Saturday, September 17, 2011

GTTC: fresh raspberry gratin and next giveaway announced!!

I spent some time purging the bookcases today - boy is this a difficult task. I added many books to the donation pile that were hard to give up - not because they were particularly good reads, but simply because I've held on to them so long. But I'm happy to not have too much of a hoarder mentality. I found a never-opened Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics cookbook by Ina Garten on the bottom shelf. It's a lovely book - don't know why it's not sitting with my other cookbooks. As I flipped through, I found a decadent sounding recipe involving raspberries - conveniently what I returned from the farmer's market with!

The dessert was fabulous! Now back to this essentially new cookbook. No idea where it came from. It was more than likely a gift (maybe from my mom?). Sorry in advance if it was from my sister who might be reading this, because...this week, I'm going to give it away. For a chance to win, join the Garden to Table Challenge by posting about what seasonal goodies you're cooking and including a link in the post back here. Link below and earn one entry to the giveaway. I'm drawing from every entry earned during the entire 2011 season of the GTTC. Winner of this great cookbook announced next Saturday!


  1. I am a huge fan of Ina. I have learned so much from her show and I've been able to apply her fundamentals to so many recipes. Thanks for this chance.

    Your raspberry dessert looks great. You can't have too many raspberry desserts.

  2. Baking sounds good again with the cooler weather we've had the last few days. I always forget about fall raspberries, but raspberry gratin sounds like a great way to hang on to summer while easing into fall.

  3. I love Ina! I just came across her 69 basic pieces for the perfect functioning kitchen. Great read! Love that you found the book and conveniently had raspberries..funny how stuff like that works! Looked Yummy by the way!

  4. You can't go wrong with raspberries. Just ask the bears around here.

  5. Hi Wendy, We're eating lots of tomatoes right now. I never thought they'd get ripe and now they're aplenty! The raspberry photo looks yummy!

  6. That's funny...I just came across a cook book based on Beatrix Potter, with many quaint and charming recipes. I have NO idea where it came from.


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