21 Dec BetterBaking.com Giveaway
Yesterday afternoon, I sat in the River Run Centre’s Main Stage theatre and witnessed The Amazing Kreskin in action. Yes, he found his cheque. Yes, he knew a volunteer had cut 19 cards from the top deck during a trick. And yes, he convinced more than a dozen people they were freezing cold despite sitting under blazing stage lights. Impressive to say the least.
I’ve seen mentalists before and found them entertaining, but I nearly fell out of my seat when Kreskin nailed my brother-in-law’s license plate and wedding anniversary — pinpointing the month, day and year. The 75-year-old mentalist then sent shivers down my spine when he asked my brother-in-law, “What’s Le Manzinaie?” Like you’d pull that word out of thin air.
It’s a the name of the Tuscan villa where our family stayed during a once-in-a-lifetime European trip. They had sent everyone in the family an email just the other day, and the villa was on all our minds.
How’d Kreskin do it? I don’t want to know.
So, doing away with random number generators, Dine-o-matic and personal bias, I’m going to ask you to tune into my wavelength to win a prize.
Here’s the deal: I’ve gone to my copy of a The New Best of Better Baking.com by Marcy Goldman and selected a recipe. Leave a comment guessing the page number (the book has 324 pages). The TWO people closest to either page number (without going over) will get a free subscription to Marcy’s membership-based, online magazine BetterBaking.com. These subscriptions are courtesy of Marcy Goldman, one of Canada’s best and most practical pastry chefs.
I’ll announce the winners on December 24th. Then, in the new year, I’ll bake the recipe I selected, post the results and pass on the baking tips Marcy shared with me in a recent interview. Sound good?
Okay then. Ready, set, THINK!