Announcing Sugar and Salt: Book Two -The Orange Book! This collection of recipes from my galley and home kitchen will arrive at our door step (or barn step) soon! Here’s a look at the process….
Now that was fun!
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The state of Maine is a place of unrivaled beauty in so many ways, but none more eye-popping than the day when, after a hard spring rain, the sun emerges and suddenly, the grass turns a shocking green and the flowers all open to show off their finery.
Such was the day I drove back from Portland after doing a 207 shoot. I had Sugar & Salt books to sell and ended up winding my way down and around the peninsulas around Boothbay Harbor. It’s so rare for me to be exploring our state this time of year what with a schooner to get ready to sail, a household to pack up, girls to organize and crew to train. However, the day was just too much of a gift to not enjoy. And so I stopped, several times, to enjoy and to sell a lot of books too!
Thanks to Southport General Store and Gift Barn (Janet, De and Maria you made my day! I hope we end up getting to enjoy each other more on one of our knitting cruises.), Oak Street Provisions, The Village Store, Sherman’s Books and Stationary and Maine Coast Book Shop for your purchases.
Other than the fantastic stores that I visited, some all ready for the summer season, and some with shelves just being dusted and stocked as I walked in the door, this is what I saw that day:
Lovin’ my state
These photos are outtakes from a photo shoot for the new cookbook, Sugar and Salt. This is the chapter is for the September segments called Cooking with my Girls.
I spend the better part of my days writing and yet I am only just beginning to think of myself as a writer. Two years of writing a weekly food column, one cookbook, many articles and a year of blogging and you’d think a person might get a clue. I’m getting there.
A new cookbook has been writing itself in my head for a long time now. And by long time I mean about a year. The recipes have been churning out at a rapid rate – mostly because I just can’t turn the tap off. And yet, it wasn’t until yesterday that I actually sat down in the chair, placed my hands on the keyboard and started typing the new book.
A part of me worried that I was just kidding myself and really, there wasn’t another cookbook in there. But the bigger part of me knew that when the time was right, the words would come. And they’ve started. What a relief to know the smaller part of me was wrong.
Clicking away at the keyboard
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