Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I am not above stealing....

a good idea, that is!  I have been itchin' to have a reason for a giveaway and thought I would just rip a page out of Carolyn Renee's book at Krazo Acres.  Since I am close to having 100 members - once I do, I will be giving away (drum roll)

A Dynamic Homestead-y Book Duo:

Living more with less by Doris Janzen Longacre


More-with-Less Cookbook (by the same author)

(Okay, it's not chocolate, but I'm not as well-connected as CR.)

These two books have been the source of so much good information (and great recipes) for me!  For those of you who are not familiar with them, Doris Longacre was a Mennonite woman who took on the formidable task of responding to the inequities of world resource distribution by putting it in a compelling, organized book and showing all of us how to find a better way to live.  The cookbook brings the same common sense, world view to the kitchen.

So, there it is -- only five more brave people have to sign up to belong to this blog and we're off!


  1. I have and use (a LOT) Ms. Longacre's "More-with-Less Cookbook." This (chocolateless) giveaway will be well worth it, Folks!

  2. I've heard of the first book, so would be possibly, maybe, kinda sorta interested in it (OK, I'd LOVE it)....but that means that I'd have to get rid of some books on my end. Sounds like a good idea; maybe we can have a dueling book giveaway???

  3. My mom still uses her More With Less from the seventies - no cover, index missing. What goes around comes around, I guess.

    I joined.

  4. Oh, I love the More with Less cookbook. I've also got the MCC's Extending the Table which does wonderful ethnic cuisine from all over the world- in the more with less theme.
    Definitely a give away worth it!!

  5. Ha! Only THREE more followers needed now! :)

  6. Come ON, new followers! I think I need new books!

  7. I'm number 100! I could use some good reads, so hopefully I'll win!

  8. Woohoo! That was fast! Thank you ALL! I will post the "official" giveaway post this afternoon.

  9. I just glanced up to the shelf above the computer desk where all our homesteading and "farm theory" books reside. Yes, there it is, "Living More with Less" snuggled up between Sue Bender's "Plain and Simple" and Jim Merkel's "Radical Simplicity." I grew up with LMWL and the cookbook too, though I think the cookbook is still at my parents' house. I still make Tuna Turnovers on a regular basis. Yum!