The English Kitchen Giveaway (NOW CLOSED)

Monday 14 June 2021

 

The English Kitchen Giveaway 

New look, new life, giveaway for you!  I recently did a big upgrade to my blog here on The English Kitchen. Hopefully I have created a space that is more interesting to read, nicer to look at and a page which loads faster. 

Linda at My Fairy Blog Mother did the revamp for me and I have to say she did an excellent job!  Very professional.  It was a complete pleasure to work with her. She was very attentive and did everything exactly the way I wanted it done. And she had it all done in a very short period of time.  I highly recommend her if you are wanting to have any work done on your own blog!  Highly professional and quite affordable as well! I could not be happier!  Thank YOU Linda!

I have been wanting to do something special to celebrate me beginning  my new start in Canada and I figured a giveaway would be a great way to do it.

Its also a great way to thank my readers and followers for all the support they have given to me over these past six months or so.

Haven't the last 18 months been hard on all of us, what with Covid and everything else.  So what better way to chase away the humdrums than by giving and sharing with  others!

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To that end I have correlated a giveaway including some of my favorite things.  I love a good cookbook and who doesn't love vintage looking kitchen linens!

I am all about vintage here, and lets face it, at the ripe old age of almost 66, I am a bit vintage myself!  Here is what the lucky winner will receive.

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During quarantine and while I was living at my sisters, waiting to find my forever-after home, I whiled away many an hour embroidering kitchen teatowels.

I love, LOVE embroidered teatowels and told myself I was not going to have anything in my new home that wasn't  A. useful B. pretty and C. something which I loved.

I adore hand embroidered teatowels and I think you just might also.  With that in mind I am including one of my hand embroidered teatowels.  

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The Fanny Farmer Cookbook is my all-time favourite cookbook to use for inspiration. I have been using it since I was a young bride in the 1970's.  It is filled with gems.

I cannot tell you how many of these books I have worn out through the years.  I am including a copy of this classic, all-time favourite cookbook.

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Another thing I did to while away the time while I was waiting to get started on my new life was to crochet myself an abundance of cotton dish cloths.  I am also including one of these.  They are perfect for washing dishes, mopping up spills, etc.  Every stitch contains a little bit of love.

So what do you have to do to get in on the giveaway?  Its simple really.

1.  Follow me and sign up for my newsletters.  Follow my blog with Bloglovin 
That's the easiest and simplest thing to do.

2. Follow me on Instagram.  

3. Follow me on Twitter.

4. Follow my Facebook Page

5. Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite recipe is that I have shared here in The English Kitchen and why! 

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And that is not all, as a second prize I will be giving one lucky reader the gift of their choice of five of my very popular Cookbooklets.  There are 12 of them to choose from and you can pick five.

Its that simple really.  This giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere in the world. I will post the prize anywhere.  You have to be in it to win it however, so follow and comment away.  Share as well if you want. I don't mind a bit!  

This giveaway will remain open until one week from today at 12 noon Eastern Time on the 21st of June, which co-incidentally also happens to be the first day of Summer!  I will be picking a lucky winner from the comments left on this post and I will be checking to make sure you have followed all the steps above so no cheating!  

Good luck everyone!

40 comments

  1. Glad you are settling in in Canada - I'm in NYS not to far from the Canadian border, still can't visit my friends in Toronto but hopefully the ban will be lifted soon. I do love all of your recipes but my all time - make all the time are your Bran Muffins

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    1. Hi there! Have been to NYS many times through the years! Its a beautiful state. I love my Bran muffins also! xoxo

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  2. I wish you nothing but the absolute best that life has to offer. You deserve that! I've tried so many of your wonderful recipes. Your new page looks amazing.

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  4. The blog update looks good Marie, it loads much quicker too. I love your small batch recipes and of course any lemon recipe. I use your cookbook too and have found lots if favourites.

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  5. I just love your site & have made many recipes. I was born in UK, came to Canada when I was 10, 54 yrs ago, so I love your mixture of British/Canadian foods. Hard to pick a favourite recipe as they are all so good, but I did love the strawberry rhubarb crumble that I made recently, so easy & it was delicious made from my fresh rhubarb.

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  6. Morning Marie:

    There are so many recipes I like but my all time favourite is your Amish Chicken and Stuffing Casserole.

    It is the biggest hit when I make it and there never seems to be enough to satisfy everyone. They all want seconds and thirds.

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  7. I’m so glad I found you and all your recipes! I don’t have a favorite because I love them all but I do enjoy anything apple. Your embroidery is beautiful. I’m going to look for the cookbook!

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  8. Nancy said...

    Love the new blog design. I so look forward to your "smaller" recipes. They are always spot on. Love them. I have added many to my recipe book after trying them and getting a two thumbs up from the hubby. We especially love the smaller size lasagna, we actually get two full meals from it Would you believe I am sitting here with a tray of fresh peaches ripening on the counter. Plan to try your Peach Pie Roll Ups. Just looked up the pastry recipe you mentioned, so will be trying that too. I don't do any social media so can't follow you there, but I keep a bookmarked area of favorite blogs and you are at the top, so I check in everyday. Thanks for sharing you love of good food and recipes. Nancy

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  9. I seem to love every recipe you post!! It’s like you read my mind sometimes lol Welcome back to Canada 🇨🇦 we are lucky to have you!
    I don’t have Instagram or Twitter but I’m pretty sure I get your newsletter and I know I follow you on Facebook! Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  10. I am so glad that you are settling in. I hope this summer is a good one for you and family, now that the restrictions are easing up.
    I remember finding your blog a number of years ago, I was looking for a English Christmas feast, found you. I have enjoyed you, your helpful advise and your many stories. Thank you Marie for getting ME through some very hard times.

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  11. As you know I have followed you for a long time and it was because of you that I started my own blog. You are and have always been my inspiration when it comes to cooking and I love making and sharing your recipes. I was there when you decided to move and I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are strong enough to overcome any obstacles that get in your way for whatever you want to do. The move was long overdue my friend and I know you will be happy there. My favorite recipe? OMG which one to choose...I have made so many. But I would say, the simple ones are my favorite and I would choose your Roasted Breakfast Potatoes. So good! I love this give a way and would be honored if I were chosen as a winner. Great new look for the blog. Seems much less congested and so much easier to find things. Good luck my friend. Always here if you need me.

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  12. So happy for your new journey Marie, you are an inspiration to so many people.

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  13. There are so many I have used, I can't choose a favorite..but we still use your English Tea Party recipes from your cookcooklet when we hold our annual own at out preschool!

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  14. I look so forward to your regular posts. My family's favorite is slow cooker beef tacos and of course your biscuits are the only ones I ever make! Thank you for your generous and thoughtful gifts. If I am lucky enough to win, I will treasure them! I hope this chapter in your life quickly becomes the best one yet!

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  15. Marie, it was pleasure to revamp your blog. The recipe categories are perfect plus the additional recipes. We eat with our eyes and seeing your fabulous food makes me want to get in the kitchen and whip up something. I do cook a lot. I showed my husband your blog and he totally agreed about British food. You are making him a believer. I cannot wait to try some of your recipes. Good luck on your new exciting adventure. xo

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  16. Great to see you back at it again and I love your recipes. I love embroidering tea towels too.

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  17. Your new style blog is mighty. It certainly loads faster . Well done.
    I love your recipes because they always turn out perfectly. No tweaks needed. I've made loads of them. A very happy camper here.
    All the best for the future

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  18. I have found so many interesting recipes on your blog! One favorite is your Three Ingredient Cheese Scones--so easy and so tasty! I appreciate all the little cooking tips that you include (such as how to toast nuts). I have learned a lot and always look forward to your new posts. Thanks for sharing all your recipes!

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  19. There has not been a recipe of yours I haven’t loved! I follow you on IG & FB. I am so glad you are getting settled in. I wish you all the best.
    elizabeth

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  20. What a fabulous giveaway, I love the tea towel I can't believe you want only one favourite recipe!!!lol I love so many of the chicken recipes, I couldn't choose just one. I will choose, instead, blueberry scones, I love scones!

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  21. Wonderful new look to your blog! Congrats! I don’t do social media, I just have you in my bookmarked favorites. Your blog is inspiring and uplifting….your recipes are fabulous…..every single one I’ve made has been terrific. Sending hugs to you through this electronic thingy and best wishes on you and your family. xo, V

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  22. I recently made the Ginger Coconut Rice. I was very good. I also appreciated the information you provided about the care and handling of rice after it is cooked.

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  23. Have been following you on FB & IG for a few years. I will say your Victoria sponge just because there are just too many to name! This is really sweet of you.

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  24. I've been following and lurking on your accounts for a while.

    It has to be the small batch Morning Glory Muffins. Knowing how to cut down a recipe is always a challenge.

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  25. Leslie:
    I subscribe to your posts by email. My favorite recipe is your quick and easy rhubarb cake. Thank you for your posts and for doing this giveaway.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  26. Good morning Marie (5.30am here in the U.K ) This is an easy one - I have made thousands of your Quarter Cup Cookies . Such a useful quick and easy recipe ,to enjoy with a nice cup of tea and a good old natter with a friend anytime ! :) I hope you are keeping well , sending you lots of love and best wishes . Debbie :) xxx

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  27. I love your blog and all the interesting information you provided, and your background and interests. I have tried several recipes, but the favorite, especially of my grandchildren, are the muffins that have jam/preserves inside with the topping of butter and sugar. They love it when I use peach jam. Always look forward to this blog. I live in Virginia.

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  28. I love your blog and the many interesting things you provide, including your background. I have tried many recipes, but the favorite is the muffins that have jam//preserves inside and the butter/sugar topping. My grandchildren ask for these all the time. Thank you for sharing so much with your readers. I live in Virginia.

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  29. Isn't Linda the best? She did you proud -- it looks terrific, Marie, so clean and really very polished. Thank you for hosting such a fun giveaway. I already follow you on twitter and will do the FB page and insta now. And of course I already follow you here. I would love to be entered but if international postage is too much I'll understand if you limit your drawing to Canada. Big hugs and congratulations on the new look!

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  30. Started following your blog before I retired in 2015. Can’t pick a favorite but I love the remake of your recipes to feed 2. Love the new look and it is faster!

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  31. Hi Marie, my comment is a question……your embroidery is so cute and I want to know how you get the design on the towel. I have a bunch of dish towels I would like to embroider. Thanks for your help.

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  32. You know I love all you make. Hugs and love !

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  33. Hi Marie. I really like the new blog, and of course the recipes. The Bran muffins and the biscuit recipe are our favourites and have been for a few years now. I just made the strawberry rhubarb crisp and it was delicious. It seems all your recipes are perfect for us. I follow you on FB and now on Instagram; I don't do Twitter so you won't find me there.

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  34. Love embroidered tea towels and cookbooks - favorite receipe is your sheet pan lemon and herb chicken

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  35. My mouth waters ever day when I read your Facebook posts. I’m not on Instagram or Twitter, but I look forward to all your recipes. I’m a relatively new follower (only a few months), but I’ve recommended you to several people and now they follow you too! So pleased with your content — thank you!

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  36. I’m not an Instagram or Twitter user, but I’m a relatively new Facebook follower (only a couple of months) I also recommended your Facebook page to friends who now follow you there also. I love your content! Can’t wait to dive into the new website. Thanks so much. 💕

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  37. Love the new update to your site Marie, it has made viewing your recipes ten times easier on my phone now!
    I have made so many of your recipes but the one i always come back to are your bran muffins, i think the very first recipe i made of your was ultimate ginger bread, cannot be beat!
    Also love your embroidery I'm a sucker for anything hand made : ))

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  38. I look so forward to your posts and love the small batches as we are just back to being the two of us. My favorite is hard to pick! I seem to love most of them. Right now, as I am a cookie junkie, I will choose your Four Chocolate Chip cookies of perfection! We share many things age, loving to cook, and a fondness for cookies! thank you! I did all the things you asked to enter but I am not sure if I did them correctly! It made me use my Google but I get all my other goodies with another email. Anyways, I did them all! Your new site is great.

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  39. I like the skillet cherry cobbler looks great

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