Did you ever start out to do a thing, and then it evolved into a different thing? A second thing that resembled, honored and took strength and identify from the first thing, but in the end, became its own new thing?
That’s what has happened to the Glover Gardens Cookbook. I set out to capture recipes for my family (see About, if you’re really interested). But then, I realized that the stories around the recipes were equally important and should be shared, too, as in Sweet Potato Biscuits: Family History, Love on a Plate. And since I have this platform, why not share my amateur poetry and the almost daily haiku that pops into my head like random mice in a field? And travel stories, and the seemingly almost daily musical compositions that pop into my son’s head like lilies in a field? And speaking of lilies, how could I not share the amazingness of nature and the world that surrounds me, here at Glover Gardens, northwest at Little House in the Rockies, and everywhere I travel?
I talked about some of this in my blog’s second anniversary post earlier this month, with the wonderful quote from Emile Zola: “I am here to live out loud!” And now, it’s time to take action. I think. Maybe. Because I’m not sure that the content of the Glover Gardens Cookbook matches its name, although I remain very committed to capturing and sharing recipes, and still plan to publish that cookbook one day. But the blog is now more like a collection of stuff you’d find in the Life section of a publication than a cookbook.
So I’m curious to know what you think: Does the Glover Gardens Cookbook need a new name?
All ye who have encouraged me, the post-likers and blog followers and casual lurkers and friends, I’d love to hear from you in the poll below, in which I’ve collected a few possible new names. I’m hoping to get some new ideas from you, as well, either in the post comments or the Other choice in the poll.
Copyright 2017, Glover Gardens Cookbook. Featured image photo credits to stephrobbins.com.