Raise those solo cups folks!! I have some exciting news to share and I really hope you’re hungry/thirsty for this one…..
365 days after first being approached to write a book I’m happy to announce that I have my first official book deal. Holy shit!
I’m writing a memoir style farm-to-table cookbook complete with recipes, stories and a history on how my life took a wild turn for the dirt 7 years ago. The book will be divided by seasons and each one will kick off with a narrative about life on Tumbleweed Farm, our local community and the nitty gritty details about running a small farm. In addition, the book will be photo rich with food and farm photos alike. I honestly cannot believe this is happening but I’m so stoked and feel pretty relieved to share the news with you all! It took an entire year to complete my proposal because the farm season took priority and I had to put things on hold all summer. Being patient paid off though!
This past September I got the finishing touches of my draft complete and it was eventually sent out into the publishing world. I felt totally vulnerable knowing strangers out there would be reading my story and not knowing if anyone would be interested in it. However, two weeks ago the phone rang and I got the news of a lifetime.
Honestly, for a girl who needs her husband to double check the grammatical errors and spelling on her blog (often times too late after a post has been published) I’m so damn honored! I learned how to cook in a tiny farmhouse kitchen back in Massachusetts and fell in love with the simple act of stirring a pot of risotto or chopping carrots that had just been plucked from the earth to toss into a salad. I eventually bought a nice camera and learned food photography after watching a few youtube videos. The recipes I create aren’t sophisticated and are oftentimes dreamt up when I need to take my mind off of certain farm chores that beat me down (like hauling hundreds of pounds of potatoes in a hail storm or weeding thousands of beets in a heatwave). And with that, I cannot believe folks out there believe that my recipes, coupled with the stories behind them, will make for a unique cookbook. Pinch me!!!
Honestly, this could not have happened without all of my loyal followers. You guys are the best and I’m so pumped to continue this journey with you all. I’ll be creating a ton of new recipes that will be saved just for the book but this little blog will continue to truck along through the whole process. It’s going to be a busy winter here at the farm but I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and bust out the best damn cookbook I know how.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading the blog, cooking my recipes and for rooting me, Taylor and Henry along. Our farm and dinner table is always blessed with your amazing vibes!! Cheers to new adventures, tasty food and a lot of love.