Friday Favorites

I recently wrote a feature for the Kinfolk journal about Salt of the Earth, an amazing restaurant here in Michigan.  I thought I’d share a few extra photos here today.  Everyone needs to eat there.  So amazing!

I adore Wayfare!  Have you seen it?

I could watch this blooper reel all day every day.  So excited for the new season!

Off to Mackinac Island to eat fudge and ride bikes this weekend!  Can’t wait for the chilly weather that’s been forecasted!  GIMME SWEATERS!  GIMME PANTS!

Have a wonderful weekend!  And, don’t forget to go leave a comment for a chance to win the Tartine cookbook!


And the winner is…

I am so happy that so many people wanted to win this book!  (For those of you that didn’t win, don’t fret!  I’ve still got more cookbooks to give away in the coming months!)

Thanks to the random number generator…

So this means the winner is…

Congratulations!  Email me your info at emily (at) tar-tryin (dot) com!  I’m so excited for you – you’ll have to let me know how your double-chocolate cookies turn out!




A Tartine cookbook giveaway!

I was going to wait until later in the week, but I can wait no longer!  I get so excited about giving people this cookbook!  The lovely folks at Chronicle Books (seriously, the nicest people!) are all about sharing the love and have sponsored all these cookbook giveaways here on my blog!

Clearly, I love this cookbook and am having an amazing time sharing my journey through the entire thing.  I’m sure people are wondering where the recipes are, but I’d be sharing the entire cookbook which violates a thousand rules of copyright.  (I did share three amazing recipes around the holidays for the bake-along series!)

For your chance to win the cookbook, here’s what you do:  Take a look through the baking checklist, and leave a comment here letting me know what the first thing you’d want to make in the book!  All comments need to be posted here by midnight on Thursday February 2, 2012 (EST) to be in the running.  I’ll announce the winner this Friday (February 3), and someone will have this cookbook in time to whip up some chocolatey Valentine’s goodies!


And the winner is…

I already told you how excited about the Tartine Bread cookbook I am here, so there’s no need to continue the gushing right at the moment.  I want to sincerely thank everyone who participated!  There were so many of you that were eager to get your hands on the prize!  I thought it was fitting to put all of your names into a loaf of bread and pull out the winner.  No, I didn’t.  That would have been amazing though.  So many names went into a bag, I shook it up very well and pulled out the winner!

I am just SO COMPLETELY excited for…

You won the cookbook!  A stipulation of winning – you MUST let me know how it turns out for you!  Promise?!  Please don’t let it sit on a shelf for four years like I did with the Tartine bakery cookbook!

*please send me your address (kastner.emily@gmail.com) so I can get the book in your hands soon!


You still have the rest of the weekend to enter for a chance to win the most beautiful cookbook ever, Tartine Bread!  Follow the link, like the FB page, share/comment on the photo!  The winner will be announced Monday!  Good luck!

Tartine Bread cookbook giveaway!


Tartine Bread: COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY! (closed)

Since I’ve been talking about how much I love bread today, I thought it would be perfect and timely to give away one of these beautiful cookbooks to one of you lucky people out there!  Oh, and since I’m so thankful for bread, giving away a cookbook around Thanksgiving makes a lot of sense!

Seriously, the bread from Tartine is perfect!  To wield the power to remake it in your own kitchen – that’s crazy!  The day I got home from my SF trip I got a text from my dad: “Unveiled first bread to the public last night.  It’s great, what artisan bread is all about.  Love the crust.”  My dad has been on a personal mission to make some amazing bread, and I pointed him in the direction of the Tartine Bread cookbook a few months ago, simply because I love their bread, and their bakery cookbook (clearly).  The cookbook is honestly beautiful!  The pictures could be ripped out and framed (I wouldn’t advise that though), and the book has one of those squishy covers that could be used for a pillow if you were in some sort of weird jam where you were stuck somewhere, needed to sleep, and only had this cookbook.

What do you have to do to get your hands on one?  Head over the the Facebook page, (“like” it if you haven’t yet!), find the picture of the cookbook, comment on it, and share that post to your wall!  IT’S THAT EASY!

All “shares” in order to be considered in the giveaway need to be completed by Sunday November 27 at 12:00 pm EST. 

Seriously, you should do this!  You can win it, make some fantastic bread, then brag to all of your friends about how amazing you are because you bake your own bread.


So excited to announce the winner of the first Tartine cookbook giveaway!  I really loved reading al

So excited to announce the winner of the first Tartine cookbook giveaway! I really loved reading al


Don’t forget to leave a comment today for your chance to win a copy of the Tartine cookbook!!!  Follow the link above to leave a comment on the giveaway post!  I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow! 

Don’t forget about the giveaway!