When I contacted the winner "Lauren in New Orleans" that she had won the giveaway for
Brooke and Steve Giannetti's gorgeous book Patina Farm HERE I received the sweetest email back from Lauren. She was so excited to win Patina Farm and she also shared that she has used some of my paint colors and the Pearl finish on the ceiling (that I wrote about HERE) and that her husband even knew who I was!! She asked if she could send me a token of her appreciation for all the inspiration over the years that my blog has given her by sending me a cookbook that she and her sister-in-law had written; a cookbook of New Orleans recipes for the slow cooker. Ummm, yes please!!!
photo credit Michael Palumbo
Yesterday afternoon, Dan brings up the mail and there is a large box for me! Inside was not only the In a While, Crocodile cookbook, but a bounty of Louisiana/New Orleans items that Lauren thought I might have trouble finding in New Hampshire... isn't that just the sweetest?!!!
The cookbook looks a-mazing- the photographs are beautiful and the recipes look so "do-able" and sound delicious. Recipes like: Corn and Crab Bayou Bisque, French Quarter French Dip, Mock Turtle Soup, Jambalaya, Flambeaux Gumbo, Picayuue Pecan Pie, to name but a few- all made in the slow cooker! I am so excited to start using the cookbook. If you like NOLA/Cajun food and using your slow cooker (yes, to all three for me:) then I think you will love this cookbook.
To get your copy of In a While, Crocodile
Thank you Lauren for the "Louisiana love"!!