Cookie in the Kitchen

If you’re still looking for a calendar for the new year, you’re going to love In the Kitchen with Cookie, created by animal artist Bernadette Kazmarski of The Creative Cat.

This calendar, which comes both as a wall calendar and as a journal calendar, is a sweet tribute to Bernadette’s tortoiseshell cat Cookie, who passed away a year ago. Cookie’s intrepid spirit of curiosity often landed her in bowls and other kitchen accessories, and Bernadette captured her in a series of photos exploring alternate uses of these items.

I received the journal version of the calendar for review. It’s beautifully designed: each page features a blue and white checked “tablecloth’ background that really sets off Cookie’s beautiful tortie colors. Each month features a recipe along with a little back story about the recipe, and how Cookie found herself in her “compromising position” shown in the photos. (Click on the images for a larger view.)

Cookie in the Kitchen interior

I’m giving away one copy of the journal version of In the Kitchen with Cookie to one lucky reader.

To enter this giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win In the Kitchen with Cookie. For an additional chance to win, share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest, and leave a separate comment for each social network, letting me know that you shared (no need to post the link to your share). This giveaway is only open to readers in the United States only, and ends Friday, January 11. Winners will be chosen by random drawing*.

For more information about the calendars, and to purchase, please visit The Creative Cat.

I received this calendar from the artist. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

* Winners will be notified via e-mail. Prize winner must provide The Conscious Cat with a physical address to which the prize will be mailed within 72 hours. If this information is not received, an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing.

35 Comments on Review and giveaway: In the Kitchen with Cookie 2013 calendar

  1. I feel like I knew Cookie just from following Bernadette’s blogs! Bernadette has a fabulous way of translating cat to human and putting words to their crazy antics.

  2. Cooking brings me such joy and my kitty enjoys watching me move around the kitchen, taking in all the yummy scents. I’ve yet to purchase a 2013 calendar, so this would be right on time. Nice giveaway!

  3. Love cat calendars, I get one or two every year. Would love to win this because I love cats and love to cook. I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to try, and with the photos of the kitty it will be a smash in our household.

  4. I would like to help celebrate Cookie’s life by having a calendar to remind me that love is still in our world.

  5. This is really nice. I like the fact that she honored Cookie this way. I would love to have it even though I would be reminded with each picture that Cookie is gone and it will probably make me cry. It doesn’t matter if I know an animal or not, I still get upset.

    Thank you so much!

  6. I would love to win this calendar. I enjoy cooking and one of my cats, Amara, enjoys “helping” me by following me around the kitchen, wrapping herself around my legs, and begging to be picked up. Many a break has had to be taken because Amara needed some hugs. A calendar/recipe/book of cat memories would be a good addition to my library.

  7. All my spare time is spent cooking,I love cooking and cats,what a wonderful way to brighten up your kitchen,Thanks 🙂

  8. I have recently started doing more baking and cooking and am always looking for new recipes that don’t require much standing stirring and prep work. Therefore I am trying to collect various recipe sources. Whenever I cook or bake I can always depend on at least one or two if my kitties coming out to the kitchen to supervise. Personally I think they are just waiting for me to drop something good that they can munch on.

    I also do not have a 2013 calendar yet and am having to use the one on my computer to know what the date is.

  9. Love to cook, and have my first Tortie (seriously, why don’t the shelters warn you?). She’s a nut and I love my little Bailey…

  10. Looks like cats and kitchens go together for many of us! They certainly do here. I love sharing Cookie and the elements of my kitchen, as well as the things we were cooking!

  11. I LOVW cat calendars and I miss my tortie Lorelei who was filled my life with love and laughter for 12 years before going to the rainbow bridge five years ago. I still miss her and would love a tortie calendar for my kitchen wall in 2013.

  12. I would love to win this cat calendar as I love cat calendars. This calendar is a unique idea as it is a tribute to a beloved Tortie, I like the fact it can be used as a wall or a journal calendar. What a great way to memorialize a special cat doing silly things, like sleeping in and sitting in kitchen bowls. Cats and kitchens do go together since cats love to eat and beg. 🙂

  13. I think that it’s so wonderful that Ms. Kazmarski is honoring Cookie this way, and I would love to see her memories of her (as well as use the calendar)!

  14. I would love to win this calendar. My cat Natalie always wanted to be with me while I cooked. Nat has been gone for several years now but I always turn my body around and look before actually stepping back while cooking. Her favorite spot was right behind me. This calendar would be a sweet reminder of our good times cooking.

  15. I hadn’t heard about Cookie before. I would love to see the photos of her, love to cook, am always always looking for new recipes, and need a 2013 calendar. Thanks!

  16. I love to cook. Cooking brings back so many memories of recipes that my mom cooked many moons ago…the calendar I have now is a Farmer’s Almanac that lists a different recipe each month, and my thinking is, you can never have enough recipes 🙂

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