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SUMMER SECRETS is here! (And coming out July 3rd in the UK!)

June 25th, 2015

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I’m thrilled to announce that my seventeenth novel, Summer Secrets, was released on Tuesday, June 23rd and now available in the U.S..  I love this book, and I hope you do too!.

Summer Secrets will be released in the UK on July 3rd. If you haven’t already pre-ordered, it would mean the world to me if you would dash out to your local bookstore or go online and order it.

“A gripping and powerful novel about finding the courage to make the life you want. This is Jane Green at her absolute best.”- Emily Giffin

Summer Secrets is the quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it!” –Elin Hilderbrand

“Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing, it’s impossible to stop turning the pages.” – Sophie Kinsella

Summer Secrets is the perfect summer read. Once you dive into this story about a recovering alcoholic who must finally face her own dark past and make amends, you’ll be hooked.” – Kristin Hannah

“A compelling story of a woman struggling with addiction and seeking forgiveness…Green’s latest will bring in droves of readers.” – Booklist on Summer Secrets 

“Green handles grim issues with a sure hand, balancing light romance with tense family drama…sets up a surprising karmic lesson.” – Kirkus Reviews

“This harrowing novel offers hard-earned redemption and healing.” – Publisher’s Weekly
“The storyline and flawed characters will give readers something to think about when they bring Green’s latest to the beach.” – Library Journal

 

Sending big love and thanks for all your support!
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Whipped Ricotta with Honey

June 17th, 2015

Now that summer is here, and seeing as I’m off to Nantucket tomorrow, here’s a sneak preview of one of my most favorite recipes. It’s one of my most favorite dessert dishes ever, and everyone who tastes it goes nuts for it. This isn’t my recipe, it comes from Bon Appetit, but this is probably at the top of my must-makes when people come for supper.

If you want to purchase my cookbook, it is only available for 27 more days here: bit.ly/janegreencookbook

 

Whipped Ricotta with Honey (serves 6)

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    We were on Nantucket, and meeting new friends of ours that had turned out to be old friends of Beloved’s parents, that he hadn’t seen since, well, birth. We were stuck with what to bring as a gift. Blue hydrangeas on an island that has an abundance of them seemed a bit…unnecessary, and we knew they would have plenty of wine, so we settled on dessert, a whipped ricotta with berries.
    Our friends were renting a house for the Summer that was listed for sale. It had been finished about five minutes before they moved in, and had more bells and whistles than anything I’d ever seen.

    They gave us the grand tour of this giant mansion, saving the best until last – a huge movie theatre complete with wall-to-wall dioramas of a busy main street, beautifully backlit, a steam room big enough for the Yankees and their friends, and a dedicated massage room.

    It was ridiculous, and fantastic, the quintessential fantasy house, a millionaire’s playground, and after we got the tour we trooped upstairs for dinner, ending with this yummy dessert, that needs nothing other than a big bowl, a spoon, and willing fingers for clean-up when no-one is looking.

    Ingredients:

    2 cups whole milk Ricotta cheese
    4oz cream cheese, softened at room temp
    2 Tablespoons stevia
    3 Tablespoons honey
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Method:

    Blend everything in processor until very smooth (about 5 minutes).

    Refrigerate until slightly set – around 2 hours.

 

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From Instagram: Attempting Transparent Tarts because I just read George Clooney loves this Southern pie, and I was intrigued. Made the pie crust, filled it with parchment and beans to bake blind and keep the crust flat. In walks The Rower. "Mmmm. Something smells good. What is that? Bean pie?" I am still laughing.

June 14th, 2015

From Instagram: Attempting Transparent Tarts because I just read George Clooney loves this Southern pie, and I was intrigued. Made the pie crust, filled it with parchment and beans to bake blind and keep the crust flat. In walks The Rower. "Mmmm. Something smells good. What is that? Bean pie?" I am still laughing.

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From Instagram: Pavlovas on the menu for tomorrow night…

June 14th, 2015

From Instagram: Pavlovas on the menu for tomorrow night...

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From Instagram: Braised short rib with marmalade glaze on wild mushroom polenta. 'Nuff said.

June 14th, 2015

From Instagram: Braised short rib with marmalade glaze on wild mushroom polenta. 'Nuff said.

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From Instagram: Favorite collage from my new cookbook, exclusively on Kickstarter now!! Link in my bio. Thanks @foodphotographer for your brilliance…

June 14th, 2015

From Instagram: Favorite collage from my new cookbook, exclusively on Kickstarter now!! Link in my bio. Thanks @foodphotographer for your brilliance...

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My cookbook launched exclusively on Kickstarter today!

June 11th, 2015

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I am completely thrilled to tell you all about a very exciting project that I’ve been working on for the past year..launching my cookbook – Good Taste – exclusively on Kickstarter!

Readers of my novels know how much I love painting pictures with words and how much my characters tend to love food…eating it, preparing it, and sharing it.

Food, and the feeding of people I love, is a passion of mine. I’ve shared recipes on social media, in my books, and in my newsletters throughout the years, and have fed most of the people who have dared set foot in my kitchen. Cooking has always been a huge source of joy, comfort, and inspiration for me. I love cookbooks and have spent countless hours reading them, thinking about them, and obviously cooking from their pages. Deep down I always fantasized about writing my own.

And now, I am finally biting the proverbial bullet. This Kickstarter campaign is to help me produce my very own, and first ever, cookbook. It’s nearly done and will be gorgeous––I could not be more proud of what I have created so far.

I’m doing this on Kickstarter because I want to share this process with as many people as possible. It’s a dream come to true to finally take this step, and in the same spirit of wanting to share my kitchen table with family, friends, and neighbors, I want to share this process with all of you. More pragmatically, I also need your help getting it over the finish line.

I’ve poured my heart and soul into a cookbook, called Good Taste. Good Food. A Good Life, and you can help me get it finished if you help support me before July 7th!

Good Taste will be a beautifully designed, and produced, linen-bound hardcover filled with gorgeous never-before-seen photographs and delicious and simple recipes for appetizers, entrees and desserts. The book will only be available on Kickstarter–a way to bring creative projects to life through donations.

I wanted everything about this book to be completely homegrown. My fingerprints are on every inch from the recipes and stories, to the sketch I drew for the logo, to styling and cooking the food, to picking the cover and the fonts. This cookbook is a part of my heart and creating it has been deeply personal. It is filled with easy, uncomplicated food to make family and friends feel nurtured and loved.

Good Taste will pull you into my world and share a real taste of what my life is like. Kickstarter is all-or-nothing so I must raise one hundred percent of my goal together within 33 days or this project won’t happen. I hope you’ll join me in my dream of producing my very own, and first ever cookbook, and I hope you’ll visit the page and pledge your support right now!

Here is the link: http://kck.st/1B8BvGC

I hope you all love it as much as I have loved putting it together! I’m deeply grateful for your support.

Much love,

Jane

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From Instagram: My huge news: My cookbook launched today on Kickstarter!! Help me finish the project and join me on this crazy exciting journey!! Link in my bio and when you get to Kickstarter don't forget to press play on the main picture and watch the video filmed at Creaky Cottage!!!

June 11th, 2015

From Instagram: My huge news: My cookbook launched today on Kickstarter!! Help me finish the project and join me on this crazy exciting journey!! Link in my bio and when you get to Kickstarter don't forget to press play on the main picture and watch the video filmed at Creaky Cottage!!!

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Jane Green

Jane Green’s seventeenth novel, SUMMER SECRETS, will be released in the US on June 23rd and in the UK July 2nd; she is the author of sixteen previous New York Times bestselling novels.

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