Cookbook Giveaway - The Homestead Kitchen

Homestead Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Our Hearth to Yours, the debut title from Eve and Eivin Kilcher, is the back-to-nature lover's dream. Beautiful photographs, recipes made with fresh produce, wholesome ingredients along with homesteading tips and stories - make this an all-around great read. You can find out more about this title and try two recipes over at our review post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Homestead Kitchen to our EYB Members in the U.S. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Does the homesteading life appeal to you?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on January 18th, 2017. 

Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 18th for the names of the winners.



  • rchesser  on  12/13/2016 at 4:24 PM

    Yes it does appeal to me and has for awhile now. I think I was a homesteader in a previous life. There is still the family homesteading cabin on Chesser Island.

  • susankay  on  12/13/2016 at 4:38 PM

    Yes I think this would be fun!

  • cindymisho  on  12/13/2016 at 4:44 PM

    I am really interested to see what this book has to offer, it does appeal to me. "crossing fingers"

  • ballen  on  12/13/2016 at 5:45 PM

    Perhaps on a part-time basis ...

  • DKennedy  on  12/13/2016 at 6:06 PM

    Well, more as an experiment, not a life choice. I also was a big fan of Northern Exposure and the thought of living in rural Alaska has always been a romantic notion for me.

  • Missdith34  on  12/13/2016 at 6:29 PM


  • Lmeyers520  on  12/13/2016 at 7:38 PM

    I would love to have a book like this to add to my collection

  • edyenicole  on  12/13/2016 at 7:46 PM

    Yes, somehwhat it does.

  • sgump  on  12/13/2016 at 8:05 PM

    Yes--but I'd need help!

  • Lyndaherman  on  12/13/2016 at 8:48 PM

    I'd like to know more about it.

  • cupcakemommy  on  12/14/2016 at 5:55 AM

    Well, I love to fantasize about homesteading. I have the vegetable garden and the chickens so I've got a pretty good start going.

  • lhudson  on  12/14/2016 at 6:54 AM my age I like the comforts of urban/suburban life. Now if I was 30 years maybe it would appeal to me.

  • Siegal  on  12/14/2016 at 7:39 AM

    Yes! I like making my own items

  • dbielick  on  12/14/2016 at 7:58 AM

    No - close enough already with our country life. Tired of battling the critters and the elements!

  • PennyG  on  12/14/2016 at 9:45 AM

    No, though some aspects of it appeal to me. Still, the healthy, whole foods approach of the recipes in this book sound very appealing to me!

  • gjelizabeth  on  12/14/2016 at 3:37 PM

    I'd rather be inspired by others' adventures than homestead myself, but it does exert a pretty strong attraction!

  • tcjanes  on  12/14/2016 at 11:01 PM


  • Teruska  on  12/15/2016 at 11:27 AM

    We enjoy being able to take care of ourselves by gardening, canning, freezing, fermenting, baking. I cure our own bacon, hams. We make our own sausages.

  • catmommy9  on  12/15/2016 at 2:20 PM

    I'm not sure. I might be too lazy to do it.

  • ckbkcollector  on  12/16/2016 at 6:36 AM


  • daniellespinato1  on  12/16/2016 at 9:18 AM

    The food aspect of the homesteader life is appealing to me but not much else!

  • mpdeb98  on  12/16/2016 at 5:58 PM

    The type of food appeals to me but the lifestyle does not.

  • Mariarosa  on  12/16/2016 at 7:22 PM

    The independence aspect of homesteading appeals to me but the amount of work required does not :)

  • annieski  on  12/17/2016 at 1:41 AM

    No. Although it's easy to romanticize the idea.....

  • cocecitycook  on  12/17/2016 at 2:33 AM

    Homesteading is hard work but I love it!

  • bfg67  on  12/17/2016 at 6:23 AM

    yes would like sheep!

  • t.t  on  12/17/2016 at 7:21 PM

    It's my husband's dream, and there are aspects of it that I like, but I don't know if I have enough skills to survive full-time on a homestead...

  • laureljean  on  12/18/2016 at 9:38 AM

    Only certain parts, I'm afraid. I'd love to be able to get up in the a.m. to the sounds of nature, instead of the city. I'd love to grow and preserve my own food. I'd love to have a pantry stocked of jars of things only I have made. But I think that's as far as I could go.

  • GrammyBevie  on  12/18/2016 at 10:03 PM

    I am ABSOLUTELY interested! Especially when I watch Eve & Eivin doing all of this stuff!!! It is SO impressive, inspiring and you make it look so easy! Not sure I could do it, but would love to try!

  • sarahawker  on  12/19/2016 at 8:29 AM

    In some aspects, but I"m not sure it would "full time".

  • Deneenm  on  12/19/2016 at 8:45 AM

    I'm not sure really - maybe incorporate some aspects into my current lifestyle

  • Katiefayhutson  on  12/19/2016 at 11:50 PM


  • pandapotamus  on  12/21/2016 at 10:18 PM


  • Dmartin997  on  12/22/2016 at 5:50 PM

    Am interested in healthy and clean food. Would love to grow our food.

  • infotrop  on  12/22/2016 at 7:47 PM

    It's appealing but also seems challenging to manage if you are also working (for pay) fulltime.

  • smccandless  on  12/22/2016 at 10:00 PM

    I say "yes"!

  • auntietina  on  12/26/2016 at 1:34 AM

    I lived in rural Northern California for 12 years, where our nearest Home Depot/McDonalds, etc was 1.5 hours away. That was as close to homesteading as I ever want to get.

  • pwsnook  on  12/26/2016 at 10:44 AM

    It's appealing in concept, but I don't think I'm cut out for that kind of physical labor!

  • meggan  on  12/29/2016 at 10:31 AM

    Sometimes it does - when I am not feeling lazy!

  • JanScholl  on  12/31/2016 at 12:10 AM

    As long as I can continue my current life of honoring animals, yes. But I would only be able to live alone.

  • djoh437938  on  12/31/2016 at 7:37 AM

    yeah back to nature

  • lovelily1001  on  12/31/2016 at 9:16 AM

    i love the idea of homesteading, but it is more of a vacation for the imagination. that means reading about it is perfect!

  • muddypuppy2  on  12/31/2016 at 10:49 AM

    No, I did the "Green Acres" thing in Michigan for 7 years. I just like collecting cookbooks.

  • percussion03  on  1/1/2017 at 6:56 PM

    The modern version of it, anyway. We have chickens, guineas, and bees so far, and are learning how to garden in the woods, mostly with fruits, berries, and (hopefully) mushrooms.

  • homeeccentric  on  1/2/2017 at 8:36 AM

    I would love to homestead someday. Right now I'll stick to my tiny backyard garden.

  • lgroom  on  1/3/2017 at 10:43 PM

    I've tried a lot of it. Love to garden and preserve.

  • ravensfan  on  1/4/2017 at 7:13 AM

    It appeals a little bit.

  • dmass  on  1/4/2017 at 8:00 AM

    I dream of homesteading and grow a lot of the food we eat. I would love to read and learn how real homesteaders use their bounty.

  • lils74  on  1/5/2017 at 3:37 AM

    Absolutely; I already make jams, mustards and preserves but would love to learn and do more.

  • alirov  on  1/9/2017 at 12:43 AM

    It appeals to me a little bit but I don't think I could do it full time.

  • lebarron2001  on  1/9/2017 at 9:30 AM

    I'm not sure the lifestyle appeals to me but the recipes sure do !

  • ninaarahgnis  on  1/11/2017 at 9:30 AM

    Yes, completely!

  • AliceJ  on  1/14/2017 at 4:48 AM

    Yes. I know it gets romanticized, and the hard work is minimized, but still I am very interested.

  • amandacooks  on  1/17/2017 at 1:05 PM

    Possibly. I like the idea of doing more with less, but full-on homesteading would be a lot of work.

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  1/17/2017 at 1:56 PM

    I would love to have a big garden, but I know that there is so much more to homesteading than just that.

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