A Matter of When – Giveaway

September 15, 2014

I’ve spent the day chatting about A Matter of When, now let’s get to the fun part, shall we?  How about a giveaway of an e-book copy?

But first, let’s talk about the little things that make life sweeter.

Rocker Henri can afford the finer things in life, but is won over by Sebastian’s kindness, highlighted in one simple gesture: a tuna fish sandwich unlike any he’s had before, because “anything worth doing is worth doing well.”

The sandwich reminds Henri of the when he was younger and his mother used to show affection with food. Sometimes we overlook the simplicity of the love baked into our favorite cookies, or a loved one making us soup when we don’t feel well.

Instead of simply entering a comment and telling me you like to enter the contest, why not name one comfort food that brings back good memories? You don’t have to, mind you, but I’d love to hear your stories.

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19 Responses to “A Matter of When – Giveaway”

  1. TD O'Malley says:

    My Mom’s lasagna. I always remember it being the best comfort food when I was small.

  2. Susan says:

    When I was young, my mother would make our favorite desert for our birthday. Mine was and is German Chocolate Cake, which is very time-consuming if made from scratch, as I learned when I made it as an adult. All the other family members liked simple things, but my mother took the time to make it for me each year.

  3. Charlie says:

    I grew up in Baltimore. In the summer we would walk to the snowball stand and get snowballs with marshmellow. In the winter my Mom would make sour beef and dumplings. She always said it was a winter food. The sour beef recipe has rasins, as a child I was amazed that the raisins turned back to the size of grapes in the sour beef.

  4. Juliana says:

    I have two! Both made by my mother of course, first is her matzoh ball soup, the perfect comfort food when sick, tired, or upset. The second is her flan. A delicious but time consuming desert to make it’s not only luscious you also know it was made with lots of care!

  5. JJ says:

    There are a number of comfort foods for me, but I’ll share an unusual one. When I was a small kid growing up, it was a treat to get Rosarita frozen tacos, which were kind of greasy but so good. They’ve been discontinued for many years, etc.

    I never found tacos like them, until I went to Jack In the Box. I love their tacos because they remind me of the those other tacos growing up.

  6. Trix says:

    I have a few! I feel uneasy without some cookies or cookie dough in the house. (I tend to make dark chocolate oatmeal cookie batter and freeze the dough in balls for later use.) I also love roasts, stews, and stuffed cabbage…

  7. BabyBarlow says:

    In my case is cinnamon. I used to bake cinnamon biscuits when I was living in Cologne during X-Mas time. Plus, you could smell it coming from everywhere while walking in the streets covered in snow..the smell of cinnamon and the snow make me feel love and happy

  8. H.B. says:

    I have two. Sugar cookies and this pig feet dish my mom always makes for new years. The sugar cookies were a bit of a constant in my childhood.

    How about you?

  9. Dreamer says:

    For me it’s Thai. I used to eat it with the love of my life when we used to go out as teens. It reminds me that I used to enjoy the little things..now? not so much…I miss that freedom to be silly sometimes.

  10. alex says:

    I’m vegetarian so there isn’t much I can eat but I’m a fan of coconut: ice-cream, pies, etc., even if it’s been years since the last time I had any. I buy it when I need to feel close to someone I lost many years ago. He was a huge eater of coconut like me and it was something that brought us together. Eating coconut while sitting close to the lake while swimming swans enjoy their “swim” with their little ones. Coconut is love, happiness, memories to me.

  11. Susie Q says:

    Already bought the ebook but….I grew up in north eastern Pennsylvania and winters would get pretty cold & snowy. And they didn’t cancel school alot cuz most of us walked. Every morning my mom made me hot chocolate and toast. She would butter the toast and let it melt into the bread. Then I dunked the toast into the hot chocolate. To this day, (and I’m 54 yrs old) when life gets to be too much, I have hot chocolate & toast and think of what mom would do. ♡

  12. Kejara says:

    Brownies with almonds are my peace on earth. My grandma used to bake a lot when I was a kid and knowing I was allergic to nuts, she changed the recipe a bit. I miss those moments with her and baking her brownies makes me feel her next to me: strong and optimist. She was fearless and she knew when I needed her brownies.

  13. edenwinters says:

    I grew up on a farm in the south, and like some of you mentioned, got to choose my favorite meal for my birthday. Being a December child, I wanted warm comfort food: homemade vegetable soup, cornbread, and tomato jelly. Yum! And my mom made Baked Alaska for desert, since I was born there and loved it.

    I’m vegan now, and still love soup, though I don’t eat cornbread anymore. I do love ice cream, and find the coconut milk kind that Trader Joe’s sells to be awesome.

  14. Doug Starr says:

    Toaster cinnamon bread with butter, sugar and cinnamon. Yum and warm, and buttery and sweet. perfect for a winter night.

  15. Andrea M says:

    Grits! I’m from the south and when I’m really in need of comfort, there’s nothing better than grits with sausage mixed in.

  16. Sula says:

    Very happy memories of visiting my grandparents, just arriving after a long journey to see them, Dad parking up in their front yard, all of us kids running out into my grandfather arms. Then going to the kitchen to find my grandmother just putting the final touches in our roast dinner, with apple or plum pie for afters. I can always recall the wonderful aromas of the dinner cooking, the comforting family gathering, freshly cooked vegetables & fruit from their garden and hand made mint sauce.

  17. Jen CW says:

    My favorite comfort food is one of my mom’s cookies. We called them Old fashioned cookies. They aren’t real sweet until you put the frosting on them. But they are roll out cookies and we would make them for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and other occasions. I miss them a lot. I may need to make some soon.

  18. edenwinters says:

    Thank y’all for chatting with me! And the Magic Hat says the winner is….Alex!
    Please contact me at edenwinters at gmail.com and let me know your Dreamspinner account email. The lovely folks there will add the book to your shelf. I do hope you enjoy the story.

  19. alex says:

    Thank you so much!! I sent you the email:))

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