Umm. Hello. This is the most exciting day of my life. The end.
Okay fine, I'll tell you more!
Over a year ago, I began a project. A project that challenged me, stretched me, frustrated me, and excited me. After hours, and hours, and hours, tears, heartache, steep learning curves, and a few swear words, it's finally here. In print. Or in PDF. And I couldn't be more thrilled! And exhausted. But mostly thrilled.
This afternoon, my very first cookbook, my dearest, most radical, most specialist cookbook was delivered via a UPS man that had no idea what he was in for. I ran down the gravel driveway, practically biting at his heels like an untamed puppy. He didn't know the joy he was delivering in that small, brown little package!
I unwrapped it, fingers shaking. Heart pounding.
And there she was, in all her self-published glory. From Scratch. My close companion for the past year. We've spent countless hours together on the computer. Formatting, editing, writing, photographing. She's been a cruel mistress – often pushing me past my comfort zone. Truly, I can hardly remember a project that has challenged me in such an extreme way.
But all of that pain is now forgotten. It's PARTY TIME!
This project is a culmination of almost every recipe featured on the blog in it's past three years of life, PLUS MORE!
– Information on what a ‘whole foods' kitchen promotes
– Information on what food items to keep stocked in your fridge, freezer, pantry, and cupboards
– Lists of what kitchen tasks to do and when
– Information on where to source the best quality food from
– Breakfast recipes
– Breadish recipes
– Soup and Salad recipes
– Main Dishes recipes
– Side Dishes recipes
– Sweets recipes
– Beverages, Ferments, and Condiment recipes
All the recipes are photographed, in an easy to follow step-by-step format, and in color. The book itself boasts over 220 pages.
Yep. That's a lot of formatting.
My prayer is that this cookbook will help to encourage others who are looking to begin a whole-foods journey, but aren't sure where to begin. I also hope it encourages those already-whole-foodies who just need a few new good recipes in their repertoire.
Truly, the words to describe it all escape me. Seeing it in print, touching it with my fingers, scanning through it's pages… it's just beautiful.
I can't tell you how much I appreciated your love, support, excitement, and encouragement as I finished this project. If you didn't read, I wouldn't write. And if you didn't request this cookbook, I never would have undertaken such an overwhelming task. It's because of YOU, dear reader, that this cookbook is sitting next to me on the desk as I type this. It's because of YOU that I was able to push through those painfully long sessions at the computer. And it's because of YOU that this blog, and this project, has been such a success.
What I'm trying to say is….
I love ya. Truly.
Eh, what the heck. Let's do a giveaway! The winner can choose either a print copy or a PDF copy. It is a party, after all!