Deadlines make a girl write!
I’m am finally writing my cookbook, really I am. It is for REAL now. Nothing a deadline won’t do for a girl but to put her to work. I’ve spent the last week in my kitchen cooking. And what a perfect place to start, the breakfast chapter. This is one meal I am adamant about. I never leave the house without eating something and I am teaching my children this valuable habit. I’ve chosen my favorite breakfast foods that are accessible, as in they don’t take up to much of your time. In my new book, Real Food for Everyone, a major theme will be about the accessibility of both ingredients and execution. From smoothies, to my new super “hippy” granola, to my husband’s porridge, to tofu scrambles and an open faced tofu omelets, these recipes will be fun to make and nourishing to eat and most importantly, ‘accessible’ to make.
Yesterday when I took a break from working to walk my dog, I ran into a neighbor who asked me a great question.
Where do you work when you write your book?
I have a seven foot foot walnut dining room table that long ago I gave up on keeping perfectly unscratched like the furniture in my mother’s house. My book project has taken over this table. My kids have been forwarded to not touch anything on it. My husband is to walk through the front door and advance to the desk in the back. My Mac Power Book is set up on one corner of the table by the windows. This way I can keep watch on the gate and get distracted by the going ons in the street. Distractions are a must for any creative project! I’m surrounded by cookbooks; they feel like wonderful friends as I go on my journey looking through them as well as my recipe notebooks going all the way back to when I first started to cook. I’ve organized the chapters and recipes by page, printed them out and placed in a three-ring binder. This helps me ‘see’ and ‘feel’ the flow of the book. I’ve organized my recipes by chapters but at this point in no particular order. My objective for now is to lay down the recipes I for sure what to explore – via testing and cooking.
More later and photos and recipes are in the works.