I’ve started and stopped this post about 100 times since January.
My head was filled with so many things that any time I’d sit down to write a new post I’d get all restless and distracted. My thoughts would eventually seize up like a bad hollandaise sauce (bless the delete button…).
Yes, I know. Excuses, excuses.
The truth is, I’ve been busy working on a very special project; one that’s literally consumed all of my time, thoughts, energy- you name it. Every day, I’d wake up and dive head first into the arduous task of balancing creativity with life, kids, work, and whatever else. It wasn’t easy and I took on way more than I could handle (hence the radio silence in this space).
But now I’m delighted to report that it’s over! No more deadlines. No more pressure. All of the pages have been signed, sealed, and delivered to my editor and we are in the final stages of completing the details.
What details you ask?
Cookbook number two!
For the past several months, I’ve been submerged in writing, baking, and creating a new book that I’m really excited to share. But first, I do sincerely apologize if I left any of you hanging- I can’t stress this enough. I really had to dig deep and barricade myself in order to think and truly write from the heart. I even have that ‘mad writer’s look’ with crazy hair and bags under my eyes to prove it.
Here’s the backstory that led me to writing this book…
Before I got into blogging, I taught myself how to bake sourdough. Occasionally, I’d post a recipe here and there and that was it. Most of my sourdough baking endeavors went undocumented.
Behind the scenes however, I was busy baking away and scribbling recipes onto the pages of tattered notebooks, the back of bills, and whatever else I could get my hands on. This became my most prized sourdough collection and I hoped to have them published in print one day.
Ironically, when brainstorming ideas for my first cookbook the concept of sourdough had initially come to mind. But instinctively, I knew it wasn’t the right debut book. So, I waited…. patiently. When my publisher approached me to write a second book, I knew that the time was now.
In October of this year, 2017, Artisan Sourdough Made Simple will hit the shelves wherever books are sold! You’ll find over 65 easy to follow recipes including my Everyday Sourdough, soft sandwich bread, hearty whole-grain loaves, twists, braids, and so much more! You’ll even learn how to create your very own sourdough starter with easy to follow storage options and tips. And there’s plenty of step-by-step photos to inspire you along the way. This book is not just recipes; it’s a beginner’s guide.
And the best part?
You don’t have to have any working knowledge of sourdough to get started. You don’t even have to be a baker. Anyone can dive right in, and in my opinion it’s the best way to learn.
So that’s where I’ve been friends! It’s been a wild ride since the start of this year but it’s all settling down nicely. I do hope you’ll join me as I gradually transition back into updating this space. There will be more details about the book when it’s time to pre-order, but in the meantime if you have any questions, please let me know!
I’d love to hear how you all have been doing too! Cook anything fun lately? Any sourdough baker’s out there?
**Update: Many of you have asked where to buy the book! Click here if you’d like to pre-order now! Thank you so much for your support. **