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Five Things Friday

About the Author page

The five little things that made my week…

1. My mug on an “About the Author” page. This makes me smile because my parents never understood what a blog was, why anyone would read a blog, and what it means when I say I’m a blogger. (Plus, they just think it’s a funny word to begin with.) But I think they’ll take author!

Acknowledgments page

2. It takes a village to create a book, and my acknowledgments page proves that. Besides the dozens of incredible people who had their hands in editing, proofing, designing, photographing, managing, marketing, press checking, printing, stocking, and shipping The CSA Cookbook, I especially want to give a shout-out to the team of recipe testers who cooked their way through the first drafts of my recipes. Every recipe is tried and true by people like you, whether you’re just learning to cook or you’ve been doing it for decades.

Homegrown pineapple

3. I grew a pineapple!?

Romanesco broccoli

4. The most perfect Fibonacci ever.

Nasturtiums

5. I have nasturtiums growing “wild” all over my yard this winter. Can you say nasturtium pesto and poor man’s capers?

Linda Ly About Author

I'm a plant lover, passionate road-tripper, and cookbook author whose expert advice and bestselling books have been featured in TIME, Outside, HGTV, and Food & Wine. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook is my latest book. Garden Betty is where I write about modern homesteading, farm-to-table cooking, and outdoor adventuring — all that encompass a life well-lived outdoors. After all, the secret to a good life is... Read more »

17 Comments

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    Peggy Zortman
    January 24, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I bet your parents are busting their buttons and telling all their neighbors about your new cookbook!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      January 24, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      They can’t believe I turned out to be a cook, let alone a cookbook author! My dad likes to brag that I got it from him. 😉

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    thefolia
    January 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    OMG I want to grow a pineapple! Enjoy it especially now that you have wonderful news to celebrate. Congrats! I get frustrated explaining what a blog is too to not only my folks but family. Hope your beautiful mug puts everything into perspective for them.

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      January 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Aw, thank you so much!

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    Kimberly @ KimRidge Farm
    January 24, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Congratulations on your book. I can only imagine how much stamina and perseverance it takes. Great effort! Well done!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      January 24, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you Kimberly!

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    Lisa of Fresh Eggs Daily
    January 24, 2015 at 6:57 am

    LOVE your ‘About the Author’ pic! And I get that – my mom says the word ‘blog’ like she really doesn’t get it at all…but she was the first to march down to our local library to demand they stock a copy of my book! I’m so excited for you!

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    • Linda Ly
      Linda Ly
      January 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      That’s so sweet of your mom! Knowing mine, she’ll probably keep a pristine copy on her mantel, and another in her car to show to everyone she sees. 😉 Gotta love the moms!

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