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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Memorabilia: Group project

In 2008, I was part of a group of innkeepers who were asked by the Bed and Breakfast Association of Kentucky to produce a hard back recipe book to raise funds for the organization. The project was successful and we sold many books.
(Marsha Burton, tech person, Nancy Hinchliff, Nancy Swartzel, Carol Stenbeck and Devona Porter)
We traveled throughout Kentucky visiting the various bed and breakfasts across the country in an effort to bring as many of them on board as possible. Those who were interested were asked to submit four to six recipes, to be tested by the committee, for publication in the book. We hired a professional photographer to take pictures of their inns, which would run with the recipes.

The project was work intensive, as we did all the designing and writing, as well as assisting the photographer in setting up the photographs. It took us over a year to complete. We ended up with a beautiful book which is still available on Amazon and other book sites.       

 

The cookbook is filled with delicious gourmet recipes and beautiful photographs of prepared dishes, featured Inns, and extraordinary landscapes of Kentucky.




The new cookbook is filled with delicious gourmet recipes and beautiful photographs of prepared dishes, featured Inns, and extraordinary landscapes of Kentucky. It may be purchased at the Aleksander House

- See more at: http://www.innnotes.blogspot.com/#sthash.USmRd3Um.dpuf


The new cookbook is filled with delicious gourmet recipes and beautiful photographs of prepared dishes, featured Inns, and extraordinary landscapes of Kentucky. It may be purchased at the Aleksander House

- See more at: http://www.innnotes.blogspot.com/#sthash.USmRd3Um.dpuf



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Update on publishing my book


For those of you who have been to the Aleksander House or who have been interested in what went on there for the past twenty years, you will probably enjoy the book. It chronicles activity there from the time I purchased the Victorian mansion and turned it into a bed and breakfast to the time I sold it, had a huge estate sale, and moved to Vermont.

From time to time, I will post some excerpts and describe how the process is going. Feel free to ask questions about the process. The copy editing has begun and looks like it will take some time. I really like my editor. I think she has a handle on my writing style and what I wanted to say in the book.

When I bought the house in 1965, it was covered in Ivy. I left it that way until I decided to sell. This is how it looked after we removed all the Ivy in 2015. (see image).

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