Celebrating Summer with Giveaways: The Summer Book


You know how much I love to eat and cook. Over the years I’ve made it my mission to collect beautiful and delicious cookbooks. Those written and illustrated by Susan Branch are some of my favorites. They are full of restful, whimsical illustrations, yummy recipes, and tips and tricks for gracious living. Years ago I had the privelege of meeting Susan Branch at a book signing. She is just as lovely and gracious as her books are.

One of my favorites is The Summer Book. My own copy is fairly tattered and worn – as all good cookbooks should be. Some of our family’s favorite meals have their roots in this book, like Grilled Shark with Peach Salsa. You can see some excerpts from the book here. You’ll love her tips for setting a pretty summer table.

In honor of the first day of summer (that’s today!) I am giving away one copy of The Summer Book. My treat!

In fact, I invite you to my weeklong scavenger hunt giveaways. Each giveaway will feature a form to fill out, including a trivia question. (Click through if you’re reading this through a reader.) All the answers will be available on this site. You just might have to poke around. Enter all the information on the form, including your answer to the trivia question. If you answer correctly, you’ll have a chance to win. All contests will end on Saturday, June 27th at midnight PST. Open to US addresses only.

I hope you win!

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  1. Can I assume that all your giveaways are USA only, and that I shouldn't bother (being in the UK!)

  2. FishMama says:

    Good question, Cilla. Yes, for this giveaway, it is US only. Thanks for asking.

  3. I just adore the Susan Branch books!!
    I bought the Christmas one used off of Amazon a couple yrs ago, and my girls love to look trhu it with me.
    They are such treasures…what with her own handwriting and doodles gracing the pages.
    And I knew the trivia answer without looking back!! yea for me!
    Dawn in SC

  4. ~Kristie says:

    I've heard good things about the Susan Branch books but just haven't picked one up yet. Crossing my fingers!

  5. Susan Branch is one of my favorites! I found your blog through a link from another and I've add you to my follow list. I love your camp posts, what fun!

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