Cookbook Giveaway - A Year of Picnics

While Ashley English's A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors is, in theory, a cookbook and guide that shares the keys to a perfect picnic, the great selection of recipes can be used for any occasion - basket and blanket optional.

For more information on this cookbook, please see our review post, which shares a recipe for Trail Mix Blondies.

We are pleased to offer five copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you like to try first?

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 June 24th, 2017

76 Comments

  • Kristjudy  on  5/20/2017 at 9:54 AM

    The berry cake!

  • Rosesrpink50  on  5/20/2017 at 10:00 AM

    I would make the seafood sliders with the Moroccan apple salad!

  • Joy001  on  5/20/2017 at 10:01 AM

    Moroccan apple salad! Yum!

  • Ziggy7  on  5/20/2017 at 10:54 AM

    Zucchini Gratin!

  • cocecitycook  on  5/20/2017 at 12:58 PM

    Pickled eggs sounds like great picnic food!

  • heyjude  on  5/20/2017 at 1:44 PM

    I can always use a new gazpacho recipe.

  • AGENT99  on  5/20/2017 at 2:23 PM

    Birdseed cookies!

  • ravensfan  on  5/20/2017 at 2:48 PM

    Zucchini gratin

  • Siegal  on  5/20/2017 at 3:51 PM

    Mojito slaw

  • eileen2015  on  5/20/2017 at 4:59 PM

    Mushroom beef stew

  • eileen2015  on  5/20/2017 at 5:00 PM

    Mushroom beef stew

  • blue_ribbon_baker  on  5/20/2017 at 5:52 PM

    I love everything cardamom so the Cardamom Pistachio and Citrus Bundt Cake...or the Cardamom Rose Water and Berry Coffee Cake!

  • lpatterson412  on  5/20/2017 at 6:02 PM

    I know it is indulgent but I would love to try the s'mores brownies! I'm really hoping that it is similar too the ones from the camp days, those were amazing!

  • jupflute  on  5/20/2017 at 6:21 PM

    Mango Lassi ice pops

  • JanScholl  on  5/20/2017 at 11:29 PM

    Birdseed coolies! How cool is that!

  • lgroom  on  5/21/2017 at 3:00 AM

    That gazpacho recipe lists some different ingredients -- I'd have to try that first.

  • lhudson  on  5/21/2017 at 6:41 AM

    My husband and I spend a lot of time canoeing the nearby rivers and we always take a lunch or snacks so I would like to try the Smoky Paprika Apple Chips.

  • skyejaden  on  5/21/2017 at 12:25 PM

    I want to try the maple poundcake!

  • mpdeb98  on  5/22/2017 at 9:07 AM

    Chimichurri chicken

  • skipeterson  on  5/22/2017 at 10:59 AM

    Spring onion and chicken liver pâté

  • lebarron2001  on  5/22/2017 at 11:25 AM

    Herbed Green Beans with Pistachios

  • sgump  on  5/22/2017 at 11:57 AM

    The maple poundcake sounds nice--and would certainly be portable!

  • trudys_person  on  5/22/2017 at 10:31 PM

    Trail Mix Blondies sound great and satisfying after or during a hike!

  • akrupnick  on  5/22/2017 at 11:03 PM

    Cardamom, rosewater coffeecake

  • skbaker3791  on  5/23/2017 at 8:04 PM

    I can't seem to resist cookies- Birdseed cookies sound like the perfect themed cookie for a picnic!

  • JenJoLa  on  5/23/2017 at 9:49 PM

    There were a number of tempting recipes but I think I'll have to go with Swedish crèmes with rhubarb compote.

  • Dmartin997  on  5/24/2017 at 11:41 PM

    Beef jerky

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 4:24 AM

    Gingersnap and coconut lime tassies :)

  • crowlands  on  5/25/2017 at 7:04 AM

    S'mores brownies. Perfect for outdoors!

  • VickiN  on  5/25/2017 at 7:13 AM

    Ham, Gouda, & Pear Sandwiches

  • BarkingHen  on  5/25/2017 at 8:18 AM

    Maple pound cake... yum!

  • annierae  on  5/25/2017 at 8:52 AM

    Cardamom Rosewater Berry Coffee cake!

  • Ozma81  on  5/25/2017 at 9:57 AM

    bird seed cookies

  • stargirl  on  5/25/2017 at 10:12 AM

    carbonara nests! my favorite pasta dish!

  • thewoobdog  on  5/25/2017 at 10:12 AM

    Carrot and Fennel Quick Pickle! Or Roasted Carrot and Fennel dip (mmmmm, all the fennel)

  • nandag  on  5/25/2017 at 10:57 AM

    Mason jar apple cardamom crumbles

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  5/25/2017 at 12:20 PM

    I would make the Gingersnap and coconut lime tassies first.

  • dbielick  on  5/25/2017 at 1:10 PM

    Seafood sliders

  • matag  on  5/25/2017 at 2:38 PM

    Seafood sliders

  • rstuart  on  5/25/2017 at 3:40 PM

    Maple Poundcake!

  • jlemoine  on  5/25/2017 at 8:10 PM

    The Moroccan apple salad sounds delicious!

  • love2chow  on  5/26/2017 at 9:18 AM

    Romanian meatball soup (Ciorba de persioare) as it sounds adventuresome

  • mfl  on  5/26/2017 at 9:21 AM

    Spring onion and chicken liver pâté

  • vinochic  on  5/26/2017 at 3:05 PM

    Pistachio, apricot, and fennel biscotti

  • magicandmayhem  on  5/26/2017 at 3:09 PM

    I'm guessing most of the recipes won't work for our family (we're gluten free and vegetarian) but the Moroccan apple salad sounds nice.

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 5:13 PM

    Moroccan Apple Salad sounds delicious! (This is the 2nd time today I have selected the same recipe as the poster above me!)

  • juazella  on  5/26/2017 at 5:22 PM

    Peach and lemon verbena clafoutis

  • t.t  on  5/27/2017 at 12:32 AM

    chimichurri chicken

  • Foodo  on  5/27/2017 at 7:45 AM

    Ginger snap and coconut lime tassies

  • anightowl  on  5/28/2017 at 9:53 PM

    At the risk of being labeled a copycat...Gingersnap and coconut lime tassies :)

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:29 AM

    Pickled Eggs

  • Scotsman61  on  5/30/2017 at 6:24 PM

    Pickled eggs, I love Pickled Eggs!!

  • fiarose  on  5/31/2017 at 11:47 AM

    mmmm...birdseed cookies, watercress and feta salad, seafood sliders, moroccan apple salad, couscous feta and herb salad, smoky cauliflower spread, fig and orange skillet cake...i love the idea of this book!

  • annieski  on  6/1/2017 at 10:04 AM

    Trail mix blondies

  • sarahawker  on  6/2/2017 at 8:25 AM

    I have kids so.... Grilled PB&J

  • elinwoods  on  6/2/2017 at 9:08 AM

    The cardamom and rose water coffee cake!

  • kitchenclimbers  on  6/8/2017 at 1:37 PM

    mojito slaw

  • mwaters  on  6/9/2017 at 4:06 PM

    Quinoa and pecan casserole

  • heyjude  on  6/9/2017 at 6:54 PM

    The gazpacho recipe sounds delicious.

  • Cjelineo  on  6/9/2017 at 7:27 PM

    I would try the Birdseed Cookies!

  • CBLee  on  6/9/2017 at 7:53 PM

    I would try the recipe "Maple Pound cake" first.

  • MSR  on  6/10/2017 at 4:06 AM

    Carrot and fennel quick pickle

  • gioia5  on  6/10/2017 at 8:09 AM

    birdseed cookies!!

  • Cruisin14fun  on  6/10/2017 at 10:26 AM

    Grilled PB&J

  • AlexandraCohenSpiegler  on  6/10/2017 at 11:33 PM

    Cheesy kale chips

  • Nancith  on  6/11/2017 at 9:04 PM

    Gingersnap and coconut lime tassies sound like fun!

  • sequoia55  on  6/12/2017 at 1:02 AM

    mushroom beef stew

  • Uhmandanicole  on  6/12/2017 at 4:25 AM

    Cardamom, rose water, and berry coffee cake

  • ktwalla  on  6/12/2017 at 6:45 AM

    Peach and lemon verbena clafoutis.

  • nomadchowwoman  on  6/12/2017 at 10:20 AM

    Rosemary lemon bars sound like another tasty way to use some of the rosemary on my ginormous bush!

  • kaluzwilliams  on  6/15/2017 at 10:58 AM

    how do I log into the Rafflecopter contest ? I followed the link but I couldn't figure out where/how to sign up.

  • tarae1204  on  6/15/2017 at 1:39 PM

    Everything looks amazing! My children and I would love mango lassi pops

  • mommaG  on  6/15/2017 at 4:30 PM

    Potato salad

  • orchidlady01  on  6/17/2017 at 2:22 AM

    The Maple poundcake sounds delicious!

  • meggan  on  6/19/2017 at 9:56 AM

    The Gingersnap and coconut lime tassies sound good.

  • shoffmann  on  6/24/2017 at 7:16 PM

    The smoked salmon and herb finger sandwiches sound really nice.

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