I love your comments so much I want to make a book of them. I want to pin them up on the wall so that I can read them again and again. Thank you for sharing your stories, and your meals, and your love affairs (both failed and long lasting!) Thank you. These last few days, I’ve been drinking up these meals with each entry. Some even came into my email from those who were shy, or felt like their stories were too long. I’m holding on to all of them.

The winner of Louisa’s book is Rachel of 6512 and Growing. (She and her husband met in a coffee shop, and on their first date she brought him plum preserves and he brought her peach bread he made in a coffee can.) Rachel, tell me where to find you and the book is on it’s way!

I’ll be back within a day or so with a recipe. But today, if you have a little time to read, go through the comments from the last post. So wonderful.

Thanks, friends. Here’s to meals, and the love that creates them. xo


  1. says

    I just happened to stumble upon your book at the public library today (in Lanesboro, MN, if you’re curious). Actually, I overheard the librarian gushing about it to another patron, telling her, “You just HAVE TO check this out! It tells you how to make all kinds of things…like marshmallows!” Well, the lady didn’t check it out, but when I got to the counter, I saw it was still there, and I snatched it up.

    Just this week I made butter for the first time. I had no idea it was so easy! So it was perfect timing that three days later, I then stumbled upon your book. I absolutely am in LOVE with your book. In love, as in neglect my children and responsibilities around the house in love. : ) I can’t wait to try out all of your recipes. Mozzarella and yogurt are on my short list.

    I love your recipes, but what also completely hooks me are your stories connected to your recipes…something or other about a Jethro Tull-like flute… You have such an engaging writing style that envelopes whoever picks up your cookbook. You wrote the cookbook that I’ve been looking for…for a long time. Thank you! Glad to have stumbled upon you today!

    • alana says

      Thank you, Kathy! I’ve got to say, my heart belongs to my local library, so I’m always especially happy when I think of the book on library shelves out there…

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