Archive for July, 2009
Hi, all. I’ve been so busy traveling and doing conference stuff that I haven’t had a chance to catch up. Our trip started in Salida, CO, and we’re here now in Orlando, FL, at the Disney Hilton. We’ve had some interesting experiences in between and I can’t wait to share them with you.
Right now, everyone’s getting ready to go to the GCLS awards ceremony so I can’t share right now. Our road trip continues tomorrow with a brief detour to Fort Lauderdale, then up the East Cost to New York. By then, I should have even more to share.
So, have a great week, everyone and I’ll catch up with you next week.
Hi, all. This coming week, I will be on the road again, heading to a writers’ conference in Orlando. It’s going to be a road trip because I’m starting out in Colorado. My companion and I are planning to go through Texas and then go along the Gulf coast to Florida. After the conference and a quick visit with friends, we’re going to drive back up to New York, possibly along the Atlantic coast. And you know what that all means? More food adventures!
Since I got laid off from my full-time job in January, I’ve been in a recipe-testing frenzy. I am so desperate to finish the testing for my second cookbook, I can’t even begin to tell you. I’ve been working on it since 2002 and I’m over it!
Writing a cookbook is not like writing other nonfiction material. To write some other kind of how-to book, you sit at your computer to research and write, or you flip through your library of books to glean information. To write a cookbook, on the other hand, you have to go out and shop for ingredients, then stand on your feet at the stove or counter for a good long time and physically do stuff. Cooking is fun and it’s an artistic expression, but writing a cookbook is work.
Hi, everyone. So, tomorrow is the Fourth of July, the day when anyone who hasn’t done so already dusts off the BBQ grills, sets up the picnic tables, and opens up the pool for business. Here in New York, we’ve FINALLY gotten summer. And it’s only July—go figure.
Anyway, today I’m making my first pasta salad of the summer. After all, what would a barbecue be without pasta salad? But what to put in it? There are so many ways to make pasta salad, so many ingredients to choose from. And so many dressing you can use. This time around, I’m using green goddess dressing.