Sunday, June 13, 2010

June Give-Away

A plum galette - yum!! I could eat the entire thing right now.  And the best news?  This delicious treat could be yours! (in a matter of speaking).  Because ...

As a token of appreciation to all of my readers, I have chosen the lovely book Rustic Fruit Desserts as my first give-away. 

You all, it means so so much to me that you have taken an interest in my blog - my gardening and other random pursuits.  Whenever I see a comment in my inbox, I get ridiculously excited, no joke.  Being part of the blog world allows me to have an outlet far away from my day-to-day life, and reading blogs always leaves me with new ideas.  I like to practice being grateful for what I have in life, and I am certainly grateful to you, my readers, and to learning from your inspiring and creative blogs.

So, about the give-away.  I came across this book when wandering around Powell's in Portland last summer.  And, besides that plum galette pictured above, I have made many of the recipes, including a variety of cobblers, buckles, and crumbles.  The great thing about the book is that it is organized by season, and so no matter what time of the year it is, you are sure to find a recipe with ingredients available at the supermarket or farmers market.  And, the next greatest thing about the book is that it leaves room for lots of creativity.  Once you get the hang of the recipes, you can decide what fruit you would like to use, and you can improvise according to what is available.  And the last greatest thing about the book, the pictures are gorgeous!  Long story short, even if you don't win this give-away, I highly recommend picking up a copy.

Just leave me a comment by Tuesday, June 22nd, with what YOUR favorite fruit dessert is, and I'll randomly choose a winner next week.  And, thanks to all of you lovely people out there!  I mean it.