Are you like me? Do you sit down with your Gooseberry Patch cookbooks and read only the tips at the bottom of the pages? I like to do that. It's part of my process when tackling a new Gooseberry Patch cookbook. My first read through the cookbook is recipes only. My second viewing is for tips only. I like to savor the two sections individually. I'm just quirky like that!
So, when I found out that Gooseberry Patch was starting a new series named Tiny Tips, I was intrigued. What wondrous information could be contained within these pages? Fortunately, I was given a sneak peek into two of these books and I'm going to share some inside information here.
First of all, these books are so beautiful. They have hard-backed covers with beautiful artwork. The inside pages are filled with the whimsical country-style sketches that we've all come to associate with Gooseberry Patch. And, with the holidays coming up soon, these books would make a beautiful gift for someone special! Now, don't leave yourself out. You'll need some of these, too. I'm going to need all of them myself...
So, what about the tips? Yes, these books are filled with tips that correspond with these themes: Get-Togethers, Kitchen, Cozy Home, Gifts to Make and Give. As I read through the tips, I couldn't help but think about how great so many of the ideas were.
Like these from Tiny Tips for the Kitchen:
Keep freshly baked bread warm and toasty...simply slip a piece of aluminum foil into the bread basket, then top with a decorative napkin or tea towel.
Did you know that lettuce won't brown if you tear it by hand instead of cutting with a knife?
And these from Tiny Tips for Get-Togethers:
Hosting a dinner party? Stack a few cookies at each place setting and tie up with gingham ribbon...a sweet surprise for each guest.
Serve up summer salad dressings in Mason jars with a vintage serving spoon...a pretty country touch for any table. Fill a galvanized tub with ice, then nestle in jars. Everyone can help themselves!
Here's another tiny tip that I wanted to share - I'm giving away a copy of this book, Tiny Tips for Get-Togethers. It's perfect for planning your fall get-togethers. It's easy to enter. See the details below.
Gooseberry Patch provided me with a preview copy of this book. Views expressed here are my own. No additional compensation was received.
***Giveaway***I am so fortunate to have been asked to review Gooseberry Patch's Tiny Tips for Get-Togethers and want to share my good fortune with you. Gooseberry Patch has sent me an extra copy to give away to one of my readers.
Here's How to Enter:
If you would like to enter to win a free copy of the cookbook, you may enter by simply choosing to follow my blog through Google Friend Connect or Networked Blogs (in right-hand column) and by commenting on this post to let me know you're interested in the cookbook. Also, include your e-mail address so that I may contact you if you're the winner. If you are already a follower, just leave a comment here letting me know you're interested in the contest.
Entry deadline: October 2, 2011
Thanks and Good Luck!!!