I'm taking a short break from scrolling through news articles in my Facebook feed and silently screaming "NOOOOOOOO!" over and over to share a couple of little (positive) things with you dear readers.
I just found out that my little cookbook was nominated for an IACP award in Health and Special Diet. I couldn't be more thrilled! Winners will be announced early in March, but I don't even care – just being nominated is a high honor. I'm so happy for all the nominees and proud to be in their company.
So if you want to come celebrate with a high five, nibble a slice of Chocolate Bergamot Truffle Tart, or pick up a copy of Alternative Baker for your Valentine/Galentine, I'll be at Omnivore Books this Sunday February 12th from 3-4 pm nerding out on flour and signing books.
And on March 14th a.k.a. Pi Day a.k.a. the best day of the year, I'll be toting some GF pies down to Books Inc. in Santa Clara along with GF bread maven Jane Bonacci of The Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook.
A bunch of us bloggers are banding together in solidarity with immigrants from countries targeted by the Muslim ban to share our stories about immigrant food. Stay tuned for the story of my family's hasty departure from Europe last century and a favorite recipe later this week (hint: there's cheese involved) and read about the other #ImmigrantFoodStories here.
Last weekend I got to spend a few days in beautiful Cambria in central California with some of my favorite blogging ladies (Sarah, Sasha, Betty, Natalie & Holly, Alana, Lily, Laura, Carey, Eva, Shelly, Trisha, Haley, and Renee).
There was apple baked oatmeal with hawaij and maple cashew cream. There were tacos. There was soup, congee, and chocolatey champurrado.
There were walks on the beach, mist in the hills, wildflowers blooming in fields, cows, goats and sheep by the road. There was the best ever plant-based ice cream and lots more delicious treats.
Whatever your week is bringing you, I hope you're able to find a bit of light among all this darkness.
And maybe a kitty to snuggle.
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