Greetings friends!


With Christmas being right around the corner, Laurie Bakke has the perfect gift idea -- her beautifully hand-crafted cookbook! And, to make this purchase even sweeter, she's offering this unique gift at a promotional rate of only $30.00 (original retail price, $38.00) which ends January 1, 2013.


It's the perfect gift for your whole family, special friends, teachers and more, who are looking for unique cooking ideas that focus on vibrant and healthy living. It's the best way to start the new year by sharing these tantalizing recipes with the ones you love!  


Lastly, Laurie has also been very involved over the past few months with book signings, food shows, guest appearances, and other exciting happenings throughout the area. Here are a few of the more recent, and some future, events that Laurie has been part of/and has on schedule:



The High Tea Party


September 13, 2012


I served on the committee and had an auction item for The High Tea Party at the Boys and Girls Club. It was a great day helping the children that are so sweet, smart and deserving!

The Fountainhead Bookstore

September 14th, 2012 


The Bookapalooza at the Fountainhead Bookstore in Hendersonville, NC.  It is always fun to be on Main Street with Valerie and crew!


Studio Tour
Open Studio Tour of Henderson County

The Tree and Vine Book Signing 


October 20th, 2012 


The Tree and Vine Book Signing was a great day spent with Terri and crew in her beautiful shop in Biltmore Village!  You can see Terri running in the background!   



Yesterday's Tree Holiday Open House 


November 8th, 2012 


The gang at Yesterday's Tree Open House.  The crowd was lined up at the door to walk in to a beautiful showroom that was just magical!  I always look forward to this event!

    Yesterday's Tree Holiday Party


Next Event:

I will be at William Sonoma in Biltmore Village on December 15th from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a book-signing and a sampling of many holiday recipes from the cookbook!!!  Mark your calenders...


Here are the current retailers selling 

Laurie's cookbook: 


Hendersonville and Surrounding Areas: 

Homestead   Hendersonville, NC

Nibs Coffee Cafe  Hendersonville, NC

Old Towne Market Hendersonville, NC  

The Fountainhead Bookstore Hendersonville, NC  


The Wrinkled Egg in Flat Rock, NC

Highland Lake Inn in Flat Rock, NC


Chimney Rock Park in Chimney Rock, NC

Foxfire Gallery & Kitchen Shops Greenville, SC

Southern Seasons Chapel Hill, NC

Twigs & Rags Sanford, NC


Asheville and Biltmore:     

The Biltmore Estate Winery Gift Shop Biltmore Village, NC

Yesterday's Tree Asheville, NC  

The Tree and Vine  in Biltmore VillageNC

Mountain Made in The Grove Arcade Asheville, NC

Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe   Asheville, NC


Also, Laurie has added a new location to her list of retailers. This includes the historic Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Retail Shops in Asheville, NC. They will be available and featured at Grove Park in early spring. More details coming soon!


Remember to visit Laurie's website for more recipes, info and to purchase!!!