This is an idea I’ve been pondering for a while. It’s not about writing a book or changing the world. It’s about having fun, doing something I love (aside from writing), connecting with readers, bloggers, other authors who might enjoy it too.
I’m going to start a baking group called Books ‘n Baking. Sort of a take on Julie and Julia and sort of a take on an idea that a food blogger I follow is doing, but with my own spin. (No, we’re not going to bake our way through a Julia Child tome, I promise.)
The premise is, we take a cookbook (a general baking one) and bake our way through it for a year. One recipe a month. And then, we blog about it. The why, the what, etc…
Again, it’s all about the connection and the love of baking. If no one is interested, then I’ll do it on my own. Baking allows my creative juices a different outlet and allows me to enjoy getting lost in the creation of something beyond words. It’s also why I crochet and craft. It’s why a lot of us do and pursue other creative endeavors. There’s power in the creative energy and in sharing the process, even at the end, with others.
I would like to start either in December or January, whichever works for most people. Most cookbooks have a Kindle or ebook version along with the physical copy, and that would be the only cost upfront, unless you want to check it out of the library each month. Of course I know that the ingredients cost as well. I am in the same boat as most. Funds are limited, so if you want and can participate, great. If you want to, but can’t at this time, you can join in later.
I’m looking to assess interest, so please leave a comment if you would like to bake with me.