Cookbook Giveaway: Brown Eggs and Jam Jars
When I first started blogging I spent a lot of time reading other blogs and Simple Bites and Under the Highchair were of two of those that I admired. I’m pretty sure I discovered Aimee’s blogs via PunkDomestics since I was spending a lot of time on that site my first blogging summer. I got into jam-making pretty hard that year. I quietly read Aimee’s work over the next couple of years and she became one of the people I was really looking forward to meeting at the first Food Bloggers of Canada conference back in 2013. While I don’t have a large garden, nor do I want to raise my own chickens, we share a similar philosophy about making meals that use real food for our families.
When I read Aimee’s announcement that she was going to be publishing her first book I was not surprised in the least. She has a lot to share and I don’t just mean recipes, which are excellent. She is able to evoke memories from her readers that connect us with the food we shared with our families as children. This is a special gift she has as a writer. She writes about her family and how she wants to give her children memories to cherish that centre around the food that they grow and make together.
One of the first recipes I wanted to make from the book was this Everyday Sandwich Bread. My peanut butter and jam sandwiches were made with white Wonder Bread, I was very particular about sandwiches, but every now and then my mom would bake some real bread for us. I still remember watching the yeast start to bubble and my mom kneading the bread. There is a tie as to what is the best part of homemade bread – the scent of the bread wafting out of the oven or finally being about to eat a slice. The wonderment of real, homemade bread was something that I had to share with Timothy so it seemed fitting that this is the recipe I’m highlighting for the book review of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars. This bread recipe has quickly become a staple in my house. I feel quite proud of myself for sending a thick slice of homemade buttered bread in Timothy’s lunch. I’m not sharing the recipe on the blog today because it isn’t my recipe to share, and besides, I want you to buy the book. I know you will find lots of other recipes to try in in besides the bread.
I have a long list of recipes that I want to make from this book, such as: Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes, Sticky Maple Blueberry Pudding, Crispy Rosemary Roast Potatoes, and the list goes on. I’m happy to be able to give away a copy of this book (courtesy of Penguin Random House Canada) to a Canadian reader. Below is a list of some fellow Canadian bloggers who are giving away a copy of the book as well. Be sure to visit all their blogs and enter their giveaways too.
Thank you, Aimee, for sharing so much of yourself with us in your book.
- Karlynn from The Kitchen Magpie made Coconut Cream Baked Oatmeal
- Renee from Sweetsugarbean made Roasted Carrot, Parsnip, and Thyme Soup
- Ashley from The Recipe Rebel made Maple Walnut Granola
- Jenny from Brunette Baker made Sour Cream Pear Pie with Cornmeal Pecan Streusel
- Jessie from Purple House Cafe made Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder
- Bridget from Bridget’s Green Kitchen made the Chocolate Beet Cake
- Janice from Kitchen Heals Soul make Iced Cider Caramel Popcorn
Disclosure: I received two copies of the book from Penguin Random House Canada Limited, one of which I will mail to the winner of the giveaway. Opinions are wholly my own. This post contains affiliate links.
This giveaway is open all legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority at the time of the contest in the province, or territory, in which they reside. Canadian winners will need to answer a skill-testing question.
No purchase necessary to enter.
Giveaway will run from Wednesday February 18, 2015 to Friday, February 28, 2015. Winner will be contacted via email and displayed on Rafflecopter widget.