Bizarre update, sorry.
Writing this from a hospital bed, hopped up on painkillers. Not sure it's the kind of update you're supposed to post, but I'm all about transparency, soooo.
Yesterday I got hit with some pretty serious pain while working on a recipe from the book. Ketchup aux fruits - SO GOOD, but something that involves simmering for two hours, then the whole canning process. Why couldn't this have hit for a shorter recipe? I don't know. Murphy's law strikes again!
Anyway, I toughed it out, got it all properly canned, then eventually headed to the ER for a Loong night. Was admitted, had gallbladder surgery, and here we are!
So, the purpose of this update is threefold:
1. To let you guys know I may be slow on replying to emails, etc. Yesterday, today, the next few days. I've never had any kind of surgery before, so no idea what to expect.
2. To assure you that I'm way ahead of schedule with the book, and to let you know this will not affect the timeline at all.
3. If I may, to underscore my dedication. Or stupidity, whatever. I'm pretty proud of myself for getting that recipe cooked and canned properly!
I think that's about it. I'm being distracted by Apple juice right now (let me tell you - drinking Apple juice after no food or drink for 24 hours is pretty much a religious experience!!).
I may be slow on the updates coming up. I'm not allowed to "work" for the next week or two, and apparently that includes recipe work in the kitchen. So, I'll get caught up on cleaning up recipes already developed, starting work on the base hypothesis recipes for some I need to pick up source materials for, etc. I'll probably take a couple days before even that, though... Kinda feel like I got run over by a truck.
Hope this was coherent enough, just wanted to be sure I don't worry anyone by going quiet!
Thanks again for all of your support!