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.



  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. 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!!!!!!!!

  101. angie says:

    ooh, looks like a great book to have. I would love one please!

  102. Looks like a great cookbook. I’d love a copy. Thanks for the opportunity.

  103. Katy Potaty says:

    Like a copy? JEEEZ, I’d LOVE a copy!

  104. Natalie Lavoie says:

    Hi Karen, I sure could use a copy, would love to win one!
    I’m changing my life around and healthy foods is one of the changes that I am incorporating in our lives, my son’s and I.
    There is a big garden in the yard that will be hopefully full of good vegetables next summer. The image on the book made my mouth water…
    Thank you

  105. Deborah goode says:

    I would like a copy

  106. Maureen says:

    I have illegal chickens, grow my own tomatoes and want that cookbook!

  107. Kristin says:

    I would love a copy! I’ve actually tried to convince my husband to put in wheat so we could try to make our own flour. He didn’t go for the idea, but maybe I could try again. 😉 Plus we are trying to be more self-sustaining and put in more of a garden this year (to go with our goats and chickens).

  108. josn says:

    I’d like a copy.

  109. Keta says:

    Yes yes, me wants!

  110. Patty says:

    What a lovely book! I’d enjoy a copy.

    Thank you.

  111. Karalee says:

    I would love a copy. Sounds like an amazing cookbook.

  112. Lea Studebaker says:

    I am afraid I will attempt to eat the cover….mmmm heirlooms.

  113. Judith says:

    Ooh, I would very much like a copy! *repeats mantra ‘I am a winner…I am a winner…’*

  114. Toronto Boy says:

    It doesn’t seem to be one of those darnfangled paleo fad diet menu cookbooks! Yuck to paleo anything! So-o-o-o I guess I’m going to have to toss my name … erm … pseudonym into the hat and enter the contest for that cookbook! 😉

    Seeing that the contest is open worldwide, I wonder how many people will enter! Good luck everyone!

  115. Susan R says:

    This is clearly a book I need in my collection. Last summer I grew all of the varieties of tomatoes in the photo from the cover! Please add me to the drawing!
    Thank you!

  116. Jennifer says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this!

    I’m 1/2 of the way to my goal weight and just keep truckin’ along. Picking up better habits and tossin the bad ones. Eating fresh whole foods is all part of the plan and I’m excited for the ideas this book has to offer! Thank you!

  117. Pam Stewart says:

    I would love a copy!

  118. Meg says:

    Please may I have a copy?

  119. Charlotte says:

    I’d love a copy. Thank you Karen and Random House Canada!

  120. Sharon says:

    Would love to add this cookbook to my collection!

  121. KiwiKat says:

    Me me me please! Even if my garden is growing weeds rather than veges….

  122. Sandie Glasmacher says:

    I would love a copy of the book. We’ve been transitioning over to seasonal locally grown food.

  123. Greer says:

    I’d love one please! And some chickens for fresh eggs – if you could just send them along with the coop and the recipe book…

  124. Moe says:

    Wracked my brain for all of 30 minutes trying to come up with something witty that would win the fella over, but no luck….so I guess if I get picked it’ll be one of the random winners. I’ve started a low carb plan to try and help get my diabetes and weight under control and would love to enjoy veggies more. I have 4 amazing children, 7 incredible grandchildren and my very own hunky fella who I want to enjoy for many many more years. 🙂

  125. Ginny says:

    Oh! Pick me! I lost my cookbook collection during a move and I’m trying to rebuild it without much luck. So, I would love a copy of this cookbook!

  126. Sue T. says:

    Thank you Karen for always thinking of ways to brighten or lives ! This cookbook sounds awesome, I would be thrilled if you or Mr. Fella chose me as one of the winners. I could surely use a ‘Winter-blues’ pick-me-up about now. I’ve got cabin fever and I’m anxious to get outside and play in the dirt again !

  127. Tara says:

    I would like a copy of my new favorite cookbook, please and thank you! I remember you writing about this one last year!

  128. Nadine says:

    I, too, would like this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

  129. Jennifer says:

    I love the cover. Would love to add this book to my collection!

  130. Therese Bourne says:

    Oh let me try ‘Red Earth to Table’. I might be your most distant fan, growing backyard vegetables and eggs in Melbourne, Australia. I love your blog.

  131. Christine says:

    I would be so excited to win something, especially if it helps terrible chefs like me!

  132. RosieW says:

    We’re all so shameless, groveling, hoping to win. Add me to the names you will be pulling from the fishbowl please. I’d give it to my Earth Mother friend Catherine who with her hubby and kids grows a gignormous vegetable garden. She’ll really put it to good use.

    Rosie, in Sugar Hill, Georgia

  133. Nathalie says:

    LOVE seasonal cooking!

  134. Tigersmom says:

    Yay! The fella gets to pick 2 of the winners!

    Will you please film it for us? I’m obviously experiencing a video jones. I miss your voice.

    And if you could get the fella to say something is “stupid!” on film, I could probably leave you alone about posting a video for a pretty long while. : )

  135. kelly harriss says:

    I would like a copy of the book Earth to Table. Thank you.

  136. Heather says:

    Wow. Chickens, gardening and now eating what is in season. You are my flannel-pj-bog-wearing hero. We just need to get you a cape! ’cause Karen’s going to save the world (if she can survive the dreaded Paleo diet). My hero =)

    And by the way I would love a copy of the cookbook to add to my collection. Thank you!!

  137. leonor says:

    I would love a copy, thank you

  138. Shannon says:

    This cookbook sounds right up my alley! I’d love to win a copy.

  139. Maggie says:

    What fun, I would love a copy of the book, but I dont have a garden and life in a towerblock in East London but I do run a garden club at my local school.

  140. Tracy says:

    I would love a copy, please!

  141. Margo says:

    I would love a copy!

  142. Magpie says:

    I’d love a copy! -fellow yard produce grower, future illegal egg grower

  143. Anthony shailer says:

    I would like a copy

  144. Amy Hoyt says:

    I would love to have this book, really, really love it. I have been tossing the idea around to grow my own grains for my chickens (besides corn, that is), and it would be nice to read about someone else doing the grain thing.

  145. magali says:

    What I *really* want to win is a wig made of the hair seen on your 7th grade picture. But I guess I’ll settle for the book. Which I really do want because ever since the new year I stopped eating processed foods and I am running out of recipes!

  146. Kim Merry says:

    I would love a copy!! I will even grow my own wheat! Okay…. I will find someone who grows their own wheat… okay I live in Kansas, there are wheat fields everywhere, I will sneak into my brother in laws wheat field and borrow some wheat! Yes that is what I will do for this book!!!!

  147. Farquist says:

    Anyone who grows wheat is a criminal in this Celiac’s mind, so she’s gaining on you. I could look at the pictures of wheat products and wistfully reminisce about the good old days. I like to cook in season, especially after seeing asparagus at $9.99 yesterday. My knees buckled a bit.

  148. Merrilee says:

    Hard to imagine any kind of green life since I woke up to -15 windchill! But the cookbook would give me an excuse to turn in the oven! Thanks for the opp!

  149. Lynette says:

    I would love, love, love this cookbook!

  150. Adriana says:

    I would love a copy! Please and thank you!

  151. Natika33 says:

    I would like to win this cookbook. I love the concept, but even more, I love that it’s created by Canadian chefs and talks about what’s in season in Ontario. I think it could be a real point of cross-cultural learning if I made some of these recipes for my co-workers here in Japan and explained the stories behind the recipes.

    Onegai itashimasu! (Japanese for “pretty please!”)

  152. Vicki says:

    I would love to be randomly picked to win this book! To be chosen by the fella is too stressful.

  153. Sarah says:

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

  154. Russell says:

    I want one!!! And… you wouldn’t have to ship it – I can pick it up!!!

  155. Johonna says:

    Hmmm, maybe I can grow my own wheat too? I’d like a copy.

  156. syrahsuzie says:

    I love the pizza dough recipe so I’m sure I would love the book.

  157. ktr says:

    I’d love a copy please! I almost bought this cookbook a few months ago but I was hoping I would get it for christmas – and then I didn’t 🙁

  158. Erica Filpi says:

    Sounds interesting, I’m interested in a copy.

  159. Lynne Hill says:

    I have always beleived in this way of cooking . It gives me great joy to share our wonderful meals we put together for family and friends. This cook book would make a great addition to my cooking library and inspire me to grow more food while living here in Florida.

  160. Barbara says:

    My fella and I decided to grow a garden this year, motivated by you, so a copy of the cookbook would be very handy!~Barbara

  161. Tammy says:

    Memememememe….love it!

  162. CJ says:

    I would love a copy!

  163. Kelly M says:

    I would absolutely LOVE a copy of this cookbook. I’ve got my fingers (and eyes) crossed! Thanks for the opportunity.

  164. Erika says:

    Dear Karen,

    great that the contest is open worldwide. I am following your blog from Germany, and I am addicted to it since the first day I found it.

    OK, why do I need one copy of this great book: We built our house 1 year ago, and this year we will start working on the garden, so NOW would be the perfect moment to plan what to plant out there. The book would be a great source of inspiration.

    OK, and last not least some words about the fella (to maximise my chances):

    Karen, we all know that you know that we are all in love with your fella. So, more stories and pictures about him would be very much wellcomed.
    Thanks in advance!

  165. Carey Bowles says:

    I would love to win this cookbook! We are also members of a local “chicken mafia” and proud of it!

  166. Brittany Sturgis says:

    I’d love this book because I’m in desperate need of what to cook with the limited winter selection!

  167. Sara says:

    If you like it, I would too. I am still waiting on the Bogs. Thanks for the opportunity. The cleaver bothers me, but yet, I can’t imagine what would be better.

  168. Tanya H. says:

    Cookbook looks great. I love the idea of in-season recipes, as I get a weekly box of random in-season produce delivered from a local farmer and I have no idea what to do with some of it!

  169. Valerie says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway! I love gardening and picking our own vegetables too, but whipping up some new recipes is always fun! Yes, please add me to the list to win this fabulous cookbook! Tell the Fella thanks for helping out too! 🙂

  170. Zala says:

    Ooo, wow, I would love a copy! I have a vegetable garden because I love to play in the dirt. And I do grow some mighty fine vegetables if I don’t say so myself. It’s just…. and I’m embarrassed to say so… that I hardly ever use the vegetables I grow. They just sit there, looking at me all judgemental. Please help my vegetables end in the pot. The book wouldn’t be for me – it’s really for them.

  171. J.D. Richardson says:

    A copy would be great.

  172. Renee says:

    I would love a copy 🙂

  173. Phyllis says:

    Yes, I would be interested in a copy. Thank-You for sharing 10 copies.

  174. Colleen says:

    I would love to have a copy!

  175. Laurel says:

    I would LOVE one of these cookbooks. I’m always looking for recipes and especially the menu by season appeals to me as thats how I do my shopping, out of season stuff is to expensive and imported stuff is often poor quality when out of season. Always looking for ways to broaden my husbands keenly attuned meat and potatoes pallette. 😀

  176. Janet says:

    I have chickens, but they’re not illegal. Makes my story kind of lame, compared to yours, Karen. At any rate, I’d love a copy of this cookbook.

  177. Anita says:

    This cookbook would make a lovely addition to my collection of cookbooks. And to the Fella- pick me- I am a sucker for gorgy guys with tats.

  178. Jaime says:

    would love a copy! fits right in with doing farm dinners this Spring. good luck to all!

  179. Laura Jennings says:

    I want one! I’m in OK and we’re getting ready to start on our 1st vegetable garden. This would be great to cook it all up 🙂 I grew up gardening and now that my kids are 3 & 5 I want them to learn the same lessons I did…And now that I’ve convinced Hubby that nothing is better because it comes in a can…we’re set to become more natural & self-reliant

  180. Janet says:

    I look at the times of these entries and I think to myself, these women must be waiting up till midnight, ready to enter any draw of Karen’s that is posted. There are comments posted at 2 seconds! It would take me longer than 2 seconds to type the request.

    To the lady from Chatham that commented about chicken bylaws: My mother-in-law was born in Welland, and she used to talk about the chickens that everyone had in their back yards. It was perfectly normal to have a little flock, and one of the kids always was sent out to fetch the eggs each morning. My husband’s grandmother thought nothing of dispatching a chicken to its reward if company dropped in. She’d chop off its head and pluck it and eviscerate it and put it in the oven for supper.

    Times have sure changed, is all I’m saying.

  181. Carly says:

    This cookbook would make me happy!

  182. Darin says:

    Oh, This would be a perfect book to inspire my vegetable garden that will be going in our new yard (new house with a yard- finally) this coming season—

    Pick me, Pick me…PLUS- Tell the fella I have been WODing here in Michigan 4 days a week at Crossfit Brighton for about a year. Us CFers need to stick together. heeheehee 🙂

  183. Kelly says:

    Three reasons I should have your cookbook…
    #1. I am a bad cook and I could use all the help
    I can get.
    #2. I live close by and it will save on shipping
    costs 🙂
    #3. I love your blog and read it daily!

  184. Becki F says:

    I would LOVE this book, thanks for the chance

  185. Kim says:

    I love this cookbook. I had it out from the library once and would love to own it! Thanks,

  186. I’d LOVE a copy; having them surround me every day, with access to Bettina all the time, while working for a year at Bread Bar, I completely forgot to buy one at the discounted employee price-!! Thanks for this opportunity.

  187. Mihaela Anghel says:

    yes yes yes, I would love a copy!

  188. burbhappy says:

    I would be very happy to win a copy of the cookbook – then I might know what to do with all the offerings at the farmer’s market!

  189. Beth says:

    First – 190 entries already means I had to scroll down like a mo-fo to write you to tell you I’m soooooo interested!

    Not for me, but for me to share your wisdom with my sister and her man who are both allergy ridden and conspiracy theorist plagued with drama about food and I’m trying to find a way to help them eat without fear.

    I think this book would do it. And maybe inspire them to make their own T.O. yard-garden… although I haven’t been able to get a bite from them on setting up a coop (I don’t have room here in London)

  190. Suanne Jefferies says:

    Oh wellllll…..heck fire, put me in that there drawing, if you please….or if you don’t please…that’s o.k. too. Just think it might be fun to give this to MY fella. He LOVES to cook. (just wish he loved to clean up the messes he makes, but its a trade-off) 🙂

  191. Jenn says:

    I would love a copy! This is the year that I will win against the evil garden monsters…a new cookbook will provide lots of ideas for using my abundance!

  192. Carol-Anne says:

    I would love a copy. I’ve been trying lots of new recipes lately and would like to try some from local chefs. Thank you.

  193. Alixandra Bouchard says:

    Id like a copy. Please.

  194. Laura Bee says:

    I’d love a copy please. I’m going to try to expand on the peppers & beets I tried growing last summer. I’ll share it with my sister too!

  195. Paula says:

    I would love to have this book! Although I don’t expect to be able to grow my own wheat ever, I’m all for seasonal living and would learn a lot from this book. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  196. Elizabeth says:

    Looks like a good one!

  197. Jan says:

    I would LOVE to sit my butt down & read thru this cookbook. I need inspiration in the cooking realm. I’m trying hard to cook real this year. Thanks 🙂

  198. Beckie says:

    what an awesome Farmer’s Market shopping companion!

    thanks for the chance =)

  199. Deanna says:

    I would love a copy!

  200. Stacy says:

    I think our growing seasons are pretty similar as I’m in Western NY (kinda) near frigid Buffalo…so would really like to get my hands on this cookbook and see the “winter” suggestions! I loved the description of the local chefs and their cooking philosophy and sooo wish there was something like that near me!

  201. Leanne says:

    I’d love a copy !

  202. Carol says:

    Ooh that cookbook sounds like all kinds of yum. I would be thrilled to own it – and most grateful, of course. I cook from scratch everyday, every meal. That said, the cooking rut I’m in is enormous… So enormous that my 3 children have fallen in and I’ve given up ever seeing them again. We need variety, we need new recipes, we need to know how to grow wheat in the backyard…!

  203. Myra says:

    This cookbook sounds inspirational and amazing! I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  204. Mark says:

    I tried the pizza dough recipe, it really was awesome. I’d love a copy of the book.

  205. Delores says:

    I’d like a copy of this book. Thanks!

  206. Kathy W says:

    How does wheat become bread? Ok, I’m a city girl..but I’d love this cookbook to read more about these things.

  207. Joanne says:

    I’d love a copy too, please (see–I said please!!).

  208. Gina says:

    New cookbook? Oh yeah….Please send my way….Thanks for the daily laughs….

  209. Tricia says:

    I would love a copy. I’m always looking for tasty and healthy recipes. Thanks!

  210. Jessica says:

    I would *love* a copy!!

  211. Jackie MacDougall says:

    I have a backyard veg garden and o am expanding it this year! I dream of adorable chicken coops….and those beautiful pastel Martha Stewart eggs…sigh. I would love a cookbook!!

  212. Megan says:

    I would love one. I love to cook and while I would love to garden more I can’t because of where I live. But I do love going to farmer’s markets!

  213. Tisha says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook! Always on the lookout for new recipes to try

  214. She-ma says:

    I would love to win this book!!

  215. alissa shattenberg says:

    ok fella…. so this little contest is open worldwide and that’s a good thing because we live in Madagascar also known as the “end of the world” according to my California dad. We’re growing our own veggies, raising our own chickens… the coop is atrocious and looks nothing like Karen’s coop, we’ve got a butt-load of mango, banana and papaya trees, all food that the lemurs who hang out in our trees love to eat.. not to mention our kids too. we’re starting to lean towards the paleo diet… though haven’t mastered the total caveman cravings just yet. we do love to fish in dug-out wooden canoes with just a hand-line like old man and the sea… that’s pretty caveman-esk. anyway, pick us and we promise you a free place to stay next time you pass through Madagascar….aka, the end of the world. thanks!

  216. Kim says:

    I would love a copy, but have no idea how the fella “picks”, so being more clever than so many people that comment would be impossible. I.Would.Just.Love.A.Copy.

  217. Nicole D says:

    Oh man Karen!

    I would like a copy please.

    PS. Not to be creepy, but I had a dream about you last night… I was at your house, and we were testing out this crazy contraption you had made…( the part about what we were actually trying to accomplish is foggy in my head)…but anyways, It kept not working, and we were laughing our tails off… And then we made eggs. 🙂

  218. Laurie says:

    Me! Me! Pick me!

  219. Janie says:

    Sorry, pass my winning cookbook on to somebody else but, sign me up when you’re giving away a 3 ingredient cookbook or an updated I Hate To Cook Book.

  220. Joanne says:

    I would like a copy!

  221. Callie H says:

    I would love a copy….the Pizza Crust is the BEST!

  222. Dory Gardner says:

    Since moving from the country to a small country town I will have to garden in containers. Your front yard garden is my inspiration and am looking forward to Spring and hope to win that lovely cookbook.

  223. Lavinia says:

    Wow! i would love a copy! and a chicken coop to go along as well!

  224. Mary Kay says:

    Karen – I would love love love a copy of this book. The hubby and I were having a conversation about the garden because it is 3 degrees here and we have to start planning the garden! Anyways I told him that I was going to find receipes for the veggies we want to grow so that when they are ready to harvest we have receipes ready to use them in. But if I win I can spend my internet time doing something more productive like purusing local law ordinaces about chicken coops.

  225. barbara n says:

    I would love to win my very own copy of the Earth to Table cookbook :}

  226. Nan Tee says:

    What a great book! I know of at least a dozen people that would really like to have this, if you choose me…I’ll have to decide which one gets it. Hehehehe!
    Thanks for the consideration. 🙂

  227. Wendy says:

    I would love, love, love a book to reinspire me to healthy meal prep!

  228. Helen says:

    I would love a copy – I need all the encouragement I can get!

  229. Ruth says:

    Big fan of Jeff Crump and all he does for the real food movement. I would love a copy.

  230. Jeanne says:

    would love a book!! Also love the concept of serving food only when it’s in season. That is really taking off across the country – bravo!

  231. Sarah L says:

    I’m from Dundas and a big fan of Jeff Crump. I’d love a cookbook.

  232. Terri says:

    I would love one of theses too, I am starting my own garden this spring and I am super excited about eating the things I grow.

  233. Candice says:

    Oh yes, please enter me in this fantabulous giveaway! I try to cook seasonally and mostly organic so this book would be a wonderful help!

  234. Gale says:

    Absolutely love your blog and would love to have the cookbook!

  235. Allison says:

    I would love a copy to tide me over until I can start planting again!

  236. Mel says:

    I’d love a copy!

  237. Kim says:

    I’d love some guidance with seasonal cooking. This book seems like just the thing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  238. Pascale Fortier says:

    I am new to this and loving it! Of course I would love a copy of the book! Yo!

  239. Lori says:

    Would love to have a copy. Thanks!!

  240. Debbie says:

    I would love a copy of this book – thanks so much.

  241. kathryn says:

    I’d really like a copy please Karen!

    And, just in case the forces of fate & general randomness aren’t with me, I have studied the form in detail and would like to mention that: I don’t have pictures of my children anywhere on the internet, let alone as my avatar; I live far, far away in Leicester UK; I love pickles – but have never eaten dill pickle potato chips; I don’t own your local bakery; the fella happens to be an awesome, hot stud; and my favourite pie is awesome, hot stud pie. Just saying. In case it’s of significance to anyone. Ahem.

    Lots XXXXX

  242. Rachel says:

    OH– ME! Choose me!

    The Fella!!!

    Pay no attention to the other panderers’ pandering. I’m the coolest–even though I respectfully disagree with you concerning the artistic caliber of Karen’s newest pencil holder. Isn’t it cool that we can agree to disagree peaceably? Wouldn’t it be nice to commemorate our new-found conviviality with a sharing of gifts?
    A dazzling and holistic cookbook for me, and more pandering for you?
    For example: how IS paleo treating you? How are you feeling these days? Any haunting disappointments? Secret frustrations?..

    The terms can be negotiated if you’re not already sold.

    Also. Please, and thank you for your consideration.

  243. Laura M says:

    I would love a copy

  244. Erin says:

    Um, here?!? I’d like one!! Nothing more rewarding or satisfying than eating food you grew yourself, with your own blood, sweat and tears ;]]

  245. barb says:

    I’d like a copy …barb

  246. Athena R says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this book.

  247. Michelle says:

    I would love to have a copy please. Thank you.

  248. Mysty C says:

    I would love a copy! Grow my own wheat? I wonder what the HOA would think of that;-)

  249. I would like a copy. Also, I have a chicken question: My daughter gifted me with 8 chicks for Christmas and I am in love (so is my husband) with them. How do you keep up with their, dare I say, poop? Do you clean the coop everyday, every week? Any advice would be helpful.

  250. stefanievpb says:

    I would love to have a copy. It sounds wonderful!

  251. marilyn says:

    hey fella, i know who you are and i know where you live and i know your weakness…and i have a source for maple syrup..i WANT a copy..

  252. Nikki Beth says:

    Its -10 in WI, but I’m planning my first, heirloom garden. This book would be a great addition so I actually know what to do with all those things I hope will grow!

  253. Debby says:

    Pick ME, pick ME, yes please!

  254. Betsy says:

    Hey, I’d love a copy! It looks like a beautiful and inspiring book. And I’m with you when it comes to illegal chickens – we are completely illegal here in urban St. Louis, MO 🙂

  255. Jenny n NC says:

    Karen-what a neat book! I would love to have one, but honestly would share with my daughter who will soon be part of opening a new bistro/coffee house/bakery/market. It is called The Table and is in an historic building in Asheboro, NC.

  256. Megan says:

    I’d love a copy, it looks delicious!

  257. Cari says:

    I would love a copy!

  258. Stacy says:

    I would love a copy!

  259. Kathy says:

    This cookbook looks wonderful and I could use some new recipes, especially the cold winter ones.

  260. Jody says:

    I LOVE the Bread Bar. Another real item they have that you too make is maple syrup. I would love their cook book. Thanks.

  261. Diana says:

    I’d appreciate a copy, thank you.

  262. jane says:

    Please enter me in your cookbook draw. I live in southern Mb, where you can’t leave town without seeing wheatfields and chicken coops. But nobody wins any of your contests. Its -40 here today. It would really cheer me up…..

  263. Becca says:

    In the background, while they’re supposed to be getting ready for school, I hear one of the boys playing piano… new repetoire book and he’s trying out all the classics. He just rocked J.S. Bach! But wait, piano isn’t rocking enough to wake him up for school… he’s moved to the drum kit and is bashing out something unrecognizable but very noisy. I’m not sure the effect is “awakening”… my brain has gone all muzzy. I was supposed to be posting here about something… the fella… does he want to join the band? He could bring a copy of that wonderful cookbook that I would love to win. Please! If I don’t win, maybe you could send the fella anyway, we totally need a rocking guitar in the band… or spoons! Or he could just stand around and look hot.

  264. hazel says:

    I’d love a copy, thanks!

  265. Sounds like a great cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway.

  266. cred says:

    The cookbook looks fantastic. I appreciate that it’s from Ontario since a seasonal, local food cookbook is most applicable to it’s own region- I could put this to good use.

    Also love the Jeff Crump pizza dough recipe you posted- it’s the only one I use now.

    thanks for the chance to win! (you, too, Mr. Huff and Puff)

  267. Karen M. says:

    New to your blog Karen, and am really enjoying it! That’s saying something, b/c this is the first blog I’ve actually subscribed to. Ever! Thanks for the chance to win the cookbook.

  268. Laura says:

    I would LOVE a copy! I promise to use this book endlessly once my organic CSA starts up in the spring 🙂

  269. marcia says:

    Would love to own a copy of this cookbook as we raise our own veggies. The pumpkin crop was abundant and I’m still looking for inventive ways to use them. Though I’m not sure if a pumpkin is considered a veggie.

  270. Natalie says:

    I’d love a cookbook. I really would.

  271. Emily says:


    I would also like to win a copy of “Earth to Table”
    Love your blog.

  272. Erin says:

    I’d love a copy of this cookbook. Last year the pole beans were out for world domination. Could have really used more recipes to get them past the family. Ended up freezing lots.

    We’re definitely getting ducks to help with slug patrol in the garden (& eggs!) No poultry mafia here…yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  273. Luanne Workman says:

    I love to cook with fresh ingredients and would really enjoy this cookbook. Thanks so much for another great opportunity to win stuff.

  274. Robin says:

    My husband and I have been together a looooong time. About 5 years ago, I was fed up with cooking and declared that “I hate it, I’m not very good at it so I quit” and he sort of just rolled up his sleeves and said “I’ll do it, then”. He loves it and considers it a hobby.
    Lately he is sooooo busy, he can’t enjoy his hobby. I would like to have this cookbook to 1) inspire myself again 2) help him enjoy his favorite hobby again. That would be wonderful!

  275. Deet says:

    OMG I am #275 or 276 in the comments. That means almost 300 of us want a free cookbook. If we all coughed up the $ for this lovely cookbook Jeff and Bettina could maybe get out of the kitchen for a night. Just a thought…and yeah, I want to win.

  276. Louise says:

    I would really like one of these cookbooks. Karen, do you remember me from years back – knitting?

  277. Christie says:

    I want to win a copy please pick me.

  278. Jeff Walker says:

    Dang it Alaina.. you took sucking up to such a high level no one can compete.

    I’d like a copy please. And thank you for your consideration.

  279. Thera says:

    I would really love a copy please.
    My resolution this year was to finally deal with all my medical issues, go to the doctor etc. Well one of those issues is high cholesterol and I need to really work on eating better/healthier and this would be excellent motivation to get my butt in gear, get the garden going and eat more wholesome foods.

  280. Lisa says:

    I would like a copy! 🙂

    This cookbook sounds wonderful!!

    Have a great day!


  281. CheekyMomma says:

    PLEASE. I wanted to come up with something witty, but it’s still early in Texas and my coffee (probably the biggest reason I COULDN’T do Paleo) hasn’t kicked in. But I DID pin a Paleo thing for you (at you? How does that work exactly?) this week. Just sayin’.

    Oh, and a haiku for the fella:

    Crossfit’s the greatest
    Fella is most handsome
    Though ankles may break

    The end.

  282. Sara says:

    Oh! Yes, please! And, thank you!

  283. Karin says:

    I would love to add a copy of this for my cookbook collection!

  284. DFW says:

    I would love a copy!

  285. Trina says:

    I would love to win a copy! Thank you!
    Trina B.

  286. I would love a copy of this book. Will go well with my garden! Thanks!

  287. Yes! Yes! YESSSSSS! I’ve been looking for more healthy cookbooks (getting my veggies) and less of the sweets. Here’s crossing my fingers and toes that I win! Thanks for the chance!

  288. ev says:

    Yes Please! I would be so happy to get a copy of “From Earth to Table”! It’s so @#$%^&^& cold here in unsunny Ohio, and this book would be a springy reminder of relief! (I know Canada laughs at our whining–you guys get COLD!). Thanks Karen.

  289. Ana Wong says:

    I’d love a copy! I’m interested to see how this book inspired you to start your own front yard garden. It’s beautiful. I only wish Zi could do the same with my tiny front yard, but living in a townhouse complex would probably make it quite difficult.

  290. Carolyn says:

    I would love to win a copy of the cookbook! It sounds right up my alley.
    I can’t wait to read about the wheat story.
    Thanks Karen!

  291. Jodi says:

    I would love a copy!!!

  292. Jess says:

    I’d love a copy to add to my cookbook collection! Thanks!

  293. Brenda Isakow says:

    Looks yummy! Coconut me in in your draw please!

  294. Judi says:

    Oh yes, please, I’d love a copy before growing season begins. TIA!

  295. Claudia says:

    I would love to have one!!! I hope I’m one of the lucky ones

  296. Becky says:

    I would LOVE this cookbook!

  297. yoohooo…. HEY FELLA!!!!
    Yes, over here!!! Wave wave.
    Pick me!! Pick Me!

    Thanks for sharing Karen. hmm.. that’s thank you Karen, for sharing, or Thanks fella for sharing Karen with all of us. You pick.

  298. Amy says:

    I would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

  299. Andrea says:

    It’s -30 C outside. I’m really curious to know what local foods I can eat besides snow and pine needles. Help a girl out with a copy of this cookbook!

  300. Jody says:

    I’d love a copy of this book – I’d finally be able to make something other than his pizza crust recipe that you posted (and I use regularly!). Thanks Karen!

  301. Suzanne says:

    Love! I grew up in North North Dakota, nearly Canada and love your blog. You feel like my people! Would love to win copy of the cookbook.

  302. Carol S says:

    Oh, thank you so much for the wonderful cookbook – I will try as many recipes as I can. OK – I didn’t win it yet – I was just practicing just in case I do win.

  303. Kerri says:

    Seriously, you’re always making us work so hard. I just barely came out alive from my chaotic mess of bookmarks.. for you. Read through this emotional roller coaster of a blog post.. in fact, I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Not cool Karen. Too early. And now… and now! Now you want me to beg for a cookbook, down here, where I’m too short to stand out amongst the other beggars and not breadless enough to be handpicked by the Fella. Okay, I’m annoying myself now and my coffee’s done.. I’d like a cookbook fo shizzle 🙂

  304. Candice says:

    considering needs are *relative* …. guess I have to be honest ….. I WANT ONE!! yup, a definite want!!!

    hey, btw, are you a little excited for easter or is that an ameraucana egg?

  305. Charlotte Owendyk says:

    Count me in. I want one too!

  306. Jane says:

    I love the concept of From Earth to Table!! Can’t wait to read and use the recipes. Thank you!

  307. Janet Althoff says:

    I sure would..crossing all I’ve got in hopes to win a copy! Thanks!

  308. charissa says:

    Karen, thank you for starting this year off right:
    1 – No guilt trips about not wanting to haul my brownie-eating carcass off the couch,
    2 – Stories of insidious Paleo menu undermining,
    3 – An amazing cookbook giveaway.

    You are the best New Years Fairy ever.
    (Umm, and yes, I’d love a copy too!)

  309. vicki says:

    I would love a copy! Thank you!

  310. Jennifer says:

    I’d LOVE a copy…you have great cookbook recommendations, especially Savory Sweet Life

  311. Peg Grady says:

    I’d love a copy. Living in California, I’m so totally spoiled with an abundance of fresh produce year round and would love to learn more ways to cook! Thanks!

  312. Mary says:

    I would love a copy of the Earth to Table cookbook.
    I have a weakness for great cookbooks and the last few years I have refined my taste to choosing healthier cookbooks. This cookbook reminds me of the
    Animal, Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
    that was a fascinating read where a family took up the challenge to only eat what they grew or raised and was in season and that which they bought locally. You would love that book. very interesting story of them raising Turkeys.

  313. Rose says:

    Would like this book! Want to forage, compost, and grow my own wheat too.

  314. Erika Carrell says:

    Although I’m not one of those people who is always about me,me,me…

    ME! ME! Pick ME, Please!

  315. Kathy N says:

    I would love “Earth to Table”. Inspiration for every season!

  316. Lee R says:

    Looks like a great book – I would love to own it!

  317. deneen says:

    please. Please. PLEASE pick me. I never win anything. seriously. Not musical chairs when I was a kid, not safety bingo at work, not Bogs given away by my FAVORITE blog goddess.
    You get the idea….

  318. MelissaM says:

    I’d like one, please. **winks at fella**

  319. Sylvia says:

    Me please!

  320. Krista C says:

    Ooh! I want one! Pick me! Pick me!

  321. Sandy says:

    I would love this book! I am trying to lose weight, having gained a lot after quitting smoking, and whole foods and seasonal foods are a big part of that. I feel like I can taste real flavors now! Thanks!

  322. Jacqui says:

    I would gratefully receive a cookbook! Thanks for the opportunity!

  323. Natasha R. says:

    I would love to get a copy of this book to send to my mom. She’s had a garden for as long as I can remember and one of the things I miss most, living as far away from her as I do, is spending the summer afternoons weeding and talking about our days. She always has a big jar of sun tea on the porch and after we’d finish for the day we’d sit and watch her chickens fly into the trees, because they refuse to sleep in the coop unless its cold or they’re laying.

  324. Flossie says:

    I’m old fashioned. I cook–from scratch–over 90% of our family meals. I’m picky and I love trying new recipes and ideas (squirrel stew anyone?). I would love some new recipes to inspire our meals!

  325. Dana Kee says:

    OOOooooo! Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    I would LOVE a copy of this cookbook 🙂

  326. Natalee F says:

    I would love a copy. My brother and sister-in-law eat there often and I would love to see what all the hullabaloo is about.

  327. This is a great two-in-one, kids. Peter (the Hub) has been organic gardening since he was a teenager on a stolen square of his gran’s back yard. I love the cooking and (especially) eating part. This book sounds like sexy bedtime reading, yes?

  328. Catherine Manning says:

    On a frigid January morning in southwestern Ontario, the sight of those summer tomatoes warms my toes – I’d LOVE a copy of this beautiful book!

    Thanks so much for hosting the contest-


  329. Merle Lambert says:

    I’m 70 years old and have SHELVES full of cookbooks, but sadly not one like this one. Last summer was the first time I had my own vegetable garden in about 40 years and it was a total “bust”. The weather just didn’t cooperate, so my water barrel couldn’t provide enough to help my garden survive. But, I’ll try again this year and would love to have this wonderful book. Even “old people” still value good food.

  330. Maggie says:

    I have a similar cookbook with recipes by season and love it. If really love to see what this one holds.

  331. Tina W. says:

    I would like a copy.

  332. KellyB says:

    Oh, yes please! I would love a copy – looks fabulous! (And I’m adding it to my wishlist anyways, contest or not. Thanks!)

  333. Charla says:

    Garden time is coming and I would love a copie to add to my collection!

  334. linda says:

    Yes, please!!!!! I’ve overhauled my eating, lost 30+ lbs but I still have my “chubby” cookbooks. Need new cookbooks…

  335. Michele says:

    I want one…please

  336. Jasmine says:

    I always pass on your contests but I’d really like this cookbook. I have two really bad cookbooks and a TON of recipes written on random scraps of paper shoved in a cupboard. Organized. Kind of. 🙂

    The cookbooks? 365 ways to cook hamburger and some strange microwave only cookbook, both really old.

  337. Lori Diaz-Lane says:

    Yes, please!! I would love a copy!

  338. Jane says:

    Because of your inspiration, I have prepared a garden in the middle of my tiny townhouse yard…the only place that gets sun and I can’t wait to plant this spring! This cookbook would be a huge help in preparing the bounty! I’m not part of the chicken mafia, but I do get fresh eggs from the duck mafia! he, he Pick me, pick me!

  339. I would love to win this cookbook to get new ideas. We are putting up a high tunnel and will have lots of veggies to cook with!

  340. Fawn says:

    I would love a copy!

  341. Diane says:

    Not only do I want a copy, I need a copy. Another dog-eared, torn, stained book that will be well-loved! I’d even take a used copy!!!

  342. Kristen S says:

    I’d love a copy!

  343. Barbara says:

    I’d love to have this cookbook. I just took a huge cut in salary (but I’m still working thankfully) and decided I need to concentrate more on my garden and eating the produce. This book would come in so handy!! Thank you for thinking of your readers who just love to hear from you each day.

  344. Karla says:

    I moved into a house with a bigger yard at the end of last summer (not a BIG yard, just bigger than my old postage-stamp-sized yard). Therefore, it’s time to move beyond growing herbs and cherry tomatoes!! This cookbook might come in handy for preparing delicious meals with my bountiful harvest, which right now exists only in my head. Cause this morning it was -40C with the windchill.

  345. Sarah In Illinois says:

    I would love a copy! I asked for (and received) a pressure canner for Christmas and I plan to expand our garden this year.

    I would like chickens but my boyfriend says no. He says that brown eggs taste different. He said if I can find the chickens that lay white eggs he might let me! ??!!

  346. Faye says:

    I never win anything – well, at least I never won the BOGS boots – I really loved those! But the book would be ok too – can’t wear it to walk the dog – but yeah, would love to win it all the same!

  347. Megan McClure says:


  348. Pat says:

    I would greatly appreciate a copy of this extraordinary cookbook, please. Thanks for the opportunity and thank you Random House.

  349. Jules says:

    Pick Me Pick Me!!- I think my husband is going to leave me and take my son with him if I dont start cooking more!

  350. MariaA says:

    I would LOVE a copy of the “Earth To Table” cookbook by Jeff Crump & Bettina Schormann. Growing vegetables and fruit trees is my passion!

    BTW, your blog is one of the best-est! 🙂

  351. Kelly says:

    It seems many of us would like to win one of the cookbooks. It would be great!

  352. Erin E says:

    So excited about this cookbook!

  353. katie maher says:

    put me in the mix!

  354. Christine says:

    I would love to get a copy of that book…Bettina sounds like the “The Little Red Hen” One of my favorite children’s books….I’ll just do it myself she says!

  355. Sarah says:

    Dear Fella, my appeal goes out to you… As a parent of one of those teenage daughters in need of “6 more inches of clothing” I have decided to occupy my mind with something fruitful, instead of being “Mr Smith” everyday this summer, what better than my own veggie garden to tend to, lord knows something good has to come from my hours of nurturing….

  356. Liene says:

    I would like to have one. Thanks!

  357. shelli says:

    “nature writes the menu. not me.” love that quote and would love the chance to win a copy!

  358. Jules says:

    I would love a copy as this is my region! And I LOVE the bread bar.

  359. Sarah says:

    Dear Fella, my appeal goes out to you…. As a parent of one of those teenage girls in need of “6 more inches of clothing,” I have decided to occupy my mind with something fruitful this summer instead of being “Mr Smith” everyday…what better than a veggie garden and new recipe book? Lord knows, something good has to come from my hours spent nurturing!!

  360. Susanna says:

    Would love to win this book!!

    Just moved into my first house with a HUGE backyard and can’t wait to start growing this year!!

  361. Kath says:

    I would love a copy!

  362. Sarah says:

    I’d love to win a copy!

  363. shelli says:

    “nature writes the menu. not me.” i love this quote and would love a chance to win a copy. thanks for the opp!

  364. Katrina says:

    I would like to enter to win a copy of the cookbook. Thanks for the chance!

  365. I would love a copy of the cookbook. We grow lettuce, herbs, and tomatoes inside during the winter in little hydroponic gardens (planting now), we have three large raised bed gardens in the summer (that the llamas like to raid;they love tomato plant leaves), chickens that have become my babies – they are almost 1 year old. My fella isn’t as buff as your fella but I love him. Thank you for the wonderful blog.

  366. Stefanie says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook! Our family is trying to eat locally and support local farms, and we’re considering buying a CSA share this year. This would help us know what to do with all those vegetables!

  367. Susan Sutherland says:

    Think globally act locally is often hard to do but with this cookbook I can cook locally as I live an hour west of Toronto in Baden. I’d love this cookbook.

  368. Brit says:

    Wow, what a lot of responses you’ve had to this w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l cookbook giveaway. I’d love to be put on your list for a chance to be one of the lucky 10!

  369. Tres says:

    My partner has decided to become “mostly vegetarian” (whatever the hell that means). This cookbook looks like it would be perfect for his new way of eating. Me, I will remain a meataterian. I’d love a copy.

  370. Mandy says:

    My fiance and I are trying to go knee deep (or is it headfirst?) into vegetables and wholesome goodness this year. Especially since we are trying to get healthy and slim down for our wedding in August! I would happily place this in the middle of my counter as a reminder to avoid the bad things that can taste so good (is cheese-loading a thing?) and instead eat the good things that can taste so good!

  371. Ron says:

    What a beautiful book!

  372. Jamiek says:

    New years goals (not resolutions!!) are to eat seasonally and not to waste food with tons of leftovers.

  373. Nharah says:

    I would love a copy of this book!

  374. caroline zych says:

    Pick me please pick me!!!!!

  375. Katie King says:

    Sounds suspiciously non-paleo. Growing your own wheat absolutely STINKS of it. Gotta get me one!

  376. marika says:

    I would love a copy! Love your blog, thank you!

  377. SusanS says:

    I’d love a copy.
    I also have a question in regards to paleo diet. If you stop eating diary, wheat, and …, does your digestive system stop making the enzymes required to digest these foods properly? ie. At the end of the 30 days on the diet you celebrate with bread and milk, will you have stomach craps, diarrhea, etc.
    (Assuming you don’t cheat on the diet.)

  378. Annabelle says:

    Dear Karen, I would love to have this Cookbook! But I won’t try to impress a paleo guy who broke his foot and still finished his workout. I put my trust in the “random generator”. Go ahead, make me win!

    I’m a redhead, I’m from Europe and I’m sure my english is funny (what a pity!). So I could really do with some joy 😀

  379. Sara says:

    I would LOVE a copy though I’m tempted to hold out for a fart blanket give away. A girl can dream.

  380. Lynda says:

    I love cookbooks….I wonder if growing your own wheat would be helpful with gluten intolerance?

  381. linda rapini says:

    Yes pleasssse, my last name is a vegetable!

  382. brittany says:

    I need this book. I say “need” because we had to move in with my mother-in-law on New Years Eve and my only solace will be my veggie garden I’ve convinced her to grow and luckily we have food/eating in common.

  383. Hannah says:

    From all the way on your facebook page; I would adore a copy of this book. 🙂

  384. Liz says:

    Ok, I do have a copy of the book already…hardcopy and signed by the man himself at the Mill…Sorry Bettina I did not get a chance to stop by breadbar while in Hamilton.
    I would love to win a copy to present to my BF…her birthday is soon and I know she will totally enjoy this book.
    Thanks! And Good Luck me!

  385. Maria H says:

    I would love to get a copy of the Earth to Table book. ❤❤

  386. ray jay says:

    I want a copy!
    I started my own garden last year, am trying to frequent the farmer’s market more often and stick to local and seasonal produce. But I don’t know what is seasonal in the Prairies in winter!? I need this book, please.

  387. Tara says:

    In the interest that the fella is picking two of the entries, I thought I’d have MY fella do my pleading for me. 🙂

    “Dear fellow Fella, as my wife is a big fan of your wife and this is the only blog she follows, you can imagine that anything that comes out of the mouth of your wife gets put in this house. So the only pleading I’m doing is for you to convince your wife to stop blogging. For the love of all the Fellas in this world, stop her. Stop her right now. Because if she wins this cookbook, I (as the person who cooks all the meals in this house) will have another -lovely- set of meals to cook for her. Please don’t let this happen. Thank you and good day.”

  388. Shirley says:

    I just started Weight Watchers two weeks ago — down 5.4 lbs already, yay! — and that cookbook looks positively inspirational. Would love to win a copy to help me on my weight loss journey!

  389. B. Lee says:

    I’d love a copy of this book! One of the best restaurants in Hamilton!

  390. Manisha says:

    Yes, please, could I have one? Since getting a CSA years ago, the menus around here have been created by nature. Now that I’m finally getting a handle on it all, I could use some cookbook inspiration.

  391. Sandy says:

    This sounds like a wonderful cookbook for someone who likes to grow their own food such as myself. I would love one! Thanks for the giveaway.

  392. I’d Love one 🙂 Thanks!

  393. Beth says:

    I would love a copy so I can eat in season, Paleo foods 🙂

  394. Susan says:

    I would like a copy of this lovely cookbook

  395. Liz says:

    I would love a copy of the book. I’m working on trying to eat as close to home as possible, locally and seasonally. It always makes me happy to see people that appreciate this idea. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  396. Hannah says:

    From all the way on your facebook page, I would adore a copy of this book. 🙂

  397. randi says:

    Its hard for me to believe that there is anything alive or nearly alive to eat with weather this cold!I’d love to see what it is!

  398. Laura Seymour says:

    Want! Thank you!

  399. gogothrift says:

    gimmie one please!!

  400. Eve-Marie says:

    I would love a copy.

  401. says:


  402. Chrissy says:

    I would love to win a copy!

  403. Natasha says:

    I would love a copy!!

  404. pauline says:

    awesome! i’d love one!

  405. Dee in BC says:

    A new cookbook could be fun!

  406. gg says:

    Nature writes the menu….so perfectly said. Would love to have the chance to know more.

  407. Mags says:

    I love to garden…my problem is, I can grown the goods but never know what to do with them afterwards! I’d love a copy for much needed inspiration and instruction!

  408. Teela says:

    I need a new cookbook!

  409. Elizabeth says:

    I need all the help I can get to get my own “fella” – I need this cookbook!!

  410. Mary Werner says:

    OK salad bowl- I want a copy! Sorry, I meant to say Pretty Please Mister Iron Man, I would love a copy so lay the raw buffalo knuckle down, get out from under the plaid blanket, hop over to the computer on your foot that isn’t broken and type in my name as a winner! Thanks you so much Mr. Manly Man!

  411. Sherri says:

    Man, I could use some new winter recipes to give me a reason to live until the spring thaw. If you pick me, you could be saving a life. *sigh*
    Seasonal Affective Disorder Sufferer

  412. Trysha says:

    Oh me! I love a good cookbook. 🙂

  413. Nancy says:

    I love cookbooks and I would love a copy. I guess because I’m an adventious sort of old girl. I tried growing cotton so I could spin it. I grew Jerusalem artichokes in my back yard to not only eat them but to see what they looked like. Now that I can’t garden because of health I’ve become re aquainted with container growing. Maybe wheat in a container wouldn work.

  414. Stacy.P says:

    I would love a copy!

  415. Cathy Mills says:

    I’d love a copy of Earth to Table.

  416. Angie S says:

    I would love to win one! Pretty please, pick my entry!!!

  417. Sarah says:

    I would love a copy of this amazing looking book!

  418. Barbara Anne says:

    I would love a copy! And I would love to grow my own wheat, not only for my bread, but just to make my neighbors wonder what in the world am I doing! :)Now, that would tick the township off, and the rebel in me likes that idea! lol

  419. Marti says:

    Yep, sign me up and send me a copy.

  420. Kori says:

    I would super duper love a copy.
    Please and Thank you!

  421. Edwina says:

    The idea of cooking healthy always sounds good to me, but after two days I fall short with meeting my goals. I would love this cookbook. It would be an incentive to really eat good food all year long. I live in an area that has great fruits and vegetables and last year I actually had a garden! I’m so proud of myself! So bring on the cook book!

  422. Mel says:

    First, I’ve only posted a couple of times, and I have neglected to say each time that your blog makes me learn and laugh, which is an awesome combination. No I am not just sucking up, but if it helps, all the better.
    I grow my own vegetables and herbs and make a ton of things from scratch. Therefore, I would love this book! **Obnoxiously raising hand in the air saying ‘Pick me, oh oh pick me!!!**

  423. Crystal says:

    Would love to have this to be able to share the goodness of the simplicities with those around.

  424. Rhonda T. says:

    I just started loving creating yummy fresh meals and I really need that cookbook!!! (I never used to like to cook) Hope you’re having a happy day 🙂

  425. Noelle says:

    Well, as you know, nothing is growing in Canada right at the moment. But I’d love to have a copy of From Earth to Table to try once the season changes and the vegetables start rolling in!

  426. Rebecca says:

    I’d like one cookbook. And a fella. Not yours! Just kidding. Not really. Yours would be fine.

  427. Robyn says:

    My hubby and I make our “Date Nights” fun by each picking a recipe never tried before and enjoy an evening of wine and cooking! And who wouldn’t love a free recipe book? If it’s free…it’s for me!!

  428. Tara says:

    I would Lo-o–o-vvvveeee to win that cookbook! I own/manage a small local farmers’ market during the spring and summer. The vendors are serious about selling only what is freshly picked, so I often get what didn’t sell. I try to eat “in season” and we only eat out like once a month. So I cook all the time. Plllllleeeeassssseeee pick me! (please)

  429. Kris Laux says:

    Sounds adventurous and fun! I would love a copy to give my daughter and future husband as a wedding gift.

  430. apryl says:

    I have an obsession w/ beautiful cookbooks. Love the theme of this one. Though my novice-gardener husband & my first garden wasn’t exactly a stellar success last year, I would put this cookbook to use w/ whatever crop we get. 😉

  431. Oh do pick me! Sounds like a lovely cookbook. I have been focussing the last 6 months or so on updating my cooking style, flavours, techniques etc. I have always appreciated using what is available in season and locally. We have some wonderful chefs in Canada!

  432. Paul says:

    Would love a copy as we just moved to the country on 6 acres and will be planting this spring…..

  433. apryl says:

    Though my novice-gardner husband & I didn’t exactly have a stellar success w/ our first garden, I would totally put this cookbook to use w/ whatever crop we get this time! And if worse comes to worse, it would look beautiful in my kitchen. 😉

  434. Marjorie says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook.

  435. Suzi says:

    I would love one of these cookbooks!

  436. karla says:

    Oh yes, I would love a copy!

  437. Erica says:

    Pick me!

  438. Trissi V. says:

    I want a copy too. This book looks beautiful…I am a sucker for a good recipe and a great story.

  439. Jenny says:

    I would love a copy. Pretty please 🙂

  440. Sue H. says:

    . . . makin’ you an offer you can’t refuse . . . pick me (or else).

    I figured you’d enjoy a good threat by a “sweetie”

  441. Lisa says:

    Definitely would love a copy of this! I always need that extra push to include more veggies in our diet. We are hoping to expand our family soon and eating healthier needs to become a top priority!

  442. Lovi says:

    I want this book
    to cook
    all those yummy things
    that grow from seedlings
    i promise not to rhyme
    if you choose me this time

  443. christi says:

    Please please please I want one.

  444. Cat B says:

    Please reward a super-fan from Iowa!

  445. JessieB says:

    Thanks for this lovely giveaway! I’d love to win a copy of the book. I’m a long-time lurking reader (think I’ve commented once or twice), but I find your adventures so much fun. Thanks again!

  446. Jeannie says:

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease pick me!

  447. Elen Grey says:

    There is an empty space on my kitchen shelf waiting for this cookbook. Hahahahaha. That’s a total lie, but I want it anyway.

  448. Brenda J. M says:

    WOW! You sure grabbed everyones’ attention huh? This book sounds like a great refreshing change, and as I’m stuck with Fibro., a change to some area of life would be sooo refreshing!
    Please include me,
    Cheers from Oshawa Ontario.aka – land of the gifted.

  449. Tiffany says:

    I would absolutely LOVE a copy!! Thank you for making this offer, how wonderful!! ;D We have tried all manner of diets, raw, vegan, paleo… but have found the easiest and best way to eat healthily is simple to eat the freshest, simplest foods we can find. This book looks wonderful in that regard! ;D

    • Karen says:

      I agree. Treating food as though it’s only purpose is to nourish your body for one thing is a bad way to look at food. I don’t think you’ll see any Paleos living the life in Italy. Food is social and soulful and much more than something that provides energy for your body. Eat everything, enjoy it, just do it smartly and in moderation. ~ k

  450. Nancy Carr says:

    Yes! I would love that cookbook.

  451. Theresa says:

    No more library fines!!!
    This is a cookbook I can’t seam to return on time.

  452. kimberly says:

    Hi Karen! I would adore this cookbook! Thanks for all the laughs.

  453. Pam says:

    I live in Tennessee and still have greens growing. They look beautiful. Give it to me. I love cookbooks.

  454. sera says:

    omigod omigod omigod, ME ME ME!! ehem, I mean, Yes Karen, I would love a copy of Earth to Table! You have talked it up so much, and I love it when a cookbook has seasons. No one wants a pot pie in the heat of summer and although I do eat salad in the winter, it’s usually more of a starter to go along with a dense bowl of mac and cheese than a meal.

  455. Lin N says:

    Oh, oh, pick me, pick me!

  456. Brie says:

    YAY! I loved when you started your front yard veggie garden! We have raised beds in the backyard. There have been so many people being ridiculed for growing vegetables in the front yard…. it’s an f-ing disgrace. I would love a copy of the cookbook! Seasonal eating is so healthy! Thanks for all you do Karen, and all the laughs you bring us!

  457. Marcia Milanoski says:

    I just finished “Kitchen Counter Cooking School” I’m so inspired to cook and this book would help to channel all that inspiration!

  458. Trisha says:

    Yay! May I please be added to the list for the cookbook?

    My garden is small-ish but I love teaching my three-year-old daughter about growing vegetables and taking her through the steps of going from seed to veggie or fruit and over to our kitchen for something fabulous to eat (if it makes it further than the garden hose). I even did it as a nine month pregnant lady in August. That shows gumption doesn’t it?

  459. Becky says:

    Think this would be perfect for my birthday on January 26. (:

  460. Leslie says:

    I can’t believe I’m doing this … I inherited an entire room full of cook books that took me ages to clear out. I found a contact at a local college that was elated to take anything and everything she wanted. “Can I REALLY take this one?!?!?” Yes, take them all! She carted off so many it took her two years to catalog them and send me a receipt. After I got that part of my life back, I vowed to never buy another cookbook again. But … I really need inspiration to start a garden and eat seasonally, and if this book worked for you I’m very eager to give it a try. So, please … have the fella pick me. xoxox

  461. Laurie says:

    Put me on your list- I’d love a copy! Thanks for your inspiring blog! 🙂

  462. Lisa says:

    me!! I’m re-doing my own veggie garden this year!

  463. Julie says:

    Hey Karen

    I’d love to win a cookbook! Your blog is fast becoming my favourite….and, I won’t exactly say I’m coveting the fella…but if we could see some more pics I might!

  464. Leah Laurent says:

    Gimme, gimme, gimme! Can I have one, please!? Please?!? Okay, great, thanks!

  465. White says:

    Either “random” or “by the fella” works for me.
    PS: I know something about growing wheat. My upbringing years were consumed by traditional family mixed-farming (wheat, oats, barley, flax, sweet clover, alfalfa, corn; pigs,cows,… and chickens).

  466. Lesley C. says:

    I’d love a copy!

  467. Howdy. I would like a copy. Thanks!

  468. Sara Miller says:

    I would love a copy of this book. I have been working on a vegetable garden since I moved to Dundas. My boys are constantly ‘helping’ me (they are three this year) and it would be wonderful to have this book as an inspiration to try new and crazy vegetables in the garden and on the table

  469. Janet says:

    Always planning menus, only to find the ingredients are ‘out of season”. My timing must be all screwed up or something? Anyway, I’m thinkin’ that this cookbook just might be what I need. If chosen for a copy, I’d be so excited…and grateful. If I don’t win….I’ll be grateful anyway…for the opportunity…and just knowing there is a cookbook available that might get me on track. Thanks Karen!

  470. OMG, that cover is GORGEOUS! I’m an avid gardener and would LOVE a copy.

    Hoping all the caps will make you pick mine comment…because they mean I’m for reals serious….seriously.

  471. Colleen says:


  472. ChristyMN says:

    Would love a copy to give to my sis in law for her birthday!

  473. Andrea says:

    Oh my goodness that book sounds great! Can I please win? PLEASE?!

  474. Lori Einarson says:

    I would love a copy please! The cover makes my mouth drool!

  475. maggiewann says:

    I’d love a copy, thank you.

  476. June Hodsdon says:

    Yes please !!

  477. Keelea L says:

    I’d love a copy! Thanks, Karen!

  478. Audrey Ogilvie says:

    My fella and I, and our Yorkie-poo Annabelle Rosebud, live on the shores of the Rideau Canal. We have a great spot for a vegetable garden, are doing the research and will plant asap. We’re told we’re geriatric but pay no attention. We try our best to eat whole, local foods and the Earth to Table cookbook would used over and re-over.

  479. Brenda Moody says:

    I would love love love a copy of this book 🙂

  480. Shawna G says:

    Hey Fella, How you doin’? Pick me! Pick me! Pretty please.

  481. laura says:

    I would love this! Too much of the stuff I have painstakingly grown in the garden gets used in the same old boring ways. Time for something new!

  482. Linda says:

    Nice to see a local, seasonal cookbook! I just turned 58 this month and have been weight lifting pretty hard trying to turn back time! Maybe this cookbook will turn the clock back even further for me!?. (All this protein I’m eating is getting boring, it would be nice to have more variety with seasonal veggies)
    Thanks for another chance at a giveaway Karen and Fella!

  483. Tina says:

    I would love a copy of this book. We try to eat healthy every day… Thanks!

  484. Nancy Blue Moon says:

    Oh dear sweet handsome know how much I admire you..your wisdom..your insight..your muscles..Therefore..I have no doubt that you will make the right choice..Your devoted admirer..Nancy Blue Moon 😉

  485. Jessica Simon says:

    Pretty pretty please! I woudl LOVE a copy of this book. And thanks for your dedication in getting more prizes for us! 🙂

  486. Whitney says:

    Yes, please!

  487. allyson says:

    Who wouldn’t love this? Thanks Karen and thanks publisher-guy/gal.

  488. SuzyM says:

    Looks like a great cookbook, Karen, but, more importantly I would like to say that your fella seems like the nicest and most supportive and handsome guy. You are such a fortunate woman to have found such a great partner and I hope that all these nice words about him will sway him to give me one of the two cookbooks he is graciously handing out!

  489. Scoot20 says:

    Pick me. I’m a man and I need a cookbook.

  490. Fran says:

    Earth to Table to my house, please.

  491. Jessica says:

    [insert incredibly snarky comment about why I should win a copy.]

    with love.

  492. ConnieBean says:

    Dear Karen & Fella–

    I’d love a copy of this cookbook because my fella (“The Major”) came home from Crossfit the other day and told me about this crazy-@ss diet that all the trainers are recommending called Paleo.

    Sorry, hon, you married an Italian, not a Cavewoman.

  493. BE says:

    Yes please.

  494. melanie says:

    I need this book. I want to love vegetables. I want to want to eat them morning noon and night but I need help. I lack creativity in the vegetable department. Plus, if I keep feeding myself and my children horrible food…well we all no the answer to that.

  495. Plantthemoon says:

    I think it is awesome that you thought this book was so good that you wanted to pass it on, so now you have my attention of wanting a copy to see for myself what you thought was so awesome.

  496. Mary says:

    Cookbook the hell outta me, please.

  497. Shelley says:

    Winning this would be fantastic!!! It looks like an excellent book. It must be if it has your stamp of approval!

  498. Sandra says:

    My little sister is always pointing out how SHE cooks from scratch and SHE would not think of using a boxed cake mix and SHE…blah..blah..blah
    I would love to win this cookbook so when she comes to visit this summer I could knock her socks off with made from the good earth cooking. My sister is a great cook and I love her bunches….but….just one time I would like to….well you get the idea.

  499. Jodie says:

    Ha! At least you’re honest about how we will be “chosen”! Because I would love to have one as well.

  500. YvonneM says:

    Please, Please can I win a Cookbook? I really need to improve my recipes and eat healthier. I would thank you, my husband would thank you, our “still at home son” would thank you…

  501. DianneT says:

    I’d love a copy!

  502. Cheryl W. says:

    That cookbook cover is simply gorgeous! I can only imagine the wonderfulness that the pages behold. I would be so grateful to win one of the copies. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

  503. Katie says:

    I would like a copy please! Although, if I win one I’ll have to make the tough decision between keeping it for myself or giving it to our friends who keep us in organic veggies throughout the year…

  504. WANT. NEED. Survive on veggies and baked goods alone.

  505. Sarah N. says:

    I would love a copy!

  506. Ann-Marie says:

    Starting to plan my veggie garden with my seed purchases from Would love to see your cook book inspiration, Karen!!! Please consider me to win a copy of
    Earth to Table Cookbook. Many thanks for your blog 🙂

  507. Trish says:

    If you’re sexy and you know it raise your hand, if you’re sexy and you know it, then your face will shirley show it, if you’re sexy and you know it raise your hand…that may or may not be my attempt at bribery. Whichever of the two of you choose to raise your hand, the fella, you, both, it is not for me to judge;)

    Hey, worth a shot. This book would be perfect for me, and I’m not shameless, shameful yes, shameless no.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

  508. Nichole says:

    What a beautiful book! I would love to win a copy. Thanks!!

  509. Melanie says:

    I would love a copy! I just moved into a condo and miss my old vegetable garden 🙁

  510. Vanessa says:

    This will be or second year with our own garden and the first year I will be a member of our local co-op here in Lovely Los Alamos, NM. I would very much like a copy of “Earth to Table” so I can put my home grown veggies and the amazing co-op produce to good use.

  511. Kim McM says:

    I would love to win a copy, if only to help me get through the frigid winter. Summer seems impossibly far away. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

  512. Debbie says:

    I love the idea of cooking with in season produce. When I was a child, that is how everyone did it. Want green grapes in December, too bad wait for summer time. Now, things are year round from a country that has no rules on how they grow.

    I am in the middle of a total eating life change and this just maybe of help to me. I am sure I could use a few less chemicals in my body now.
    We put in a small green house in our small back yard last year and am looking at seeds in a new way. Maybe grow new ingredientsfor a new life. I just last week ate for the first time a parsnip. Had now idea what I had been missing! They looked like a sad kind of white carrot in the store,so I never tried it.

    Ok thats it I would love a book, thank you for making this happen.

  513. Heather N says:

    Seasonal cooking is my jam! I would dearly love this cookbook, so much that I am commenting on a blog. Which I apparently only do for giveaways.

  514. Pat p says:

    Yea! Grow local, buy local, cook local, eat local! Would love to win!!!

  515. Becky says:

    I would love one!!! Thank you so much!!! Love to cook!!!!

  516. gloria says:

    I am so much an Earth to Table kind of person, that I’m quite often an Earth to Mouth person. So when the Earth stuff occasionally makes it all the way into the kitchen, it would be great to have this book on hand to help me get it to the table in a yummy way. Thanks for pestering Random House.

  517. Marina says:

    I would love a copy! And could the fella’s father be consulted to identify any “true” recipes in the book? (Totally angling for a vote here). Thanks!

  518. Kitten Caboodle says:

    If the fella picks me, I will donate the cookbook to my Spin-A-Thon team (we are the “Wheels of Fortune”). We make up a wellness basket to raffle off as an additional fund raiser.


  519. Kelly says:

    I still have potatoes, butternut squash, garlic and leeks from this summer’s garden. I really hope I win a copy.

  520. Tammi D says:

    I would so love a copy! I would love to feed My Fella some healthy seasonal stuff! If only I get get him to go full Paleo! 😉

  521. Terri Betz says:

    Grew wheat to make her own flour for her bread! So Little Red Hen! This book sounds perfect! Here in Oregon state we grow lettuce almost year round! We planted artichokes last year and are hoping they make it up and out of the straw in Spring! (fingers crossed) Great Christmas present! Thanks for telling us all about this cookbook and for getting some copies to share with us! You rock!

  522. Rose Boccella says:

    Yea baby count me in! I have a man that cooks for me and this would be so awesome for him to have and me to enjoy the fruits of his labor.

  523. If there is anyone who loves to eat, it is me…especially fresh veggies! Hope I win!

  524. Gail says:

    I am still picking lettuce and carrots just outside of Cleveland OH and I would LOVE that new cookbook to enjoy through the picking season!

  525. Carole McGinnis says:

    You inspired me to start growing veggies last year. I plan on expanding my little garden this year. I would LOVE a copy of this book so I could cook my home grown goodies.

  526. Rosemary says:

    Oo! Oo! Pick me! Pick me!

  527. Mary says:

    I would love a copy! My daughter and I have just been reading about choosing food that grows closer to home. It looks like an gorgeous book! 🙂

  528. Marion says:

    Pick me! Pick me!!! I would looooove to have a copy. It would be used all the time! Show a Southern gal some love over here 🙂

  529. Tyler says:

    I would love a copy!

  530. SK Farm Girl says:

    Hell ya, I want a copy of this awsome cookbook!!! I grew up on a mixed grain/cattle farm. We raised cattle for our own consumption; we grew the feed for the cattle, the bedding for the cattle and treated them with the utmost respect! Not a single cow was given growth hormones, antibiotics or other “freaky” chemicals! Since my father’s passing and the selling of the family farm, I’ve not been able to tolerate “store” boughten beef! I literally get physically ill – ARGH! Miss everything about the farm!

  531. Amber says:

    I would like one please. Chicken Mafia for life!

  532. maribeth says:

    I would love to have one to give to my daughter, she would very much appreciate!

  533. Rachel says:

    Yes please!

  534. Erica says:

    This sounds really great, I’d love a copy.

  535. Gail says:

    Lettuce and carrots near Cleveland OH. snow melted, and voila! So fresh lettuce in the fridge. Sure would LOVE the cookbook now that I have begun my organic gardening career-

  536. Kathleen says:

    Earth to Table, love the cover, would like to try the recipes…..

  537. Jennie says:

    I’d LOVE a cookbook! That way instead of just giving people things from my garden as is, I can share delightful homemade meals instead!

  538. Ana says:

    I love to cook, but I think this would be a great book for my mom, who has a vast vegetable garden and not enough recipes to use all her harvest! Thanks for the giveaway!

  539. Jessica says:

    Well one of the options to win is random, and the other is, well, somewhat random, too (I will have no way of knowing what type of unique plea will strike the fella’s fancy at the particular moment he chooses the winners).So let’s stick with random.

    I would like to win this cookbook as much as I would like to meet the flying purple people eater. The only approximation I’ve ever seen is a purple squirrel of unknown origin… (True story)

  540. Starlene says:

    Yes, please. I really want this!

  541. Beth Popowski says:

    Wow – you’ve got a lot of requests! Please add me – working on improving the health of the household.

  542. Maria says:

    (Imagine hand held really high) – Me, Me, Me!!! It would be an impressive addition to my kitchen in Nashville! Bring it, I’ll show you around town 🙂

  543. Evalyn says:

    Would love to own this cookbook. I still have kale and beets in the garden (in Oregon) so I need some new ideas. Also, I have grown my own wheat and oats, but used them for chicken feed.

  544. Kathleen says:

    Pretty please.

  545. Jaimee says:

    I would really love a copy of this cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

  546. Tricia says:

    Sorry, guys….winning entry here. 🙂

  547. Bobbi says:

    Hi Karen,
    Got my garden going & would love some new recipes! I loved Jeff’s recipe for the pizza dough & with Bettina’s pastry chef cred…I’m there!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter contest for the “Earth to Table” cookbook!
    Fingers crossed & hope to win,

  548. Chau says:

    Honest to goodness I would love to grow my own food, raise chickens and eat healthy. Unfortunately I don’t have the energy nor will power nor time to do either. Can’t pass out the chance to win a good cookbook though. Thanks Karen & the Fella.

  549. Barbie says:

    …..have I ever mentioned that I thought the fella has gorgeous eyes? Nice butt, big pecks, ….OH and looks a lot like Gerard Butler…only BETTER?

    And Karen, you are a Goddess!

    PS: Can I please have a cookbook?

  550. Nancy says:

    I would love a copy to have for my daughter. She is a culinary student.

  551. ~JackieVB says:

    I had a dream last week that I went out to the garden and found all these veggies that I had somehow forgotten to pick. Oh the stuff of dreams. Would love a copy of this book.
    Thanks for offering 🙂

  552. Stacey Cummings says:

    I’m still picking carrots out of my garden; in January, in Ontario! Under a foot of snow…I am earth to table…hardcore!

  553. Yvette says:

    Yes please! Hopefully there is some Kale inspiration in there too… Because my husband and I tore up our backyard and put in a vegetable garden last year, and we had some tomatoes, peppers, a few eggplants, and kale, kale, kale and more kale!

  554. Jill Williams says:

    I keep going back to your post with the photos of your front yard garden (and your chicken house). This spring I will finally start my own little garden. Thanks for the inspiration. Oh, by the way, I would LOVE THAT BOOK.

  555. Martine Walker says:

    when we moved to costa rica over a year ago we had to sell everything we own…..which included our vast cookbook collection. we are moving back to the states soon and this would be a great first cookbook to start our collection again.

  556. denise says:

    Please pick me!!always looking for ideas about what to do with that stuff growing in my community garden plot, and ideas of new things to grow!

  557. nicole says:

    Wow! to cook with real food!!Yes please!

  558. debbieo says:

    I would LOVE a copy of this cookbook. It has been on my wishlist since last year when you highlighted it.

  559. Emily says:

    Ooh, looks so nice. My man would love it, he’s learning to cook for us.

  560. Elle says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book!

    We don’t have a yard at all (either front or back) and my kids (may they always be happy and healthy) are enough of a “livestock” for me but we have started growing herbs and vegetables in containers on our deck. So far we have: salad greens, lemongrass, mint (two varieties), dill, radishes & verbena. We had basil in the summer and it was great.
    We are still waiting for the carrots, broccoli, lettuce & strawberries to become edible.
    Next on my home-growing agenda are peas and tomatoes.

  561. Seasonal recipes from an organic farm? Whoa, sounds like it has my name written all over it. Thanks for running the giveaway, and good luck everyone! Teresa

  562. Shana says:

    We have started growing or buying more fresh vegetables & fruit (what we don’t harvest in the woods) & I could use some new idea’s on how to prepare them. And idea’s on vegetables we haven’t ever tried!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  563. Corinne says:

    I grew up in Rural Saskatchewan and we grew wheat for a living, had some ground into flour for own personal use and my Mom baked fresh bread every week. We also had a 1/2 acre garden and grew and harvested all of our vegetables which were either canned or frozen to be enjoyed for the whole year. Even though I now cook most of our meals from scratch, I can always use new recipes. I think this book would also bring back many memories from back on the farm.

  564. Julia says:

    I would love a copy! Always good to have season-appropriate info.

  565. I’d love a copy! This looks so good! Thank you!

  566. Nancy Munson says:

    O my gosh! What a fabulous cookbook. Love your blog Karen.


  567. michelle says:

    Hi karen,
    I would love a copy of Earth to Table to give to my BigGuy who likes to cook (damm I’m lucky).

  568. Charlene says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook.

    My husband and I currently grow lots of our own vege’s and are always looking for new recipes.


  569. sam says:

    This sounds like a great cookbook—I really need one. Thanks

  570. Deb Harris says:

    What a great sounding cookbook. I doubt I’ll ever live up to growing my own wheat to make my bread, but I’ve learned there’s no better taste than going to your back yard & picking fresh vegetables for dinner. I’d really enjoy trying the recipes in that beautiful book. Thanks for the opportunity.

  571. sandra says:

    Oh yes, please. and Thank you!

  572. Jennifer says:

    Put me in the mix! I’d love to do more cooking with fresh, local ingredients. There’s always something available year-round here in central California at farmer’s markets.

  573. Jen says:

    Sign me up! We love cookbooks!

  574. Kellay says:

    I would majorly love a copy

  575. Betsy says:

    Always need kitchen inspiration. Would love to have a copy.

  576. Auntiepatch says:

    Looks like a great dookbook! I would love to have one, too!

  577. Caroline Dawson says:

    Pick me! Pleeeeese

  578. Carla s. says:

    Oh, yes, I’d love a copy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  579. Cat says:

    I’ve always wanted to grow my own wheat! And chickens! Sadly some people living nearby actually got caught and fined for their flock! So I’m not quite as brave as you.

    Perhaps I could dress the chickens up as dogs or cats so no one would know the difference? Or maybe I’ll have to settle for just wheat this year.

  580. Shauna says:

    Of course I would love one, of course. We have a garden, we have chickens (albeit, as of this year we are legal, so no longer in the chicken mafia) and the Fella is always such a fair-minded (and might I say good looking) and level-headed person to be choosing the winners;) (that’s a wink right there to you Fella). Am I sucking up to the Fella? You bet I am. I’ve seen the way he chooses and I’ll do what it takes to win. A sentiment I’m sure the Fella can understand due to his very sane and perfectly reasonable exercise regimens.

    Plus, I need recipes. Our garden produced a lot last year and we ended up feeding the neighborhood because we ran out of cooking ideas.

  581. Bev says:

    Would so love a copy! Looks like an awesome cookbook!

  582. Gail Stenger says:

    Would enjoy getting a copy – had to enter for this giveaway as I totally missed your Ugs free bees. Just hope the fella does not pitch my entry. Thanks!

  583. Lonna Berridge says:

    Would love to have a copy of this book! I’m checking out the pizza dough recipe now. Thanks! Lonna

  584. andrealanyi says:

    thank you in advance!

  585. andrealanyi says:

    thanks in advance!

  586. Robyn O. says:

    I would love a copy. I have been trying to cook more seasonally and this would be a big help.

  587. Kjerstiye says:

    I’d love a copy! My little kitchen garden is always looking for inspiration!

  588. Barb says:

    This kind of cooking really interests me. I would love to win this! And even if I never cooked a single recipe from the book I would love to just stare at the cover. Lovely colors and a beautiful plate of food!!

  589. Bonnie says:

    Think I may need to plan to stop here for lunch on my next trip to Ikea. Would love a copy of the cookbook. The tomatoes on the cover make long for summer. The -25 weather might help too.

  590. Donna Decloux says:

    Karen I would love a copy of the cookbook! My husband Greg, might not want me to have the cookbook. I pretty much try anything once when it comes to recipes and having recently tried serving him pumpkin pasta he is a little afraid of me and new recipes. We grow a huge garden every year and do our best to eat healthy and natural..this cookbook could help us in the pursuit of that goal. (as long asit doesn’t feature pumpkin pasta lol)

  591. Ritz says:

    Who wouldn’t want one of these terrific cookbooks?!

  592. Patti says:

    Looks like a great book. Would love to win a copy…to add to the pile of books and magazines waiting for my attention. I’m a hoarder of both and of vegetable and herb seeds, but am not ashamed. If you have to have an addiction, I don’t believe they Are bad ones, though I do need to find a way to organize them better.

  593. Adam Jesse says:

    I love gardening and cooking in season!

  594. Melanie Hosgen says:

    A fantastic new cookbook like this one will help me get rid of some old ones so I can fit it on the shelf!

  595. jezz says:

    Sounds like a great cookbook–I’d love to cook through the seasons with it.

  596. kelly s says:

    My chooks are legal, my neighbors wish my garden was illegal (it’s not exactly beautiful like yours) and i’d love to know how to cook what’s in the yard.

  597. T. says:

    I would love a copy!
    Thanks for the chance.

  598. Amber Cowan says:

    I’d love a copy of the earth to table cookbook! Yum!

  599. Kathleen Rose says:

    Along with the 608 people already telling you they would like a copy of that beautiful cook book I am adding my name. Thank you for a fun blog. I found the White Trash Salad story at Thanksgiving and we are still laughing about it. Someone just has to say White Trash and we are off and going again.

    Kathleen Rose

  600. Agnes says:

    I would love this cookbook so I could make something other than crackers and cheese for dinner. MMM cheese…

  601. Sandy says:

    Hi Karen,

    First, I really enjoy your blog. You are such an original and brave person and you have a curious mind and a warped sense of humor. (I like that in a person) Great combination!!

    Second, I would like to have a copy of this book.


  602. Terri says:

    I really need one of those cookbooks. I am almost 60 years young and need to learn how to cook good food before I die. Thanks for the chance “Fella”

  603. Kathy says:

    Pick me, please!

  604. Judy Bickford says:

    Hey Karen!
    Didn’t win the BOGS giveaway. That’s okay. Already have three pairs of boots by the back door for every occassion–wet, cold and snowy.
    Now the cook book….
    Would be greatly appreciated. Hard to get any vegetables in season that doesn’t look like a cabbage,carrot,turnip or a potato down here in Newfoundland. We’ll have to start our own garden so your book would be the ‘Holy Grail’ to us!
    So whatya say big fella?
    Pick moi!!

  605. Aja Bax says:

    Yes please! I’ve heard good things about this one!

  606. Heather says:

    Me! I’d love one, please.

  607. Donna says:

    Pick me, Pick me,I would love one.

  608. Lori says:

    I would loveee a copy. We have 28 laying hens, 1 rooster, 2 female goats and 5 kids. I also have my own 11 month old kid. I love a great book to help me use up all my produce, eggs and goat’s milk. I live on beautiful Prince Edward Island!

    • Karen says:

      28! I’m jealous. I can only fit the 4 of mine and they have NOT exactly been laying machines. I fed them hot oatmeal with raisins this morning ’cause it was so cold. You’d think they could reciprocate with an egg on occasion. ~ karen!

  609. Lizbeth says:

    Yes, please stick my name in the hat!

  610. Rita Peters says:

    I’d like one!

  611. Gloria says:

    I’m always looking for recipes for what I grow in my garden. I would love to have a copy of Earth to Table. Thanks Karen.

  612. Simone says:

    I would love a copy. I found your website thru the nester, I love your tv shows. looking forward to either winning a copy or if not, buying a copy.

  613. Simone says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook. Always looking for inspiration & have a love for veggies. Thank you for this great opportunity.

  614. Heather says:

    Yes please!

  615. carol says:

    I think the fella is the most handsome, wonderfully witty man in the world! Also he has great taste because he chose you!

    Is this working? Can I get a random one then?

  616. KimS says:

    I’d like a copy!

  617. Sue says:

    I would love to have this cookbook!! It’s sounds wonderful and I could sure use the pick-me-up that winning it would give me!!

  618. Catherine Fairs says:

    This offer has me salivating !
    Pick me, pick me!

  619. Joan says:

    Please toss my name in the drawing. I’d love to win a copy of this one and start cooking from it. Thanks for the oppoturnity.

  620. Sue says:

    I would love a copy. It would sure give me a great pick-me-up right now!!

  621. Charlotte says:

    Thanks, would love one.

  622. Cindy says:

    ummm well a couple of things, i am a master gardener in training, i have a ridiculously small backyard in which i get a lot of food from, but need more recipes. and mostly, you have your own category in my bookmarks called well ‘the art of doing stuff’ not interesting stuff, not life, not read for later, blah blah blah. oh and we got children’s wish kudos’s for you kicking my butt in the get rid of ’50 things’. and i like your style, wish i could have chickens. wow too much?

  623. Becky L says:

    Dear Karen, and of course, The Fella,

    I would love a copy of this book, seeings how we are best friends and all. Ok, so you don’t really know that we are bff’s yet, but we kind of are twins separated at birth. I’m not a stalker or a creeper…..honestly. Just a girl with a sense of humor similar to yours. Thank you, that is all.

  624. Lucinda says:

    Yes please! Just planning my urban farm takeover!

  625. Jamie says:

    Oh how I would love a copy!

  626. Terressa Zook says:

    You are wonderful & so is this book…

  627. Karina says:

    My husband would like me to win a copy so we stop eating the same 5 dishes 🙂 Thanks!

  628. Karen says:

    I read cookbooks like novels. Each one is so unique. I’d love a copy to add to my collection. Thanks for offering the contest.

  629. Codi Crooks says:

    I’d like a copy. Thank you. Also, I modeled my bookcase after yours.

  630. Sandy says:

    This is right up my alley right now. Not only is my birthday next week but we are on a quest to eat better. My husband had a stroke and major brain bleed Dec 8th and we have vowed that good nutrition is the only way to go from now on. Thankfully he is doing amazingly well with his rehabilitation and we think he may be discharged in a few weeks. This cookbook would definitely help kick start the “new us”. Please toss our name in the hat!!

  631. Bruna says:

    I would love to win this book!!! Recently quit my job to move abroad with my husband because of his work and I have a lot of time in my hands to do one of my favorite things: cook!

  632. Maria says:

    Sounds like a beautiful book. Yes Please!

  633. I would be grateful for a copy! I am always looking for new inspiration for ways to use local meat, dairy and produce. I’m guessing that Canadian chefs are working with foods that are similar to what is available here in Minnesota. Thank you.

  634. Cathy says:

    We have had a veggie garden for over 20 years at this home. When the children where young we had 2 gardens and I canned and froze the produce that we did not consume. We felt lucky that we had the yard to be able to do this and still have a yard large enough for them to play soccer, baseball and football. Just never ask the kids how they liked cutting all of that grass and not on a riding lawnmower either.

  635. Charlotte says:

    I would love to try this, even if I don’t know what Paelo is. Always up for a challenge.

  636. m says:

    i would love a copy. i love that it teaches what is in season while it teaches seasonal eating.

  637. taria says:

    Taria here, Karen and dear fella, I’d really enjoy a copy of the cookbook. Yes we all do enjoy cookbooks, almost as much as eating! I live in the desert and doubt I’ll grow my own wheat though.

  638. Amanda says:

    Count me in!!! I would love to win this book 🙂

  639. Mara says:

    I’d love a copy! I’ve been curious about eating “in season”. We moved North a few years back and it never occurred to me that we wouldn’t be able to get fresh vine tomatoes in May or June anymore!

  640. Danielle says:

    I would LOVE a copy!!

  641. Sara Beth says:

    Hey – I would LOVE this cookbook. I think it will fit right in with the way I cook and feed my family.

    P.S. I Crossfit. So does my husband. We love Canada. We visited Toronto 5 years ago and LOVED it. Before that my husband once drove there straight through from Minnesota and slept on a sidewalk in Hamilton to go to a U2 concert, then slept a few hours and drove home. He loves the place. Pick us please, Fella.

  642. Bobbi says:

    Like Lisa, I am vegan and need all the recipes I can accumulate to assist in creating yummy meals.

  643. Kara says:

    You see, there’s this thing about Earth to Table Bread Bar. It was the first restaurant we ever went to when we moved to Hamilton last year, and it’s the restaurant we’ve been to more than any other, since we’ve just fallen head over heels for their food.

    But there’s a problem with continuously going back, and that’s our procrastinating nature. Because we always see those shiny, beautiful cookbooks staring back at us from their shelves (I want the shelves, too, by the way, but that’s another entry for another contest, unless you have an in with their designer), but we always talk ourselves out of buying them at that moment for some reason or another. Maybe we just bought a different cookbook, maybe we spent enough money on food and wine that night, so we always say we’ll get it next time. And now, about 4 next times later, I fear we’ll never actually pull the trigger and buy it. So hopefully my tale of desperation and woe inspires you to “randomly” select me to receive the cookbook I’ve lusted after for so long.

  644. Heather says:

    I would love one. I think it is so sensible to eat what is in season, and it is especially easy for me in Northern California to do this. The book looks wonderful!

  645. So need this to keep my sagging shelf full of cookbooks in its proper sagging state… 😉

  646. Justin says:

    Ever since I tried the pizza at Earth to Table, it was love at first bite. Mind you, my first pizza that I ever had there was known as the “Vampire Slayer”, and I counted a full 12 (!) cloves of garlic on that bad boy, so there was no love for me that night. Except in pizza form. Help me recreate that love in the confines of my own home. Give me the cookbook.

  647. Mrs. C says:

    Dear Fella,

    I hope that a fella as smart, handsome, strong, funny,handsome, handsome, amazing, incredible, brilliant, and handsome as you would pick me for the cookbook give away.

  648. Melanie says:

    I love to bake pies in the nude. Will this help your fella pick me for the free book?

  649. Stephanie says:

    I love cookbooks, and would love a copy of this one!
    Seasons here are limited to warmish-and-rainy and warmer-and-rainy (by Canadian standards that’s “steamy all the time”). If the book is full of exotic northern stuff that doesn’t grow in Hawaii I will re-gift to one of my many relatives who insist on living where a “cold” day is below 70F.

  650. Heather (mtl) says:

    Ooh, I’d love to win this book! And, the shipping would be cheap – just toss it east one block (er province) and I’ll catch it.
    The recipes sound inspiring and would certainly help me with all the yummy produce from my own veggie garden.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  651. myria kludy says:

    why of COURSE I want one, what a silly question! (you could probably have a giveaway, giving a way a cup of dirt (and not the good stuff) and I would still sign up!

  652. Cara F. says:

    Sounds like an amazing book, I would LOVE a copy! Thanks!

  653. Billie says:

    Beautiful cookbook! I would love to win! Thanks!

  654. andrea meyers says:

    i would love to eatmore local organic produce, having a cookbook by season would be AWESOME, oh, and tell fella, I could make true pies, true cookies, run another mud run (yes, I have done one), and if I get a cookbook I will “look into” either crossfit, bikram yoga or paleo, blech.

  655. Nancy says:

    What a great book!Would love to have it!

  656. Chris says:

    Just found this site and love it! Learning to eat fresh and organic so this cookbook would be awesome and help me out. My new way of thinking and cooking for ever!

  657. Nadia says:

    I need to be re-inspired by food! I’d love a copy!

  658. Dee G says:

    Just joined an organization called that was part of President Obama’s National Day of Service last weekend. They put home gardeners who have excess harvest in touch with local food pantries to donate that extra food to. Maybe there are some recipes from this book that would be a wonderful way to encourage food pantry clients to take advantage of the healthy, fresh produce. Hope there is an organization like this in Canada – such a wonderful idea!

  659. Jeanne says:

    I need to go healthy and I’d like a great cookbook that features ‘food of the land’to help me and my husband on our way -and written by chefs, mega bonus. Thank you for your consideration.

  660. Amy says:

    I’d love a copy. But would I have to grow the ingredients? I have a black thumb.

  661. Judy D. says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of Earth to Table. My son and his family recently moved in with me and will be planting a vegetable garden this year. I’m looking forward to teaching my grandsons how to grow veggies and eat healthy.

  662. RobbieDigital says:

    Yes, please!
    Seed buying time is rapidly approaching, and I’m beginning to salivate I’m so excited about this year’s garden. This book would be welcome fuel to my planning fire.

  663. LaDonna Nowell says:

    I’d like a copy please.

  664. Emily Purvis says:

    I adore cookbooks. When we moved this last summer, I had four boxes of them. Plus a few more tucked into my boxes of other books. I read cookbooks like the juicy novels they are, and occasionally talk my new-food-wary husband into trying a few recipes. I also love the seasonality of this cookbook, which is something I’m trying to incorporate more into our diet. Seasonal, local, foraged, or homegrown are my goals for my family. This would be an amazingly wonderful addition to my library.

  665. Hazel says:

    Good God. 684 comments!

    Thanks(you and Random House)for the chance to win all the way from Europe.

  666. John says:

    Hi Karen,

    Please add me in to your draw for the cookbook. I do most of the cooking in our household so any addition cookbook help is most welcome.


  667. Barb says:

    Random House of Canada ! Seasonal foodie from the Left Coast would like a copy of “From Earth to Table”.

  668. Gabrielle Edey says:

    Hi…I would love a copy of this cookbook! It’s my bday the day after this contest closes. Just say’n… 🙂

  669. Lorraine Triffitt says:

    Well I live in Tasmania, Australia, and we have a great veggie garden, so having a recipe book where we can do something a bit more exciting, than the same old, same old.
    You are a great read, and I actually burst out laughing, during some of your takes on life in general.
    Say hi to the chooks for me…(chickens)

  670. Claire Chapman says:

    Pick me, oh please pick me…
    Give aways hardly ever come to Australia!
    Love your blog 🙂
    Claire x

  671. Gabrielle says:

    I would like a copy

  672. Ohhh…yes, please! I also haven’t committed any livestock crimes, but… I could get creative.

  673. Krista says:

    If I don’t win, I will cry for so long that Canada will be under water. Better start building that ark!

  674. kate says:

    I hope to find new recipes and techniques for cooking and preparing the veggies I grow year round in a cookbook written by chefs/cooks who also garden — and maybe some new vegetables to grow. These are my reasons for entering the contest.

  675. Mary Clements says:

    I would love this cookbook! great post!

  676. Ashley M says:

    I’d love one of these!

  677. Laura K says:

    OK, so truth be told I don’t really do that much cooking at home, There is a reason after all that I married a cook LOL! My husband/personal chef however was reading over my shoulder and saw the “Earth to Table” cookbook and BELIEVE me he really wants this cookbook! So if you pick me – I not only get a happy hubby but some great food for dinner too!
    Love the blog Karen.

  678. Tammy S says:

    I would love a copy. The only thing we have growing here in Maryland currently in this 20 degree weather is some garlic. And I think using the word “growing” is being very generous – it’s probably just existing!

  679. Esther says:

    I would love to win one of these cookbooks. I did container gardening last year and was blown away by how much vegetables grew.

  680. April says:

    Ooooh! Mememememe! Pick me! I’d like a copy!!!

  681. Kristin R says:

    Pick me please!

  682. Amanda says:

    I am slowly trying to eat more vegetables and I just know this book would help me!

  683. Nicole says:

    I always welcome new cookbooks.

  684. Jen Clark says:

    I would like a copy. I would LOVE a copy!

  685. West Coast Nan says:

    Wow, would love a copy of this cookbook. Thanks for the possibility!

  686. Denise says:

    Count me in!!

  687. Scouty says:

    One for me too!

  688. Jessica says:

    I’d love another cookbook.

  689. Jody says:

    Sign me up! I can dream about lettuce and collards as I look out at the icy beautiful landscape!

  690. Danielle K says:

    I would love a copy! I am getting out of control ordering seeds so I know I will need some great recipes to go along with all my homegrown food (and like you, backyard chicken eggs). Although, I live near London (Ontario)and in London it is illegal so I specifically bought my house just outside of London (in Komoka) so I could have chickens. I’m not as daring as you, doing it illegally. Anyways, I’d love a copy!

  691. Diane Culp says:

    Karen, I would really really like a copy of this cookbook. It sounds great!

  692. Amy says:

    planning on starting my own front yard garden this spring. Would love this cookbook to figure out what the heck i should do with what i grow! 🙂

  693. pixie says:

    Wow 638! I want one! 🙂

  694. Jackie says:

    This sounds amazing! I always have produce that I don’t know what to do with…I think each type of vegetable I grow produces its whole summer worth of vegetables in one week. Last year, my boyfriend made about 6 gallons of salsa for the two or us (not the canned kind), and it would be nice to be able to try other things, rather than chips and salsa for 6 weeks.

  695. stellastarlite says:

    Hey, fella, pick me! I don’t do cross fit or eat Paleo but I used to kickbox and I like wine! And I like to cook.

  696. pixie says:

    MWow 638! I want one! 🙂 maybe I can tweak to fit paleo

  697. Jennifer says:

    Pick me Pick me!! I want one!

  698. Lynn Town says:

    The book sounds wonderful. I’d love a copy.

  699. christine says:

    Love one .. thanks!

  700. flattire Tuesday says:

    I would love a cookbook. 🙂 New inspiration is always appreciated in our home.

  701. Mondo says:

    As a collector of cookbooks, I would love one. Oh, and the recipe for the BEST peanut butter pie. I mean it.

    • Karen says:

      I’m being forced to eat “my favourite nut butter” by the fella’s experimental month of Paleo. So thanks for mentioning the creamy, smooth goodness that is peanut butter. Now I am sad. ~ karen

  702. Heather B says:

    I would Love a copy!

  703. Sue says:

    Would love to win a cookbook, love cooking.

  704. Shelly Gahagan says:

    I would love love love a copy.

  705. Kerri says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  706. Kathleen says:

    Yes, I would love a copy of “Earth to Table” since I currently live “freezer to microwave”. I need a change.

  707. Ellen says:

    I want a copy soooooooo bad!!!!!! I planted asparagus, I have 16 raised beds, organic, raise my heirloom tomato plants from seed (and other things too). Going to build my own chicken coop and get some chickies. Would love to have several pygmy goats…. ohh wouldn’t that be fun. I do want a copy please please please please please.

  708. Melinda says:

    “EARTH TO TABLE” = I walk outside, grab a few handfulls of whatever is closest (ie grass, dirt, leaves) and dump it on the table. I don’t get many returning house guests…. this cookbook might help.

  709. Tammy says:

    I want one! Good seasonal cookbooks are so hard to find!

  710. Lori Schmidt says:

    I’d like one, please.

  711. Crystal says:

    love gardening + love cookbooks = pick me!

  712. Oooh, Ooooh, Ooooh! This looks amazing! Bring it on! I can already picture me with the pages dusted in wheat flour that i ground myself….didn’t grow it but I know how to grind it! I let the neighbor across the street keep the chickens…..she just brings me the eggs! LOL!

  713. L. Guerette says:

    Please, please, please! Pick me! I want a copy of the Earth to table cookbook!

  714. Courtney says:

    I would love one!! Thank you!

  715. Kathy says:

    I’d like a copy please.

  716. KJ says:

    I home school my kids in a school bus while they live in a tree house out in the middle of nowhere – this book sounds like it is right up my alley. 🙂 How close is the eastern Canadian growing season the the Pacific Northwest growing season?

    • Karen says:

      Hi KJ – And I’m only gonna say this once … WHAT?! We’re Southern Ontario here and Zone 6b or so. ~ karen!

      • KJ says:

        I know, I know – homeschooling is crazy! We’re zone 7b, but I think we veer into the 6b territory some winters. I just wish it was cold enough to grow sugar maples!

  717. Roisin Beck says:

    I would love to win this!!! We bought a house last summer on a really deep sunny lot, and I’m looking forward to trying my hand at urban vegetable farming this year.

  718. Nicola Cunha says:

    Thank you Karen and Random House! I love the story that goes with a recipe. Sounds dreamy! Count me in for the draw!

  719. Linda Follett says:

    I love the pizza recipe you featured. Would love to have the book.

  720. Charlotte P. says:

    Just stumbled across your site looking for help with post dinner dirty utensil placement (thanks) now I’ve read every entry. Great!

  721. Martika says:

    Sounds like an amazing book! Would love a copy to inspire more healthy cooking around our homestead!

  722. Patti Williams says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook. I enjoy looking at recipes and chosing which ones to try out!!

  723. Susie says:

    I would love to have this cookbook become part of my life! Thank you for the possibility!

  724. Patricia Arnsberg says:

    I would like a copy…..please?

  725. Tasha says:

    I would love a copy! My parents try to practice the 100 metre diet (fishing and garden). I am not as pure, but I do try to eat seasonally. Sadly, this means no blueberries in January.

  726. Yes,I would loge a copy

  727. Michelle Whibley says:

    Love the look of this beautiful cookbook! This spring, in addition to my usual backyard garden, I will be turning my front yard into a teeny tiny ‘forest garden’ (hopefully inspiring the neighbours to turn their ugly rock yards – the hideous local version of xeriscaping – into lovely front yard veggie or sustainable forest gardens!), and try keeping bees to do my best to feed my 6 hungry boys (including my husband) from our own yard. Would you please help me find more inspirational recipes to cook with from my garden?! Thanks, Karen – and your hunky bf!

  728. Carolyn Boyd says:

    Me, me, me. Please, please, please!!! I tried to grow a garden but the deer eat it all. I love to cook from scratch and in season. Our farmer’s market here in Truro has great produce in season.

  729. Karen says:

    So, I can’t think of anything clever to say, can I still get a cookbook pleeeeaaaasssseeee.

  730. Lemurific says:

    I would love a copy. I’m just across the pond (Lake Erie) and am trying to get used to seasonal cooking without the year round crops I had in my former abodes.

  731. Sarah says:

    This sounds great!

  732. Amber Lew says:

    I would love a new cookbook. Actually, my husband would love for me to have a new cookbook. He is getting of dinner coming out of a box (pizza box, chicken tenders box, macaroni and cheese box – you get the picture) and would appreciate dinner that comes out of book instead.

  733. OzarksUSA says:

    I would love to have a copy! Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win. 🙂

  734. Wendy Jackson says:

    I love nothing more than spending an afternoon in the kitchen trying out new recipies and sharing them with my guests. I have lots of avocadoes, tomatoes and rocket at them moment that I would love some new recipe ideas.

  735. Alexandra says:

    Wow, I really want to win a copy of this cookbook! Mysteriously it makes me crave to read about growing your own wheat. Who doesn’t need a book to give them a solid kick up the backside about being a sloth about procuring victuals?! I know I do.

    And since you mention your fella: We need more posts about him. Heavy on the pics please 🙂 (I like the muddy ones!)

    And thank you so much for making this giveaway open to international readers! And thank you to Random House of Canada, obviously.

  736. Maggie V says:

    I do like to cook Karen and I do have a large family so a different kind of cookbook would be real nice. Thanks

  737. Nicole says:

    I would like a free copy! My moms b day is coming up and she would love it!

  738. mothership says:

    As a fellow member of the ICM (illegal chicken mafia) and a rebellious front yard veg growing radical, could you please hook this mother up?

  739. Lori says:

    I would love a copy. Sounds amazing. 🙂

    By the way, Karen, at your “suggestion”, I bought the Savory Sweet Life cookbook. I completely love it. It is beautiful, and every recipe has turned out wonderfully (even my kids like the recipes).

    So hey, thanks!

    • Karen says:

      Excellent! Have you made the chocolate chip cookies? They really are the best. And the garlic bread. My faves. ~ karen!

  740. Terri says:

    I would LOVE to get a copy of this! We have eight children (under 11!!) and I have made a promise that we would plant a garden at our new home this spring – so this would be a perfect way to let them see what their hard work could do for them!! An actual visual representation of Earth to Table for them! LOVE IT!

  741. Patti says:

    So, here’s my plan: Win the cookbook, pick my favourite recipes, and plan my garden around them! I always end up with weird vegetables that I don’t know what to do with (cucumber melon, anyone?).

    Also, hey fella, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind, hey fella (clap! clap! clap) hey fella!

  742. Anne says:

    Yes, please, thank you!!!!!

  743. Cheryl Leblanc says:

    I am starting very late in life (62) to love cooking and baking. Your cookbook looks really good and seems like a lot of things in there that I would like to try out on my family. Being on a fixed income a free cookbook would be a great gift for me. Thank you.

  744. Kathleen says:

    I usually cook according to what is seasonally available in my garden or from the farmers markets, so would love this cookbook to help me enjoy the bounty!

  745. Sally says:

    I would love a copy of this cookbook. I love cookbooks and I would love to be more seasonal in my eating.

  746. TulumChica says:

    You rock Karen! I would love a copy of the cookbook. I am already a big fan of his pizza dough recipe (considerately shared by you) and the quinoa salad as concocted by you while the fella accosted Jeff Crump (very funny story.) I think the salad is just as delicious as the fella apparently did (such good taste he has – for this and so many reasons) and I’m sure the fella is just as delicious, too.

  747. julie s says:

    I’d love a copy! It looks like an amazing book!

    I’m wondering, though, is your chicken mafia more like the Cosa Nostra or the Sopranos? Given that one of your chickens is Tuco (Salamanca), maybe it’s more like the Mexican Cartel? Is there a Gus Fring chicken? Tell me there’s a Gus Fring chicken! Los Pollos Hermanos, forever!

  748. KJ says:

    Paleo’s good, healthy for you
    Crossfit is all we need to do!

    • Karen says:

      I disagree re: Paleo. I don’t think it’s any healthier. In fact I think most people who cook Paleo are losing a lot of nutrition and vitamins. Calcium is the first to come to mind. But that’s fine. I’m not the one who plans to eat Paleo for any longer than a month. I’m sure you’re a lovely person. But Paleo? Paleo can suck it. ~ karen!

  749. charity says:

    I am just starting my garden in a mixture of Crockett’s Victory Garden meets Edible Landscaping, it would be wonderful to have a cookbook to use them in!

  750. anja says:

    oh, this looks lovely and inspiring!best from berlin,anja

  751. JBess says:

    ME ME! Oh, me!! I’ve been watching too many food documentaries lately- this would provide with new ideas for all the veggies I plan to consume this year.

    I will still eat cheese, though 😉

  752. Karina says:

    I’d love a copy of “Earth to Table” too!

  753. Sarah says:

    Ooooh, please! I love me a new and shiny cookbook to mess up, dog-ear, stain and spine-crack!

  754. Bonnie says:

    I would love this cookbook, but, of course, I will only cook and eat meals that would fit the paleo diet (I am making a shameless bid for the Fella’s pick.)

  755. Rianna says:

    Oh I love how fresh this cookbook looks, hopefully it contains recipes for us Canadians in the dead of winter 😐 .. I think it would definitely come into use when I get my box of organic veggies!!
    – Uni student, Hamilton, Ontario

  756. Amy says:

    OOoo! Sounds like a wonderful cookbook, and I’d give it to my boyfriend, who is a chef. He’d love it!
    thanks for the chance!

  757. Bedalia says:

    On my way home today I walked behind someone wearing the Bog boots I picked for your giveaway. Hit me hard, I tell you, as we trudged through the snow and slush. Felt like she was wearing MY Bogs. *Sulk.* And yet, here I am again, trying my hand at another giveaway.

    I love seasonal cooking, so this beautiful cookbook would be a welcome addition to my kitchen!

  758. Kathy says:

    We do an organic veggie box program to over 100 customers and would love to have the recipe book so could share the recipes with our customers on P.E.I.

  759. Caitlin Guiry says:

    I’d love a copy, looks delicious! Have just stumbled upon your blog… gorgeous. Will be back again!

  760. Adair says:

    I just stumbled upon this website from a Pinterest Link, and I have been browsing it for an hour and have found tons of great info. I would love to have a copy of the book. I love gardening, cooking, and reading so it would be perfect.

  761. Janet says:

    Can’t believe I almost missed out on this – looks like a great cookbook! Hoping commenting late is the charm!

  762. KarenJ says:

    2 will be chosen by the fella?…

    Maybe you could let him know that I don’t really think that he’s ‘technically a little off’ for running a tough mudder;)

  763. mafie says:

    I love to cook and I’m collecting cookbooks. I. Read every inch of the book to know the writer and the story . It inspire me to try every recipes and the tips and suggestions. I hope I can have a copy.

  764. Laura says:

    I’ve been wanting to learn how to cook seasonally, so this book would really help!

  765. Dana says:

    I would love a copy too!
    Obviously, why else would I write this, huh?
    Well, I live in Greece, we take our food seriously over here. Cooking from scratch is not a trend, it’s just how it’s done. In my house, all our vegetables, olive oil and legumes are grown and harvested by my inlaws. We get most of the meat and even the honey we eat from farmers we know personally. So I get all the natural stuff without the hassle. Woot! I could however use some inspiration and new, non-greek recipes would be a great addition. So far, every american or british book I’ve come across goes something like: “Open a can of such & such, mix with a packet of…” . And that just wouldn’t do.

    • Karen says:

      LOL. Well, in defence of North America there are plenty of cookbooks with real ingredients. 🙂 ~ karen!

  766. Emily says:

    HI FELLA! You’re hot; pick me 😉

  767. marguerite says:

    I really want a copy!

  768. Rikke T says:

    That’s a book for a city girl like me – makes me dream of living in the country instead. Please, I would like a copy!

  769. Biggi says:

    Yes, please, enter my name! I’ve been trying hard to be a locavore! Much harder in winter than in summer here in Ontariario 🙂

  770. Jessica says:

    I’d like a copy!

  771. AKMom says:

    My daughter recently moved back to town, she would LOVE to have one of these cookbooks.

    I would like to think she would share it with me.

    Thank you!

  772. Rachell Stender says:

    This cookbook sounds so cool!! I would love a copy!!

  773. Colleen D says:

    I would love to win this book. I am really interested in the wheat-growing story; I was actually thinking about doing that this summer!

  774. Simone says:

    I would love a copy!!!! Trying to lose weight & eat healthier this would help. Thanks

  775. Lisa Kuhl-Thomas says:

    I would use the heck out of a cookbook like that! It would be SO awesome if a copy happened to make it into my hands. 🙂

  776. Lynne says:

    I would love a copy of the cookbook!

  777. Betty Anderson says:

    looks like a great cookbook! I’d love a copy.

  778. Pam says:

    I don’t grow my own tomatoes – or my own eggs – but I would love a copy of this cookbook!

  779. Bernadette Mann says:

    We’d love to have a copy of this book! We are re-vamping our big garden this year – dug it all out and converting it to a hugelkultur bed. Love your blog on building the chicken coop. That’s our next big project. Keeping my fingers crossed to win!!

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