Beautiful Cookbook GIVEAWAY

Sunday, August 19, 2012
From the time of Prince William and Kate's wedding, through to the Queen's Jubilee and now the Olympic Games in London, all-things-British have been on the world's stage just lately. And it's so nice to have something in the news to celebrate, don't you think? And the British do celebrations the best I think.

And while we sit and watch the beautiful pagentry and celebrations from the comfort of our homes, it always makes me think of our English heritage, and how those ancient traditions have been passed down through each generation even here in our own little British colony, and even into our modern way of living - and one of those traditions is surely in the way we prepare our food and the way we eat it. And what is more quintessential to our culture than teatime. Morning tea. Afternoon tea. Scones and cake and lemonade - it's drummed into our genetics.

Which is why I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway for a beautiful book, London Summer - 12 recipes for festive summer teas, written by my friend, Heather LeFebvre, who lives in the USA, but who lived in Scotland for many years and has brought home to America a few of those lovely old British traditions, and Heather shows us how we can take those simple things and make them truly beautiful - a time of sharing with friends and family, celebrating summer, slowing down to enjoy tea and food and good company and moments of joy and happiness.

The photography alone in this book is good enough to eat, but you will love the recipes too. I tried out Heather's Honeyed Ginger Lemonade this weekend, which is one of the recipes in the book, and I could say that another name for it should be, Summer-in-a-Glass. The lemon and ginger combination is so delicious and refreshing that I can't wait to make bottles and bottles of it to take to our beach house this summer. I can just imagine sitting out on the deck under the umbrella with a large glass of this on a really hot day. Bliss!

Many of the recipes in the book also cater for gluten-free, or offer gluten-free options.

Heather has been generous enough to allow me to give away 2 copies of her book. The book comes in PDF format, so there's no need to wait for it in the mail, or to pay shipping! Being an instant kiwi myself, I love it when products have this option!!

I can't wait to try out the Lemon Cucumber Creams and the Fairy Cakes and the Summer Fruit Punch. And we are all enjoying the Dundee Cake - did you know that Queen Elizabeth loves this cake?... and my husband too.

All you need to do is leave a comment here and you'll be in for the win!

If you want to purchase your own copy of London Summer, here is where you do it ... and to get to know Heather on a more personal level, pop on over here to her lovely corner of the web.

I'll probably draw the winner in a few days. Good Luck!

11 comments : said...

Looks like a fantastic book and one we would love to own!

Cottage Tails said...

Sounds like an awesome book!
Off to read her blog.

Love leanne

Brenda Lees said...

We of English heritage should all have this book. These recipes may hold the secret of the Queen's robust health and longevity. And besides that, they will be downright yummy!

Wendy said...

Beautiful! Please put me in the draw to win - I'd just LOVE a copy!!

Roz said...

I've never entered a giveaway before but love the look of this book! Great to see you blogging again

Jessabel said...

Oooh, love your blog Rachel and now you're doing giveaways!! Yes please :o)

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

I have an English friend who would love this as a gift!
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Mrs M said...

Looks beautiful!

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bettyl said...

They all look so yummy!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful book. Would love it.

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