Monday, March 24, 2014

NEW WINNERS and a Jane Austen Cookbook giveaway!

Hello everybody!

 Well, the revisions for Persuasion, Capt. Wentworth, and Cracklin' Cornbread are IN! I hope I can share the cover sometime soon. It's GAHJUSS.
I love this story so much, I don't even know where to put all my warm and fuzzy feelings.
So, when in doubt, I just have a giveaway! (Ok, and cook. I like to cook.)

But before we get to that, I need to announce the winners for this awesome Pride and Prejudice paper doll set. I had THREE (I know, that's a lot, and I even kept one for myself) so we have THREE winners!

Tina R., Cindy W. and Tarina B.!!! Rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have a paper doll set!
I've contacted all three of you and you only need to send me your mailing address and I'll put them in the mail. Enjoy!

Now, for the next giveaway... It's not as goofy, but Janeites will have a great time with this book. It's The JANE AUSTEN COOKBOOK by Maggie Black. 

"Jane Austen wrote her novels in the midst of a large and sociable family. Brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, friends and acquaintances were always coming and going, which offered numerous occasions for convivial eating and drinking. One of Jane’s dearest friends, Martha Lloyd, lived with the family for many years and recorded in her “Household Book” over 100 recipes enjoyed by the Austens. A selection of this family fare, now thoroughly tested and modernized for today’s cooks, is recreated here, together with some of the more sophisticated dishes which Jane and her characters would have enjoyed at balls, picnics, and supper parties. A fascinating introduction describes Jane’s own interest in food, drawing upon both the novels and her letters, and explains the social conventions of shopping, eating, and entertaining in late Georgian and Regency England. The book is illustrated throughout with delightful contemporary line drawings, prints, and watercolours.

Authentic recipes, modernized for today’s cooks, include:
• Buttered Prawns
• Wine-Roasted Gammon and Pigeon Pie
• Broil’d Eggs
• White Soup and Salmagundy
• Pyramid Creams
• Martha’s Almond Cheesecakes"

 Ok, that blurb drew me in right at the "wrote her novels in a large and sociable family". That's ME! So, I have my own copy and I LOVE IT. Part history, part Austen dissertation, part cookbook... it's glorious.

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Friday, March 14, 2014

Jan Austen recipe card winner and new giveaway!!

HELLO everybody!

  It's spring here and we've been outside as much as we can, gazing up at that strange ball of fire in the sky... The sun feels SOOOO good! And then at night, the sky is clear again and we can see stars- and the moon!!
Isn't this amazing? The winter has seemed SO LONG, but we're finally at the end. And we're so much closer to the paper release of Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits in JUNE and Emma, Mr. Knightley and Chili-Slaw Dogs in July!
I feel like I've been waiting and waiting, like an expectant mother... except I know exactly what my babies look like. :)

 Ok, time to announce a winner! LUTHIEN84, rafflecopter loves you and wants you to have these awesome Austen recipe cards! I have a set and they really are the cutest thing. I'll have them sent straight from the etsy shop, so be sure to contact me on the Pride, Prejudice and Cheese Grits page with your address.

 So, you're all wondering what's next, right? Well, here it is! My favorite giveaway so far (and I've loved them all).
I've already ordered these, because I wasn't sure how big the book was, or how sturdy dolls were... and I was very impressed! It's a magazine sized book, with nice, thick pages and bright colors!

Do you all know what's better than a Pride and Prejudice paper doll book?
I mean, besides Brown Sugar Pound Cake with Quick Caramel Glaze, which I've shared over on the recipe site Yankee Belle Cafe. I'm there every Wednesday and the occasional weekend, and most of the time what I'm cooking is edible. No guarantees, but I try.

So,  what's BETTER than  Pride and Prejudice paper doll book? THREE Pride and Prejudice paper doll books! I suppose I could space them out a bit, but I think I'm running out of weeks, and still have LOTS of prizes, so I'm going to start doubling up.  Enter early and often, and if your name comes up twice, you'll get two! One for you and one for a friend... or two for you, if you're greedy like that.

Did anybody watch Austenland? Did you LLURRRRRRV it? Or just like it a lot? I liked it, loved JJ Feilds but I thin I'm still a BBC gal.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Teacup winners and a new giveaway!

Hellooooo, everybody!
 I love being able to announce a winner but what's better is being able to announce FOUR WINNERS!

 Are you all ready??


 Rafflecopter loves ALL OF YOU and wants you to have a pretty tea cup! Thank you to everyone who entered and never fear, there are many more prizes to come!

 Now, all giveaways have been sent or ordered at this point so if you haven't received your goodies, just be patient a little while longer. The teacups will need some tender loving care, so they won't be mailed until later this week (because I need to find the perfect little boxes to ensure their survival through the postal system).

  NOW, for the next giveaway! (You thought I was kidding when I said I had oodles and oodles of Austen gifts, didn't you? HA!)
As a foodie (or as the French say, une gastronome) I horde cookbooks like a film buff collects movies. I love them vintage, modern, ethnic, short, oversized, sassy, serious, and everything in between. Why? Because I like to cook! (I hope there's not another 'why' waiting, because that should be obvious: I love to EAT.)

  This next giveaway is a dozen Jane Austen recipe cards on heavy notepaper. I have a set of these and they're just darling, but yours will come straight from Dorothy Jane, which a wonderful little etsy shop. (I'm currently smitten with her  blue bird nest tags but have absolutely no reason to buy them. Note to self: find purpose for delightful gift tags even though all upcoming birthdays are for males over the age of 10.)

 Now, these recipe cards might just come in very handy with the NEXT few rounds of giveaways. *hint hint*

Oh, forget about the hinting! Here's a sneak peak at what we have in store!

WHOOHOOO! Look at all those fun books: Southern Cakes, Southern Pies, A Jane Austen Cookbook and Pride and Prejudice paper dolls!

 All right, my friends. Enter early and often- and good luck!
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