A Spoonful of Promises,  my first book-child,  officially had its publication day today! (though copies have gradually been sallying forth from the warehouses for a couple of weeks now)

There was even a first, kind review from a colleague at a respected small cookbook firm; the author went so far as to try out the soul cakes recipe! it being the time of year and all.

Spoonful‘s  own author celebrated by taking the whole family to her dad’s assisted living facility to shower.  After three days without power after the freak Halloween storm, this was no small luxury.