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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!

Ready? 
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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway  Until next time my friends! And as always, enter early and enter often!

12 comments:

  1. I don't do much cooking so mine is a very simple dish. Fried egg

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    1. My husband eats a lot of fried eggs! Good thing we have our own chickens.

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  2. Congratulations to the winners!

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  3. I got my paper dolls today! They are wonderful! Thank you!!!!! :O)

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    1. You are SO welcome! My friend who works in the post office was threatening to steal one, haha! She thought it wasn't really fair that she got to see them... and then they were mailed around the US. :D

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  4. Sociable family + Jane Austen + Cookbook = I want a try ;-) Oh what fun! And I love the way you create, Virginia! SO FUN!

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    1. Hi Pepper! I'm gearing up for my very first Austen recipe this weekend- Almond Cheesecake. I'll let you know how it goes!

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  5. Shared on FB
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  6. I like to cook pasta -- spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli - etc.
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  7. WOW THERE IS SO MUCH I LIKE TO COOK HERE ARE FEW,TACOS, FRIED CHICKEN, LIVER AND ONIONS, PERROGIES, TURKEY AND ALL THE FIXINGS, PULLED BBQ PORK, VEGGIE PIZZA, PB FUDGE, MEXICAN WEDDING CAKE COOKIES, I LOVE TO COOK AND BAKE~

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  8. I love cooking stewed chicken and rice with plantain. Thanks for the giveaway I am such a fussy eater so I find it hard to cook for my family as they are not fussy and would like variety! Thank you for the giveaway.

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