When I had the idea for a cookbook to raise money for Cait, Diana, and Sam's charities, I naively thought "collect the recipes, publish them, sell them." Wow. What a learning experience! I have pulled my hair out. I have quit. And I have loved every minute lol. It's been a challenge but I've had the backing and full support of my wonderful village, the cookbook committee, who have kept me sane. They have made me laugh, they have worked harder than any paid employee I have ever worked with, and are the people you want at your back during times of struggle. I'm also happy to have the love and support of my best friend, my husband Tony. As I put in the FAQ, 3000 cookbooks is a piece of cake compared to when we helped our daughter with a refugee camp in Hungary. Google Goodbye Hungaria and watch it, and you'll see what I mean.
We are trying to answer your questions as they arise, and trying to be as professional as possible while still being your friendly goofballs you know on Twitter and Facebook. You've kept us on our toes and given us excellent advice so that we do our best for you, for NPH USA, Bloodwise UK, and World Child Cancer. And of course to do our best for Diana Gabaldon, Caitriona Balfe, and Sam Heughan, people who promote these charities, and people we hold in high regard. I do want to make it very clear. We did this for the charities, not for recognition from celebrities.
I want to also say I added a phone number for you to call. You can reach me between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST at 717-472-3711. I live in York, Pennsylvania, USA, and I cannot return international calls. You can also write to me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Just a word about the name. Our busy bee hard worker Bev came up with Cooklander. I included To the Stove. And I still love that name. Very Outlander!
My hope and dream is that these 3000 cookbooks are sold out and we have to re-order. For the sake of the children of NPH USA, the children of World Child Cancer, and those around the world with blood cancer who will benefit from the research of Bloodwise UK, will you help my dream come true? Oh the places we'll go if you do!
Cooklander to the Stove