I was up late on Monday night (so late that it was actually Tuesday) putting the finishing touches on the cookbook draft. I pressed send sometime after 2 a.m. and spent another hour awake, eating a bowl of cereal and trying to calm my brain enough to go to sleep. Though there’s still a great deal of work to be done before the book will be in stores sometime next spring, the fact that I managed to do the canning, writing and retesting necessary (and mostly within the time allotted) is staggering.
It’s my hope to head back into the kitchen this weekend (maybe I’ll do a little 32nd birthday canning on Saturday!) and make something spring-y that I can share with you all next week. After working from an outline of recipes for the last year, the freedom of being able to make anything I want is glorious.
And now, time for some news and reminders.
1. Today is the last day of voting for the Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. If you haven’t already done so, please take a moment to vote!
2. Christina from the blog Dessert for Two (#293) is the winner in the Penley Mason Jar giveaway. Thanks to all who entered!
3. This weekend is Philadelphia’s Blogger Bake Sale. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of A Full Plate Cafe on Liberties Walk. It is a fundraiser for Share our Strength and just like last year, I’m donating a dozen pint jars of homemade granola. If you can’t make it out to buy something but still want to give, click here to make a donation.