Monday, April 9, 2012

Authors in Bloom Giveaway Hop/Enter to win a Nook/Enter to win a Kindle!

April 9th –April 18th 10 Days of Giveaways-Gardening Tips-Recipes-and more!
Plus GRAND PRIZE of a Nook or Kindle!
I’m delighted to be part of the Authors in Bloom blog hop for the next ten days. Below, I’ve posted a recipe for lavender biscuits, and every author will be posting a gardening tip, a recipe, or both, so do follow through the links to read them all!
Every visitor who already follows my blog – or becomes a new follower during the 10 day period and leaves me a comment below, will be entered into a draw to claim my prizes, which are an ebook copy of my book, Marrying Cade, and a tube of Lavender Hand Cream, from L’Occitane en Provence. I will be shipping this prize to any location.
There is also a GRAND PRIZE being offered for the blog hop, which is the winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire or a Nook and $25 worth of books!
Woo!  In order to be eligible for this prize, you must visit each author’s blog post, and copy the short phrases from each one and assimilate them into the complete passage: “Authors in Bloom,” a vignette about a women’s personal growth and empowerment. Once you have compiled your passage, submit your entry via the Authors in Bloom blog hop homepage by following this link.

Lavender Biscuits:
75g butter, at room temperature, 25g caster sugar , a pinch of salt, 60g plain flour, 25g rice flour
1tsp lavender flowers, crushed in a pestle and mortar, ½tsp crushed fennel seeds
Heat the oven to 150C.
In a mixing bowl, or with an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until soft.
Crush the lavender flowers with the fennel seeds.
Sift in the flours and salt and add the crushed flower and seed. Bring together to make a dough. Don’t overwork it too much.
Wrap the dough in film and rest in the fridge for about 20mins.
Then roll it out to about 1cm thick and cut out shapes with little cutters.
Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
After it is cool, you can dust some icing sugar over the biscuits.
Here’s my phrase:
Line 38: Weren’t you feeling cramped, lost among the cluster of your peers?
Don’t forget to visit the other authors involved in the hop, conveniently located on the linky below:


  1. Now following your blog! Can't wait to check out your books. This is fun discovering new authors!

  2. I love this blog hop thing! I absolutely love lavender, but I've never thought of putting it in biscuits. I will now. LOL. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  3. You're welcome, Kimberly. They're yum too!

  4. I want to enter and have followed your blog - thanks for the giveaway! queenofcrunk at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I bet they smell wonderful when baking!

  6. wow the recipe you have is great and i am entering the hop

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  7. What a great recipe!! I have never eaten Lavendar. I am excited to try that one.

    I follow via GFC: Mel Bourn / Melissa

    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  8. Oooh, lavender biscuits. I love violet cremes, so can't wait to try these. X

  9. Those biscuits sound yummy! I love the smell of it. Never thought of eating it. :) Thanks! :)
    gfc- shadow_kohler