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"Hi, Rebecca. Congratulations on creating such a wonderful and
informative website. It's the cat's meow!"
~Jackie

Woman with a Cat, Renoir

 

 

 

"New" Review This Site: Seasonedwithlove.com

8/22/2000

When I saw your email address I checked out your Web site. How great! My boss is a cookbook fiend and was so excited to see all of your recommendations. I just love crossing paths with other people who are as passionate about food as we are!

 

So, you can imagine our excitement when we saw that you had placed a link to our site on your site! 

 

Thank you so much! We are honored that you are recommending us to guests at your site!

 

K.

 

 

8/23/2000

 

Thank you for the link to our site, you have a great site.   

 

O.

 

9/27/2000

Hi Rebecca, 

Just want to tell you that you have the prettiest website! Great visual
creativity. 
 

Have fun,  

S.

 

9/27/2000

Dear Rebecca,  

It has taken me a few weeks to find some time to look at your site. What a lovely surprise. Your site is wonderful -- really filled with love and kindness.  Thank you for the recipe. I have always thought it an act of generosity when someone shares a recipe. Good luck with your site. May it be a source of great blessing to you as it is to others.  

Kind Regards,  

R.

 

10/6/2000

Rebecca,

Your website is one of the finest I have ever seen. Your accomplishment shows that you love what you do and do it very well.  I am very impressed, you should be very proud.  I say this in complete honesty.  You and your life are a credit to the human race and you make the world a better place to be with your insights, devotion to your loves and excellence in whatever you undertake!

J.

 

10/13/2000

Hi, 

I just wanted to tell you that I really enjoyed reading your reviews with Amazon! Your reviews are so together and you have such an array of interests! Thanks again and keep up the GREAT work with your thoughts and reviews. I look forward to reading them as they are listed at Amazon!

Best regards

V.

 

11/3/2000

Rebecca,

To quote Anne of Green Gables , I think I've found a "kindred spirit" in you. You and I have a great deal in common: gardening, cooking, politics, cats....Thank you for bringing a little extra cheer into my life with your website!

E.

 

11/8/2000

Dear Rebecca,

I was checking out Amazon for a madeleine pan and I saw your recipe. Thank you so much for sharing it. I am planning to host a tea for my friends and of all the hundreds of cookbooks and tea books I couldn't find a recipe. I am looking forward to trying yours!!

E.

 

11/17/2000

I spent half an hour wandering around your web site - very impressive! You are an eloquent writer and very enjoyable to read. Your writing has a graceful flow to it that evades most writers. I imagine also that part of it is your attitude toward life that permeates your words. You are clearly a giving, optimistic person, and it shows even in a review of a non-fiction book or your letters to your editor. Best of luck with your new cookbook. (Have you ever thought of writing fiction?)

S.

 

11/29/2000

Dear Rebecca,

 

As I was browsing the Internet this morning I went to Copy Kat  a site I visit regularly and decided to go to other links they recommend and before I knew it I was printing recipes from your site. I have never seen such a great selection of recipes. I being a cookbook collector with a collection of over 300 books, went on to read about your new cookbook and was so impressed and am looking so forward to its release. I have never, in all my years of collecting cookbooks read about such a book that offer so much more than just recipes. Please notify me ASAP, I can not wait. I hope to keep in touch with you and maybe even share recipes of my Mexican Culture. Thanks for such a great book.

 

M.

 

 

11/29/2000

Hello,

I was able to access your recipe for madeleines when I was searching through Amazon.com looking for a non-stick pan with madeleine shapes. I ordered three of the pans for mini-madeleines and followed your recipe. I was able to make 110 madeleines. They are really mini bite size and I had to use a teaspoon to fill the molds with batter. They worked well. 

Thank you for the recipe.

M.

 

12/1/2000

Dear Rebecca:

I've just spent the last several hours reading all your Amazon reviews, and am quite amazed and impressed. (I found you as a reviewer after purchasing the Cuisinart ice cream maker (and extra bowl, you were right), solely on the strength of your review. I thought your instructions were as or more useful than the instruction book and keep a printout tucked in the back!)

I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but my Amazon shopping cart (which was empty thanks to the current free shipping offer) now has 12 more items in it (including a fridge thermometer - who knew?!). I am just starting to explore your website, and am excited about the wealth of information it contains! My only question is, how do you have time to do all these things, cooking, reading, reviewing, writing your own cookbook, exercising and spending time with family?

Well, I guess I do have one more question. You don't use any cookbook software, do you - just word processor files to organize all your recipes? I have a small file box that's full of clippings, and two shelves of cookbooks and magazines.

I really want to thank you for all your efforts and time; best of luck in your endeavors.

L.

 

12/20/2000

Rebecca,

I am a newcomer to Amazon but I think it's AmaZING! So many wonderful books and other products to choose from! The only problem (if there is one at all) is that there are too many items to choose from. I was extremely overwhelmed when I first arrived at the site and saw just how many options I had. Thankfully, Amazon provides reviews. As you well know! Well, some of them are wonderfully helpful, funny and informative while others are confusing and often cruel. 

Yours are probably the best I've seen! You are very smart and have a terrific sense of spirituality that pervades every sentence like a sweet smell enters a room. I'm writing to say, "Thank You", something you have most likely heard many times before. But I'm saying it anyway. I noticed you contribute fairly often and I think that is great. You have inspired me to pick up a book, read it and write about it on Amazon and maybe I might be able to possibly influence someone the way you have influenced me. You are a truly special woman.

Sincerely,

P.

 

1/1/2001

Dear Rebecca:

Your site has been an inspiration for what I want to do, Publish my own cookbook, Thank you!!!!!. I will start working on it this year and will let you know on my progress. 

Thank you,

C.

 

2/6/2001

Hi Rebecca -

Just a quick note to tell you I love your reviews for Amazon! From what I have read, you seem like a delightful woman and I will definitely take your advice on books, etc. I really identify with what you say (and what you like!!) . Good luck to you in writing your own cookbook; I am most interested in seeing it!

Best,

K.

 

2/27/2001

I came across your information in amazon.com with a very impressive profile of your reviews about books of variety of topics. It was not the number of reviews that you have done, but the quality and attention that you have paid towards each review!
 
Going through your website, I noticed that you have done a great deal of work with your web site and I am confident that Internet Marketing And Search Engine...  will help to increase your web traffic.
 
Keep doing your excellent work with the web site and reviews.
 
Regards,

C. 

 

 

3/8/2001

Dear Rebecca,

I would like to sign up for notification of your cookbook and also would really enjoy the once-a-month free recipe e-zine. I am really looking forward to the chance to have the book and the e-zine each month. Your website is truly spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!

Sincerely,

T.

 

3/27/2001

Good morning,

I would love to be notified when your cookbook will be available and would like to receive your recipe e-zine, as well. I also have a passion for cooking and collect cookbooks for just about every food/style. I really like your philosophy, it matches mine. I love to cook because I love to make people happy and it makes me happy. Especially when I'm able to introduce someone to a dish they'd never encountered before and they find that they enjoy it. I look forward to your cookbook.

R.

 

4/4/2001

Rebecca,

I enjoyed reading your reviews on Amazon.com's books and videos. As a minister's son, a business man, and a massage therapist, I can truly appreciate your diverse interest. You have a natural talent for writing that is both honest and open minded at the same time. 

Anyway, just a note to say, "At-A-Girl."

J.

 

4/28/2001

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for your WONDERFUL website. I have been looking for something like your site for a very long time. You have all of the best food and cooking links of the web all in one spot!! Most other cooking websites that I found only contained one or two links to Dean & Deluca or Williams-Sonoma or something else. You, however, have the best of the web!!

J.

 

5/3/2001

Dear Rebecca,

I found your site by typing, "how do I write a cookbook" into ask.com. Well, they couldn't have sent me to a more perfect place! I am indeed starting to write a cookbook and your website has already been very helpful. I of course bookmarked this site and plan to come back often. Thank you so much for taking the time to help others who would like to write cookbooks.

Your forthcoming cookbook looks wonderful. Please notify me when it is published. 

Best wishes,

K.

 

5/14/2001

Rebecca,

You're my kind of gal! I'm very much enjoying your reviews at Amazon.com, although I haven't read all 500 plus! 

Appreciating you,

S.

 

6/6/2001

Dear Rebecca,

Just a small note to extend my deepest sympathy upon the passing of your Grandmother. Just remember that you will always have her with you...in the lessons she taught you, in the recipes she shared with you, in the way you reach out to people. Her impact on your life will be a daily reminder of the love you had for her and the love she had for you. Both she, and your parents, have given you so many gifts which you constantly shower on others.

Keep smiling and remember that now you have an Angel to watch over you.

Very sincerely,

T.

 

9/19/2001

You have a beautiful site, I am amazed at the amount of work it must entail. 
What a gift to us web-users. Thank you. 

J.

 

1/5/2002

Rebecca,

I must admit, that as a natural-born cynic, I started out not liking you much, but you have converted me. You are the most forthrightly positive person I've ever encountered, and as such, you have influenced me to become more forthright and positive myself. I'm intuitively an optimist, anyway, so it was not such a major sea-change. But your missives have mastered me, and I can no longer resist their allure. I'm a pro-whatever guy now, thanks to you. 

B.

 

1/10/2002

Dear Rebecca,

Your website is really a treasure on the web, and I enjoy it enormously! 

N.

 

1/12/2002

Great tips and just an overall enjoyable web site. Thanks.

S.

 

2/18/2002

Great site, enjoyed it, would love to be able to do the same. Thanks.

M.

 

3/16/2002

I just wanted to say I love your site. Its so warm and inviting. I lost myself here for over an hour. LOL I will be back to check out how to write your own cook book since that is exactly what I am trying to do;) Keep up the good work. 

I'd love for you to come and visit my home on the web: womenonwriting

Sincerely, 

T.

3/18/2002

Hi! In your review of "Persuasion," the image of "watching the movie with a pot of hot
tea on a cold day" inspired me to not only get the movie, but read a little about you. Wow! You
are quite the writer. 

D.

 

3/22/2002

Good Job on your site! 

N.

 

6/6/2002

R, 

You've updated your site & it looks terrific! 

Wanted to say your review of "Natural Law" is impressive. Had to add to my wish list after reading it. I'm going to attempt the scrumptious Balsamic Glazed Cornish Game Hens ...

J.

 

6/9/2002

I love your site. It will be a great help to me in writing my book. 
I am a retired NY K-9 Officer and this is going to be a great escape. 

Again thank you.

T.

 

6/10/2002 

I wanted to thank you so very very much for your review of my first book.

M.

 

6/26/2002 

Hi, Rebecca, I've been keeping up with your reviews at amazon.com and today, while reading all the various reviews of BABETTE'S FEAST prior to submitting my own review, came across your magnificent review. I gave it a "helpful" vote of course, as I've done with all of your more recent reviews. But it is so very enjoyable to find a friend's review of a product I'm planning to review. Keep up the great work.

N.

 

7/18/2002

Dear Rebecca,
I've just visited your website. I liked it very much and found it extremely interesting, especially the bits about quotes and cooking. I'm a "quote collector" too, and though I'm not very good at cooking I'm terribly good at eating. You're also quite a review authority. I've read some of your works and they are brilliant.

P.

 

7/19/2002

Hi Rebecca,

Just a short note to say thank you for your wonderful expose on a couple of 'books about books & book lovers' reviews. I am a bibliophile and it is wonderful to read that others share my joy. I don't know how anyone could read your comments/love of books and not CONVERT IMMEDIATELY!

With a home full of book/friends,

P. 

 

7/19/2002

Hey Rebecca,
 
I honestly have to say that every time I'm searching for a good book for my soul there you are to guide me!  It's kind of creepy :)  Anyway, I think you are very dead-on.

D.

 

10/22/2002

You were a tremendous inspiration to me many months ago and have done it again with our love of anything Biblio. Thank you again for being such a good friend... for rekindling my love of books/reading; and congratulations on a fabulous article in the WSJ. 

Going to London for annual book-buying extravaganza! 

J.  

 

10/23/2002

I too am a rabid bibliophile. In fact, soon I'm going to stencil "A home without books is like a room without windows..." in our den. In my office, I already have the words: "God created me to write, I will write no matter what." ~Madeleine L'Engle

L. 

 

10/23/2002

I'm a fellow Amazon reviewer. I just happened to notice you were in the Wall Street Journal. Congratulations on a well-spoken interview. I manage communications professionally, and you handled one of the major players as well as any of my oft-interviewed clients. 

T. 

 

10/24/2002

Great! Thanks for the link--Love all the book quotes! 

Some of them are familiar. Have you read "A Passion for Books" by Terry Glaspey. It is filled with gorgeous quotes, pictures of libraries, comfy chairs and interspersed with some great art as well as his bibliophile prose. I love it! Also, "Ex Libris" by Anne Fadiman and "Advice to Writers-A Compendium of Quotes, Anecdotes, and Writerly Wisdom from a Dazzling Array of Literary Lights." Here is a sample: 

" ...the only way to get anywhere as a writer is to have read ceaselessly and then read some more..." ~David Remnick

I could go on and on, but my books call me to join them in bed. 

Wishing you book-filled dreams,

L. 

 

10/24/2002

I've read a lot of your reviews and just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed them. 

S.

 

11/3/2002

Hello Rebecca: 

I want you to know that I appreciate all of your reviews, as well as your website. I loved your review of "Iris," especially when you said "... they show more of the last days of the bouquet than the beginning of the arrangement." I have to lay awake at night and rack my brain beyond endurance trying to come up with a metaphor that good for my reviews! Please keep up the good work, it's appreciated. 

Your Fellow Amazon Reviewer,

T.

 

11/7/2002

I couldn't wait for Amazon to post your review, so I went to your website for it. Wonderful review of a wonderful movie. I appreciate the way you convey what the film is "about" rather than just what "happens" in it. Few reviewers (even "professionals,") seem to be able to do that, or have enough insight to do it.

Take Care, 

T.

(In reference to: The Road Home

 

 

 

11/19/2002

Your site is gorgeous!

F.

 

11/20/2002

Dear Rebecca, 

I'm writing to you all the way from Osaka, Japan. I felt compelled to write and tell you what an inspiring site you provide to all of us.

J.

 

11/20/2002

Your style of writing is visual and pleasantly creative.

T.

 

1/24/2003

I've just finished cruising around your Seasoned with Love.com site. I like it a lot, and just bookmarked it. Keep up the great work on your Seasoned with Love.com!

B.

2/12/2003

I'm a literary agent in New York, and I have noticed your book reviews at Amazon. I just wanted to say hello, and to invite you to let me know if you ever come across any self-published or small-press-published books of superior quality. I'd be very happy to hear from you, and keep up the great work! 

Top Secret Agent ;) 

 

2/16/2003

Hello:

I have been reviewing your website and am very impressed with its design and content. 

B.

 

6/28/2003

I came across your reviews while visiting Amazon. I was blown away at the sense of purpose you've given your reviews. You transcend the role of reviewer into a compassionate teacher. 

R.

 

9/1/2003

Hi, this is Sally, the one who asked you about the caramel eclairs. I tried it and the first batch was gone in seconds! Everybody in my house loved it. Thank you so much! Do you have any other recipes that you want to recommend to me? 

Thank you. 

S.

 

12/24/2004

You know what I find very fascinating? You. I've always held this belief that most people are more complex than they appear. Either emotionally or intellectually, I think there is usually more to someone than meets the eye. What's so different and completely fascinating to me, is that there is so much information about you on your site. Information about your tastes, preferences, and attitudes. I mean, how does one mix classical music and Buffy The vampire Slayer? 

B. 

 


1/29/2005

I have read and enjoyed some of your reviews, compelling me to go and buy some of the books you have reviewed for the library I work in, and one or two for myself, too. 

S.


1/29/2005

You have a wonderful informative site! I can peruse here for hours! 

J.

 

1/29/2005

I am so impressed with your website! You have an uncommon care and concern for potential writers and people in general. In my experience I have yet to see someone who is sure enough about their own talents to openly share such detailed and valuable knowledge about writing a cookbook as you have on your website. Your closings about prayers and blessings, your concern for starving children, and love of kittens and cats reminds me of things that I also care about very much in this world. 

I have always wanted to write and publish a cookbook containing helpful recipes, techniques, and procedures that I have learned over the years. Your website has given me some needed confidence that maybe I could do something good for other people - something that I can give others credit for as credit is due. 

S.

 

2/2/2005

I look forward to the new cookbook. I hope you will be sending reminders when it becomes available!

D.

12/6/2005

Your site is extremely inspiring! 

J.

Wow...you are a very talented and eloquent writer. I love reading all these reviews
and have place your site in my favorites! Thank you for being so thorough!
 

S. 

December 2005

I found your site while trying to find a definition for a cooking term via ask.com search engine. I wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for your website. Your cooking terms page is thorough and the lifesaver I'd been looking for. I just graduated from a university and suffice to say I've never learned to really cook or bake anything (thrilled that I can even fry an egg). I've been trying to cook some holiday cookies and I realized I understood the words but didn't understand the cooking nuance of the word (i.e. stir means to stir with spoon or fork). Just wanted to say THANKS again from a non-baker who still wants to tempt fate by trying to it out.

 

2006

I read through your lengthy review and perused the pictures that you included. The whole thing was incredibly interesting. It was fascinating to trip through your life and get more of a handle on someone I've come to call a dear friend. Thank you for sharing with me. 

Anonymous

I feel that you have a deep wisdom and insight relating to the intent and purpose of the musical artist, as well as a respectful sensitivity toward her/his creative merit. 

Anonymous

I've just thoroughly explored your website in search of a reviewer for my new book and instead I feel as if I've encountered a long lost friend. We share an appreciation of so many things, from Andrew Weil to chocolate! I, too became an avid reader as a result of my childhood fascination with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and confess to harboring great hope for awhile that the back of our hall closet would someday open up to Narnia.

C. 

10/17/2006

Wow, Rebecca, you are so diversely eloquent! You have found your niche. I admire your prolific production, and want to assure you that it all gives off a very positive, warm vibe that is charged with love of beauty. That's what drew me in. I try to surround myself with positive people. Life's short. 

K. 

10/30/2006

I read the LA Times article when it came out and thought that it was great. I only now have found your website, but I am so glad that I have. Your reviews are helpful and insightful. 

M. 

12/8/2006

Hi - Wow that was a journey, it's taken me over an hour, weaving in and out of your reviews, thoughts and beautiful choice of words. Firstly let me thank you for making my day. I have really enjoyed reading your words and feel gladdened that the world does have some good souls in it after all. I send you my very best wishes and again thank you for a lovely hour of my Friday morning 8th December 2006. 

L. 

12/15/2006

After looking at your Web site, Rebecca, I am excited to know about you and what you are doing. I recognize a sister of the soul and mutual lover of books and the magic of words! Thank you for creating this wonderful thing you do! 

P. 

12/23/2006

I just had to tell you that I find your site downright inspiring. The love that you have for what you do combined with the optimism in which you do it is beautiful and refreshing in this day and age. Were there more people like you wandering about the world, I do believe it would be a better place. 

J. 

1/11/2007

You rock, this might be the very best product review I've ever read. Kudos to you, young lady. 

C. 

1/11/2007

Rebecca's review sounds fantastic and I am going to purchase this product based upon her descriptions...

E. 

1/11/2007

Your reviews are one of the best, I always look on your page when I check my own profile and I find tons of things I end up buying myself! Thanx and don't ever stop :). 

K. 

1/25/2007

I aptly and very much so enjoyed your review on "Chants to Awaken the Buddhist Heart!" I though the condensed review on this product, was excellent...I normally don't at all write others concerning their reviews, but just felt compelled to let you know all of this...

Keep up your very obvious talent in reviews, as well as your excellent writing and great substance within it. I'm a writer myself, so I appreciate people like you a lot...I seriously hope to see more of your reviews Rebecca and wish you all of the best here! Keep on keeping on, take it easy and the very, very best to you and for you in your life and living day to day...

Much Peace, 


R. 

1/25/2007

I so enjoy all of your reviews and even more so, your website. I feel that I have found a new friend and kindred spirit after perusing your site. My participation at Amazon began in 2001, but didn't last long. I was a timid writer...but my main focus was always music until the last 10 years or so, when I felt the calling to write more. 

My goal on Amazon is similar to yours, though, in that I do want to share those things that make our lives better. But mostly, my time on Amazon is writing exercise for the other writing projects that are dear to my heart. 

Thanks again for all your wonderful reviews. Also thank you also for sharing yourself, your faith and your dreams on your website. You have inspired me immensely to not only participate in the Amazon forum again, but to pursue the dreams that God has birthed in my heart. 

V. 

Your reviews are one of my favorite things to read, you inspire greatly with your positive energy, it even spilled over on me!   

K. 

I found your website online and was genuinely impressed. I've never seen anything like it and the seriousness and care you put into your work is evident throughout.  

J. 

It's so wonderful to see what you review every day.  

V. 

2/16/2007

I may have never been as inspired as I have recently to write more reviews, if it hadn't been for finding you and your reviews and website. Your descriptions are at times like poetry. You reveal your heart and soul in our reviews. I've realized that we can't live in fear of what others think ...we have to do what God has put in our hearts no matter what the rest of the world thinks. So hats off to you ...for telling it like it is. I'm totally inspired by your beautiful spirit.  

V. 

 

3/6/2007

Reviewing books is a wonderful service to those of use who write them-thank you so much!  

B. 

 

4/25/2007

Hello!

Just a quick note to make your day a little brighter here on the planet. I have been reading and enjoying most of your reviews for two years. Our tastes are similar, so your reviews often lead me to products that I would not have otherwise known about! Sometimes, as I shop at Amazon, I will run across one of your reviews just because I happen to be interested in yet something else that we hold in common. Small world here on the internet!
~Sending Love and Blessings,

S. 

 

5/18/2008

Your reviews were so thoughtful, deep, and beautifully written. It touched my heart
to know that someone really took what I had to say and then made it her own. Just 
what I was hoping for! I felt like you were inside my head, listening intently to every 
word that came from my heart. Thank you for giving that much of yourself
to the reading. It makes all those long and lonely hours of writing worthwhile.


O. 

 

 

 

 

I all your letters!  Thank you for your support this year!

You have truly seasoned my life with love. 

 

Warmest Regards,                      

Rebecca     

 

 

 

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