of the book if only for the Sour Cream and Lemon Pancakes with Blueberry Puree recipe. Sounds delicious!

Jen January 21, 2011 um 4:06 pm

Oh, yum. I love granola. I also love cookbooks, especially cookbooks like this – real food.

adrienne January 21, 2011 um 4:09 pm

I've been eyeing this cookbook for sure and would love to win it!

[email protected] January 21, 2011 um 4:13 pm

Lovely! I've never used maple syrup in granola, I look forward to trying it. Beautiful photos as always.

Ellen January 21, 2011 um 4:14 pm

that quiche DOES look amazing. thanks for the giveaway!

Foodie Ann January 21, 2011 um 4:23 pm

Thats great ! Can't wait to see the book…

Franci January 21, 2011 um 4:25 pm

OMG that tart looks amazing…I need the book just for that recipe!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 4:35 pm

Your photography always amazes me (and makes me hungry). I love food as well, and create it in toy form for children to appreciate more complicated foods than a plastic pizza slice.

Stephanie January 21, 2011 um 4:39 pm

This cookbook sounds amazing! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

the L word January 21, 2011 um 4:42 pm

Photos are beauuutiful! congratulations!

Martha January 21, 2011 um 4:46 pm

I was already lusting after this cookbook – now a giveaway! Yeah!

Sarah January 21, 2011 um 4:56 pm

Wonderful giveaway!

Ciel de Paris January 21, 2011 um 4:57 pm

I'll have a slice of that quiche!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 4:57 pm

I would LOVE this cookbook. When you said "Grandma's Crawfish Etouffee", I knew I had to have it one way or another. Let's just hope I win it!

Liz January 21, 2011 um 4:58 pm

Sounds delicious! I am in awe of all your cookbook photographing–everything you do is so beautiful!

–Elizabeth from Cake or Death

Jennifer January 21, 2011 um 5:09 pm

This looks like a cookbook I would absolutely treasure!

Jennie January 21, 2011 um 5:13 pm

I have followed Carrie's blog for the last couple of years, as I have followed yours. I love that she has a cookbook and I LOVE that you took the pictures! It's like two virtual friends coming together.

I am dying to make that granola now that I've seen the pictures of it. Mmmmmmmmm!

angelitacarmelita January 21, 2011 um 5:14 pm

I have been eating a mostly organic, but definitely an unprocessed diet for several years now. I can't tell you how good I feel and honestly, when I am polite and have to eat processed foods that someone else has prepared, I can tell the difference. What a great idea for this lovely cookbook, which I'd love to have for free… but irregardless, intend to get if not. Thanks for sharing this on your post and the great recipe for granola (I haven't bought granola in years, this recipe looks great, I can't wait to try it!)

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 5:15 pm

This post is absolutely gorgeous — from the photos to the skillful writing. I love the breath of springtime at the end with the tulips.

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 5:15 pm

That looks phenomenal… yum. I thought I was full, but I'm pretty determined to fit in a snack now… πŸ™‚

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 5:18 pm

Maple syrup, unsweetened coconut and pecans are three ingredients that make it into nearly every batch of granola I bake! Looks simply perfect for breakfast, snacking and on a light dessert parfait.



Michelle January 21, 2011 um 5:18 pm

So beautiful…will look for the book locally! I must try the quiche.

Laura B. January 21, 2011 um 5:21 pm

It all looks divine!

Jenny January 21, 2011 um 5:21 pm

A cookbook with your photography in it? Sign me up!! πŸ™‚

Sally Cameron January 21, 2011 um 5:23 pm

Hello Helene, this is my first time commenting on your site, but I've been subscribing for awhile. I had the good fortune to meet Carrie recently at Food Blog Camp 2011 in Mexico. She was such a delight! She told us all about the book and how much she loved shooting it with you. The photos are beautiful, of course! I must get the book to try that tomato tart. I am so happy for Carrie and wish her huge success with her book. Thanks for the post.

Alyson January 21, 2011 um 5:26 pm

Ohhh, the cherries! YUM.

One of my big pushes this year is the organic push. Though we mostly buy organic fruit and veg, we've only just started buying organic, locally raised meat as well.

elizabeyta January 21, 2011 um 5:26 pm

Everything looks lovely!



Jen January 21, 2011 um 5:28 pm

Thanks for sponsoring this! I love the idea of using dried cherries in granola.

jabreb January 21, 2011 um 5:30 pm

Photography and recipes A+…would love to own Deliciously Organic!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 5:31 pm

Wow! That looks and sounds like a deliciously lovely book. Definitely a must own! Thank you for sharing it with us.

LadyWild January 21, 2011 um 5:32 pm

That looks lovely!

Hannah January 21, 2011 um 5:35 pm

This book looks great!!
[email protected]

Claire January 21, 2011 um 5:38 pm

That looks divine, can't wait to mix up a batch! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

K Menick January 21, 2011 um 5:41 pm

I want to eat that quiche right now!

Christy January 21, 2011 um 5:43 pm

The photos are wonderful. We try to eat as much organic as possible.

jinxy112 at gmail dot com

Lauren January 21, 2011 um 5:45 pm

Wow, would love to win a copy of her book, sounds so delicious!

Jenn, Pint-sized Pioneering January 21, 2011 um 5:46 pm

Your photos are so lovely and I'm thrilled to hear that the food is real!

Kate January 21, 2011 um 5:52 pm

MMM. The Tomato Basil Quiche looks gorgeous. I love the pecan and dried cherry combo for granola. My fave. I want this cookbook! Wow!

Irene January 21, 2011 um 5:54 pm

I would so much love to win a copy πŸ™‚

Ann January 21, 2011 um 5:58 pm


lo81 January 21, 2011 um 6:03 pm

That tomato and basil quiche looks delicious! The cookbook sounds very interesting!

sprite January 21, 2011 um 6:05 pm

I'm so glad you gave us this recipe on a Friday. I don't think I could have borne it if I'd had to wait to make this granola. Yum!

magpies January 21, 2011 um 6:10 pm

Can't wait to win/buy this cookbook! I know it will be fantastic!

Erika January 21, 2011 um 6:13 pm

Yum! Your description of the work and the food makes it a very tempting read.

Elaine January 21, 2011 um 6:18 pm

Your photography highlights the delightful food!

laura January 21, 2011 um 6:22 pm

Beautiful photos of beautiful food!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 6:26 pm

I'm following your blog from faaaaar away, but i'm still breathtaken by your beautiful photography…
Keep going!

Lindsay January 21, 2011 um 6:31 pm

Looks Delicious! I can't wait to try this great recipe!

Maha January 21, 2011 um 6:35 pm

The photos look delicious. I would love to win the book and cook organic. md at omnimail dot biz

Michelle Stiles January 21, 2011 um 6:38 pm

Lovely photos!

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 6:41 pm

Looks divine, healthy and decadent all at the same time!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 6:46 pm

Wow! Such beautiful pictures! I would love a cookbook that shows me ways to eat healthier.

Danielle January 21, 2011 um 6:47 pm

I make parfaits with granola on top for special brunches with guests. They will be even more special with this granola, thanks for sharing the recipe!

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 6:50 pm

You're such an inpiration Helen, when things seem to be taking for ever to take off with my school and I get frustrated with my photos I just pop over to your site and feel better and keep persevering. Thanks.

Carolin Juneberg January 21, 2011 um 6:56 pm

I'd love to have a cookbook!
Even in Sweden we appreciate your blog and all beautiful photos.

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 6:59 pm

Wow. Those recipes look amazing! Can't wait to try them.

Sarah January 21, 2011 um 7:10 pm

Oooh those fresh cherries…and fresh tomatoes…is it summer yet?!

Carly January 21, 2011 um 7:10 pm

Thank you for the giveaway!

guladana January 21, 2011 um 7:11 pm

it all looks lovely & delicious!

Ultimate Cake January 21, 2011 um 7:12 pm

Congratulations! Everything looks delicious.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures January 21, 2011 um 7:14 pm

I literally want to eat the screen.

eyo January 21, 2011 um 7:15 pm

very timely for me and my family.

Emily January 21, 2011 um 7:16 pm

It has never occured to me to use dried cherries in granola! It sounds and looks fantastic, as does the cookbook!

valerie January 21, 2011 um 7:16 pm

i would love a copy!

samsara January 21, 2011 um 7:39 pm

I love the style of your photos. The blog is beautiful, so clean and crisp. Carrie's book sounds amazing and the food looks delicious and tempting. Thank you for sharing. I will keep an eye out for the book. Thanks again for the inspiration.

D. January 21, 2011 um 7:40 pm

Beautiful pictures–enticing book! Would love to win a copy. πŸ™‚

lvaxevan January 21, 2011 um 7:43 pm

the pizza…!

Sara January 21, 2011 um 7:45 pm

These photos are lovely! The cookbook sounds really great…would love to check it out! πŸ™‚

Jacqui January 21, 2011 um 7:45 pm

Everything looks so amazing and beautiful! I need that book for that quiche! [email protected]

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 7:53 pm

Gorgeous granola! We do organic as much as possible. Would love Carri's cookbook!

Kate January 21, 2011 um 8:02 pm

I'm going to have to get it one way or another for the quiche recipe!

Casey Bahr January 21, 2011 um 8:08 pm

This looks great! I've tried different styles of cooking unfortunately my checkbook has often limited my organic cooking. Sounds like it would be great to try!

Kris J January 21, 2011 um 8:18 pm

That tomato basil tart looks sooo scrumptious! Please pick me for the book!!

Twyla Dill January 21, 2011 um 8:21 pm

I am so happy to see more cookbooks and blogs focusing in on Organic. The food world is changing.

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 8:26 pm

The recipes mentioned have me drooling and the photographs only heighten my desire for this cookbook. Cross my fingers and I hope I get picked! Otherwise I am on my way to the bookstore.
Until then I will have to satisfy myself with some of that deliciously sounding granola. But where can one purchase dehydrated pecans? At my local health food store or Co-op? Are they just toasted pecans?

BoulderSteph January 21, 2011 um 8:41 pm

Your pictures always look so yummy! It would be great to add a copy of the book to my collection.

Chrysta January 21, 2011 um 8:42 pm

I'm so excited for Carrie's cookbook. I've been reading her blog ever since you featured her on your blog last year while you were taking the photos for the cookbook.

cheiron January 21, 2011 um 8:44 pm

I would love to win this book! It sounds fabulous!

jarnizzl January 21, 2011 um 8:48 pm

Sounds so awesome!

jarnizzl January 21, 2011 um 8:49 pm

This sounds so good!

mary January 21, 2011 um 8:53 pm

I've thought of writing a cookbook myself.

Christi January 21, 2011 um 8:59 pm

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

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 9:03 pm

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

Molly Aleza Vogel January 21, 2011 um 9:07 pm

I would love a copy!

Pilarh January 21, 2011 um 9:21 pm

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

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 9:25 pm

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 January 21, 2011 um 9:31 pm

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 January 21, 2011 um 9:31 pm

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

flowers on my table January 21, 2011 um 9:36 pm

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 January 21, 2011 um 9:37 pm

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

Biblioholicbeth January 21, 2011 um 9:44 pm

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

AMankin January 21, 2011 um 10:03 pm

Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I'd adore a copy πŸ™‚

Human Potpourri January 21, 2011 um 10:05 pm

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

Tracy Grant January 21, 2011 um 10:05 pm

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 January 21, 2011 um 10:08 pm

The book looks amazing! Thanks for offering a copy.

DeeGeeRN January 21, 2011 um 10:12 pm

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

adamsca at me dot com

Sareberry January 21, 2011 um 10:14 pm

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

e January 21, 2011 um 10:17 pm

i'd love the cookbook

Zeenat January 21, 2011 um 10:18 pm

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 January 21, 2011 um 10:30 pm

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

Unknown January 21, 2011 um 10:30 pm

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

Giulia January 21, 2011 um 10:30 pm

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.


Annetje January 21, 2011 um 10:34 pm

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

Jill January 21, 2011 um 10:39 pm

Yay! This sounds great!

Elessara January 21, 2011 um 10:40 pm

Wow – beautiful work, by both of you. Looking forward to seeing more! πŸ™‚

Always Wright January 21, 2011 um 10:41 pm

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

The InTolerant Chef β„’ January 21, 2011 um 10:49 pm

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

Jessie January 21, 2011 um 10:59 pm

I love your photography as well as homemade, organic food! πŸ™‚

Salt Lake Sugar January 21, 2011 um 11:13 pm

Lovely and I understand why Carrie is such an inspiration!

Kannada Cuisine January 21, 2011 um 11:18 pm

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

Anonymous January 21, 2011 um 11:24 pm

It would be fabulous to win a copy!

Janae' January 21, 2011 um 11:44 pm

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

a2 January 21, 2011 um 11:46 pm

Love granola. perfect nutty snack πŸ™‚

The Hip Homemaker January 22, 2011 um 12:12 am

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 January 22, 2011 um 12:31 am

You make the chicken sound divine!

Hale January 22, 2011 um 12:48 am

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

Dru January 22, 2011 um 12:56 am

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

Natalie January 22, 2011 um 12:58 am

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

Pamela Keener January 22, 2011 um 1:01 am

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

terri January 22, 2011 um 1:21 am

everything looks amazing!

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 1:23 am

I love the idea. I would love this book!

Anonymous January 22, 2011 um 1:25 am

what a wonderful giveaway!

elegant_storms (at)

Marsha H January 22, 2011 um 1:43 am

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

dezzi January 22, 2011 um 2:01 am

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

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 2:06 am

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

Sarah January 22, 2011 um 2:17 am

Just brilliant! Beautiful.

Terri. January 22, 2011 um 2:23 am

The cookbook sounds great! Keeping my fingers crossed….
[email protected]

Kim Herrington January 22, 2011 um 2:33 am

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 January 22, 2011 um 3:42 am

Wow, that sounds like a fabulous book!

K. Dixon January 22, 2011 um 3:54 am

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

Rita January 22, 2011 um 3:58 am

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

Tina January 22, 2011 um 3:59 am

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 :) January 22, 2011 um 4:25 am

I would love to have the book! πŸ™‚

emrigsby January 22, 2011 um 4:28 am

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

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 4:38 am

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

Monica January 22, 2011 um 4:45 am

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

Lisa January 22, 2011 um 4:54 am

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

Jo January 22, 2011 um 5:13 am

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

Anonymous January 22, 2011 um 5:30 am

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

Hannah January 22, 2011 um 5:44 am

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

Jen M January 22, 2011 um 5:53 am

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

Alli January 22, 2011 um 6:07 am

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

grace January 22, 2011 um 7:07 am

Lovely !

ErinA January 22, 2011 um 7:20 am

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

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 8:02 am

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

Bea January 22, 2011 um 8:48 am

Quelle incroyable aventure! Les recettes de Carrie + tes photos, Γ§a doit Γͺtre un mΓ©lange absolument exquis! Je m'intΓ©resse beaucoup Γ  tout ce qui est bio, sain et complet (j'espΓ¨re que de plus en plus de personnes s'y intΓ©resseront…), mais Γ  part les recettes du livre ce sont aussi (ou peut-Γͺtre surtout πŸ™‚ ) 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 πŸ˜‰

(dΓ©solΓ©e d'Γ©crire en franΓ§ais, mais l'anglais me sert surtout pour la lecture, pas tellement pour exprimer correctement ce que je voudrais dire… :))

Jo @ Quirky Cooking January 22, 2011 um 9:24 am

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!!! πŸ˜€

Crumbs N Crust January 22, 2011 um 9:46 am


As always.. Everything you do is Beautiful = )

Thank you for the giveaway/


Ms. Manda January 22, 2011 um 10:26 am

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

Thanks for doing this.

Susie January 22, 2011 um 10:36 am

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

KristelSN January 22, 2011 um 10:42 am

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.

Sport Business Law January 22, 2011 um 10:42 am

Mmmm delicious… I'm getting hungry! Great job πŸ™‚

Hannah January 22, 2011 um 11:14 am

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 πŸ™‚

Kelly January 22, 2011 um 12:27 pm

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

Joyce January 22, 2011 um 1:55 pm

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! πŸ™‚

Joyce January 22, 2011 um 1:55 pm

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! πŸ™‚

Dawna McKillip January 22, 2011 um 1:55 pm

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

Amy January 22, 2011 um 2:07 pm

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

Jenn January 22, 2011 um 2:13 pm

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

Emily January 22, 2011 um 2:44 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 2:50 pm

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!

maureena January 22, 2011 um 4:03 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 4:15 pm

Beautiful photos! I'd love to read more!


Zach & Erin Ward January 22, 2011 um 4:21 pm

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

monica January 22, 2011 um 5:25 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 5:36 pm

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

Patricia Scarpin January 22, 2011 um 5:37 pm

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

Marilyn Miller January 22, 2011 um 5:39 pm

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

Tina Brok Hansen January 22, 2011 um 5:51 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 5:52 pm

the tomato basil quiche looks amaaaaaaazing…..

Nicole January 22, 2011 um 5:52 pm

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

kim January 22, 2011 um 5:52 pm

the granola recipe looks super tasty. thank you for the opportunity to participate in a giveaway! πŸ™‚ k

Julea Ivancovich Photography January 22, 2011 um 5:53 pm

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! πŸ™‚

moni.zuza January 22, 2011 um 5:54 pm

sounds like a fab book – count me in on the giveaway! πŸ™‚

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 6:00 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 6:00 pm

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

Kimberly January 22, 2011 um 6:05 pm

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

Ulrika January 22, 2011 um 6:15 pm

What a heavenly blog!

Kaa_Acklie January 22, 2011 um 6:37 pm

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

Clytie January 22, 2011 um 6:38 pm

Congrats to Carrie and of course you for this gorgeous photos.
Quiche looks absolutely amazing. Yumm πŸ™‚

Louann Schmidt January 22, 2011 um 6:51 pm

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

Amanda Thompson January 22, 2011 um 7:02 pm

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

Leah S January 22, 2011 um 7:03 pm

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

[email protected] January 22, 2011 um 7:05 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 7:52 pm

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

Lindsay January 22, 2011 um 8:08 pm

I would love to win this book!

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 8:40 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 9:00 pm

Greetings from Poland πŸ™‚
I love your recipes!

Tarte In Training January 22, 2011 um 9:04 pm

Beautiful photographs means wonderful recipes to me! Congratulations!

Return to Sunday Supperβ„  January 22, 2011 um 9:06 pm

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

–jenna January 22, 2011 um 9:16 pm

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… πŸ™‚

Chelsey January 22, 2011 um 9:26 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 9:46 pm

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

Unknown January 22, 2011 um 9:48 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 9:58 pm

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

Esme January 22, 2011 um 10:19 pm

This would be an awesome cookbook to have.

Thank you

chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

Adeline January 22, 2011 um 10:52 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 11:10 pm

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 January 22, 2011 um 11:23 pm

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.

Anonymous January 22, 2011 um 11:29 pm

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

Maggie January 22, 2011 um 11:32 pm

I would love to win! Thanks so much!

Robin (Hippo Flambe) January 23, 2011 um 12:08 am

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


Anonymous January 23, 2011 um 12:49 am

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!


keri wong January 23, 2011 um 1:53 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 1:54 am

Mmmm yummy, πŸ™‚

Sue January 23, 2011 um 2:04 am

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!

Becky January 23, 2011 um 2:34 am

your photography seems like the perfect pairing for her incredible looking food. all the best to you both πŸ™‚

Mairi@Toast January 23, 2011 um 2:43 am

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

Lauren January 23, 2011 um 3:03 am

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

Unknown January 23, 2011 um 3:13 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 4:09 am

that quiche looks amazing!

Amanda January 23, 2011 um 4:12 am

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

Cookin' Canuck January 23, 2011 um 4:16 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 4:17 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 5:31 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 6:00 am

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 January 23, 2011 um 6:09 am

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

Unknown January 23, 2011 um 8:08 am

How lovely! Count me in. πŸ™‚

Silvina January 23, 2011 um 11:56 am

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

Laurie C. January 23, 2011 um 1:13 pm

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

Jennifer Warren January 23, 2011 um 1:34 pm

What a wonderful and inspiring collaboration.

Unknown January 23, 2011 um 1:48 pm

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

LT January 23, 2011 um 1:53 pm

Lovely pictures as always! Please enter me in the cookbook giveaway. πŸ™‚

Betsy January 23, 2011 um 2:29 pm

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

Tanya January 23, 2011 um 2:54 pm

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!

Anonymous January 23, 2011 um 2:57 pm

Fantastic post! Carrie and you are amazing!

Thea January 23, 2011 um 3:40 pm

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

– Thea

elise January 23, 2011 um 4:09 pm

everything looks AMAZING!!!

Delphine January 23, 2011 um 5:01 pm

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 πŸ˜‰

Mona January 23, 2011 um 5:24 pm

Sounds delicious. Please count me in.

Melissa January 23, 2011 um 5:32 pm

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

Kathryn January 23, 2011 um 5:55 pm

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

Boutet January 23, 2011 um 6:10 pm

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

Unknown January 23, 2011 um 6:34 pm

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

Simply Sweet Justice January 23, 2011 um 7:07 pm

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

Mary Kellye January 23, 2011 um 7:24 pm

All of those recipes sound incredible!

Andie D. January 23, 2011 um 7:36 pm

That tomato basil quiche looks delish!

Su Le'wa January 23, 2011 um 8:32 pm

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!!

Benny January 23, 2011 um 8:34 pm

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

I would love to know ur opinion!!!

soosanlee January 23, 2011 um 8:34 pm

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 January 23, 2011 um 8:41 pm

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

Sierra Bangs January 23, 2011 um 8:44 pm

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 January 23, 2011 um 8:46 pm

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

joan e January 23, 2011 um 9:12 pm

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

queencake and titangirl January 23, 2011 um 9:22 pm

it all looks lovely and utterly delicious…

Lorna January 23, 2011 um 9:25 pm

Looks yummy!

Elleadit January 23, 2011 um 9:56 pm

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 January 23, 2011 um 10:10 pm

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

Unknown January 23, 2011 um 10:40 pm

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. πŸ™‚

Jocelyn January 23, 2011 um 10:41 pm

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

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LeeLee January 23, 2011 um 10:46 pm

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

Victoria January 24, 2011 um 12:07 am

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.

Unknown January 24, 2011 um 12:53 am

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

Jenna January 24, 2011 um 1:14 am

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

Chocolate Cat January 24, 2011 um 1:15 am

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

Amber January 24, 2011 um 1:54 am

Looks delicious!!

Kristin January 24, 2011 um 2:00 am

Those pancakes sounded so good!

e j carter January 24, 2011 um 2:43 am

the pictures look good enough to eat!

Katie January 24, 2011 um 3:29 am

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


Bethany January 24, 2011 um 4:06 am

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

Anonymous January 24, 2011 um 5:23 am

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 πŸ™‚

KajOz January 24, 2011 um 6:13 am

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 January 24, 2011 um 6:29 am

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 January 24, 2011 um 9:01 am

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!

azucada January 24, 2011 um 11:20 am

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 πŸ™‚

Louise January 24, 2011 um 4:01 pm

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

Here's to celebrations!

Dawnabelles January 24, 2011 um 4:13 pm

The quiche photo is inspirational.

Paula – bell'alimento January 24, 2011 um 5:24 pm

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 January 24, 2011 um 5:26 pm

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 January 24, 2011 um 9:27 pm

This looks absolutely delicious!

toontz January 24, 2011 um 10:18 pm

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!

Unknown January 24, 2011 um 10:51 pm

Great giveaway! Would love to win!

Jo January 25, 2011 um 12:39 am

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 January 25, 2011 um 2:58 am

everything looks delicious, as always! πŸ™‚

Du 2 au 9 aout 2008 January 25, 2011 um 3:00 am

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

Lisa . January 25, 2011 um 5:55 am

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

Melissa January 25, 2011 um 6:38 am

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.

Kimberly Powell January 25, 2011 um 10:25 am

Beautiful Blog! Always a job to read.

Amparo January 25, 2011 um 12:10 pm

The book sound fabulous and I have to try the quiche recipe!!! ;);)

Kelly-Jane January 25, 2011 um 12:42 pm

I'd love to win too, thought I think I'm too late!

Gorgeous granola, and of course pictures!

Desserts Divine January 25, 2011 um 1:45 pm

The Tomatoe Basil Quiche looks amazing. Wait so does the Granola! It all looks so delicious. I'm sure Carrie's book will be a success.

Linsley January 25, 2011 um 2:07 pm

Just for that tomatoe tart recipe – everything looks gorgeous!

justmanette January 25, 2011 um 2:39 pm

I have an organic garden every year. I would love to win!

Alyssa D January 25, 2011 um 3:39 pm

Would love to hear her story! Thanks so much for the chance, and the delicious recipe in the meantime.

Anne C. January 25, 2011 um 5:50 pm

The recipes sound delightful–and the photography is so inspiring!

Mana January 25, 2011 um 5:51 pm

just beautiful

Kayla January 25, 2011 um 6:05 pm

Wow! That tomato tarte looks so great! I'm going to have to buy this book even if I don't win! Nom.

Hannah Ellaham-Raffel January 25, 2011 um 6:05 pm

EXCITING! Hope to eat my way through this cook book as well. Bon Chance!

cecilia January 25, 2011 um 8:58 pm

That quiche looks delicious!! It'll be the first thing I make.

Crystal January 25, 2011 um 9:36 pm

Congratulations on birthing a book! Can't wait to see the whole thing πŸ™‚

A.E.B. January 25, 2011 um 9:47 pm

Boy, that quiche looks delicious…

Noisy Miner January 25, 2011 um 10:45 pm

That tomato quiche looks like just the ticket for a summer afternoon picnic….(it's summer here in Australia at least!)

L.Q. January 26, 2011 um 12:14 am

I *love* quiches! That tomato & basil quiche is to die for!

Alanna January 26, 2011 um 6:26 am

The photos look absolutely delicious. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Colleen January 26, 2011 um 12:37 pm

Tart and granola look deliciously divine!!

Carolyn Mac January 26, 2011 um 5:18 pm

This books looks amazing. I would love to try these recipes!

MoiraElizabeth January 26, 2011 um 7:15 pm

This cookbook looks tremendous!
How exciting!

Sandra January 26, 2011 um 7:16 pm

That sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading the book.
I'm also very interested in your book "Foodography". Will this only be available in English, or will it also be published in German? Thanks a lot in advance for your answer…

Anonymous January 26, 2011 um 7:29 pm

Your writing, photography, cooking and generosity always amaze me. So I will post a comment hoping to get a chance… it must be really great!
Thanks for doing what you do

M and E January 26, 2011 um 8:04 pm

Such beautiful photos! And that quiche does look delicious!

Terra January 26, 2011 um 8:34 pm

the quiche looks amazing, it would be great to have a copy of the cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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N January 26, 2011 um 9:00 pm

I need that quiche recipe! It looks heavenly.

Darina January 26, 2011 um 11:15 pm

I am excited about this book. It sounds fabulous. Organic and fresh, unprocessed foods are the best and I so look forward to seeing your delicious images n print.

Unknown January 26, 2011 um 11:50 pm

sounds amazing!

Bev January 27, 2011 um 4:41 am

Everything you do is amazing…and photos are beautiful!

Catherine January 27, 2011 um 11:30 pm


As always its very good.
As always I hope I win.


Catherine January 27, 2011 um 11:30 pm


As always its very good.
As always I hope I win.


Nabeela January 28, 2011 um 4:48 am

Oooh, sounds like a delicious giveaway! I would love to get the book πŸ™‚

Damaris @Kitchen Corners January 28, 2011 um 10:43 pm

I woud love to get my hands on Carrie's book.

DancerKitchen January 30, 2011 um 11:36 pm

This sounds like an amazing book!! Beautiful pictures and great recipes!

Heather February 3, 2011 um 4:11 am

New cook books are my fave! I'd love to win. Thanks.

Helene February 3, 2011 um 4:32 am

snacktive: sorry, the post clearly states that the giveway 1/has ended and 2/was until Sunday January 23rd

TheBoyardies February 7, 2011 um 12:56 pm

so excited for carrie's cookbook!

Deena February 11, 2011 um 6:38 am

Well nothing beats the organic and unprocessed ingredients… I am so sure of that. I still remember my grandmother relating their food (natural) to the present food which is full of preservatives. She always gives emphasis to healthy living and that is the benefit derived from organic and unprocessed food ingredients.

Marilyn Miller February 19, 2011 um 5:23 pm

I just made this granola recipe and it is so good. I can't keep my husband out of it.

Miss Vodka February 22, 2011 um 12:04 am

The quiche looks so amazing. I LOVE your blog πŸ™‚

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