The second Homemade Memories cookbook shoot + a Yummy Supper cookbook giveaway!

34 Comments on The second Homemade Memories cookbook shoot + a Yummy Supper cookbook giveaway!

milky way

Writing a cookbook while you have a full time job is a lot of hard work. Over the last month I’ve spent alternate weeks in the office and at the studio in Acton, with the weekends spent writing lists, shopping and prepping for the shoots whilst somehow also managing to squeeze in a trip to Yorkshire, a family wedding and our first year anniversary celebrations. You know what they say about giving a job to a busy person . . .

marshmallow teacakes

I’ve got lots of ideas for new recipes to share in this space bubbling away under the surface – and I’m eager to put some of the photography tips I’ve learnt from the lovely Helen into practice – but since we’re in Greece this week they’re going to have to wait another week or two. In the meantime, I wanted to share some (iPhone) snaps from the second four days of shooting which proved every bit as fun as the first.

upside down cake meringues

As you read this post, we’ll be sunning ourselves in Folegandros, a tiny island near Santorini that’s a tiny 32 square kilometres and has just one taxi (!). The idea, as you might have guessed, is a complete and utter relaxation antidote to the hectic last few months as we swim, sunbathe and eat our way through the week without a computer or oven in sight.

fruit pastilles

Shortly after we booked the holiday, I was googling places to eat on the island (always my first priority) and discovered that Erin of the beautiful Yummy Supper blog had spent her honeymoon there. This was around the same time that I received a copy of her debut cookbook of the same name and given how gorgeous the recipes from both her book and blog are, I knew I could trust her recommendations. A few emails later and we’re full of tips for our week away and raring to try all the wonderful things that the island has to offer.

victoria sponge
I’m hoping to share one of the recipes from Erin’s book later this month – I’ve already cooked a number of things and adore her focus on fresh, seasonal and good-for-you ingredients. Erin’s enthusiasm is contagious and it all feels very natural – the focus is on flavour above all else without any of the sense of superiority that sometimes comes with healthy eating or attempts to be in on the latest food trend. Erin calls herself a gluten-free omnivore, so although she avoids gluten through necessity, none of her recipes feel lacking in any way with plenty of delicious desserts, pastry and other grains alongside indulgent meat, fish, dairy and egg dishes.

chocolate biscuit cake

So, no new recipe from me today, but 100 from Erin! *This competition is now closed* I’m offering one lucky Little Loaf reader the chance to win a copy of Yummy Supper: 100 Fresh, Luscious and Honest Recipes from a [Gluten-Free] Omnivore’s Kitchen. The book comes courtesy of Erin’s publisher in the US, but the competition is open to readers in both the UK and US. I’m glad they’ve given me a copy for the competition because there’s absolutely no way I’d part with mine – it’s already a staple on the (ever-expanding) Little Loaf bookshelf.

chocolate leaves

To enter the competition, simply leave a comment on this post. All names will be put in a hat and the winner randomly selected on Monday 15th September. For an additional entry, head over to my Instagram, take a screenshot of the Yummy Supper book photo that appears and regram the photo on your own feed using #yummysuppercookbook. Good luck! 

flower ice cubes
I’m not the only blogger who’s loving the Yummy Supper cookbook. For more write ups and recipes from the book (which will make you incredibly hungry!), click on the following links. Congrats Erin, your book is a beauty.

5 Second Rule: Hanger Steak with Gremolata
Turntable Kitchen: Sunshine Soup 
Edible East Bay: Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes  
Bay Area Bites: Candied Tomatoes
My Darling Lemon Thyme: Simple Almond Torte
Poires Au Chocolat: Golden Millet Crepes  
A Cup of Jo: Breakfast Salad 
365 Cookbooks: Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz 
The First Mess: Bali Garden Stew 
Cookie + Kate: Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Brooklyn Supper: Wild Salmon with Dill Butter + Fennel 
A Cozy Kitchen: Honeydew Granita
The Food Network’s Healthy Eats Blog: Quinoa Tabbouleh
My Little Expat Kitchen: Baked Eggs on a Bed of Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
She Eats: Wild Salmon With Dill Butter
Delicious Shots: Ruby Red Grapfruit Fizz 
The Little Things: Peach + Rosewater Lassi
Lisa is Cooking: Prawns on Lemongrass Skewers + Pip’s Yellow Rice
Authentic Suburban Gourmet: Toasty Pecans  
Two Tarts: Peach + Rosewater Lassi 



34 RESPONSES TO The second Homemade Memories cookbook shoot + a Yummy Supper cookbook giveaway!

  1. You are making my mouth water just looking at the photos! Can’t wait to try them out for real!

  2. Mary Sanford -

    I am gluten-free and love inspiration from new recipes.

  3. Mary Sanford -

    I am gluten-free and love inspiration from new recipes.

  4. This books sounds lovely, and as a fellow gluten avoider, feel it is a necessity on my already burgeoning book shelf!

  5. Molly F.C. -

    Ooooh, I’d gift this cookbook to a gluten free friend who’ll be moving into a new home soon. Think that it would make a nice housewarming present!

  6. Emma -

    Looks like an absolutely lovely book- would love to win a copy! And can’t wait to see your book either 🙂

  7. Victoria S. -

    How exciting to have another shoot for your book! And the yummy supper book looks absolutely gorgeous! Would love to win!

  8. Lovely to see the second lot of photos from the shoot, and yay that this giveaway is open to us British readers! I’ve read so much about it, and I’ve been a fan of Erin’s blog for quite a while, too!

  9. Every where I read I see Erins book mentioned! It would be intriguing to read it for myself and see what all the hype is about ! From the looks of it, it looks stunning and I love books that are also motivating.
    Hope you are having a wonderful holiday! Sounds like you need some well earned relaxation! L x

    • thelittleloaf -

      Congratulations Lynsey! You’ve been randomly selected as the winner of this competition. Please email your address to and I’ll ask the publisher to send out your prize x

  10. Joseph -

    Wow, the book looks amazing… definitely gonna buy it when it comes out!

  11. I just did a gluten free challenge, and I visited her site quite often. wish I was in the UK or US, I would enter for sure!

  12. Annie -

    I am guessing those are homemade Milky Bars in the first pic?! They look perfect – most excited for your cookbook release!!

    • thelittleloaf -

      They sure are, and thank you!

  13. Mary -

    The Yummy Supper Cookbook by Erin sounds delicious and i’ve just signed up for her blog. Her recipes look amazing, can’t wait to try some. Also I can’t wait for your cookbook. The photos make all your recipes look mouthwateringly delicious. Have a lovely holiday and a well earned rest. Happy Anniversary Mx

    • thelittleloaf -

      Thank you and you won’t be disappointed, her blog is so wonderful 🙂

  14. Sally -

    Pick me pick me! I keep seeing this book on all my favourite blogs and would love to get stuck in. Can’t wait for your book too!

  15. i love erin’s blog and have been lusting after the book! it is on my ever expanding list of books to buy. and if i get lucky and get it in post from you, that would really make my day! enjoy greece lady. and kudos to you for juggling so much. x

  16. Amy -

    I’ve heard a lot about this book, and love her blog which I discovered thanks to you! I would love to win your free copy. Wishing you a relaxing and yummy holiday Little Loaf!

  17. I am so excited to get my hands on a copy of your book when it’s out, every photo you post from the shoot makes my mouth water! Erin’s recipes are amazing, I love the photography on her site.

    • thelittleloaf -

      Aw thanks Jenny. I love following all your styling adventures on Instagram – looks like you’re having so much fun! x

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  19. Kate -

    Every time I see pictures from your shoot my mouth waters! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Erin’s book so getting my hands on a copy would be amazing!

  20. … oh my, such great shots – Love seeing how they are set up – and pictures of finished delight that makes me want to make every one immediately!

    … congrats on a great book!

  21. Victoria -

    Front cover looks gorgeous, I love pomegranates. Just finished reading about the book over on Poires au chocolat too, seems like everyone’s loving it 🙂

  22. Alesa -

    Your pictures are beautiful… the food looks amazing!

  23. Viv Hannon -

    Gluten-free omnivore! What’s the point of supper if it’s not a yummy supper?

  24. kayleigh Bates -

    Everyones talking about this book. I’m so eager to read it. If I don’t win it’s first on ‘my list of thing to buy after maternity leave’ list x

  25. Maxine -

    Looks a brilliant book full of interesting and tasty recipes – please put my name into the hat!

  26. Alex -

    Your iphone snaps are gorgeous, I love seeing photos of the photography process!

  27. It’s really hard to decide what is better, I just have to try them all 🙂

  28. As I have been away so much I am still catching up on blog posts, so only got a chance to look at this properly now. First of all, congratulations on your 1 year anniversary, cannot believe it’s been a year already. Also, my hats off to you for holding down a full-time job while writing a cookbook – I have no idea how you managed to pull that off and stay sane! I’m really looking forward to seeing the finished book – if it is anything like the pictures you have been sharing in this post and on instagram, it will be a gem. I already love the fact that it clearly will cover so many different techniques and different types of sweets, rather than just an endless list of variations on a basic theme. Best of luck for the remaining work with the book. x

    • thelittleloaf -

      Aw thanks Sophia! I can’t wait for you to see it too 🙂 x

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