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Thursday, September 24

My New Favorite Cookbook, Morning Glory Farm…and a free GIVEAWAY!

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This giveaway is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

I recently received an email from Vineyard Stories, a publisher on Martha’s Vineyard, about a new cookbook called Morning Glory Farm by Tom Dunlop with photos by Alison Shaw. This email stood out for two reasons. First, I love the Cape and the Islands (Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket), so anything related immediately piques my interest. Second, they mentioned seasonal cooking, which I am increasingly interested in. I responded to the email and they sent me a copy of the book to review.Can I just say that I am SO happy I read that email? This cookbook is wonderful and I am excited to share it with all of you.

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Morning Glory Farm, which is filled with lovely photography, opens with the story of the Athearn family, who own and run Morning Glory Farm near Edgartown, MA on the Vineyard. A few recipes are woven into this first section of the book, which is both interesting and endearing. Next are recipes grouped by season. The recipes that I have tried so far have been healthy and delicious with wonderful, layered flavors. The recipes are also very approachable and uncomplicated. It’s definitely my kind of cookbook.

stuffed acorn squash

Since I like this book so much, I really wanted to share it with everyone. And what better way to share than to do a giveaway?

Enter for your chance to win a copy of Morning Glory Farm by adding a comment to this post by Midnight PT, Wednesday, September 30. One person will be randomly-selected as the winner, which will be announced on Thursday, October 1. I will also share one of my favorite recipes (pictured above) from the cookbook in that post, so be sure to check in next Thursday! (Click here for the recipe)

Big thanks to Vineyard Stories for making this giveaway possible!

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212 Comments »

  1. 1
    Nicole Beckstrand

    Sounds like a great cookbook! I’m in.

  2. 2
    Angelica

    Exciting! If the rest of the recipes turn out as fabulous as the one in the picture, then how can I resist this book?

  3. 3
    Nicole

    Ooooh, I love cookbooks!

    Nicole

  4. 4
    Ali

    OK, I hope I win something finally! :) But, I love cooking so this would be perfect.

  5. 5
    Lisa

    I love the idea of seasonal cooking. Can’t wait to check out the cookbook!

  6. Janers.
    I want this. I moved to America just so I could win a give-away so get giving a way (to me)!

    ps happy birthday tmrw chica. love ya.

  7. 8
    Renee

    Sounds like a really great cookbook! The acorn squash thing looks really yummy too.

  8. 9
    Valerie Gathright

    I’d love a copy!!

  9. 10
    Amanda

    What a great sounding cookbook!

  10. 11
    maren

    Beautiful book!

  11. 14
    michelle

    The acorn squash looks yummy!

  12. 15
    Katie B

    This looks like a great book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  13. 16
    megan

    hey lady, I’d like that cookbook, please!

  14. 17
    Shauna W.

    Sounds awesome!

  15. 18
    Teresa R

    I love the picture on the cover, can’t wait to try it!

  16. 19
    Barbara Ann Baker

    Hello, Miss Jane. What a special book. I bet it would be such a fun adventure to try these recipes from this East Coast family. Hope I win!!!

    XOXOX barbara ann

  17. Looks like a wonderful book!

  18. 21
    Deborah

    MMMM . . . I buy all my veggies there when I’m on MV. You’d love it, Jayne!

  19. 22
    FoxyJ

    I love cookbooks and that looks like a fun one!

  20. 23
    Jordan Smurthwaite

    I would LOVE to win that cookbook…that acorn squash looks amazing!

  21. 24
    Jennifer S.

    Yes, please!!!

  22. 25
    Em

    Looks delish.

  23. 26
    Heidi

    I am a cookbook collector!!!!!!

  24. 27
    Dyan

    I love the idea of cooking seasonally and of course new cookbooks!

  25. 28
    Sarah S

    I’ve been cooking seasonally – I’m going to check this out!

  26. 29
    Laura

    I would judge this book by it’s cover and buy it! Would love to learn more seasonal cooking info. for those of us on the east coast. Thanks!

  27. 30
    Helen Naylor

    Cooking seasonally is so wise! Love that idea!

  28. 31
    Pat

    Seasonal cooking – ie fruit in the season thereof?- sounds like inspiration. Sign me up too!

  29. 32
    Shellie

    I need some ideas for cooking!!!

  30. 33
    Kim M

    Sounds great–I love reading cookbooks!

  31. 34
    Kelly

    Absolutely beautiful pics! And super delicious looking too:)

  32. 35
    Morgan

    Count me in!

  33. 36
    martha

    Seasonal cooking is the way to go when you’re looking for the best tasting food! Looks like an interesting book.

  34. 37
    Wendy F

    I would love a new cookbook to create new yummies!

  35. 38
    Sam McIntyre

    Yummy, The picture you included, the filled squash, looks sooo incredibly tasty. It looks like an awesome cookbook. Great webiste Maynard.

  36. 39
    Becca

    wow, beautiful!

  37. 40
    Leslie

    I would love, love, love to win this book. I really want to visit this part of the country someday so this book would be great prep, don’t you think? :)

  38. 41
    Soybeanlover

    Ohh! Seasonal cooking is definitely something I’d be interested in learning how to do more of. Count me in!

  39. 42
    Natalie C

    I LOVE agood cookbook!

  40. 43
    Linda M

    This cookbook sounds like one I’d like to add to my collection~

  41. 44
    Aunt Deb

    I love it already!

  42. 45
    Brooke

    Me Me! Pick Me! Miss you Jane. I would love to have this book. I can use all the help I can get in the kitchen!

  43. 46
    dottie

    It looks so inviting – and my favorite hobby – FOOD!

  44. 47
    Jen

    Looks like a keeper!

  45. 48
    Jeannine

    I love cookbooks. Thanks for the giveaway

  46. That cover is gorgeous and the cookbook looks awesome.

  47. 50
    Mary Verrilli

    I love cookbooks!

  48. 51
    Jenny

    So fun! Thanks for the giveaway and the beautiful food!

  49. Wow, this looks great. Please enter me!

  50. 53
    Emily

    hey jane! love the giveaway. and this cookbook looks like a great way to start the fall off. thanks.

  51. 54
    robin forman

    Sounds delightful- thanks for sharing!

  52. 55
    stacy

    i’ve never been to the cape or any of the islands, but i love the pictures you post of your time there. one day i’ll get there too! here’s to lucky #55! <3

  53. 56
    Sara

    Ooh, new recipes for Fall. Sounds wonderful.

  54. 57
    Andrea MacDonald

    That sounds like my kind of cookbook. Thanks for the chance.

  55. 58
    YvonneinLA

    This cookbook looks really good. Thanks for the chance to win!

  56. Sounds like a great book! Sign me up!

  57. Thanks for keeping me in the know Miss Jane.

  58. 61
    Whitney

    Looks like a great cookbook!

  59. 62
    Michele Wang

    I love the idea of cooking by seasons. It looks wonderful. Thanks Jane.

  60. 63
    Genelle

    Who doesn’t love a good cookbook?! The stuffed butternut squash looks amazing! Thanks for offering a giveaway!!!

  61. 64
    Beth

    This looks right up my alley!!!! Oh, I hope I win. And I am loving your site. I’m a new visitor.

  62. 65
    Karen

    I love seasonal cooking! Thanks for a great cookbook idea.

  63. 66
    Holly M

    I love the idea of cooking with the seasons. I have to say, I love your site — I’ve visited periodically for several months now, but never commented. (Sorry) :) I love your approach to simple, but effective menus and easy but yummy recipes. And the fact that you cook with your cute daughter is so cute. Mine loves to cook with me, too. Anyway, great site. Sign me up for the drawing! :) Take care.

  64. 67
    brittany

    you can never have too many cookbooks!

  65. 68
    DEIDRA SMITH

    YUM!

  66. 69
    Stephanie

    Seasonal cooking does keep things fresh and I love the cover picture. Nice find.

  67. 70
    Tammy Blais

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this beautiful cookbook!

  68. 71
    Jennie Tanner

    Sounds like a fabulous cookbook!

  69. 72
    Kelly

    The colors in the photo are wonderful! Yummy! Thanks for the opportunity!

  70. 73
    Nikki

    beautiful squash shot! I’d love to have this book..

  71. 74
    Lisa

    Beautiful cover!

  72. 76
    Jenny

    I love to cook! I even work at a bakery. Could use a few more good recipes.

  73. 77
    Anna

    Hi Jane. Great to see you the other day! This book looks really lovely!

  74. 78
    Kate Weed

    I love the sounds of this. I want to get more into cooking!

  75. I love seasonal cooking too – I’d love to be able to try some East Coast recipes!

  76. 80
    Alyee Snow

    I just enjoyed my first butternut squash soup with chile of the season this afternoon. Even though I live in San Diego and it was almost 90 degrees today, I am bringing in Fall one sip at a time! The picture of the acorn squash looks amazing. I will have to experiment!

  77. 81
    Emma

    Looks like a great cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway.

  78. 82
    Tom

    Ah, great New England cooking. I can’t wait to go back home to New England tomorrow.

  79. 83
    Traci

    I’ve been waiting for fall just so I can make some stuffed squash…one of our favorites. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  80. 84
    Karen

    I love cookbooks – especially ones that tell a story. I just bought acorn squash yesterday to do a stuffed squash recipe. For some reason, I have no luck with growing winter squashes in my garden.

    I hope I win.

  81. 85
    Tracie

    I am a cookbook fanatic and this one looks gorgeous! I hope I win!

  82. 86
    Lyndsay

    Sweat, blisters, and living with some interesting figures in their barn have earned me this cookbook….even if it was (gulp) 13 years ago????!!!! Wow. When did Iget so old?

  83. 87
    Patty

    Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing it!

  84. 88
    Brooke

    I love cookbooks! This one looks awesome! Thank you!

  85. Awesome giveaway — really keeping my fingers crossed for this one!! And I can’t wait to hear more about that squash. Are you going to share the recipe?

  86. 90
    Rachael

    Definitely sounds like a needed edition to my cookbook library!

  87. 91
    krissyn

    I love cookbooks! especially from my neck of the woods. I dont live on the cape but I am a Massachusetts native born and bred…

  88. 92
    Mary Ann Hansen

    I’m in. I don’t always cook what’s inside but this one looks like it might be used.

  89. 93
    Julie

    Sounds delish!

  90. Book looks beautiful! I’m interested!

  91. 95
    Amy

    Look like some beautiful pictures and yummy recipes!

  92. 96
    heidi

    i feel so greedy whenever i comment for a giveaway! ;) i really would be super excited to win. but what can i give to you?!?! h’mmm… your blog posted on my blog. there ya go. :) thanks for the giveaway!

  93. 97
    Gina

    Sounds great! Pick me!

  94. 98
    Collette

    Ooo pick me pick me..I’m a New England girl!!!

  95. 99
    Kimmie S

    I love cookbooks and can’t wait to see the squash recipe!

  96. 100
    Carla

    Sounds like a beautiful cookbook, I would love to win! Thanks.

  97. 101
    Nicole M.

    Sounds like a lovely cookbook!

  98. 102
    Spitfire

    Pick me! This book looks fabulous. Thanks.

  99. 103
    Lori H

    Sounds like a great cookbook! Here’s hoping…

  100. 104
    Sarah

    I LOVE cookbooks!!!! fingers crossed!

  101. 105
    Lisa

    I’m usually not a big fan of fruit in savory dishes, but the photo of that squash looks so good! I’m going to have to check this book out.

  102. 106
    Brittany B

    Oooh! I love to try new recipes!!

  103. 107
    Denise

    Where have all these people come from? We need all these people to post menus next week for extra inspiration.

  104. 108
    kidkopf

    Pick me! Pick me! I’d love to check it out. (I’d love to go to New England, also…do you have a give away for that?;)

  105. 109
    Cindy

    I would take a new cook book over new shoes anyday! Thanks for the opportunity.

  106. 110
    JennyA

    Sounds delightful- thanks for sharing!

  107. 111
    Amy

    I’m a cookbook junkie! Would love to check this one out!

  108. 112
    Amy Fago

    Beautiful cover! Can’t wait to see the inside! :) Hope you are doing well!

  109. 113
    Nama

    This book looks wonderful! And that recipe looks to die for…I can’t wait until next Thursday!

  110. 114
    Susan

    Sounds great. I am into seasonal cooking. I have an acorn squash that is just waiting for that recipe you will post next week! Can’t wait ! Susan

  111. 116
    Owenne O

    Would love love love to try this cookbook!

  112. 117
    Sam

    I would love this cookbook. It looks wonderful!

  113. 118
    Lana

    Thanks for a great giveaway. I would love this cookbook!

  114. 119
    Lacey

    This is my first time to your site and I LOVE it!!!! I will be adding it to my favorites. Thank you!

  115. 120
    Beth

    Oh this giveaway looks great!!! I’m excited to have found you blog, too. YAY! I hope I win.

  116. 121
    Kristy

    That book looks interesting.

  117. 122
    Amy

    Hooray for learning more about cooking seasonally.

  118. 123
    Loran

    That looks like a yummy book! Yes, please.

  119. 124
    Ronna

    I’m always looking for new and interesting cookbooks.

  120. I’m really intrigued by that squash photo. Can’t wait to see the recipe!

  121. 126
    Melissa

    That looks like a great cook book! Seasonal cooking would be so great to learn about. Especially since I know practically nothing about gardening.

  122. 127
    Dianne

    That squash looks delicious! Sounds like a great cookbook.

  123. 128
    Lisa

    You had me at seasonal cooking. I love the photo of the filled acorn squash! I can’t wait for all the fall squash(es?) to start showing up at the local markets.

  124. 129
    Allison

    I need all the cooking help I can get, clearly. Count me in.

  125. 130
    Sue

    Yum! Just in time for fall!

  126. 131
    Joyce

    This book looks inspiring!

  127. 132
    heww

    Maybe my wife will start cooking….

  128. 133
    mawa

    Fat chance….maybe my husband will start cooking!!!

  129. 134
    Emilee

    Beautiful photography and delicious food? Sign me up!

  130. 135
    Adrianne

    i always need another cookbook. thanks jane!

  131. 136
    Karen

    This book looks great! I’m starting to get into gardening and am always looking for seasonal recipes.

  132. 137
    Deana

    Everyone needs a new cookbook!

  133. 138
    amy

    Might just be the thing I need to remind myself that I still need to make an in-person visit to Martha’s Vineyard!

  134. 139
    Natalee Maynes

    This looks incredible! The photo you took is awesome!

  135. 140
    Sues

    That looks like an awesome book. And that butternut squash dish looks amazing!

  136. 141
    Michelle Garff

    I love the idea of cooking seasonally – and the squash dish you made looks so yummy! I am definitely interested!

  137. 142
    Liz Van Holstyn

    I am a cookbook fanatic. Thanks for the giveaway!

  138. 144
    Kari College

    What a great cookbook. Would make a wonderful wedding present.

  139. 145
    Angela S

    Well, I have enjoyed your blog for awhile now, but have never left a comment. Maybe my first comment will be a lucky winner since the cookbook looks fantastic!

  140. 146
    Candra

    Whoa….that looks so good. You’ve definitely got me curious about that book!

  141. 147
    Allison

    I would love that cookbook, not to mention the cape and the islands as well!

  142. 148
    Angi

    This cookbook looks great! I have been so inspired to do more meal planning from your website and I love getting new ideas! Thanks!

  143. 149
    Becky

    Oooh, yummy, I love trying new recipes!

  144. 150
    Heather Pingel

    I would love to try seasonal cooking! Count me in.

  145. 151
    Maria Hartnett

    Looks great!

  146. 152
    Betsy Y

    I love trying something new.

  147. 153
    Kelli

    I’m also interested in seasonal cooking – tastes better and saves money, I think!

  148. 154
    Brenlin

    I love eating what’s in season. This cookbook would be helpful to us.

  149. 155
    Lauren

    I love Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket!! I would love to see what this cookbook serves up!

  150. 156
    Cee

    This looks so good! I looked at the index on Amazon, and there are so many delicious recipes to try!! Thank you!

  151. 157
    Michelle

    I love seasonal cooking!

  152. 158
    brooke

    Yes. very interesting.

  153. 159
    Emma

    YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!

  154. 160
    stephanie

    Please, oh please, oh please!

  155. 161
    Liz Brown

    Oh this is my kind of cookbook!! I am always on the lookout for a cookbook that has simple, delicious recipes, and cooking by season…sounds even better!

  156. 162
    Pam

    I’ve always wanted to go to the cape but have not had the opportunity. Would love a new cookbook from the area.

  157. Oh, I would absolutely LOVE this cookbook! ❤

  158. 164
    Adri

    Chances are slim, but I’m always interested in a new cookbook! Thanks!

  159. 165
    Helen

    Your blog is fast becoming one of my favorites! Crossing my fingers and toes to win the cookbook~~~~~~~~~!!!!

  160. Looks great! I so love new cookbooks and need to cook seasonally now that we’re in a CSA.

  161. 167
    Megan

    Oh, this looks so good! I love cookbooks, and reading them cover to cover.

  162. 168
    Jess Green

    I need something new and exciting!!!

  163. 169
    Suzi Sanderson

    I NEED TO GET LAID and they say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – help me,please!!

  164. 170
    Heather

    This looks yummy! I’m always ready for a new cookbook!

  165. 171
    Robin

    Oh, I love it! Looks like a good story too! :)

  166. 172
    Melissa

    What an awesome cookbook! I’ve just started collecting New England cookbooks — this would be a great addition.

  167. 174
    Annie

    This seems like great inspiration to dig a really awesome garden next year!

  168. 175
    ashley

    sounds like a great cookbook!

  169. This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

  170. 177
    kristin

    beautiful book cover!

  171. 178
    Melissa

    Mmmm! I need a new cookbook.

  172. 179
    Emily

    This would be a perfect birthday gift for me. I LOVE cookbooks!

  173. 180
    Annmarie

    The Vineyard is my favorite place in the world and we always go to the Morning Glory Farm Stand whenever we are there. I would love this book!

  174. 181
    linda

    A cookbooks with seasonal recipes – I like the sounds of this already. This is a great contest. Thanks for hosting it Jane!

  175. Here’s to the mighty success of Morning Glory Farm!

  176. 183
    Jen

    YUM! I’d love to win :)

  177. 184
    Alicia

    I love a farm book! :D

  178. 185
    Terri Upton

    I love cookbooks!!

  179. 187
    Brooke

    sounds interesting – I’m in!

  180. 188
    Lois H

    What a wonderful cook book to have a chance to win.

  181. 189
    Aileen

    Seasonal cooking!! Would love to win and learn more from this beautiful cookbook. Thanks for the give-a way, Jane.

  182. 190
    Carole

    I was thinking about getting a new cookbook just today. Wouldn’t it be great to win one?

  183. 191
    Lauren

    I love you Jane! You have inspired me many times. I actually recently made a wild rice-stuffed-acorn-squash recipe… looks similar to the picture. I can’t wait for your recipe. That cookbook looks great!

    P.S. I loved your family chili recipe. It is now my family chili recipe.

  184. 192
    Maria Pitts

    I know my husband would love if I cooked some of the seasonal recipes he grew up eating. Would love my hands on this recipe book!

  185. 193
    Kerri

    I could use any help in the kitchen! I hope I win!

  186. 194
    Ali

    I’m intrigued, what is that delicious looking squash recipe? I would love to check out the cookbook.

  187. 195
    Sarah A.

    I love the picture you took. The food looks and sounds absolutely delicious. I hope I get to be the lucky one.

  188. 196
    Julie Bakker

    Cooking seasonally has been my challenge this past spring and summer! I would love a crack at that cookbook!

  189. 197
    Kiasa

    I’m in search of some good seasonal recipe inspiration right now. The book sounds and looks beautiful!

  190. 198
    Peg Currie

    Love Cape and Islands,30 year retired teacher having fun in the kitchen again!Peg Currie

  191. 199
    Rosalee E

    looks like a great cookbook! Your blog is pretty awesome as well! :)

  192. 200
    Katie

    Cool cookbook – pick me! Love your blog!

  193. 201
    Nancy

    Someone has to win, right? Anyone would be happy with this.

  194. This looks like a fantastic cookbook, I would love to win! :)

  195. 203
    Donna

    This is my first to your blog. I’m a New Englader and would be happy to enjoy this cookbook.

  196. 204
    Angie

    What a wonderful cookbook! I would love to try some recipes!

  197. 205
    Susan

    That book looks wonderful! I am hoppin in here too!

  198. 206
    Sarah

    I would love to win! Looks delish!

  199. 207
    Jessica Hansen

    I am comment number 207! That is Maine’s area code! Its a sign.

  200. 208
    Heather Slopak

    Looks great & I love to collect cookbooks.

  201. 209
    maria

    I am always up for a new book!

  202. 210
    Sherri S

    I love trying new recipes! What a SWEET giveaway. Thanks for sharing.

  203. 211
    Leah

    Always up for another wonderful cookbook.

  204. 212
    Lindsay

    just started getting a CSA box. seasonal recipes would be great!

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