Update: Lots O' Cooking & Cookbook Writing Happenin' Here....
Posted Mar 02 2010 3:25pm
I just realized that, as of today, I've posted exactly 80 recipes & am hardly done yet! :-D
The nice thing is that the recipe creation process usually tends to be an ongoing, life-time affair, that is, if one is hopefully fortunate enough to be continually coming up with new ideas! :)
So, please know that there are many more recipes lined up for future publication on this blog! I like to post about one a day, often post-dating them for future publication. This way, I can take a breather every now & then, & also keep the creative juices flowing. Ahhhhh.
Here's how the process generally works: When I'm feeling extra creative, I will often create several new recipes in a day & then march off to the kitchen to test them out. Whatever comes out of my head is what I make for that day, or for later on in the week. Needless to say, there's a lot of refrigeration (& sometimes a bit of freezing) going on in this household. ;) If I'm lucky, what comes out of my head will be a full course, & not five dessert recipes (!). Hehe. The way the creative process tends to work is that it's pretty much the-luck-of-the-draw, & I can't always control it. Kind of like playing Black Jack or spinning the roulette wheel in Vegas, except the stakes aren't as high. :-D In the latter case, the worst thing that could happen is indigestion. :)
Speaking of which, I'm happily plowing ahead with the cookbook writing. At the rate the recipe creation process is currently going, I estimate that, in a few months time, there should be more than enough material for the cookbook. When it's all finished, I hope to have about 250 original recipes. (Yowsa!) The reason I want to create/include so many recipes is so that the cookbook has a nice range of recipes, in terms of both cuisine & recipe categories (regional & international dishes, plus appetizers, main courses, condiments/sauces, desserts, etc.).
Also, please note that there will be several original recipes that will only appear in the upcoming cookbook. :-D While I freely give away an awful lot of recipes & cooking advice here (& also share lots of recipes & information with people via email), there has to be some incentive for people to buy the cookbook. ;)
I've also been tossing around the idea of holding a contest on this blog to promote the cookbook. The winner will of course get a free, signed copy of the cookbook. But alas, I am getting ahead of myself. One thing at a time. Of course, it's always nice to know what's coming around the corner. So there you have it.