Win a copy of Homegrown by Mairlyn Smith (Canada) (CLOSED)

Homegrown cover on eatlivetravelwrite.comWin a copy of Homegrown

Thanks to Whitecap Books, I have one copy of Homegrown (I wrote about it here) to give away to one lucky Canadian reader!

How to enter:

There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries per person for the duration of the contest).

1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me your favourite Canadian dish..

2. Tweet the following message: Win a copy of @mairlynsmith #HomegrownTheCookbook on @eatlivtravwrite from @whitecapbooks (Canada) Details: http://bit.ly/WinHomegrownTheCookbook then come back to leave a separate comment letting me know you did.

Eligibility and contest rules:

– Contest begins on Monday February 22nd 2016 at 5.30am EST on and closes Monday February 29th 2016 at 6pm EST.
– Prize consists of one (1) copy of the Homegrown (RRP $39.95CAD)
– Open to readers or the age of majority with a Canadian mailing address.
– No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
– Winners will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Monday February 29th 2016 after 6pm EST.
– Winner will be notified via email Tuesday March 1st 2016 and will have 48 hours to respond to the email.
– Winner will be required to answer a skill testing question.

Good luck!


Disclosure: I received a copy of Homegrown from the publisher for review purposes and one to give away. I was not asked to write about the book and have not been further compensated for doing so.  All opinions are 100% my own.

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40 Responses to Win a copy of Homegrown by Mairlyn Smith (Canada) (CLOSED)

  1. Amy Sellors February 22, 2016 at 10:50 #

    Hi! My favourite Canadian dish is a Blueberry Maple Syrup Upside down cake. I was in Newfoundland this summer and used fresh NL wild blueberries, and maple syrup from quebec. I’m not sure if that’s a traditional Canadian dish, but it sure should be! I’d love to win a copy of this cookbook so I can try some great homegrown recipes. Also, I think a cookbook club is awesome. I love your blog. Thanks for writing.

  2. Kathryn February 22, 2016 at 12:20 #

    Hmmmm. That’s a hard one. I was thinking Nanaimo Bars or Buttertarts, but really, my favourite Canadian dish will be one which uses fresh local fruits and vegetables, think asparagus, tomoatoes, raspberries….

  3. Kathryn February 22, 2016 at 12:41 #

    and tweeted @kathyrun

  4. Lindsay February 22, 2016 at 16:36 #

    I don’t have one specific food that is my favorite, but for me Canadian food is best highlighted in the summer when I make homemade burgers using Canadian beef, served alongside grilled vegetables from my garden. For dessert, it is either a fruit crisp using local blueberries and maple syrup or butter tarts.

  5. Cherlyn Griggs February 22, 2016 at 16:46 #

    What’s more Canadian than buttertarts? My favourite treat that I don’t enjoy very often.

  6. Cherlyn Griggs February 22, 2016 at 16:47 #


  7. Chelsea A February 22, 2016 at 17:37 #

    I would love to win this! My favourite Canadian dish is tourtiere – my dad has the most wonderful recipe that I keep on meaning to make.

  8. Chelsea A February 22, 2016 at 17:38 #

    I tweeted (link to tweet: https://twitter.com/chelseaallenrd/status/701898813829685252)

  9. joy February 22, 2016 at 18:00 #

    favourite Canadian dish…… scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes and maple syrup!

  10. Heather Stremler February 22, 2016 at 18:06 #

    My favourite Canadian dish is raspberries just picked off the cane. I imagine that is how sunshine tastes!

  11. Elaine@ Flavour and Savour February 23, 2016 at 10:17 #

    My favourite Canadian dish is fresh wild-caught Pacific barbecued salmon, hot off the grill!

  12. Patti Nixon February 23, 2016 at 12:17 #

    My favorite dish is tortuire pie
    I also retreated the contest
    Would love to win this cookbook!!!

  13. Marianne February 23, 2016 at 12:38 #

    My fave Canadian dish would have to be smoked wild sockeye salmon, paired with pretty much anything! Yum!

  14. Sandi February 23, 2016 at 21:02 #

    So many Canadian favourites, but Saskatoon Crisp is an outstanding one! Easy to prepare, wonderful, unique flavour & brilliant colour! 🙂

  15. Sandy February 23, 2016 at 21:54 #

    My favorite Canadian dish would be fresh vegetables from our garden mixed in salads, omelettes, pasta or anything else I can think to put them in

  16. Sherry Mays February 23, 2016 at 22:08 #

    My all time favorite Canadian dish would be a smoked ham baked in beer and maple syrup, side dishes of scallop potatoes and any vegie roasted.

  17. Linda February 23, 2016 at 22:09 #

    One of my favourite Canadian foods is Bluebrry Pancakes with hand picked Ontario blueberries and Canadian Maple Syrup. I would LOVE to win this because I’m dying to try the Home Grown Butter Tarts and the Lentil and Wheatberry salad.?

  18. Nazima February 23, 2016 at 22:51 #

    My favourite Canadian dish has to be poutine!

  19. Moira Tollan February 24, 2016 at 00:03 #

    My favourite dish is a Jiggs dinner. It’s the best comfort meal I can think of.

  20. Sharon February 24, 2016 at 02:07 #

    So many great Canadian foods! Fresh blueberries from the farms in Richmknd BC are one of my favorites!!

  21. Ramona Blyth February 24, 2016 at 06:29 #

    My favourite Canadian dish would have to Saskatoon pie served warm with ice cream right after a freshly BBQ steak served with fresh potatoes and veggies from the garden! Another favorited is S’mores around a campfire.

  22. wendy February 24, 2016 at 08:19 #

    pancakes and canadian maple syrup! with local butcher bacon!….don’t have twitter. Love Mairlyn!

  23. Lynne Grimstead February 24, 2016 at 17:51 #

    Butter tarts with pecans!!!!

  24. Vicki Anderson February 24, 2016 at 19:45 #

    My favorite Canadian dish would have to be fish cakes and baked beans….maybe with you tons on the side…yummy

  25. Laura Burke February 25, 2016 at 03:41 #

    I’m struggling with the question of my favourite Canadian dish. I currently live in Australia (but my Mom would receive the book and bring it over when she comes after baby is born in June!) and we’re hosts for something called the Welcome Project where newcomers and established residents come together for a facilitated potluck dinner, everyone bringing a meal from their country/childhood. I don’t know what to make!

    My Grandpa’s family were wheat farmers on the Prairies and I’d have to say that my late Grandmom’s freshly baked buns were my favourite food. Grandpa used to tell us that dessert growing up was fresh bread with leftover beef gravy poured on it. Yum!

  26. Laura Caroline Burke February 25, 2016 at 03:45 #

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/lauracaroline/status/702775956180586497

  27. Andrea February 26, 2016 at 03:03 #

    Tourtière pie is such a treat!
    But I would enjoy learning about more and how to cook them.
    Thank you

  28. Tammy Dalley February 26, 2016 at 13:48 #

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/Tammykayv/status/703290513001156608

  29. Tammy Dalley February 26, 2016 at 13:49 #

    My favorite is butter tarts!

  30. Lynn February 26, 2016 at 16:32 #

    OK, Tweeted. And my favourite Canadian dish is anything I grow in my garden. Or tourtiere. Or both, together.

  31. Jill February 26, 2016 at 16:36 #

    My favourite Canadian dish would be anything involving Canadian Beef! We are proud beef producers too!

  32. Jill February 26, 2016 at 16:37 #

    Tweeted also @crookedlakecows

  33. Lynne Johns February 26, 2016 at 16:54 #

    Favourite Canadian dish would be rhubarb (usually made into a crisp) from my garden. I always have lots in the freezer to enjoy throughout the year.

  34. Carol M February 26, 2016 at 20:53 #

    I’m going to say Saskatoon pie, so yummy and no so easy to get around here, so quite the treat.

    Thanks for the chance to win, really want this cookbook, I’m such a fan. 🙂

  35. Carol M February 26, 2016 at 20:56 #



  36. Marianne February 27, 2016 at 21:38 #

    Just tweeted about the giveaway as well – @Evergreen_RD 🙂

  37. Paula Baker February 28, 2016 at 21:12 #

    My favorite Canadian dish would be fish and brewis. That is one dish I request when I go back home(NL)for a visit every year.#

  38. Paula Baker February 28, 2016 at 21:20 #

    Just tweeted