Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Outside our window the world is frosted. It is gorgeous, all shimmery and pristine, but I'll bet the road is treacherous. Yes, a good day to stay indoors. Read. Write. Sew. Eat.

Um, did I actually say that out loud? Eat? I guess I did. Silly me. But here's the deal: I'm just finishing up work on a new cookbook and some of the recipes just make me hungry. I sit and type and remember the crumble of a particular cookie or the tenderness of a scone. Get it? The whole project makes me want to eat.

I'll be glad when I'm done and can send it off to my wonderful proof reader. Then, there'll be someone consumed by the idea of eating all the way on the other side of the world but at least I won't be dreaming of bread, biscuits or baklava. Hmm? Oh, the proof reading is taking place in Australia. Isn't the Internet grand? (Thanks Jude!)

If you're interested (and I hope you are) in reading the first excerpt from Vineyard Mambo, it's posted over on the From the Pages page. I let Anna have the honor of sharing the first bit with you. We both hope you enjoy it. :)


Anonymous said...

OOH An excerpt! I can't wait! Going to read it right now.


Anonymous said...

I love baklava. And the internet too. ;-)


Unknown said...

I just read the excerpt and it is a perfect tease. I want more. This can't come out fast enough!!!

Marianne Arkins said...

Love the excerpt...

And, I'm highly suggestible when it comes to eating as well. I can't imagine putting a cookbook together. I'd gain fifty pounds!

Anonymous said...

Love the little snippet. I'm a bit like Oliver Twist and want more.
Aussie Jude