Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cookbook and Bakery Update

I am busy baking bread tonight so just a wee update on the cookbook (and on the bakery, as some requested). I am approaching 100 pages for the cookbook, and plan to have the whole thing ready for download by late November/early December (Christmas shopping, anyone?). As mentioned before, the cookbook is just recipes from the blog for those of you who would like a paper copy to keep in the kitchen instead of the laptop. Since my recipe list keeps growing daily, this book will feature recipes from September 2007 to June 2008. My plan is to do another book next year.


As for the bakery, business is trotting along. I am having fun and find it relaxing to make bread after a day of work. Since September I have baked 97 loaves of bread and cinnamon rolls for a customer list of ten (I only bake 2x a week). I think I could take on a few more customers. Some nights are busy with me baking 10 loaves; others are slow with only 2 loaves in the oven. I certainly would not rely on a small home-based bakery to ensure my financial security, but I enjoy it and make enough money to make it all worth while. And, I am spreading organic vegan bakery love around the neighbourhood.

14 comments:

Ricki said...

Good for you! I loved doing my baking "on the side," but found that birthday cakes and other decorated goodies were both too expensive and too time-consuming to keep going. I never did learn how to make bread, though--sounds like a perfect thing to do for relaxation (and your house must smell divine!).

Sarah said...

good for you! love the blog - you make some really great stuff.

Bex said...

yup, Christmas shopping for me!

Crystal said...

Hey Vegan Dad! :D

I just started reading your blog a few months ago and have never posted a comment. I just wanted to stop in and say though that I am SO EXCITED for your cookbook! I literally did a dance (or more like a wiggle) of joy! You have really inspired me to try cooking more adventurous stuff for myself. I'm not 100 Vegan yet but I've learned a lot from your blog and am so happy I found it. Keep up the good work and thanks!

miss v said...

exciting. i will most definitely be buying the book!

Søren said...

You have at least one buyer for your book! Your blog is very inspiring, even for a long-time vegan like myself (been veg for 18 years). Your lunch meat has become a staple here although I don't know if I'm ready to try the homemade pasta due to previous attemps being rather unsuccessful. Good luck with the book, and keep up the good work here! All best from a guy in Scandinavia.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I am so glad you are enjoying your bakery adventure. I know that everything must taste incredible. Glad to hear about your cookbook. I can't wait to get it. Enjoy!

Bianca said...

Oh, I can't wait for the cookbook! I'm a fan having something on paper and in my hand. Glad the bakery is going well!

Cesia said...

I'm excited about the cookbook!

Let me know if you need any help with layout/design on it.

- Cesia.
http://ceceatitagain.blogspot.com

happyherbivore.com said...

100 pgs? yowsa! My next e-cookbook is only about 17 pages and I'm ready to pull my hair out. You rule SK! & totally rad photo.

Vegan Dad said...

happy herbivore,
Thanks! It's called Microsoft clip art.

Jessica said...

Looking forward to it!

Laura said...

I can't wait until your book is ready!

Amanda said...

Oh goody! I wish every food blogger would do this! Can't wait for the cookbook announcement! Will be first in line!