Earth To Table Cookbook Giveaway.
10 Copies!



I always get at least one cookbook for Christmas and last year one of my favourites was the Earth to Table cookbook by local chefs Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann.

Jeff’s the one who let me print their Pizza Dough Recipe last year. Which is a pretty perfect pizza dough. Jeff is executive chef at several restaurants in our area, but I would venture to say his pride and joy is the Earth to Table Bread Bar. A casual place for eating really, really good, in season, food.

Their cookbook, as a matter of fact, was one of the inspirations for My Front Yard Vegetable Garden.

If asparagus isn’t in season, it won’t be on the menu.   As chef Crump  says, “Nature writes the menu. Not me.

The cookbook is the same. It’s divided into Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall with recipes based on what’s in season. The book also has subcategories before the seasonal recipes including a How-to, Spotlight and a Profile.




Bettina, the pastry chef, decided to grow her own wheat for making her bread at the restaurant for instance. So, each section of the book starts with The Wheat Story.

She grew her own wheat.  To make flour.  To make bread.

Remind me if I ever bump into her not to go on about growing my own tomatoes.  Seems kindda lacklustre now.   Although I’m pretty sure she doesn’t grow her own eggs, so I’ve got her trumped there.  Also as far as I  know it’s not illegal to grow your own wheat, so I have the criminal element on my side.   Basically you don’t wanna mess with the chicken mafia.

So when I got the book last year I immediately contacted the publisher to see if I could get some copies to give away.  I was told no.  NO.  Are you kidding me?  NO?  Rumour has it the hard cover version did so well, they didn’t have enough copies to give out willy nilly.  So they told me to contact them near the end of last year when the soft cover would be on shelves.

It is, I did, and the publisher came through.

I’m giving away 10 copies of this beautiful cookbook, filled with delicious, honest recipes, written by two talented chefs who’s only downfall seems to be the fact that neither one of them appear to have any ties to organized livestock crime.

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me you’d like a copy.

The contest closes January 27th at midnight, and I’ll announce the winners a week from today, on January 30th.

8 winners will be randomly drawn.  2 will be chosen by the fella.

This contest is open WORLDWIDE. Thanks to Random House of Canada.

This contest is no longer taking entries.


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  1. heather t says:

    Me! I would love one please!

    • Kathy says:

      My husband and I have been juicing vegetables for 2 weeks now — a Christmas present from us to us for a healthy start to the New Year…..Omega J8006, highly recommended!!!! We would like a copy of Earth to Table so that we could incorporate healthy eating as well…..It’s difficult to put “crap” into your body after starting the day with nothing but nutrition that only the land can provide!!!!!

      • Mindy says:

        I would love one! Growing my first garden this year!

      • Debra Lynn says:

        Great Job on the Juicing.. a friend recommended for me to watch “fat, sick and nearly dead” and i have done the 10 day fast twice.. and would like to plant enough to do the 60 day just for the health of it.!!
        I too..want one of those books! great concept.
        I bet my grandma already knew some of this – she gave me the love of gardening but i didn’t get enough of the recipes. Put me in the contest please.

    • Clara says:

      I need another cookbook like a need another hole in my head. But a few of the wounds have healed so there’s room for the hole and the cookbook. I’d love one!

    • sharon hart says:

      i would LOVE to be picked by the fella! oh, and the cookbook would be great too! 😉

    • Sue Burroughs says:

      I would love a copy of “Earth to Table”. I haven’t gardened for years, but I am sure the Farmer’s Market will have all the fresh, lovely produce we would need.

    • Sarah says:

      Yes Please!!! Great book!! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  2. Heather Sunday says:

    I would love a copy of Earth to Table book!

  3. Shannon V. says:

    Wow, what a great prize. Thanks for the opportunity, I’d love to win a copy!

  4. Lindsay says:

    I’d love a copy of this! :)

  5. Karen Best says:

    I would like to have a copy of Earth To Table Cookbook by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann.

    Love your blog Karen!

  6. Marielle says:

    I’d love a copy!

  7. Ascyna says:

    Yes, would love a copy

  8. devra says:

    i’d love to have a copy; sounds great!

  9. Rebecca says:

    I’ll have a copy of Earth to Table please.

  10. Christina B says:

    I’d love a copy! :) Thanks for another cool giveaway! (The dish on the cover looks delicious!)

  11. Jen Rich says:

    I have a weakness for cookbooks – I’d love a copy!

  12. Katherine S says:

    I would love a copy!

  13. Sharon says:

    Hoping I win this book prize. Thanks for the opportunity to try. :)

  14. Alisha says:

    <3 Yes please <3 I would love a copy of this book. Aside from all it's great functionality, it's soooo pretty!

  15. Jeanette Smith says:

    Pick me, please! I would love to grow veggies in my front yard, I have no sun in the back yard, but my daffodils, tulips and other flowers disappear, can you imagine what would happen to veggies??

    In our little town of Chatham, a woman who had a couple of chickens in her back yard was complained upon. It turned out she had a rooster, and it was a noise complaint. However, she was also told to get rid of the chickens (by court order); one of the councillors put forward a motion a few weeks ago to see if there was any way the by-laws could be changed to allow people to keep chickens. It has been sent to staff for a report, and will come up again in a few weeks; I will keep you posted!

  16. Ashley says:

    I would LOVE a copy! (Copies go the the 1st 10 people to respond;)?? If I don’t win one can you please let me know how to purchase…it sounds awesome.

  17. Dana says:

    Looks delicious–I’d love a copy!

  18. Pamela Schilz says:

    As someone dealing with a second cancer reoccurance I’m trying to eat better & live better through whole foods. This cookbook would be such a blessing to help start/keep me on this journey I find myself living.

  19. Kristie Ronsin says:

    I would love that cookbook! Yay!

  20. Tracie says:

    I’d love a copy of that fella, er, I mean I’d love a copy of that
    hunky cookbook…..;)

  21. April says:

    I’d love a copy!! Please! :)

  22. Meggylou says:

    I’d love one!!

  23. Jessica says:

    Pick me please :)

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Gwen Stevenson says:

    I have a veggie garden. I am opening a yoga studio. I work at a gym. We love cooking! we have 15 chickens. I loveeeee anything natural, fresh, healthy, colorful, and yummy. :)))

  25. Kate DiBerardino says:

    I would love a copy 😉

  26. Erika Diehl says:

    I would absolutely love to win a copy of Earth to Table!

  27. Jill Osborn says:

    I would LOVE this BOOK!!! Please, Please pick me!!!

  28. Becky says:

    I would love a copy of this.. it would go so well with my front yard garden AND chicken coop. (mine is legal though, so I’m not in the chicken mafia)

  29. Danielle says:

    I would love a copy!!!

  30. Nancy Willaford says:

    I’d LUV a copy of Earth to Table Cookbook, please!

  31. susan coleman says:

    I’d love a copy!

  32. Heather says:

    I would love to share in the beauty of this book. Inspiring me to explore nature to the table. I love the idea of cooking in seasons…I would be honored to receive this book!!! I ❤cookbooks!

  33. I’d love a copy! Thanks :)

  34. Twyla Harkey says:

    I cook for my 89 yr old parents
    A 7 yr grandson
    Our son
    And my husband and me plus two dogs!!
    I Really NEED the cookbook!!! Thanks xoxo
    Ps and 4 pretend chickens .. I’m scared of chicken mafia.. Teehee

  35. Buvezdevin says:

    Well, I am a fellow tomato grower – though growing my own eggs or wheat is a purely aspirational thought for now. I would love to have this cookbook to inspire actual dishes from my kitchen, and prompt further consideration of, well more aspirations. Actually, your blog pretty well prompts further consideration of aspirations, some of which I do undertake! But, I would love more recipes to use the front garden produce from my yard, including but not limited to tomatoes – and even if I don’t win a cookbook, I do have you to thank for that!

  36. Rebecca says:

    I’d love a copy, but mostly I want to tell you what my nine-year-old told me yesterday. Apparently they caught a kid from the local middle school growing wheat in his locker. I almost peed my pants when he told me that. Love the innocence!

  37. Susan says:

    Wow!! Would it be possible for me to win a copy of this cookbook? I LOVE cookbooks, especially by local, respected chefs! My birthday is the day after the draw so what a wonderful birthday present for me!! Please…from one of the chicken mafia members! Love Susanxo

  38. Mati says:

    I would love love love love a copy of the cookbook!

  39. Carla Barnes says:

    I would LOVE a copy of that cookbook!

  40. Rose says:

    I love cookbooks, and I love their pizza dough recipe. I want more.

  41. Bec says:

    Me, please a copy of the cookbook would be lovely!

  42. Would love a cookbook that offers recipes according to what is in season. Thanks for the entry.

  43. Lynne J. says:

    Love one and I am amazed at all the responses already !! Shouldn’t we all be in bed right now ?

  44. Amanda says:

    I would like a copy! This looks beautiful.

  45. Betsy says:

    I’d love a copy! Though the fella is always in season. Which season does the man-wich grow wild? 😉

  46. Jenna Collins says:

    If the contents are on par with that pizza crust you posted, then this book totally kicks ass! I’d LOVE a copy!! With love from Texas!!

  47. renee koehn says:

    How AMAZING I want one

  48. Debbie R says:

    Please, I would love to have a copy!

  49. Kirsten says:

    She grew her own wheat? Seriously? I’d want to own it just to read that story. That’s incredible!

  50. claudine says:

    I have a vegetable garden that brings me so much joy. I would love to have a copy of this cookbook so I could make the most of what I grow. Thank you so much for sharing!

  51. Audrey says:

    well… I don’t really have anything cool to say, but I would like a cookbook. I do like seasonal cooking even though I’m not very good at it (yet) Thanks for all the opportunities :-)

  52. Sharon says:

    I would love a copy please!

  53. Michele says:

    Oh please!! I hope I win!

  54. Alicia Epperly says:

    I would love a copy of this book! It looks fantastic!

  55. Melissa says:

    Would Loce a copy to get me motivated in the kitchen during this cold, cold January! Does it also help my case that I love your blog?!

  56. Jasmine says:

    I would love a copy! Although I do not have any illegal chickens, and when I plant ANYTHING-my front, back or side yard becomes a salad bar for the many, many deer in the area…I won’t be growing eggs, swiss chard or wheat. Sorry. Showoffs.

  57. Sarah says:

    Even though I’m pretty sure gardening in Oklahoma is a myth, I would like a copy.

  58. Katie says:

    Hi Karen and Fella,
    I hope you two are having a nice day. We could put a copy of the cookbook to very good use almost daily. I have recently decided to swear off vegetables because I just can’t figure out a delicious way to eat them. I think this book would really help me rekindle my relationship with them, and probably inspire me to get my butt outside and plant some of my own.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

  59. kirsten says:

    This book sounds amazing. I’d love a copy!

    Fella, if you’re reading this, I promise to dedicate every Paleo-friendly recipe I cook from this book to you. And I’ll grunt like a caveman while cooking and eating it.

  60. steph says:

    yay! i’m having much fun reading through your blog. here’s to sassy women and earth on our plates!

  61. Phyllis says:

    I would love to have a copy of this cookbook. I too grow my own eggs. No problems from the chicken mafia, so far. LOL

  62. Lisa Lani says:

    Hi Karen,

    I would love a copy of the From Earth to Table Cookbook for my very beautiful, very talented, wife who collects cookbooks! What a great addition this would be as well as a great surprise.

  63. Chris says:

    I would like a copy of Earth to Table for a couple of reasons. I need some fresh ideas of what to make for the winter and spring and I am intriqued by the wheat story. Not to offend the fella but I hope these are just great recipes without any weird diet involved.

  64. Centi says:

    Worldwide? Great! I’d love one!

  65. I would LOVE a copy of this cookbook. We have a pretty good sized garden and I’ve been cooking seasonally but I need inspiration. There’s only so many times I can eat a raw carrot before I go mad.

    And just in case I don’t get randomly selected……

    The Fella is wonderful,
    The Fella is good,
    Not everyone eats Paleo
    BUT EVERYONE SHOULD……(for at least 1 month.)*

    *Unless you love dairy, wheat and alcohol. Then you should drink a mudslide and absorb all of that alcohol with a healthy slice of french bread, or a bowl of pasta.

    PS- I love dairy, wheat and alcohol.

  66. Lisa ainsworth says:

    I would love a copy of the book.

  67. Rebecca says:

    Yummy! I’d love to give this a good home. My stomach would be forever grateful.

  68. Julie says:

    I’ve been growing vegetables all my life,taught and shown by my Dad. We’ve always sought to use everything we grow, waste as little as possible, recycle as much as possible. Yet I still struggle with ways of using my bounty in new ways. And what better way than to learn from those who really know? I totally want to grow my own wheat – how cool is that?

  69. Jackie says:

    I would LOVE a copy! 😀

  70. Kristin says:

    I’d love a copy, please and thank you!

  71. MaryB says:

    What an awesome giveaway. I love that quote – “Nature writes the menu, not us.” I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  72. Julie says:

    I would love to be able to review a copy for my food blog. Please and thanks!

  73. jo says:

    I would love one please!

  74. Jean in BC says:

    Please, I would love a copy :)

  75. Lisa Demaree says:

    I would love a copy of this! I am a suburbanite that had turned the entire back yard into a garden complete with composter, and chicken coop…love my ladies and their fresh eggs everyday. I do my best to eat fresh to table and am always looking out for new and different!

  76. Tanya Stewart says:

    I would like to say I want it for the delicious and healthy recipes…BUT the truth???…. is closer to ” I hope what’s in it’s pages will help me land myself a Fella as Kick-assiest as yours ” If I win…please Post it STAT- it’s COLD…I need to snuggle LOL

  77. Michelle says:

    Would LOVE a copy of this book. Thank you!

  78. katy oneill says:

    I’d like a copy. Thanks!

  79. Alaina says:

    I only wish that I could be as awesome as you with growing your own vegetables and keeping illegal chickens. I want to be just like you.

    • Karen says:

      That’s funny, because *I* used to want to be just like me too. Now I am. And you can be like me too. ~ karen

  80. Brooke Griffith says:

    Ooh! I’m in need of a new cookbook – pick me!

  81. Vicki says:

    I would flipping LOVE a copy!

  82. Nancy Willaford says:

    As the daughter of a retired army officer, I TRY to follow all the rules.
    I flubbed up and posted my LUV and want of the Earth To Table cookbook on …Facebook.
    (True confessions)

    Yes, Karen, I’d LOVE to win the Earth to Table Cookbook!!

  83. L Premo says:

    Me! Me! Because I’m very hungry, and if I’m going to have to grow my own wheat, I’m gonna need to get started!

  84. vaish says:

    I would love a copy!

  85. Catherine says:

    I would love a copy of this book.

  86. Emily says:

    Yes, in fact another cookbook is precisely what I need!

  87. Annie says:

    The last thing I won was the Easter Coloring Contest at White’s Drug Store in 1974. And the cookbook looks divine!!

  88. Diane Toop says:

    I too, am coveting the book. Or… a tea towel with a cleaver on it :)

  89. Lisa! says:

    MEE!! PICK MEEEE!!! Because I’m a vegan student living backcountry meat country Australia, and really need some cheer-me-up type cookbooks!

  90. Diane says:

    I’ve been trying to grow my own veggies more often… the only problem is the planting, and the weeding… lol

    BTW, the fella has kick ass abs 😀

  91. Lisa Marshall says:

    Would love a copy for my kitchen here on the west coast of Tasmania, Australia. We have a vegetable garden that expands each year, and we love experimenting with new recipes to use our produce. Such a joy to cook what you grow. Thanks!

  92. kelly says:

    yes please, I could benefit from some new inspiration!

  93. Cathy Bernard says:

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a copy. It looks like a beautiful book! We can’t wait for spring to start enjoying fresh and delish offerings from our hard working farmers and purveyors – you can eat so well if you try and always shake the hands of those who are part of the food on your table.

  94. Terri says:

    I’d love a copy as I’m trying to fix our family’s eating habits. We already have 18 free-range chickens for eggs, and a raised garden is coming in the spring! Thanks for such a lovely blog, been following you for awhile now. Very inspirational!

  95. Elysia says:

    I would like to win that lovely book. To inspire me to grow and cook and live my life more naturally. Thank you. Now go clean your cut and put on a new bandage!

  96. sia says:

    WORLDWIDE? That never happens! NEVER! You rock illegal egg grower (and Random House of Canada of course)!!! That’s my homeland… wanting to spread good throughout the world. *proud Canadian living abroad*
    I got lots of earth (with garden)… and a rocky table that needs to be fixed. Bring it on!
    Merci beaucoup!

  97. Jenny says:

    It’s my birthday on the 25th, and my daughters on the 24th. Ill wish for this book “From Earth to Table”. My daughter may waste her wish so maybe if I blow out her candles before she does ill get an extra wish for that beautiful book!!! I hope it works!

  98. Mary says:

    I’d love a copy!

  99. Quinn says:

    I would use this until the pages disintegrated.
    In other words, I really really want one!!!!!

  100. tammy carter says:

    Still have lettuce and collards growing down here in North Carolina! Need recipes!!!!!!!!

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