Monday, December 19, 2011

Gooseberry Patch Review and Giveaway: "Fresh from the Farmstand"

Released January 2012

It's that time of the year again! Time to make resolutions to lose weight, get healthy, and save money. I'm sure you can fill in the blanks and add your own resolution here. Adding more veggies to your life is the perfect way to accomplish losing weight and getting healthy. And, by adding more fruits and vegetables and cutting back on meat, you can also save money. My goodness, I sound like a frugal nutritionist.

Gooseberry Patch's newest cookbook, Fresh from the Farmstand, can provide us with some much needed inspiration as we embark on the harsh winter months ahead. While all of the recipes contain vegetables and fruit as part of the ingredients, there are plenty of recipes with meat for the carnivores out there. Don't you think a nice steamy bowl of Chicken, Lime and Tortilla Soup would be good right about now?

The contents of this cookbook are divided into the following sections: Freshly Gathered Breakfasts, Market-Basket Soups and Breads, Garden-Fresh Sides and Salads, Farmstand Feasts, Summer's Best Appetizers, and Berry Best Desserts. I found plenty of recipes that piqued my interest - Skillet Squash Succotash, Asian-Style Pork and Noodles, and Fresh Plum Cake.

I chose to highlight the three recipes below. Also, there's a bonus recipe, too.


Submitted by Trisha Donley
Pinedale, WY



Submitted by Gail Prather
Hastings, NE


Submitted by Tammy Tillotson
Houston, TX


Bonus Recipe:

Submitted by Kim McCallie
Guyton, GA
(My first recipe published in a Gooseberry Patch cookbook!!)

Are you ready to hit your local farmer's market? Do you want to start 2012 off on a good foot by adding more vegetables to your life? Do you think you would like a copy of Fresh from the Farmstand? Here's how you can do it.

Here's How to Enter:


In this giveaway, I'm offering you two chances to win. If you would like to enter to win a free copy of the cookbook, you may enter by:

  1. Following 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.
  2. "Liking" me on Facebook and leaving a comment on the Fresh from the Farmstand post on my Facebook page. The "like" button is in the right-hand column of the blog. My Facebook page is under A Well-Seasoned Life.
Entry deadline: December 31, 2011

Thanks and Good Luck!!!

Disclaimer: The publisher provided me with a copy of the cookbook, but the opinion expressed here is my own.





47 comments:

  1. Kim -- I am THRILLED that you reviewed MY potato salad recipe!! It is extra yum!! Great review -- I am not on the review team for this book so am waiting (not-so-patiently) for my contributers copy! Great to see this peek into another great GBP book :)

    CHRISTmas Blessings!
    Gail

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  2. I would love to win this cookbook. I am already a GFC follower! Congrats on having a recipe published - it looks delicious.

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  3. I follow via GFC and would love to own this fantastic cookbook...thanks...ciao4now64@yahoo.com

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  4. Love Gooseberry Patch and would love to win this cookbook! jswingle@columbus.rr.com

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  5. VERY interested in this cookbook...both hubby & I neeed to lose some padding here lol. The recipes sounds great!

    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

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  6. I follow you and Gooseberry Path on Facebook..just made a comment.

    angeldove7dt@gmail.com

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  7. I would Love this cookbook and I am pretty sure that Santa won't be bringing it either this year.
    I would love to win it !!
    Merry Christmas All !!!!

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  8. I would love to win this GBP cookbook. The scones sound delicious. I am already a "follower" of your blog.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  9. Another wonderful review! I would love a chance to win.Been a follower on GFC.Warm Blessings!~Amy
    cottageprims@hotmail.com

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  10. Susan said...
    I am a follower of Gooseberry Patch and love their cookbooks. I would love to win this one.
    craftybikerbabe@live.com

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  11. I would love to win this book. I follow Gooseberry Patch and I follow you. Kathy - Luckypookers9213@yahoo.com

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  12. I am new to your blog and am so thrilled to have found it through Gooseberry Patch. I joined the Google blog and will follow it through there! debdavis1096@dishmail.net I can't figure out how to list my name on here, but this Anonymous is happy to have found you. BTW, I also liked you on my facebook and look forward to reading more.

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  13. I would really love to win this cookbook. I love to cook and would like to try new thing. Heres my email karenm356@yahoo.com thanks a bunch

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  14. I follow with GFC. I'd love to win this one. The recipes you highlighted about all sound great.
    joosbornenc at yahoo.com

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  15. I'm VERY interested in this cookbook.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  16. I like you on Facebook and commented.
    cindyskitchen@yahoo.com

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  17. Kim...Need I even tell you how much I would love to WIN this Cook Book?! (lol)

    You know I stalk you on your blog as well as Face Book!

    http://www.larkscountryheart.com/

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  18. Just clicked to follow your blog! Heading over to your Fb page now. Would love to win this book! It makes me want summer back! Which may be a while since I live in WI. loves2stitch at charter . net

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  19. I am already a follower and would love to win!!

    Merry Christmas!
    Jessica
    snowpumpkin at gmail dot com

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  20. There is NOTHING better than recipes using fresh from the farmstand ingredients. Great job on reviewing these tasty looking recipes! I am already a follower of your delightful blog!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com
    lillianchild at cox dot net

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  21. I'm your newest follower and very interested in anything Gooseberry Patch!

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  22. The recipes look wonderful! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks! :) Teri
    jtbrian@wavecable.com

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  23. Would love to win the cookbook :) email is lamays7@aol.com

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  24. Awesome, I don't have this one yet.
    Follow you on GFC and Networked Blogs.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  25. Like you on FB.
    I collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Farm Fresh is one I would love to add to my collection.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

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  26. Good giveaway. I am a Follower of Google Friends Connect.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  27. Sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I'm always looking for more recipes for my produce. I'm following you via Google Friend Connect.

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  28. I follow your blog and have "liked" your FB page.

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  29. I am always looking to add new cookbooks to my collection. I use each and everyone I own :) I would love to win this to add to my collection. Happy New Year!

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  30. I am also new to your blog and am so excited to have found you through Gooseberry Patch. I also liked you on my facebook and look forward to being in the drawing for the new cookbook. I was raised on farm fresh produce and could very easily be a vegetarian.

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  31. Like you on FB.
    I collect Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. Farm Fresh is one I would love to add to my collection.

    dsmorris@sbcglobal.net

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  32. I'm new tour page and want to wish you the best on your journey. This new GBP book looks great. If I don't win it, I will put it on my wish list so I can add it to my collection.
    Warm regards,
    Michele Murrell

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  33. I'm a newbie follower, although I've followed the books FOREVER! Love! Totally interested in the cookbook and "like" you very much (even on Facebook!) lisa (charligirl88@yahoo.com)

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  34. This cookbook looks like a keeper. Include me in your drawing...would love to add this one to my collection.

    jcrunkle@gmail.com

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  35. Love and have loved all the GP books and cookbooks...facebook fan too!!!...papercolor@comcast.net

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  36. I follow your blog on FB and I'd love to be entered for this giveaway! :)

    raspberrykitty at aol dot com

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  37. I would love your Far fresh cookbook. I am always looking for new ways to prepare veggies and Gooseberry Patch never fails .(fballz @bellsouth .net )

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  38. I would love to add this book to my collection of GP books. They are the best!

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  39. I follow you through GFC and would love a chance to win a great Gooseberry Patch cookbook!

    -Jill (luvcooking2@yahoo.com)

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  40. I like you on FB abd left you a msg.

    -Jill (luvcooking2 at yahoo dot com)

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  41. New follower via Friend Connect! I love anything Gooseberry Patch! This would be a great cookbook to add to my collection.

    Thanks,
    Tina
    offthewallexp@gmail.com

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  42. I am now following and would love to win a copy of this book. thank you janita

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  43. Hi Kim,

    I already follow your blog and would love a chance to win this cookbook! When corn is back in season, I definitely plan to try your recipe.

    bdmltm at gmail dot com

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  44. would love to add this book learning a new way to eat lost a few pounds feeling great this would help in the kitchen thanks for all the great books thanks terrie trittenhouse@columbus.rr.com

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  45. We created a Pinterest board filled with recipes that our blogger friends have shared from Fresh from the Farmstand. Thanks again for reviewing this book and click the link below to view the board: http://pinterest.com/gooseberrypatch/fresh-from-the-farmstand-recipes/

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  46. The vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of dietary fiber and provide us with additional energy. These features help to control your weight effectively, and because they are low in calories, it allows us to eat many vegetables for consumption, without excess energy.

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