Elana’s Almond Flour Cookbook Goes to …


First, I’m happy to announce that The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook by my dear and lovely friend, fellow gluten-free blogger, and chef extraordinaire, Elana Amsterdam, will be going to not one, but two, lucky readers! Yippee!!

When I left for the BlogHer Food conference at the end of last month, I tucked one copy in my suitcase planning to ask Elana to sign it for my giveaway. Once I got to the conference and actually met Elana, I realized that I really should have brought both my copies—my own personal copy for her to sign and the other for her to sign for the giveaway. I felt like a ninny for forgetting it. Unfortunately, that’s the kind of thing that happens when a girl tosses out a third of the contents of her carry-on to ensure that 1) she can hoist it into the overhead bin and 2) that it won’t get vetoed as a carry-on. First, I asked Elana to sign my personal copy, which she so graciously did. Then I headed out to the “bookstore” set up by BlogHer to sell all the books available by bloggers. I snagged a copy and hurried back in to get Elana’s signature on that giveaway copy. (That’s the one I’m holding in the photo in this post of Elana’s on BlogHer Food.) While I was at BlogHer Food, I posted the giveaway announcement for the one signed copy. Therefore, I wasn’t sure what I’d do with the unsigned copy left at home. However, with the great response here for the giveaway, I decided to give both the signed and unsigned copies away.

I used an online random number generator to choose the winners via comment number. Now, finally, for the part you really want to hear about … the winners. The first winner was actually the last entrant, Sarah Tolson. She will receive the signed copy. The second winner is CinnamonQuill. She will receive the unsigned copy. Elana’s cookbook is so terrific that I don’t think she’ll mind. If she’s lucky, she’ll get to meet Elana one day, in which case, I’m certain Elana would be delighted to autograph her copy. CinnamonQuill didn’t enter too much before the deadline either. All of that goes to show that as long as you get in before the deadline expires, it’s never too late to enter a giveaway! Congratulations, Sarah and CinnamonQuill! Ladies, please email me your mailing addresses so I can get your cookbooks in the mail tomorrow. :-)

Thanks to all for participating!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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10 Responses to “Elana’s Almond Flour Cookbook Goes to …”

  1. Pam on October 6th, 2009 6:04 pm

    Congrats to the winners!

    • Shirley on October 7th, 2009 10:57 pm

      Hi, Pam–Thanks for taking the time to congratulate Sarah and CinnamonQuill! :-) Eventually everyone gets to win at these giveaways … it’s all fun!


  2. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free on October 7th, 2009 9:29 pm

    You are so generous, Shirley. It’s so clear that you love your readers so very much.

    • Shirley on October 7th, 2009 11:03 pm

      Amy–Thank you … I do love my gfe readers! I wish everyone could win at these giveaways. But, with all the different ones on sites, I think the joy of participating and wonderful products being given away at so many blogs–yours included–ensures that everyone has fun with the giveaways. Even when we don’t win, we can be happy for those who do. :-)


  3. Sarah Tolson on October 10th, 2009 12:51 pm

    Yay!!! I am so so excited.. Can’t wait to get that in the mail. :) Thank you so much!!

    Thanks again!!

    • Shirley on October 10th, 2009 1:35 pm

      Hi, Sarah– :-) You’re so welcome! I’ll send it out on Monday … oops, Tuesday … the mail won’t go out on Monday due to Columbus Day. I edited out the mailing address part of your comment (so you won’t get unsolicited mail), but don’t worry I have it. For future reference, the link for my email address is on the sidebar under my About Me section. But perhaps I should move that. More has been added to my sidebar recently and it’s clearly harder to find immediately. Anyway, I’m so very happy for you! It’s always fun to win and Elana’s almond flour cookbook is such a worthy prize!

      Hugs from gfe,

  4. glutenfreeforgood on October 12th, 2009 6:49 am

    You felt like a ninny? I love that word! Oh, and I can relate to ninny-ness, that’s for sure.

    Congratulations to the winners of your gluten-free give-away! This was a delightful post, Shirley. Loved the light-hearted feeling of it, even if I wasn’t rewarded with another one of your magical flourless baked treats! :-)


    • Shirley on October 13th, 2009 6:55 am

      Hey Melissa!–I’m full of silly words like that … and the behaviors that support using them. LOL ;-) Glad to meet someone who is also occasionally a ninny. Admitting ninny-ness is the first step, you know?

      Thank you as always for your very kind words! And, I think the winners are pretty darned happy. :-)

      Next week I’ll give you a wonderful crustless treat … not flourless, but very little flour. Will that satisfy your need, dear girl?


  5. CinnamonQuill on October 13th, 2009 1:42 pm

    Wow, I seriously never win anything. Ever! This is so exciting! Thanks a million!

    • Shirley on October 13th, 2009 9:17 pm

      CinnamonQuill–There you are! Congratulations my dear! Now you can’t say that any more. LOL You might be on a roll now. One of my previous winners emailed me to tell me she just won another giveaway. It could happen to you, too. ;-)

      You’re so very welcome! I know you will enjoy Elana’s cookbook. I’ll get it in the mail tomorrow. :-)


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