Sorry to be absent so much lately. I’m working hard on the 2011 book. it’s the most ambitious I’ve undertaken so far, and it’s taking all my writing huevos to get it on the page. I did write a post on setting for Writer Unboxed yesterday, and it has generated some excellent discussion. Please join in. IN OTHER […]
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The Monday After
After the busy holiday, it is a powerful luxury to come back to my office.
Slow cooked, spicy, chunky apple butter
Technically, I suppose, apple butter is smooth. I originally made this recipe last winter and pureed it afterward. Since, however, my main use for this particular condiment is in my morning oatmeal, I have found I much prefer it to be left chunky. Recipe is adapted from one I found at The Art of Homemaking. […]
The first (work) day after the big rush to the end
First, a happy note for the day: THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS has just gone into an 8th printing! Thanks to you guys. I’m so thrilled. Anyone who has ever written had to work to deadline knows the giddy feeling that arrives just afterward. I mailed the new book to my agent and editor last Friday, collapsed […]
Blogging on food television at RTB today
Come talk with me about Top Chef and the pale imitation Chopping Block at Romancing the Blog today.
Lost Recipe arrives today in Australia
The Lost Recipe for Happiness debuts in Australia today (February 1). I just heard that it’s on the cover of Good Reading magazine, and I’m absolutely delighted by the wonderful reviews I’ve been getting from Down Under. Meanwhile, the US edition is going to a 5th printing next week. (This is me falling over […]
Interview at Modern Girl Style
Haven’t been the most attentive blogger the past couple of weeks. Things will slow down soon and I’ll be back nattering on as always. In the meantime, here’s a link to an interview by Kamela Mirich, at Modern Girl Style. (Such a hip and attractive site!) Anything interesting in your world? Talk to me.
Juan’s Carne en su Jugo
Alison Kent won an ARC of the Lost Recipe for Happiness, and she made one of the dishes, a soup that is one of my absolute favorites in all the world. I go to a restaurant on the westside of Colorado Springs just to eat this particular soup. It took me ages to get the […]
Elena changes her clothes
A NEW COVER FOR THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS This is quite a big change. As my agent said, “If you look at it objectively, this is a pretty interesting example of different ways to look at the same book.” Remember when I showed you the cover for my new book, The Lost Recipe for […]