Like to cook?

I’ve been saying for the past few months that I’ve really got to get my blog started again and revamp it. I finally found myself motivated enough to begin doing that last night. Part of my motivation: I just put a recipe book up on this week. The other part of my motivation: Spring is on its way! The weather is getting milder, and even with changing the clocks this past weekend, the sun is rising earlier and shining brighter. I always feel invigorated in March and April after the long, cold, damp, and very short winter days.

The little cookbook I have put on Amazon is called Favorites from Amelia’s Kitchen. Perhaps not terribly imaginative, but accurate. 🙂 There are over 35 recipes, mostly vegetarian, some with meat alternatives, and some that are vegan or vegan-adaptable.

Cover of "Favorites from Amelia's Kitchen"

Putting together the cookbook for Kindle was great practice. I’m hoping to have more books — not necessarily such practical ones! — up later this summer and autumn.

Favorites from Amelia’s Kitchen is DRM-free, so you can convert it to whatever format is most convenient for you, and you are free to print out a copy for your personal use.

Here’s the description from the website:

Book Description

Publication Date: March 11, 2012

Favorites from Amelia’s Kitchencontains thirty-nine recipes, including ones for: bread; pizza dough; breakfast, lunch, supper, and dinner dishes; and desserts and baked goods. Many of the recipes are old family favorites, some over 100 years old; others are traditional dishes, and a few are new favorites. The recipes are primarily vegetarian, with some that are adaptable to a vegan diet.Includes active table of contents, including one accessible from the Kindle “Go to” menu. DRM-free.

Product Details

  • File Size: 136 KB
  • Publisher: Apostrophistica Press (March 11, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007JCM2L2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled


Part of my spring revamp of my blog involved changing the theme. I’ve chosen the Coraline theme, though I almost went with Chateau, which is quite elegant looking. I think that Coraline might have a bit more flexibility, though. We’ll see how it works out as I play with it this week.


6 responses to “Like to cook?

  1. That’s great: your first book on Kindle! Yayyy! And it looks great.

    Am gonna download it straight away, of course.

    Congrats to you.

    Now it’s up to the next couple of books this year…I wish it will be a great success!


    • Thanks, Maria! I should have mentioned that it’s also available at Favorites from Amelia’s Kitchen at

      The measures are all U.S. measures, which differ from Imperial (English) measures, even when they bear the same name, but there are conversions available on the web. If you have any questions, let me know!

      • Yep, I know, I’ve purchased it and shared it on my facebook and twitter pages (which I normally don’t use, but your book was a good reason to do that 🙂 )
        I guess you’re talking about ‘cups’ (I could not yet check the contents, will do it in a moment). A cup is about 250 ml, I think?

        • It’s a little less than 250 ml, I think — I’ll have to check. With a lot of things, it won’t matter to have a smidge more or less of an ingredient, but with bread, for example, it could affect the recipe. Whenever I use recipes from German cookbooks, I spend time beforehand writing out the measures — more for the dry ingredients than the wet, since my liquid volume measures are in both U.S. & metric — so I don’t have to do it on the fly, and once it’s done, I don’t have to do it again.

          Do let me know if you have any questions about any specific recipes! 🙂

          I really appreciate your spreading the word, too! (I have a twitter account, but don’t know how to tweet — pretty pathetic! lol!)

          I hope you enjoy browsing through the cookbook and maybe trying a few of the recipes!

  2. I look forward to try, I’m nowadays more enthousiastic about household things. Our kitchen is even neat and clean, since a couple of weeks. So new recipes are very welcome!

    I didn’t use my twitter account for over a year, I think. I found that these 140 key tweets make no sense at all. A few posts were enough to get utterly bored with it. Nevertheless, you could tell me which account you have 🙂

    • It’s @Apostrophistica. You follow me, and I’ll follow you. Since I live in an area with no cell signal, I only could tweet via my computer. I have to confess that when I hear people talking about the ins-and-outs of using twitter, I kind of zone out. I should pay attention. It really can’t be hard, right?

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