Monday, April 24, 2017

Ready for Launch! I think!

Tomorrow's the day - a published cookbook on the shelf...crazy! It feels like just yesterday I started down this road, but at the same time I feel like it's taken forever to finally get to this point!

Without further ado - it's my pleasure to present - The Preservatory Cookbook - Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves!!

Tomorrow's the day! April 25th - The Preservatory Cookbook release...available across North America - I'm thinking of sitting at Chapter's and stalking the cookbook section, that's weird right?

I can not wait to hear what everyone thinks of the book, and at the same time I'm dreading hearing the reviews! It's so beautiful, and I'm so very proud of the result...yet, it feels almost too personal now to have it out there for public consumption. I'm also a bit jet-lagged and fighting off a cold - so maybe that's the weird feeling I've been having all day!

Regardless - ready or not we're about to launch!

We're hosting a Launch Party here at the farm on Sunday - April 30th from 3pm in the old Dairy Barn - tickets include a copy of the book, a jar of The Preservatory preserves and of course nibbles and sips from the cookbook! I sincerely hope you'll come join us to celebrate!

Eventbrite - The Preservatory Cookbook Farm Launch Party


Sunday, January 08, 2017

New Year - New Purpose

Well 2016 sure flew by! Not one post from this desk - I can only blame the cookbook, the farm, the jam, the procrastinating! Thankfully we have 2017 to make up for it, all going to plan.

The Preservatory cookbook is at the printers as we speak, with a launch date of April 25th, 2017. A true labour of love, I was warned it would be a long process but didn't believe it would actually take almost two years. Appetite Random House editor Jenny Bradshaw has been a dream to work with, I really drew a lucky hand, being a first timer she was kind and supportive throughout the editing process, so many decisions and such thought go into every detail - I hope you love the results!

The farm is covered in beautiful crispy snow and we're heading into a chilly week, -10 they are predicting which means carrying water to the horses, walking short dogs along a 'cleared' path and making sure the bird feeders are topped up!

It also means, no excuse for not getting the new website contented uploaded - speaking of procrastination! I'm thrilled at the new design and can not wait to launch it along with our new branding and preserve flavours at this months Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco!