The worst possible thing for a cookbook is imprecision. As it stands, there is possibly nothing more imprecise in this whole town than our oven range. It suffers from debilitating temperature fluctuations that turn something as ridiculous as croissant-dough wrapped brie into a blackened discus covering a doughy soup. Without a new oven range, writing precise recipes will be an impossibility.
Oh, and let's not forget the food processor! When we turned it on the other day to attempt to shred a rather simple mix of onions and carrots, it emitted a noise like a robot fart, and the blade now rotates at approximately 0.5 rpm.
Finally, there is still some experimenting to be done vis-a-vis the recipes themselves. Veggie picadillo, for instance, is wonderful with barley and mushrooms in place of ground beef, but we have a sneaking suspicion that quinoa might work better. So, we have to make it twice. This means twice the cost of ingredients.
As Emily is a social worker and Jeremy is a cube monkey, and as they recently had a tiny baby-- they are expensive!-- it would take years for us to scrimp n' save the fundage for these items. That's why we'd love your help, and, in return, will produce an awesome resource for your kitchen!