OMGosh, oh my gosh…where to begin. I have no excuses for not writing to you other than it’s been really busy. I had workshops scheduled in Danville, CA ten days after I got back from Santa Barbara, so I gave a final wash up to the workshop equipment that I carry with me, and packed it right back up in my check-in bag, the one that I check all the way through in luggage. I often wonder just what TSA must think when they open my bag up to find multiple rolling pins, bowls, sets of measuring equipment, spices, and such.
The workshops in Danville went great and so did the Pie Camp that was at Pie Cottage this weekend past. I took yesterday off to squire around some out of town guests to spots on the Olympic Peninsula. We took a drive up to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge, then out to the mouth of the Elwah River where it empties into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and finally to my favorite little general store in Joyce. The clouds gave way to beautiful skies with white puffy clouds. My guests remarked that they knew of no other place that one can go from snowy mountains to beautiful blue ocean in an afternoon…and the beauty of it all. I totally agree. Today I’m feeling renewed with energy and ready for whatever comes next.
Speaking of which…the title of the book has changed again and, to my best knowledge, has been finalized to Home Cooking with Kate McDermott. I think it’s a pretty appropriate title because that’s exactly what it is—the meals that I’ve put on my table for decades and the ones I would share with you if you were sitting across from me. Many of them have special memories for me, too. Lots of those stories have made it into the pages of the book…our book. Here’s a link to a peek into the photo shoot at Pie Cottage for the photo shoot and the link for pre-ordering is at the bottom of this post. 🙂