I love celebrations as they give us a way to honor the passage of events in our lives both big and small. This morning I celebrate a new day. The moon is in the earth sign of Taurus and the farmers almanac says that it is a good day to plant root crops, so I am heading out to plant my garlic crop…all 300 cloves…in just a few minutes. That’s a lot of garlic and I will celebrate as I prepare the soil to receive it, again when I see it’s first green shoots popping up, later in the early summer when I see the scapes (garlic flowers) that I will clip and make pesto with, and finally when I harvest the crop late next summer.
Yesterday I celebrated the 4th anniversary of Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life. 4 years and it continues to be a bestseller! I am grateful.
Today, I celebrate the first official book event for the release of her sister book, Pie Camp: The Skills You Need to Make Any Pie You Want—a “sold out” event for my local indie bookstore. (Please leave a review at the big A no matter where you purchase from as those review really make a difference for authors. Thank you!)
Tomorrow, I will celebrate the official release date of Pie Camp and take part in another virtual event.
The thing I notice about virtual events is that, although I am present at the scheduled time, things can and do get pre-empted. I found that out on Friday when a segment I was to do live on a Portland OR TV station was bumped because of a sporting event going overtime, followed by some breaking national news. The segment was taped instead and will show up…sometime. Isn’t that like life? Things happen when they happen and not necessarily when we plan for or predict.
And so it goes.
A few exciting updates
Tomorrow 10/6/20 a segment that was filmed right here at Pie Cottage is scheduled to be on KING-5 Evening. (It was supposed to be tonight 10/5/20 but got bumped to tomorrow.)
Hardcover Cook Shop will be featuring Pie Camp as part of a special Winter 2020 Baking Box!
Tomorrow I will be live (virtually) at Book Larder.
Friday I’ll be live at The Book Catapult.
I’m teaching a 3 Part Introduction to Making Pies at 92Y in NYC…also virtual. (I’m hoping that this series will provide a little relaxing baking therapy for you, too.)
And if you are on Pinterest, I’ve been posting stories, and 2 of them have kinda gone viral. You’ll find them (How to Make Flaky Pie Dough-2 Million views and How to Make Apple Pie in a Cast Iron Skillet-over 11 Million views!) here.
OK, it’s garlic planting time.
P.S. Be Happy, Stay Home, Make Pie…and VOTE!