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

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





438 responses to “Pecan Coconut Cherry Granola and A Deliciously Organic Giveaway”

  1. ainhoa vega Avatar
    ainhoa vega

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

  2. nekkutyttoe Avatar

    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 🙂

  3. Rachel Tucker Avatar
    Rachel Tucker

    These are beautiful photos. The quiche looks divine!

  4. Scott Browne Avatar
    Scott Browne

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

    Well done!

  5. equisetaceae Avatar

    so beautiful! thankyou so much for sharing with us!

  6. Unknown Avatar

    What a fun mix of granola!

  7. leny Avatar

    you have such a beautiful life. thank you for sharing it with all of us 😀

  8. Jenny Tan Avatar
    Jenny Tan

    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. 🙂

  9. Fragolina Avatar

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

  10. Just Relax Avatar
    Just Relax

    Beautiful photography as usual, and the recipes sound delicious!

  11. L Avatar

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

  12. Kina Avatar

    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!

  13. New Kitch on the Blog Avatar
    New Kitch on the Blog

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

  14. jessi Avatar

    So beautiful and inspiring… Wow.

  15. Matinaki Avatar

    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!!

  16. Adi Avatar

    Thank you for this giveaway! Have a beautiful weekend.

    adiluria (at) yahoo (dot) com

  17. Sarah Avatar

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

  18. Natasha Avatar

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

  19. martina Avatar

    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

  20. E lise Avatar
    E lise

    Can I win please:)
    I am from the Netherlands

    Greetings from Elise

  21. Amy Avatar

    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!

  22. Anonymous Avatar

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

  23. Charles Avatar

    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.

  24. Nadia Avatar

    amazing photos, as always :)))

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

  25. anne-laure Avatar

    those recipes both sound and look crazy tasty!

  26. ilaria Avatar

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

  27. whisk the pantry Avatar
    whisk the pantry

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

  28. Ayu Avatar

    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. 😀 Beautiful pictures as usual 🙂


  29. Lisa Renée Avatar
    Lisa Renée

    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!!

  30. Aveen Avatar

    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 🙂

  31. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots Avatar
    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

    Your photos are absolutely amazing. Definitely the quality that I am striving for. 🙂

  32. Avatar

    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 🙂

  33. Lori Avatar

    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.

  34. Maya Avatar

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

  35. Sabrine d'Aubergine Avatar
    Sabrine d'Aubergine

    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!

  36. Kelly Avatar

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

  37. ♥peachkins♥ Avatar

    love the looks of the granola!

  38. Magda Avatar

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

  39. Anonymous Avatar

    congrats!! this book looks amazing too.

    carmencooksblog at gmail dot com

  40. javagirlkt's cookin' Avatar
    javagirlkt's cookin'

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

  41. Unknown Avatar

    Both the granola and the quiche look absolutely delicious!

  42. Zielenina Avatar

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

  43. Bess Avatar

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

  44. Unknown Avatar

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

  45. Nina Avatar

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

  46. Helena Avatar

    I would buy the book solely for your pictures!

  47. AnneSo Ohmiroir Avatar
    AnneSo Ohmiroir

    Very inspiring! She seems like a lovely person!!

  48. maya m Avatar
    maya m

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

  49. Banannas Avatar

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

  50. Ploplop Avatar

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

  51. claudia_rose07 Avatar

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

  52. Micki Avatar

    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!

  53. WendyinKK  Avatar

    I definately love the tomato and basil quiche 🙂

  54. Darla Avatar

    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!

  55. bunkycooks Avatar

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

  56. Emily L. Avatar
    Emily L.

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

  57. Rachel Warden Avatar
    Rachel Warden

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

  58. Jade Avatar

    Ooh, pick me pick me! Her book is on my wishlist 🙂

  59. LittleWit Avatar

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

  60. Debbie D Avatar
    Debbie D

    Looks scrumpish!

  61. linda Avatar

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

  62. Mindy Darnell Avatar
    Mindy Darnell

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

  63. Jade Avatar

    Your photos are amazing!

  64. Abigail Avatar

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

  65. bethebel Avatar

    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!

  66. Courtney Avatar

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

  67. Lindsay-Jean Avatar

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

  68. Julie Avatar

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

  69. Sandra Avatar

    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 🙂
    Thank for your wonderfull and inspiring blog!
    cuisine_addict [at]

  70. KG3 Avatar

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

  71. Flour On My Face Avatar
    Flour On My Face

    Beautiful photography! That Quiche looks so good!


  72. Anonymous Avatar

    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 . .

  73. Danja Avatar

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

  74. Serena Avatar

    oh please let it be me! 🙂

  75. luisa Avatar

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

  76. dani Avatar

    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…

  77. Katy Avatar

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

  78. Túry Amália Avatar
    Túry Amália

    Your pictures are amazing as always! 🙂 I would love to win the cookbook.

  79. KHG Avatar

    This book looks delicious!

  80. Katie @ Frugal Femina Avatar
    Katie @ Frugal Femina

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

  81. Vicki Wilde Avatar
    Vicki Wilde

    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!)

  82. Leeann Avatar

    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!

  83. Allison Avatar

    sounds great!

  84. mary Avatar

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

  85. Shelby Avatar

    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!

  86. Cheryl Avatar

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

  87. NikiTheo Avatar

    That tomato tart looks delicious!!!!

  88. Cheryl Avatar

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

  89. Heather Avatar

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

  90. Unknown Avatar

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

  91. Samantha Avatar

    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!

  92. Dani @ Cloud 8½ Avatar
    Dani @ Cloud 8½

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

  93. G'ma Jan Avatar
    G'ma Jan

    These recipes sound delicious and the
    photos are fabulous

  94. Kelsie Bentall Avatar
    Kelsie Bentall

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

  95. Michelle Avatar

    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! 🙂

  96. Unknown Avatar

    That quiche looks divine!

  97. Trudi S Avatar
    Trudi S

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

  98. Aude Touzot Avatar
    Aude Touzot

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

  99. Paige Avatar

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

  100. Heather Avatar

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


  101. Emily Avatar

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

  102. Avatar

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

  103. Christine Avatar

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

  104. Grisgawa Avatar

    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.

  105. IM Avatar

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

  106. Christine Avatar

    This looks like a beautiful and tasty book!

  107. Unknown Avatar

    Looks beautiful!

  108. Judy Gerstley Avatar
    Judy Gerstley

    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.

  109. Skye Avatar

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

  110. Maria Avatar

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

  111. Allison C Avatar
    Allison C

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

  112. Anonymous Avatar

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

  113. juliaelmer at hotmail dot com Avatar
    juliaelmer at hotmail dot com

    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!

  114. Micaela  Avatar

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

  115. Brianne Avatar

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

  116. Alyse Avatar

    Thank you for this chance for the cookbook.

  117. Ms. Glaeser Avatar
    Ms. Glaeser

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

  118. Jan Avatar

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

  119. crystal Avatar

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

  120. Mrs. G Avatar
    Mrs. G

    Congrats to both you and Carrie on this cookbook.

  121. Amanda Morris Avatar
    Amanda Morris

    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!

  122. Jen Avatar

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

  123. adrienne Avatar

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

  124. Avatar

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

  125. Ellen Avatar

    that quiche DOES look amazing. thanks for the giveaway!

  126. Foodie Ann Avatar
    Foodie Ann

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

  127. Franci Avatar

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

  128. Anonymous Avatar

    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.

  129. Stephanie Avatar

    This cookbook sounds amazing! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  130. the L word Avatar
    the L word

    Photos are beauuutiful! congratulations!

  131. Martha Avatar

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

  132. Sarah Avatar

    Wonderful giveaway!

  133. Ciel de Paris Avatar
    Ciel de Paris

    I'll have a slice of that quiche!

  134. Anonymous Avatar

    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!

  135. Liz Avatar

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

    –Elizabeth from Cake or Death

  136. Jennifer Avatar

    This looks like a cookbook I would absolutely treasure!

  137. Jennie Avatar

    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!

  138. angelitacarmelita Avatar

    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!)

  139. Anonymous Avatar

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

  140. Unknown Avatar

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

  141. Anonymous Avatar

    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.



  142. Michelle Avatar

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

  143. Laura B. Avatar
    Laura B.

    It all looks divine!

  144. Jenny Avatar

    A cookbook with your photography in it? Sign me up!! 🙂

  145. Sally Cameron Avatar
    Sally Cameron

    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.

  146. Alyson Avatar

    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.

  147. elizabeyta Avatar

    Everything looks lovely!



  148. Jen Avatar

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

  149. jabreb Avatar

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

  150. Anonymous Avatar

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

  151. LadyWild Avatar

    That looks lovely!

  152. Hannah Avatar

    This book looks great!!

  153. Claire Avatar

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

  154. K Menick Avatar
    K Menick

    I want to eat that quiche right now!

  155. Christy Avatar

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

    jinxy112 at gmail dot com

  156. Lauren Avatar

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

  157. Jenn, Pint-sized Pioneering Avatar
    Jenn, Pint-sized Pioneering

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

  158. Kate Avatar

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

  159. Irene Avatar

    I would so much love to win a copy 🙂

  160. lo81 Avatar

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

  161. sprite Avatar

    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!

  162. magpies Avatar

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

  163. Erika Avatar

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

  164. Elaine Avatar

    Your photography highlights the delightful food!

  165. laura Avatar

    Beautiful photos of beautiful food!

  166. Anonymous Avatar

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

  167. Lindsay Avatar

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

  168. Maha Avatar

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

  169. Michelle Stiles Avatar
    Michelle Stiles

    Lovely photos!

  170. Unknown Avatar

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

  171. Anonymous Avatar

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

  172. Danielle Avatar

    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!

  173. Anonymous Avatar

    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.

  174. Carolin Juneberg Avatar
    Carolin Juneberg

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

  175. Unknown Avatar

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

  176. Sarah Avatar

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

  177. Carly Avatar

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  178. guladana Avatar

    it all looks lovely & delicious!

  179. Ultimate Cake Avatar
    Ultimate Cake

    Congratulations! Everything looks delicious.

  180. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Avatar
    Andi of My Beautiful Adventures

    I literally want to eat the screen.

  181. eyo Avatar

    very timely for me and my family.

  182. Emily Avatar

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

  183. valerie Avatar

    i would love a copy!

  184. samsara Avatar

    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.

  185. D. Avatar

    Beautiful pictures–enticing book! Would love to win a copy. 🙂

  186. lvaxevan Avatar

    the pizza…!

  187. Sara Avatar

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

  188. Jacqui Avatar

    Everything looks so amazing and beautiful! I need that book for that quiche!

  189. Anonymous Avatar

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

  190. Kate Avatar

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

  191. Casey Bahr Avatar
    Casey Bahr

    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!

  192. Kris J Avatar
    Kris J

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

  193. Twyla Dill Avatar
    Twyla Dill

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

  194. Unknown Avatar

    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?

  195. BoulderSteph Avatar

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

  196. Chrysta Avatar

    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.

  197. cheiron Avatar

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

  198. jarnizzl Avatar

    Sounds so awesome!

  199. jarnizzl Avatar

    This sounds so good!

  200. mary Avatar

    I've thought of writing a cookbook myself.

  201. Christi Avatar

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

  202. Unknown Avatar

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

  203. Molly Aleza Vogel Avatar
    Molly Aleza Vogel

    I would love a copy!

  204. Pilarh Avatar

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

  205. Anonymous Avatar

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

  206. Lesley Avatar

    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!

  207. Faith Avatar

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

  208. flowers on my table Avatar
    flowers on my table

    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.

  209. Olciam222 Avatar

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

  210. Biblioholicbeth Avatar

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

  211. AMankin Avatar

    Looks BEAUTIFUL!!! I'd adore a copy 🙂

  212. Human Potpourri Avatar
    Human Potpourri

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

  213. Tracy Grant Avatar
    Tracy Grant

    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 !

  214. Anonymous Avatar

    The book looks amazing! Thanks for offering a copy.

  215. DeeGeeRN Avatar

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

    adamsca at me dot com

  216. Sareberry Avatar

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

  217. e Avatar

    i'd love the cookbook

  218. Zeenat Avatar

    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.

  219. Annetje Avatar

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

  220. Unknown Avatar

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

  221. Giulia Avatar

    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.


  222. Annetje Avatar

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

  223. Jill Avatar

    Yay! This sounds great!

  224. Elessara Avatar

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

  225. Always Wright Avatar
    Always Wright

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

  226. The InTolerant Chef ™ Avatar
    The InTolerant Chef ™

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

  227. Jessie Avatar

    I love your photography as well as homemade, organic food! 🙂

  228. Salt Lake Sugar Avatar
    Salt Lake Sugar

    Lovely and I understand why Carrie is such an inspiration!

  229. Kannada Cuisine Avatar
    Kannada Cuisine

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

  230. Anonymous Avatar

    It would be fabulous to win a copy!

  231. Janae' Avatar

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

  232. a2 Avatar

    Love granola. perfect nutty snack 🙂

  233. The Hip Homemaker Avatar
    The Hip Homemaker

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

  234. Jessica R Avatar
    Jessica R

    You make the chicken sound divine!

  235. Hale Avatar

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

  236. Dru Avatar

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

  237. Natalie Avatar

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

  238. Pamela Keener Avatar
    Pamela Keener

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

  239. terri Avatar

    everything looks amazing!

  240. Unknown Avatar

    I love the idea. I would love this book!

  241. Anonymous Avatar

    what a wonderful giveaway!

    elegant_storms (at)

  242. Marsha H Avatar
    Marsha H

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

  243. dezzi Avatar

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

  244. Unknown Avatar

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

  245. Sarah Avatar

    Just brilliant! Beautiful.

  246. Terri. Avatar

    The cookbook sounds great! Keeping my fingers crossed….

  247. Kim Herrington Avatar
    Kim Herrington

    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!

  248. Wendy Avatar

    Wow, that sounds like a fabulous book!

  249. K. Dixon Avatar
    K. Dixon

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

  250. Rita Avatar

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

  251. Tina Avatar

    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.

  252. Corey :) Avatar
    Corey 🙂

    I would love to have the book! 🙂

  253. emrigsby Avatar

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

  254. Unknown Avatar

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

  255. Monica Avatar

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

  256. Lisa Avatar

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

  257. Jo Avatar

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

  258. Anonymous Avatar

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

  259. Hannah Avatar

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

  260. Jen M Avatar
    Jen M

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

  261. Alli Avatar

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

  262. ErinA Avatar

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

  263. Unknown Avatar

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

  264. Bea Avatar

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

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

  265. Jo @ Quirky Cooking Avatar
    Jo @ Quirky Cooking

    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!!! 😀

  266. Crumbs N Crust Avatar
    Crumbs N Crust


    As always.. Everything you do is Beautiful = )

    Thank you for the giveaway/


  267. Ms. Manda Avatar
    Ms. Manda

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

    Thanks for doing this.

  268. Susie Avatar

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

  269. KristelSN Avatar

    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.

  270. Sport Business Law Avatar
    Sport Business Law

    Mmmm delicious… I'm getting hungry! Great job 🙂

  271. Hannah Avatar

    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 🙂

  272. Kelly Avatar

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

  273. Joyce Avatar

    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! 🙂

  274. Joyce Avatar

    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! 🙂

  275. Dawna McKillip Avatar
    Dawna McKillip

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

  276. Amy Avatar

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

  277. Jenn Avatar

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

  278. Emily Avatar

    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!

  279. Laura Avatar

    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!

  280. maureena Avatar

    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!

  281. Janine Avatar

    Beautiful photos! I'd love to read more!


  282. Zach & Erin Ward Avatar
    Zach & Erin Ward

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

  283. monica Avatar

    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.

  284. jocelyn teo Avatar
    jocelyn teo

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

  285. Patricia Scarpin Avatar
    Patricia Scarpin

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

  286. Marilyn Miller Avatar
    Marilyn Miller

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

  287. Tina Brok Hansen Avatar
    Tina Brok Hansen

    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

  288. miniNigella Avatar

    the tomato basil quiche looks amaaaaaaazing…..

  289. Nicole Avatar

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

  290. kim Avatar

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

  291. Julea Ivancovich Photography Avatar
    Julea Ivancovich Photography

    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! 🙂

  292. moni.zuza Avatar

    sounds like a fab book – count me in on the giveaway! 🙂

  293. Unknown Avatar

    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!

  294. Alice at Northeast Locavore Avatar
    Alice at Northeast Locavore

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

  295. Kimberly Avatar

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

  296. Ulrika Avatar

    What a heavenly blog!

  297. Kaa_Acklie Avatar

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

  298. Clytie Avatar

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

  299. Louann Schmidt Avatar
    Louann Schmidt

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

  300. Amanda Thompson Avatar
    Amanda Thompson

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

  301. Leah S Avatar
    Leah S

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

  302. Avatar

    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

  303. Iva Avatar

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

  304. Lindsay  Avatar

    I would love to win this book!

  305. Unknown Avatar

    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!

  306. Jswm Avatar

    Greetings from Poland 🙂
    I love your recipes!

  307. Tarte In Training Avatar
    Tarte In Training

    Beautiful photographs means wonderful recipes to me! Congratulations!

  308. Return to Sunday Supper℠ Avatar
    Return to Sunday Supper℠

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

  309. --jenna Avatar

    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… 🙂

  310. Chelsey Avatar

    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.

  311. sara Avatar

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

  312. Unknown Avatar

    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.

  313. MonicaDG327 Avatar

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

  314. Esme Avatar

    This would be an awesome cookbook to have.

    Thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo .com

  315. Adeline Avatar

    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..

  316. Anonymous Avatar

    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.

  317. Cyndi Avatar

    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.

  318. Anonymous Avatar

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

  319. Maggie Avatar

    I would love to win! Thanks so much!

  320. Robin (Hippo Flambe) Avatar
    Robin (Hippo Flambe)

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


  321. Anonymous Avatar

    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!


  322. keri wong Avatar
    keri wong

    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!

  323. Wombler Avatar

    Mmmm yummy, 🙂

  324. Sue Avatar

    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!

  325. Becky Avatar

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

  326. Mairi@Toast Avatar

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

  327. Lauren Avatar

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

  328. Unknown Avatar

    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!

  329. melissa Avatar

    that quiche looks amazing!

  330. Amanda Avatar

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

  331. Cookin' Canuck Avatar
    Cookin' Canuck

    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.

  332. Rebecca Avatar

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

  333. Heather Avatar

    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.

  334. vkitchen Avatar

    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 =)

  335. Mo Avatar

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

  336. Unknown Avatar

    How lovely! Count me in. 🙂

  337. Silvina Avatar

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

  338. Laurie C. Avatar
    Laurie C.

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

  339. Jennifer Warren Avatar
    Jennifer Warren

    What a wonderful and inspiring collaboration.

  340. Unknown Avatar

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

  341. LT Avatar

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

  342. Betsy Avatar

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

  343. Tanya Avatar

    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!

  344. Anonymous Avatar

    Fantastic post! Carrie and you are amazing!

  345. Thea Avatar

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

    – Thea

  346. elise Avatar

    everything looks AMAZING!!!

  347. Delphine Avatar

    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 😉

  348. Mona Avatar

    Sounds delicious. Please count me in.

  349. Melissa Avatar

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

  350. Kathryn Avatar

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

  351. Boutet Avatar

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

  352. Unknown Avatar

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

  353. Simply Sweet Justice Avatar
    Simply Sweet Justice

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

  354. Mary Kellye Avatar
    Mary Kellye

    All of those recipes sound incredible!

  355. Andie D. Avatar
    Andie D.

    That tomato basil quiche looks delish!

  356. Su Le'wa Avatar
    Su Le'wa

    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!!

  357. Benny Avatar

    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!!!

  358. soosanlee Avatar

    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.

  359. Time for Good Food Avatar
    Time for Good Food

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

  360. Sierra Bangs Avatar
    Sierra Bangs

    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!

  361. Sandra Avatar

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

  362. joan e Avatar
    joan e

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

  363. queencake and titangirl Avatar
    queencake and titangirl

    it all looks lovely and utterly delicious…

  364. Lorna Avatar

    Looks yummy!

  365. Elleadit Avatar

    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!

  366. ahayes Avatar

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

  367. Unknown Avatar

    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. 🙂

  368. Jocelyn Avatar

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

  369. LeeLee Avatar

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

  370. Victoria Avatar

    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.

  371. Unknown Avatar

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

  372. Jenna Avatar

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

  373. Chocolate Cat Avatar
    Chocolate Cat

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

  374. Amber Avatar

    Looks delicious!!

  375. Kristin Avatar

    Those pancakes sounded so good!

  376. e j carter Avatar
    e j carter

    the pictures look good enough to eat!

  377. Katie Avatar

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


  378. Bethany Avatar

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

  379. Anonymous Avatar

    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 🙂

  380. KajOz Avatar

    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!

  381. Grey Areas Avatar
    Grey Areas

    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!

  382. katetie Avatar

    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!

  383. azucada Avatar

    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 🙂

  384. Louise Avatar

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

    Here's to celebrations!

  385. Dawnabelles Avatar

    The quiche photo is inspirational.

  386. Paula - bell'alimento Avatar
    Paula – bell'alimento

    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

  387. Jody Avatar

    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!

  388. Gen Avatar

    This looks absolutely delicious!

  389. toontz Avatar

    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!

  390. Unknown Avatar

    Great giveaway! Would love to win!

  391. Jo Avatar

    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.

  392. Marcella Avatar

    everything looks delicious, as always! 🙂

  393. Du 2 au 9 aout 2008 Avatar
    Du 2 au 9 aout 2008

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

  394. Lisa . Avatar
    Lisa .

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

  395. Melissa Avatar

    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.

  396. Kimberly Powell Avatar
    Kimberly Powell

    Beautiful Blog! Always a job to read.

  397. Amparo Avatar

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

  398. Kelly-Jane Avatar

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

    Gorgeous granola, and of course pictures!

  399. Desserts Divine Avatar
    Desserts Divine

    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.

  400. Linsley Avatar

    Just for that tomatoe tart recipe – everything looks gorgeous!

  401. justmanette Avatar

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

  402. Alyssa D Avatar
    Alyssa D

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

  403. Anne C. Avatar
    Anne C.

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

  404. Mana Avatar

    just beautiful

  405. Kayla Avatar

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

  406. Hannah Ellaham-Raffel Avatar
    Hannah Ellaham-Raffel

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

  407. cecilia Avatar

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

  408. Crystal Avatar

    Congratulations on birthing a book! Can't wait to see the whole thing 🙂

  409. A.E.B. Avatar

    Boy, that quiche looks delicious…

  410. Noisy Miner Avatar
    Noisy Miner

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

  411. L.Q. Avatar

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

  412. Alanna Avatar

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

  413. Colleen Avatar

    Tart and granola look deliciously divine!!

  414. Carolyn Mac Avatar
    Carolyn Mac

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

  415. MoiraElizabeth Avatar

    This cookbook looks tremendous!
    How exciting!

  416. Sandra Avatar

    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…

  417. Anonymous Avatar

    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

  418. M and E Avatar
    M and E

    Such beautiful photos! And that quiche does look delicious!

  419. Terra Avatar

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

  420. Anonymous Avatar


    I begin on internet with a directory

  421. N Avatar

    I need that quiche recipe! It looks heavenly.

  422. Darina Avatar

    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.

  423. Unknown Avatar

    sounds amazing!

  424. Bev Avatar

    Everything you do is amazing…and photos are beautiful!

  425. Catherine Avatar


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


  426. Catherine Avatar


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


  427. Nabeela Avatar

    Oooh, sounds like a delicious giveaway! I would love to get the book 🙂

  428. Damaris @Kitchen Corners Avatar
    Damaris @Kitchen Corners

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

  429. DancerKitchen Avatar

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

  430. Heather Avatar

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

  431. Helene Avatar

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

  432. TheBoyardies Avatar

    so excited for carrie's cookbook!

  433. Deena Avatar

    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.

  434. Marilyn Miller Avatar
    Marilyn Miller

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

  435. Miss Vodka Avatar
    Miss Vodka

    The quiche looks so amazing. I LOVE your blog 🙂

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